does anyone have an anime shop near by that has some hidden gems?
the guy who works at mine is a piece of shit casual
How can someone be so low and dumb to end up working at an anime store?
Anime stores still exist? All the ones I know of went out of business.
I'll see a cutesy, Hello Kitty type place now and again
he doesn't even try to talk to customers, and he told me "torrenting anime is killing anime"
there's quite a few in dallas
Only one I know of in Los Angeles is Anime Jungle in little tokyo and they are far too mainstream to ever have a "hidden gem" or a really good deal.
Bearing in mind that these shops don't even make ends meet and always operate in the red, I'd say only shops in major cities can break even and maybe even get some profit. Stores in small towns close up shop after working for a month and realizing no one's enough of a weeb to go there.
there's one at the chinatown in Toronto
I thought it said Anime Poop
Never heard of a physical store that is dedicated to anime outside of Japan.
Oh fuck, I had no idea.
Back in the day before torrents we used to have to scour those stores for the missing VHS tapes in our collections, and curse under our breath if they only had the dub version
actually Carrollton , but nobody cares about the towns around Dallas
Live in San Antonio, TX
Ooples is a good store
I've been once and they were renovating so the store was empty. But I've heard good things
It is pretty shit though
Are there any (better) ones in Toronto?
>nobody cares about Dallas
This isn't off topic that much. Not about stores though
Does anyone in Sa, TX know any theathers that show anime?
I just love watching anime in a big theather but I can't find places to go. Like maybe once or twice a year fathomevents.com will have an anime event but it's usually anime that's been out for a couple of years
(Like they showed FMA movie 2 years after it came out)
>nobody cares about America
I know some shops in Los Angeles that sell anime, manga, figures, etc.
I found one while visiting Scotland once. It was at an underground mall or something though, looked like shit. I guess there are weebs all around the world.
where are you from because Dallas is the only other town in Texas that isn't Austin or San antonio
So how many times a day do you get shot at?
I live in Forth Worth, but I grew up on a ranch in east Texas. sage for blogpost
>Stores in small towns close up shop after working for a month and realizing no one's enough of a weeb to go there.
I grew up in a relatively rural area, and the local mall has 2 anime stores. The mall services probably about 200,000 people if you total up all the surrounding towns.
question to the OP
Are you wanting to know where good shops are because you are afraid of the internet like me?
I have a very (idk why) strong hatred buying things online. I like to view them and touch them and I can't do that online
I also don't like shipping prices/waiting 4-6 weeks for my fucking order
I wish there were better anime stores around me but once I get enough money I'm going to Ooples to see what I can buy
I haven't bought anything anime related but I'm 25 and decided that this year I'm going to not worry about people seeing me buy anime figures and spending my extra money on that
Plus I like using cash only. Fear of credit theft has got me hard I don't like using cards online where anyone can get my info
You're bad at jokes.
So like 10 or 20?
You didn't hear that there was an Evangelion 3.0 showing in SA?
No "hidden gems" whatsoever. Everything's cheap Chinese knockoffs.
>implying LAPD has the budget for that many bullets.
Not at all. Was it in the newspaper by any chance?
My mom checks the newspaper for me for showings. That's how I found out about FMA movie at crossroads
Anyone know of any around Miami?
Hmm. AmiAmi is practically "nearby" (I just have to type in the URL in my browser). Same goes for CD Japan and to some extent, Yokattaweb.
Guns aren't the only weapons at their disposal. You can taste freedom by being hit in the face by their batons and getting tazed and after you can fully enjoy the civil services of your great country by having to pay $10000000000 medical bill.
Man, America sure is the greatest country on Earth.
>afraid of the internet like me
new job pays me on a card first thing i ordered was a daki
>waiting 4-6 weeks for my fucking order
expedited shipping it cost a little more, but it's there fast
>Fear of credit theft has got me hard I don't like using cards online where anyone can get my info
pic related. long as i see this and have contact with the seller or know it's a legit sight.
yea I got 300 saved up for my daki (price was 250 from site I saw) but I have it in cash. haven't got the courage to buy it online yet. was waiting out to see if there were any good stores near me that sell them but haven't found any
I found some guy that said he would make them for like 80 but a reviewer said his are shit quality so no thank you
Also I just recently had my shit stolen by the Target thing that happened if you guys know about that. Had to end my credit card and that has gotten me even more freaked out
Thank you so much
There are two near me. One is a very standard "almost all American-released merchandise from the funimation catalog" type place, although it has a few odd things like Figma sitting around. The other has slightly higher-end stuff like cheap weapon replicas, somewhat obscure Pokemon crap from Japan, and lots of shelves of imported junk from popular shonen series.
>Wasting 300 dollars on a pillow
I could make that shit, son. AlI need is a few pillows and a sowing machine.
=/ But it's more than just a pillow
IT'S A DAKI!!!
(i know i know)
but srsly I've been wanting one for a while. 250 is for the good quality. i just said 300 just in case for shipping costs. im assuming shipping is high
you guys been to "anime xtreme"? is it shit? i'm scared because the owner is apparently a hardass
what daki maybe you can find it somewhere else
my first daki I've ordered >>100950051
Get the fuck out, shitbag.
very very nice. Does it have that on both sides?
I want Tomoko (WataMote) on one side and Konata (LuckyStar) on the other. nothing too lewd due to I live with my mom (she's super religious-dont care for anime) but I'll semi hide it when i'm out of the house anyway
They'll be in suggestive poses at the most
Now THAT'S a pretty good joke.
Oh hey, I've been in there, and yeah he fucking is.
I kind of like the store though, even though it's weeaboo as fuck seeing a bunch of anime stuff out in the open like that is sort of neat.
why not just get 2 daki covers with one one each it would be cheaper
Well from the site I was going to get it from getting both sides done is free
They just charge for the cover not the printing. So print on one side or both sides is the same so that's why I wanted both sides. Figured why not
There was one in my old town, but then ponies happened. One of the guys working there was a huge Brony. He wasn't a bad guy, but he didn't seem to understand that bringing up the show every time he showed new customers around the store was just scaring them off. It also didn't help that they cut way back on ordering weeaboo shit, so the teenage girls who were always in there had no real reason to keep coming back and slowly dwindled. They alos apparently didn't realize that putting so much emphasis on MtG was a bad idea when there were two other shops with long-established Magic communities.
