Giant Robot 2 GR 2
MALCOLM JOHNSON SawtelleJapantown
One of the things that makes successful ventures successful is the usually the singular vision of one person. Y’see, the trick is to make something, very narrowly, very specifically you, and then hope others will see the uniqueness of what you’ve done, and hop on board.
Giant Robot owner, Eric Nakamura likes…well, Giant Robots. He has ever since he was a kid. He’s also a Sawtelle Japantown guy, having grown up in the area back before it was known as Little Osaka (read Eric’s post on his thoughts to the changes occurring in Sawtelle Japantown).
So what do you do if you if you’re from Sawtelle Japantown and have a hankering for the good stuff in Japanese Pop Culture? Well, most people would open a Comic Book store and be done with it. But calling the Giant Robot Store a “comic book store” is seeing things through too narrow a lens. Sure, Giant Robot is a temple of Japanese Pop Culture and Japanese-American tributes to said Japanese Pop Culture, but it’s more than that. (Continued at SawtelleJapantown)