Items are obtained from stores and NPCs. Neku and his partner can use items to make their journey easier by equipping or using them from the Items Menu. They usually allow for changes in character stats, a greater range of options, or to bypass Reaper Walls or other such barriers.
There are 3 main types of items:
While the types of unique items the player can own is unlimited, the maximum quantity the player can own of any one item is 9, with certain items having preset limits depending on in-game quantity, such as character-specific items. The player can sort through the different item types by touching one of the small tab buttons above the part of the bottom window which lists individual items. The order is Hats, Shirts, Pants, Suits, Shoes, Accessories (all of which are Threads), Food and Swag.