Gifts for Anime Lovers

By Kat La Mantia | October 30 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGiftPop CultureBlog

Anime is still bigger than ever! This year, show the anime fan in your life how grateful you are that they share their Crunchyroll subscription with you with a gift they’ll treasure.

Anime Through the Looking Glass is a beautiful, fully illustrated celebration of beloved anime classics, including works like One Piece, Ghost in the Shell, and Howl’s Moving Castle. This dynamic, wide-ranging book explores eighty key themes of the genre and is the perfect gift for those fascinated by the art and style of Japanese animation–from wars to natural disasters, nature to ecology, childhood to magic, and dystopias to fables.

The foodies among us know that anime has a unique ability to make any dish look absolutely delectable. Make your favorite on-screen treats come to life with books that combine delicious recipes with your favorite animated movies and shows! The Unofficial Ghibli Cookbook is an adorable recipe collection inspired by your favorite Studio Ghibli films. Finally, make the mouth-watering shio ramen from Ponyo that’s been haunting your dreams, or recreate Satsuki’s bento from My Neighbor Totoro! Or for a broader gastronomic tour through animation, try the Gastronogeek Anime Cookbook, featuring recipes from shows like Fruits Basket, Naruto, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and more!

And of course, you can’t go wrong with the classics. The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set is the ultimate way to collect the series. Featuring a luxury box containing beautiful hardcovers with multicolored spines, this set has serious shelf appeal. Anyone who ever dreamed of being a Sailor Scout will love the Sailor Moon QPosket set, which bundles a limited-edition, exclusive figure of Sailor Moon as she originally appeared in her 1991 debut along with the first volume of the reissued manga. And for Attack on Titan megafans who have already devoured the show and the books, the Attack on Titan Coloring Book and Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia are fantastic gift picks to add to their AOT collection.

See below for even more of our favorite gifts for anime lovers!

Anime Through the Looking Glass
Treasures of Japanese Animation
978-3-7913-8014-8
The magic and mastery of anime springs to life in this gorgeous celebration of the genre that features more than 150 full-color frames.
$39.99 US
Oct 03, 2023
8-1/2 x 10-1/3
Hardcover
192 Pages
Prestel

Studio Ghibli: The Complete Works
978-1-64729-149-5
A beautiful, full-color dive into the history and future of Studio Ghibli, Japan's preeminent animation house. In-depth looks at every one of their 26 feature films - including the latest, Earwig and the Witch - means there's something for everyone, while exclusive interviews and rare director's commentary plus behind-the-scenes tidbits will excite even the most devoted Ghibli afficionados. A gorgeous, stirring must-have for Studio Ghibli fans and newcomers alike!
$34.95 US
Dec 06, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-3/8
Hardcover
160 Pages
Vertical

The Unofficial Ghibli Cookbook
978-1-80336-352-3
Create 40 delicious dishes from your favourite Studio Ghibli films!
$34.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
8-1/4 x 11-1/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Titan Books

Gastronogeek Anime Cookbook
978-1-80336-628-9
40 recipes dedicated to anime and inspired by the greatest works of recent years, from Naruto to Attack on Titan, from chef and pop-culture expert, Thibaud Villanova, author of The Unofficial Zelda Cookbook and The Unofficial Ghibli Cookbook.
$34.95 US
Sep 06, 2023
8-1/4 x 11-1/4
Hardcover
120 Pages
Titan Books

Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
978-1-63236-461-6
The definitive, complete edition of one of the most acclaimed and influential comics of all time, with the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time! The science fiction epic that changed anime and manga forever is presented in six hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.
$219.99 US
Oct 31, 2017
7 x 10
Boxed Set
2532 Pages
Kodansha Comics

AKIRA: Art of Wall
978-1-64651-456-4
AD 2019: The year the world caught up to AKIRA. Two years before this milestone, author Katsuhiro Otomo worked with artist Kosuke Kawamura to enrobe a Tokyo city block in a collage of gripping moments from the manga that revolutionized an art form. Then, over the next two years, he did it twice more. The result: three electifying compilations of Otomo's art, meandering across the city. And now you can take them home.
$129.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
7 x 11-7/8
Boxed Set
Kodansha Comics

OTOMO: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira
978-1-63236-522-4
With the manga and anime Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo changed art and pop culture worldwide. Now some of the most admired illustrators and comics artists in the world have come together to pay tribute to this master, in a beautiful tribute art book.
$29.99 US
Mar 28, 2017
10-5/8 x 12-3/16
Hardcover
168 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia
978-1-63236-709-9
From the brave warriors of the Survey Corps to the nameless villagers who end up as Titan chow, this detailed guide contains more than 200 entries on humans and others inside and outside the Walls.
$10.99 US
Jul 10, 2018
5 x 7-1/2
Paperback
176 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Attack on Titan Coloring Book
978-1-63236-414-2
The biggest anime of the decade meets the adult coloring book craze, hitting stores just as the highly-anticipated second season is rumored to be announced!Attack on Titan debuted on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on May 3, 2014!Anime first season now available on DVD and Bluray from Funimation!The latest chapters are now running on Crunchyroll Manga, where they are the most popular manga on the site!A monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 40 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 3 million copies in print!Ongoing series. 16 and up. Shonen.
$12.99 US
Sep 20, 2016
9-23/32 x 9-27/32
Adult Coloring Book
64 Pages
Kodansha Comics

The Ghost in the Shell 1 Deluxe Edition
978-1-63236-421-0
This deluxe edition will mark the first time the book has been published in its original Japanese right-to-left format in English.Supervised by the creator, this will be the definitive edition of The Ghost in the Shell.Released simultaneously with new deluxe editions of the other two books in the original series.Mature/18+
$29.99 US
Feb 21, 2017
7 x 10
Hardcover
352 Pages
Kodansha Comics

How to Draw Manga Stroke by Stroke
978-0-7440-5698-3
A simple, easy-to-use guide to drawing manga that uses color to show beginning manga artists how to draw each new stroke.
$21.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
224 Pages
DK

Drawing Anime Faces and Feelings
800 facial expressions from joy to terror, anger, surprise, sadness and more
978-1-4403-0111-7
Learn to draw original anime characters with accurate emotions that capture the mood of a character and tell a story.
$25.99 US
Nov 24, 2020
8-1/4 x 10-7/8
Paperback
160 Pages
IMPACT Books