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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 14-16 and more!

We are back with the second season of Tiger Mask W. The big match between Tiger Mask and Yellow Devil ended with disappointment for Naoto as well as Takuma as their quest for revenge hits a roadblock. Where do we go from here? Let's see! Read more...

Japanator LIVE: Explore Pharaoh Rebirth+'s mysterious ruins

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] So I had the urge to explore dangerous ruins, which lead to me choosing the Doujin Game Pharaoh Rebirth+ as the next title for this segment. With our lead being a rabbit who has seven...Show More Summary

Strong Style: Off to NEVERland

Greetings, everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take a third look from action from the WrestleKingdom 11 show from the Tokyo Dome. We have the two NEVER Titles on the line as we have a six-man tag gauntlet match for the six-man belts and a hot one for the NEVER Openweight title. Show More Summary

Sumo crowns new Grand Champion!

Japanese sumo wrestling crowned a new Yokozuna (grand champion) on Wednesday as Kisenosato attained the highest rank in sumo after winning the Janurary tournament on Sunday. Read more...

March comes in like a Lion marches to theaters this March

March comes in like a lion was one of last year's best anime (that is still airing), written by Honey and Clover author Chika Umino and brought to screen with brilliant animation by the studio SHAFT (Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari). March...Show More Summary

Basement Pretzel shows us a tokusatsu fan's endless struggle

To this day, there's one thing that can cause many fans of tokusatsu to go into despair. In other words, I'm talking about the moment when a random person refers to the show you're watching as Power Rangers. For now, I guess this isShow More Summary

These kimono design-themed chocolates are too beautiful to eat

I may be a fan of delicacies that are crafted to look like works of art, but there's something sad about seeing one's favorite food being turned into a masterpiece. While it looks amazing, one might have second thoughts since it would be sad to see a well-made piece gone in an instant. Show More Summary

Gems of Japan: Handmade Onigiri or Onigiri From a Convenience Store?

My first encounter with an onigiri was at a convenient store located in Tokyo, Japan (huh, why does that sound so drastic? It's as if a showdown is about to occur). I looked directly at the well packaged rice ball, and saw images attached...Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - DragonBall Z + Linkin Park Edition

If you were on the anime internet around the turn of the century, there was a prevalence of anime music videos that combined clips of the anime Dragon Ball Z with the music of the "nu-metal" band Linkin Park. Many of these videos can be still found on YouTube with the oldest video of this combination dating back to 2007 (It's the last video below). Show More Summary

Strong Style: Thy WrestleKingdom come!

Welcome once again to another week of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are once again back at the Tokyo Dome and WrestleKingdom 11. AXS is doing a special early presentation of the big...Show More Summary

Review: Diary of a Tokyo Teen

To be completely blunt, I didn't expect much going into Christine Mari Inzer's Diary of a Tokyo Teen. When I was approached for a review of the book, I accepted because I really dug the art and figured it'd be a nice, light little read that I could fit into my schedule. Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Let's have one last dance with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] As we start to get into the rhythm of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's dance, it seems that the performance will come to an end soon. All that's left for us is to thwart Risky's current...Show More Summary

Review: One Piece Film Gold

If there’s something we can all agree on, it’s that the recent One Piece movies has been epicuticular — Strong World, Film Z and now Film Gold. It’s no wonder that these films have been great since Eiichiro Oda have been involved inShow More Summary

Deculture: MacrossWorld Con transforms into Super Dimension Convention

Whenever an event changes its name, there's a good chance that folks can expect to see some new things around the corner. Speaking of which, the one-day long Macross-themed convention, MacrossWorld Convention, is now officially known...Show More Summary

Pick up digital manga based on this season's anime on sale!

If you're into traveling light but want to have some manga with you on-the-go, check out a few digital manga on sale from Kodansha Comics. Among these manga on sale are adapted into shows currently airing this Winter season: Interviews with Monster Girls, Fuuka, and Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. Show More Summary

Japanese Bus tries out free USB charging for passengers

Don't you hate it when your portable entertainment device just dies in the middle of your viewing of homoerotic ice skating anime? Or when you're reading the latest volume of your Monster Girl manga? Carrying USB power banks to charge...Show More Summary

Licensing GET: Shout! Factory grabs Digimon Adventure tri.

It's been a good while since Digimon Adventure tri.'s theatrical event occurred in North America. Luckily, this won't be the last that we'll hear from the original series' new sequel as Shout! Factory digivolves the film's first three parts into a Blu-ray, DVD and digital release. Show More Summary

Strong Style: Best Match Ever

Hello Japan wrestling fans and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV! We are back after a break and we start off the first show of the year with WrestleKingdom 11's MAIN EVENT! It seems AXS TV had some real forethought and is bringing the coverage of WrestleKingdom 11 WAY earlier than normal for them. Show More Summary

Catch JAM Project at Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon '17

With 2017 marking the Otakon anime convention's debut in Washington, D.C., an interesting bit of news drops our way as the event's group join forces with the Anisong World Matsuri to bring us the con's musical performances. The niceShow More Summary

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