ANIME YANKII 2401 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067. Suite 2142.

j0! We're Anime Yankii.

We're an import anime shop now located in The Vista Shopping Center in Lewisville, TX just north of Dallas. We carry official mainstream anime goods with a niche focus on Yaoi, BL, LGBTQIA+, and Otome. We only deal with legit imported goods, so no bootlegs here. We're also the home of Fully Artomatic / Art Club.

We’ve been all over Texas and some parts of Oklahoma including San Antonio, Austin, and Tulsa. You may remember us from conventions such as AnimeFest, San Japan, IKKiCON, Tokyo, OK, and Ushicon. Yes, we finally got our shop!

Come Find Us!

Entrance 6 is by 54th Street Restaurant.

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Embark on a lovely Valentines adventure with our local HeART Market on February 10th at The Vista Shopping Center in Lewisville, TX! Discover a variety of unique creators and find dazzling gifts for any of your loved ones; friends, family, and significant others. Don’t forget to get something for yourself! There’s lots to do with two food courts, a cat cafe, an arcade, and other great date ideas. An amazing fun filled day with free admission and parking!

With FREE admission and parking, this is a great day that you won't want to miss. Come support local artists and have a blast with your kru!

Opened May-ish 2002

The Red Walls: A Backstory

Luan gets very extra ideas late at night and can be very convincing. Ruby finds him adorable.

… That’s pretty much it. 🤷

We went into the project with a general idea of what we were looking for. Use the paint as both color and adhesive to create a background texture for products and displays. It’s a real life Photoshop multiply layer effect.

This is from an unfinished project from WAY back when. It was going to be a Shepard Fairey style piece but with Ranma 1/2. The pages here are from an old Viz Ranma 1/2 comic. This is essentially the proof of concept that the walls are based on.

The Process

First attempt and made a huge mess. But that’s part of our process: it may not be a perfect start but it’s a start. There's no tutorial for us to follow; just a proof of concept from years ago. We'll learn along the way.
Learning lessons and earning body pains, but we were able to dial in the process and figure out the little details.
Found a way to save our backs. The start of the “murder table”.
We eventually remembered that painters’ tape exist and starting using it all over.
We initially wanted different tones walls. But figured the grey paint and grey line art would disappear into each other. Plus it could close off the space with large dark walls. After some brainstorming and time to think it over, we went with some drip-drip. Plus it would break up the intensity of the red without losing any saturation.
First complete wall!
Final wall done! We've been painting for so long we forget what it was like before painting. We're going to need time to readjust to a non-painting lifestyle.

The Convention Life

We're life long convention nerds; working staff roles even as wee children. There are stories from the pre-cordless phone times that involve cookie bribes to take notes across the convention to other staff members. Memories of walking through half empty convention halls during setup time, barely able to see over the tables. That's how long this goes back. We've worked a myriad of convention jobs. From deep into the staff ranks such as guest relations and programming; all the way to more customer facing roles such as security and vendor. This is just a glimpse into our road life over the past two decades.

Thanks for scrolling all the way down here!