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On September 20, Sega officially closed their Sega Ikebukuro GIGO game center. According to an announcement made on August 2, the location’s lease expired, and the building will be renewed.
Sega streamed a 97-minute presentation of the facility’s closing ceremony, which has been archived on YouTube.
Sega Ikebukuro GIGO first opened its doors in 1993. In 1998, the location saw the opening of the Sakura Cafe and Taisho Romando: a Sakura Wars themed cafe and merchandise store. Both the cafe and Taisho Romando would remain fixtures of the game center until March 2008, when both attractions closed their doors.