Akihabara is one of the well known hot spots in Japan. Situated in Tokyo, it attracts a plethora of people interested in anime, manga, games, and electronics. Kim Dao, a beauty and lifestyle Youtuber, is well known for her obsession with the Pokemon franchise. In the fall of 2016, Kim Dao and her friend, Sunnydahye, recorded their excursion to Akihabara donning matching Mew sweaters.
Their first stop was the maid cafe known as “Maidreamin.” A unique business where the waitresses are dressed as maids while they provide both food and entertainment to the customers. The food wasn’t merely just set down on the table. Characters were drawn on them using sauces. Additionally, a series of hand gestures from the maid, with Kim Dao and Sunnydahye participating, added a “magical spell” to make the food more delicious. Entertainment was also provided in the form of singing and dancing on a small stage.
Next on the agenda was anime goods store Animate. The store features a variety of merchandise from figurines to keychains to stuffed toys.
They then followed it up by entering a cosplay store. Kim Dao showed examples of cosplay outfits from the popular series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) and Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin).
Right after they visited a gachapon store which features vending machines containing various capsule toys.
Lastly, Kim Dao and Sunnydahye played at an arcade center.