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Annotated Anime: Kantai Collection episode 4

It's not always easy to accept when a show doesn't meet up with our expectations. We form a picture of what it "should be" in our heads, and when it goes in a different direction, one of two things usually happens: 1. We delight in the novelty of uncertainty. 2. Show More Summary

Rejoice: Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax goes West

Well, folks. I've said it a couple times, and I'll say it again: Hell has officially frozen over, people! This time around, Sega's smacked us with an unexpected announcement, as Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax heads West for the PS3 and Vita this summer. Show More Summary

An immaculately turned out Tokyo rockabilly

If you are going to go for a particular look, it’s probably worth doing properly, and that’s exactly what this immaculately turned out Tokyo rockabilly has done. His pristine-right-down-to-the-purple-lining-of-his-coat appearance making him seem almost alien-like in the cluttered, cobbled together nature of his surroundings.

New Earth Defense Force 4.1 trailer shows off new toy

We just got a new awesome trailer for one of my highly anticipated games for 2015, Earth Defense Force 4.1: THE SHADOW OF NEW DESPAIR, and my lust for B-movie-esque video game bug stomping just got lustier (you know what I mean). This...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 16

Despite its reputation for grit and mature storytelling about deep subjects like war and..stuff, the extended Gundam franchise is host to a great many ludicrous and silly things. For me, one of the silliest things about Gundam, especially...Show More Summary

Watch this guy use his amazing nose to play Super Mario World

Niconico ???? ????????????????????? This might surprise most people on here, but Super Mario World was actually one of the first titles that got me to play video games. As for the reason why I didn't get to play games before the SNES,...Show More Summary

Taiwan Update

I've been in Taiwan for about a week now and we have already done two events - the Kadokawa Contents A...

[Update] Planeptune rules: Neptunia Re;Birth1 heads to Steam on Wednesday

[Update: Idea Factory International revealed that Neptunia Re;Birth1's debut on Steam was slightly delayed, and the game's release date is now Jan. 30] It's been a good while since Idea Factory International announced their plans to release Compile Heart's games on Steam, and now the company's ready to commence the first phase. Show More Summary

OP Up! Super Robot Edition

Welcome to the first edition of OP Up!, a weekly selection of anime opening videos that is here to help you get through your Wednesday to the end of the week. This week's theme is about Super Robot anime and the many opening sequences...Show More Summary

Lindsey Stirling does her violin magic with Senbonzakura

Lindsey Stirling, that awesome lady on Youtube that does her exciting violin dancing has now offered up her violin rendition of the popular song Senbonzakura. Originally a Hatsune Miku Vocaloid song, Senbonzakura is written by prolific...Show More Summary

An abandoned Japanese school boasting a life-size anatomical figure

Pretty much all abandoned buildings have a distinct character and atmosphere, but schools – especially the older, wooden ones – have a silence all their own. A surprising serenity that the likes of homes, villages and most certainly clinics, don’t always have. And E Elementary School, tucked away in a rural community a few hours […]

Touhou games may come to PlayStation this year

Ah, Touhou Project. The hyper-popular series of bullet-hell shooters has long been a Holy Grail of sorts for non-PC-owning otaku, and the efforts to get games with the Touhou brand on various consoles have been mighty indeed. Those efforts...Show More Summary

We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Wushu, Porn Stars, and making it in Japan

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's stream may have left the scene, but Japanator was able to ask Bueno, the film's Director and main hero, some questions. I guess you could say that he's the Stephen Chow of tokusatsu. Also, his name is the...Show More Summary

Buy some Japanese navy propaganda, get a free Arpeggio sticker

Think "Military-Entertainment Complex", and videogames like Call of Duty or even the actual U.S. Army-sponsored shooter America's Army comes to mind. That's not the only way cross-promotion can happen though. Sometimes cute girls who...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Kantai Collection episode 3

If you thought Kan Colle was just going to be about cute girls displacing not nearly enough water for their supposed channeling of old warship souls, episode 3 is here to toss some water on that notion. And it's not the magic water from...Show More Summary

What not to do when being introduced to your Japanese partner’s parents

goo Ranking published an entertaining survey on the worst faux pas when visiting your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents’ home. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 9th and 11th of December 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. […]

Planeptune rules: Neptunia Re;Birth1 heads to Steam on Wednesday

It's been a good while since Idea Factory International announced their plans to release Compile Heart's games on Steam, and now the company's ready to commence the first phase. While I may be late to this announcement, I still think that it's worth mentioning that Neptune's expanding her territory to Steam on Jan. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 25-27

It's been far too long, but after its season-long hiatus, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has returned to the airwaves! And neither Joseph Joestar's Stand-user party nor the hardworking folks at David Production are wasting any time getting back in the saddle, as they dive into Egypt to hunt down Dio Brando once and for all. Read more...

Awaken your Samurai Soul with Animator Expo's tenth short

Is it just me, or has Animator Expo been on an amazing roll lately? After impressing us with TRIGGER's Gridman anime piece, Graphinica's (YuriKuma Arashi and Rage of Bahamut: Genesis' special effects) ready to take a shot at doing their own short for Studio Khara and Dwango's ongoing project. Show More Summary

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