There's one in this super shitty mall in Mesa, AZ , last time I went they mostly casual Naruto shit but they did have a small selection of items that wouldn't be well known to the Western population.
When I visited Eugene, OR there was a shop at a local mall that was basically a Hot Topic but with more anime stuff. None of it was all that good.
that place looks actually pretty c00l
Small viewing area though. I'm assuming they aren't expecting people to stay there and watch all day. I know I would though if something good was on
Christ, get out.
Why were there so many teenage girls in that store to begin with? I'm intrigued
yea those bronies sure ruin a lot of stores
350 to get two different people on one daki
dude just get the 2 dakis it'd be cheaper
I think there's one in sydney, but pretty sure it only sells dubbed anime and it's expensive as fuck.
They were the types you'd see at any given anime convention. I remember on weekends, there would sometimes be 20-30 of them hanging out.
I really miss that place. It was full of weeaboo, but it was a nice place to sit around and play video games with bros during the weekdays.
apparently they're still open
There's a shop in NYC that has some pretty cool stuff. Has a good amount of figs and a pretty big selection of Gunpla and other stuff. Prices are decent.
Most of the stuff you can get online already from amiami or whatever, but it's great when some shit is out of print online and you can go in there and probably find it if it isn't something obscure.
Last I was there I thankfully didn't run into any weebs shitting the store up while I was shopping.
You talking you'd all get together and play CoD in a party room or something? Or you mean all you guys had DSs and wifi Mario Kart or something
This one room at my college had a big ass TV in the main forum room of the library. I think it was donated by some rich student. Anyway people could bring their consoles/games and play on it. I never played due to anxiety but I'd sit around and watch ppl play SSB or Street Fighter or the most fun times watching were Mario Party
miss those days. of course i'd spend all day watching these niggas playing games i'd forget to go to my classes haha
So how does someone who rode with the Hell's Angels get into anime?
Anyway my weeb shop is mostly horrible filled with naruto/one piece/fairy tail/bleach shit.
Also it pretty much lives of TCG as there are tons of people playing Yugioh or Vanguard.
however i did find some Yuri once and the store manager is willing to order things to the shop if you ask for it so its not too bad.
They had some couches set up around a tv for people to sit around and play. They encouraged it, because people were more likely to come back with their friends if they saw the place was popular.
god i fucking hate yugioh people take that shit too seriously, and act like assholes
I live in Newcastle, UK. Have been here for almost 2 years now, but never see any anime shop.
nope, in my state we don't have that.
I hear there's one in Las Vegas (Town Square Center)...
What are they?
I made a deck and played there mostly because of nostalgia.
People were generally fine, a bit casual even though there were a couple of special cases however there has to be that one unwashed neckbeard that gives everybody a bad name.
>haha you suck
>get a meta deck faggot what are you poor
i used to play competitive, but then the formats wen to shit ie everyone played the same 3 fucking decks
>he told me "torrenting anime is killing anime"
In Montclair, CA, there used to be an anime store in the mall.
It sold anime bootleg dvds and hentai.
It was boss
Why in the world would you go to an "anime shop" rather than just ordering this shit straight from Japan?
no shipping time
I could never be bothered to do that, even online.
I just like making decks out of my favourite cards
One eye on my waifu.
One eye on the streets.
i stopped by after getting a haircut around the area, you have to take your bag off to prevent shoplifting or whatever. didnt have any encounters with the staff other than the guy behind the counter saying thanks for taking my bag off when i came in. everything in there is overpriced but what do you expect going to a store
This and also for stuff that's out of stock/print on online sites. If you buy like one or two things a trip, you break even on shipping without having to wait more often than not.
If you go to one that isn't shit and marked up a lot. I mean, they're all marked up, but some can be reasonable.
Why are there so many Texans on /a/
I don't get the correlation
not alot to shit to do in texas if you don't like the country or too insecure for the city
Eh, another Sydney-sider. I can point you to a bunch of Anime-related stores, but I'm sure you've probably heard of them.
San Francisco's Japan Town has plenty of weeb shops, though the only place I go to while I'm there is Kinokuniya. I need to buy a membership one of these days.
I remember that store. Is it still there?
>the store manager is willing to order things
Then you have found a hidden gem. Those guys are always fucking bros as long as they keep the prices reasonable.
I always get gunpla through my local hobby shop, and I live in a rural as fuck area.
This whole post is cancer. Literally every single thing you said. Just fuck off.
There's nothing like that here in Perth (Australia). Even if there were, I imagine it would be terrible, just filled with mainstream garbage.
If you actually read that page you would see the post from two years ago where he said he shut down the store.
How much is a membership?
Melbourne we got some decent stuff.
Really? What sort of stuff do they have?
You guys are pretty lucky with that sort of stuff, though. If I recall correctly, you're also the only city in Australia getting more than one screening of Rebellion.
$25, 10% off all in-store and online
purchases for a year.
Speaking of which
You know, all the people who runs stalls at a con, would they typically have a physical store, or would they just be mostly online?
whats the name of the place? i live in NYC too and i would like to check it some time.
Never been to a con sorry so wouldn't be able to tell you from experience BUT
if going by anime i've seen they have some nifty lil shop somewhere
>place I used to frequent a town over slowly converted to a yu-gi-oh and capeshit only place
>My Little Pony merch slowly overtaking the whole store
>the owners hire someone to paint a shitty mural featuring twilight sparkle and pinkie pie dressed as Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi fighting with lightsabers
I don't know where else too go, /a/
so cal has this store
>yea I got 300 saved up for my daki (price was 250 from site I saw) but I have it in cash.
That's too high for a dakimakura. You should check out the archived dakimakura thread for other shops that others have bought from and posted their reviews.
