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OP Up! Late Adaptation Edition

I apologize for the late post of Japanator's premiere anime opening roundup feature (Sorry, Len) due to my sudden illness because of crazy bipolar Houston weather where it's 83F (28C) one day and then it's 43F(6C) the next day. Oh and it's snowing up in Dallas. Show More Summary

Battleship Musashi rediscovered 70 years after World War II

I'm not sure who should be more overjoyed by this news: History buffs or Kantai Collection fans. Perhaps both? I am, of course, referring to a cool tweet from a fellow named Paul Allen, formerly a founder of Microsoft and now an undersea explorer. Show More Summary

Puzzle/RPG Kaden Shoujo turns washing machines into school girls

In school it was required I took French for a few years. During this time I learnt that sometimes inanimate objects have a gender, which was probably the philosophy of Kaden Shoujo. Except in this case everything is a prepubescent female. Kaden Shoujo is a puzzle RPG made by Aniplex mobile for smart phones (iOS and Android). Show More Summary

Seven Seas' Space Dandy Deck-Building Game Kickstarter meets its goal, baby

Out of all the possible anime series that could get a deck-building game, Space Dandy felt like it was the least likely candidate to receive this treatment. Lo and behold, Seven Seas' new tabletop games division, Seven Seas Games, have started a Kickstarter for the Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game. Show More Summary

Kancolle heals your battle scars with Hakujuji

What do pharmaceutical supplies and school girls posing as battle ships have in common? Not much apart from cross promotion. Japanese medical and hygiene provider Hakujuji and web based game turned moe anime Kancolle are teaming up to offer anime branded prizes. Show More Summary

New Dragon Ball Z movie features Frieza's Final Final Form

Grab your capsule corp jackets and set your scouters for power levels because last Sunday saw the release of a new Dragon Ball Z movie trailer. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F) features the return of possibly the most famous Dragon Ball Z villain Frieza. Show More Summary

Start off your Spring Break with Viz's upcoming digital manga titles

I may be more of a fan of reading things physically than digitally, but Viz's March digital manga roster contains some interesting titles, since they resurrected a few Tokyopop titles. On top of that, Tokyo Ghoul and Spell of Desire are joining the company's arsenal of downloadable goodies as well. Show More Summary

An old shogi (Japanese chess) club

The concentration, calm and wonderfully old-school charm of a shogi, or Japanese chess club.

Review: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

[This review originally appeared on Destructoid] Like many games of its type, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines features a tiny graphic in its text boxes to remind players they can press a button to advance to the next line. Usually the graphic...Show More Summary

Working women and drinking at home

The publishing company Sankei Living recently conducted a survey into drinking habits of working women. Demographics During January 2015 701 female members of the City Living email newsletter members completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 5.6% of the sample were in their twenties, 35.9% in their thirties, 45.8% in their forties, and 12.7% in their fifties. […]

Mirai Suenaga Birthday

Its the 3rd of March which means its Mirai Suenaga's birthday - she's 17 years old this year ^^ I got...

Attack on Titan x Aqua Clara Promo has some Amazing Prizes

The increasingly popular Attack on Titan is partnering up with the Japanese water cooler provider Aqua Clara to wage war against dehydration. The link between killing titans and ensuring adequate hydration is extremely tenuous, but I don't want to be dehydrated when I'm fighting a 3 metre class of paper work. Read more...

Brighten your day with a lengthy 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 trailer

Attention, people; Bandai Namco has launched a 14-minute trailer for 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen, which is the perfect cure to obliterate anyone's bad mood. This time around, we're treated to more of the usual action from the...Show More Summary

Tokyo train travellers: A contrast

The mobile, and the most definitely, immobile.

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 683

It seems wherever the Straw Hats go, there will always be chaos. It's pretty rare for them to land on an island, wait peacefully for the log pose to adjust then carry on without getting into an 8 episode fight. I'm sure it has happened...Show More Summary

DanMachi trailer asks if it's okay to pick up girls in a dungeon

The interestingly titled bestselling light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, known as DanMachi for short, is getting an anime adaptation in the spring. The anime adaptation is by animation studio J.C. Staff...Show More Summary

Impressions: Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval

Char Aznable. In all of Mobile Suit Gundam's long history, there's perhaps no better icon of the franchise (besides the Gundam itself) than the Red Comet and his trademark mask. In fact, Char himself has become a fixture of Gundam itself, far beyond the Universal Century. Show More Summary

Anna Tsuchiya to perform at Anime Matsuri 2015

Anime Matsuri is a favorite anime convention here at Japanator and we're going to be there for this year's upcoming festivities in the heart of Houston. This year's main music act for Anime Matsuri is the very talented Anna Tsuchiya,...Show More Summary

Stuff love can not be blind to

goo Ranking recently published a survey into what manners-related behaviour by one’s partner people could not forgive, for both men looking at women and women looking at men. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 16th and 20th of January 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of […]

Desk Diary 20150228

In the previous Desk Diary, we took a look at the transition of how we went from working out of my hou...

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