地球をアイスピックでつついたとしたら、ちょうどいい感じにカチ割れるんじゃないかというくらいに冷え切った朝だっtI can’t stop asking myself why I have to be here. As usual, I left home, headed to school, took six classes, and I was going to the classroom of our SOS Brigade to have a nice tea served by Asahina-san. But before that, I got caught by Haruhi, and asked to do an errand. Nah, not asked, but forced! As you may know, I have no choice but obey her. Otherwise…right, Koizumi? There would happen a closed space and bring about such a catastrophe, eh? I know, I know. I shall do that as you have commanded. So? What do you want me to do now?…WHAT? Go to 乙女ロード[Otome Road] and get some doujinshis? Are you saying I must go there? That district? “Yes, you have to obey her, otherwise we have no idea what will happen.” Damn Koizumi! Alright! I gotta go, does it settle, right?
…So this is why I am here. Today is going to be my worst day in all of my life. Will you follow me? I will show around.
Needless to say, 乙女ロード[Maidens' Road] is a holy place for fujoshis(BL fangirls). In Ikebukuro[池袋], Tokyo, there is a certain district where some anime-related shops or doujin-related bookstores line. Crossing Sunshine and Tokyu Hands, you will sense something if you are a fujoshi. The scent of BL! Yes, that is 乙女ロード[Otome Road].
So here is the center of Otome Road. You can see a big map here. There are indeed four K-BOOKS total here. And each of them is a bit different.
So I have to find out the doujinshi that Haruhi wants…let’s go to the left first.
On the left side, you will see まんだらけ[Mandarake] which mostly handles doujinshis. The head is in Nakano Broadway, but this Mandarake has quite a few BL dounjishis as well. But umm…the stairway to the entrance looks like a way to the dungeon!
Go straight, and you will see K-BOOKS on the second floor of the building. You can use a locker here. I shall put this damn bag into it.
On the first floor, there is a butler cafe named Swallowtail. Unlike any other crossdressing cafes, the trained male butlers serve you. There is even an doorman. But remember, you need to make a reservation in advance. If you are lucky, you can enter with no reservation when the seats are available. But most of the times, it’s full of reservations.
Pass the building, or you will see another K-BOOKS. This is the end of Otome Road. Whew…looks like there is a less scent of fujoshis around here.
Okay, turn around. Let’s go back to the street. I yet to find out more…
Even if you can’t see a handsome butler, you still have a chance to eat the sweet cakes served by Swallowtail at this patisserie. This is behind Mandarake.
Pass the central of Otome Road, you will see K-BOOKS again. Here is the oasis for male otakus becuase those doujinshis here are for male.
There is a last K-BOOKS. Here you can buy some costumes on the second floor. Since K-BOOKS is a secondhand bookstore, all the costumes are so.
So on the other end of Otome Road, there is 8-story animate. This is the tallest building at Otome Road, so it is the most remarkable.
A bit far from Otome Road, there are still some more spots you should go. But wherever you go, a word 女性向[joseimuke] is stalking you.
まんがの森[Forest of Manga] used to handle bishoujo comics, but they had to switch the side for some reason(is it obvious?).
UGAAH! Damn Koizumi! He is f**king me! How come I am uke!? どいつもこいつも俺を受けにしやがって！たまには俺を攻めにした同人誌も描け！…って、そういう問題じゃねえし。
So my errand ends this way. Well, I have no idea where Haruhi makes me go, but if I have to come here again for some reason, I will be your host if you like.