It's too bad chanarchive is gone since their dakimakura archive thread had a number of updated add-on posts of use to daki buyers. Daki covers were from $40 to $60 each which wasn't the ripoff price of $100 and up. Those $100 and up are just re-sellers taking advantage of people who don't know the original sources.
This bakabt thread pointed out that even the doujinshi database has some dakimakura products in its listing. Some URLs are even given.
>Europe cares about America
happy australia day guys
Has anybody worked at an anime store before?
I'm thinking of applying to one.
>left out the two Sydney anons
>not a happy 'straya day
If you want dakimakura sources selling at reasonable price, check out the BUYFAG thread that appears in /a/ all the time. In the first post, there will be links to "read this before posting requests" since those links have a lot of sellers of various products listed. There is a daki sellers section there.
I tried at minotaur in Melbourne for work experience as part of the school program a couple years back. and one of my friends tried at critical hit.
How was it? I'm wondering if they expect you to be familiar with the big three. I've really only read One Piece.
we have a few in London, one is overpriced and filled with the worst kind of people. One is in chinatown that sells shit tons of figure merch.
we also have a few japanese stores that import magazines and mangas.
I got rejected
Why would you do that? You want to be a complete trash and failure at life?
They've also (probably still) have 12 tonnes of Yaoi if Gay Porn Merchant hasn't managed to get rid of it yet
Well I'm studying at a university right now, so I'm just looking for a part time job. Better to be working at a job where I sell overpriced animu than at McDonalds
but working at mcdonalds is FUN!
Really? The only thing that comes to mind is Minotaur, and it's so jacked up price wise and the selection isn't even that good. Or are we talking "Relatively ok"
Happy 'Straya day other 4 or so random Australian posters.
Applying for a job makes you trash and a failure now? Holy fuck dude it may not be a 100k a year medical salary, but jesus christ at least it's something. Graduate high school and enter the real world before you go around spewing shit like that, kid.
>he wants to be that fatass neckbeard selling children cartoons that everyone makes fun of
Jokes on you, I'm a math major and I'm already making 300K a year. Suck on this, fag.
You seem to think that he wants a career in selling chinese cartoons
So what? If it's a part-time job that makes it somehow less shitty?
Though saying that, it's got a pretty large collection of adult shit.
I'm not sure what it's like in countries other than AUS, but even the smaller video hire places here had a few anime films and series to rent. I saw a place that even had a beat up copy of Jin-Roh randomly shoved in with their action movies.
Some random normal would've been really confused.
What part of working at an anime shop is shitty? It's not like you have to tell people where you work
They used to rent out those 'hentai collection' dvd's at video ezy a while back, I remember years ago when my old man was into collecting movies he came across one of them and went "oh anon kun here look its chinese cartoons" and I was all "look at the rating" I regret saying that to this very day, he is probably still confused the cover looked pretty innocent.
Does he now think all Chinese cartoons are smutty?
There's much shittier jobs than that for part time jobs.
As a matter of fact, weebs may be cancerous, but they're rarely actually bad people and easy to deal with, just insufferable somewhat. I'd much rather have to deal them than with normalfag customers and shitty middle class middle-aged women who like to act like they're high class because they have a disgusting designer bag.
In terms of getting a retail part time job, an anime store or any hobby/specialty store is really better than most of the shitty jobs out there.
I go to Kinokuniya and Book-Off to buy manga, pretty great selection, clean, and you can have shit imported from Japan for flat $8 per order
i have one near my house. i know the owner really well he's really chill and has a high powerlevel. i also buy a ton of hentai doujins from him whenever he gets new stock
We only have this one. They got some more manga than normal book stores, some nice artbooks and some few merch.
Nothing too special though. The sell dude is okay i think.
I don't care that this post is three hours old. Get the fuck out
>tfw NORTHERN Netherlands
We have nothing
Except 150 billion euros worth of gas
There was this old bookstore which happened to be on the route to school when I was still in elementary, I used to visit it now and then, they also dealt in selling old comic books and figurines, I bought my first figure from there when I was like 9 or 10, InuYasha one, it was pretty expensive but well done.
I wish I still had it.
There used to be an anime store 5 minutes from my house, I thought they closed down like 5 years ago but apparently they relocated.
I think we still have a Dreamwizards around if that counts.
Sometimes I can't fucking stand my hometown, we pretty much have nothing but restaurants.
Arcades are gone, skating rink is gone, and hobbyshop/anime store are 45 minutes away and overpriced.
I actually used to leave my house to do a variety of things with friends, but now it's either go out and eat something or watch a movie.
I once visited a manga store in Vienna, the closest thing to where I live. It's still about 450km away.
Anyway, you could hardly identify it as a store from the outside. It had two floors with no windows on the first one. The only sign of it being a manga store was a manga poster on the front door.
The inside wasn't less creepy either. Everything was made out of old wood that creaked on every step you made.
The only way to the second floor, where they sold used manga, anime and other merchandise, was this 50cm wide wooden stair that seemed like it could've collapsed at any time.
The shop owner was a fat, about 50 years old dude with the longest fucking beard I've ever seen.
He also wore an anime shirt, but I can't remember what it was anymore.
This shit was so fucking creepy, I never thought buying manga would give me chills.
Damn, I really want to go back there, just to check how it has come along over the years.
Where exactly in Vienna was that? I think I know a store like this one.
was that a wizard
>Having a job is bad
No you're the trash here. Go get some of those autismbucks obama and the rest of their socialist crew no doubt thinks you deserve
It might be closer to a kawaii Japanese shop but there is something of an anime shop called Mini Queen in Oldtown in Orlando, Flordia; The guy who works there seems pretty casual in a sense of that he only watches Dragonball and Toonami stuff.
Pretty much this, These days you should work as whatever you can.
Not a single one in my country.
I don't really know anymore as it has been about 10 years since I have been there.
Though, I think it might have been near the Hauptbahnhof.
I've been trying to find some pictures of it, but I haven't found anything so far.
Probably. He seemed like a really cool guy.
