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A Guide to Vancouver’s Best Anime Stores

A Guide to Vancouver's Best Anime Stores

Hey, anime fans planning a trip to Vancouver – we have something exciting for you! If you’re itching to explore the city’s anime scene, we’ve rounded up the top anime stores you need to visit. 

Our advice? Consider adding an extra day or two to your itinerary because there’s a ton of anime stuff to see. Trust us, you won’t want to miss these spots!

The Granville Island Toy Company

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Address: 3298 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M5, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-875-0065

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

For all avid anime lovers, The Granville Island Toy Company is an absolute gem, conveniently nestled on Main Street in Vancouver. Here, you’ll be transported back to your childhood as the shop offers a combination of modern toys and retro classics. 

If you’re a big fan of Bakugan Battle Brawlers, you might enjoy their collectible items. Their  Assorted Bakugan – Utra Ball collection is pretty popular among anime shoppers.

But if you’re willing to splurge a bit more, they do carry the much-loved Bakugan Baku-Tin at $44.99.

The shop also carries a couple of items related to anime shows like Naruto and One Piece. These range from inspired toys to shirts and mini-figurines. 

Not only does this anime store offer an incredible selection, but the staff here are exceptionally friendly and helpful too. And every anime collector knows that a knowledgeable staff is key to finding exactly what you want.

So, whether you’re searching for the perfect birthday gift or need assistance finding something specific for your collection, they go above and beyond to assist you.

Half Moon Bookstore

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Address: 8171 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5X 3L2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-301-9075

Operating hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Half Moon Bookstore is a pretty cool spot in Vancouver, especially if you’re into manga. Although the shop is small, it’s like a treasure trove of Japanese comics, available in different languages.

But what makes it the ultimate place for manga lovers in the city is not just its collection of the latest stuff. In this store, you can also find rare gems like original Gundam, Gatchaman, Ultraman, and Godzilla.

On top of that, their shelves are also stocked with a whole bunch of anime-related goodies. Imagine walls of DVDs, CDs, video games, art books, Japanese books and magazines – oh, and did we mention that they have even traditional items like kimonos too?

With so much cool stuff, it’s easy to spend a lot of money here, but the good news is that some items are really affordable, especially if you catch them during a promo or deal. So if you’re a big anime fan, Half Moon Bookstore is definitely worth checking out.

Sakura Media


Address: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-419-8824

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Next time you find yourself strolling through Metrotown for something extraordinary to add to your anime collection, stop by Sakura Media and spend an entire day there!

The store sells a wide variety of anime DVDs, Blu-rays, manga, and other Japanese collectibles that will surely pique your interest – this place has it all! However, they’re particularly popular for keeping stock of the newest Gundam kits, so drop by if that’s your thing.

Keep strolling, and you’ll discover even more offerings like art books, figurines, posters, wall scrolls, t-shirts, and accessories.

And if you’re into collecting trading card games, Sakura Media should be a must-visit for you. They have a wide range of games like Yu-Gi-Oh, CardFight Vanguard, Pokémon, Magic The Gathering, and Weiss Schwarz.

What’s more, the prices are really reasonable, and they always keep their stock replenished. That’s why you don’t need to worry if you see a crowd when you visit – you’ll still likely get what you’re looking for.

Ame Toy & Gift Store Japanese Toys


Address: 4416 W 10th Ave #101, Vancouver, BC V6R 2H9, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-224-0431

Operating hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ame Toy & Gift Store is another fantastic option for anime lovers seeking high-quality items. For example, they offer a wide variety of figures including popular anime characters, Bishoujo figures, and figures from specific shows like Gundam. 

In fact, this store fully embraces the Gundam Universe, boasting a dedicated section for Gundam models and merchandise (as it’s a popular mecha anime franchise). So, if you’re a fan, you really can’t go wrong by traveling here first. 

But that’s not all – they also carry other anime-related merchandise such as keychains, plushies (featuring characters from Sanrio and San-X), trading cards, and clothing. 

