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Strong Style: Things to come

With AXS TV covering concert festivals the last month, Strong Style has taken a bit of a break. Next week, however, we kick things into high gear with 10 shows in 6 weeks covering the 25th G1 Climax tournament. With so much action crammed into a month and a half, Japanator gives you a little preview of what to expect from Strong Style and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Read more...

Week Ender - JC Staff Edition

JC Staff is a studio that's been around since 1986 and has worked on at least 300 shows, with such a large body of work they might have made something you probably love or enjoyed in the last three decades. So I've chosen a very tiny sample of their work from the last decade for you young people (in body and/or mind) to enjoy. Show More Summary

Yikes: Lynn and the Spirits of Inao gets canceled in the midst of payment-related allegations

It felt like it was only yesterday that I was looking forward to the 2D platformer game known as Lynn and the Spirits of Inao. As of now, my hopes for seeing this game get made are shattered as the title's Kickstarter campaign is officially...Show More Summary

Veteran voice actress Yuko Mizutani passes away

Deaths may be a fact of life, but it's always sad when someone is taken too soon. That's the case for Japanese voice actress Yuko Mizutani, a veteran of Japan's voice acting scene who was best known for playing Sakiko Sakura, from the long-running series Chibi Maruko-chan. Show More Summary

S.H. Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider W gets a half-boiled trailer

To this day, Kamen Rider W still holds the top spot on my list of favorite Kamen Rider series. Due to my love for the show, I always feel joyful when a new thing that's related to the detective-themed tokusatsu gets announced. With show's main hero getting an updated figure in the form of the S.H. Show More Summary

OP Up! - JC Staff Edition

JC Staff is a studio that has been around since 1986 and has made a lot of shows and probably some of your favorites as well. Most of their shows are very beautifully made and they've made a few of my favorite shows, which I've featured...Show More Summary

Check out the trailer for Shout! Factory's Dairanger streaming event

You gotta hand it to companies that decide to people a taste of one of their titles since it exposes more folks to said property. As we get close to the weekend, Shout! Factory has uploaded a trailer for their upcoming Gosei Sentai Dairanger marathon. The second Super Sentai Spectacular starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. Show More Summary

Bandai Namco announces Dragonball Xenoverse 2

With E3 a little under a month away, expect all sorts of announcements. One of cede announcements is Bandai Namco's Dragonball Xenoverse 2. After a weird countdown clock that kept breaking suddenly, and waiting only a year after theShow More Summary

Uh-oh: Anime Expo could be harmed by sudden regulations

I think we can all agree that youths need protection from creeps and other predators, but what's happening at this year's Anime Expo in the name of protecting the children seems to be a bit...undesirable. Last week, the Society for the...Show More Summary

Tales Worth Telling: On Manga, Anime, and how they changed Japanese storytelling

I won't hazard a guess as to how many of you have read my previous articles, but something that may have come across is the emphasis I place on the importance of good storytelling. Whether it was Digimon or GATE, that is ultimately what...Show More Summary

Haruka Misawa's aquariums deliver a new take on fishes and plants living together

There's something wonderful about seeing people using their creativity to improve their pet's living space. When done right, the new environment gives the animal the ability to frolic in a manner that grants them more freedom. WhileShow More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Rebirth Edition

So the last time I did this feature was when I took over almost 7 years ago, but I stopped because life got in the way. But now, it's back again bishies! Back to give you lovely readers some Japanese-related entertainment to brighten...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Have a miserable summer with Danganronpa 2

Watch live video from Japanator on www.twitch.tv [The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] For a second, I thought that Danganronpa 2's second trial was going to repeat a scenario from the first game, but the team managed to change things up again. Show More Summary

Gems of Japan: Tasting Yakisoba & Okonomiyaki in Asakusa

During my first trip to Japan, I heard a lot of people talk about Okonomiyaki. I didn't know what it was, except that some people labeled it the Japanese equivalent to pizza. I don't agree. It's more of a pancake than anything else. Nonetheless, I was interested in this pancake-pizza. Read more...

Ys VIII's new trailer is filled with high-speed goodness

Is it me or does Falcom's latest Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana trailer feel like Adol and his comrades are loaded on a ton of caffeine? Not that it's a bad thing since the gang's movements are making the game look really fun. Since this...Show More Summary

Two new Attack on Titan game trailers show how it's actually played

Tecmo Koei is one of my favorite developers. I'm a simple man with simple videogame needs, so the fact they pretty much reinvigorated the beat 'em up genre with Dynasty Warriors and their various spin-offs means I'm going to play whatever game they release. Show More Summary

Week Ender - 10 YEARS AGO EDITION

I'm gonna take you all for a nostalgia trip (or a history trip, you young whippersnappers--- GET OFF MY LAWN!). 2006 was a great year for anime with shows that are still enjoyed today. Someone on my twitter feed reminded me that some popular shows aired 10 years ago, such as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Death Note. Show More Summary

So I translated that new Persona 5 trailer

It took the newest trailer for Persona 5 to make me break my self-imposed media blackout about the game. After all, I already knew I wanted the damn thing, so I didn't need any extra convincing. But I did watch it, and it was awesome. However,...Show More Summary

Want to make anime in Japan? Don't expect to get rich doing it

One of the more common pieces of fan mail we get comes in the form of inquiries from fans looking to break into anime creation. It's not an uncommon impulse, to want to try your hand at making what you love to watch, but impulses tend...Show More Summary

Aim for the stars with Boomslank's Space Cowboy t-shirt

If there's one thing that I love about space, it's when a show uses its presence as a means for the main character to become something huge. Better yet, these titles are even more awesome when the protagonist gets to go to space, which...Show More Summary

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