The Animate shop located in east Ikebukuro has been the Flagship Store since before we can begin to imagine. However, Animate has decided to take this location to the next step with an enormous expansion planned to be finished in Spring 2023, which will make it the biggest spot to shop for anime in the world!
For this renewal, an additional part of Animate will be built on the site of the former Ikebukuro Public Health Center, and the building will be transformed into an integrated structure with the current Flagship Animate. The exterior of the building will be designed in continuity with the adjacent Hareza Ikebukuro, creating a large entertainment space that will attract visitors and create a lively atmosphere!
We hope everyone will be able to see it! For now, let’s be patient with the construction of the building!
And for overseas fans, you can always satisfy your anime collectibles craving through HobbyLink Japan’s anime portal!