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    Sunday September 6, 2015
  • Japan Manga Alliance Seeks to Expand Overseas Market

    Joint venture of Animate and 4 major publishers aims to deter piracy, offer high-quality retail products

    The Japan Manga Alliance, a group composed of 4 major manga publishers and the Animate retail chain, has announced plans to expand into overseas markets beginning in Thailand. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday July 23, 2015
  • Animate Offers "Danmachi" Hestia Tapestries, Curry, Clear Files

    Latest merchandise will be available this summer

    Animate has listed various items featuring Hestia, the main heroine of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? anime series, for summer releases. The TV anime was aired as one of the 10th anniversary projects for GA Bunko from April to June this year. Check the latest Hestia items after the jump.

  • Monday July 20, 2015
  • "Himouto! Umaru-chan" Conquers Animate in Akihabara and Hachioji

    Laziness prevails as 2 retail stores become "Anumate" for limited time collaboration

    A clever promotional collaboration has transformed 2 Animate retail stores into "Anumate" locations straight out of Himouto! Umaru-chan. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday October 20, 2014
  • Animate Akihabara Opens Up "Sword Art Online" Only Store

    Sate all of your Kirito and Asuna needs by visiting this special shop

    Noticing your Sword Art Online merchandise collection is looking a little threadbare? Animate Akihabara seeks to change all that, by opening up a limited-time Sword Art Online Only Shop. There, on the Basement 1 floor of Animate Akihabara, you’ll find a plethora of Sword Art Online merchandise and a special exhibit. Hit the jump for more!

  • Sunday October 12, 2014
  • Animate's Latest Campaigns Feature "Brothers Conflict" and "Free!" Merchandise

    Coasters and more await shoppers who head in to Animate

    Animate’s latest merchandising campaign revolves around Brothers Conflict, and right now the retailer is handing out special Halloween coasters featuring the pretty boys of Brothers Conflict posing as spooky mummies, cats, and with adorable pumpkin regalia. Hit the jump for more!

  • Saturday February 8, 2014
  • New "K Anime" Hug Pillow Cover Features Both Red And Blue Kings

    Pre-order opened for shipment in May

    Are you on Team Red or Team Blue? Either way, you will be happy with the new hug pillow to be added to the list of K Anime merchandise because it feature both kings back to back, the Blue King, Reiji Munakata in a sexy sleeping kimono and the Red King, Mikoto Suo in wooden handcuffs. Movic and Animate Japan have opened pre-orders of the item to be shipped in May. See the image after the jump!

  • Friday November 22, 2013
  • Animate Japan Offers Storage Service for Merchandise Collections

    A solution offered to collectors in Japan with space issues

    With so much material gratification offered to today's anime fans, growing collections and storage space is always a concern for collectors. Especially in a country where the available space is so limited, space issues are serious business and Animate Japan has started a new storage and organization service for anime merchandise collectors in Japan on November 20th. More after the jump!

  • Wednesday November 6, 2013
  • Adorable (And Reasonably Priced) Eevee Ring From "Pokemon" Up for Pre-Order

    Cute Eevee featured as a new ring

    Adorable Pokémon, Eevee is featured on a new upcoming silver ring! The ring isn't costume jewelry, either and it's sure to impress Pokémon-loving grown-ups and it has the the price tag to prove it. The pre-order for the Silver 925 ring with Eevee is now open at selected places including Animate Japan. See the image after the jump!

  • Sunday November 3, 2013
  • New "Free!" Anikuji Lottery Figure Set With The Cutest Behind!

    An official set of Makoto and Haruka prize figures

    Animate Japan and Gamers Japan will start selling the highly anticipated Free! Anikuji prize drawing lottery figures from December 14th at their stores and the final line-up of prizes were revealed at Animate Girls Festival 2013. The big surprise was the Last Anikuji Prize with the cutest behind on display at the event! See the images after the jump!

  • Thursday October 31, 2013
  • Newest "Free!" Rubber Strap Series Is Still Cute After Multiple Releases

    Just when you thought there would be no more rubber straps from Free!, think again

    So we thought it's about time that Free! merchandise makers ran out of ideas for rubber straps because there are already multiple versions of them in many styles and the latest strap series may be the cutest one released yet! See them after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 30, 2013
  • New "Free!" Memorial Photo Set Available In Japan, And More Free! Updates

    Photo sets to remember the summer all over again

    A lot of female otaku are expected to be in Ikebukuro this weekend in Japan to attend Animate Girls Festival (AGF) 2013, where many companies release AGF exclusive merchandise and Free! is no exception with a new photo set. Take a look after the jump!

  • Saturday October 26, 2013
  • Location Inspiration for "Free!" Anime Hosts Cosplay Event On Makoto's Birthday

    Event details and teaser images of up-coming deformed figures and official fan book!

    The beautiful town of Iwami in Tottori prefecture, which is known as the location of summer swimming anime Free!, will host a cosplay event / day tour on November 17th, which is the birthday of one of the most popular characters from the anime, Tachibana Makoto. Plus, teaser images of upcoming deformed figures and official fan book and a new magazine cover featuring fashionable Free! boys after the jump!

  • Friday October 18, 2013
  • Animate Poll Picks Top 4 "Free!" Episodes Japanese Fans Want To Rewatch

    1000+ votes from Free! fans collected at Animate Online

    Animate Japan will have a Free! in-store screening event at their Ikebukuro and Osaka Nohinbashi locations and the online poll to decide which episodes to be shown at the event was recently closed with the results completed. Over 1000 votes were collected on the Animate page for the episodes fans would like to see again. See the results after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 16, 2013
  • "Free!" x Animate Collaboration Cafe Offers Mackerel Pineapple Drink

    Animate's cafe caravan special limited time menu announced

    The Animate Cafe has announced their collaboration event for their Animate Cafe Caravan food truck with hit swimming anime Free! right after the end of TV series. The cafe has finally posted the special menu on their site for the cafe's October 17th opening date. The menu includes a special drink for each of the 5 boys and one special Mackerel Pineapple drink. See the images after the jump!