Since it’s the holiday season and all, people are probably buying tons of gifts. If there’s an anime fan on your shopping list, chances are you might not know what they want. Well, Basugasubakuhatsu is here to save the day! I’ll be suggesting anime or manga related gifts for all kinds of otaku!
Gifts For The Hikikomori
Hikikomori is a social epidemic in Japan. People shut themselves inside all day, fearing the pressures of conforming to society. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve Christmas presents!
In this case, you’ll want presents that the hikikomori can relate to. I’d suggest giving manga with hikikomori as protagonists! Welcome To The NHK is about Satou, a hikikomori who fights against the NHK conspiracy! It’s a self proclaimed “ultimate non-stop Hikikomori action comic!”
You might also want to give Rozen Maiden as a gift. Rozen Maiden is about a young hikikomori who learns to open his heart. He also likes playing with dolls. Maybe the story will encourage your friend to get out more often! Or it might backfire and make him collect dolls…
Gifts for the Lolicon
It’s kind of surprising that the number of lolicon stuff in the United States has been increasing. Of course, this merch is totally legit, until you look at the back cover of the book…
Strawberry Marshmallow is probably a safe bet. It features cute girls doing cute stuff. It’s really a good chill out anime/manga. But yeah, be careful if you buy the book from Borders. I’d do it online if I were you.
Cardcaptor Sakura is also supposed have a lot of lolicon themes, as well as yaoi and yuri (yikes)! Apparently this is not really a kid’s anime, though they tried releasing it as one under the name “Cardcaptors!”
Gifts For The Narutard
What’s that? Your friend likes Naruto and only Naruto? Ummm okay, we’ve got gifts for Narutards too!
What Narutard doesn’t go outside without wearing forehead protection? Their foreheads will be safe with the Naruto Ninja Head Band! They’ll need the protection too, since people will be throwing rocks at them for dressing up as a ninja in public!
If they don’t already have it, buy the uncut boxed sets of Naruto. Apparently these ones have better translations, more blood, and more poop jokes! Unfortunately, I don’t think the “uncut” refers to the mist during Naruto’s “Sexy no Jutsu!”
Gifts For The Weeaboo
Weeaboo? Just get ’em Pocky. ‘Nuff said.
If you can think of any other random gifts for the otaku in your life, lemme know and I might make up a part 2 for the Holiday Gift Guide! For more gift ideas, you can check out my aStore to see what anime stuff I own.