Stay on target
A photo opportunity at an ATM may seem taboo, but Japan has embraced the idea with the installation of an Attack on Titan-themed ATM in the Nakano Broadway shopping center. Nakano Broadway is one of Tokyo’s premiere stops for pop culture, anime, manga, and other otaku merchandise. In contrast to the Akihabara scene, Nakano Broadway shops tend to focus on rare and vintage pieces. This means there’s no telling just how much cash you’ll need if you find that one item you’ve been looking for as a centerpiece to your collection.
In recognition of the shopping center’s anime and manga-centric focus and the launch of the second season of the hit anime, Seven Bank has updated the area around their ATM installation with an Attack on Titan motif. Above the ATM you can see Eren and Levi with swords drawn, but the coolest feature comes from the seemingly innocuous hole painted on the wall.
Beside the hole is a sign warning, “Beware of Titans in the vicinity.”If you place your feet on the shoe prints on the floor and take a photo of the wall with the flash on, you’ll suddenly see the image of a titan.
The Attack on Titan scene is scheduled to adorn the Seven Bank ATM until June 30. If you happen to be in the Tokyo area between now and then you can locate the ATM at the following address:
Seven Bank ATM / セブン銀行ATM
Address: Tokyo-to, Nakano-ku, Nakano 5-52-15, Nakano Broadway basement level 1
Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Attack on Titan Season 2 is airing simulcast right now in North America and Japan, so if you don’t mind the subs, you can experience it right now.