The Ultimate Haven for Anime and Manga Lovers in Tokyo

Updated: Jun 2

Looking for merchandise of your favorite anime or manga? Look no further! Here are ten anime and manga stores in Tokyo where you can satisfy your otaku cravings.


1. K-books


Source: flickr.com Copyright © 2011 by Manuel Menal Address: 1 Chome-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: Akihabara Station Price range: for as low as ¥200 and up (approximately Php 100.00 and up)

If you’re looking for manga, light novels, and magazines, K-Books is where you should shop. The place is famous for having a large selection of doujinshi or independently published Japanese works. The shop is found in the third and fourth floors of Akihabara Radio Kaikan.


2. Toranoana Akihabara


Source: commons.wikimedia.org Copyright © 2011 by Tomi Mäkitalo Address: 4 Chome-3-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: Akihabara Station Price range: for as low as ¥200 and up (approximately Php 100.00 and up)

This seven-floor complex is famous for selling manga and doujinshi. It also sells computer games and items you can only get from Toranoana branches, such as specialty comics.  Toranoana has many more branches scattered around Japan, but this one is the flagship shop and offers the widest variety of goods.


3. JUMP Shop

Address: 1 Chrome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: found inside First Avenue Tokyo Station Price range: ¥250 and up (approximately Php 120.00 and up)

For merchandise that’s more for the male audience, the JUMP Shop is the perfect place. The shop features items from popular anime and manga such as Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball. Apart from manga and anime figurines, the shop also has clothes that can be used for cosplay, keychains, and a variety of toys.


4. ONE PIECE MUGIWARA STORE

Address: 1 Chome-22-6 Jinnan, Shibuya City Nearest train station: Shibuya Station Price range: around ¥1,000 and up (approximately Php 470.00)

For die-hard fans of One Piece, this store is for you. Shop here for rare One Piece-themed toys, trinkets, and stationery. You can also find limited-edition releases of the manga. Finally, there are figurines that you can buy and take home as well as life-sized ones you can take photos with.


5. Nakano Broadway


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Address: 5 Chome-52 Nakano, Nakano City Nearest train station: Nakano Station Price range: around ¥1,000 and up (approximately Php 470.00)

Nakano Broadway is a shopping mall with four floors. The anime and manga merchandise can be found on the second and third floors. Shoppers can find magazines, anime figurines, and other collector’s items.


6. Akiba Culture Zone


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Address: 1 Chome-7-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: Akihabara Station Price range: around ¥1,000 and up (approximately Php 470.00)

The Akiba Culture Zone is a six-floor department store dedicated to selling anime and manga merchandise. Shop here to find hundreds of thousands of manga, light novels, and magazines for sale. The fourth floor of the building is filled with a vast selection of toys and figurines.


7. Akihabara Gamers Main Store


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Address: 1 Chome-14-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: Akihabara Station Price range: around ¥1,000 and up (approximately Php 470.00)

For merchandise that’s more geared towards a female audience, look no further than the Akihabara Gamers Main Store. It’s is made up of seven floors, all filled with anime and manga merchandise, primarily items that fit the bishōjo (“beautiful girl”) theme. Apart from the usual comics and magazines, this mall also has a large assortment of anime-themed stationery, mugs, and t-shirts.


8. Animate


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Address: 4 Chome-3-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: Akihabara Station Price range: around ¥1,000 and up (approximately Php 470.00)

Animate is a seven-floor complex filled with different kinds of anime and manga merchandise. Each of the floors is organized according to what you can find there – anime goods, game goods, audio/visual goods, and etc. There’s a little bit of everything here, so take your time!  There is another branch of Animate in Tokyo, found in Ikebukuro. About a hundred or so more are scattered around Japan. Internationally, they have stores in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Korea.


9. Mandarake Complex


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Address: 3 Chome-11-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: Akihabara Station Price range: around ¥3,000 and up (approximately Php 1,400.00)

Mandarake is a chain of second-hand stores that specializes in buying and reselling anime and manga merchandise. While it has a lot of stores around Japan, the biggest one is the eight-floor complex in Akihabara. Here, you’ll find second-hand manga, vintage merchandise, and other rare collectibles.

Other branches of Mandarake can be found in Shibuya, Ikebukuro, and even in Nakano Broadway.


10. Tokyo Character Street


Source: Japan National Tourism Organization Address: 1 Chrome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City Nearest train station: found inside First Avenue Tokyo Station Price range: ¥3,000 and up (approximately Php 1,400.00)

If you’re looking merchandise targeted at younger audiences, Tokyo Character Sheet is your best bet. You can’t miss it because it’s located in the train station. Here, you’ll find Hello Kitty, LEGO, and Pokemon merchandise, to name a few. 

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