10% CASHBACK ON MERCARI ITEMS: 16:00 05/16 - 16:00 05/24 JST SHOP NOW
Get up to 5,000yen off shipping Code: MAY24 SEE DETAILS

How To Buy From Animate Online Shop

Animate is one of the best and largest online shops for you to fulfill all your anime and manga merchandise needs. You will be able to find everything here such as figures, posters, DVD box sets and more! However, some of the items are Animate exclusives, which means you will only be able to find them on the Animate Online Shop.

In recent years, Animate has actually expanded some of its operations to serve an international market. Sadly though, much of the exclusive merch is still only available on the Japanese version of the site and doesn't typically ship overseas.

Luckily, with ZenMarket, you will be able to buy them all and have them shipped right to your doorstep!



Step-By-Step Guide

1. Change The Language

The Animate site is in Japanese, but you can very easily change the language! If you're using Chrome, just right-click and select "Translate to English", then you can click on the small icon in the website address bar and choose another language, if you prefer.

In other browsers, simply copy and paste the URL of the page you want to translate into the Google Translate website, and click on the translated link!

Please note that this is an automatic Google translation and is not 100% accurate.

ZenMarket Animate Shop Website


Now that you can understand the website a little better, it is time to find your favorite products! There are many ways to navigate the site. If you already know what you are looking for, try using their search bar up top. If you are struggling to get results, check out our blog on handy tips for finding items!

Also Read: Handy Tips For Finding Japanese Products Online

If you would just like to browse the site, there are many ways to do this. You can browse by anime/manga titles, categories, new products etc.

ZenMarket Animate Shop Website

One thing to note about browsing by “Title Search” is that the titles are arranged by Japanese alphabet, so it could be confusing if you do not understand hiragana. If you are looking for items related to a specific franchise, we would advise you to try looking for the Japanese title on Google or Wikipedia, then using the search function instead.


3. Filter Search For Best Results

When you click on a category, you will be able to browse the items available. On the category page, you will see the price (with tax included), whether the item is in stock, the release date and more. You can also filter the options by clicking the gray bar just above page numbers.

ZenMarket Animate Shop Website Search Filter


4. Check The Price and Other Important Information

Once you have found the item you would like to purchase, you will be directed to the product page. On this page, you will be able to see more photos of the product, the price, and other important information such as release date, whether the item is accepting reservations etc.

ZenMarket Animate Shop Website Bungo Stray Dogs Product Info

Further down the page, you will also be able to see more product details. Please read this carefully as it may contain information about pre-orders (if you are pre-ordering) including when the pre-order period ends.

ZenMarket Animate Shop Website Product Info


5. Copy The URL Over To ZenMarket

Ready to order? Don’t worry about adding the item to your cart! First, head over to the ZenMarket website and login. If you don’t have an account yet, you can register here - it only takes a few seconds!:

Sign Up to ZenMarket Now!


Then, all you have to do is copy the URL of the item and paste it into the ZenMarket search bar! A pop-up box will appear, where you can input item descriptions (e.g. if there are different colors, sizes). All you have to do next is click “Add” and the item will be added to your cart!

ZenMarket Import Shop URL

After the item is added, sit back and wait for our ZenMarket buying team to check on its price and availability. This may take up to 24 hours or longer during busy periods. Once this is done, you will receive a notification in your account. All you have to do after that is pay for the item by adding funds to your account!

Start Shopping on Animate!


Need more help? Find out more about how to buy on ZenMarket here.



 Have you signed up for ZenMarket yet? 

Sign up for FREE now

Buy goods directly from Japan!How to use ZenMarket tutorial

Article| 08/12/2023 | AnimeTutorial


Your one stop Japan Shopping Service!

ZenMarket is the best Proxy Shopping Service for Japanese Stores & Auctions, with Worldwide Express Shipping. Learn more about our services or contact Customer Support in our help section. Don't have a shopping account yet? Signup for free here and get 500 ZenPoints to save on shipping your first parcel from Japan!

Browse top selling items