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Archived Since:April 8, 2011

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Planeptune rules: Neptunia Re;Birth1 heads to Steam on Wednesday

It's been a good while since Idea Factory International announced their plans to release Compile Heart's games on Steam, and now the company's ready to commence the first phase. While I may be late to this announcement, I still think that it's worth mentioning that Neptune's expanding her territory to Steam on Jan. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 25-27

It's been far too long, but after its season-long hiatus, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has returned to the airwaves! And neither Joseph Joestar's Stand-user party nor the hardworking folks at David Production are wasting any time getting back in the saddle, as they dive into Egypt to hunt down Dio Brando once and for all. Read more...

Awaken your Samurai Soul with Animator Expo's tenth short

Is it just me, or has Animator Expo been on an amazing roll lately? After impressing us with TRIGGER's Gridman anime piece, Graphinica's (YuriKuma Arashi and Rage of Bahamut: Genesis' special effects) ready to take a shot at doing their own short for Studio Khara and Dwango's ongoing project. Show More Summary

PSA: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits Steam today

If you've been itching to play a fun 2D beat em' game on the PC, then you'll be happy to know that MAGES' Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds game's now on Steam. Thanks to Degica's help in making this release possible, more folks'll get to experience Phantom Breaker's spin-off. Show More Summary

This plus-sized idol group is literally big in Japan

Here's one to file under the "Sure, why the hell not?" column: Pottya, (or more accurately, "P?ttya"), a five-girl idol quintet consisting entirely of plus-sized girls. They made their debut last week, with their first live gig set for the end of the month, but we're already heavy with factoids about their founding. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 15

It hasn't even been 24 hours since the last Build Fighters Try recap, but let's get this train going. After all, we've finally arrived at...THE NATIONALS. Let's fighting! Read more...

A Daily Dose of Music: ClariS

If you've been hoping for a bit of variety from tween sensation ClariS, it looks like your prayers might be answered. It looks as though Alice has departed, and Karen has stepped up to the plate. It may actually be a step in the right direction. Their new song Border is the lovely theme song to Tsukimonogatari. Show More Summary

Contest: Ring in the New Year with this Right Stuf giveaway! [Updated]

[Update: The contest is over, and congratulations to Japanator Community Member Gnikdrazil ! We'll be contacted soon at the email address you used to register to Japanator with more details!] It's January 9th, but sometimes it just doesn't...Show More Summary

This adorable Shiba Inu loves to mess with its owner

Dogs may have a great reputation for being loyal to their owners, but that doesn't stop them from messing with their caretakers from time to time. In this case, Mari-chan the Shiba Inu decides to fool around with her master while the two of them pursue an acting career. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try eps. 13-14

Watching Build Fighters Try is fascinating, not just because it's a fun, well-produced piece of mecha entertainment, puppy love and Fumina reaction-face gallery, but also to compare it to the first Build Fighters season and see justShow More Summary

Momoiro Clover Z vs. Kiss' insanely amazing music video has entered the scene

At long last, Momoiro Clover Z's YouTube channel finally uploaded the music video for "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina," which features the colorful group alongside Kiss. To top things off, Sushio's animation was scrumptious meal during the beginning of the video, since it featured some wild colors and crazy visuals. Show More Summary

Level Up: Crunchyroll's Premium Members now have unlimited manga access

I may be late to the party again, but I thought that it was worth noting that Crunchyroll has granted their Premium Members the ability to access their magma... um, I mean manga library. In other words, the anime subscribers can now get drunk off of Ye Olde Simulpub's manga selection. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~

The first episode of Kantai Collection kicks off with what might be regarded as an almost galling display of pretentiousness: Against a black background, a serious-voiced woman recites the Gosei, a set of five meditative precepts laid out by Imperial Japanese Navy Vice Admiral Hajime Matsushita. Show More Summary

TRIGGER shows off their toku side in Animator Expo's ninth short

I never imagined that we would see an anime short that's based off of an existing toku show on Amimator Expo's Website. Based on the quality of the project's recent piece, one could tell that Studio TRIGGER's Gridman animation is an amazing love letter to the original live-action TV series from the 90s. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 13

With the new year break behind us, it's time to hit the ground running at Musani. With Honda's departure and the new anime project for Third Aerial Girls Squad secured, Aoi gets thrown right in the fire as the lead production desk. How will team Musani sprint to the finish line, one which is a year away? Read more...

Rejoice: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX to release worldwide in May

It's been known for a good while that the latest Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai title for the 3DS was heading West, However, Sega has hit us with some amazing news, as Project Mirai DX hits stores worldwide during the month of May. As for...Show More Summary

What do American teens think of J-Pop?

I'm a bit of a Youtube React Channel junky. I especially love the show when they cover stuff that's near and dear to my heart, so you can be sure my interest piqued when the word "J-Pop" showed up on my playlist. I won't spoil the video for you, but I have to say I'm a bit surprised by some of the assumption made by these Youtubers. Show More Summary

Fire Emblem returns to the 3DS

Man, I love me some Fire Emblem. As my top game of 2013, Fire Emblem Awakening really checked off the list of things of love in video games, and still keeps me warm just thinking about it. The updated graphics, characters designs, and score really drew me in. Show More Summary

SCANDAL prepare to invade North America

Ask and you shall receive my friends. It looks like one of my all time favorite Japanese rock bands is coming back to North America! The always amazing SCANDAL are heading to the United States and Mexico and have announced concert dates...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Ayumi Hamasaki

I've always been quick to defend against the critics of Ayumi Hamasaki's lengthy career. After a 16 years in the business, there's bound to be a fair amount of ups and downs. However, I have to admit that there hasn't been a song she's released in the last few years that I could really get behind. Show More Summary

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