Mandarake Shibuya


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Shelves Packed With Manga at Mandarake Shibuya Shelves Packed With Manga at Mandarake Shibuya

Mandarake Shibuya is a huge underground store of used manga, antique toys and other collector's products. It is on the -2 level of the BEAM building in Shibuya, so to get there you need to go down through many stairs, but once there you will find yourself surrounded by large amounts of manga-related collector's products.

Classic Manga Classic Manga

Some antique manga from Mitsuteru Yokoyama, a manga drawer who was born in 1935 and who is considered by many as the father of the giant robots genre. His most famous work was Tetsujin 28-gō. Interesting fact, in Kobe -the hometown of Mitsuteru- there is a real size tetsujin .

Manga Sketches in a Shop Manga Sketches in a Shop

Several manga sketches directly from the hands of their drawers.

Second Hand Manga Full Series Second Hand Manga Full Series

At Mandarake you can find full sets of second hand manga in very good condition. Here is the full Patalliro! set.

Death Note Release Shonen Jump Number Death Note Release Shonen Jump Number

In Mandarake you can also find some interesting Shonen Jump magazines. This one is the December 2003 issue and it is very special because Death Note was published for the first time in this issue. The rest of the history, you already know it :)

Death Note Manga Full Set Death Note Manga Full Set

And speaking about Death Note, here is the complete manga collection. The 12 volumes in the set cost about 20 dollars.

Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan Manga Full Set Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan Manga Full Set

Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is a series about a teen guy who was born with psychic powers. And although maybe many of us dream of having psychic powers, he does not always do so well :D

Adult Manga at Mandarake Adult Manga at Mandarake

We dive a little bit into the darker side of the store. Some manga for adults.

Erotic Manga at Mandarake Erotic Manga at Mandarake

Some erotic manga in Mandarake's shop. Judge by yourself!

Blu-ray and DVD Anime at Mandarake Blu-ray and DVD Anime at Mandarake

Anime is still being sold in physical formats in Japan. While many people think of Japan as a really technological country, there are some old technologies that are still being sold and used everyday here. As for anime there are also a lot of collectors around, so it makes sense that legacy formats like DVD are still selling well.

Anime Series for Sale at Mandarake Anime Series for Sale at Mandarake

Some anime series in DVD and Blu-ray format are available at Mandarake.

Blu-ray and DVD Anime Series at a Mandarake Store Blu-ray and DVD Anime Series at a Mandarake Store

Gundam blu-ray box at Shibuya Mandarake.

Second Hand Nendoroid Figures at Mandarake Second Hand Nendoroid Figures at Mandarake

We now navigate into the antique figures and toys section. In the photo, several boxes of Nendroid figures. This Nendoroid series has released more than 1000 different figures already and I am sure that someone out there have at least one copy from all of them.

Second Hand Saint Seiya Figures at Mandarake Second Hand Saint Seiya Figures at Mandarake

In Japan there are also many collectors of Saint Seiya figures. All figures in the photo have a price tag of over $300.

Antique Japanese Toys Antique Japanese Toys

Some old Japanese toys.

Antique MonsterToy Figures at Mandarake Antique MonsterToy Figures at Mandarake

These are the typical ugly monsters that appear in series like Ultraman or Kamen Rider. Personally I find them horrible, but in Japan they have a lot of fans.

Collectables Toys in Japan Collectables Toys in Japan

Some more toy monsters!

Blythe Collector's Guide at Mandarake Blythe Collector's Guide at Mandarake

In Mandarake there is also a section for dolls: Pullip, Bluthe, ball-joined dolls, Barbie...

Animal Crossing Trading Cards Animal Crossing Trading Cards

Another product available in Mandarake is collectible cards. Personally, I love them and I'm thinking if I should start a new collection :)

In the picture, Animal Crossing cards.

Pokémon TCG Cards at Mandarake Pokémon TCG Cards at Mandarake

Although it was released quite long ago, Pokémon TCG cards are still very popular among players and collectors alike.

Posters at the Mandarake Shop in Shibuya Posters at the Mandarake Shop in Shibuya

Some manga posters at Mandarake's shop.

Manga Shop in Tokyo Manga Shop in Tokyo

So here we are finishing our tour through the Mandarake store in Shibuya. If you enjoyed this post, I also recommend you to learn about some more Mandarake shops in Nakano Broadway, each of them focusing in different kind of products.

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