Jumping into this season a little late, I agreed to tackle My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu, which Josh called "the highlight romantic comedy of the season," and "the show where all the main characters are assholes." He only said the latter after I was halfway through this article. Show More Summary
Tokyo is often a mesmerising mishmash of contrasts, and in many respects the man below is the complete embodiment of that. Plus he totally and utterly blows away the popular notion of Japanese conformity.
Well, right on the heels of Guilty Gear's glorious return, Arc System Works wants to let fans of its younger child, BlazBlue, aren't about to be left in the cold. But rather than a new BlazBlue game, Ranga-rockers and their kin can look...Show More Summary
goo Ranking published quite an entertaining pair of surveys, looking at what casual words from female friends hurt men and what casual words from male friends hurt women. Demographics Over the 4th and 5th of April 2013 1,101 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.6% of the sample [...]
Remember how all you Guilty Gear fans have been craving a true sequel to Arc Sytem's first fighting game series? It's happening. Announced at this weekend's Arc Revolution tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- has entered production. The...Show More Summary
One of my agenda items during my visit to Kansai this week was to meetup with Shuichi Miyawaki [????] - the boss of Kaiyodo which is one of the longest standing hobby makers in Japan who produce the Revoltech series and also own theShow More Summary
Finally, the trailer for Ninpu Sentai Hurricanger: 10 Years After has jumped out of the shadows. Overall, it looks like it's going to be one heck of a surprising reunion. Speaking of surprises, it turns out that Shurikenger will return...Show More Summary
Had the pleasure of being invited by the Managing Director of Volks (pictured here to my right) to Kyoto a while ago but only just managed to make the trip this week > Volks is one of the major players in the Japanese hobby world. They...Show More Summary
Good day, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the 47th edition of Go West!, your [not-so-weekly] column about Japanese import games and Idea Factory. With the Golden Week rush having come and gone, Japan has once again settled into a more standard release schedule. Show More Summary
Between the 26th of April and 9th of May 2013 5,198 members of @Nifty answered a number of questions about udon, Japanese wheat-based noodles. Here are some of the highlights. First, when asked how much they loved it, 2% said it was to die for, 32% loved it, 43% liked it, 18% had no particular [...]
ding, ding, ding It's Over! Shanoa was ready to use the Glypths that allowed her to defeat Dracula in Order of Ecclesia; however, Bayonetta has punched a being equivalent to God into the sun, so that makes her a stronger opponent than the Count. Show More Summary
Name: Yumi SugimotoBirthdate April 1st, 1989Hometown: Osaka, JapanMeasurements 82/58/85 cm It looks like Hiroko has appointed me with the duty of keeping Idol of the Week safe as well. And what perfect way to abuse my privilege by featuring the return of a certain gravure idol from Engine Sentai Go-onger. Show More Summary
This week, we're debuting a revamped version of our old Rock the Charts column. Each week, we'll let you know what the top Oricon JPop singles are, as well as the New York Times bestselling manga list, and the Japanese box office. Now...Show More Summary
Hiroko continues to enjoy the delicious offering from Puerto Rico's cuisines, so she has given me the title of becoming Daily Dose's Guard Dog until she returns. Getting ready for the weekend, let's enjoy the great blessing that occurs...Show More Summary
A survey looking at actual smartphone usage was recently published by PR Times and reported on by japan.internet.com. Demographics Over the 25th and 26th of March 2013 520 smartphone users completed an internet-based survey. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, and 20:20:20:20:20 people in the age bands teens, twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. [...]
Welcome back to Japanator LIVE! I know you have missed us and we have missed you too! We are moving to a new location on Google Hangout located on our new Japanator G+ page. Join us for conversations on everything that is happening in the world of Japan. Show More Summary
I'm always killin' it on Fridays! Hope you are too!
Spent time with the pop rock band flumpool on one of their previous tours - if you watched Season 1 of my other TV show Japan Mode then the following photos will seem familiar. Flumpool is an immensely popular band in Japan - their music and posters are all over the place. Show More Summary
Welcome to a ahem properly-scheduled week of Annotated Anime, the weekly Japanese cartoon roundup that's actually on time for once! After a cavalcade of tardiness-induced catch-up doses we bring you a more balanced offering, with the...Show More Summary
Buying a book online is without a doubt convenient. Invariably there’s a much better selection too. But, if one picks the right shop, at the right time of day, the old fashioned way can be wonderfully appealing.