Sunday, August 9, 2009
One of the interesting things about Akihabara is that it's a popular destination for people wanting to buy games (it's not the only destination, and other major cities in Japan have their own version of Akihabara so it's not like it's all that unique, but it is highly visible). And as a result, there are advertisements that pop up in the Akihabara train station that you don't see elsewhere.
Specifically, I'm talking about "Which Witch?" this time. The promo consisted of the billboard booth seen in the photos, and two TV screens at each end running ads of the title. So far, the only hits showing up for "Which Witch?" in English are for a children's book written in 1979, a musical (1987), a Milton Bradley board game (1970) and an album. The link for the Japanese thing here seems to be for a trading card game and a character song CD. I'm thinking that the Japanese thing is unrelated to the other stuff, but I may be wrong.
The booth was put up for only 1 or 2 days, and was taken done immediately afterwards.