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Archived Since:April 8, 2011

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All hail Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate 0 heads West this year

Once again, it's time for us to grab a bottle of Dr. Pepper, which happens to be an intellectual drink for the chosen ones. This time around, we're celebrating the fact that PQube plans to bring Steins;Gate 0 to Europe and North America...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: There's no escape from Danganronpa 2's despair

Watch live video from Japanator on www.twitch.tv Well, folks. I'm finally back from MegaCon '16, the largest convention in Florida that's in Orlando, Fla., which means that it's time for me to continue with Danganronpa 2's fourth chapter...Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Opening Parody Edition

The word 'Parody" is defined as " an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect" and this week's Japanatainment is all about parodies of openings from anime and live action. Show More Summary

Strong Style: G1 is here!

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Welp, after a month-long break we are back with the big G1 Climax tournament. If you read my primer last week then you know what is going on. Show More Summary

Week Ender - Super Sentai Edition

There is nothing more 70's than Super Sentai and to this day, it still feels like a product of its time. You still have brightly colored heroes performing acrobatics and a lot theatrics fighting rubber suit monsters but they look much cooler now in the year 2016. Show More Summary

5 Days A Hitchhiker: An Abridged Tour of Japan

The thought of hitchhiking as a form of travel sounds crazy; the implementation of actually doing it in Japan sounds impossible. Well, here's to the crazy ones who want to hitchhike in Japan. In short, I hitchhiked from the east to the west of Japan; back to the east and then west, again. Show More Summary

Ghost in the Shell live-action gets Rila Fukushima

The seemingly unending saga of Hollywood's adaptation of Ghost in Shell continues, as hubbub about the long-in-making film has morphed from justified concerns over the quality of the adaptation (which haven't gone away, considering that...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 6

Believe it or not, in 6 episodes a lot has happened in High School Fleet. Our high school frosh class of seafarers swept mines, dodged torpedos, avoided cannon fire, foiled mind-control mice, and developed a vaccine for the possible viral condition that these strange rodents carry. It's surprisingly more like Star Trek than ever. Read more...

Japanator is going to MegaCon '16

As a quick heads-up, Japanator is heading to MegaCon 2016, which is located in Orlando, Fla. One thing that makes the event special is that it's one of Florida's largest conventions. Even though MegaCon is mostly themed around Western films, tv shows and comics, the convention has a few anime and manga related stuff. Show More Summary

OP Up! - Super Sentai Edition

This week is a special edition of OP Up! and Week Ender, where I am featuring openings and endings from the long running live action super hero series for kids from Japan called "Super Sentai". This franchise belongs in the "Tokusatsu"...Show More Summary

Streaming GET: Dairanger is now on Shout! Factory TV

If Shout! Factory's Dairanger stream from Saturday made you want to watch more of the series, the company has uploaded the entire series on Shout! Factory TV on May 23, which means that you can now restore your chi energy. Considering...Show More Summary

Aw, yeah: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus hits PC next month

To this day, the Senran Kagura series remains on my list of games to play, since the franchise's over-the-top beat 'em up combat system (both 2.5 and 3D) and fun cast have caught my interest. Speaking of which, XSEED has finally revealed the release date for the PC version of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, which launches on Steam on June 1. Show More Summary

Valkyria Chronicles soundtrack gets released outside Japan for the first time

[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano of Scarlet Moon Promotions is a former contributor to Japanator.] Valkyria Chronicles may be best known for its portrayal of what essentially amounts to "anime World War II", but it also had a really good soundtrack, on top of all that cell-shaded military madness. Show More Summary

Get your idols-and-murder fix with AKB48's Hulu horror show

If your life has been lacking in sugar sweet pop idols, as well as chilling doses of horror and/or murder, a recent announcement by Hulu might be the one magic bullet to take down both your problems. Indeed, the streaming service has...Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanator Youtube

Hey readers! I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you all about our Japanator YouTube page where we have some nice video content and will have some more Japan-centric video entertainment in the future. We're planning on more types of videos such as food, unboxings, how tos, etc, so stay tuned. Show More Summary

Feast your eyes (but not your ears) on this awesome R-Type tribute

Animation savant Paul "Otaking" Johnson has struck again, following up his great, '90's-style anime tribute to TIE Fighter with a similar tribute to the classic shooter game R-Type. Once again, Johnson's mastery of the old-school, frame-heavy...Show More Summary

Come to New York and check out Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE next week

I've been trying to avoid all mention of Nintendo and Atlus' joint project Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, partly because I don't want to be tempted into picking up a Wii U. That said, the thing really does make an impression, with all the...Show More Summary

Ole: Shout! Factory grabs Ohranger

Don't you love it when your prediction comes true? In this case, I had a hunch that Shout! Factory was going to give us a special surprise during their Dairanger stream. Lo and behold, it turns out that their next Sentai DVD set release...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Tune in for more thrills, chills and kills with Danganronpa 2

Watch live video from Japanator on www.twitch.tv [The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] It was unfortunate that I had to cut the stream when I reached the third chapter's trial, but I didn't want things to drag on too much since Danganronpa 2's cases are longer than its predecessor. Show More Summary

Strong Style: Things to come

With AXS TV covering concert festivals the last month, Strong Style has taken a bit of a break. Next week, however, we kick things into high gear with 10 shows in 6 weeks covering the 25th G1 Climax tournament. With so much action crammed into a month and a half, Japanator gives you a little preview of what to expect from Strong Style and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Read more...

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