* TheMerch: This is how his site is supported, as it contains no advertisements. Memorably, his line of customizable ''Hobonichi'' day planners has sold over 300,000 copies (that's right, Itoi can make ''day planners'' sell like hotcakes). And yes, there have been ''MOTHER'' shirts at some point. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Also]], [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2010/07/shigesato-itoi-ramen/ ramen]].
* NoExportForYou: Most of his works get this treatment outside of Japan.