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Annotated Anime: One Week Friends 10 & 11

As I suspected, as we go into our final few episodes, the self-contained nature of the series has become less the case, as Kujo's presence has given way to a series of unavoidable events spanning multiple entries. Read more...

Anime Next '14: Studio Trigger

At Anime Next 2014, the "Creative Officer" and "Creative Director" of Kill la Kill, Shigeto Koyama and Hiromi Wakabayashi, respectively, did some show-and-tell for the crowd. Their Saturday panel on Kill la Kill was not only packed to...Show More Summary

Knocking big knockers

goo Ranking took a look at big breasts, specifically the problems with them. Demographics The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,048 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of […]

The World Cup, Cops and Shibuya Crossing

Even with the country’s wonderfully relaxed licensing laws, a kick-off time of 10am for Japan’s first game of the 2014 World Cup seemed to suggest a huge police presence really wasn’t necessary. But a huge police presence was exactly what Shibuya got. A funnelling of fans and shoppers that admittedly seemed like a good idea […]

Holy Snap! Kamen Rider Gaim's setting resembles Gotham City

Have you ever watched a show where you came across an unexpected observation that blew your mind? Well, Kamen Rider Gaim 33rd episode featured a surprising discovery no one saw coming. Long story short, a map of Zawame City was shown...Show More Summary

The hellish theme of Bloodborne remade

You may or may not have seen the full leaked trailer of a early-build 'Project Beast' trailer that's been passing around in the internet ether (Now known as Bloodborne), but what struck me was the unrelenting song accompanying the great visuals. Read more...

Dino Buckler: Zyuranger's opening morphs into an 8-bit remix

Studio Me-ganne picked a perfect time to give Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger's opening, since the show's main heroes fought along side the other two dinosaur-themed Sentai teams in Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters a few months back. Seeing that Zyuranger's...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 6-11

Man, JoJo and his crew just can't catch a break, can they? I forget to watch the show for more than a month and come back to see the party under near-constant assault. You'd think someone didn't want them to make it all the way to Egypt, or something. Read more...

WTF Fridays: Become Doraemon

Want to become your favorite childhood character Doraemon? Just at little imagination goes a long way.

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Makai no Hana episode 10

Good news, everyone; the other toku shows that I’m covering are getting the Annotated Tokusatsu treatment. In other words, my segment is being split up into four separate posts! Best of all, you'll get to read each post separately, instead of being hit with one huge segment. Anyways, it's time to dive into my latest thoughts on Garo: Makai no Hana. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Ai Shinozaki

Name: Ai Shinozaki Birthdate: February 26, 1992 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 87/60/88 cm The fact that Ai Shinozaki has decided to show her adorable face as well as other assets around here can mean only one thing, The Idol of the Week has returned. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: M3 The Dark Metal episode 8

Our depressed band of weirdo pilots continue onward steadily towards entering the Lightless Realm. Pilot synchronizations, seedy adults, childhood flashbacks, and other regular themes cloud up the episode while progress plods along. Read more...

Japanese expectations for the World Cup

With Japan about to kick-off their World Cup tournament playing Cote D’Ivoire in just over seven hours time, I just have time to squeeze in this survey from @nifty looking at people’s expectations for the World Cup. Demographics Between the 30th of May and the 5th of June 2014 4,694 members of the @nifty service […]

Kamen Rider Battride War II's new trailer shows off Zenith Arms DLC

It was only a matter of time until we got to see Kamen Rider Battride War II's Gaim Zenith/Kiwami Arms DLC in action. Lo and behold, the folks at Bandai Namco uploaded a brief trailer that shows off the Mighty Warlord's main abilities. Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 33

Welcome to the first installment of Annotated Tokusatsu. Though technically, this post is a continuation of my Super Toku Time segment, since I'm covering the toku shows from my previous feature. As for the reason behind the name change, I figure that it would be best for me to pick a new title that suits J-tor’s current style. Show More Summary

Japanator Eats: Mr. Croissant Donut

With my return to Japanator comes the return of videos in which you get to watch me eat stuff from Japan with more regularity. My first entry in this new era of food videos features an inspired dish, the Mr Croissant Donut, which takes after the cronuts of New York. Show More Summary

You think you like Hello Kitty?

Everyone loves the iconic Hello Kitty a little bit. Strangely, I don;t think I've encountered anyone that outright hates the frozen faced feline. In fact, most ladies I hang out with are bound to have a couple Sanrio goods on some sort in their home. Show More Summary

Oh, Finally: VIZ Manga now available via Comixology

If you like having everything in one place, and also like reading manga, this might just be the news you were hoping to hear, because VIZ Manga are now available via Comixology, currently the dominant way to get western comics digitally. Show More Summary

Family Mart cashier's enthusiasm is something to behold

Sometimes you see people doing unexpected things that just brighten your day. Take this cashier who is serving up change and goods in style. The man obviously takes some serious pride in his job, and aims to please his customers. It's...Show More Summary

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