When it comes to anime and manga, many people think of Akihabara.
However, Ikebukuro is home to the world’s largest anime shop, the Animate Ikebukuro Main Store, which is dotted with official shops for Evangelion, ONE PIECE, Pokemon, Kamen Rider, and more.
There are also shops that handle deep genres such as doujinshi and boys’ love.
In Ikebukuro, you can enjoy everything from anime and manga classics to deep worlds in a compact way.
- 1.World’s largest class! animate Ikebukuro Main Store/アニメイト池袋本店
- 2.【13】Official Anime and Manga Shops in Ikebukuro
- 2-1.Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo & Pikachu Sweets/ポケモンセンターメガトウキョー ＆ ピカチュウスイーツ
- 2-2.SANRIO CAFE Ikbukuro/サンリオカフェ 池袋店
- 2-3.SANRIO Tobu Department Store/サンリオ 東武百貨店池袋
- 2-4.Yamada Denki’s GUNDAM Floor/ヤマダデンキのGUNDAM専用フロア
- 2-5.KAMEN RIDER THE DINER/仮面ライダー ザ ダイナー
- 2-6.EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01
- 2-7.MUGIWARA STORE/麦わらストア
- 2-8.Crayon Shin-chan Cinema Parade/クレヨンしんちゃんシネマパレード
- 2-11.CAFE CINNAMON/カフェ シナモン
- 2-12.Suica penguin cake/Suicaのペンギンケーキ
- 2-13.【Summer】ULTRA HEROES EXPO/【夏】ウルトラヒーローズEXPO
- 3.A manga museum near the site of Tokiwa-so, the origin of manga
- 4.If you like doujinshi and boys love! To Ikebukuro Otome Road 【4】
1.World’s largest class! animate Ikebukuro Main Store/アニメイト池袋本店
In Ikebukuro, in addition to the world’s largest anime shop, anime Mate, there are many Animate affiliated stores such as multiple animate cafes and cosplay shops.
You will surely find goods that support your “Oshi-Katsu（推し活）”.
2.【13】Official Anime and Manga Shops in Ikebukuro
2-1.Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo & Pikachu Sweets/ポケモンセンターメガトウキョー ＆ ピカチュウスイーツ
Located on the 2nd floor of Sunshine City Alpa, a landmark in Ikebukuro.
You can enjoy taking commemorative photos with Pikachu and other Pokemon.
There is the world’s first Pokémon GO official space
In addition, there is also a Pikachu Sweets by Pokemon specializing in takeout.
You can enjoy without reservation.
＞Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo & Pikachu Sweets Official Site
2-2.SANRIO CAFE Ikbukuro/サンリオカフェ 池袋店
Go down the Ikebukuro landmark Sunshine 60 escalator (next to Nitori) and you will see it on your right.
At SANRIO CAFE, you can enjoy Sanrio characters with take-out and eat-in.
2-3.SANRIO Tobu Department Store/サンリオ 東武百貨店池袋
There are several Sanrio stores in Ikebukuro.
At the entrance of Sanrio on the 1st floor of Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro, you will be welcomed by Sanrio characters dressed as owls.
This is hospitality unique to Ikebukuro.
2-4.Yamada Denki’s GUNDAM Floor/ヤマダデンキのGUNDAM専用フロア
On the 7th floor of the YAMADA IKEBUKURO Outlet Reuse & Tax Free Building, there is a GUNDAM dedicated floor.
With the east exit of Ikebukuro Station in the background, it is not “LABI1 LIFE SELECT Ikebukuro” across Meiji Dori, but the smaller Yamada Denki on the left.
Completed gunpla are humorously displayed, so you can enjoy just looking at them.
＞YAMADA IKEBUKURO OUTLET/REUSE & TAX FREE HOUSE
2-5.KAMEN RIDER THE DINER/仮面ライダー ザ ダイナー
At “KAMEN RIDER THE DINER” on the 4th floor of Pasela Resorts Ikebukuro main store at the west exit of Ikebukuro Station, you can enjoy the world of new and old Kamen Rider with food and drinks.
＞KAMEN RIDER THE DINER（仮面ライダー ザ ダイナー）公式サイト
※Advance reservation recommended
2-6.EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01
On the 2nd floor of Ikebukuro P’PARCO, there is EVANGELION STORE’s flagship store “EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01”.
I am overjoyed that Evangelion chose Ikebukuro as the location for its flagship store.
All items of “EVANGELION” such as apparel items, figures, and miscellaneous goods are available.
＞EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01公式サイト
Located on the 2nd floor of Sunshine City Alpa, where there is also a Pokemon Center.
The official goods shop of “ONE PIECE”.
You are happy that there is also a photo shooting spot(￣▽+￣*)
2-8.Crayon Shin-chan Cinema Parade/クレヨンしんちゃんシネマパレード
A new concept store commemorating the 30th anniversary of Crayon Shin-chan’s movie will open on the 2nd floor of Sunshine Alpa, where you can find Pokemon and One Piece!
The interior of the store is full of special decorations filled with the history of 30 movies.
＞Crayon Shin-chan Cinema Parade Offcial twitter
On the first basement floor of Sunshine City Alpa, a brown Totoro is waiting at the bus stop in front of Inari.
Not only “My Neighbor Totoro” but also “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “Spirited Away”, “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”, and other character goods from Studio Ghibli works are plentiful.
＞DONGURI（acorn）Republic Offcial Site
Nippon Animation’s official shop on the 2nd floor of Sunshine City Alpa
We are making conscientious works such as World Masterpiece Theater such as Marco, A Dog of Flanders, and Future Boy Conan.
2-11.CAFE CINNAMON/カフェ シナモン
Located near Minami Ikebukuro Park, this is a permanent concept cafe that thoroughly reproduces “Cafe Cinnamon” that appears in the idol production game app “Ensemble Stars!! (Ansta)”.
It seems that not only the original fan but also the general public can make it.
It’s a complete reservation system (advance lottery), so let’s make a reservation on the official website before going out♪
2-12.Suica penguin cake/Suicaのペンギンケーキ
That Suica penguin has become a cake and a pudding.
Take-out is available at the cake and bakery shop on the 1st floor of Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro, which is operated by the JR Hotel Group.
＞Suica penguin｜Hotel Metropolitan
2-13.【Summer】ULTRA HEROES EXPO/【夏】ウルトラヒーローズEXPO
Every summer, Ultraman comes to Sunshine City in Ikebukuro.
＞ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2022
※The link is for the summer of 2022.
3.A manga museum near the site of Tokiwa-so, the origin of manga
3-1.Tokiwaso Manga Museum/トキワ荘マンガミュージアム
Manga is the origin of Japanese animation and games.
The origin of the manga was the wooden two-story apartment “Tokiwa-so” located in “Shiinamachi”, one station from Ikebukuro on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.
Mr. Osamu Tezuka, Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio, Mr. Fujiko Fujiko (A), Mr. Shotaro Ishinomori, Mr. Fujio Akatsuka, and other eminent manga artists worked hard at Tokiwa-so and left the nest.
The Tokiwa-so Manga Museum opened near the site of Tokiwa-so.
＞Tokiwaso Manga Museum Offcial Site
4.If you like doujinshi and boys love! To Ikebukuro Otome Road 【4】
Otome Road has everything (*￣∇￣)ノ
4-1.Comic Toranoana/とらのあな 池袋店
There are two stores in Ikebukuro.
There are 6 stores in Ikebukuro.
There are 14 stores in Ikebukuro.