Akibento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
Akibento is a monthly subscription box for anime & manga enthusiasts. Aki is short for Akihabara, a district in Tokyo famous for their anime and manga goods. Akibento sends “authentic and original figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more” with a guaranteed exclusive t-shirt and $60+ in value each month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Akibento
The Cost: $23.95 + $6 US shipping
COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code ANIME
The Products: 6-8 items including an exclusive t-shirt
Ships to: US, Canada, and other countries found in the top right corner here.
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Each box comes with an info card or fold-out. July’s theme is Battle and features popular titles like Naruto and Dragon Ball Z.
Battle Shirt – $15?
This is an 100% cotton Gildan tee. It’s soft and fits comfortably according to my boyfriend! I also like the silly mashup of characters. Does anyone know who the black haired girl is though?
Akidearest Sticker – $3?
Akibento recently started featuring YouTubers on their info cards and July’s is Akidearest. This sticker is a bonus item. The girl’s top is quite revealing!
Naruto Patch – $5?
Subscribers receive one of five Naruto patches. I received Neji. I barely remember him from back in the day when I followed Naruto.
Akibento Monthly Pin – $1?
This is the Battle pin. I recognize the one in the white as Asuna from Sword Art Online but not the other one.
Attack on Titan Tile Bracelet – $10?
This is a comfortable, stretchy bracelet. The tiles feature different Attack on Titan images, and since they’re made of wood the bracelet is not too heavy or clunky. Even though I rarely wear bracelets I like the look and feel of this one.
Exclusive Kunai Knife – $18?
This is an amazingly well made kunai knife, which is a ninja weapon used in Naruto. It has significant weight. Also, it’s golden, which always makes things more extravagant! It will make a superb collector’s piece.
This Goku figure is definitely well made! His muscles look intense. I like that each figure comes with a backdrop that you can connect to other figures if you want to get more Tamashii Buddies.
Verdict: July’s Akibento is pretty solid! The t-shirt and Naruto kunai knife are what makes the box for me. Everything else is bonus. I estimate the value at around $67, which is more than twice the cost of subscription. It may just be a personal problem but I still think the info cards can be more detailed, or at least they can list out all the featured anime titles in one place, you know? That way, if I’m not familiar with an item or reference I can easily look it up online.
What do you think of Akibento?