Yesterday was a national holiday in Japan. I went to Kichijouji (my next station) to pick up a special issue of Yowamushi Pedal 30 that I had reserved at Animate. The whole city center had been lit up with colourful Christmas decorations.
The book itself wasn’t anything special to be honest, especially since I had already read it! But I got some fun stickers and mainly wanted to try the reservation process anyway; before the release date, you pick a little paper slip next to the sign that advertise the new product in the shop and give it to the staff, who register it with your Animate card. Then you have a week to come back and buy it once the product is released.