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Anime Sweets a Big Hit In Akihabara

Date: 2005 October 24 15:24

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An enterprising confectionary company has discovered out how to make money from otaku! According to the Mainichi Daily News, Matsuya the 120 year sweet shop has had a huge hit selling traditional Japanese sweets sold in bags with anime characters printed on. Matsuya is based in Akihabara, the Japanese electronics district in Tokyo, a place frequented with otaku. This started 10 years ago when they first printed customers messages on the bags. At the end of last year they were approached by an Akihabara regular who wanted his own anime character printed on the candy bags, since then the sweets have proved popular with anime fans in the area!

Source: Mainichi Daily News
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