I have never seen one here in Bongland, has anyone else?
As far as Los Angeles goes, there's Anime jungle (previously mentioned. Also the biggest), Power Anime (inside the japanese mall at centinela/venice), and Spin Fusion(on venice somewhere between overland and sepulvida).
I think there's another place down in long beach, but don't hold me to it
zombster & azone in brisbane are okayish, theres a few comic stores too.
it's just so much easier ordering online
So that's the end result of changing class and becoming a wizard.
He must've stayed behind to show everyone the way to 2D instead of ascending himself. Truly, the man's an anime-bodhisattva
Better yet. Buy your daki from a-rt.scow (Fuck Spam Detection). They have good quality ones for 30-60 bucks. Good reviews and a fancy custom image editor. Pic related my first order that came out well.
Anime shop, in Holland? Heh. Wish there were any
This, the industry cant live on air.
Anybody know any near Los Angeles? I'd really would like to buy some merch.
The staff is pretty much off to the side doing their own shit, if theres a group of people then someone will usually follow you around.
Everything is expensive as expected but they do have a fair amount of merch.
Since when MLP is part of the anime "culture"?
There is one in my town in canada. I bought a couple things there but its rather pricey. I still like it though. Its run by really fucking old people, that appear to be in their 60-70's.
I would love to run a shop like that though I know there would be next to no profit in it.7
The comic shoppe also has a good selection of anime but also has other shit to
>only sells dubbed anime
I'm pretty sure dvd's can handle dual audio these days.
JB Hifi sells a decent selection of anime, and occasionally has 20% of all dvd and bluray which helps.
They do. I have Haganai (no hate, please) on bluray and it has Japanese audio with English subs. I imagine it's exactly the same with DVDs.
Being inside an anime store makes me feel the same as being inside a porn store.
There's a couple of overpriced merch stores in the capital two hours from here. I buy manga from there sometimes. When I was in Paris there was some good stores, one that was just figures stacked all over the place and had reasonable prices.
Where in dallas?
Fort worth master race reporting in.
>making $300k/yr and doesn't have a degree yet
Lie better, kay?
We have a hentai theater downtown
How is the area of Grand Prairie? I was thinking about moving out there after graduating college due to family being nearby.
Its a pretty nice place.
there was this particular store in paris. Place was cramped as hell but thats because it was stacked to hell with merchandise. Staffed by cutie pie vietamese. Prices seemed reasonable too. Bought a mario hat and a small son goku figure. If i knew about K-on back then woulda bought the OST.
Also, working retail is magnitudes better than working in food service.
I've done both, and food service is a fucking thankless hell for shockingly stressful and disgusting work.
Which is why it lives on merch and BR/DVD sales in JAPAN.
Western sales don't mean a goddamned thing to anime producers.
If you buy localized anime with the belief that you're helping the people that made it, you're fucking retarded.
There was one of those over here in Tacoma, but it got replaced with a Best Buy.
Don't know why people couldn't walk across the street to the other Best Buy.
The closest thing I have within a 50 mile radius(because ive looked) is the anime section in the local FYE. and that really doesn't have shit in terms of anime, but surprisingly amazing selection in terms of imported hentai. I actually own swing out sisters and immoral sisters because of it.
We also had one between Spanaway and Parkland, but that guy was a sleazy bastard that also sold bootleg dvd's.
I live in (South) Korea. There's one floor of one mall-thing-building that has a pretty big selection of figures. They even have those cases where people put in figures they want to sell, like the ones in Akihabara.
Don't think so I don't even want to know if there is, It would probably contain big three vidya faggots.
It isn't, but MLP fags try to shove their shit into it because they think other misfits will accept them. The anime con in my city has MLP in the fucking posters advertising it around town.
An FL bro! How's the store? I might look into it next time the family wants to vacation at the parks or something
It was average, The guy had FMA, One Piece, Bleach and Naruto OP's playing constantly, A few figures from some more casual show's and the obligatory pocky and some ramune.
I brought a know off Sailor Moon figure, SnK mini badges/swords and sad Ramune.
Guy behind that counter was awarked as fuck.
Also, I'm not a FL bro sadly, I just visit that aera often I'm from England.
You're jellyness will intensifies.
That has got to be the most depressing bench in the world.
This brings up a shop from Switzerland, Please don't tell me its there.
Same owner, different town.
You got it right.
There are a couple of them at a nearby mall in the city.
I'm too embarrassed to step foot in them, though.
I remember going into one place near where I used to work with my former co-workers once. "Hey Anon I heard you like anime, we should check out this place during your break!" It was like a 5 minute walk. It was so empty and sad looking. Mostly $30 shirts, plushies, wallets and keychains. Most of the merch came from Pokemon, vocaloid, hetalia, black butler and FMA.
This was in Norman, OK so a tornado probably ended its suffering.
1 is Lausanne, 2nd is Geneva.
I remember this very small anime shop that I went to years ago in a town about an hour from me. I bought the full series of Azumanga Daioh on DVD and Paranoia Agent.
I wonder if the shop is still running.
grand prairie has a really good record store called Forever Young if you're into vinyl
I went to the Kinokuniya in SF twice. The store was nice but most of the stuff is really expensive.
If Anime Pop is shit what's a p good place to go in D/FW?
>mfw the comic book store less than a mile from me has turned into a MLP merch store
IS THAT YZQ I SEE? IS IT TRANSLATED?
>MLP merch store
but thats just a hot topic
apparently autists don't enter malls because the local hot topic has less pony shit than my LCS.
I don't even think they make money off of comics really because it seems like whenever I'm there the Magic TCG counter has a person or two and the pony shit looks picked over while comics look fully stocked.
Hey, comics don't sell as well as MLP and Magic TCG.
Most shops now are comic shops in name only and make most of their green catering to other hobbies.
yea, I really liked glory. shame
I want it. I really want it. Why doesn't any place nearby sell manga. ;_; Why is this world so cruel to me.
Do they still print their manga on smelly toilet paper?
yeah. Panini Manga also uses similar paper... Too bad they are both growing and good editors like Tonkam are slowly dying.
