Today, Nakano Broadway is enjoying a second lease on life as a prime destination for anime and manga fans. When second-hand bookseller Mandarake opened in the area in 1980, it brought a trickle of manga fans to the district. That trickle turned into a flood, and a host of shops offering manga, anime and gaming figurines opened in a 10-story building a short walk from the station to cater to the growing interest. Mandarake alone boasts multiple outlets in the Nakano Broadway shopping complex, and even offers services in multiple foreign languages. In recent years, Nakano Broadway has come to rival Akihabara as a destination for subculture fanatics from across Japan and abroad.