Calendar season is open!! :D
As per usual, the latter months of the year is the time when all those epic anime calendars become available for ordering – and since in Japan the custom is to only print them over a short period of time, it is now the best possible time to start shopping for yours.
2013 has been pretty heavy in terms of awesome series, and the selection of calendars available reflect that.
CDJapan has made their selection of anime calendars available for pre-order, and for the time being – until the 30th of September at least – you can score yourself some extra points if you pre-order yours. Sadly, this means a bit of a wait, as most of these will only ship towards the end of October/beginning of November.
So go browse around the calendar page, where you’ll have the option of picking calendars of various artists, actors & actresses, scenery, idols, and of course, your favourite character and anime series (I’ve got a feeling Shingeki no Kyojin is going to be particularly popular this year around).
The calendars come in various shapes and sizes, and will retail in the region of ¥1,500 to ¥2,300 with the popular poster sized calendars, unfortunately perhaps, falling in the upper end of the scale, but if getting a more expensive gift for a friend/loved one is out of your budget, a nice glossy 2014 calendar might be just the thing for Christmas. Oh … you did know that’s coming, right? :p
The links above all go to CDJapan, but if you’re looking for a little bit of additional variety, feel free to give J-List a try – since they also stock calendars with a slightly more mature theme ;)