Akibento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
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 U.S. shipping
COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code ANIME
The Products: 6-8 items including an exclusive t-shirt
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and other countries found in the top right corner here.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s theme is “Tasty.”
The info booklet features a visual list of products, plus other fun info, like a selfie contest to enter!
Akibento Monthly Pin – Value $1.00?
Every Akibento box comes with a little pin. At first, I was like, am I really going to wear a pin from a subscription box around? But now that I have a few, I’m kind of excited to add new ones to my collection.
Naruto Shippuden Funko Pop Pocket Keychain – Value $7.50
Ramen-loving Naruto kicks off this “Tasty” box! This keychain-sized Funko figurine is only about 2 inches tall and comes with a keychain and a lobster claw clasp, in case you’d rather use it as a zipper pull.
As with all Funko toys, this little Naruto is delightfully detailed.
You can even see his individual toes! Haha, so cute!
Happy from Fairytail Funko Pop Figurine – Value $9.98
I don’t know too much about Fairy Tail, but in checking it out, it makes total sense that Happy would appear in this box! He’s a really interesting, funny character who often uses fish and other seafood (he’s a cat, after all) as weapons.
It’s only appropriate then, that he’s depicted here with a fish in his paws!
He makes for such a cute Funko figurine, doesn’t he? Again, I just love the detail, from the itty bitty toes to the feathers in the wings.
Exclusive Akibento Tasty T-Shirt – Value $22.00
Akibento includes a bunch of exclusive designs in each month’s box, one of which is always a t-shirt. This heathered gray tee features a whole handful of food-loving characters from all different shows, including Naruto and Happy! The shirt itself is a short-sleeved crew neck. There’s nothing too extraordinary about the make of the shirt, but it is comfy!
Exclusive Akibento Shokugeki No Soma Wall Scroll – Value $11.49?
Since this item is exclusive, I couldn’t find it online, so I linked to a similar small wall scroll.
You can’t have a food box without featuring Food Wars! This is probably the most bizarre item I’ve ever gotten in a subscription box, but in saying that, how delightfully weird is this design?!!
The scroll is about 2 feet long and packs so many characters from the show onto one vibrant, illustrated platter. Hilarious. Amazing.
Exclusive Akibento One Piece Magnet Set – Value $7.99
At first I thought these were stickers, but in fact, they’re 6 individual magnets that pop out of the larger sheet. They weren’t the stickiest magnets (they won’t hold a ton of pictures or mail), but they do look cute on a fridge! (Especially Chopper!)
Exclusive Akibento Toriko Chopsticks – Value $9.50?
These metal chopsticks come in a nice cardboard sleeve. I love that there are two sets so that I can enjoy ’em with a pal!
See the characters on the sides? The images are a little fuzzy (they’re so small, after all). But I think it’s a cute touch!
Verdict: I really liked how this Akibento box played with the food theme! The exclusive items were all really high quality, and I liked the drawing style, too. The best part is that there was about $70.00 worth of value in this $23.95 box! Hooray! I’ve mentioned before that I’m used to anime fandom merch being a bit on the pricier side, so being able to get so much for a relatively reasonable cost is awesome!
What do you think of this month’s Akibento box?