I managed to find some of the Higurashi figures I was looking for, and some anime style Pinky St. figures in Akiba. I only really like "cute" gashapon figures, so I bought the Higurashi set and the chibi Haruhi set and some others. ^o^
I've heard of Nakano Broadway before, but didn't manage to go there last time. What's it like there? I've been to Den Den Town in Osaka, which had a nice selection (especially secondhand doujinshi).
Yes, that really was an unfortunate and tragic incident. I heard the police have been on the look out for copycat killers and I sincerely hope it'll never be repeated. ;_;
Akiba really is such an interesting, unique area. Aside from the big named stores, there seem to be hundreds of tiny shops and I could have spent several weeks there and still not being able to visit them all. I really liked the gashapon and secondhand doujinshi stores.