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Impressions: Yo-kai Watch Manga Vol. 1 and 2

Ever since the first game released in Japan back in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, the Yo-kai Watch franchise has captivated the entire Japanese population. While the manga was published a few months before the game officially released but...Show More Summary

2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo sees major changes

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games have garnered a lot of controversy even before Tokyo won the bid to host the games in 2013. Ballooning costs, allegations that the official logo was a stolen trademark, and social media's comments on the proposed stadium have left organizers scrambling to salvage what they can of the games before it is too late. Show More Summary

OP Up! Fall 2015 Edition

The year is ending and another season is coming to a close, we say goodbye to some anime friends we spent time with, through their good times and their bad times. Looking at the stuff I selected for this week's OP Up!, it looks like we have some great ones this past season. Show More Summary

Long Lines and Good Times: A Visit to Jump Festa 2016

Editor's Note: If you're in Japan and a manga fan, Christmas comes early each year, as Jump Festa, Shueisha's celebration of all things Shonen JUMP, takes place shortly before the big day, promoting manga, anime, video games, merchandise,...Show More Summary

Bon appetit: God Eater Resurrection and Rage Burst go West

Ever since I got addicted to the Monster Hunter series, I've been hoping to play a hunting title on a home console instead of a portable system. Thanks to Bandai Namco's efforts, it seems that this will finally happen, as God Eater Resurrection...Show More Summary

Review: Ranma 1/2 Set 7

We've finally arrived at the end of Viz Media' re-release of the beloved Ranma 1/2 series. Presenting the final episodes (weighing in at 161 total), this re-issue has been a Godsend, as previous DVD versions were becoming exorbitantly expensive on the second-hand market. Show More Summary

Berserk fans rejoice as a new anime series is announced

The Internet is blowing up today at the news of Berserk finally getting another anime adaptation. The dark fantasy tale of a man enacting revenge of a land now plagued with demons and monsters only produced one arc back in 1998. Back...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Owarimonogatari Episode 12

The Monogatari series can be sometimes hard to follow. Lots of characters interact in the background, a substantial amount of lore and exposition is dumped on the watcher every two episodes, and if you're a subtitle reader you'll spend...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Embrace the cold with Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Watch live video from Japanator on If there's one thing that's always consistent in many games, it's that their ice worlds tend to be filled with slippery floors. Because of these designs, this makes it hard for players to progress through the title since they have to worry about slipping or falling off of the main path. Show More Summary

Week Ender: Wars in the Stars Edition

DID YOU SEE IT? I SAW IT. I SAW IT TWICE. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing The Force Awakens twice in the past two days and it brought back my love for new Star Wars in full... FORCE (Pun intended, kill me now). So to celebrate new Star Wars,...Show More Summary

Strawberry cake potato chips? Look at some weird Japanese snacks!

Food science is a wonderful subject in making amazing food magic with making foods taste better, last longer, and even making possible food combinations that wasn't even thinkable in the past. We've always thought of Japan as that weird...Show More Summary

Kingdom Hearts III and HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Trailer at Jump Fiesta

Over the past weekend anime, gaming and manga fans have been attending Jump Fiesta in Tokyo. One of the new trailers released over the weekend was for the upcoming games Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and the long-awaited...Show More Summary

Aw, yeah: Trails of Cold Steel hits us with its best S-Craft attacks

I may not be too far in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky but its prologue chapter has already made me a fan of the game already. Since Estelle and Joshua's great chemistry pulled me in, I guess you could say that it was love at first sight. Show More Summary

Strong Style: A look back at season 3

Hello again Japanator wrestling fans to this special edition of Strong Style. This week we are taking a look back at the awesomeness that was season 3 of New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This season covered the months between September...Show More Summary

Let's watch some Japanese Star Wars videos

So are you going to see the new Star Wars movie tonight or have seen it already? No spoilers please, but for those of you who want to see some Japanese flavor in your Star Wars, I've gathered a few videos for your viewing pleasure. Japan...Show More Summary

Pokemon and Digimon go head to head in Death Battle's season finale

I may be a fan of the Pokémon game series, but I've always been a loved Digimon more-- at least in anime form. When Ben Singer/Wiz and Chad James/Boomstick announced that they were going to pit Red's Charizard against Agumon from Digimon...Show More Summary

Awaken your inner beast with two minutes of Tales of Berseria

From day one, I was on board with Tales of Berseria's idea of letting the players sail through the game's world on a pirate ship. However, I didn't expect to see the game's latest trailer hitting us with werewolf-like creatures. NotShow More Summary

Land Ho: Ys VIII sails to Japan next Summer

For a long time, the two main colors used in Christmas are red and green. Of course, white happens to be another one that's used during this occasion. Speaking of holiday colors, it turns out that Falcom has revealed new details about...Show More Summary

OP Up! Wars in the Stars Edition

This week is when the beloved saga continues, which one? The Star Wars saga, which is also widely popular in Japan and since 1977 when the first movie aired, has inspired generations of Japanese authors in crafting their stories and the impact has been prevalent in many works to follow. Show More Summary

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