I’m sure you’ll agree with me that:

 

1. It’s tough to find stores that sell anime t-shirts.

 

2. When you’re about to come to Japan, one of the things you want to buy most are cool T-Shirts of your favorite anime.

 

It turns out that even in Japan it’s not easy to find Anime T-Shirts, but don’t fret. I already found the best stores where you can buy tees of:

 

  • Dragon Ball
  • Naruto
  • One Punch Man
  • Sword Art Online
  • Steins; Gate
  • One Piece
  • Etc.

 

In this post, I’ll tell you the best of the best.

 

 

5. Animate

 

You may have already heard of Animate. It is one of the biggest Anime stores in Japan. In Animate, you can find tees of Code Geass, My Hero Academia (Boku No Hero Academia), Steins; Gate, etc.

 

Besides T-shirts, you’ll also run into Anime hoodies.

 

Fate Apocrypha's hoodie
Fate Apocrypha’s hoodie

 

Saber’s hoodie Fate Stay Night
Saber’s hoodie

 

Although the shop has merchandise of hundreds of different anime, the variety of tees and hoodies is a bit limited.

 

My Hero Academia T-Shirt
My Hero Academia T-Shirt

 

Animate has several branches throughout Japan. For example, it has stores at Otome Road, Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc.

 

 

On the official Animate website (only available in Japanese) you can find all the stores open in Japan.

 

 

4. Jump Shop

 

This is my favorite Anime goods store.

 

 

They have branches in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and many other cities. Jump Store is a store with hundreds of products from Shueisha’s anime.

 

They sell cool T-shirts of Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, D-Gray Man, Saint Seiya and other anime from Shueisha.

 

They sell hoodies too!

 

Naruto hoodie
Photo credit: Jump Shop on Twitter

 

They even have T-shirts of Slam Dunk!!!!

 

 

The tees in the Jump Store have fantastic designs and good quality.

 

You’ll come across a vast variety of iconic products from Shueisha’s Jump manga and anime.

 

For example, they sell Luffy Straw Hat, the Senzu bean, Boku no Hero Academia mugs, etc.

 

In Tokyo, they have branches in:

 

  • Tokyo Dome
  • Skytree
  • Tokyo Station (Character Street).

 

Here you will find the address of every store. Don’t forget to use Google Translate since the page is only in Japanese.

 

 

3. UNQLO

 

You have undoubtedly heard of UNIQLO(ウニクロ). It is probably the biggest clothing company in Japan.

 

 

Currently, UNIQLO is selling tees of:

 

  • One Piece
  • Gundam
  • Street Fighter
  • Hunter X Hunter (sale starts on May 27th)
  • Bleach (sale starts on May 27th)
  • My Hero Academia (sale starts on May 27th)
  • Naruto (sale starts on May 27th)
  • Inuyasha (sale starts on May 27th)
  • and may more

 

The best part is that they are pretty cheap, only 10 USD!

 

 

UNIQLO has hundreds of stores throughout Japan so it will not be difficult to find one.

 

Note: UNIQLO doesn’t sell Anime T-shirts all year, so if you go they might not be on sale.

 

 

2. Cospa Akihabara

 

Located in Akihabara, in Cospa Akihabara you can find amazing T-Shirts of:

 

  • Re:Zero
  • Fate series (Fate Stay Night, Fate Apocrypha, etc.)
  • Girls und Panzer
  • Sword Art Online
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Etc.

 

Puella Magi Madoka Magica T Shirt in Tokyo
Puella Magi Madoka Magica T Shirt in Tokyo

 

 

Rem (Re:Zero) T Shirt in Tokyo
Rem (Re:Zero) T Shirt in Tokyo

 

 

Fate Stay Night & Fate/Apocrypha T-Shirts
Fate/stay night & Fate/Apocrypha T-Shirts

 

They even sell the Cosplay of Saitama from One Punch Man!!

