10 Winnipeg Anime Shops to Find Other Crazy Bakas

10 Winnipeg Anime Shops to Find Other Crazy Bakas 

UwU! There are plenty of otakus like you and me in Winnipeg, and just as many hobby and book shops feeding our unhealthy obsessions.

Whether you’re just getting into anime or are looking for other weebs, we’ll help you start through our 10 favorite anime spots in the city.

1. Galaxy Comics

Galaxy Comics

Galaxy Comics is my go-to store for toys and collectibles since it has pretty much everything I could ever need. 

Speaking of toys, Galaxy is our favorite spot to stock up on Vanguard, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokemon cards. If you visit, keep an eye out for the shop’s weekly tournaments.

These tournaments are usually reserved for advanced players, so watch the masters carefully. If these aren’t your thing, other games like One Piece, Digimon, and Final Fantasy are also played weekly but on a much smaller scale.

There’s not a lot of manga here though, but there are a lot of waifu items available. 

Address1143 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1L5, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 338 5216
Hours12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Monday, Wednesday to Friday)

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday)

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sunday)

Closed (Tuesday)

2. Maxx Collectibles

Maxx Collectibles

Maxx Collectibles has a great collection of manga and cards, and it has a dog! The store’s collections are updated more often than most stores, so it’s the perfect spot for keeping up with ongoing series.

The owner is a massive weeb too, which is why it’s always a joy for us whenever we stop by. He’s super nice and we always see him helping newbies get into different mangas.

We were even surprised to find copies of Itoshi no Kana, which are pretty rare here in Winnipeg.

Address835 Cavalier Dr, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 1C6, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 832 3306
Hours11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Wednesday to Friday)

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday)

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sunday)

Closed (Monday, Tuesday)

3. Cobra Collectibles

Cobra Collectibles

Cobra Collectibles is all about toys, and it’s one of the coolest spots in Winnipeg. Its biggest collections are Sailor Moon, Robotech, and One Piece.

If we were to recommend anything to you, it’d be the figurines. They’re mostly waifus and bikini versions of MCs, but my god are they well-made.

There’s also a small corner where you can sit and read manga and it’s usually populated with other weebs. 

All the issues are probably stuff you’ve already read if you’ve been reading for years, but it’s a great spot to get into the hobby if you’re still new.

Address555 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1W4, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 227 2592'
Hours11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tuesday to Friday)

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday)

Closed (Sunday, Monday)

4. Mihobbies

Cobra Collectibles

Mihobbies has all sorts of toys and collectibles, but it’s best known for its Gundam.

It’s got a wide variety of Gundam kits and they’re all cheaper than anywhere else! You don’t have to go on Wish and risk cheap fakes anymore.

As such, this place is our go-to whenever we want to price-check our favorite kits. The place has a great warranty policy too, so we usually don’t worry about messing up while assembling.

It’s only open for two days a week though, so it’s almost always packed. On the bright side, trading kits are also common among visitors, so chances are you’ll find something rare with them that you can’t find on the shelves.

Address1794 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0A5, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 298 1746
Hours5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Friday)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Saturday)

Closed (Sunday to Thursday)

5. Oriental Gifts

Oriental Gifts

Oriental Gifts is a large store filled with toys like figurines and Funkos, which is why it’s so popular. The shop even carries toys usually only found in Japan, so we 100% recommend you drop by.

Even if what you’re looking for is niche, so long as it’s related to Japan, this place has it. Our favorite buy so far is this phone case with a squishy Pikachu on the back that’s only sold in Japan.

To top it all off, the owners are very friendly, especially to newbies. There aren’t a lot of mangas we aren’t familiar with, but the owners managed to introduce us to three unknown titles each—and we were a group of five!

Address393 Portage Ave #124A, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 947 0789
Hours10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Sunday)

6. Little Star Gifts

Little Star Gifts

Waifu pillows are very normal items, and you can find whole collections on Little Star Gifts’ shelves. This is our go-to for all our pillows and blankets.

Little Star has been in the business for 17 years and is widely known as one of Winnipeg’s best hobby stores. If you’ve ever seen cool merch from Asian anime conventions, we bet this shop has at least some of them. 

Aside from the pillows, we also love the rare gacha items. 

Most of the gachas are discontinued, which is why you’ll notice huge markups on them. They make for cute desk decorations, though.

Address1360 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0G4, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 654 9577
Hours11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Sunday)

7. Unique Bunny

Unique Bunny

Unique Bunny started off as an Asian skincare store, but it started offering anime merch in 2022. Since it’s still pretty new, you won’t see a lot of enthusiasts recommending this place.

We recommend it though because aside from the effective facial creams, its anime plushies have the best quality in Winnipeg.

I have a big dog, and he’s tried chewing through my Squirtle plushie a handful of times to no avail. I just chuck it in the washing machine and it always comes out as soft and durable as I first bought it.

AddressOsborne: 106 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y5, Canada

Pembina: 1875 Pembina Hwy #4, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G7, Canada

Contact Details+1 204 221 0818

• 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday to Thursday)

• 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)

• 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Sunday)


• 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Thursday)

• 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)

• 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Sunday)

8. Chapters


Chapters is one of Winnipeg’s largest bookstores, and it’s a great place for beginners to explore what manga genres they like. We like the little reading corners spread throughout the building, and we imagine you will too.

The best part, though, is that you’ll likely find rare issues here if you ask the staff. Whatever we can’t find in the other stores, we usually get a hold of here.

AddressPolo Festival, 695 Empress St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P6, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 775 5999
Hours10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday)

9. McNally Robinson

McNally Robinson

McNally Robinson has a decent selection of manga, though it’s not the widest we’ve seen. It’s still a great place for beginners though because of the many manga book clubs the place holds.

These book clubs are something we always look forward to since they’re always filled with newbies we can geek out on. Take advantage of the club sessions so you get neat recommendations and know the basics of the anime world.

Address1 Forks Market Rd #213, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4L9, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 615 7868
Hours10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Everyday)

10. Planet of Sound

Planet of Sound

Planet of Sound is largely a record store, so imagine our surprise when we found rare collections of anime movies and series. A lot of these were made decades ago, and we were so excited when we got to buy some of them.

All of these movies are traded in, so the supply usually varies throughout the year. You can ask the staff to keep you on a list though in case any new tapes are available.

If you do get notified of the store’s new selections, buy them right away because they’re usually sold much cheaper than anywhere else, meaning you won’t be the only one looking to get them.

Address1109 Henderson Hwy #201, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1L4, Canada
Contact Details+1 204 667 6863
Hours12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tuesday, Wednesday)

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Thursday, Friday)

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday)

Closed (Sunday, Monday)