I am sad that I was unable to join Japan Expo 2013. To be honest, I was supposed to join it, but I got sick and needed to stay at home. I received many emails from exhibitors of Japan Expo which were much more than I received in 2012. Based on those emails, they should have had more visitors than last year. According to UPI.com, there were over 230,000 people.
Japan Expo in France attracts many fans (Reference: The Japan News)
I will come back to Japan Expo 2014, I am sure!!
I was surprised when I joined Japan Expo 2012 last year in Paris .
There are so many people especially French people love Japanese animation, game, manga and cultures.
Then I assumed that there are a lot of shops in Paris to buy those cosplay goods, manga or anime DVD. Although I do not speak French, I tried to look for those shops in Paris.
Here are the results.
One of my friend took those pictures for me. You may wonder why those pictures are different from mine. That’s the reasons:).
Those shops are on Rue Dante where is close to Notre Dame Cathedral.
It’s not so big street that you may have difficulty to find them.
Also they open around 10-11am on weekdays. It may close on weekend as usual in France.
4 Rue Dante 75005 Paris, France
Manga Shop Little Tokyo
8 Rue Dante, 75005 Paris, France
7 Rue Dante 75005 Paris, France
There is another famous street for Japanese manga and anime culture. I found some information on the internet that that’s a famous street for Japanese animation lovers and it looks like Harajuku in Tokyo. As far as I heard from my friend, there is not so much shops there. However she found out a lot of manga translated in French. Also there are some cosplay clothes.
11 Rue Keller 75011 Paris, France
22 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris
I just wonder where French people who love Manga and cosplay buy a Japanese stuff. I saw a bunch of people who had cosplayed in Japan Expo. Is there any specific area to buy them or do they buy them online?