Few things are constant in this world: change, scientific laws, and people wanting to wear clothing with their favorite characters on it! It’s the easiest way to show your love for a character who means a lot to you and makes you instantly identifiable to other members of your fandom. When I wore an Attack on Titan shirt and Survey Corps cape to Universal Studios Japan, I made a lot of new friends that day who were also fans of the anime. It’s super effective! Without further ado, here are some anime streetwear brands with high-quality anime clothing!
Fun fact: The brands below sell clothes that are perfect for conventions, but subtle enough to be worn daily so you get more bang for your buck. They’re definitely not as showy as cosplay, but are just enough to show your fandom spirit!
SUPER SICK is unique to all the other brands on this list. It’s the first-of-its-kind, as an anime fashion house. The store is basically the Christian Dior and Chanel of anime clothing.
Based in the UK, this anime streetwear brand is a renowned online clothing store that sells hoodies, tees, and jackets in the style of various anime. It also has an amazing and ✨cultured✨ line of vintage anime tees for longtime anime fans! One can easily see the charming retro aesthetic of “FullMetal Alchemist” and “Astro Boy” shirts plastered on the website’s main page.
The store offers creative collections of tees featuring anime such as “Hunter x Hunter,” “Naruto,” “Ghost in The Shell,” “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” and more! Its website states that “Anime has taught us so much over the years” and that “these core elements are what shaped SUPER SICK into existence.”
6Portals is an up-and-coming anime streetwear brand that opened in April of 2021, just this year! Also based in the UK, it features several colorful tees on its website inspired by a wide range of anime: from classics such as Studio Ghibli films to old shonen anime and new shows too! With its price range of £22-27 per tee, you can’t go wrong with 6Portals!
Notably, it doesn’t just feature characters posing. The store also sells T-shirts of iconic anime moments, such as Goku vs. Frieza, pictured above. Perhaps they’ll release a line someday called Top Ten Anime Betrayals or Tearjerker Anime Moments. Who knows? We’re keeping an eye on this young brand, and seeing if it keeps up to date with the memes or skews towards older, nostalgic anime fans.
Kurohaku is an adorable online shop in London that is inspired by the owner’s fashionable tabby cat named Haku. You can follow Haku on Instagram @haku_tabbycat and Tiktok @hakuthetabbycat. His name was inspired by the character of the White Dragon from “Spirited Away,” widely considered as a Ghibli masterpiece.
Its name “Kurohaku” means black and white. The store was founded by Miles Anderson and his partner Kelly, who models some of the clothes herself with the help of Haku! The online shop sells anime tees and T-shirts with iconic Asian symbols such as Hong Kong Town, delicious siumai, and Haku himself.
The shop also sells Kurohaku bucket hats with Katakana symbols and minimalist design tees. Definitely chic streetwear fit for any season! While its shirts go for £20-28, the bucket hats go for £12.
4. Talister Paris
Talister Paris is a clothing store based in Paris that sells anime-inspired T-shirts and accessories. While they may feature iconic anime characters, the art is drawn by the studio’s own artists, so each tee has an original design.
Personally, I was blown away by some of these shirts, especially the ones that resemble Japanese paintings and woodblock prints. Their sakura onahami print has large cherry blossoms frozen in time, while their Koi design features a carp jumping out of the water – definitely drawing from the myth of the koi fish that turns into a Dragon. With Vaporwave designs that call to mind the majestic sounds of Tokyo citypop, this brand is definitely the most colorful ones on this list!
Their accessories such as caps, stickers, and water bottles have a very sleek and aesthetic minimalist style that anime fans will be sure to appreciate! I strongly suggest you go window-shopping through their website just to indulge in a visual feast of designs.
5. Victory Cats
Victory Cats is a UK-based apparel label “run and founded by artists” and it really shows. Their shirts look like a manga artist drew all over them. They feature Japanese food, schoolgirls, motorcycles, and of course – cats!
They do an excellent job combining the kawaii aesthetic of Japan with the brand’s dark retro aesthetic. Think camo caps with a purple cat missing an eye, or a young girl on a motorcycle. Alongside clothes and headgear, they also sell phone cases, in the brand’s recognizable purple grunge tones.
