Want to know where to buy anime in Melbourne? Maybe you’re interested in learning the Japanese language in Melbourne?

The below list has been put together by our Japanese teachers to provide as much information possible for Melbourne anime lovers. There is also an abundance of options online but we thought it would be nice to promote some local business in Melbourne as well.



One Stop Anime has been operating in Melbourne for over 16 years and is located in Bourke st Melbourne. They have a large selection of anime products including Anime DVDs, Figures, Key Chains, Model Kits, Accessories and more. If you’re in Melbourne city the shop is definitely worth a visit.



Another terrific Anime supplier in Melbourne. Figures, Toys, Dvds and Bluerays and more. Also located in Melbourne city in Elizabeth St. If you haven’t already, jump on the train and head into the city on the weekend and take a look. You’ll be in anime heaven!



Melbourne city must be the best place to buy Anime in Melbourne. Critical Hit’s store is also located in Melbourne city in Lt Collins Street. The store was founded in 2010 and is a video game and merchandise retailer. Whether your after One Piece Dvds, Sailor Moon or Fullmetal Alchemist, they’ve got the lot. Legend of Zelda or Naruto figurines, they got the lot!

  • ADDRESS: Shop 1, 377 Little Collins St Melbourne
  • PHONE: 0448 773 030
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Many of our students who learn Japanese in Melbourne with us love keeping up to date with their Anime and Manga.


Here are some anime series that are widely regarded as some of the best of all time, based on critical acclaim, popularity, and influence within the anime community:

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – A compelling story of two brothers who use alchemy in their quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone to restore their bodies.

  2. Death Note – A psychological thriller about a high school student who gains the power to kill anyone by writing their name in a supernatural notebook.

  3. Naruto / Naruto Shippuden – Follows the journey of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja with dreams of becoming the strongest ninja and leader of his village.

  4. Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) – Set in a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction due to giant humanoid creatures known as Titans.

  5. Steins;Gate – A gripping science fiction series involving time travel, conspiracy, and the consequences of altering past events.

  6. One Piece – Follows Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of pirates as they search for the legendary One Piece treasure in a vast and adventurous world.

  7. Dragon Ball Z – A classic series following the adventures of Goku as he defends the Earth against powerful foes.

  8. Cowboy Bebop – A space western following the crew of the spaceship Bebop as they hunt down criminals across the galaxy.

  9. Neon Genesis Evangelion – A mecha series that explores themes of identity, depression, and the nature of existence amidst battles against giant alien beings.

  10. Spirited Away – A critically acclaimed animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which follows a young girl who discovers a mysterious world of spirits and must navigate through it to save her parents.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

“Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” is an acclaimed anime series following the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, in a world where alchemy thrives. Their quest to restore their bodies begins tragically when a forbidden transmutation costs Edward his arm and leg, and Alphonse his entire body, binding his soul to armor.

Edward, now a State Alchemist dubbed the “Fullmetal Alchemist,” and Alphonse embark on a journey to uncover the mysteries surrounding alchemy. They confront government conspiracies and pursue the elusive Philosopher’s Stone, which promises immense power.

Encountering allies and foes, the brothers face moral challenges and grapple with themes of sacrifice and redemption. Praised for its storytelling and character depth, “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” blends action, drama, and fantasy to captivate audiences worldwide. It’s hailed as one of the greatest anime series, resonating with its intricate plot and emotional resonance.

Hayao Miyazaki - Director of Studio Ghibli

Few figures in animation command the same level of admiration as Hayao Miyazaki. With his captivating storytelling and imaginative vision, Miyazaki has made an undeniable impact on cinema. From magical adventures to tales of bravery and resilience, his creations resonate with audiences across generations.

As a co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki has contributed to a legacy of animation excellence. Through beloved classics such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” and “Princess Mononoke,” he has transported viewers to enchanting worlds filled with wonder.

Miyazaki’s films often celebrate the beauty of nature and the strength of the human spirit. His characters grapple with complex emotions and moral dilemmas, touching the hearts of audiences worldwide. Themes of environmentalism, peace, and empathy permeate his narratives, imbuing them with profound wisdom and empathy.

In addition to his storytelling prowess, Miyazaki’s animation style is equally distinctive. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to hand-drawn animation, he crafts visually stunning worlds that captivate the imagination. Each frame is a testament to his unparalleled talent and dedication.

Reflecting on Hayao Miyazaki’s legacy reminds us of the enduring power of storytelling and the limitless potential of animation. His films continue to inspire and enchant audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the world of cinema that will endure for generations to come.

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