Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: September 2, 2021 at 17:02 PHT (GMT+8)
As soon as we reach the -ber months, we start online shopping in hopes of finding the perfect Christmas present (sometimes for others, mostly for ourselves).
Now it's no surprise to most people that anime merchandise can be expensive, what with their high quality, limited quantity, and rarity. There's also shipping costs and taxes to consider (and whether that dakimakura is going to stay on the bed for good, regardless of who sees it).
So, here's a short list of practical anime merchandise the AniRadioPlus staff wishes we could buy if our bank account were as balance unlimited as Fugou Keiji's Daisuke Kambe. Emphasis on PRACTICAL. The dream purchase is justified.
Note: This is not a sponsored article. But we wouldn't mind if it was. ;)
5. Boku No Hero Academia Jump Shop Deku Yellow Backpack
For a long day ahead at school/work/etc., we might as well feel like a superhero protagonist with Izuku Midoriya/Deku's backpack from the My Hero Academia series. At the very least, this backpack looks like it's got superpowers for spreading happiness with that fun yellow color.
This backpack retails for JPY 21,000 on Aitai Kuji.
4. Tokyo Revengers x R4G Collaboration Sweatpants Black
For those rebellious days, better to make a gangster statement with a pair of loose, comfortable sweatpants from Tokyo Revengers. It would be awesome to fight bullies in these, but maybe not sleep. For sleep, giving in sounds just fine.
These sweatpants retail for JPY 8,000 on Aitai Kuji.
3. Kimetsu No Yaiba Super Groupies Collection Watch Rengoku Kyojuro
Nothing like a stylish Kimetsu no Yaiba/Demon Slayer watch to remind us to stay strong and get through a busy day (or to remind us to cry and watch the Mugen Train movie. That works too).
This watch retails for JPY 16,300 on Aitai Kuji.
2. Free! Series KyoAni Shop Thanks! Birthday Goods Bottle Set Makoto Tachibana
Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) is spoiling us with this generous set of practical items featuring the sweet, nurturing Makoto Tachibana from Free! It comes with a bottle & keychain set, tapestry, clear file, and can badge set. Nothing like showing off we're ready to work and stay hydrated with Makoto by our side.
This set retails for JPY 4,200 on Aitai Kuji.
1. Jujutsu Kaisen Furyu Noodle Topper Figurine Satoru Gojo
Not-so-healthy snack time is a little more fun with a noodle topper featuring Jujutsu Kaisen's most powerful sorcerer, Satoru Gojo. Protect your noodles from getting cold as well as from evil spirits. And yes, this is a practical purchase.
This item retails for JPY 3,000 on Aitai Kuji.
Source: Aitai Kuji