If you’re just starting out as an
When you’re shopping for
Or else you’ll end up dealing with a fake or counterfeit Anime product.
And unfortunately there are tons of counterfeit
Which benefits nobody and only hurts the
That being said, these are the top 15 manufacturers of
Good Smile Company
Founded in 2001,
One of the products they’re most known for are
If there’s a
At least in a lot of cases. And they’re popular across social media, too.
148,000+ likes on Facebook should tell you how well known they are in the
If you’re a fan of
Megahouse is operated under the company – Bandai, and they also work with Good Smile on many of their products.
They’re well known in the
With over 150,000+ likes on their Facebook page, Kotobukiya is a well known Japanese manufacturer of figures and
Would you believe the company first started as early as the year 1947!
A man named Jusaburo Shimizu founded
4. Max Factory
Founded April 24th, 1987. Max Factory is an Anime manufacturer of
Max Factory, like Megahouse, has business connections with the likes of
They’re also based in Tokyo, Japan like many other manufacturers of
Founded March 1st 2005, Alter is a manufacturer of Anime figures and toys.
And have been in business for over 12 years now (as of 2017).
A lot of Alter’s
Alter’s a great company to look out for when buying officially licensed
Founded 40 years ago in 1977, Banpresto specializes in the video game industry. Creating figurines and
But it also sells
Banpresto merged with Bandai in April 2011, and is now run under their brand.
Phat is an
They’re known for really high quality PVC Statues and figurines. Many taken from female
Phat! is based in Tokyo, Japan. Like other
Unlike others on this list, Bioworld specializes only in
Anything from baseball caps, hats, Pokemon Jumpers, scarfs, and
According to Bioworld’s LinkedIn, they founded Bioworld in 1999.
And have warehouses all over the world from the UK, US,
While not as big as others on this list, FREEing manufacture some really great figurines and statues.
FREEing was founded in 2006, and been making cool
Orange Rouge is a brand dedicated to Male
Examples of figurines
Orange Rouge creates:
So when you want male
11. Ques Q
Founded back in March 2004, Ques Q deals with figurines and quality statues. From characters like Darjeeling, God Hand Aogiri, Alice Cartelet and other top notch products.
Ques Q manufacturers a unique set of figurines you won’t find with any other
as long as you’d think. The
And have gained respect in the
Stronger is another Japanese
If you want something different and are into PVC Statues, Stronger should be on your list!
They’re a massive
Not to mention shows like Charlotte, the new
When shopping for official
14. Bandai Namco Arts
Nekowear sells officially licensed
Nekowear is based in Europe. Or to be more specific – France.
Which separates them from the usual manufacturers who are based in Japan.
Pulchra are the
Pulchra is a Japanese
Anime merchandise manufacturers:
- Union Creative.
- Aqua Marine.
- Di Molto Bene.
- Griffon Enterprises.
- Medicos Entertainment.
Of course, the full list of
And when new figures or merch is released, you can bet one of these companies is behind the product.