That's the only reason why I'm not buying any manga from both of them, except Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei since the paper used is actually white and not smelly.
There was a place called Halfmoon Animanga in my city.
The building it was in got demolished though.
Recently moved. Anyone know any places near Odessa, TX?
Is this that show taht that silly .gif of that cat girl's cheek being rubbed is from?
where did you move to odessa from?
I have seen only one Anime store while travelling through Vancouver and Burnaby- Sakura Media.
That place is pretty bad though. The customers are 90% actual weeaboos and speak sugoinese in horribe Japangrish. Their Manga selection and quantity is smaller than Chapter's, a local bookstore and the prices on the limited Anime DVD's are often price gouged from the next door HMV which is cheaper, does orders, and has a big selection. I only ever bought one thing from them and that was Daily Lives of Highschool Boys.
These guys didn't even know what Code Geass or JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was.
I do I'm the owner. Ask an anime store owner anything I guess, so long the question won't led to viral, so won't answer any question about precise location or website.
do you sell dakimakura?
Best costumer stories?
Only on back-order and pre-order. Market is far too limited to stock and if I had some in stock, then they would end up taking too much shelf space to display properly, which could be used for say, wall scroll, that's much easier to sell.
To my knowledge there isn't one in 50 miles of me in the first place.
I doubt it'd save money off buying figures from amiami in the first place.
Are there no Kinokuniyas in the western world?
There's a maid cafe, they sell all kinds of figs and stuff.
Went there for a ramen last Friday I didn't get one because they didn't have, fucking hell. Bought a Louise fig.
The place is a piece of shit with only a few bottons, posters, old mangas no one cares and bootleg figures.
The image came from google, the origin was cancerbook, don't blame me, blame god for this atrocity.
Did you start it or just take over?
The Alamo Draft House regularly shows anime.
The store is fairly new, so there hadn't really been any interesting costumer stories, but a positive one could be:
A woman in her early thirties that stumbled upon he website randomly and visited the store to buy a Yamada Aoi Nendoroid due to how cute she looked. She had no idea who Yamada is and had properly only really watched Miyazaki.
I personally found it nice that it's not only anime viewer/manga reader who can appreciate the aesthetic.
Dragged her boyfriend along who had no interest in it, so I gave the poor guy the address to a nearby store that sells marvel and dc merchandise.
Started. Hole in the market, since the only brick and mortar alternative is two comic store. One of them only have overpriced figurine for anime merchandise, while the other have overpriced figurine and bootleg merchandise. The other domestic online alternative primarily retail bootleg.
it closed like 6 years ago. there's a "tokyo" store by the food court. that place is tiny and only sells attack on titan and naruto shit. Also the dvd's are fake and the Chinese lady follows you real close like if your about to steal something.
uwajimaya in downtown Seattle.
I live near a commercial center with more than 10 anime stores distributed between 4 floors, and one japanese snacks store at the 4th floor (Lima, Perú).
>tfw nothing in the tri-city area
I've only gone there to get food. Do they have english releases of anything there?
Care to recommend the best one?
Any Kansasfags remember Anime Asylum in Pitt?
The Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes shows anime almost weekly. It varies, though.
Is that place in Ventura, CA?
The only one I know of is some tiny store in Piccadilly, London. They sell figures for 2-3x the RRP as well as bootlegged Naruto / OP plushies.
So yeah, I order everything online.
Are they any good?
theres also one in galleria the town square one is p shit
Tanigami is overpriced. They even sell figure they don't know where is come from. David is nice but is lazy and dumb. The lausanne boss is cool though.
Where do you buy your merchandise.
THe only way to thrive is either have imports with large japanese students at the unis or weekly sales
There is one that update stock fairly regularly that runs out of the weekend mega market which is basically a gieat flea market
Owner is an older woman, shes nice. I never really talked much with her but her prices are honestly competitive to buying online and she stocks up on figmas out the ass. I personally stopped buying shit there but I would find stuff I didn't even know existed. Loads of stuff but a lot of the good stuff goes fast
Recently aired + shit like 2hu is gone within hours. Kind of amusing community. I went to a con out here a few years back and the crowd was 3/4th what you'd expect. The rest old farts like me
The one fat guy wearing cat ears starting at one particular lolibook was da best
>buying figures from shop.
I go there very often (Lausanne), prices are fine for manga and anime (sometimes cheaper than Fnac, also they aren't bolded or damaged (Fnac/MixImage)). Also if you are a member, you get discounts after getting a certain number of points.
And yeah the boss is very cool.
its called anime revolution
everything is over priced as fuck but that's to be expected
they have a lot of snk merch
but im not interested in that stuff.they have some cosplay and wigs too
the owner is a filthy casual and is a tad retarded
all in all its an okay store but don't go there if you're looking to buy dakis or figures other than some nendroids
Weird enough, I don't think that there is an anime shop in Austin. Most places seem to be either a comic book shop that sells manga or a Toy shop that may sell figs.
I never said I bought figure from them. I just asked out of curiosity which little busters character they love the most pointing at the figures on display. The guy couldn't even name it. It was a few years ago when the VN was still partially translated.
paying more for discount is a dumb idea
I know I'm late as fuck, but seriously, people like you should consider killing themselves.
The way they displayed the name is pretty impressive and witty though
There are people like that all over the internet, anon.
Well, they all should consider commiting sudoku, the world is overpopulated as is, so it wouldn't hurt.
>paying more for discount is a dumb idea
Well you're technically not paying more. They apply the official selling prices for Switzerland. Fnac apply those too except if you are a member where you pay less but it takes you a giant amount just to get a small discount.
There you pay normal price + you get discount when you reach a certain amount (which is not that high imo)
>implying the guy has to know all characters of what he is selling.
Anyway, they are still the best shop in the canton. Fnac is shit and Mix Image has a really low assortment.
Whenever I occasionally check /a/ or /jp/, there are almost always some threads with people from Dallas.
Am I justified in thinking that this is strange?
