Top 5 Anime Stores In Fukuoka
Napping right next to a Snorlax or seeing your favorite anime character in real life sounds like a dream, doesn't it? In Kyushu's coolest city, this dream can come true!
We collected our five favorite anime stores in Fukuoka, where you can buy anime figures, plush toys, manga, DVDs or even assemble your next cosplay. Let's have a look!
Founded in 1983, Animate has become one of the leading anime fan merch dealers in Japan. It has over 100 stores spread over the country and it sells all kinds of first hand items. From DVDs and character items, to tickets for anime-related events. It even owns cafes with character-themed dishes and drinks!
Location: 6th floor of the “VIVRE” building (Tenjin Area)
Opening hours: 10 am - 8:30 pm (Mon-Sun)
Specializes in: Tickets & information on anime-related events; character-themed cafe
2. Donguri Republic
Did you know that Studio Ghibli films take six spots in the 10 highest-grossing anime films-list? The famous movie Spirited Away is still ranked #2! This store specializes in Studio Ghibli merch, so you can find all things Totoro, Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke at Donguri Republic!
Additionally, you can purchase plush toys, accessories or figures of your favorite Ghibli characters.
Location: Canal City Hakata
Opening hours: 10 am - 9 pm (Mon-Sun)
Specializes in: Studio Ghibli merchandise!
A must for manga collectors! Mandarake sells DVDs, figures, dōjinshi, cosplay items and a lot of additional manga-related products. This store specializes in having rare items that you wouldn't find anywhere else in the city.
They also offer second-hand products at very affordable prices!
Location: Northern Tenjin Area
Opening hours: 12 am - 8 pm (Mon-Sun)
Specializes in: Second-hand, retro & rare products; items on their website can be shipped overseas
4. Pokémon Center
This store focusses on the merchandise of the famous anime series: Pocket Monsters (a.k.a. Pokémon)! There are over ten locations in Japan and Fukuoka happens to be one of them! Here you can purchase Pokémon-themed plush toys, cards and even sweets.
Location: AMU Plaza (on top of Hakata Station)
Opening hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Mon-Sat); 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Sun, national holidays)
Specializes in: Pokemon related merchandise!
5. Mugiwara Store
The mangaka Eiichirō Oda gained a Guinness World Record for having the most number of comics printed for the same comic book series (One Piece) by a single author. Therefore, it’s almost natural that One Piece got its own store. At Mugiwara Store, you can purchase toys, clothing and limited edition items of the famous anime.
Location: 7th floor of the “PARCO” building (Tenjin Area)
Opening hours: 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Mon-Sun)
Specializes in: One Piece related merchandise & limited edition items