For us here at Kawaii Gifts, getting new figures means new Ichiban Kujis! If you’ve been a customer with us for a while, you know we’ve had more than a few over the past year or so. But for those who’ve never played, never noticed, or never even heard of it; what is an Ichiban Kuji?
The awaited return of Anime Night went all out in true “My Hero Academia” fashion with a Plus Ultra theme January 26, 2023 at the Hard Rock Cafe. The event filled the venue with nearly 250 guests there to share their love of anime music and subculture. To help the event really go plus ultra this time, music was performed live, a cosplay contest was integrated and the vendor section expanded. It was a great night for Kawaii Gifts to get our name out there to fellow anime enthusiasts!
Our Kawaii Gift Guide returns live this Thursday, December 8 at 7 pm EST in the Kawaii Gifts app with stocking stuffers and savings galore! Still looking for the perfect last-minute gift to order in time for Christmas? Give the gift of super kawaii candy, soothing self care and while you’re at it, treat yourself to a little holiday spending money back in your pocket! We have the perfect deals for you this week in our Shadyside shop, online at KawaiiGifts.com and in our app for iOS and Android.
Over the past few months, our anime merchandise collection has been growing substantially in the shop! With Pittsburgh also being the home of the annual Tekko anime convention, Kawaii Gifts is becoming one more place in the city for anime and manga fans to check out for their favorite series.
Anime Night launches its first event on Thursday, October 20, 2022, fittingly titled, “The Rumbling.” The event will be largely AOT themed, but you can expect to hear music from all of your favorite anime including Jujustu Kaisen, Naruto Shippuden, My Hero Academia, Pokémon, Demon Slayer, SK8 The Infinity, Sailor Moon, and so much more. Alongside the music will be featured AMV’s synced for the tracks during the two hour dance party set. The event will feature local artists and businesses within the anime community such as Warp Zone which will be providing local 1up Arcade systems; Isabel Hope from Electric Ladyland who will be showcasing her art as an anime inspired tattooist and selling her pieces; Retrograde Collectables will be hosting two tables, one featuring their array of retro video game and anime merchandise, and another under the banner, Mercury Apothecary, which includes a various array of anime inspired scents and soaps; and of course Kawaii Gifts who will supply a large inventory of anime and kawaii items available for purchase on location. The event is being held at Club Cafe. Doors will open at 7 PM and music will begin at 8 PM. For the first night, tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online via Ticketweb, the Mr. Small’s or Club Cafe box office during any show, or on site at Kawaii Gifts, Electric Ladyland, Retrograde Collectables and Warp Zone. We hope to see you there, and stay tuned for what the next edition of Anime Night will be!
Naruto, just like all of us, has spent many dinners getting by on cup noodles. But we all can relate to the joy of sitting down to an artfully crafted bowl of ramen— and not the instant kind. Naruto, infamous for its filler episodes, even includes one dedicated to the intricacy and attention to detail that goes into preparing the iconic bowl of Ichiraku Ramen from broth to noodles to toppings. What better way to christen the new Naruto Shippuden Ramen Bundle (available now!) than with the very ramen from the series as we relive iconic moments from the classic anime?