Anime enthusiasts across the city have a new reason to rejoice, as Bandai Namco, the globally recognized Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher, has opened an official pop-up store in Mumbai. The store opened its doors on May 1 and will remain operational until the end of the month, offering an immersive and interactive shopping experience to its patrons.
The pop-up store, located at Nexus Seawoods Mall in Navi Mumbai, features official merchandise and figures from an array of popular anime franchises, including “Demon Slayer,” “My Hero Academia,” “Dragon Ball Z,” “Naruto,” and more. This unprecedented move by Bandai Namco is expected to attract anime fans from all walks of life, who will now have the opportunity to get their hands on an exclusive selection of collectibles and merchandise.
Bandai Namco’s pop-up store, the first of its kind in India, aims to bridge the gap between the anime culture in Japan and its growing fan base in India. The store promises to deliver an authentic Japanese pop-culture experience, providing patrons with a first-hand feel of their favorite anime characters and worlds.
Fans of these beloved anime series can now own a piece of their cherished fictional universes, whether it’s a meticulously detailed action figure of “Demon Slayer’s” Tanjiro Kamado or a limited-edition “Dragon Ball Z” t-shirt.
The pop-up store also offers a range of exciting opportunities, from meet-and-greet sessions with anime enthusiasts to engaging contests and giveaways, further enhancing the shopping experience and creating a sense of community among fans.
Bandai Namco’s pop-up store in Mumbai is a testament to the growing popularity of anime in India, reflecting a trend that has been steadily gaining momentum over the past few years. The store’s launch is expected to encourage other international anime brands to explore the Indian market, enriching the local pop culture scene and offering fans more avenues to connect with their favorite anime.
The Bandai Namco pop-up store is open from May 1 to May 31, ensuring anime fans have a full month to explore and acquire a slice of their cherished anime worlds. So, don your favorite anime t-shirt, gather your friends, and head over to Nexus Seawoods Mall to immerse yourself in an authentic anime experience!
Source – NAMCO India Facebook