The owner was a fashion designer for over 20 years who decided it was time to turn over a new leaf and start doing something for their inner artist. The result was Victory Cats, which is their creative outlet for everything that fascinates their artistic eye.
6. Ramu Clothing
Ramu Clothing is an anime streetwear brand whose owners are huge fans of Naruto! The website header features Naruto running in the grass a la anime opening, and the majority of the shirts are Naruto-themed. If you love Naruto, Ramu clothing is the store for you! Also based in the UK, their shirts and hoodies go for £20-50. They also sell ninjutsu tote bags for £15.
7. Geek Lord
The anime apparel shop with the cutest logo award goes to Geek Lord! But do not underestimate this little bunny because he is an artistic mascot to be reckoned with!
From the pink and dreamy Coral Dream hoodie inspired by Sailor Moon to the fiery Apocalypse jacket, this store sells everything you could ever want as an anime fan! Geek Lord has original concept designs drawn by in-house artists. Unlike the other stores on this list, it also sells vintage manga. Nope, not on a T-shirt. The real thing! If you go over to the website’s “manga/art/media” page, you will find their collection of anime, manga, DVDs and VHS from the 90s through the 2000s.
They also sell artistic military jackets, Japanese-style Hawaiian shirts, long sleeve tees, and more! As an anime clothing store, you’d be surprised at how much items they’re really selling.
AnimeBae is your one-stop-shop for “minimalistic anime inspired streetwear clothes.” With their hentai hoodies (or flannel), sad boy shirts, and Lewd Girls line; they’re a lot more mature than the other brands on this list. Don’t let the name and its pastel pink logo fool you! While its designs are a lot more subtle than the forever-memed “ahegao hoodie,” it does feature scantily clad anime characters.
For those who love kawaii, worry not! They also sell I’m Baby tees and cute pink caps. However, most of the designs really do lean on the edgy side, as their accessories Heartbreak Necklace and Sad Gang chain necklace demonstrate. Surprisingly, they also sell rugs and face masks! Go check out their website, it’s definitely an interesting ride! Based in Canada, AnimeBae definitely knows how to leave a strong impression.
Kaomoji’s tagline is “wear emotion” and surely, that is the focal point of their designs! With a shirt that shouts “BAKA!” they really know how to get their message across. Their adorable Kaomoji hats are must-haves, and they even have a face mask with the Kanagawa wave! But not all of their work is about emotions. They also have a hoodie that features Kizuna Ai, a popular VTuber! Kaomoji also has a collection that depicts anime tropes such as the tsundere, yandere, kuudere, and himedere.
Imouri is a Clothing & Lifestyle brand based in New York, modeled by Imouri-chan herself as seen in this graphic T-shirt! The store’s items are inspired by elements from anime and other Japanese aesthetics such as ukiyo-e and more. The brand also hosts a secret anime club with Discord giveaways, insider info, and hang-outs as well as an Ambassador program! This is definitely one of the most social anime apparel brands.
Out of all the stores on this list, Imouri offers the most variety in clothing! They have crop tops, sports bras, shorts, jogger pants, sports tees, and more alongside the usual hats, hoodies, and T-shirts. Their “stressed out” hat and Yaho! iPhone case have very cute designs, and will definitely appeal to anime fans. Personally, the UWU beanie left me unable to stop smiling. Additionally, the brand sells meme hoodies like their “Omae wa” hoodie – bound to earn laughs from fellow anime enthusiasts.
Aside from clothes, Imouri also sells water bottles, art prints, stickers, duffle bags, and SKATE BOARDS! A lot of the Imouri-chan prints sell out quickly, so one has to reserve in advance to get them.
Founded in 2015, Imouri was started by one guy named Ryan who wanted to make subtle anime T-shirts for himself. In 2016, he mustered the courage to make his store public and the rest is history! Imouri’s signature red color scheme, quirky designs, and trademark poster girl Imouri-chan definitely help the brand stand out among many anime apparel stores online!