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Super Robot War BX's first trailer fills our bodies with delicious courage

If there's one thing that the Super Robot Wars series does right with their trailers, it's that they tend to fill people's hearts with a huge surge of hot-blooded energy. In most cases, this high dosage of enthusiasm can result in aShow More Summary

Beat the heat with Boomslank's upgraded "Carwash" shirt

Summer's looking hotter than ever this year and our friends at Boomslank have just what we need to conquer the scorching heat. Since water can cool people down during this season, the group's "Carwash" shirt is back with a new upgraded...Show More Summary

Canadian makes impact in Sumo debut

It's not often you see a representative of the great white north inside the sumo halls of Japan, in fact it's been 30 years. Not since future WWF pro wrestler, the late John Tenta, made his debut in 1985 has a Canadian taken park in Japanese sumo. Show More Summary

Crunchyroll adds PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! original comic

Crunchyroll has announced the latest offering from their “Crunchyroll Originals” manga/comic line with PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!, an all-new, full color digital webcomic, set in Tokyo's Harajuku fashion district and made in collaboration with PARK, a local store. Show More Summary

SCANDAL manga recommendations

J Rock Girl Group SCANDAL have just finished performing in Mexico with their next stop being on the other side of the world, Hong Kong. But despite this busy lifestyle they still have time for Japanator's favourite literature manga.Show More Summary

OP Up! - Fantasy Twist Edition

So the new hot thing in popular fiction in Japan is taking the traditional same old stuff and putting a new spin to it. This new surge is quite prevalent in the fantasy genre, with injecting new life into stories with themes of 'swords...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece 693

Yo ho ho! Ensign Redgrave back on the helm to deliver the SS Japanator through the Grand Line safely and to document the adventures of the Straw Hat Crew. I've been MIA for a while so I'll summarise the missing 9 episodes in bullet points. Read more...

Prepare for takeoff: Super Robot Wars BX is now a thing

It's been a month since 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 hit Japan and the next title has been revealed. Titled Super Robot Wars BX, this upcoming game's being made for the 3DS and it plans to improve on the features from Super Robot Wars UX. Show More Summary

Review: Starless: Nymphomaniacs' Paradise

So here I am, brand new writer for Japanator looking for content I can write for the site. The offer is made to review a game that I had heard plenty of buzz about in Starless: Nymphomaniac's Paradise, a visual novel type game from Japan that was being released for English speaking audiences. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

I’ve had a lot of trouble catching on to anime over the years, but every so often there’s a show that sounds so incredibly insane that I can’t help but watch it. That’s how I got reeled into a shows like One Piece or When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace, and that’s exactly how I fell in love with Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma. Show More Summary

Live action screens from Bakuman movie

Movies based off anime/manga have faired much better than their geeky partner video games. The Death Note movie may have faltered a little due to the massive change in story but all the characters looked great and it felt like a Death...Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episode 5

Back when I said that Garo: Gold Storm Soar had potential, I wasn’t fooling around. With each passing episode, the show continues to shine brighter than before. As we start to see the series' various story elements come together, the big mystery continues to leave us intrigued. From the looks of it, the franchise is still in good shape. Read more...

A Daily Dose of Music: Asian Kung Fu Generation

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION - Planet of the Apes from Ajikan México DF on Vimeo. I've always been a big fan of Japanese Rock from The Pillows to SCANDAL but I've never taken any formal Japanese language classes except for the random words picked up from anime. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episode 19

Ufotable's take on Unlimited Blade Works may be in many ways the Fate/stay night adaptation fans always wanted, but it's not without its sticking points. Besides the usual caveats that can be attached to a property as self-serious Fate...Show More Summary

Political struggles dominate Animator Expo's 22nd short

It's hard to believe that Animator Expo's latest short (NSFW), "Ibuseki Yoruni," decided to implement an age gate, since their previous titles like "ME!ME!ME!" didn't have this feature. My guess is that it might be connected to the character...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Cry Edition

If this week's OP Up! openings stir up emotions of sadness in you, then this week's endings on Week Ender will be sure to make you feel even more of those feelings. Endings do have more impact than openings since they're the last thing that you see right after something sad that leaves you hanging.So please, enjoy this week's endings.SPOILER WARNING. Show More Summary

It's Judgement Time: Dekaranger to return as a V-Cinema

Oh my. Right when it felt that Hurricanger was going to be the only Sentai show to get the 10 Years After treatment, a new beacon of hope has surfaced for toku fans. Seeing that it's been ten years since Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger came to a close, Toei gives us a hard-boiled announcement as the show's main cast reveals the series' upcoming V-Cinema. Show More Summary

Feel emotions again with Your Lie in April OVA

I know many of you are still trying to get over the ending Your Lie in April and the wound in your hearts are still fresh, so why don't we take a look at a more simpler time? News of a 23rd anime episode just hit and instead of an epilogue,...Show More Summary

Take a break with the sailor scout loungewear

Being a self proclaimed connoisseur of Japanese culture, I know that the iconic sailor uniform is a epitome of youth, coming of age, senpai worshipping, and fighting evil by moonlight. There have been many different variations of the...Show More Summary

Grab a Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate gets a release date for Europe

Well, folks; May has arrived and it turns out that PQube's release of Steins;Gate for the PS3 and Vita has been pushed to June 5 for Europe. While it's unfortunate that we won't get to experience the Future Gadget Lab's adventures this...Show More Summary

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