As I’m writing this review, I am in Japan right now! This book is hilarious and helpful, so even if you’ve been to Tokyo before, there are parts in here that will make you laugh then relate. If you have any questions about the comic, the author, Evangeline Neo is quite a delight and is actively on social media. Or ask me!
**Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Winner**For fans of Japanese manga and anime, a trip to Tokyo is an absolute must In this captivating Tokyo travel guide, manga artist and author Evangeline Neo travels to the Japanese capital with her mascots Kopi the dog and Matcha the cat in tow, bringing you to all the otaku sights this city has to offer. She shows you where to shop for manga memorabilia in Akihabara and Nakano, takes you on a tour of famous anime and manga museums like Studio Ghibli and Sanrio Puroland, and shares her experiences at a cosplay studio, a maid and butler cafe, and a manga drawing class. In addition to manga and anime-related adventures, Eva brings readers to all the must-see Tokyo sites as well--from Asakusa's Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Tower and the Meiji Shrine. She also introduces travelers to sushi train restaurants, hot spring baths and a kimono makeover session--even a day trip to Mt. Fuji Along the way, she shows you all her favorite places to shop and eat, and gives advice on what to pack, what to buy, how to get around, and even how to speak a few words of survival Japanese. This manga guide to Tokyo is depicted in charming and humorous drawings and stories, which are as enjoyable for armchair travelers as they are practically useful for visitors to the city. Step into the world of modern Japanese culture through this amusing and unique guide to one of the world's top cities.
About the Author
Evangeline Neo is one of the best-known comic book authors and artists in Southeast Asia. Born and raised in Singapore, her work won her a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation and visual effects at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco; she also has an MBA from Waseda University in Tokyo. Neo has been drawing webcomics since 2007 and has published books that have gained her a wide international following, including Eva, Kopi and Matcha and Eva Goes Solo. Besides a passion for Japanese culture and food, her hobbies include yoga, hiking, traveling, collecting crystals, and feng shui.