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2024.4.13 update

Address: 3-11-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Gbe5roUoWpSB8kmu7
Access:  5-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station.
Opening Hours: Everyday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Website: https://www.mandarake.co.jp/dir/cmp/

MANDARAKE COMPLEX is a used goods buying and selling store, primarily focusing on magazines, DVDs, and video games. However, it's more than just a regular recycle shop. It has a dedicated "Figures" floor where you can find a wide selection of Gundam figures and plastic models, as well as figures and official merchandise from Evangelion and One Piece. Most of the items sold in this shop are second-hand, and their prices vary significantly depending on their condition. Even among used goods, rare items fetch high prices, especially if they're in good condition. The figure floor of this shop is lined with glass showcases displaying valuable items like Gundam figures. Products are priced from around $10, with rare items exceeding $500. The interior of the shop is dimly lit and very narrow, but it gives off a vibe similar to browsing through precious exhibits in a museum. It's a recommended spot for those seeking rare Gundam figures, plastic models, and Evangelion merchandise. This shop is well-known and popular among both locals and foreign visitors, hence it's always crowded.

MANDARAKE COMPLEX is located just a short walk from Akihabara Station, with Animate Akihabara nearby. The shop is highly renowned and often crowded due to the large number of visitors. If you want to see Gundam or Evangelion figures, head towards the back of the first-floor shop where there's an elevator to access the figure floor. The figure floor is very narrow, making it difficult for people to pass each other, with glass cases displaying the merchandise lining the area. This shop deals in incredibly rare Gundam and Evangelion goods that even Japanese otaku would be amazed by, so I highly recommend paying a visit. You might come across rare items here that you've never seen before.