Continued from Day 2: Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum.
Located within the concrete jungle that is Shinjuku, Square Enix Showcase is less like a museum (such as Ghibli Bijutsukan) and more like the Evangelion Store Tokyo 01 in Harajuku — a merchandise and collectibles shop that also runs special exhibits of their latest or most popular titles.
The store is split into two levels: a general area for the relatively inexpensive merchandise, and a mezzanine level where the pricier stuff is kept. The featured display for this month in the general section was for the anniversary celebrations of Draqon Quest. There were piles and piles of Slime and Slime King plush toys on display, occasionally joined by Chocobo and Moogle collectibles from the company’s Final Fantasy lines.
The limited section on the other hand featured more adult-orientated collectibles such as leather goods, jewelry, and figures — both playable and display-only. I was immediately drawn to the Final Fantasy VII Italian silver bracelets and necklaces, but at JPY 60,000 (about PhP 30,000) a pop it was a bit much, even for someone as crazy as me.
Last but not least, I got to visit mai waifu Sephichuuuu — still beautifully encased in materia like the last time I saw him. If there’s anything good I have to say about 2D waifu, it’s that they are very loyal ❤ The last time I saw him was way back in 2007 — and besides some occasional shenanigans with Cloud, he has never betrayed me.
Now if I can only get rid of that pesky Black Materia so I can take a peek underneath…
Continued in Tokyo Anime Fair 2012 Event Report.