Taishou Romandou, Ikebukuro

Nov 01 2003

Well, we finally made it to the Sakura Taisen shop after about a year of wanting to visit. It was even wackier than we’d hoped. That a niche video game can have its own store and cafe open year-round pleases me much. If you are so inclined, you can spend 8000 yen on a model of your favorite character, or several tens of thousands of yen on a replica of Erica’s machine gun from Sakura Taisen 3. If you’ve got time to kill and you want to read about just why I like this game so much, there is a [stupid essay][1]. [1]: http://jetfuel.metalbat.com/sakura.txt