There are many streaming services available that offer a wide range of anime and movies. These services include Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. You might be unsure where to begin when shopping for anime fans this holiday season. There are many options available, including Blu-ray sets, anime-inspired video games, merchandise, and more. Buying them a subscription to one of the aforementioned anime streaming services is one of the best gifts you could give them as well.
Although it’s best to ask your fans directly about their favorite anime movies and shows, we can point you in the right direction for anime gift ideas that anime lovers would love to receive. These are the top gifts for anime lovers in 2020.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the few anime video games that accurately captures the feel and look of the show. GameSpot gave the game a 9/10 rating. Peter Brown, a critic, wrote that “FighterZ” is complex enough to be enjoyed even by competitors in fighting games. However, it was designed to appeal to the hearts of Dragon Ball’s most passionate fans. It’s also certain that those same qualities will attract people who have never tried the series.
Pokemon Sword and Shield
Last year’s mainline Pokemon games, Pokemon Sword & Shield, were released. Since then, Nintendo has released the first two DLC packs as part of its Pokemon Sword & Shield expansion pass. The Isle of Armor was released earlier in the year. The Crown Tundra DLC will be available October 22. Both games will be available by the holidays. You can now buy one of the base games and the full expansion pass if you are shopping for someone who missed Pokemon Sword and Shield. The bundle is $90 and includes the expansion. There is no discount. But it would make a great gift for a Pokemon lover. GameSpot rated the games 9/10. For their rewards in raids and free exploration.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions was released in August. It is based on the popular anime sports and features fast-paced soccer gameplay as well as story modes that cover both original and anime content.
Promare Blu Ray Steelbook
Promare, one of the most popular anime films of 2019, is action-packed and set in a world where half the population has died from spontaneous combustion. A group of mutants with pyrokinetic ability are left behind. Studio Trigger, the studio behind Kill la Kill and other anime films, has made Promare one of the most popular anime films. It’s also available in this limited-edition steelbook that makes an excellent gift for anime fans.
Weathering with you Limited-Edition Blu Ray Steelbook
Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You tells the story of a girl who can manipulate the weather and her friendship to a boy who ran away from home. Beautiful, funny and heartbreaking, Weathering With You is worthy successor to Your Name. Even if they haven’t seen it yet, they will appreciate this limited-edition steelbook with special features.
Cowboy Bebop: Complete Series Steelbook Set
A brand new steelbook package containing four Blu-ray discs contains the entire Cowboy Bebop anime, which is hugely popular sci-fi animation about a group galactic bounty hunters. The package includes all episodes of the anime, as well as special features such English and Japanese commentary, interviews, and many more. This limited edition of Cowboy Bebop will be a treasure trove for fans.
Complete Dragon Ball Box Set
This complete box set contains all 16 volumes from the original Dragon Ball manga. The manga follows Goku (a strange boy with a tail) as he seeks out seven artifacts called the Dragon Balls. These are believed to grant any person who finds all of them. This manga is a great buy if you’re curious about Goku’s story.
Akira 35th anniversary box set and 4K Bluray
This 35th anniversary box set makes a great gift, whether they are a long-time Akira fan or just starting to read the manga. This set contains six hardcover volumes, each with original Japanese art and the right-to left reading format. The set includes the manga as well as the Akira Club artbook and an exclusive iron on patch.
Akira fans will be pleased to know that a limited edition 4K Blu-ray Blu-ray of the movie is available. Preorders at Amazon can guarantee you a Blu-ray the day of release. This limited edition includes a fully restored version of the 1988 film in 4K Ultra HD and Bluray formats, as well as special features such a storyboard collection and the ending credits from the original theatrical release.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Alphonse Elric
While Nendoroids can be more expensive than Funko Pops but are also of higher quality and feel like collectibles, they are still very affordable. There are many Nendoroids for anime fans. This one, featuring Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist, Brotherhood, caught our attention. You can give Al different expressions and have him look in different directions with the multiple faceplates on the Nendo. There are also two kittens that you can display next to him because he is a cat lover.
Collection of stickers for Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket was a popular manga in the 2000s. A remake of the original Fruits Basket anime is currently being made. This adorable sticker set costs only $1 at Right Stuf Anime, and makes a great stocking stuffer.
TeePublic has thousands of designs by independent artists that can printed on T-shirts or other apparel. It’s well worth it. You can search for “anime” on the internet, but this design by Illustrata caught our attention with its retro, vaporwave style design. You can customize everything about your order from the color and design of the T-shirt to the cut and style.