At the time we last covered Manga Factory, a new publishing venture by ex-Aurora Publishing employees, the company hadn’t publicly revealed any specifics as to their business model or licenses, except that they would be focusing heavily on digitally distributed content.
While the revealing of any licenses may be a little further off, Manga Factory did make an announcement this past week, revealing their new tour division. Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like.
Come September, Manga Factory will launch its “Escape to Tokyo” tour, which, as the website indicates, seems to be geared primarily at women (although, guys are allowed, too). Here’s a rundown of the activities, quoted directly from the site:
- Attend the world famous Tokyo Game Show: (https://tgs.cesa.or.jp/english/)
- Visit the best otaku spots in Akiba, Nakano, and Ikebukuro. (A must for all otaku visitors!)
- Shopping in Shibuya and Harajuku. (Girls, it’s time for some hardcore shopping!)
- Relax at Butler Cafes & Cross-Dresser Cafes: (www.butlerscafe.com/, butlers-cafe.jp/, akibakotower.com/queen-dolce/ )
- Go to a real Host Club in Kabuki-cho: (https://www.air-group.jp/)
- Watch a Drag Queen Show in Shinjuku 2-chome: (https://www.alcazar.ne.jp)
- Participate in a Cosplay Festa: Organizers will rent a studio and/or some other location so that attendees can join in the cosplay fun as well as take pictures. There are many, many Cosplay Festa events in Japan, and here is just one example.
- Attend an all-night Cosplay Dance Party with music by an anime song DJ: (https://www.cosplayheaven.jp/cosplayheaven.html )
- Takarazuka Show: (https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/html/index.html )
- Ghibli Museum: (https://www.ghibli-museum.jp/ )
- Tokyo Tower Sightseeing: (https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/333/index.html )
- Tokyo Bay Cruise: (https://www.suijobus.co.jp/index.html )
The tour takes place from September 13th – 20th. No prices have been announced yet, but you can sign up at the tour site for e-mail updates.