With all that said, it’s easy to see that Ame Toy & Gift Store could easily be considered a one-stop shop for all things anime-related in Vancouver.

Toyka Collectibles


Address: 2159 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Z6, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-365-6065

Operating hours: Sunday – Monday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your journey into collectibles, Toyka Collectibles should be your go-to destination in Vancouver.

Their shelves are packed with a wide variety of cool anime figures from popular Japanese animations like One Piece, Grandista, Demon Slayer, Naruto, Dragon Ball, and many more.

 And if you can’t spot what you’re after, you’re always free to ask the owner – they’re pretty friendly!

Can’t make it to the store? No worries, you’re just a click away on their website, where you can order whatever catches your eye. Plus, they keep the site updated with the latest releases for pre-order, so you can score a collectible ASAP.

Finally, don’t forget to peep their daily deals for some sweet bargains on awesome anime stuff that might be missing from your collection. These deals are both available on their website and physical store.

Hobby Bee Anime Figures & Collectibles


Address: 3735 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3L7, Canada

Operating hours: Monday and Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Feel the Japanese hobby store vibe without leaving Vancouver at Hobby Bee Anime Figures & Collectibles. Here, you’ll find a diverse range of figures and collectibles from anime TV series and video games that’ll catch your eye. 

They’re also stocked up on goodies from other popular franchises like DC, Marvel, Warhammer, and more.

If you prefer shopping online, they have you covered with their online store. Got questions? Shoot them an email and they’ll get back to you on the same day!

They even offer in-person pickup, which you can schedule after placing your order. It’s super flexible, as you can choose a day and time slot that suits you. So, if you’d rather swing by the store yourself than pay for shipping, go for it! 

But if you’re already strolling down Renfrew St., don’t miss the chance to check out their items in person. The in-store experience is worth the trip alone.

Comic Land Comics and Toys

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Address: 3845 Rupert St, Vancouver, BC V5R 2G7, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-800-8350

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Although Comic Land Comics and Toys don’t specialize in anime, they offer a decent selection for fans. You’ll find a wide range of anime-related merchandise here, including toys, figures, and statues. 

But what makes them stand out are their Funko Pops and Bobbleheads – you’ll discover both new releases and classics. Additionally, they stock other Funko goodies like Mini Pop Vinyl Figures, Fabrikations, and Action Figures. 

And if you’re into comics, you’re in luck!  They offer a large selection of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers from the Bronze Age, Silver Age, and Golden Age. 

Everything in the store is available for purchase in person or through their website, and they’re always open to entertain customers every day.

Metropolis Comics And Toys


Address: 4735 Kingsway Unit 200, Burnaby, BC V5H 2C3, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-435-4551 

Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Metropolis Comics and Toys is another treasure for geeky delights in the city, and they truly cater to anime fans. Once inside the store, you’ll be amazed by the wide array of anime-related books. 

In addition to comics, they offer items like Gundams, action figures, t-shirts, trading cards, and even “Lego-like” miniatures. 

But there’s more to this place than just stuff to buy – the place also hosts weekly Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading card game tournaments every Sunday, which is perfect for anime lovers seeking some gaming action beyond collecting. 

You’re guaranteed to have a great time here, all thanks to the owner, Nick, who always finds a way to engage customers in anime-related chats!

Big Pete’s Collectibles


Address: 121 1st St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B2, Canada

Contact details: +1 604-983-2325

Operating hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday – Monday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Big Pete’s Collectibles is your go-to spot for awesome customer service and a huge selection of comics, cards, and collectibles from your favorite anime series. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just starting to explore the world of anime, this place is sure to bring some extra joy to your day.

With so much cool stuff to check out, you might end up spending hours browsing around. And the best part? They’re happy to hold items or take orders for certain collectibles, so you never miss out on that must-have item.

On top of that, their prices are competitive, and the service is always friendly and professional. Plus, they’re active on social media, so you can stay in the loop about new products and any changes to their hours. 

Simply put, when it comes to the best anime store in Vancouver, it’s not just about the selection but also the overall experience, and Big Pete’s Collectibles delivers on that front!