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10 Amazing Gift Ideas for Anime Lovers

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If you have a friend or family member with an anime obsession, you might have no idea what to look for. This makes for grueling holiday or birthday shopping sessions.

Desperate for anime gift ideas? Don’t despair. While every anime fan has different interests, these gifts can help you get a better idea of what to buy the anime lover in your life.

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1. A Silent Voice Blu-Ray

A Silent Voice is a heartwarming, emotionally satisfying anime film that makes a great gift for any anime lover. The unique storyline follows Shouya Ishida, a student who had a rough past. In his elementary school days, Shouya relentlessly made fun of Shouko Nishimiya, his deaf classmate. This triggered the rest of his class to do the same.

When Shouko’s mother finds out about the situation at school, the blame is put only on Shouya. He ends up getting ostracized by the other students after Shouko switches schools.

Now that Shouya’s in high school, he wants to put his past behind him. That’s why he’s determined to find Shouko and make up for his mistakes.

2. My Hero Academia Heat Changing Mug

My Hero Academia has exploded in popularity since its 2016 debut. This mug gives a shoutout to the beloved series.

It features Katsuki Bakugo, a bold and aggressive student with a powerful quirk—he can set off explosions with his hands. After you pour a hot drink in this cup, the background changes from black to a fiery red and orange.

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3. Japanese Snack Assortment

There’s a huge sense of excitement that comes along with getting candy from another country. For an anime fan, Japanese snacks are a delicacy. This assortment of Japanese snacks and candy includes several popular brands. It comes with 30 different types of snacks that probably won’t even last a day without getting eaten.

4. Gudetama Plush

Although this character isn’t directly related to anime, it’s part of Japan’s prominent kawaii culture. Gudetama comes from Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty.

His name means “Lazy Egg,” so you’ll often see Gudetama lounging on top of an egg white. Having a Gudetama plush around the house serves as a constant reminder to take it easy once in a while.

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5. The Art of Spirited Away

No one can like anime without having respect for Studio Ghibli. This anime studio has produced some of the most iconic anime films like My Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke, and Spirited Away. All of these films have exceptional artwork, but Spirited Away stands out from the rest.

The details put into the bathhouse, food, and overall scenery are remarkable. The Art of Spirited Away gives readers a closer look at the film’s incredible art.

6. Dragon Ball Z Action Figure Lamp

Any Dragon Ball Z fan would go crazy for this lamp. It shows Vegeta and Goku back-to-back while charging up their energy blasts. When you switch it on, the balls of energy light up in a brilliant red and blue. The lamp will add a personal touch to any office desk, bookshelf, or even nightstand.

7. Ichiraku Ramen Shop Naruto Shirt

Know a huge Naruto fan? Gift them this Ichiraku Ramen Shop shirt. It references Naruto’s favorite place to eat, and looks like an actual souvenir shirt. On the shirt, you’ll see the restaurant’s name, along with the Japanese words for “Ramen Shop,” the symbol of Hidden Leaf Village, and of course, Naruto scarfing down a bowl of ramen.

8. Demon Slayer Wall Scroll

Demon Slayer is one of the hottest new anime, and follows the story of a young boy on a mission to kill demons and save his sister. The main cast of Demon Slayer holds epic poses on this wall scroll, while Muzan Kibutsuji, the main antagonist, stands ominously in the background. Unlike regular posters, wall scrolls invoke a Japanese feel and hang on the wall without needing a frame.

9. Banpresto One Punch Man Figure

One Punch Man is a quirky superhero anime centered around Saitama, a seemingly typical guy who doubles as a superhero. He’s become the most powerful man in the world and uses only one punch to kill an enemy.

This figurine comes from Banpresto, a notably reliable anime figurine brand. It shows a highly-detailed Saitama wearing his signature yellow bodysuit.

10. Sloth Kigurumi

Another trend that has been rising among anime fans is wearing onesies. I’m not talking about any type of onesies—I’m referring to the adorable Japanese onesies, also known as kigurumi.

Kigurumi is a type of onesie pajama that resembles an animal, creature, or character. The above sloth kigurumi has an adorable hood modeled after a sloth’s head, sloth-like finger sleeves, and a tiny tail in back. It’s the ultimate outfit for lazy days.

Surprise an Anime Fan With a Gift They’ll Love

Give an anime fan one of these gifts, and it’s guaranteed to make them smile. Whether you go with a decoration, shirt, or book, an homage to Japanese pop culture is an exciting gift for any anime lover.

If you want to go above and beyond when gift-giving, consider buying your friend or family member a pass to one of the biggest anime conventions in the United States.

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