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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Anime

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SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The two sections that have grown the most over the years have been tabletop games and anime. This is partly due to a general rise in popularity and also because I've found myself increasingly curious about both fandoms. There are so many hours in the day (and I tend to be working most of them), but given the time I could see myself embarking on a long journey into the world of Japanese animation. Someday. Until then, I'll wistfully watch from a distance as the audience grows.

Don't forget to check out my other 2021 gift guides including Star Wars, Disney and Pixar, movies, television and streaming, tabletop and video games, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Descriptions provided by the manufactures with the occasional edit for brevity and clarity.

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  • My Hero Academia: Izuku Midoriya ARTFX J (Limited Edition) Figure - Deku has always been well-read, and now so is this figure. This costume metallic color variant (Hero Fes.) is based on his manga appearance. Only available in North America and in limited numbers, so grab him before he leaves our shores!

  • My Hero Academia The Card Game - A thrilling card game set in the super-powered world of the hit anime. Recruit super-powered students to your hero Agency. Includes 60 student cards, 60 action carsd, 40 Mission cards, 10 recruiter cards, and 1 Rulebook.

  • My Hero Academia: All Might Die Cut Lunch Box - Inspired by The Symbol of Peace, this die-cut lunchbox is fully insulated and has a zipperclosure. It can't protect you, but it can keep your food the perfect temperature.

  • My Hero Academia Movie Bundle with Toru Figure - : Heroes Rising Movie, Two Heroes Movie and Toru Figure. Your dedication to upholding justice is rewarded with a stealthy double feature! Take the night off for My Hero Academia: Two Heroes + Heroes Rising, and we’ll have this exclusive Toru figure watch your back!

  • My Hero Academia Ochaco Pop! - In a world where quirks are normal, the characters of My Hero Academia now have that adorably quirky Funko style! From the popular anime, this My Hero Academia Ochaco Pop! Vinyl Figure measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box.

  • My Hero Academia Creatie and Grape Juice Pins 2-Pack - Get your collectible Momo Yaoyorozu (Creatie) and Minoru Mineta (Grape Juice) lapel pins from the uber-popular My Hero Academia right here. They're awesome!

  • My Hero Academia Kaminari Sitting Pose 7-Inch Plush - Denki Kaminari is winking at you from this huggable My Hero Academia Kaminari Sitting Pose 7-Inch Plush. Add the dim-witted playboy to your collection of beloved heroes from the series.

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  • Dragon Ball Adverge Figures - The Dragon Ball Adverge series features uniquely stylized figures. The figures stand 1.97 inches tall and feature various characters in memorable action poses from the anime. Pictured: Dragon Ball Adverge Motion Wave 5

  • Dragon Ball Evolve - Get transported to the imaginative worlds of Dragon Ball with these exciting collectable Dragon Ball Super Evolve figures. These 5-inch action figures are expertly crafted and intricately detailed with over 16 points of articulation. Pictured: Golden Frieza, Son Goku Ultra Instinct, Jiren.

  • Dragon Ball Z: Goku Magic Mug and Coaster Giftset - This 16-ounce mug may not hold Goku for long, but it’s perfect for your beverages. Adding hot liquids reveals his energy spike on one side and the Dragon God on the other. How does it work? Magic.

  • Dragon Ball Z: Premium Dragon Ball Collector's Lamp - Thanks to Grandpa Gohan, Goku has his first Dragon Ball. Replicating the iconic 4-star ball, this USB-powered lamp has a dimmer feature and detachable base. Maybe that new girl, Bulma, can help him find the rest.

  • Dragon Ball Z: Goku Figure (G x Materia) - Some Saiyans just can’t contain their power. Others, likeGoku here, like to direct it at specific targets. Part of Banpresto’s G x Materia figure series, he stands at close to 6 inches tall and comes with a translucent blast effect.

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  • Anime Heroes: Naruto - These highly detailed 6.5-inch figures allow you to recreate your favorite anime's most iconic moments with over 16 points of articulation, two additional sets of switchable hands, and character-specific accessories. Pictured: Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Gaara, Minato Namikaze, Kakashi Hatake, and Itachi Uchiha.

  • Naruto - Nyanto! Bundle - Nyanto! The Big Nyaruto Series Naruto Uzumaki, Nyant, Sasuke Uchiha, Nyanto, Sakura Haruno, and Kakashi Hatake. We’ve herded the skilled neko ninja from Team 7 together, including Kakashi Sensei. Recruit these 4-inch shinobi figures to protect your village. Best part? They work for cheap—just tuna and yarn. Pictured: Naruto Uzumaki

  • Charaction CUBE: Naruto: Naruto Uzumaki - Rubik’s aficionados will appreciate the twist and turn action it takes to solve a Charaction CUBE. With seven connected parts, this is the perfect Rubik’s puzzle for newbies through advanced cubers.

  • The Gundam Infinity Collection - The Gundam Infinity collection from Bandai takes the most iconic Mobile Suits from the Gundam Universe and delivers a 4.5 Inch, highly detailed figure with over 14 points of articulation and battle ready accessories.

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  • Anime Heroes: One Piece - These highly detailed 6.5-inch figures allow you to recreate your favorite anime's most iconic moments with over 16 points of articulation, two additional sets of switchable hands, and character-specific accessories. Pictured: Roronoa Zoro, Monkey D. Luffy, and Sanji.

