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A Daily Dose of Music: Bump of Chicken

Man, everything Bump of Chicken touches is like pure gold. The Chiba rockers have been on an absolute tear since their debut in 1994, and really have been getting progressively better. Their newest single Colony is just as epic. Sweet animation and weird alien landscapes help layout a lovely new video. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Aoi Eir

The lovely and amazing Aoi Eir is back with her newest single, Lapis Lazuli. The dramatic song is featured as the theme to the new adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan. I haven't had a chance to check out the show, but as a fan of the old school film, it's something I want to check out. The track is dramatic, fragile and powerful. Show More Summary

Check out Garage Hero's Ayakashi Zamurai teaser

Garage Hero's Hayate web series may have been put on hold, but their latest project, Ayakashi Zamurai, has received its first teaser. Based on the trailer's content, it looks like the group's hitting us with another fun project, as neat...Show More Summary

Sushio's glorious animation skills invade Animator Expo's 19th short

I love it when a show's premise exceeds one's expectation, since the surprise could improve the medium's quality. Speaking of which, Animator Expo's most recent short, "I can Friday by day!," deceives us into thinking that it's a colorful animation about a teenage girl's love life. Show More Summary

Atlus tweaking Dungeon Travelers 2 to not get banned

Fans of the To Heart series, or of developer AquaPlus' various visual novel franchises, are no doubt pretty excited by the impending release of Dungeon Travelers 2 on the PS Vita. Like Aquapazza, Dungeon Travelers 2 takes a bucketload of fan-favorite characters from across AquaPlus' lineup of games and tosses them together into their own title. Show More Summary

Week Ender - Spring 2005 Edition

I just realized that it's been ten years since Honey and Clover aired, one of my all-time favorite anime ever. It had beautiful art, a good story with relate-able characters, and an amazing soundtrack. That got me thinking about theShow More Summary

Week Ender - Winter 2015 Edition

Winter season may be over but some of the endings from last season's shows still echo in my mind, making me miss those shows that have been over. Let's take a look at some of last season's nice endings. Which one are your favorites? SHARE WITH US IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! Read more...

Impressions: Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine

And...we're back! Yes, it's been quite a while since the last time Japanator went in-depth with Knights of Sidonia. In fact, we're verging on a full year since the last recap. That's partly my fault. You could say I mimicked the speed...Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE - Watch some Ground Zeroes action tonight!

Watch live video from japanator on www.twitch.tvTonight, I will be playing some Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes because Redbox didn't have Bloodborne and I want to take it easy tonight. Even though Ground Zeroes isn't as hard as Bloodborne,...Show More Summary

It's your kids, Naruto! Something's gotta be done about your kids!

I'll be honest, I've always wanted to say that in relation to, something, so I may as well say it now that the new teaser for Boruto -Naruto the Movie- is out. But it's not just Marty Naruto's kid that's the problem: Sasuke's kid, Sarada,...Show More Summary

Animator Expo's Diary of Ochibi adaptation will make you hungry

I don't know about you, but whenever I watch a food-related piece, my craving for tasty delicacies goes up. Seeing that the Japan Animator Expo project's 18th short starts off with a segment that takes place in a bento, one can't help but to search for a quick meal right away. Show More Summary

Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus

Well, folks; it looks like Garage Hero's upcoming ninja-themed web series, Hayate, has been put on hold for now. The reasoning behind the hiatus is because of the group's production on Ayakashi Zamurai, Garage Hero's show for Toei and YouTube Space Tokyo's Jidaigeki project, and two other pieces. Show More Summary

OP Up! - Winter 2015 Edition

Last season had some really great shows and a few surprises even though the lineup didn't seem that strong. Since we just started a new season, I'm back with some openings for this week's OP Up! with a few that I thought were pretty good.Which one is your favorite from last season? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! Read more...

Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne

Watch live video from japanator on www.twitch.tv For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer. Show More Summary

Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II

There’s something wonderful about having a show make you feel emotional-- especially when you were certain that the series couldn’t top its first half. One moment you’re expecting the program to fall apart when it when it failed to live up to its earlier storyline. Show More Summary

Momoiro Clover Z get the full Dragon Ball treatment

The ladies of Momoiro Clover Z finally get to earn that Z at the end of their name. As the cover of their upcoming single for Z no Chikai, the girls have been illustrated by non other than Dragon Ball series creator, Akira Toriyama!Show More Summary

Dissidia Final Fantasy is looking pretty hot

Time to get brawling in Midgar! Team Ninja's newest outing for Square Enix is a fresh entry to the Dissidia fighting series. The upcoming Sony PS4 game is an adaptation of the arcade game, with some sexy new upgrades. I never reallyShow More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: MEJIBRAY

It's not that often that I cover the Visual Kei scene, but every once in a while there's a band that stands out to me. This week we're kicking off the Dose with MEJIBRAY, which has transformed from singer Tsuzuku's solo project into a rocking band. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Plastic Memories episode 2

Who would ever buy an android that has to go to the bathroom? Worse still, who would ever buy an android that, though it doesn't age, degrades in much the same way that people do when its up there in years? These are questions I'd like to ask of SAI, the big company behind Plastic Memories' setting. Read more...

Animator Expo's 17th short hits us with a quick mystery

It's time to look at another Animator Expo short and we might have to put on our thinking caps. Compare to the other stories, "Three Fallen Witnesses" throws us in the middle of a situation where two detectives are investigating a case where the victim was burned to death. Show More Summary

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