 

 

Location:

 

Nearest station: 5 minutes walking from Akihabara station.

Working Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

In English: 1 Chome-10-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021

 

It’s on the fourth floor of this building.

 

COSPA Akihabara Store
COSPA Akihabara Store

 

Note: COSPA also has a store located in Terminal 1 of Narita Airport.

 

Cospa Akihabara (Narita store)
Cospa Akihabara (Narita store)

 

1. Cospa GEE! Store

 

There is no doubt that the best store to buy Anime T-Shirts is GEE! Store.

 

GEE! Store has an immense diversity of Anime T-shirts with extraordinary designs.

 

You will find T-Shirts of:

 

  • One Punch Man
  • Yu Gi Oh
  • Gintama
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Overlord
  • Attack On Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin)
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Gundam
  • Steins Gate
  • Detective Conan
  • Etc.

 

Shingeki No Kyojin T-Shirt in Tokyo
Shingeki no Kyojin T-Shirt in Tokyo

 

They even have T-Shirts of Psycho-Pass and Menma from Ano Hana.

 

Pyscho Pass & Ano Hana T-Shirt in Tokyo
Pyscho Pass & Ano Hana T Shirt in Tokyo

 

There also have goods from Kizuna Ai, Japan’s most famous virtual youtuber.

 

Saitama (One Punch Man) T-Shirt in Tokyo
Saitama (One Punch Man) T-Shirt in Tokyo

 

If you are looking for Dragon Ball, Naruto or One Piece T-Shirts don’t worry. GEE! Store has you covered with the most of any of these stores.

 

Dragon Ball T Shirts GEE! Store Tokyo
Dragon Ball T Shirts GEE! Store Tokyo

 

And yes, there’s also tees from Steins: Gate. In GEE! Store I bought a shirt of Makise Kurisu, my favorite female character.

 

Steins:Gate T-Shirt in Tokyo

 

Likewise, you will find Anime Cosplay Costumes, key chains, mugs, etc.

 

If you want to try a T-Shirt, you have to ask a staff member first. They have T-shirts that you can try on.

 

Don’t forget to ask for the GEE! Store card, as they will give you points for every 500 yen that you spend with cash or every 1,000 yen if you pay with a credit card.

 

By the way, they don’t offer tax-free or returns, so be careful and make sure you’ll wear it!

 

Cospa Gee! Store has two locations in Akihabara.

 

Store 1 (same building as COSPA AKIHABARA)

 

Closest Station: 5 walking from Akihabara Station

Working Hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (weekends and holidays close at 7:00 p.m.)

Address:  〒101-0021 東京都千代田区外神田1丁目10−11

In English: 1 Chome-10-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021

 

Store 2

 

Closest Station: 5 walking from Akihabara Station

Working Hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (weekends and holidays close at 7:00 p.m.)

Address: 〒101-0021 東京都千代田区外神田3丁目15 外神田3-15-5

In English: GEESTORE AKIBA.2F,3-15-5 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

 

GEE! Store is located on the second floor of this building.

 

 

 

GEE! Store Akihabara
GEE! Store Akihabara

 

GEE! Store also has branches in Shibuya, Osaka (DenDenTown), Nagoya, and Fukuoka. You can find more information here.

 

BONUS: If you are looking for Evangelion T-shirts, the best place to find them is at the official store located in Fuji Q Highland or Ikebukuro.

Recommendation

 

Usually, the stores only sell merchandise of trending anime.

 

For example, I have been living in Tokyo for more than three years, and somehow I have never found Full Metal Alchemist, Death Note or Monster T-Shirts (pretty disappointing isn’t?).

 

My best advice for you is to go to the stores that I mentioned before. If you don’t find the anime of your preference, buy it online (believe me, it took me a while to find these stores).

 

There are more designs in an online store.

 

For example, if you are looking for the Saitama’s hoodie that says Oppai (boobs in Japanese) or a Full Metal Alchemist T-Shirt, an online shop will be your best ally.