Welcome to our General Retailers page! Below you will find links to a selection of websites that sell anime and manga goods as part of a larger catalogue. We have tried to give an explanation of what you can buy at each one as well as any other information we feel is worth noting.
Please note that all retailers deal in Sterling (£) unless otherwise stated.
Do you know of an General retailer we haven't mentioned?
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possible so any help you can provide will be much appreciated!
Amazon is an
established and reliable place to buy both anime and manga, and it carries a
large stock of both. Soundtrack CDs and imported DVDs are also available.
Prices are very competitive for manga, whereas anime generally matches high
street prices. Also incorporates an auction site and offers free postage
on UK orders over £15 in
An experienced retailer of unusual toys and gadgets from around the world, with a focus on Japanese collectibles, e-toys and virtual pets. The site carries a growing selection of anime goods - particularly capsule toys - for the likes of Dragonball Z and Astro Boy, as well as plenty of other Japanese weirdness!! Ships from the UK and offers a choice of postage options, plus same day delivery on orders before 1pm. ___________________________________________________________________________
A Japanese retailer who have an English language site and will
post to the UK. A good site for getting Japanese DVDs and CDs, and it
carries a wide range of anime and manga goods too. The prices are all
charged in Japanese Yen so a credit card is essential for shopping on the site,
and there is an extensive range of delivery options to choose from so postage
costs vary. General CD and DVD prices are about the same as they would be
in Japanese shops - so are slightly higher than UK high street prices. It
is also worth noting that large orders could be liable for import duties when
they reach the UK.
Has one of the most exhaustive lists of US (Region 1) anime
DVDs on the net.
Although the prices are quite high, DC-DVD are one of the few sites to
cover any import duties in your stead, and is also one of the few places to sell
hentai DVDs. Charges a £1 surcharge on debit card
By far the cheapest place we have seen to buy US (Region 1)
anime DVDs, they carry a large
selection with plenty of boxsets and special editions available
for jaw-dropping prices. However, Inland Revenue & Customs have been checking a lot of parcels from them recently, which has
lead to a lot of delays in receiving goods and a higher likelihood than normal
of being hit by Import Duty on large orders. Even with the duties
the prices are still lower than most other retailers though. There
are a selection of delivery options and the postage rates vary according to
which you choose and the size of your order.
A good place to
pick up rare or unusual anime and manga goods for decent prices. Obviously
the prices and items available vary all of the time, and, like all auction
sites, it is rife with pirated items so we cannot stress enough the
importance of reading
Anime's Piracy FAQ if you want to avoid being ripped off. If you are
careful there are some good bargains to be had here though.
Play-Asia accept all major credit cards, PayPal,
Western Union and MoneyBookers as forms of payment. Offers a range of
shipping options and will post worldwide.
The best place to get UK anime DVDs. Has a dedicated
anime section and, as well as nearly always having some anime in a sale, the
normal prices are often around 15%-25% below RRP. Also stock a large
amount of manga titles and a have rapidly growing selection of anime figures.
Offers free postage to the UK on all items, and deals in Euros as well as
An offshoot of Play.Com which sells US (Region 1) DVDs,
and also has similar great prices. The selection of anime is not as good
as other sites, but the prices are pretty competitive, and it offers free
postage to the UK. However, it does not cover you for potential import
duties, although the price including them is still often lower than the price
given at the outset on other sites.