Starting in 2020, Toranoana began opening what it calls “in shops,” satellite stores that operate inside preexisting branches of other otaku specialty stores and book shop chains.
Dojinshi specialty shop will live on in other capacities, but its 28-year-run in Akihabara is coming to an end.
So it comes as a saddening shock that the dojinshi (self-published manga) specialty store is shutting down its last remaining branch in Akihabara, the Akihabara A store.
Even sadder for fans is that the chain is also permanently closing five other locations, which will leave only one full-fledged Toranoana shop in all of Japan after the others close on August 31.
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