  • One Piece: Monkey D. Luffy 3 Pc. Gift Set - Be on the lookout for Straw Hat Luffy. We’ve put his image on this three-piece gift set. It has an 11-ounce mug, PVC keychain, and notebook with his wanted poster on it. Don't be enticed by his friendly demeanor, or you may find yourself part of his crew as well!

  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Season 1 - Season 4 Bundle -The legendary supernatural action anime returns with the entire series united in one bundle! From the early days of the Spirit Detective to the danger of the Dark Tournament and beyond, follow Yusuke and his allies’ adventures in all 112 episodes of this shonen classic, now available together at a new great value. This exclusive holiday bundle includes Yu Yu Hakusho Season 1-4 on Blu-ray.

  • Charaction CUBE: Demon Slayer: Nezuko Kamado - Rubik’s aficionados will appreciate the twist and turn action it takes to solve a Charaction CUBE. With seven connected parts, this is the perfect Rubik’s puzzle for newbies through advanced cubers.

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Zenitsu Agatsuma Q posket Figure - Despite some trepidation, Zenitsu has earned his place in the Corps. Welcomed into the BANPRESTO's Q posket series standing close to 6 inches tall, this figure features him in his regular color scheme haori and comes with a stand.

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Inosuke Palm-Size G.E.M. Figure - Inosuke is always moving, but he does slow down every so often. Joining the Palm-Size G.E.M. series from MegaHouse. But you'll have to be quick to capture this (little) beast.

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Funko Pop! Bundle - Slaying demons is just business as usual for these three. This specially priced bundle includes Funko Pops! of Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu. Time to find out if your shelf can hold all this strength. Pictured: Tanjiro.

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  • Fire Force: Shinmon Benimaru ARTFX J Figure - Vaulting above a flame base, Benimaru stands close to 11 inches tall. Devastatingly powerful, this Special Fire Force Company 7 captain hides a feature that makes his eyes and base glow. Don’t make him angry or you’ll get burned!

  • Fire Force: Season 2 Part 2 - BD/DVD Combo + Fun Digital - After the events at the Oasis, Company 8 race to contain the chaos. But answers about the Holy Sol Temple and the White-Clad's tactics may cripple them. Can they unearth the secrets of the Nether before the world is engulfed in flame and ash once more?

    Limited Edition Features:
    40-page art book
    14-month calendar
    4 exclusive art cards
    Rigid box with room for Part 1 Blu-ray set

  • Sword Art Online Fuko Pop! Figures - Thousands of virtual game players get trapped in a new MMORPG game in the series Sword Art Online. Pictured: Kirito, Asuna, and Leafa.

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Edward Elric ARTFX J Figure - Edward kneeling?! You know it's on! Measuring 6 inches tall, this Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward figure carries a powerful energy poised to take down any Homunculi.

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  • Akudama Drive: The Complete Season - BD/DVD+Fun Digital - Across a series of volatile missions given by a mysterious black cat, a civilian girl becomes entangled with six Akudama and their twisted way of life.

    Limited Edition Includes:
    60-Page Art Book
    7 Art Cards
    Acrylic Standees of Shark and Bunny

  • Anime Heroes: Saint Seiya - These highly detailed 6.5-inch figures allow you to recreate your favorite anime's most iconic moments with over 16 points of articulation, two additional sets of switchable hands, and character-specific accessories. Pictured: Gemini Saga, Pegasus Seiya, Virgo Shaka, Aries Mu, and Sagittarius Aiolos.

  • Digimon SHODO - From the popular Digimon Adventure anime series. These Highly detailed, well-articulated figures stands approx. 3.5in. Pictured: WarGreymon and Garudamon.

  • The Rising of Shield Hero - When Naofumi is summoned to the video game-like kingdom of Melromarc, he's tasked with defending it from calamity as its Shield Hero. But after he's betrayed and belittled as the weakest of its protectors, will this hero-turned-cynic still want to fight?

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  • Robotech - Collector's Edition - When an alien ship crashes in the South Pacific, humanity reverse-engineers its Robotechnology to build the warship SDF-1 and prepare for another assault. But the arrival of a new armada will kick off a generation-long war for both Earth and the cosmos!

    Collector's Edition Features:
    Exclusive transforming Veritech – Roy Fokker’s VF-1S (color variant)
    Exclusive action figure – Roy Fokker in pilot uniform (shade of black)
    Military-style 3-inch patches (set of 4)
    All 85 episodes on Blu-ray
    Over 7 hours of special features

  • Robotech: The Macross Saga Roleplaying Game - Based on the classic 1980s space opera anime, Robotech: The Macross Saga Roleplaying Game puts you in the pilot's seat of an epic struggle to save humanity from extinction. Whether you take up the call and join the Robotech Defense Force or prefer to entertain the troops, there are unlimited options for you to make your way through the Macross Saga using nothing more than this game book.

  • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: The Complete Series Limited Collector's Edition - Deluxe 11-disc set presented in a rigid case, containing a 40-page book, 8 art cards, the Official Dub and Subtitled versions, and the bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled versions. The Collector’s Edition set contains over seven hours of bonus features including animatics, TV commercials, music videos, Japanese cast auditions, trailers, and more.This set includes the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION.