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The M. Weekend Shopper: Soho, London – Adanami Shobo

30 Brewer Street,

London W1F 0SS

020 7437 5238 ‎


Situated in Brewer Street, Soho, Adanami Shobo is a shop with it’s window display pasted with various manga & anime posters which have yellowed and which quality has been degraded through either sun exposure and simply time. At first glance, the shop’s sign is absolutely misleading, it is in fact still the sign of the ex-tenants or owners of the shop who were apparently dry-cleaners; the sign has been there well over many years.  Continue reading


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The M.Weekend Shopper: Valentine’s Day Gifts – Part 4

Hey-ho! It feels like a while since we last posted part 3 so I’m feeling rather excited to welcome thee to Part 4 of our Valentine’s Day gift recommendations. There quite a few stuff to oogle at.

Now, now settle down.

YOU, coming in with a cup of coffee/tea, you’re late. I mean obviously I can’t see you, but if you were about to sit down with a cup of coffee/tea then spooky, slash exciting moment.

Now if you have no idea why you are reading this post(which happens to be highly unlikely), let moi fill you in. Let’s say, right here, right now, you’re pulling your hair out, down in the dumps or alternatively, you’re a witness to a scene which involves your own soul evaporating. Why? You have no idea what to get your love one maybe? You’re single but you just want to get into the Valentine spirit! (I admire your enthusiasm!) You want your baby to go gaga over you? You wanna gaga yourself. Well, our little cheekies, we’re here to help you.

Right, if you’d like to get up to speed, here are links to part 1, part 2 & part 3 . We’ve mildly revamped & prett-ify them further & we added additional items into part 3 since creating another post will make things messy.

You have photographic memory? Let’s get on with part 4! Coincidentally, the selection this time round carries a heavier price-tag and the whole special men’s selection is pretty deprived. Continue reading


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The M.Weekend Shopper: Valentine’s Day Gifts – Part 3 *Inexpensive Thrills* UPDATED

Welcome back for the next part of M.W’s Valentine’s Day gifts! This is our inexpensive thrills edition where we try our best to offer items that do not pass the USD $20 mark. Being half broke doesn’t mean you can’t get good gifts – and that is why we’re here to help you!

If you didn’t realise already, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (o.k. there’s 3 weeks left but still) . Time to scout for gifts dear peeps. If you refuse to meddle with the affairs of the love-birds or love-birds in-making, maybe you can get these for yourself too.

*Update: I’ve added more recommendations instead of creating a new post. i think creating too many parts might be too messy.

Check out Part 1 & Part 2.

Here we go:

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M.W Shopper: Giri-Giri Stuff~ Part 2

Sorry for spamming M.W with shopping posts. We’re not turning into a shopping blog, but I think that these posts might helpful because personally, I like being updated about this stuff(oops, personal feelings seeping in). I think it’s fantastic that we can get anime/manga inspired items, items that is not necessarily linked directly with anime/manga but things we can wear/use/decorate or whatever, things that are not restricted to just tankōbon or cosplay items – things that we can also cherish in every-day life with some good anime/manga inspiration.

Anyway, giri-giri stuff must be done ASAP, or else you guys might cry by the time things are sold out. Lol. Unlikely I guess. Not unlikely for me. LOL.

In this part 2 post we’re featuring UniQlo clothing for him & her, here we go:

For Him




The latest installment in the action game series “Monster Hunter” has been released in Japan! In this game, players take on the task of hunting huge monsters. While keeping the feel of the “Monster Hunter” series alive, this game is filled with new element monsters, new regions, and Yukumo Village, which boasts an ambiance of its own. It is time to embark on a quest to these new hunting grounds with your hunting partners and the new, powered-up Felyne Comrades!

M.W: This collection seems to be U.K exclusive & it only has a men’s line. I’ll update this post again if I find out that it’s available elsewhere. It’s a very fun collection! Even if you do not play Monster Hunter, its a really nice T-shirt to toss on. Selling out fast as with the Naruto collection. Continue reading


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M.W Shopper: Giri-Giri Stuff~ Part 1

Our first M.Weekend Shopper – Giri-Giri edition! Why giri-giri? Giri-giri is an expression for English equivalents such as “just made it” & “close call.” We aim to slot various limited edition merchandise that we think are interesting in this shopping post.

