If you’re going to Tokyo and have an interest in Japan, It’s very likely that you have an interest in anime and manga. If you’re anything like us here at Otaku in Tokyo, then a big part of the reason for you’re trip to Japan is due to anime and manga. Because of this, it’s only natural that you want to find the best anime and manga merchandise that Tokyo has to offer! There are TONS of anime and manga merchandise shops in Tokyo, it can be hard to know where to start! That’s why we’ve created this handy list of the TOP 9 anime and manga merchandise shops that Tokyo has on offer. All of these stores are my personal favorites to go and shops for anime merchandise!
If you know anything about anime and manga stores in Tokyo, then you’ve probably heard of Animate. It’s a chain store, that has shops all over Tokyo but one of the best shops is located in Akihabara (the hub of all things anime and manga in Tokyo). The store sells everything from anime merchandise to actual manga and even ENGLISH MANGA, depending on which store you go to! The best thing abut Animate is, due to it being one of the main places in Tokyo for anime and manga goods, they sell merchandise from TONS of animes…even ones that not many people know of!
So if you like to watch anime that is not very popular, or you’re simply looking for some great anime merchandise in Tokyo, Animate is where you should head to first! The store is currently collaborating with Kimetsu No Yaiba (Demon Slayer) to bring out some amazing merchandise! For more information on their goods make sure to check out their website! (They even offer international shipping.
4 Chome-3-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021
K-Books is another anime and manga store that is located in Akihabara. Compared to Animate, the store sells more manga than merchandise, however they do still have a good collection of anime merchandise! The store is located in ‘Radio Kaikan’ which is a shopping center full of anime and manga stores. K-Books have other stores around Tokyo but this is the main store, meaning they have the widest selection of anime goods!
A big reason why I love K-Books is the price point. They sell the goods for a fairly good price compared to other anime and manga stores. So if you’re shopping on a budget but looking for some good quality anime and manga merchandise then K-Books is the place to go!
101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 1 Chome−15−16
Although this is technically not an anime merchandise shop, I wanted to include it on the list as it is actually a great place to get your hands on some unique anime merchandise! A ‘gatchapon’ is a popular machine in Japan that allows you to put a small amount of money in, in exchange for a prize. All though all the prizes on offer are on the front of each machine, the catch is that you’re not sure which you’re going to get. This is a fun thing to do, especially when it comes to anime as you’re not sure which character’s goods you’re going to get as a prize which adds a bit of excitement, especially if you get the character you wanted! If you don’t get the one you want, you can always trade with your friends OR sell it at the anime stores nearby!
3 Chome-15-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 104-0061
Mandarake is another chain anime store with one of their main locations being Nakano Broadway. There are two stores in Nakano Broadway, each are decorated amazingly and are perfect for taking pictures in!! But these stores aren’t only good at taking pictures with, they also sell amazing anime merchandise and tons of manga. The stores are full of interesting goods, a lot of which are vintage and limited edition! So if you’re someone who loves collecting, this is a great place for you. The store is super fun to wander around and see what rare and unique goods you can find!
If you want to visit Mandarake, I’d highly recommend going to this one in Nakano broadway. The store has a sense of character and uniqueness that can’t be found at the other locations!
Toy Barn is a store that not many know of however it is great, especially for those who are wanting to buy anime figurines in Tokyo. The store sells a wide variety of anime figurines, especially ones from Shonen Jump animes, such as Naruto and Dragon Ball. Some of the figurines are new and some are second hand but they are all of great quality and are all up for a fairly good price.
You can get all sorts of figurines at this store, from large ones to small keychains…so there’s sure to be something you love there! If you’re a figurine collector, make sure to take enough spending money to this shop as there is sure to be something you want to buy there!
164-0001 Tokyo, Nakano City, Nakano, 5 Chome−52−15
Lashinbang is a store in Ikebukuro which is located on Otome Road which is a road famous for it’s anime and manga shops. This store’s focus is on anime figurines which are on sale for a great price! One of the great things about this store is that the figurines on offer are from a wide variety of animes, so if you’re looking for figures from anime that not many people know of, it’s likely you will find them here!
The store is super fun to browse around and search for figurines of all your favorite characters! The store is great for both beginners in figurine collecting and those more advanced, due to the way the store is set out and it’s range of figurines. Don’t miss this spot if you’re looking for figurines in Tokyo!
170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−2−3
Toranoana has stores in both Akihabara and Ikebukuro. The focus of the store is selling anime and manga magazines and comics. The magazines on offer have information on all the latest anime releases, events and other anime related news. These magazines are super fun to read, even if you can’t understand Japanese! They are a nice memento to have from your trip to Japan and also make great souvenirs!
Other that the magazines on offer, the store also sells comics from a wide variety of anime and manga! This is a great place to browse and see the latest anime magazines on offer.
170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−1−2
They Mugiwara Store is a store located in Shibuya that sells all the One Piece merchandise you could ever want! Most of the merchandise cannot be found in other stores, so if you love One Piece this is definitely somewhere you should check out! Other than all the amazing anime merchandise on offer, the store also has life size figures of all your favorite characters to take pictures with! This makes the store super fun, not just to browse the goods, but also to go with your friends and take some amazing pictures!
B-point anime store is a general anime merchandise store that sells anime merchandise from a wide variety of anime and mangas! One of their main focuses is on Shonen Jump animes, so this is a great place to go if you love Naruto, Haikyuu and other Shonen Jump animes! They have tons of merchandise on offer, from small items such as pins and magnets, to more larger items such as t-shirts and books! It’s a great placed to go if you want to browse some general anime merchandise but don’t want to go to somewhere like Akihabara or Ikebukuro. Due to it’s location, it’s a handy shop to just pop in to, especially if you’re with people who are not interested in anime.
150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−20−7
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