March at Akiba Underground!
Hi all! Sorry for the late update this month, but we had a convention to prepare for the first week. More on that score later in the newsletter, but first our Magic update!
March Magic Events
It's a new month, filled with new opportunities to play MtG at Akiba! As usual our $10 dollar Tuesday drafts will fire on the 7th, 14th and 21st, at 6pm! FNM will still be every Friday at 6pm for $15. Our flashback draft this month will be Theros, on the 28th. Saturday continues to be for Standard, at 3pm (with one exception). Sunday is still our open play day for EDH, but let's get to the really exciting stuff! This month Modern Masters releases, on Friday the 17th. The week after that we will be doing two Modern Masters Drafts, Wednesday the 22nd at 6PM and Saturday, the 25th at 3PM both for $30 with prizes in Aether Revolt, but a pack of Modern Masters for first place! I plan to have more Modern Masters Drafts in the future, but these will be it for March!
As Amonkhet looms on the horizon like Nicol Bolas' horns there's all sorts of promotional stuff coming down the pipe. We'll be getting promo lands for people who attend 6 or more standard events between now and Amonkhet, and we'll be giving away some special playmats as well! Playmats so special we don't know what art is on them yet!
On the 18th we'll be having another Gundam build night. In addition to our weekly game nights on Wednesday, we will also be doing a game night after the Modern Masters draft on the 25th.
As a heads up to everybody, Akiba Underground will be vending at Anime Boston at the end of the month, on the weekend of of the 31st to the 2nd. As a result, our hours will be a little different that week. We will be closed on Thursday the 30th, and opening late on Friday the 31st. Events will proceed normally with FNM and Standard on Friday and Saturday.
Anime Night Viewing Schedule:
3/11: Mai Hime @ 8pm
3/18: Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory @ 7:30pm
3/25: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie @ 7:30
New Manga and DVD/Blu-Ray Releases March
We continue to expand our manga selection, with the Konosuba and Psycho-Pass manga being added along with new volumes of Tokyo ESP, Fire Force, Tokyo Ghoul, My Neighbor Seki, Gundam Thunderbolt, and a bunch more. We also restocked a ton of the Junji Ito manga.
We also picked up some DVD restocks, so stop in and take a look! Later this month We'll be seeing some more Gundam releases, with the Stardust Memory DVD set dropping.
Merchandise Restocks and New Releases
It's another month, and that means there's more Gundams to be had! I restocked a ton of kits, including the much sought after Beargguys, but they immediately sold out, so I'm going to have to order some more! We've got some neat new blind boxes as well as Love Live and Vocoloid restocks, and more Pokemon TCG Sun and Moon boosters. Next month we're hoping to expand our game selection, but in the mean time feel free to share what games YOU would like to see us carry and support!
Now how about recommendations!
This month, we're going to keep our recommendations, simple and kind of sad. We just got in the new release manga The Girl From The Other Side, which is a quiet and mysterious story about a little girl being raised by a well-dressed shadowy demon. The manga is beautifully illustrated, and the story is both sad and mysterious, and has a slow and dreamy pace similar to Mushishi, with the simple story of why they are in this situation unfolding over the course of the first volume. If you're into supernatural manga, I would definitely suggest starting The Girl From The Other Side!