Horindo book store Comic Plaza in Ikebukuro is going to make a big change to obtain new clients. It will be remodeled and pre-open as “Comic Plaza × Animate” from April 28th.
Changing the atmosphere from the former shop, it will become a book store which adults could also enjoy. This line business was never before in the Animate Groups.
Of course comics and light novels, also 2.5 dimension, TRPG, super heroes, idol albums to boys love, teens love, many sorts of genres will be available. Especially corners for women will be mainly expanded. Speaking of Ikebukuro, a street full of anime shops for women, known as “Otome Road”. Otome Road is located in Higashi Ikebukuro, and this “Comic Plaza × animate” will open at Fujihisa West No.1 building in Nishi Ikebukuro. These places are a little apart, but it will be good to visit both to see what items will be lined up.
“Comic Plaza × animate” will pre-open in April 28th, and grand-open in June 1st. At the day before pre-opening, Comic Plaza will close on 20:00 because of preparing.
From June 1st, special presents for those who buy newly published books, and grand-open anniversary fair are planned. These sort of programs are well known in animate, but no one knows how it will actually be done. Moreover, as animate will manage, a point service, the “animate card”, can be used. This will be available in the same system as the former shops.