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Annotated Tokusatsu: Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger episodes 4-10

I may be really late to the party with my thoughts on Zyuohger, but I felt that I should do my best to catch up with the series before it comes to a close next year. Seeing that I dug the idea of a zoologist fighting alongside a group...Show More Summary

Studio Khara sues Gainax over unpaid royalties

As we continue to wait patiently for Eva 4.0's possible completion, a Studio Khara ends up going through a major turn of event. It turns out that they're suing Gainax for not fulfilling their deal to pay Khara royalty fees of the projects...Show More Summary

PIKOTARO and Sesame Street come together for a delicious combination

One of the latest and weirdest viral videos that really took off is one from Japan is PIKOTARO, or better known for his video "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" or "PPAP" for short. If you've been living under a massive pen-pineapple-apple-pen...Show More Summary

Huzzah: Gun Caliber heads to Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS next year

Ladies and gentlemen. The best bothday celebration of the century has arrived, as Garage Hero teams up with the indie film distribution company, SRS Cinema, to bring Gun Caliber to the whole world in 2017 on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS. One...Show More Summary

Lunch in an old Tokyo alleyway?

Big and shiny buildings may well be sprouting up all over town, but even on dark, damp afternoons, Tokyo’s narrow little alleyways remain considerably more compelling. I’ve just been told that comments haven’t been working properly. Some being flagged as spam. Sorry about that. Tomorrow I’ll have the chance to look into it properly, […]

What is Bounenkai?

One of the perks of working in Japan is being invited to Bounenkai, a type of enkai that occurs at the end of the year. Restaurants will start to fill up with reservations all throughout December. The Bounenkai season is upon us. While...Show More Summary

A bearded, schoolgirl uniform wearing Japanese man

Hideaki Kobayashi, or GrowHair as he is also known, has become a celebrity of sorts due to his love of wearing sailor suit schoolgirl uniforms. A man whose courage to hit the streets on his terms has to be applauded. Plaudits too for the city around him. There’s no judgement. No mean-spirited comments. Just enjoyment […]

Trust in Japan: A Vegetable Stand

I love these fruit and vegetable stands you can accidentally run across or sometimes find throughout Japan. The thought of having one of these in my parent's current American city is unfathomable. It would not be more than 5 minutes before everything was long gone and stolen. Show More Summary

Coyote Ugly comes to Japan with saloon opening in Roppongi, Tokyo

Coyote Ugly Saloon comes to Japan next month, with the franchise opening the doors to COYOTE UGLY TOKYO in Roppongi on December 8. What could be a better form of promotion for your bar than than for it to be the setting of a Jerry Bruckheimer...Show More Summary

'It's a Sony' exhibit celebrates the end (and new begining) of a Ginza icon

With Sony's iconic showroom building in Ginza set to shut its doors next year, the recently launched exhibit 'It's a Sony' takes us on a trip down memory lane, giving visitors a chance to get nostalgic, before embracing a new vision for the future, on this, Sony's 70th anniversary year.“... Show More Summary

Ten Seasons That You Might Only Know in Japan

When we hear seasons, we usually think of the four seasons of the year, and how Japan mostly has only two of those: Too hot & humid or cold and dry. There are some other seasons in Japan that you will experience when you live here. Some of them are weather and season related but some are more gift giving or travel related. Show More Summary

Rejoice: Cardcaptor Sakura's new anime to premiere in January 2018

Well, folks. It turns out that the previously announced Cardcaptor Sakura sequel anime hits Japan's NHK channel in January 2018. To top off the icing on this exquisite cake, Madhouse and the original anime's director, Morio Asaka, are...Show More Summary

An old bar owned by a former beauty queen

Now in her early 80s, this bar owner’s beauty queen days are little more than a distant memory, but the former Miss Fukushima is still far from ready to give up the profession that has ultimately consumed much more of her life. Owning and running the tiny place below for the past 52 years, she […]

Code Geass getting new sequel project and film trilogy

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion was one of the first anime I had ever seen. Its story of one kid mind controlling himself into a political uprising caught my attention and held it throughout its two seasons. In celebration of its...Show More Summary

Gy?tan lunch set from a place where they really know their gy?tan

Tell a local in Japan that you're going somewhere for a trip and there's the best chance that the first thing they'll say is you must try the insert regional food here. They really know the geography of their food. A part of this isShow More Summary

Visa For Land Of The Rising Sun #nomadicyatri

Land of rising sun is always dream destination for most of the travellers. If you are thinking to visit Japan, then here I am giving you a complete information about visa before you are check-in into gateway of Japan.Many countries have...Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Let's take care of Shantae: Risky's Revenge's monkey business

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] It looks like I hit a wall in Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, as we need to find a specific power-up to continue the game. From the looks of it, it's connected to our heroine's...Show More Summary

Saturday From an Osaka Train.

It's 2:07 pm and I'm boarding a Namba bound Nankai Line train having just enjoyed a buffet lunch in Rinku Town. In stark contrast to the busy, usually jam packed trains I take during the week, this train is only half fall. The otherShow More Summary

Garo's new projects bring us a third anime and more

If there's one thing that I look forward to every Thanksgiving, it's getting to learn about the new Garo-related announcements. This time around, we're getting two new announcements and an update to two other previously revealed projects...Show More Summary

PinocchioP's SAYONARA HUMAN music video hits us with some surreal blue screens

As PinocchioP's latest album, HUMAN, came out on Nov. 23, the guy decided to celebrate this occasion with his music video of "SAYONARA HUMAN." Even though the song's title is connected to the word "goodbye," it actually focuses on the...Show More Summary

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