Akihabara Gadgets Via Video

One of the great things about so much video content coming to the Web is that it gives you an opportunity to virtually visit trade shows, cons, and “scenes” in far away places. One of our favorite sites for keeping up with the gadget scene in Japan is Akihabara News, and with the recent addition of their HD video feeds, we can now see as well as read about what’s going on in Akihabara (the heart of the Japanese electronics, anime, and otaku scenes).

Recent vids have included part 1 of their guide to gadget shopping in the area and a trip to the Tokyo Anime Fair. HD-camera aside, the productions are very lo-tek, and site owner Daimaou’s thick French accent is hard to understand sometimes, but it all just adds to the surreal quality of peeking into this strange world half a planet-spin away.