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Japanator Live: Let's try out the Steam version of Steins;Gate

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] So MAGES released Steins;Gate on Steam yesterday, which means that we're going to take the game for a spin tonight. Since Former Japanator Community Manager Brittany Vincent reviewed...Show More Summary

Strong Style: Tag Team Time!

Hello again Gang! We had a week off last week but here we are once again with Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Things are getting heated now as this is the last stop before the Big WrestleKingdom 10 show. Show More Summary

Budget for a Classic Weekend Trip From Osaka

We love Osaka very much. There’s more than enough going on in this booming, boisterous city to keep your weekends occupied for, well, as long as you’re there really. Still, it’s always nice to have a weekend away every now and then.Show More Summary

Road Trip To Demilitarized Zone Between South Korea And North Korea(DMZ)

Today I will take you to DMZ(Demilitarized Zone) South Korea.In India there is Wagah Border, in US Mexico border and in Korea there is DMZ, which are still considered to be active military region that are still on war.When I was in Korea I was super excited to visit DMZ. Show More Summary

Mid-Summer Evening Getaway: Hanabi and Town Hopping

A unique tradition that the Japanese celebrates every summer is the Hanabi. Hanabi, which is the Japanese term for fireworks, became a summer festivity in the 18th century; although the history started in the mid-1500. According to history,...Show More Summary

Sewing for my Sanity

Every once in a while I meet a non-Japanese person who has lived in Japan for eons and intends to continue on living here, but by and large, the Expat population of Japan has three categories: Those here to teach English for a few years...Show More Summary

Check out the entire cast for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Musical

It looks like we're in for a good week of The Legend of Heroes-related goodness, as the rest of the cast for Trails of Cold Steel's musical got announced. Interestingly, one of the actors for the show was in a tokusatsu program. Even...Show More Summary

Holy Macaroni: Crunchyroll and FUNimation join forces

Remember that time when Crunchyroll revealed that they were entering the home release market? Well, it turns out that this was one of their plans with their new relationship with FUNimation to bring more anime to the masses. Not only...Show More Summary

Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Back To School

The latest Loot Anime box just burst through my front door with a piece of toast in its mouth while wearing a sailor-styled school uniform (just kidding, boxes don't have mouths) and this month's theme is "Back to School"! This theme...Show More Summary

Survey Estimates 1 in 4 Japanese Have Considered Suicide

Over 40,000 people responded to a survey concerning suicide in Japan, conducted by The Nippon Foundation (????). The survey revealed an estimated 1 in 4 people in Japan to have seriously considered suicide, with 1 in 5 people havingShow More Summary

PS4 and Persona 5 get dramatic price drop song commercial

Two new PlayStation 4 models just got announced yesterday, where the original PlayStation 4 got a price drop to $299 (or 29,980 Yen in Japan) in the form of a new sleeker slim model. In the US, Sony conducted one of their "PlayStation Meetings" to announce and unveil the new models. Show More Summary

Say hello to the next PlayStation, the PS4 Pro

The image above has pretty much covered all the necessary information, but in case our server's acting wonky or you're a details type of person, here's the skinny: After months of rumors, leaks, broken street dates, and speculation,Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc episodes 3-8

For a second I was expecting Danganronpa 3 – Despair Arc to mostly focus on its comedic elements until the saga was halfway done. Lo and behold, things have started leaning towards the grimmer side of things as the series’ humorous tone rooms in with its inevitable levels of despair. Show More Summary

Never has a world-wide online business been so easily accessible

With Zukul never has an online business been so accessibleGood afternoon, friends at City-Cost. Thank you for the response I had with the previous blog post I did on an online business I presented. There were 136 reads of this post and decided to delete it and rerun this version. Show More Summary

Japanese scarecrows: A series

Earlier in the summer, a machine wielding mannequin head scarecrow made a solitary appearance. But now, with Tokyo grown rice almost ready to harvest, the main crew have moved in. A somewhat disheveled rabble it has to be said, but their realistic features and vacant stares are as striking as they are unsettling.

Desk Diary 20160906

This post was due to go up in May but then a bunch of stuff just happened (as it does) - all good stuf...

Grab your ARCUS units: Trails of Cold Steel II is now out

Listen up, everyone: It's time for us to make the best omelet and/or egg soup in the world, because today marks The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II's arrival in North America for the PS3 and Vita. I guess this means that Elliot Craig is going to be busy in the kitchen for a good while. Show More Summary

Bike life in Japan

As an ex-biker myself, I found this survey from WAKUWAKU and the bike fleamarket app RIDE into the charms of riding most interesting. My first bike was a 100cc two-stroke Japanese something or other until I passed my full licence, then a 400cc Suzuki, a 500cc Yamaha, and a 660cc BMW. Then I got married… […]

Free Boxes

Before moving to Japan, I lived in a land of free boxes called Portland, Oregon. On every curb or corner, you might find a box marked FREE and filled with old clothes and other used items. The thinking there is that someone might be able to use some free used clothes or repurpose them for some sort of project. Show More Summary

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