Get Used Anime DVDs in Akihabara Thrift Stores

 

Anime is a big part of Japanese culture. Some popular anime series are streamed abroad but most are difficult to watch on legal sites or get them on a DVD or Blue-ray.

This is one of many reasons foreigners come to Akihabara. It is the best place in Japan to find anime products.

If you happen to visit Akihabara, we recommend you stop by one of many used DVD shops.

 

 

BOOK OFF Akihabara

 

 

BOOK OFF is a chain that carries second-hand DVDs, Blue-ray, books, and games. It is easily the largest second-hand shop chain in Japan.

 

 

 

Official site:

https://www.bookoff.co.jp/shop/shop20396.html

〒101-0025, Sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0025, Japan         

Google Maps:

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  • Exit out of the Central gate and turn left. It is right next to Akiba Tolim, less than one minute from the station.

Business hours:

 10:00~23:00

 

 

Trader Akihabara 3

 

 

Trader is a popular second-hand chain that sells DVDs and games. It has three shops in Akihabara.

 

 

Official site:

http://www.e-trader.jp/shop/index.html

Trader 3 Bldg., 4-2-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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  • Monday~Friday:11:00~21:00
  • Weekends and holidays:10:00~21:00

 

 

Rashinban Akihabara New Store

 

 

Aside from second-hand DVDs, Rashinban has a great selection of anime goods, such as trading cards and figurines.

 

Official site:

https://www.lashinbang.com/store/akihabara_2/#D1

Address:

AKIBA Cultures Zone, 1F・2F, 1-7-6, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan〒101-0021

Google Maps:

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  • Four minutes from JR Akihabara station Electric Town Gate

Business hours:

11:00~21:30

 

 

Liberty Second, Fourth and Sixth

 

Liberty is a trift store with a 30-year long history. It carries DVDs, toys, figures, mini cars, train and other plastic models. Out of its many stores in Akihabara, Second, Fourth and Sixth sell DVDs.

 

Official site:

https://www.liberty-kaitori.com/

Liberty Second

 

Address:

1 -15-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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Liberty Fourth

 

Address:

OGISO Bldg., 4-4-3, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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Liberty Sixth

 

Address:

1 -11-5, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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Surugaya

 

Surugaya carries new and used games, trading cards, figurines and DVDs. Its Anime and Hobby Pavilion has the largest selection of anime DVDs.

 

Surugaya Anime and Hobby Pavilion

 

Official site:

https://www.suruga-ya.jp/feature/akihabara_animehobby/index.html

Address:

KHK Bldg., 1~4F, 4-5-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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  • Six minutes from JR Akihabara
  • Three minutes from Suehirocho station

Business hours:

9:00〜22:00

 

Surugaya Akihabara Eki-mae

 

 

Official site:

https://www.suruga-ya.jp/feature/akihabara_ekimae/index.html

Address:

Yamamoto Musen Bldg., 1~3F, 1-15-15, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Google Maps:

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  • Two minutes from JR Akihabara station

Business hours:

9:00〜22:00