Also, in there's one in Grapevine Mall next to an African-American barber shop or w/e.
I bought a poster from there once.
They also had cosplay items.
Like final fantasy swords.
Must stuff are either through Good Smile company's official European distributor or milestone in Japan.
if by tri city area you mean guelph, kitchener, waterloo, guelph has a store in old qubec st mall, but its mostly casual stuff
Not related to animu stores, but if I order WataMote (manga) through Jlist, will it be the translated version?
each store lacks variety but at least they arent mainstream focused, if I think about all the stores as one big one, yes, it is good, and if I got bored watching what each store is selling, then the basement floor is infested with pcs with rts games and consoles of every company (1$ per hour aproximately).
i haven't been able to find any.
you and me anon, lets invest all out money in a business venture that will probably ultimately fail but we'll have fun in the process ;_;
There was this used bookstore that sold manga but it shut down and they sell it in the store downstairs thats a fabric store.
I was surprised there was nothing for a city like this. We've got this anon, we'll bring weeb or completely and miserably fail and lose it all
What are the chances of finding old Viz manga like HxH/Jojo or some older Tokyo pop manga in Kinokuniya? Or would I have a better chance just importing the volumes. I hear some HxH manga is hard to find in english.
Not mentioning Bookoff or Amazon because I don't like to buy used things.
A little late to reply, but yes
That place is pretty shitty most stores only sell anime dvds and the prices of figures are at least 80% more than buying online.
And if you go any weekend there is a freaking lot of shitty cosplayers.
Maybe the star wars and marvel figures shop are worth your time.
Aw, sweet. I live near Ventura, and I used to go there. Didn't feel welcome, though
>tfw the only decent place there is Hypnos, and that's mostly capeshit and TCGs.
Dunno if that other shop, Card Attack, is decent.
There was a store in Austin called Neko Neko Anime on Burnett. Dragon's Lair on Burnett and Anderson and Resurrected Games in the Dobie Mall are the closes to "anime" merch stores.
If you go to Ushicon in Round Rock next month, there's this chill old dude who sells gundams and 18+ doujinshi.
Yeah, I think neko neko closed down a bit back, as for the other two, I'll probably go check them out. Also is Ushicon worth going to? They had ads for it at the Madoka movie, but it didn't look like much.
Yeah, Neko Neko's closed.
I don't really go to Resurrected Games that much, but Dragon's Lair has some fun anime-related things from time to time. I bought some Tanto Cuore sets there(Dominion-style living card game, but with maids). They also have a mostly-inactive Weiss Schwarz community going on. I went there earlier today and they had the Bakemonogatari starter decks in stock. They've got a decent selection of manga and artbooks, too.
Ushicon's really tiny. Like, a dealer room, a maid cafe, a game room, and maybe 8 or so other rooms for screenings and small panels. If you've got friends, or want to make friends, I guess it's okay. Last year I ended up mostly playing 2-player Typing of the Dead and playing Madoka songs on violin.
I've only ever been to Hypno once and it really doesn't have much in terms of anime. Card attack seems like it's a l solely about yugioh and pokemom but maybe I'll take a look today.
Yeah, friends... I think I'll pass on the Ushi, nice to know about the other two places though. Sounds like they may be worth a look at least.
So the "anime" store in Town Square Las Vegas is just pleb grade?
Do they sell BluRays though? How about some Good-Smile figures?
Kawaii poop store
All you kids in DFW better be rollin off your tits when you watch your animus.
Bitch didnt let me have her PSG poster. I was pissed.
I bought a Sailor Jupiter keychain afterwards
I live in Midland and unless youve been to Hastings, no, theres nothing here.
I've never seen an anime store. Where I live, the DVDs/Blu-Rays are just sold at electronic markets where one copy with 3 episodes is priced at 40 bucks.
I want to work there just to come to threads ike this and talk about the horrible stories.
At first I thought you were from Ukraine and wanted to ask how is it there, but then I saw the later part and got a bit disappointed.
Are there any anons from Yurop?
Yeah, they don't really sell any actual anime, but then again who actually buys anime
Oh man, this makes me nostalgic. I went to Lausanne to visit my aunt back in 2005, and visited this place all the time. I was happy to see it was still around when I went back to visit in 2012.
There's other people that watch anime in Perth?
Well I'll be damned.
Yeah, the only thing I'd be looking for would be figs or random merch. Might as well just order it off the internet.
What nigga ?
Damn. The Hastings here in Odessa seem more Magic The Gathering oriented.
They might have it. You do know Kinokuniya sells used manga as well?
The only one I know of might as well be a Hello Kitty store case that's almost all they fucking have.
Does anyone know if there are any good anime stores in Riverside?
>chinatown in Toronto
Don't you mean Toronto?
Nice place, actually ended up picking up the bakemonogatari deck. Lady behind the counter knew what I was taking about when I asked for the bakemono cards.
Take his job
has anyone ever been to the store behind anime extreme in Toronto?
This store in particular actually. I was wondering if there are any regulars in Toronto who go to this store.
From my experience, those who travel from convention to convention will mostly be online, or they'll be convention only.
A physical store is too big an expensive, if they aren't going to be in it must of the time.
Physical store tend to only run stall at convention that's within 1, at must 2 days, travel with car and trailer to bring along their goods.
From my experience running a stall at conventions in europe, those who travel from convention to convention will mostly be online, or they'll be convention only.
A physical store is too big an expensive, if they aren't going to be in it must of the time.
Physical store tend to only run stall at convention that's within 1, at must 2 days, travel with car and trailer to bring along their goods.
I haven't seen an anime store yet. Marukai sells manga, that's about it.
When I was in China around new year's I saw a store in a shopping mall dedicated entirely to One Piece. It was a legit store and all too. Pretty sick stuff.
San Francisco's Japantown is always overpriced as fuck, very limited selection, and most of the figures are fake. Hell, every single nendroid in the place is fake.
The only good thing is the hobby shop near theKinokuniya. All sorts of model kits and gunpla, ranging from historical to anime, the tiny tv in the back of the place is always showing GuP, and the owners are really cool.
