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Star Finger! Stardust Crusader's OP awakens its 8-bit Stand

Studio Me-gaane's stepped into some interesting grounds as of late. The group started remixing more of Super Sentai's opening themes, and they've tackled a few Western shows like the Power Rangers franchise. Recently, the chiptune group...Show More Summary

Sailor Moon hits IT'S DEMO in July

A recent announcement reveals that fashion and accessory boutique IT'S DEMO is going to be collaborating with Sailor Moon. It all starts in July, when they'll be selling little pouches, tote bags, mirrors, pass cases, and more, all decorated...Show More Summary

Gundam: Reconguista in G gets way more info

Sunrise dropped a ton of new info on the official Gundam: Reconguista in G website. In addition to a newly available trailer, we now have updated info on staff and cast, as well as several of the main 'bots you'll be seeing on-screen. According...Show More Summary

Check out a teaser for Perfume's upcoming single Cling Cling

We're a little late in catching this, but a couple weeks ago Perfume released a little teaser and some images to go with their upcoming single, Cling Cling. As usual, the girls look absolutely fabulous, and I'm probably going to love this release just like I love pretty much all of their songs. Cling Cling will be released July 16th in two editions. [via Tokyo Hive] Read more...

The Mother of Ultra has a mean shopping streak

Does it ever freak you out when your mom tries to dress sexy? Imagine being Ultraman! The Mother of Ultra has shown up alongside some well dressed Kaiju in new ads for AMU shopping complex, showing off huge leaps and Ultra dance moves. Yeah, I feel uncomfortable too. However, I have a strong need to shop now. [Via Crunchyroll] Read more...

A Daily Dose of Music: URBANGARDE

It's time to kick off your week right, you need your Dose. The masters of Trauma Techno Pop, URBANGARDE have returned with their signature high energy sound, with the new song, ONE PIECE SHINJUU. The track features with their striking,...Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Kanpai Senshi After V episode 8

Under certain circumstances, love can be a cruel mistress. If a group of friends are trying to go after the same girl, then there’s a chance that their friendship will fall apart. Speaking of love-related conflicts, the After V are facing a crisis that might turn Red, Blue, and Green against each other. Show More Summary

Drunk and asleep on a Tokyo side street

Good nights out often require good sleeps after. Sometimes right after.

Bad stuff other people do on the internet

goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at what internet-based actions by other people might be considered bad behaviour. Demographics The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,088 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. I have finally found where they hid the demographic information, so I can also inform […]

Annotated Manga: Naruto chapter 681

And here I thought we were done with unnecessary plot twists. We were at the lava level and everything. That had to mean something, right? Read more...

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Makai no Hana episode 11

Hey guys, guess what? Garo: Makai no Hana’s latest episode is about a certain topic that’s big at Japanator. No, it’s not anime, but you are close. Hint: The answer lies within the feature’s header image. Anyway, Garo’s staff took an interesting direction in their most recent chapter, so let’s find out if the episode's theme was well-executed. Read more...

Smart Doll

Everything you need to know about Smart Doll and More! And sorry for the lack of updates ><

Huzzah! MAPPA's Garo anime gets a short trailer

At long last, we get another glimpse at MAPPA's (Zankyou no Terror) upcoming Garo anime, Garo: The Carved Seal of Flame, that's airing during the Fall 2014 Anime Season. To those who aren't familiar with Garo, the franchise is a late-night...Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 584-585

I've got to hand it to the Sternritter: Though we've barely known any of them for more than a panel or two, they do make quite the powerful impression. That said, it's high time we spent these last portions of Bleach in the company of badasses we're more familiar with, yes? Read more...

Tattoos and a relaxing sake in a Tokyo bar

Tokyo can be a horribly frantic city. One that all too often barely gives its residents time to breathe. But amidst the crowds and seemingly incessant noise, there are pockets of calm to be found. Places where one can sit down. Have an afternoon sake. And let the hustle and bustle slowly fade away.

The World Cup in Japan through snacks

The World Cup fever is in full swing, so I figured it was about time I highlighted some of the stuff Japan has been producing to celebrate. Sure, you can head on to the mall and grab a hat, jersey, or stuffed Pikachu to show your spirit,...Show More Summary

Beat Down Boogie's new cosplay video is full of summertime fun

Summertime is now upon us which means out with that bulky cosplay and into something a little more fun. By fun, I mean swimwear. Beat Down Boogie just released, what I'm calling, the beach episode of cosplay music videos. Recorded at Colossal Con in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Waterpark resort. You can now see why I'm calling it what I'm calling it.

Internet Explorer collab lets your browser fly around the Gargantia fleet

It's a video game you can play on the browser; it shows off the open source graphics engine Turbulenz. It's called Sky Courier, and this browser game puts you in the seat of apowered glider from Gargantia, in which you have to then run missions flying around town like Ami and the girls. Show More Summary

Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14

It was a glorious day when Viz Media announced that they licensed Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Now Viz’s planning an event for Anime Expo 2014 that’ll please Sailor Moon, Gargantia's fans. During the festivity, Viz plans to reveal...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Especia

If you haven't noticed, the 80's is back in full swing in Japan -- whether the artists can effectively emulate the era or not. One pop group that is embracing the blown-out campiness of the era is Especia, as evidenced in this PV for No1 Sweeper. Read more...

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