Just a note: Most of the merchandise that we update you on are usually anime/manga inspired.

Hope you’ll find this helpful!

For Him:

Naruto x UT (UniQlo Printed T-Shirts)

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The M.Weekend Shopper: Valentine’s Day Gifts – Part 2

Here in Manga Weekend, we understand that choosing gifts can be difficult; heck, just admit it’s hard okay? I’m sure you’ve been on Google or Yahoo or [insert search engine here], searching for gift ideas but yet, heck again! Why are they so VAGUE? Anime posters, action figures, buy him his favourite anime set? Pft. That’s why, we, are here to help you! We aim to give you a selection of specific products and maybe they can give you ideas too! And well, if you didn’t find anything special – we’ve got nothing to say to you.

Now, welcome back to Part 2 of the M.Weekend Shopper’s edition of Valentine’s Day gifts! Valentine’s Day hasn’t even cross your mind yet? Well, M.W are once again here to remind you! Best to plan early for your beloved sweethearts. If you didn’t get any ideas from Part 1, well here we go again! I’m quite excited about this batch!

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The M.Weekend Shopper: Valentine’s Day Gifts – Part 1

Tis’ the season of spring – that is coming. Season of the new beginnings, renewal, and the welcoming of the bright sun(If you live in the upper hemisphere that is).

Perhaps you want to rejuvenate your love? Going steady recently have you? Chasing that potential partner? M.Weekend is here to help you!

For Him:

Struggling? A dilemma?


“Silver pendant with a motif of “FINAL FANTSY VII” Cloud’s arm bangles. It is stylishly decorated with black carbon.

Size:H / 0.51 inches × W / 0.56 inches, Chain Length / 17.72 inches

Via Square-Enix website

M.W: Final Fantasy VII is widely perceived to be the masterpiece of the Final Fantasy compilation. Get this ultra stylish pendant for that special person, it’ll easily match any wardrobe & make a fashion statement. Even one of the characters from Final Fantasy VII is called Valentine(Val entine’s Day get it? hehe). May Cloud be with you.

Retails at £ 138.00 on the Square-Enix website.

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The M.Weekend Shopper: Venice ~ Ponte Santi Apostoli 4452

Ponte Santi Apostoli, 4452
30121 Venezia, Italy
(The building on the left)

My short holiday in Venice mainly consisted of treasure hunting instead of sight-seeing, there were simply too much to buy. I stopped at nearly every single shop that sold from murrino pendants, murano glass objects, Venetian masques to marbled paper products. While journeying from Piazzale Roma to San Marco square through the passages and alley-ways of Venice, I stumbled into shop selling Venetian sourvenirs, post-cards and humourous t-shirts.  I tried scouting for the name of the shop but I did not have any luck. I later found out that many shops in Venice are identified by shop number as opposed to a name; I’ll just refer to the shop as 4452. Continue reading

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The M.Weekend Shopper: London ~ TokyoToys

London Trocadero Shopping Centre,
7-13 Coventry Street
Piccadilly Circus
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 3370 8916


Mon-Fri: 12pm-8pm
Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 12pm-10pm
Open on all bank holidays


Situated in one of London’s most famous road junctions and meeting places, Tokyo Toys is located in Piccadily Circus and sheltered within the Trocadero shopping centre. The floorspace is utilised to its fullest, with hand-held sized items obtaining most of the space. There’s a huge and fantastic variety of key-chains and many other little merchandise occupying the centre of the store. The right hand of the store is charmed with soft plushies as well as messenger bags adorned with your favourite anime/manga. Continue reading

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The M.Weekend Shopper: London ~ Japan Centre Part 1

19 Air Street
Tel: 020 3405 1150





Tucked away from the more popular alleys of Soho and the bustling crowd out on a rampage in Regent Street, the Japan Centre bookshop is positioned roughly in between London’s former red-light district and the popular shopping district. The floor-space within the shop really limits the amount of books carried in-store; it is understandable that one might just call it a convenient magazine shop with extra goodies.

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