Gesshoku's Gift Picks for Any Anime Fan
It's that time! Time to be wrapping things up in pretty papers while drinking candy-cane flavored warm beverages (preferably caffeinated). We're here to help you get ahead of the game with our picks for the anime-loving geek in your life. Trying to decode what the newest popular series is, or what merch your geek loved one may or may not already have, can be just too overwhelming. So worry no longer and read on for our favorite ideas that any anime fan will love.
We understand it's confusing when your loved one starts spouting words like 'sugoi' and 'baka' in everyday conversation. The truth is, they learned it all from anime! This geeky hoodie that says "All My Japanese I Learned from Anime"
is sure to be a favorite.
You can never go wrong with a bold print and a cute anime girl
. This pigtailed girl is a bit angry, yelling "baka/idiot" at someone, though if the anime cliche is followed here, she's probably a tsundere.
What draws many to anime is the culture of Japan itself, whether it's the beautiful traditional ways, or the crazy-cute pop culture of modern Japan. This t-shirt
displays that love in a simple and elegant way, with a heart and an outline of the country.
Here's a great stocking stuffer - get a lucky bag of anime-themed buttons
with geeky phrases and anime art. At $10 for 10 pins, this one is extra easy on the budget and provides a whole goodie bag to pore over.
This tank top
makes a modern statement for an anime lover who's also a dedicated fashionista. The sleek graphic, soft flowy material and modern fit make this tank a fashion step above your usual geekwear. Get this design on our premium t-shirts
image credit Janine
Hi-chew, green tea KitKats, and... Pocky! No anime fan will refuse a basket-full of Japanese snacks - time to raid your local Asian grocery!
Pocky is great but when you're really hungry... nothing beats ramen! This noodle-full sweatshirt
is perfect for the otaku who's always ready to eat.
Sometimes miniskirts and high heels are a little uncomfortable - and a magical girl would rather be comfy in a t-shirt. This 3/4 sleeve two-color shirt
comes in your hero's favorite color and says "mahou shoujo/magical girl" in Japanese. Great for fans of Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Madoka Magica, Pretty Cure or any magical anime. (Never fear, "Cute High Earth Defense Club" fans, the Magical Boy
is available, too)
Every otaku needs a geeky bag, and we know that having a bag that is practical, durable, and able to hold all your stuff is a must. So our top two picks do exactly that. This "Otaku" messenger bag
in black is a soft canvas crossbody bag that's seriously just a black hole in terms of space inside. If your geek would prefer a classic-style backpack, this "No Regrets" backpack
is an excellent quality bag with a cool kanji logo.
As we learned in gift idea #1, your anime geek loved one has probably found an interest in Japanese language. Here's our top recommended book for beginners, Japanese from Zero, book one
What is it about foxes? Perhaps their mystical status in Japanese mythology? Whatever it is, if your anime geek is just in love with foxes, this fox eating udon bag
is guaranteed to delight them.
is just a cool design with some of the best Japanese words for 'awesome'. You can't go wrong.
Need more ideas? Browse through our Anime & Manga
section for more great otaku gifts.
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