Akihabara is changing. Sure, the electronics stores are still there, including the amazing collection of small passageway stores under the railway lines just there at the station and the stores selling PC parts and duty free electronics. But there is a new game in town: entertainment. The stores along the main street now sell DVDs and video games. You need to venture down the side streets to find the hardcore electronics places now.
The other new thing is the French Maid cosplay cafe. I didn’t know about it until after I’d been this time, and I didn’t see any of them, but it seems that there is a definite transformation taking place.