>being autismally insecure about your hobbies
1. Go outside
2. Realize that the average active adult does not have the mental energy to spare on truly giving a shit about what you do in your spare time, and that if you have a social problem, it's because you're either boring or unpleasant to interact with
3. Congratulations, you now have a better understanding of your place in the world as well as a tighter handle on your ego.
Hey, man, Riverside over here, too. Anybody know one?
It is true. Funimation just torrents anime then dubs it, then sells it. It is a proven fact.
The mall may as well be servicing a town of 200,000, which does not count as a small town.
Is this the gamestop of anime?
You need to look harder.
Chinatown, check the store located inside the chinatown market. They sell figures such as nendoroids/figmas/pvcs
for books and magazines, japan center and jp books which are both in picadilly circus
Iv been to Anime Pop in Dallas then I re meet the guy at Matsuri and he seemed cool but knew almost nothing about current shows.
>mfw visiting Faraos Cigar in Copenhagen
>mfw entering the comics/anime/manga department
It's horrible. It's filled with greasy weebs and the prices are insane.
>That xbox huge Tintin figurine that costs around $10000
Pretty clear it's a comic store first, and anime/manga kinda came afterward.
as evident by the life size Tintin figurine.
You guys know anything about the new place that opened last month?
Naw man, where?
Gothersgade 135, called Animerch.
Huh. I'll check it out next time in Copenhagen.
Is this something new or is it the same place that has the bruce lee posters and cheapy swords
Also near North East Mall there is a small store part of a shopping center and they sell some cosplay stuff like links shield and they have a fair amount of plushies
Neither in mine, third world country, companies don't even ship here
SoCal has Westminster Mall, which has a shop called "Small Wonders." They have bootlegs, but it's all in a section that has warning labels that state they are bootlegs and not for collectors, so I found that pretty cool of them. A lot of figures, but still probably cheaper to get online. There's also Kinokuniya in Costa Mesa and LA, Anime Jungle in LA, BookOff in Westminster Mall and Costa Mesa, and some anime store in Mainplace Mall.
>implying a bunch of foreigners downloading chinese cartoons never intended to be sold to is hurting anyone, outside of shitty nonunion licensors
There's a few in Pacific Mall in Markham that are good. They have a ton of gunpla for ok prices and a fair amount of figures, normally on high markup though. Most of the store owners are pretty nice and will let you haggle a bit.
>tfw passed by there to go pee in the food court
Well, of course it would. It's a shop. It needs to make money. Those things are cash cows. You are an idiot for using the word probably. Baka, baaaaaka.
No, didn't know. Is there different sections in the store or is everything all together? I haven't been to the one in my area yet.
>there are almost always some threads with people from Dallas.
>Am I justified in thinking that this is strange?
D/FW has an estimated pop. of 6,526,548 so you are bound to see a couple of them on the internet and in addition to the Texas stronk attitude we have it makes sense you see people letting other people know on the internet where they are from
mah Texas niggas
i'm from fort worth as well.
they only sell bootleg chinese stuff
beware what you buy.
really? haven't been to grapevine in awhile. might have to check it out now
Going outside is bad.
Going outside in Texas is worse.
>last summer had multiple consecutive days of 100+ temps
>past november we get iced over and can't drive anywhere
I enjoy living in D/FW, but fuck
Not to mention that you're surrounded by Texans.
They're not the bad ones.
What's annoying as shit are the people who moved to Texas from a bordering state and constantly bitch about how Texas in inferior to Oklahoma or Louisiana for some inane reason.
>They're not the bad ones.
Yes, they are.
Sorry you feel that way.
>They're not the bad ones.
They are also the bad ones.
Texas has a textbook inferiority complex, which is why they're always aggressively boasting about irrelevant things like being the 2nd largest state.
>always aggressively boasting about irrelevant things like being the 2nd largest state
I don't know people who do that irl, but fuck them.
Maybe it's just the ones who leave and come to my area.
Huh, maybe it's just people who move for work who boast / complain.
I know you made this post 8 hours ago but I fucking love that place.
>move for work who boast / complain
referring to >>100993482 people just do this in general
but it makes sense because if you live in Texas why would you boast about shit to another Texan
Still hanging out in this thread bb also I got both Future Days by Can and When the Kite String Pops by Acid Bath there
shit's so cash while robbing me of all my cash
Yeah, I always buy tons there too. My father use to take me there when I was very young. Back then, that place looked like a huge castle
Regardless if this is meant to be taken as a joke,
I for one don't like when Funi and friends get to put out and sell. Honestly, if you did think that buying inb4 'buyfag' from them supported the industry there's your issue. It's like buying music from iTunes.
If more industries would put out subtitled copies of their anime before or even deny to license overseas with their shit, I'd be fine. My example is the Steins;Gate movie, I bought it, the subs were good and no yellow text.
There's a place in Toronto that has decent figmas and manga. They have shit all in terms of BDs though
I have a similar memory. My dad used to take me to Tower Records out in Dallas, but I think they closed up at some point.
They sound smart.
Nobody buys R1 BDs anymore.
I would have bought Lain if they had it.
Why don't people buy R1?
dubs aside the mastering should be essentially the same
>getting jelly like this
Kinokuniya has the same collection, and if you want to preorder a book/manga or even a figurine, they will ship it at their place, free of charge.
Are you me? I haven't been there in 8 years.
Because why buy when the money isn't even going right back to the studio and you can easily pirate instead?
You can name the odd example like Big O, sure, but overseas success almost never translated into subsequent seasons.
>mastering should be essentially the same
Nope. In order to prevent reverse-importing (since the overseas market wasn't going to pay $50 for two episodes), the Japanese companies forced the localizers to use inferior-quality sources.
Also, the yellow subs are hideous.
>Because why buy when the money isn't even going right back to the studio and you can easily pirate instead?
I thought most gaijins were too lazy to import or pirate
>You can name the odd example like Big O, sure, but overseas success almost never translated into subsequent seasons.
