Topic: Donjon CD Buyer's Guide to Akihabara [WIP]
Location: Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Purpose of Guide: To provide a resource to assist donjon listeners with going on a CD shopping spree in Akiba.
Note: Input and expertise from other users is very much welcome!
Note: This post is a Work in Progress, I will edit as I have free time.
About: Hidden gem in the basement of what appears to be just a hardware and electronics store from the ground floor. Decent selection of both Touhou and more general donjon albums at fair prices.
Location: Akibaoo B1F, back alleys on the left side of Chuo Dori near the train tracks, one of the many Akibaoo locations indicated by a bright red banner. Spiral staircase is in the back of the store past all the hardware components
Location: Radio Kaikan Building 3-4F
About: Half of 6F is CDs, but I'm not sure if its all just commercial stuff. Will need someone to verify.
Melonbooks 1st Store
About: One of two Melonbooks branches. A lot of porn here. CD section is on the far left aisle. A bit limited selection-wise, but you may find what you're looking for.
Location: Left side of Chuo Dori under the Hirose Entertainment Yard (HEY) Arcade B1F. Entrance is a little weird to find at first, as you have to go through the first floor of the Arcade to find the staircase near the rear.
Surugaya Akihabara Ekimae
About: One of three Surugaya branches. The other two carry Retro Video Games and Figures/Model Kits. Many shelves filled with CDs, the donjon stuff is near the cashier in the back. Rare stuff is in a glass shelf behind the register. Personally my favourite store for CDs, they offer a good selection, fair prices, and nice specials like buy 3 20% off, buy 5 30% off etc.
Location: Surugaya 2F. Next to Card World Tower facing the main road, at the rear of the building to the left of the large Radio Kaikan building near the JR Akihabara Station Electric Town exit.
Toranoana Store A
About: One of three Toranoana Branches, all in the same vicinity. Other 2 locations mostly carry porn. 2nd floor has commercial CDs. 3rd floor carries stuff from the most recent events (C, M3, etc) and has it neatly organized. Has sections for older releases as well.
Location: Toranoana Store A 3F, on the right side of Chuo Dori. It's bright orange and sticks out like a sore thumb.
Note: I can't think of anywhere in Ikebukuro or Nakano that has donjons, but if any of you do I'd be more than happy to broaden this out to all of Tokyo.