What is animate?

We offer DVDs, Blu-ray and other anime related products, as well as animate-exclusive original bonus items.

We also provide information regarding merchandise for all your favorite anime in one place.

We strive to be a site where everyone can shop with confidence.


Animate is a one-stop shop for anime, comics, and games.

There are more than 121 shops across Japan (as of January 2016), where countless anime-related goods are gathered, firing up the spirits of anime fans.

Due to the rising popularity of Japanese anime, the Ikebukuro and Akihabara stores are visited by many people from overseas, who come to purchase goods that can only be obtained at animate.

More than just selling goods, animate has also become a base of information where you can experience the cutting edge of the Japanese anime scene, with music videos and theme songs playing inside the stores.

If you come to Japan, by all means, please stop by at animate!

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