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Many characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games have gotten so big that they command a cult following, with speciality stores selling their very own branded merchandise. And it's no surprise that you'll find a variety of these stores in Tokyo as many of the characters and franchises have roots right here in Japan.
These shops don't just offer character merchandise though – many of them are designed to create an immersive experience, with games, photo corners and personalisation services such as name engraving. From Pokémon and Nintendo to Hello Kitty and Studio Ghibli characters, these stores will unite you with your favourite pop culture personalities.
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