Nobody likes having a bland empty wall in their room. Or, maybe some people do, but they’re not who this post is for. If you’re reading this, hopefully you stumbled across this because you want to solve that blank wall problem, and you thought a colourful anime calendar was the best way to go about it.
If this was your thought, then I for one completely agree. And you are also in luck, because its calendar season, and it’s now the best time to go looking for the perfect one. As is my habit every year at this time, I decided to pop into two of my favourite online stores to see what’s available – calendar-wise.
First up – CDJapan always has a fairly large selection available – the calendars typically start at about ¥1,200 (excluding shipping costs) ranging up to about ¥2,400 – and you can see the full selection on this page, where you can search for a calendar featuring art from your favourite 2015 anime series (along with some older fan favourites). Personally, I’ve been enjoying much of what came out this year, so here’s a selection of some of my favourites from what’s available so far (some of them are still only on pre-order):
*Please note that the images are taken from the CDJapan website and may not resemble the final product.
The second store you may want to check out is JList/JBox – which offers a similar range of calendars – although it seems their selection for the time being is a bit larger – I’m spotting some very pretty KyoAni related calendars in there.
They tend to be a bit more pricey, but they’re an alternative if you’re in the mood for the slightly more …. “adventurous” type of calendar. Or maybe I meant racey. Basically, they feature things that would make you take your calendar off the wall and hide it if grandma decided to come pay a visit.
You can check out the full range of calendars on their calendar pages, which includes calendars featuring idols, gravure models, sports stars and Japanese landscapes and art – definitely worth checking out if anime isn’t your thing. Of course, it can also serve as a disguise, order two hang them over your naughtier calendars when grandma comes over.
Just a note – the link above points to JBOX, which is the safer version of JList – just change the URL to Jlist.com for the NSFW stuff.
Have fun shopping, and let me know if you treat yourself this year ;)