Although it’s becoming more popular each day, it seems getting a cool anime t-shirt is still a daunting task. Fear not, though, for here’s the Walyou team to help you.
it’s 2016 and most of the geek world has officially embraced anime as a legitimate, interesting and really cool art form with its own quirks. The genre is growing, and we’re getting official releases with most of the huge productions on this side of the ocean not too far apart from Japan. Despite all this, it is surprisingly hard to find cool anime shirts, just as they exist for any other medium like video games and TV shows: most of them are just tacky, and we wouldn’t want to be seen in public wearing them. Luckily, good shirts exist, and you just need to know where to look for them – and this is what we want to help you with on this list. Here are some of our favorite shirts inspired by anime.
Men’s Anime Shirt
Dragon Ball Z Shirt
With the theatrical release of the last Dragon Ball Z movie, Resurrection F, and the imminent overseas release of Dragon Ball Super, it’s safe to say Dragon Ball is back and that it’s still as cool as ever. A new show means a whole new set of power levels, and so have some of the Saiyans (so far) acquired new transformations like Super Saiyan God, or as some people prefer to call it, Super Saiyan Blue. The Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Super Saiyan God SS Goku T-Shirt comes in all sizes: X-small, small, medium, large and X-large and costs in between $20.50 and $25.45. In case you’re more of a Vegeta kind of guy/gal, there’s also a shirt featuring him.
Full Metal Alchemist Shirt
It’s been a few years since Full Metal Alchemist ended, and we miss it a lot. The adventures of Edward and Alphonse Elric was full of epic moments and fantastic battles, but at its core was always about adventure which this Fullmetal Alchemist #TeamElric T-Shirt celebrates. This shirt comes in sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X-Large and costs just under $28 USD.
Robotech Battloid Anime Shirt
Many stories have been told about Robotech, a combination of three Japanese shows that we got to know in the 80s. Its first generation, based on Macross, is still a beloved classic among many geeks and its mechas (mainly the Battloid) have become some of the most recognizable faces in all the world of anime. This Robotech Battloid shirt for men comes in sizes M all the way to 5XL, and costs $20 USD.
Attack on Titan Shirt
Attack on Titan took the world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most talked-about manga and anime on the Internet. The cool thing about the show is that, by featuring the story of the Recon Corps, just the logo is enough to inspire a fantastic t-Shirt that is both tasteful and cool. The Attack On Titan Survey Corps Mens T-shirt comes in sizes from X-small to XX-Large and can cost up to $26 USD.
A lot us, older folk, started watching anime by the time Evangelion hit it big, so we hold it in a very dear place in our hearts. This Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shogouki EVA-01 Black T-Shirt features the Eva-01 creeping from the dark and comes in sizes small, medium, large, and x-large with prices ranging from $18.98 to $22.95.
Naruto Shippuden Shirt
Naruto has become one of the longest running shonen ever, and ended just about a year ago in 2014. This show is still remembered as one of the greatest action and adventure series and has many fans throughout the globe – which is why we wanted to recommend this Naruto Shippuden shirt featuring its lead character, Naruto Uzumaki. This shirt comes in sizes S and L, and cots $22 USD.
Kill la Kill Shirt
Main character Ryuko Matoi stars this spectacular Kill La Kill Teenagers T-shirt, donning senketsu in its most traditional form. The shirt comes all kind of sizes, just be sure to talk with the sellers beforehand as they are custom made to get the right fit.
Women’s Anime T-Shirts
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Shirt
Although Puella Magi Madoka Magica only released a couple years ago, it has quickly become a mainstream hit among both guys and girls. This shirt, though, it’s for the ladies and features the entire cast of magical girls from the show. The Puella Magi Madoka Magica Shirt costs $25.95 and comes in small and large sizes.
One Piece Shirt
One Piece, almost universally considered “the king shonen”, is probably the most watched anime in the world right now with a long-running TV show that is about to reach 800 episodes and a lovable cast of characters that everybody loves. Still, our favorite character is protagonist Monkey D. Luffy who stars this One Piece: Chibi Luffy and Flag shirt for girls. It comes in small, large and X-large sizes, and costs $18.99.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Shirt
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann quickly became one of our favorite anime since the first time we saw it thanks to a lovable cast of characters with strong, hilarious personalities, and amazing robots that just keep getting bigger and bigger with each single episode. This Gurren Lagann T-Shirt Funny features the two main characters, Simon and Kamina posing for the picture, and although we’re showing the version for girls, there’s also another one for guys here, both just under $25 USD.
Sailor Moon Shirt
Sailor Moon is one of those eternal classics, and many girls and boys’ first anime ever. This Women’s Sailor Moon T-Shirt features all of the classic cast we came to know and love from the first few seasons. It comes in all sizes from Small to XX-Large, and is currently on sale at almost half-price, at $23.59.
Attack on Titan Anime Hoodie
We already showed you a pretty neat Attack on Titan shirt above with a very similar design, but for whatever reason, we much prefer this hoodie version. The Attack on Titan Hoodie also features the recon corps logo, and comes in sizes from S to 2XL, and costs $52 USD.
Dragon Ball Z Hoodie
Become a student of the Kame fighting school under Muttenroshi sporting this Dragon Ball Z hoodie featuring the turtle logo, the more traditional one Goku has used throughout most of the series. The Dragon Ball Z hoodie comes in sizes small to XX-Large and costs up to $30.38.