As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit otaku mecca Nakano Broadway.
From November 21 to December 22, the mysterious and wonderful mall in Tokyo will become home to a pop-up store devoted to Serial Experiments Lain, the cyberpunk series from 1998 that we like very much.
The shop will feature apparel and other limited merchandise from a number of brands and designers like MESSA, Nestorarts and ekoms.
The store is also giving away 10 items signed by the cast and staff of Lain. For a chance to win, follow Messa Store on social media then tag a Lain-related photo with #lainpopup1_50. It’s unclear whether they’ll ship abroad, but it’s worth a try!
The existence of the pop-up store may be related to the fact that Lain went “open-source” for fan projects earlier this year.
Here’s how Funimation describes Lain:
Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate and a number of strange occurrences conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be… not even Lain herself.