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May 23, 2019

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!

1. Animate

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

animate store in tenjin
Animate

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!

Studio Ghibli store in Hakata
Donguri Republic

3. Mandarake

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

mandarake store in fukuoka
Mandarake

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!

fukuoka pokemon center
Pokémon Center

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

mugiwara store fukuoka
Mugiwara store

Outside of Japan, it is still difficult to get hold of anime merch. So if you travel to Fukuoka you should make the most of your time and visit some of our listed stores. However, if you plan on making a few purchases, it might be wise to set yourself a budget beforehand.

Visit these and more anime stores in Fukuoka, check out our Japanese Language Courses and apply now to have incredible adventures in Japan!

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