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Akibento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017

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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.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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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.

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This month’s theme is “Demon”. The inside of this info card has a visual list of all the items.

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Akibento Monthly Pin – Retail Value $1.00?

Every Akibento box comes with a little pin to suit the theme.

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Exclusive Akibento Combat T-Shirt – Estimated Value $25.00?

I couldn’t find this shirt on the Akibento online shop, so I linked to another exclusive design on the Akibento site. (It looks like they’ve been expanding their t-shirt options, and the prices seem to range between $20.00 and $25.00.) I love the colors here. It’s a cool homage to Celty from Durarara!!

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Durarara!! Patch – Retail Value $6.61

There’s another Celty item in the box—this cool patch! I like that it’s on the smaller side (it’s just under three inches tall), so it can go on a lapel, sneak onto a backpack pocket, or even adorn the shoulder of a jean jacket. You can get kind of creative with it in a way that’s tougher with bigger patches.

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Blue Exorcist Dad Hat – Retail Value $19.50

I love that these kinds of hats are becoming known as “dad hats,” haha! This one has Rin’s blue flames embroidered on the front. It’s pretty comfortable and a low-key, trendy way to nod to your anime fandom.

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Blue Exorcist Rin Sticker – Retail Value $5.99

There’s also a sticker version of Rin that’s about 4.5 inches tall. It’s not the thickest sticker in the world, but it has a good gloss on it. Not all Akibento items are licensed, but I think this one actually is.

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Exclusive Death Note Bandana – Retail Value $15.99

How fun is this bandana? You can wear it however you want, but it’s meant to pop up over your nose so that it looks like you’ve got a Death Hunter’s face. I think it’s super clever, and I like the silhouetted patterns running around the edge, too.

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Death Note Funko Pop Figure – Retail Value $15.99 (Found here for $12.99)

Look at this spooky little Ryuk! I love the detail on his clothes (especially his feathery shoulders) and the fact that he’s got his apple, too!

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Bonus Item: Exclusive 2Spooky Sticker – Retail Value $3.99

The last item in the box is this tribute to YouTuber, 2Spooky. I’m always kind of so-so on the fan-inspired items that come with this subscription. It’s cool that they honor the anime-loving community, but as someone who doesn’t follow a lot of YouTube channels, it always feels a little random to me. I’m glad this one is framed as a bonus item!

The Verdict: This Akibento box was just a little spooky, so it was perfect for the Halloween season. Everything seemed to be pretty nice quality, and I really liked that there are a few licensed items here, rather than all Akibento-designed pieces. I think the Ryuk Funko Pop was my favorite thing in the box—he’s just as adorable as he is haunting!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by the 19th of this month to get the November box!

Coupon – Save $3 off your first box with code ANIME

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $29.95 (cost + shipping). I estimated that the retail value of the items inside was $94.07. That means that I paid approximately the following for each item:

  • Pin – $0.32
  • T-Shirt – $7.96
  • Patch – $2.10
  • Dad hat – $6.21
  • Blue Exorcist Sticker – $1.91
  • Bandana – $5.09
  • Funko Pop – $5.09
  • 2Spooky Sticker – $1.27

What do you think of this month’s Akibento box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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