Natalie is a writer who works at her local library. She enjoys writing reviews, watching anime and TV shows, and playing video games.
What is RightStufAnime?
RIghtStufAnime.com is a website where you can buy anime, manga and other Japanese related material, including DVDs, blu-rays, manga, anime, keychains, plushies, figurines, wall scrolls and CDs. They sell almost everything that’s been licensed in the U.S. unless it goes out of print and they stop carrying it. You can order online or through the phone and you have to spend at least $75 to get free shipping.
The Site is Easy to Use!
I really love using this website since I like to buy anime and manga. Even if I don’t spend enough to get free shipping, it’s not too expensive. And they always have a sale going on and special deals so even if I do pay for shipping getting an item on sale makes it worth it.
It’s easy to search for products by title and you can expand the search results to see everything they have that’s similar to what you’re searching for.
All Their Merchandise Is Licensed
RightStufAnime is a reputable anime online retailer and only sell legitimate, licensed merchandise so you’ll never have to worry about whether you’re buying a bootlegged copy of your favorite anime.
eBay is always plagued with fakes, so if you don’t want to worry about whether you’re buying genuine merchandise, shop at RightStufAnime and you can support the anime and manga series that you like and enjoy them without worrying about buying a bad, knockoff product.
Unboxing a blu-ray exclusive from RightStufAnime:
They Have Great Customer Service!
I’ve had to call their customer service a few times, once to cancel an order and a second time to see if they would give me a discount when they had a sale going on and I had pre-ordered before the sale and they gave me the discount.
The customer service was very polite and professional and helped me with what I needed. The customer service is excellent!
They Have Good Packaging!
The packages I receive have always come in good condition and I’ve always received my packages quickly after I’ve bought them. I really like using the website and it’s easy to browse their catalogue and purchase anime and manga from them.
I also joined the Got Anime Discount club and have gotten anime with an extra 10% off, but it doesn’t work if the item I want is on sale, it does however, work on discounted pre-orders.
You’ll Get items Before or on Release Date!
I’ve pre-ordered anime from RightStufAnime and I’ve always got it on or before the official release date. I really like it when I can get things earlier but it also means I’ll be charged for it sooner so if you pre-order anime, just make sure you’ve got the money for it!
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They Have Really Great Sales!
RightStufAnime can have really great sales, and you can get fantastic deals if you know when to look for their sales. I’ve gotten some fantastic stuff for sale, like Fate/Stay Night (2006) and Fate Kalied Liner Prisma Illya for $5.00 each. I also managed to snag the original Trigun anime Geneon Entertainment DVDs for really cheap too.
You can find good sales if you shop during Black Friday and during Christmas.
They Also Have Great Exclusives!
RightStufAnime also has some products that are exclusive to them, like AniplexUSA’s enter anime catalog, and while AniplexUSA is very expensive compared to other anime distributors, the DVDs and blu-Rays that I have bought from them were fantastic and well-made products that have last for years in my anime collection.
Even if it is pricy, RightStufAnime exclusives are worth it if you’re willing to pay the high price for them, but most anime fans aren’t, but Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) is going out of print and those blu-ray sets are expensive!
They Don’t Have the Cheapest Deals All the Time
While RightStufAnime can have some fantastic deals, they don’t always have the lowest price on their catalogue. I have seen some good deals on RighStufAnime but then I’ve found the same item cheaper elsewhere, but they still have some really nice deals, but they aren’t as often as I’d like them to be.
Shipping Became Expensive!
Unfortunately, Canadians no longer have access to free shipping from RightStufAnime, it's disappointing if you live in Canada.
The cost of shipping in the U.S. went up from $49 to $74 so it is much more expensive to have free shipping for your items, while they still have great deals, getting free shipping costs more than it used to.
The Store is Good and I Love the Deals I can Find!
RightStufAnime is a great website for shopping online to buy anime, manga and licensed merchandise from Japan. The figurines can be expensive, but those always cost a lot of money, they also have a lot of interesting licensed merchandise that you can buy.
I also appreciated that the customer service was helpful and that they canceled my order when I asked them to.
|What Does Work||What Doesn't Work|
Great deals on anime, manga, and merchandise
No free shipping to Canada
They have frequent sales
Higher shipping in the U.S. is annoying.
Great customer service
The sales aren't always the best deal
My Grade: A
I highly recommend this site because I’ve never had a problem with them. They have always sold me excellent products and it’s a great online store if you buy manga and anime related merchandise. Just keep an eye on your products to make sure it doesn’t go out of print before you can buy it.
My orders have always arrived in good condition and customer service has always been helpful. It’s a nice website and I’ve always been able to find what I’ve wanted.
But if a title is going to go out of print, you’ll have to get it as soon as you can, because it won’t be in stock forever.
I recommend you use the site, but be aware if you’re Canadian, it’s going to be very pricey to shop on the site, because the minimum for free shipping is $249.00, and that’s a steep price for anyone.
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