Shiraki, 36, is a web designer who collects manga and figurines from the seminal Japanese anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. He started collecting manga in elementary school, but got into figures only about four years ago. He has more than 1,000 manga books of all kinds and about 300 figures. He spends about 50,000 yen a month for figurines and 50,000 a month for manga. He reads manga for about three hours everyday at home and one hour commuting on the train.