Oktoberfest and Spring Anime Come Early to Akihabara

I'm pumped for Brynhildr in the Darkness and all the other spring anime starting from this week. And honestly, it's hard not to get excited when you live this close to Akihabara and can experience everything on the ground level. Why, the AmiAmi blog is heading to the Belle Salle monolith for an otaku fest at this very moment. 

Wait, I signed up for an otaku fest, not Oktoberfest! Not that I'm complaining about a chance to enjoy German brews in April. All things considered it could be way more bratwurst. No sense in being a sauerkraut about it.

Enjoy beer, brats and a live band playing everything from drinking songs to do-wop. If you're too young to booze might I recommend the giant pretzels and wiener curry. Mmm, taste the Akihabara hospitality! 

Goodsmile Racing was parked outside to remind us not to drink and drive. Does this mean that Miku will be out designated driver for the evening? Wait, get me on the phone with her handlers at Crypton Future Media! I got a great idea for cosplay taxi drivers. Trust me, it's inspiration talking, not the alcohol.

2014 Oktoberfest in Akihabara
Event dates: March 28th-April 6th
Address: -3-12-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Belle Salle Akihabara
Hours: : 11:00-21:00
Official homepage: http://www.okt-fest.jp/okt-akb2014.html

Since they're running at the same time we visitedThe Comic Artist and His Assistants exhibit over at GAMERS. Enjoy a sneak peak of the spring season's hot new romantic comedy!

Our manga author protagonist has stayed buried in his work for so long that he's forgotten how the real world works. So he ends up in all sorts of wacky situations, like trying to cop a feel from his assistant because, as they say, "Write what you know" and the poor guy doesn't know the difference between a butt and a boob. And don't leave him alone to write about women or human behavior in general. Good thing he has a flock of cuties to educate him in 15-minute comedic spurts. Hopefully his career doesn't get cut short by a run-in with an honest-to-goodness yandere. 

Event dates: March 28th-April 6th 
Address: 1-14-7 Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Takarada Building 7F
Hours: 10:00-21:00
Official homepage: http://www.anibro.jp/museum/index_mangakasan.html