That’s right anime lovers, Toronto has its very own anime café. Located in Markham, it’s the first of its kind in Ontario. Akiba Kissa has a large stock of English mangas (including the incredibly popular Fullmetal Alchemist), specialty desserts (featuring lovable characters like Pikachu and Totoro), a gaming room, and a screening room with access to all of the anime on CrunchyRoll. It’s pretty much anime heaven.
The admission is $15, but this gets you one of their specialty drinks and unlimited access to the entire facility. Personally, I spent most of my time slaying at Mario Kart on the Wii U. They also hold special gaming events, where gamers can come in large groups and face each other on the custom-built arcade style machines in the back room.
If that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, the café is also stocked with rare merchandise. From Star Wars action figures to Super Mario vinyl figures, this Japanese inspired café caters to your inner fanboy/fangirl.