Mekakucity Actors Hijack Marui Annex

The name is spreading across the Interwebs like a virus--Kagerou Project. What is it? A novel, a manga, a series of Vocaloid songs? It's all these things and more. What started as a string of hot tracks from Jin (AKA Shizen no Teki P) exploded into a media mix sensation that culminated in Mekakucity Actors, this season's anime offering from production house Shaft and Bakemonogari director Akiyuki Shinbo.

Even though the anime just hit the airwaves the franchise has been around since February 2011 and there's a huge backlog of character goods to match. So it's off to the Marui Annex in Shinjuku to shed some light on the mystery!

The anime adaptation is everything you'd expect from Shinbo--architecture porn, disturbingly wide angles and rapid-fire banter. The show revolves around a hikikomori NEET protagonist that falls in with the Mekakushi Dan, a gang of kids with superpowers that originate from their eyes. Can a concept album be adapted into a coherent plot? If the story ends up hard to follow, at least it'll match the visuals.

You can never have too many hoodies! You can rock the short sleeve versions on all but the hottest summer days. They say fashion demands personal sacrifice, and dressing like the cast of Mekakucity Actors is a guaranteed trip to martyrdom. Forget the haters, find your own style!

Event dates: April 16th-May 7th 
Address: 3-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Hours: 10:00-21:00
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