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Special Sales for Newly Opened Stores

Have you ever been to a newly opened store offering crazy promotions?Today was my first time and it was a little exciting.We got this advertisement in our mailbox the day before the opening. Special sale eh? It seemed like a good deal, so we decided to go check it out, since we're both working from home today. Show More Summary

The peacefulness of a blue lit underpass?

Underpasses invariably aren’t the nicest of places, so the unusual decision to use blue lighting may have been to give this one some charm, or possibly a sense of serenity of sorts. But whether it was actually a success or not is somewhat debatable to say the least.

Review: One Piece Burning Blood

Ever since the consistent video game releases of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series by CyberConnect2, the 3D Anime fighting game based on the popular Shonen Jump series Naruto, One Piece fans have been wishing that the series would get picked up by CyberConnect2 as well and get the same treatment. Show More Summary

Time to GET HYPE: Atlus announces Persona 5 English release date

If you've been waiting on an English-language release date for Persona 5 before getting hyped up in anticipation, now is your time, waiting on the announcement of an English-language release date, are now at liberty to rev up your hype...Show More Summary

Intelligent robots: friends or foes?

Biglobe recently published an interesting survey looking at machine intelligence, synchronised with the Japanese release of the movie Ex Machina. Given the lack of penetration of any kind of automation tools in the average Japanese workplace, I think the chances of a revolution here are relatively low. On the other hand, if someone teaches the […]

Louis Vuitton Tokyo Retrospective Ends Soon

Still time to visit the trunk making titan’s VOLEZ VOGUEZ VOYAGEZ Tokyo exhibition. Ends June 19.What could be the definition of a ‘no brainer’? Well, setting up a free exhibition of Louis Vuitton bags and trunks in central Tokyo must surely come close. Show More Summary

Try out Odin Sphere's long-lost 8-bit ancestor

I've always said that the games of Vanillaware feel like they came from an alternate history where 2D graphics continued to reign supreme instead of being supplanted by ever more realistic 3D tech. Now, with Odin Sphere Leifthrasir being...Show More Summary

Cheers! Cyberpunk Bartender Action: VA-11 HALL-A gets a release date

Alright, people! It's time for us to grab our finest drinks and drinking glasses, because Sukeban Game's title about being a bartender in the dystopian cyberpunk setting known as Glitch City hits PC, Mac and Linux on June 21. Since this...Show More Summary

News: Japan’s Richest Prefectures by Household Savings

Japanese media platform introduces the prefecture in Japan whose residents have saved the most money.?? (chochiku) - savingsDo you manage to save money in Japan? Are you even trying to save money in Japan? There are any number of ideas and approaches when it comes to the collation of currency. Show More Summary

Rejoice: LeSean Thomas is heading to Otakon '16

If you missed out on meeting LeSean Thomas (Batman Brave and the Bold's Storyboard Artist, The Boondocks Season 1's Designer) at last year's Anime Expo, the gang at Otakon are having him as a guest this year; thus giving people another...Show More Summary

Smart Doll USB Hub

OK, so you don't have the need to turn your Smart Doll into a mobile battery nor a Miraicon computer c...

Japanese public sleeping pair

The sleep-deprived life of a Japanese salaryman? Seemingly either too drained to do much more than snooze on a day off, or worse still, even more tired due to extra work at the weekend.

Last Showdown: Endless Frontier's Haken Browning joins Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers' cast

Wow. I feel ashamed of myself for almost missing out on this piece of news since I was too busy with being excited over Super Robot Wars V hitting Asia in English next year. The reason behind me feeling bad is that this SRW-related update...Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Asian Kung Fu Generation

If you have been watching any popular anime from the last 15 years, you probably have heard of a song or two from the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Known to fans as "Ajikan" for short, Asian Kung Fu Generation formed back...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 7

As Harekaze's expedition drags on in the search of her missing fleet, the crew runs low on water. It is then we get these hijinks about what saltwater can do for you, or not. The story carries on despite these distractions as this week, High School Fleet performs a search and rescue of a civilian cruiser. Read more...

Maximize your body temperature with nine minutes of Super Robot Wars V

Ever since the Playstation 4 came into existence, I was waiting for the day that we would get a crossover Super Robot Wars title on the system. As Bandai Namco reveals Super Robot Wars V as the second game in the series to commemorate...Show More Summary

News: Taxi Fares To Become Cheaper in Tokyo

Will a likely reduction in taxi fares for Tokyo see an increase in passengers?Let’s see, what should you know about taxis in Japan? They have automatic doors. There’s no need to tip drivers. Oh, and they’re prohibitively expensive. In fact, for most people a taxi is really just a last gasp solution. Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Let's bring Danganronpa 2's fourth trial to a close

Watch live video from Japanator on www.twitch.tv [The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time!] If there's one thing that I hate doing, it's leaving things on a cliffhanger. Speaking of which, my last segment placed me in a situation...Show More Summary

Strong Style: Double stuffed full of action!

Hello, gang and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we have 2 scoops of fun as we have two hours of wrestling this week looking at the 25th G1 Climax tournament. We get a look at both the A and B blocks this week. Show More Summary

Storming the Sunshine State: A look at MegaCon 2016

Before I started my journey to this year's MegaCon, my previous visits to the event in Orlando, Florida. were alright. However, this was due to my friends and me spending most of our time inside of the event's dealer’s room. The rest...Show More Summary

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