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Rejoice no Jutsu: Ninninger reveals its premise, cast, and staff

The new year is around the corner, and TV Asahi's Ninninger page is ready for its next mission. This time around, the show's cast, production team, and premise leap out from the shadows to surprise its upcoming viewers. However, the most intriguing about Ninninger is that the show is celebrating Super Sentai's 40th anniversary. Show More Summary

A few favourite photographs from 2014

Once again, regardless of the ups and downs of everyday life, photography has been a wonderful constant throughout the year — a source of exploration, creation, and on the odd occasion when things actually work out, genuine contentment. How many hours I’ve spent out and about, and how many miles I’ve covered, I couldn’t even […]

Japanator Awards 2014: Jeff's Top 5

It was a great 2014 in terms of the anime mill--each season offered something pretty special, and a wide variety of interesting titles. Still, a handful of title rose to the occasion for me, and I didn't have much of a problem doing a top 5 or 6. Show More Summary

Happy Holidays from Japanator

Can you believe it's only a matter of days until the year is almost over? 2014 just came and went like it was nothing, however it was still one for the record books. We can't wait to share with you all the fun stuff we have planned for...Show More Summary

Japanator Awards 2014: Josh's Top 5

It's that time of the year, everyone. That time that tells us to think back on the year that just passed us by, and see what of it was best worth remembering. Memories made, lessons learned, and most importantly, Japanese cartoons watched. Show More Summary

Merry Christmas 2014

The Culture Japan team and I together with all our characters would love to wish you a Merry Christmas...

Asians and Swiss get a merry Gundam Christmas

While not everyone celebrates the Christmas season, the occasion has become widespread enough that most companies usually trot something out to commemorate the holiday. The fine folks running the Gundam.info website have done just that...Show More Summary

Final Impressions: Garo: Makai no Hana

When Keita Amemiya decided to return to the Garo franchise, this gave the show's fourth season the opportunity to go back to its roots, as the detailed costumes made a triumphant return. Despite the great callbacks to the franchise's...Show More Summary

A miniature dog Merry Christmas

Whatever you do, and whether you dress up dogs ridiculously or not, have a very Merry Christmas!

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 11

If you told me that an anime about working in the animation industry will give you one hell of a cliffhanger, I would not have believed you. That's because nobody would ordinarily associate a matter-of-fact approach to real life with page-turning strategies employed largely by pulp manga and daytime soap. It turns out Shirobako decided to show me otherwise. Read more...

Despair: Americana Dawn's Kickstarter failed to reach its goal

Oh my. I never expected that it would come to this, but I'm afraid that Americana Dawn's Kickstarter couldn't achieve its $70,000 goal, since they were only able to rake in $28,239. While this means that Foster's journey through America's...Show More Summary

Licensing GET: Discotek grabs Jigen film, Yowapeda, and more

The New Year is about to begin in less than two weeks, and Discotek Media is on a winning licensing streak. Why you say? Well. It turns out that the company is releasing Lupin the Third: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone on DVD and Blu-ray....Show More Summary

Special One-Piece Chopper film receives new animation

The now classic One Piece story arc of when the crew links up with Dr. Tony Tony Chopper will have new animation to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary. The tear-jerking film will on December 31st in Japan, providing a perfect way for anime fans to ring in the new year. One Piece: The Movie: Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura is the perfect treat for all chopper fans. Read more...

Yu-Gi-Oh! returns in 2016!

Today the popular Kazuki Takahashi series Yu-Gi-Oh! updated its website for its upcoming 20th anniversary project with a lovely synopsis of its now classic time-line. The clip also confirms that the show will begin airing a digitally remastered version in Japan, starting in February. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 11

With the team high on the sweet taste of victory, we take a break from the road to the national championship for the customary training section. This is where we learn just what the Try Fighters are up against, now that they're playing in the big leagues. Read more...

A Daily Dose of Music: Chelsy

We're hitting the home-stretch of 2014, but that doesn't mean that the amazing music from Japan is going to be slowing down. Today we take a look at the adorable three piece from the Honey Bee Studio team's latest effort, YES. I actually...Show More Summary

Prophecy unveils a creepy new live-action trailer

The uber popular manga Prophecy, written by Testuya Tsutsui is getting an adaptation on the big screen in Japan. The tale of unfulfilled justice and judgment makes its debut in theaters on June 6th, adding to the already solid summer movie line-up. I hope the film can give the slow burning crime thriller a bit of justice, as the shots look pretty good so far!

Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+ answers all the big questions

The biggest question of them all being "When the hell is Bandai Namco releasing Jump Stars Victory VS?" in English. The answer to that is "Next summer, on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and all under the somehow even more nonsensical title of...Show More Summary

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4's first trailer gets straight to the end

The Valley of the End, that is, which, if you're unfamiliar with Naruto history, is a big ol' waterfall created by the final battle between ninja historical figures Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju. The location features two giant-size...Show More Summary

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