Since being given a "ribbon" by my parents when I was in the first grade of elementary school, I have been captivated by manga and have read and hunted regardless of genre. Manga is now an indispensable part of our daily lives, such as reading in bulk at home on holidays and visiting bookstores and second-hand bookstores when we have free time, as well as on the move. That's why I was very interested in the store, so I visited the event held the day before the opening.
◆ Up to 3 volumes of each title
The trigger is produced by the book review site "Manga HONZ". According to Takuma Kobayashi, one of the reviewers and the representative of Searchfield, which runs the store, Trigger is a place that "provides the joy of encountering unknown manga."
Unlike the so-called "manga cafe", the trigger has only 3 volumes of each title, and the number of types is increasing accordingly. The usage fee is only 1 drink + charge fee (500 yen), and there is no limit to the length of stay (additional orders can be made). It's a place that gives you a chance to meet manga, rather than just reading one work.
The inside of the store, which has a maximum of 30 seats, is an open space like a hideaway cafe in the city. The wall is equipped with a custom-made bookshelf, and manga are lined up from the feet to the ceiling. The inside of the store looks very compact, but it has more than 4,000 titles (12,000 books)!
◆ There is no manga-loving aura drifting from the concierge
The two resident exclusive concierges are Nozomi Nagata, the store manager, and Eiju Rabbit, the deputy store manager. I'm a little overwhelmed by the manga-loving aura that drifts around, but with a very gentle demeanor, I want to talk more and more. Both of them are reviewers of Manga HONZ, and Mr. Rabbit has sold 4,500 books from one review!
◆ What is the fate of Takafumi Horie?
On this day, a talk show was also held by Takafumi Horie, the representative of Manga HONZ, Yohei Sadoshima, the editor-in-chief of Manga HONZ, Takahiro Ozawa of the cartoonist unit "Ume", and Nobuhiko Tsunono, the representative of "Manga Newspaper". It was exciting due to the background of its birth and the circumstances of modern manga.
Finally, when the concierge recommends manga to everyone, there is also a scene where they just start reading crazy. Everyone really likes manga! By the way, Mr. Horie, who likes gourmet manga, recommended "Yukari-chan" (Masaya Tsunamoto / Yuu). I didn't even know it, so I was curious!
◆ I grin without thinking that I understand. "Manga rice" and drinks are also available
At the trigger, drinks and food menus are also manga specifications. If you like manga, you can say "Oh," such as the wine that appears in the wine-themed manga "Drops of God" (Aki Nao / Okimoto Shu), "Tokiwa-so's specialty Tudor" and that "Kinkin chilled beer". All the menu names make me laugh. You can also enjoy the foods that actually appear in the works, such as "Flower's" Shaketo "" and "Midnight Shokudo's" Butajiru Set Meal "".
◆ Events specializing in manga
The trigger is also an event space specializing in manga, and plans produced by sponsor companies will be held at any time. You may have a chance to meet your favorite manga artist, so be sure to check the schedule!
The store is located on the 4th floor of Compal Building, 3-15-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Business hours are from 16:00 to 24:00 (weekdays). There is also an annual membership system where the charge fee is free (annual membership fee of 12,000 yen). There were many works that I was interested in, so I would like to visit again. If you should be crying while reading, please leave it alone ...
Address:3-15-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Compal Building 4F