I know that.
>Nope. In order to prevent reverse-importing (since the overseas market wasn't going to pay $50 for two episodes), the Japanese companies forced the localizers to use inferior-quality sources.
Italian Madoka, Funimation Lain
>Also, the yellow subs are hideous.
th-they still do that?
Get the sonic doll.
Gotta go fast
Fort Worth Strong
This picture was taken 2 years ago, they still have the same type of anime books and manga, but newer nendos, figmas and figurines.
None around where I live. I would buy that Lelouch poster though
I meant the same lineup of stuff, but include the anime books and mangas on the new stuff too, derp.
Have any denver/coloradofags been to a store here? How are they?
Sorry for the late reply, anon. I didn't even know this thread was still going on!
I went about 3 months ago so I don't remember very well. I know they sell Good Smile nendroids but, other than that I'm not sure they have figs from Good Smile.
Also, they do sell DVDs but I don't remember seeing any blu rays.
Sorry, I'm not very helpful!!
Riverside County represent.
Actually just moved here from the midwest.
I don't know any good places in the county either. I order online, or if I'm in LA or SF I go hit up those Kinokuniya places. The pricing isn't too hot but that is the nature of the beast.
Little Tokyo in LA is a fun touristy place to hit if you're into that, the weeabo autistic nerd level is so high that I felt like a fucking normal over there. Some pretty solid cosplayers, aggressive homeless people (I guess you'd have to be in LA), and multiple goddamn MLP groups sketching fucking ponies on everything. Who gives those people chalk?
I assume they just generate it from their bodies. How do you like Riverside compared to the Midwest?
I'll see if I can hit it next time I'm near LA. Thanks.
To my fellow Triad anons in NC. Do any of you know of an anime store nearby?
>live in Tokyo
>anime shops galore
>neat finds everywhere
>everything is scalper prices, even from second hand stores
Do people actually pay over 50000¥ for a used copy of the Texnolyze Blu-Ray box?
How do lone NEETs in Japan survive? At least we can torrent.
you can always go to frank n sons collectibles in City of Industry, CA. They got tons of weaboo shit there, I mean a ton of weaboo shit.
I've been there before. Only once, but it was really cool.
I moved out of toronto last year, been to anime extreme a bunch of times and never even knew this existed, what the fuck is it?
Where my LA bros at?
this place kinda sucks dick though, and the guys working there are gay as shit
Don't have one have a bunch of asian supermarkets H-mart, Assi plaza. the only one that sells books is Mitsuwa but they are not in english.
the only thing worth looking at in there is the figures, also theres a place down the street, its a bookstore and they have some bitchin LNs/Figs/BDs/CDs/And magazines, its called Kinokuniya books
That place is sick I get my drinks and hair products from there
I'm LA-ish. Any other places?
Kinokuniya and Anime jungle
Just walk around little tokyo and youll find some shops with merch
I used to live nearby a nico nico store at the mall. It was mostly casual shit. It is still better just to order stuff online.
The problem with ordering online is that it can be difficult to gauge the quality without being able to touch it.
There isn't one sadly. However there is an anime con at the Marriott in Winston-Salem this March 12-14.
Are there any good stores in Phoenix? At all? The only one I ever went to (Arizona Mills) sold domestic figures, bootleg shit (buttons, CDs, everything else), and Big 3 garbage.
they are typically overpriced, i managed to haggle an eva figure they were trying to sell for 72 dollars. Bought a mari holographic mousepad but it obviously works like shit
Cool. There's a Bakemonogatari draft at Dragon's Lair on February 16 at 1 PM. I won't go, since I'm really only interested in Madoka cards for now.
If you need anyone to play, just contact my fake email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Steins;Gate movie was subbed by a Japanese to Italian translator.
Orange has a couple that have either gone out of business or just disappeared off the face of the earth, but there's a couple lying around in various malls, one of which that still sells lucky star figures and other stuff that aired around the time. Pretty sure the asians that work there judge anyone who walks in though
There's also a hobby shop across the street from it that sells gunpla. The guy running the store is also pretty cool to talk to.
What part of San Fran is this Japan Town located in?
I worked for All 4 Anime years ago. There used to be three locations, AZ Mills, Paradise Valley and Metrocenter. Metrocenter was the original store, PV and Mills closed. I don't even know if Metro is still around. The owners were good people but had terrible business sense.
I brought it up with the owner it up with the owners many times that bootlegs hurt the business more than they helped. Their reasoning was that it was cheaper for them to buy from a bootleg supplier and sell the items at a big markup. The bootleg items sat on the shelves and in storage for months on end and we never sold enough to break even.
The AZ Mills store closed less than a year after it had opened because all it carried was bootlegs and keychain crap and there was little to no traffic. He did cut down on bootlegs at the Metrocenter location and carried a wider variety of merchandise, t-shirts, shitty cosplay, statues, figures and gunpla kits and they sold really well
But we always got a limited supply of the legit merchandise. The owner would order three of an item each month and we pretty much sold out the same day we got them. The rest of the month sales were slow because all we had after shipment day was keychains, bootlegs and shitty expensive cosplay.
They didn't want to advertise, conventions, word of mouth and being buddies with employees at Suncoast (now closed) and Atomic Comics (also closed) were how we got our customer base at Metro.
>visit /a/ for the first time in a long time
>suddenly see the anime shop from down the street
I got a rad iphone case and a one piece bath mat from them, so they're not all bad.
So the Phoenix scene is as horrible as I figured.
Dallas anon here, stores are far from where I live
went to grapevine mall but they didnt have a gunblade, only squall wall scroll
Yeah, saw that place once, looked pretty shit.
What a nice case. Do they make any eva cases for Nexus 4?
bed time for me.
There was a shop in San Francisco that sold GKs and accessories like keychains and wallscrolls that played GuP on their TV, with Hiryuu subs.
A little late to the party but there is the Toyko Underground in perth CBD. (the name is a lie. they are on the second floor.)
they have some pretty good stuff
they have a decent gundam selection