Although the holiday shopping season takes on a decidedly different form this year, some things remain the same: Namely, the day after Thanksgiving is when most people get serious -- or else panicked -- about finding the perfect gifts for the loved ones on their lists.
If you haven't settled on presents for those fans of anime and manga on your shopping list, CBR has some ideas, ranging from the classics (Akira) to the more contemporary (Chainsaw Man).
The Legend of Zelda - Legendary Edition Box Set
Buy Now for $88.06For that special Legend of Zelda fan on your list, there's this Legendary Edition box set from Viz Media, containing five hardcover collections of the long-running manga series by Akira Himekawa. The set features Ocarina of Time; Majora's Mask and A Link to the Past; Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages; Four Swords; The Minish Cap and Phantom Hourglass; plus an exclusive new poster illustrated by Akira Himekawa.
My Hero Academia Titan Hero Ornament 8-Pack
Buy Now for $71.99Bring the characters of My Hero Academia home for the holidays with this My Hero Academia Hero Ornament 8-Pack, available exclusively from Funimation. The pack features 3-inch-tall figures of Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, All Might, Ochaco Uraraka, Tomura Shigaraki, Shoto Todoroki, Dabi and Kimio Toga, each with articulated, oversized heads, poseable arms, and a loop to hang them from the tree -- or from hooks on the mantle.
CALPICO 4-Flavor Japanese Drink Pack
Buy Now for $49.99For that otaku in your life, why not go all-in with CALPICO, the non-carbonated soft drink sold in Japan as CALPIS? Now available in the United States, it's a light, refreshing fruit drink that balances sweet and tangy. The pack contains 24 16.9 fluid-ounce bottles in strawberry, lychee, white peach and mango flavors. It's seriously tasty.
Akira Limited Edition
Buy Now for $42.99Thirty-two years after its release, Katsuhiro Otomo's pioneering cyberpunk anime Akira still maintains a grip on audiences and the medium. Released by Funimation, this limited edition boasts remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio, along with such extras as a storyboard collection and end credits from the theatrical release. It makes a great gift for both longtime fans and those new to futuristic Neo Tokyo.
Tokyo Ghoul:re Complete Box Set
Buy Now for $123.61The entire 16-volume sequel to Sui Ishida's popular dark-fantasy manga, Tokyo Ghoul, is collected in this massive box set published by Viz Media. In Tokyo Ghoul:re, the Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization battling ghouls, which are terrorizing Tokyo. To meet that threat, the CCG implants its human investigators with the ghouls' kagune -- that is, its predatory organ. This new procedure is untested, but what could possibly go wrong?
Funimation's 25th Anniversary Chrome Funko POP! Collection
Buy Now for $49.99American anime distributor Funimation celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of a special Funko POP! bundle featuring chrome renditions of characters from some of its most popular properties: All Might from My Hero Academia, Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul, Natsu from Fairy Tail, and young Goku, Vegeta and Beerus from Dragon Ball.
Super Mario Manga Mania
Buy Now for $9.99
A nice stocking-stuffer for fans of video games and manga, Viz Media's Super Mario Manga Mania is the English translation of Yukio Sawada's long-running series based on the popular franchise, and its instantly recognizable characters.
Pokemon My Partner Eevee
Buy Now for $13.99Sure, this is intended for young Pokemon fans, but it nevertheless will be difficult for older would-be Trainers to pass up My Partner Eevee. Produced by Jazwares, the palm-sized interactive toy has 50 different reactions to touch and sound -- from music to the sound of your voice. And pressing a finger to its head triggers the Charge Attack feature. You don't have to catch 'em all, but you'll probably want to track down this one for the holidays.
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 1
Buy Now for $9.99For a slightly more mature reader who prefers their manga with a heaping helping of gore and violence, Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man Vol. 1 (Viz Media) introduces a world where Devils, the products fear, seek to exterminate humans. Against that backdrop, Denji, a young man desperate for money, hunts Devils with the help of his devil-dog Pochita, which ... looks like a chainsaw. Betrayed by someone he trusted, Denji strikes a deal that permits Pochita to merge with him, to become Chainsaw Man. If that doesn't say "holidays," then nothing does.
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