Hey guys! It’s me, Naru, and I’m doing something a little different this week. Instead of posting my written work, I’m going to be offering you a second-hand view of the legendary Anime store at Walt Disney world! Okay, so it’s not a literal anime store, there’s no DVDs on sale there… It’s a huge store in the Japan portion of the Epcot park, and there’s a lot of anime merchandise to be found there, as well as countless other pieces of culture. I’ll apologize right off the bat for the quality of some of these pictures… I’m not a professional photographer, and a lot of these items were behind glass, meaning there’s some glare to deal with. Sorry about that, but even so, this should give you a good idea of what to expect should YOU decide to plan a trip to the most popular theme park on Earth.
Starting off with a pretty Sword Art Online Wall Scroll.
Which is followed up with some cute random frogs and… Who’s that familiar kitty in the corner?
They had a HUGE Pokemon section.
Only the strongest glass in the world can keep this many Goku contained.
Some Studio Ghibli statues.
Of course they also have Mario merchandise. I mean, come on.
Godzi… Er, I mean Gojira and his many foes!
But if we’re being honest, the Sailor Scouts could kick his scaly ass.
With Link’s help, why not?
Little blurry here, but this would be the One Piece section.
Are you feeling jealous? It’s because I bought that Tifa. $139.00.
More Sailor Moons.
The full case of wall scrolls.
There’s that darn cat again…
I did say Pokemon had a huge section, right?
Because I meant it.
In fact, I was kind of underselling it.
Including a ton of trading cards.
This shop was pretty pricey, but that shirt was the only item that cost OVER 9000 dollars.
Just chilling here in Disney world, hunting Titans…
This is Doraemon. He looks distressingly phallic.
Bunch of Ghibli puzzles. There was also a huge rack of Ghibli plushies, but none of my pictures came out clear.
I don’t know, but they’re pretty.
As do I, Goku.
The weirdest sock mascot I’ve ever seen.
“Daddy? Are there hipsters in Japan?” “Yes, Virginia, there are.”
I don’t remember why I took this shirt’s picture, but the animal is pretty cute.
Sparkly kimonos reflect light.
While darker ones are more photogenic.
And yet more.
For the record, you should always ask permission before photographing people.
Bunch of accessories.
The glare marks which warrior will be your mortal enemy.
I wanted these two to break out of the glass and fight each other so badly.
Man alive, I love Japanese candy.
The drinks I’m a little more picky about.Ramune is cool, but tea is better.
Ah, Japan and their noodles.
What time is it? Sake time.
I liked how these employees were always willing to pose for pictures. They were very nice.
If I could wish away the glass case on just ONE of these pictures, this Kawaii display would be it.
And a nice looking banzai tree outside.
Well, that’s my photos, I hope you enjoyed looking at them. Next week, we’re getting back into the swing of things with an anime review! See you then!