How to get to Animate Ikebukuro

About Animate Ikebukuro

Animate Ikebukuro is the first Animate store, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023, and had its grand opening on March 16 as one of the largest anime stores in the world. It features the first stage facility, “Animate Theater,” and “Gratte” where you can enjoy graphic lattes, as well as a new apparel and lifestyle goods area. It is a flagship store that goes beyond the anime stores of the past to meet the “wants” of fans.

How to get there

Go out the “East Exit” of Ikebukuro Station, turn left, and you will see a signboard of Animate on the building on the right side Go straight toward the signboard and turn right at the building of “Toshima-ku Ikebukuro Public Health Center” after crossing the traffic light


Animate stores and group stores Gamers, Melon Books, and production committee participation in anime works! Others Selling manga, books, mooks, character goods, etc., one of the largest in Japan, which is used every month! This animate Ikebukuro main store is located on the 2nd basement floor theater event hall, 9th floor white, black hall, 8th floor collaboration exhibition event gallery, 7th floor collaboration only store, 1st floor cafe? and Gacha, 2nd to 6th floors sell manga, magazines, goods, CDs, DVDs, games, etc! Ikebukuro Park in front of the main store? The Ikebukuro Park in front of the main store is home to the animate café stand Hareza, which has become a sacred place for many anime productions.

Animate Ikebukuro main store is open from 11:00 to 21:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 20:00 on holidays. However, when there is an event, people sometimes line up in the store to wait in line even on weekdays from around 10:00 a.m.
There are also free distribution events such as anime, etc., in front of the store or in the hall on the 9th floor.
The store is very beautiful as it will be reopened in March 2023!
Life-size panels of characters are displayed on each floor! There are staircase wrapping, autographs, etc., so you can spend a whole day here and not get bored!
A side note!

There used to be an Ikebukuro main store on the street in front of Sunshine 60, but it is now an animate store for women, and the street name is Otome Road.


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