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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 17-19

Tiger Mask W seems to have an ongoing struggle with itself. It seems to keep coming off the rails more times than the mine cart in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It sometimes looks like the animators are entertaining themselves with in-jokes than putting on a show. Show More Summary

Lelouch Smart Doll

???????????????????????????4?5????? Lelouch Smart Doll on display April 5th. https://www.instagram.c...

At Sunrise With Mirai-chan

Wheeling n dealing at Sunrise with Mirai-chan. ????????????????????#smartdoll https://www.instagram...

Sunrise Reception

On display in the Sunrise reception is Suzaku and Lelouch. ???????????????????? https://www.instagr...


At Kami-igusa - the home of Sunrise. ???????????????????????#smartdoll

Boring Whiteboards

I didn't want boring whiteboards so I put Mirai on them and made them portable. ????????????????? h...

Gunma's Kusatsu Onsen delivers more than just chart-topping onsen waters

One of Japan's premier onsen towns seems an unlikely vacation spot for the foreigner who gets bored after about five minutes in a bath. But this is where we found ourselves this winter in Japan, in the higher climes of Gunma Prefecture...Show More Summary

Norigami Taco's sushi tacos sound like an intriguing combination

I might've said this before, but I'm a huge fan of cuisines that combines things that many people would classify as a terrible mix. One of these special combos is Norigami Taco's tacos that feature shells made out of fried tempura seaweed. From sushi ingredients to ramen and normal taco content, I'm tempted to try out Norigami's delicacy. Show More Summary

There is much to anticipate while living in Japan

Starting life in a new country is often nerve racking. There is a lot of getting used to; a new environment, new culture, new ways of doing things and of course for Japan, a completely new language. Often, the simplest things you used to do with ease in your home country becomes immensely complicated and difficult here. Show More Summary

Monsterpalooza '17 adds Garo Creator Keita Amemiya and Godzilla Suit Actor Mizuho Yoshida

When it comes to monsters designs in live-action titles, I've always been fascinated with the concept of creating creature costumes and makeup effects. Of course, this is one of the various reasons why I was drawn into becoming a fan of the tokusatsu medium. Show More Summary

Glamour in an old Tokyo shopping street

Looking at these pages, or indeed my portfolio site, it’d be fairly easy to assume that the average age in Japan is about 82, which obviously isn’t true. Well, not yet, anyway. And, as photographic proof, here’s a rare shot of someone considerably younger. Although to be honest, I suspect she may be a tourist.

Strong Style: Super Juniors Finals!

Hello again Puroresu fans and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take off from last week as we look at the finals of the 23rd Best of The Super Juniors tournament. So let's go back to June 6th, 2016 and the Sendai SunPlaza for the action! Read more...

Bob Hairstyle

I'm really liking the new Bob hairstyle for our #smartdoll girls. Available now. ?????????????? htt...

2017 Corporate Video

Working on the 2017 #smartdoll corporate video. ??????????????????????

Never Give Up

I started my career as a waiter and came to Japan with two suitcases. Giving up is never an option. #s...

Japanator LIVE: Solving thermomewclear equations with Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] I didn't expect to see a new energy source that mixes the nuclear with cats. Lo and behold, this is a thing in Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils. Not that it's a bad thing since it's one of the game's silly elements. Show More Summary

J-Novel Club adds In Another World With My Smartphone to its line up

The folks over at J-Novel club have added a new title to their lineup of Japanese light novels for English readers by announcing they will carry "In Another World With My Smartphone" for its premium members. Read more...

Pineapple pizza popularity poor

@Nifty reported on a survey they conducted into pizza. I’m surprised that in Q5 mayonnaise is not on the list of disliked ingredients; I like a potato pizza, but usually it comes with lots of mayo and corn, and Pizza La in particular seem to drown just about everything they do in mayo. The only […]

Bandai Visual

Wheeling n Dealing at Bandai Visual with Mirai-chan. ?????????????????????MTG???????? https://www.i...

Doodle Of Mirai-Chan

Nearly forgot to share this doodle of Mirai-Chan by Shirahane Nao-sensei.

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