The Idolmaster compels otaku and gamers to get to Shinjuku Station at the crack of dawn for some cool free merch.
Come with us as we take you through some of the interesting things you can discover inside one of the country’s most historic stations and the busiest train station in the world.
We try out the new system at a high-tech digital vending machine in Tokyo.
It’s time to go to Shinjuku Station.
Shinjuku Station has been transformed for a limited time with anime girls on pylons and stages and huge animated digital LED displays!
Battery drained from playing too much Pokémon GO on the train? Don’t worry, there’s a Slime for that.
Duelists and anime fans drawn to the sight of 7,000-plus gleaming, mint-condition collectible cards from the hit franchise.
Now you can be a hero, one brick at a time!
“East exit, West exit, South exit, new South exit…The number of exits is the number of possibilities.”
They might seem like uplifting words at first glance, but panic erupted in Tokyo this week as the above poster was hung in the world’s busiest train station, Shinjuku, hinting at the imminent addition of yet more exits. Could it really be that the station residents of Japan’s capital city have playfully dubbed “the dungeon” may be about to get even more complicated?
Nothing says Dragon Quest like its adorable mascot, the smiling, teardrop-shaped slime. With appearances in almost every Dragon Quest title, a slew of associated merchandise, and even its own video game, the series’s blue slime is instantly recognizable to many fans around the world.
And until March 1, not one, not two, but 100,000 of these blue critters will line one wall of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station in the form of a massive bubble wrap sheet. Now it’s up to the passersby to pop each slime into oblivion and become the heroes they were born to be.