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Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Duel

When the first geek-centric subscription boxes came around, Loot Crate was one of the first to make a name for the monthly mystery goody box that caters to connoisseurs of cool. When I first got my hands on a Loot Crate, I wished for an anime-centric box that focused on my interests with all things Japan. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Ace Attorney Episode 5

So Episode 5 is the start of "Turnabout Samurai,” the third case in the original Phoenix Wright game. Just like the game, it begins with Maya watching “The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo,” a very popular tokusatsu show among kids. Show More Summary

Grand Kingdom: Over 80 Minutes of Story Mode Footage

Prior to it's official release, many users had the honor to play the beta for NIS America's upcoming Tatical RPG. Grand Kingdom on PlayStation 4. The beta will be available on May 3rd for both North America and Europe and will end on May 9th. Show More Summary

Behold the glory of Idolmaster: Platinum Stars' full gameplay

The time has almost come for the PlayStation 4 to be graced with a proper Idolm@ster presence, and Bandai Namco has seen fit to remind us all of that fact, with some new gameplay footage straight from the Nico Nico Choukaigi event this...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Have fun in the sun with Danganronpa 2

Watch live video from Japanator on [The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] I'm still on Danganronppa 2's first chapter and the game placed me in a weird corner, as my reaction to the first person getting murdered threw me into a state of shock. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 3

When I was growing up I watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of the things I liked about the show was all these naval-style battle scenes where Captain Picard would say stuff like, "fire" or "full to starboard" as if they were big, important, life-and-death decisions the ship had to make to survive. Show More Summary

Hokkaido is taking the air out of tourism

A downloadable guide put out by The Hokkaido Tourism Organization to help foreigners understand the customs of Japan's northernmost island sparked a bit of an outrage recently when it was found it to be offensive. Common Sense When Travelling in Hokkaido was made available online in several different languages, including Chinese and English. Show More Summary

Grab your supplies: Tokusatsu Film School has begun

Listen up, people! It's time for us to head to our desks, as Bueno teaches us about the essential elements that go into creating a hero helmet during Tokusatsu Film School's first session. The best part about Bueno's demonstration is...Show More Summary

First Impressions: Space Patrol Luluco

Whenever a show presents itself as a short, it’s important for the staff to establish a beginning, middle and end in the piece. If it’s a comedy, then the jokes have to be properly established so that the viewers are laughing their butts...Show More Summary

Steam's Anime Weekend sale reveals the depths of our infiltration

Sony isn't the only place putting the deals out for Golden Week. Steam, that hive of all other things Japanese when it comes to gaming, has just pulled the trigger on its Anime Weekend Sale. Running through Monday May 2nd, the sale offering discounts on more than 250 anime-inspired titles. Show More Summary

Aw, snap: Rei Hiroe and ZAQ are heading to AnimeNEXT

With almost a month left until June, it turns out that the man behind the original Black Lagoon manga, Rei Hiroe, and the singer of Love, Chunibiyo & Other Delusions' opening, ZAQ, are making an appearance at AnimeNEXT '16. I may beShow More Summary

We brain-dove Ghost in the Shell: First Assault Online, and came back with answers

A team-based multiplayer shooter isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a Ghost in the Shell video game - the first thing is a Basset Hound simulator. But after that, Nexon and Neoples have done a pretty bang-up...Show More Summary

It's a golden time for Sony's Golden Week 2016 PlayStation sale

If you have an interest in cool Japanese things - and I'd wager you do, having visited this site and all - you might be aware that Golden Week, that most anticipated cluster of Japanese holidays, begins tomorrow, on April 29th, extending...Show More Summary

What Would You Do? The Death of Goku

[Ed. Note: What Would You Do? is a new column run by our newest contributor Lindo Korchi, examining popular scenarios from anime to develop a proper plan of action (or inaction) for any situation.] When it comes to the Dragon Ball Z universe, it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of us would love to live in the series. Show More Summary

Let's bring out the punch: Corpse Party is out on PC

It's time for us to have a scary celebration as the original PC version of Corpse Party has crept its way to Steam, GOG and the Humble Store on Monday. In this case, it might not be a good idea to drink the punch. Of course, this means...Show More Summary

Uh-oh: NIS America cuts ties with Atlus in Europe, Oceania

It's been a long time since it has truly sucked to be a European gamer, but this latest development certainly qualifies, particularly for Europeans and residents of Australia and Oceania that are fans of Atlus' games. NIS America (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Meet the Grave Sinners of Valkyria: Azure Revolution

It's been a while since we last heard from Valkyria: Azure Revolution, Sega's PS4 follow-up to one of the PS3's (and PSP's) best games, Valkyria Chronicles. Now the company's loosening the tap a bit as the game's planned late-2016 release date draws nearer. Show More Summary

Dragon Quest Parody Series The Hero Yoshihiko gets a third season

For a good while, The Hero Yoshihiko has been on my list of shows to watch, since it looks like a fun comedy series that'll please any RPG fan. With a new season being announced, my urge to catch up with the low-budget series has gone...Show More Summary

Satisfy your hunger with God Eater 2 Rage Burst's tasty bundles

With two God Eater titles heading West within the same timeframe, the gang at Bandai Namco have prepared a banquet that'll please those who want to feast on roasted Aragami. For the folks in North America, anyone who gets the PS4 Day-One Edition of God Eater 2 Rage Burst or the digital version will get to download God Eater Resurrection for free. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Ace Attorney

Growing up as handheld gamer during my middle school days, I played many games on the DS including the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series. What made Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney more interesting than your average Visual Novel is that it added gameplay mechanics that made players feel as if they were defense attorney themselves. Show More Summary

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