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Archived Since:April 8, 2011

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Buckle up for some new details on Kamen Rider Drive

As we're experiencing the final week of August, Televi-kun's recent issue has revealed some new information on Kamen Rider Drive, and it looks like the next show will have a police theme to go with the car motif. That being said, the show's main hero, Shinnosuke Tomari, happens to be a police officer when he's not kicking evil villains. Show More Summary

Ninja Vanish! Garage Hero's Hayate project gets its own page

As Garage Hero continues to work hard on completing Gun Caliber, the team has gone ahead and created a page for Hayate: Asakusa's Ninja Hero, a ninja-themed tokusatsu project that's aimed towards children. At the moment, the only thing that we know about Hayate is that it features a ninja who protects Tokyo's Asakusa district from evil. Show More Summary

Review: Persona 3 The Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream

Despite its pacing problems and general lack of an overarching story, I enjoyed Persona 3 The Movie: #1 Spring of Birth. As far as animated film adaptations of long games go, I think it did a novel job of compressing hours of gameplay and story into about 90 minutes. Show More Summary

Power Morphicon '14: Power Rangers Dino Charge's cast and new trailer have Morphed In

I may have been a little late on my transformation sequence, but that isn't stopping me from sharing the following stuff about the next Power Rangers series. Anyway, a new trailer for Power Rangers Dino Charge was shown at Power Morphicon 2014. Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episodes 40-41

We’re at the bottom of the inning, and Urobutcher continues to hit his home-runs like it’s no tomorrow. Based on the current score board, Kamen Rider Gaim's events from episode 40 and 41 have changed the playing field for the upcoming segments. One thing for sure, the last stretch is going to be an intense journey through the fruit aisle. Read more...

A Letter to Momo opens in America this week

The award winning Production I.G. film A Letter to Momo, is set to hit theaters this week, and with any luck might be hitting your home town. The beautiful looking film has the makings of a classic, and is a tale of a shy kid meeting supernatural friends under unfortunate circumstances. Show More Summary

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Sometimes the internet is full of wonderful things... Read more...

A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku

Japan's top Vocaloid is serving vocal duties for the newest monster of a track by producer extraordinaire, Hachioji-P. The new track, Carry me Off is a pretty intense dance floor number, with big bass breakdowns, and a stomping beat,...Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapter 593

Bleach is lookin' good, if you don't mind my saying. I don't mean that by the state of its plot or the quality of its writing, but I do think that this last chapter has put out surprisingly striking visuals, a strong contrast to the relatively lackluster panels of the last few weeks. Read more...

Visual novel CLANNAD is getting a Steam release in English

During their panel at Japan Expo USA, Sekai Project announced that they are releasing Key/Visual Arts's CLANNAD visual novel on Steam. It will be the full-voiced edition of the game. However there aren't much more details beyond that, as to when or how else the game will be released. Show More Summary

Otakon '14: Saori Hayami interview

At Otakon 2014 Japanator was fortunate enough to grab a few minutes with one of the most prolific voice actresses in otaku anime and games of the past several years. Saori Hayami appeared at the con on behalf of Aniplex and had a killer itinerary in her first visit to Baltimre. Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Naruto chapter 689

Just a couple of weeks ago - when the last chapter of Naruto hit the presses - I mentioned how it unusual it was that Kakashi got a straight-up power upgrade, thanks to dear, departed Obito. After all, the typical high-stakes NarutoShow More Summary

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 7

Yikes. I never expected to be concerned about Sword Art Online II’s well-being. While there was a bit of hope for A-1 to get back on track, things are taking a slight turn for the worse with the way how they followed up on the show’s latest conflict. From the looks of it, the SAO II might be in a grim state until things pick up again. Read more...

Idol of the Week: Sayumi Michishige

Name: Sayumi Michishige Birthdate: March 4, 1987 Hometown: Miyazaki, Japan Measurements: 87/58/86 cm This week get our visit from our favorite member of Japan's hit sensation Morning Musume, Sayumi Michishige. She's had quite a run since joining the band in 2003, as she's announced that her graduation from the group will take place this fall. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Asuka Kishi

Name: Asuka Kishi Birthdate: November 4th, 1991 Hometown: Osaka, Japan Measurements: 90/58/88 cm I actually know very little about this week's idol, Asuka Kishi. When I was looking online for the gal who deserved the honor of being jeered at by you guys, her eyes just caught my attention. Show More Summary

WTF Fridays: Good taste

It's amazing, how unsophisticated some palates can be...

A Daily Dose of Music: Eir Aoi

The always exquisite Hokkaido native, Eir Aoi is back with a highly energetic new single, fully cement herself as one of J-Pop's most promising new artists. When she burst on the scene in 2011, her quick rise to fame from the pages of Nico Nico Douga was so quick, that I wasn't sure she would have much staying power. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Back in 2006, I was going through a major case of anime fatigue. It seemed like as anime was gaining popularity here in the west, I was slowly not finding any television shows to my liking. There was definitely a shift in palette, and unfortunately every show just wasn't catching my eye. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Hanayamata episodes 6-7

When Hanayamata first introduced Yaya, she played with a band. If we logically assume the story is about the formation of a yosakoi club, then the band probably has to go. How does it happen? More importantly, how does Yaya's identity,...Show More Summary

Get robots drunk in VA-11 HALL-A's cyberpunk bar

OK, I'll admit it right now: The main reason I'm posting about VA-11 HALL-A, a indie bartending game, is because of its website, located at a domain called (and I'm not kidding) Waifubartending.com. These people know what's up. It also...Show More Summary

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