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Annotated Anime: GATE episodes 4-5

I like GATE so far. Far from earlier rumors seemingly trumpeting it as "Japan's Tea Party: The Anime", the show has been a thoughtful and interesting take on a topic close to my nerdy heart. And with some of the action ratcheted down...Show More Summary

Strong Style: New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS S2 episode 10

Konnichi wa and welcome to Strong Style! The G1 Climax 24 tournament is almost over and the action is heating up. This week we skip ahead to day 11 of the tournament and the last day before the finals. Tonight's show is from August 8th,...Show More Summary

Animator Expo's 25th short is ready to smash things up

It seems that I was right about the Japan Animator Expo project returning this week since their latest short is up on their site. Since this is the first episode of the series' third season, it's fitting for the 25th piece, "Hammerhead," to be a smash hit. Show More Summary

First Impressions: God Eater episodes 1-3

I've said time and again that God Eater is one of the best - if not the best - attempt yet by competing publishers to take a sip out of Capcom's giant Monster Hunter milkshake. With God Eater, developer Shift and Bandai Namco managed...Show More Summary

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax releases Oct 6 in the west

If you have ever wanted to beat up an anime character in locked one on one combat then maybe Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is the game for you. Dengeki Bunko is a publishing company in Japan that helps release light novels like Sword Art Online and Durarara!!. Show More Summary

Kamen Rider Ghost's latest details are to die for

For a good while, it's been known that the latest bug-eyed hero in the Kamen Rider franchise was going to sport a supernatural motif. While we've seen glimpses of the show's titular character as a toy and a few scans of his design, the...Show More Summary

Do New Japan pro wrestlers kick out in their sleep?

A television show in Japan recently tackled a question of just how much fighting spirit runs through the being of your average New Japan pro wrestlers. Read more...

Strong Style: New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS S2 episode 9

Strong Style is here again with your coverage of New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Looks like my Friday nights are going to be busy for a while as yesterday it was announced that more episodes of New Japan wrestling have been ordered. Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Sal gets his revenge on Chantelise's last boss

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] With Chroma Squad's three story routes complete, Sal is ready to take on Chantelise's final boss again. Now that he's found a better defensive item, there's a slight chance that he could turn the tables on this deadly foe. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Ultraman X episodes 1-2

For a good while, my only experience with the Ultra franchise was Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, which was directed by Koichi Sakamoto ( Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Ultraman Ginga S’ Director). Honestly, I’m still baffled by the fact that I didn't invest in the series back then. Show More Summary

Week Ender - Virtual Reality Edition

This week's Week Ender is all about the Virtual Reality and the great worlds beyond that VR brings us that are great settings for fantasy action anime. There's always something interesting with characters from a world similar to ourShow More Summary

Here's a quick sample of Animator Expo's Third Season

At last, the Japan Animator Expo project has uploaded a trailer for their upcoming season. From the looks of it, the third installment sounds like it'll be better than ever. I mean, we get to see another Tsuburaya hero get the animeShow More Summary

Otakon 2015 is upon us!

Otakon 2015 is upon us! East Coast's largest anime con will roll out in full force tomorrow and throughout the weekend. As if it's easing its way into a 4-day event, Otakon's Matsuri even starred Back-On to perform some songs to get things going early. Read more...

First Impressions: GATE episodes 1-3

Confession time: When I first set out to write about GATE, I was actually prepared to defend it. That's a weird stance to take with regards to a program I had yet to even watch, I'll admit, but I really was about to get all political about the whole thing. Show More Summary

Check out this year's top-tier Sumo fashion crazes

Thanks to a YouTuber Kintamayama and his wonderful sumo coverage, we got a rare look at the ceremonial Kesho-Mawashi, or entrance ceremony belts that the sumo wrestlers are wearing in the current sumo wrestling tournament held in Nagoya. Japan. Read more...

Celebrate Secret of Evermore's 20th Anniversary with a remastered soundtrack

Oct. 1 may not be here yet, but that isn't stopping Sean Schafianski (Chrono Trigger: Jazz Arranged Version) from releasing his Secret of Evermore arranged soundtrack known as Secret of Evermore: Remastered Tracks. In terms of the guy's...Show More Summary

OP Up! Virtual Reality Edition

They weren't kidding when they said that the 90's is back, one promise of that decade was this exciting new technology called "Virtual Reality". This technology promised to take humans into new worlds beyond our imaginations by perfectly...Show More Summary

Plans scrapped for site of Akira's final battle

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced that the plans for the centerpiece stadium of the 2020 Olympic games have been completely scrapped and the development will start from scratch. The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe...Show More Summary

Rejoice! Five Boomslank shirts get reprinted

If you're into wearing sweet-looking clothes, our friends at Boomslank have reprinted not one but five shirts. But that's not all folks; instead of re-releasing each apparel, P-Shinobi has updated "Airport," "Flag," "Live," "Raiden,"...Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Sal suits up for Chroma Squad's Metal Hero Route

Watch live video from japanator on The time has finally arrived, people; Sal is ready to add the finishing touches to the Japanatorger's final journey. Since he only has one more route left to finish, Hiroko and her team...Show More Summary

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