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.
Recently at Kawaii Gifts we received a large shipment of all new Sanrio merch! Now you can dress up as your favorite Sanrio character with our kigurumis and socks, or bring them along with you for a snuggle anywhere with new plush and bag charms! You're not dreaming; those are new Sanrio face cushions you see in stock!
With bright colors, soft features and simple yet expressive faces, these feline figures are a paws-itively adorable addition to any cat lover’s collection. Even the box has personality, with happy garbage scattered in the foreground of a twilight city skyline. The official release date is this Friday, September 2, but they are available for pre-order on our site, ShopKawaiiGifts.com, individually or as a case of nine boxes.
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!
There was certainly no shortage of artwork to admire (and purchase) over the two-day festival, this year taking place August 27 and 28, and the event brought a large crowd to Shadyside. Walnut Street, with its many eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants, made the perfect canvas for the annual festival. Those in the spirit of supporting independent artists could also support small businesses, like ours, while enjoying the art. We at Kawaii Gifts are very happy to fit in with the other unique businesses and events that call Walnut Street home.
Here at Kawaii, our MY spirit is no illusion! Both Savage and Girls are available for purchase at our Shadyside store and online! In addition, we have both versions of Girls, each packed with an exclusive pre-order poster, free with the purchase of either version!