Sunday, July 30, 2017

Unboxing: Anime Bento

As many of you know, I get a lovely goodie box from Anime Bento every month. For those who don't know what Anime Bento is, it is a subscription box that delivers anime themed goodies and Japanese treats. Each box contains, on average, five or six items, including a tee shirt and the snack.

This month's box included a Re:Zero Rem figure, a Yuri on Ice metal book marker, a Bungo Stray Dogs charm, a Chomusuke silhouette tee shirt, and for a treat, a Pokemon chew candy.

The tee shirt features characters from the anime KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! In the silhouette of Chomusuke, a feline familiar to one of the characters. While I've not yet started KonoSuba, an anime in which a teenage boy has decided to be reincarnated into a fantasy world, I do have it on my to watch list!

As with most of the tee shirts I've gotten through Anime Bento, it is incredibly soft and great for errand running or even just lounging around the house.

Arguably my favorite item in this month's box, the rubber charm from Bungo Stray Dogs is roguishly adorable.

I'm not familiar with the anime, but I found this little dude with his hat and jacket and impish smirk so adorable, I had to use my google machine to find out more!

This anime follows a teenaged orphan who finds his way to working with a supernatural investigation agency, and sounds like it might be right up my alley, so it has been added to the list!

My new phone buddy's name is Chuuya Nakahara, and is a member of the Port Mafia, hence his fedora.

It is items like this, which introduce me to anime I may not have been exposed to otherwise, that makes me really love getting the Anime Bento Box every month.

Yuri on Ice is an award winning sports anime that follows the relationships between competing ice skaters. While I've heard wonderful things about it, I have only watched a couple episodes, preferring my anime to be more sci-fi or fantasy instead of real life.

That, however, does not stop me from appreciating the lovely metal book marker in this month's box. It has a nice weight to it, and I'm not afraid of accidentally bending it while fiddling as I read (all my bookmarks have to be either scrap paper or very substantial because I fiddle with them constantly as I read).

The item with easily the most recognizable anime character in this month's box is the chew snack featuring everyone's favorite electric mouse, Pikachu!

While the sticks of candy look like chewing gum, they disintegrated very fast, leading me to think that it's actually just a chewy candy. When I think of chewy candy, I usually think of fruity flavors like cherry and orange.

This candy was actually cola flavored, and was so surprising that I snapchatted my friends about it after my first piece!

The last item in the box was a cute little figurine of Rem from Re:Zero. If that name sounds familiar, it's because a few months ago I got the first of the light novels in that series in another Anime Bento box!

This series follows a boy who has been transported to another world and was gifted the ability to time travel....except he has to die to do so (kind of like a save point in a video game).

The figurine is of Rem, a maid who is in love with the main character Subaru.

She makes a very kawaii addition to my figurine collection!

If getting a monthly delivery of Anime and Japanese goodies to your house sounds great to you, or maybe for someone you know, you can get a subscription here, starting at $35.00 a month.

I'm looking forward to next month's box already!


  1. I love the huge eyes on the dolls and cartoon characters in Japan. How exciting getting a box full of goodies regularly. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon.

  2. My granddaughter loves these characters, which are new to me. We enjoyed visiting the Japan area at Epcot Disney World where they have a huge store filled with these as well as other Japanese products. She knows the names of all the characters, and has her favorite candies and other treats. Such a fun thing to share with her.

  3. Thanks for linking up at #BloggersPitStop and hope to see you next week.

  4. What a sweet collection of items - love the T-shirt! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration :)

  5. Great collection of anime goodies! My oldest would love that girl figurine, she is a collector of those.


  6. What a great goodie box! It's a steal too considering how many cute items come. Thanks for linking up to #fridayfrivolity! Xx

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