Otaku bandwidth buzz tonight. Word of immanent outlawing of a certain segment of second-hand electronics in Japan. Akihabara to be hit hard, right where it hurts: in the the Showa-era AC adaptors (Poor old Super Potato and old dude who sells ancient LD players). And baby, that's cold...
The New Way is set to begin on April 1st, suspiciously around the same time as NTT’s UDX building is due to open. So far, so surgical. But all of this suggests a bid on the part of the Government of Darkness’ Business and Death division to monopolize the spectrum.
As anyone who’s been there knows, the overwhelming amounts of energy generated by electronics found in Akiba is causing time to vibrate faster than normal. By prohibiting the sale of certain consumer goods prior to 2001, and in turn offering the latest models at discount prices over at the Yodobashi Akiba super-store, G.O.D. is hoping to literally tilt the future in their favor.
Counter-ESPY is said to be holding high-level talks in ESPACE regarding these recent developments. Until they come up with a plan, the divisions already present down Chuo-dori (Akiba’s answer to the Yellow Brick Road) stand to get a whole lot deeper.