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This club is dedicated to physical ("brick and mortar") stores for figures, goods, and related items. The goal of this club is to provide handy guides and reviews for visitors (and locals!) of cities and towns worldwide. For online/mail-order shops, please visit Figure Shop and Site Review.

To keep information as organized as possible, each individual city/region should have its own thread in the discussion forum, titled with the country first (state/province is optional). For example, a thread about Toronto would be titled, "Canada - Toronto" and one about LA would be "United States - Los Angeles". NEW: Chain store information/reviews can be added to the sticky thread titled "International - Chain Stores".

How each OP organizes their thread is up to them, but I would like to suggest that they keep listings of stores in their area in the first post.

Also, check out the blog posts linked below! They're filled with recommendations for anime shopping in NYC, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and other places.

If you're looking for even more recommendations, try searching Yelp. Their reviews can be hit or miss, though.

That's all for now. Thanks to mememo for help with the icon. Enjoy the club!

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09 mese/i faSekhmetSekhmet Killing Stalking
Didn't know this existed! Anyone know any good shops in the NOVA area? For manga too.
01 anno/i faSpinkellaSapphirSpinkellaSapphir
Hello, is this board still active? I simply want to ask if anyone knows where to go loot shopping in Macau.
02 anno/i faJc21095Jc21095
R_Kasahara (2 anno/i fa) #3324901It's been over 15 years since I last lived in the area, so I don't know what's around anymore, and most of what I knew is in Center City Philly anyway :/ There used to be a shop called Anime Bento in Springfield, but they closed years ago; it's possible the owners may have relocated somewhere (before Anime Bento, the owners ran the [somewhat overpriced] Quakerhead Collectables in Philly).
Have you tried searching for comic book stores and general collectable toy stores as well? Sorry I couldn't be of more help...
no its great anything helps, unfortunately only know of two comic book stores and neither are near me, and don't want to have to go to Philly whenever i want to go to an anime store
02 anno/i faR_KasaharaR_Kasahara ( =₃=)*
Jc21095 (2 anno/i fa) #3324213Ok sorry but ant figure out how to do a thread so I'll post here, I live in Secane, PA, United States just outside of Philadelphia and I'm trying to find an anime shop without driving too far, looked on Yelp but for some reason it just displays animal shops and not anime shops(and yes I'm searching anime shops, no auto correct), so please help
It's been over 15 years since I last lived in the area, so I don't know what's around anymore, and most of what I knew is in Center City Philly anyway :/ There used to be a shop called Anime Bento in Springfield, but they closed years ago; it's possible the owners may have relocated somewhere (before Anime Bento, the owners ran the [somewhat overpriced] Quakerhead Collectables in Philly).

Have you tried searching for comic book stores and general collectable toy stores as well? Sorry I couldn't be of more help...
02 anno/i faJc21095Jc21095
Ok sorry but ant figure out how to do a thread so I'll post here, I live in Secane, PA, United States just outside of Philadelphia and I'm trying to find an anime shop without driving too far, looked on Yelp but for some reason it just displays animal shops and not anime shops(and yes I'm searching anime shops, no auto correct), so please help
03 anno/i fa (3 anno/i fa)R_KasaharaR_Kasahara ( =₃=)*
Zhenn (3 anno/i fa) #2063806Where is a good place to buy PVC's online in the states? Any suggestions would be wonderful! Thanks
FYI, this club covers physical stores only.

For online shops based in the US and elsewhere, check out club #72.
03 anno/i faZhennZhenn
Where is a good place to buy PVC's online in the states? Any suggestions would be wonderful! Thanks
04 anno/i faClimbatizeClimbatize MFC Android app maker
Hey there, I made this map of Tokyo a couple of years ago, I thought it could interest some people: [ext link ]
It's a collaborative map, so feel free to complete it :)
05 anno/i faalamarcoalamarco
Luckily I didn't stumble across that one since they sell bootlegs. Must be a real kicker going from someplace with so much options to nothing at all.

I'll be going to Florida this year and while I'm doubting finding anything since it's the retirement state, I'll be on the lookout and definitely will post the results. That'll be in the summer of course, so a few months time.
05 anno/i faMezMuffinMezMuffin
alamarcoApologies for the late update. I searched Google and found nothing in the Chicago area. I also went looking around one day and didn't find anything either (went shopping from shop to shop driving around). It was depressing not finding anything at all. I was only in the city though and not the outskirts.

I talked to a friend who has family in the Chicago area and he said there used to be a couple decades ago, but he wasn't sure if they were still around. He said they were in run down areas so he didn't think they did that well and might not still be around.


This was my experience, too. :( Only I did everything by local transit so the adventure was a little painful haha. I just moved to Chicago from the Seattle area (which is anime shop packed), so I was a little spoiled... and disappointed to find that Chicago has no decent bootleg-free anime shops.
There is one shop in chinatown, but as I mentioned, they really only sell bootlegs.

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