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Japana-Seven: The 7 best One Piece storylines

The Straw Hats have been through a lot in their 16 years on TV. Through smiles, tears, Gomu Gomu no's, and devil fruits I've sat through it all just to see that glimmer of that almighty One Piece. So to celebrate 700 episodes/ 350 hours/ 14 days of my life glued to the screen, I'm going to count down my top 7 One Piece animated canon arcs. Show More Summary

Hello Kitty diving suit is just in time for Shark Week

Sanrio has done it again! The company behind the world famous Hello Kitty character has gone to new depths to bring you the latest in Hello Kitty merchandise. Like below sea level deep. Yes, Sanrio, in collaboration with Osaka-based World Dive diving equipment bring you the limited edition Hello Kitty Drysuit collection. Read more...

Japan agrees to robot duel with USA

Back in 2012, Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan introduced the world to the 'KURATAS', a big piloted robot mech and pretty much gave hope to anyone who ever dreamt of seeing piloted robots come to reality. Dubbed as an 'art piece'...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 9-12

Last time we left off, Souma and the other chefs were taking part in an annual Totsuki Academy camp where they have to pass a few tests. We're currently in the middle of the first test as Chef Inui wants pairs of chefs to cook a Japanese...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Sal kicks his way through Chroma Squad's Rider Route

Watch live video from japanator on After going through a second playthrough, Sal has finally reached the point in Chroma Squad where he must make an important choice. For the sake of consistency, the guy made sure that his new adventure was similar to his last stream. Show More Summary

AX '15: Right Stuf to release Zeta Gundam, Victory Gundam, and more

Good news, everyone; during Anime Expo '15, the gang at Right Stuf have revealed the next phase of their Gundam distribution deal with Sunrise. This time around, the company plans to release Victory Gundam, Gundam X, and the two Turn A Gundam compilation films in North America. Show More Summary

Japanator's Summer 2015 Anime Preview Guide!

The Summer is nigh and the sun is out, and you know what that means, folks: Huddle indoors and watch Japanese cartoons! Well, come to think of it, that's our solution to every season, but hey, we're probably biased. After all, this is...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Love is Love Edition

Love is love! If two people want to love each other, then they should. I'm not in that relationship so it is none of my business. This weekend's selection of anime endings are all about girl's love and boy's love, and there a lot of people out there who love that sort of thing. Show More Summary

Celebrate USA's birthday with anime videos of America

Happy Birthday, USA! This weekend is the celebration of the great nation of the United States of America. So using the rights I am granted by this great nation, I've thrown together a few videos from Japanese animes featuring some USA-related...Show More Summary

Strong Style: New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS S2 episode 6

Hello, welcome back to Strong Style. Happy 4th of July to our American readers as we once again take a look at the G1 Climax 24 tournament. Last week we took a look at three matches from the opening day of the tour, and this week weShow More Summary

IMPORTED collects Japanese game music's greatest tunes

Video Game soundtracks are one of the rarer goodies found in any collection. I'm more inclined to collect art books than CDs but if a soundtrack has me tapping my feet to the beat I will hunt it down. It's a shame that most of them only...Show More Summary

Shaft mash up art exhibit Madogatari looks incredible!

Shaft has to be one of my favourite anime studios just because they made the Monogatari Series. I love that anime to pieces; from the extremely witty dialogue to the contrasting colour art style. The studio is coming up to its 40th anniversary...Show More Summary

PSA: New Japan Pro Wrestling's data gets breached

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced at a press conference today that the personal information of 18,000 customers has been leaked online by an unknown hacker. The data leaked includes customers' names, addresses, credit card information,...Show More Summary

Garage Hero's Ayakashi Zamurai series unsheathes a new trailer

As Garage Hero continues to work hard on their upcoming projects, the group has taken the time to upload a new Ayakashi Zamurai trailer. This time around, we get to see more of the fantasy samurai show's comedic segments as we see aShow More Summary

Review: Ressha Sentai ToQger

When it comes to TV shows that run for a year, it’s hard to imagine that a long series could improve when its early segments failed to impress most viewers. In many cases, if you can’t grab the audience during the program’s early acts, then there’s no point in continuing with the rest of the journey. Show More Summary

Death Note TV Series is not related to the manga

After revelations of a Death Note TV series being announced, pictures and actors being released, fans have been disgruntled by the faithfulness to the source material. Death Note is a manga turned anime and subsequently live action movies...Show More Summary

OP Up! Love is Love Edition

Being able to love the one you love is great and here at Japanator, we support that. I mean, if you want to spend the rest of your life with someone you love, you should have that choice to do it. So this week's OP Up! is all about the...Show More Summary

Watch out, BETA: Muv-Luv localization to get Kickstarted

It looks like visual novel fans are in for some good news. The gang at DegiGames and Ixtl have revealed that they're creating a Kickstarter to localize Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative. While the funding campaign will focus on the games'...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 699

Donquixote Doflamingo has been one of my favorite villains in One Piece ever since he was introduced as one of the seven warlords of the sea. You only really saw him in-between arcs, but you could tell that he wasn't going to turn into an ally like Law or Buggy. Show More Summary

Blame the music industry for this rhythm game not going west

Any true fan of the Vocaloid scene will tell you that it's not all about Hatsune Miku and her Crypton-sponsored friends. After all, Vocaloid itself is a "neutral" platform, allied to no one character. That's a roundabout way of saying...Show More Summary

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