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Strong Style: The attack is back!

42 minutes agoLocal Interest / Japan : Japanator

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we go back to the Sumo Hall in Tokyo for a look at more of the "Invasion Attack" show from April 5, 2015. This week we have a big title match and a return grudge match. Let's get to the action! Read more...

Week Ender - Collectible Creatures

They sure did make a lot of cartoons that were secretly commercials back in the day and I gotta say that the ones from Japan were the best. The cartoons (which were secretly anime) had a different flavor compared to the US cartoons that were created primarily for the US market. Show More Summary

Rest in Peace: Creature Artist Yasushi Nirasawa passes away

Sad news, everyone; it turns out that the great creature illustrator Yasushi Nirasawa passed away at the age of 52 on Feb. 2. According to his Twitter page, his passing was caused by kidney failure. In case this is your first time hearing about the guy, Nirasawa designed some of Shin Megami Tensei IV's boss demons. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Risa Yoshiki

Name: Risa Yoshiki Birthdate: July 27, 1987 Hometown: Chiba, Japan Measurements: 80/59/88 cm You know when I poke my head around the Japanator office it can only mean one thing.. The return of Idol of the Week! Yeah I know, we don't really need to talk too much about it and make things awkward. Show More Summary

WTF Fridays: Kabe-don & don'ts

Girl, that dress would look better on my bedroom floor Read more...

Naruto Shippuden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ trailer

I know I haven't been around the site for quite a while, but last I heard.. Naruto was ending or something. Well, it looks like the story lives on, in some type of spin off at least. Naruto Shippuden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ is an anime adaptation of the popular novel of the same name. Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: CyberSleuthing with Digimon!

[Stream start time is 10 PM US Central (-6:00 UTC) Tonight!] An exciting new Digimon game is here and I can't wait to get a start on it! I'll be playing the latest release Digimon Story: CyberSleuth on the Playstation 4 tonight for y'all...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: flumpool

The rock don't stop. It's finally Friday, and that means it's time to cut loose a little. To bring it in right, we have the Osaka four piece, flumpool. It's hard to believe they are now celebrating their ninth year with the new single, Yoru Wa Nemureru Kai? The high energy track is due to hit shelves next week, but has been available digitally for a bit of time.

Impressions: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash episodes 1-4

There’s something great about playing anime roulette when one chooses a show to cover—especially if it’s a title that one isn’t too familiar with. Before I jumped into the anime adaptation of the light novel Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash by Ao Jumonji, the series seemed like it was going to be a straight-up fantasy series. Show More Summary

What's that? Kakuranger pre-orders have revealed their location

If there's one thing that I've learned in my life, it's that you never underestimate a ninja's ability to strike from the shadows. As I was rejoicing over Shout! Factory's plans to release Kakuranger this year, the group caught me off...Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Saving the Earth from alien attack!

[Stream starts tonight at 10PM US Central Time (-6:00 UTC)] I'm back, everyone! It's been ages since I've done a stream and tonight I'll taking on some aliens in the new release of Earth Defense Force 4.1: Shadow of New Despair. I've been hacking away at this game for a while now and there is a lot of content here for people who want to try it out. Show More Summary

Toyota X Vocaloid team up to rock the new Prius

This video is a whole lot of wut, but hey... it sounds pretty good! If you didn't have your afternoon cup of coffee yet, you can skip it. This video's got enough hype in it to keep you going until tomorrow. I don't feel any increased urge to drive a hybrid vehicle now, but I might be looking at my cup holder a little differently now. Show More Summary

OP Up! - Collectible Creatures Edition

Commercials disguised as TV shows have been around since the dawn of television and they're still around. Anime just is one of those perfect medium (it's not a genre) to sell products to children and even adults, and anime franchises...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: BUMP OF CHICKEN

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, A Daily Dose returns for at least a little while. What could stir its return? Some amazing music pouring out of Japan of course! What better way to kick things back off than with the hot new track...Show More Summary

OMAKASE Launch Box Unboxing

These days, there are plenty of those monthly box subscription services where you a box of some nice assorted themed items every month or so but the quality of the products in those boxes may be hit or miss at times. I've dabbled inShow More Summary

Get some Hatsune Miku goodies with OMAKASE

OMAKASE is one of those subscription services by Viewster provides a themed bimonthly box of curated limited-edition merchandise along with access to ad-free streaming anime, comics, and music. They've done themes based on properties such as Kill La Kill and Naruto, and now they're taking on everyone's favorite virtual diva, Hatsune Miku. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: GATE episodes 13-16

The last time we checked in with GATE, A-1 Pictures' chronicle of the Japan's encounter with nothing less than an entire other world, I noted that the show was considerably less, well...controversial than I had been led to believe by...Show More Summary

Answer some questions and win a free game from MangaGamer

Are you into lesbian ghosts? If not, how about a free game? All you've got to do is tell MangaGamer, publisher of far more than lesbian ghost games, about what you want to see from them, by filling out this handy survey. This includes...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 728

It's been a while since I've caught up with One Piece and there's been so much to see. A quick first impression of Fourth Gear is it looked so stupid. And I think that's what Oda was going for because when I saw it in action it was amazing. Show More Summary

Zyuohger's full trailer shows off its blocky gimmicks

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger : Full Trailer Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger : Full Trailer Posted by HeroShock on Saturday, January 30, 2016 Whenever I get to see Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger in action, my interest in the show starts to rise slowly....Show More Summary

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