is the retailing arm of MOVIC and is the largest retailer of anime, games, and manga in Japan. The first and headquarters store of Animate opened in 1983 and is located in Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, there are 38 Animate stores in Japan, and one in Taipei, Taiwan. However, for a brief period of time, there was also one in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles, which closed some time in 2003.
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