In 2003 we opened our first shop as a rental showcase in the “Akihabara Radio Kaikan”. In 2011 we opened our second shop in the “AKIBA Culture’s ZONE”. Now we have over 1600 showcases in our two shops. In the shops, several items are displayed together in each showcase; figures, stuffed animals, plastic models, idol goods and photos, retro games, trading cards and original products are all on display. We handle a wide range of genres.
Our shop offers a service to private individuals with sought after collectibles to sell, to put their merchandise in to our showcases. The owners of the merchandise decide the price they wish to set. We then sell their items on their behalf. The showcase owner will pay a small sales commission on items and a usage fee for the showcase, to contribute to the costs of running our shop. The type of items differ by owner, so you may find animation figures, comics, idol goods, and games from a variety of genres. Sometimes you may even discover a rare or hard to find limited item. Unlike buying from an auction site or other Internet outlet, when you buy our merchandise you can verify the condition of it yourself, giving a much greater level of confidence in your purchase.
A 5-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station, there is a shop on the fourth floor of the commercial building “AKIBA Culture’s ZONE” that is located in the corner of a back street. The shop has more than 1000 showcases and they're packed with attractive merchandise. Of course we sell major anime merchandise like “Dragon Ball” and “One Piece”. We also sell the latest popular anime merchandise like “Sword Art Online”, “Love Live!” and “Kan Colle”. We offer a wide variety of figures and collectibles. In addition, we sell idol photos, movie goods, and special effects figures. So if you are interested in “Japanese POP Culture”, you can enjoy this at the same time as you are shopping. Do you want to join the treasure hunting? We can help you to find that special treasure you’ve been searching for!
It was very easy to shop even when it was my first time. The shop staff was kindly and frankly explained and taught me. The shopping experience here, is like visiting an amusement park rather than just shopping. You will enjoy Astop even just watching a lot of showcases.