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Best Gift ideas for an otaku

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What is an otaku? In Japan, an otaku is a young person who’s obsessed with an aspect of pop culture or computers. In the west, though, otaku has come to define those who are obsessed with Japanese culture or anime. Here are some gift ideas for an otaku that will be perfect for your anime and Japanese culture-loving family and friends.

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Fun and Geeky Gift Ideas for an Otaku

These great otaku gift ideas were picked to be general things otaku will love, which is great when you don’t know an otaku’s specific interests.

Baka Anime Manga Lover Otaku Gift Rabbit Slap Japanese PopSockets PopGrip: Swappable Grip for Phones & Tablets

Baka Pop Socket

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“Baka” is Japanese for “idiot” and a super popular in anime. This Pop Socket secures to the back of their phone and works as a grip and stand.

Taiyaki Magnets

“Baka” is Japanese for “idiot” and a super popular in anime. This Pop Socket secures to the back of their phone and works as a grip and stand.

The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan

The Otaku Encyclopedia

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Perfect for aspiring otaku or those who want to learn more about the culture and its origins. It even breaks down the history starting in 80s about how the word became defined in the west.

Ghibli Candle Sample Pack

What otaku doesn’t love Ghibli films? This cute sample pack includes imagined scents from popular movies like Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.

Senpai Will Never Notice You Shirt

Ouch. Harsh words for the otaku who only wants to be noticed by senpai. Perfect for those cynical anime lovers in your life.

LookHUMAN Don't Otaku To Me White 11 Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mug

Funny Mug

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This funny otaku mug is perfect on its own, or with a dash of irony, you call. Don’t “otaku” to me is pretty darn hilarious.

Your Name in Japanese Keychain

Your Name in Japanese Keychain

Order their name in Japanese in any style and colour you think they’d like best! Perfect for the Otaku that you don’t know enough about their preferences to buy an anime thing or one that has everything else.

Koi Fish Japanese Vintage Art Otaku Gift Fisherman Men T-Shirt

Koi Fish T-Shirt

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This shirt is perfect for the otaku who loves Japanese culture and not just anime. It has the Japanese koi fish on it and says “Japan Rising Sun” in both English and Japanese. Plus, it’s designed like traditional Japanese art!

Ramen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home: A Cookbook

Ramen Otaku Book

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Remember how otaku can mean nerd about anything? Well, give the ramen otaku some love by helping them make the most of this tasty Japanese dish. Anyone obsessed with Japanese culture is going to love this book.

Sailor moon inspired hot pink heart pendant necklace with golden adjustable chain

Sailor Moon Necklace

Most oktaku love anime, most anime fans love Sailor Moon, and most Sailor Moon fans will love this Sailor Moon inspired heart pendant necklace.

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Manga Colors, Adult Coloring, 23 Pack

Manga Style Colored Pencils

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Perfect for artists or fans of the adult coloring books! This set of high-quality pencils has the perfect colors for manga art.

Senpai Pin Set

Senpai Pin Set

A perfect gift idea to make senpai notice you or for a couple to just show off how much of an otaku they are.

I Love Anime Shirt

What makes this one of the best gift ideas for an otaku is not only is it about anime, it’s also written in Japanese so they can be even more of a lovable geek.


Otaku Magazine Subscription

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Did you know there was an otaku magazine? Well, they probably did, so let them enjoy reading it every month so you can gift them a subscription.

Pocky Notebook

Pocky Notebook

Inside this recycled Pocky box isn’t tasty snacks, but it something an otaku will still love: a notebook! Fine, gift it with some real Pocky so they can have both.

Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World

Otaku Culture Book

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This book is perfect for someone who wants to delve deep into the growth and change of otaku culture in the digital world. It explores a variety of otaku culture from different perspectives, making it an interesting read for those who are into more scholarly literature.

Japan Sushi Blue Men's Running Shoes Sneakers Rubber Sole Breathable Comfortable Fashion Shoes

Sushi Sneakers

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This super kawaii high top sneakers are perfect for an otaku or Japanese culture lover. They’re in women’s sizes, so keep that in mind when ordering.

Bokksu - Authentic Japanese Snack Box Subscription - Japanese Candy Mystery Box, Monthly Candy Box Containing Various Japanese Snacks: Classic Box

Japanese Snack Box

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Literally one of the coolest gift ideas for an otaku! This monthly subscription box is filled with Japanese snacks. It would make a great gift idea for someone who lives far away or who’s at college.

Hopefully, your senpai, waifu, husbando, or aniki will love these gift ideas for an otaku! Sayonara!

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