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Shinjuku By Day And Night

Shinjuku - a bustling region in Tokyo filled with offices and retail stores. This was my hub when I fi...

Drown away your sorrows with a new VA-11 HALL-A trailer

Back when Japanator Managing Editor Josh Tolentino wrote about VA-11 HALL-A, the bartending game that's set in a cyberpunk setting, my interest for the title was at a normal level. While I didn't get to play the project's prologue, the game's idea of experiencing the world's story through the eyes of a bartender looks intriguing. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Ai Shinozaki

Name: Ai ShinozakiBirthdate: February 26, 1992 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 87/60/88 cm You know the drill. When there's a new photoset by our main waifu Ai Shinkozaki, you know I'm going to be all about it. The lovely and talented queen of gravure is back with a jaw dropping visit to the beach, complete with an adorable yukata! Ahhh summer! Read more...

Love Live!! Movie US theater listings are here!

Your favorite pop idol waifus from the anime Love Live!! ?'s (pronounced 'Muse') arrive at theaters across the US this September and we now have dates for the showings. So what is Love Live!!? Love Live!! is mixed media franchise that...Show More Summary

WTF Fridays: Oh deer

When your squad just wants to chill.

Smart Doll Crash Test Dummies

I just thought I'd show you the Smart Doll Crash Test Dummy version which we use to test our products...

A Daily Dose of Music: Maaya Sakamoto

Closing out these hectic weekdays is a track from the lovely Maaya Sakamoto. The Tokyo native is no stranger to anime music, contributing to huge series like Macross Frontier. She's also an acomplished voice actress, known best for her role as Hitomi in The Vision of Escaflowne. Show More Summary

Live in Los Angeles? Q Pop is hosting a Mushroom Kingdom Tribute Art Show

I may not be a big Mario fan like I used to be, but I still enjoy playing his games when they grab my attention. Nonetheless, my love for Yoshi and the Mushroom Kingdom's other inhabitants remains unchanged since they helped bring an extra layer of life to the plumber's world. Show More Summary

Tourist Info, Eats, And Attention Seekers In Harajuku/Omotesando

If you've tired of tourist information centers that have the vibe of place where you’d file a tax return, Moshi Moshi Box in Tokyo’s Harajuku district will be a welcome change. This pint-sized operation on Meiji Dori (just on your left as you force your way out of Takeshita Dori), certainly packs a punch, visually at least. Show More Summary

A cat huddle

Or is it actually more akin to a cuddle?

New Charlotte trailer is here to change your destiny

It has been five years since the anime Angel Beats!! hit the airwaves and reduced many grown men like myself to tears with all the feelings of sadness. Now the people behind that Angel Beats!! have now reunited to bring us another show...Show More Summary

But of course Lelouch is in Persona 5 trailer!

Much to some fans' disappointment, Persona 5 didn't make a huge splash at E3 this year. Rather than put Atlus' latest opus up on that fancy stage, they instead decided to bundle the hype machine alongside its latest release. Folks in...Show More Summary

Nichijou's HUGE announcement is pretty normal

Nichijou (My Ordinary Life) is a lot like Cartoon Network's Regular Show, it's anything but. It takes the tried and true school girl slice of life comedy formula and treats every punch line as a road down to ludicrous-ville. Flitting...Show More Summary

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Trailer reveals lots

The follow-up to the massively popular Naruto series is the movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Apart from the title having a massive identity crisis, the feature film will follow on from the last chapter of the manga series that ended late last year. Show More Summary

Japanator is hosting a cosplay party in Chicago this Sunday

If you happen to be in Chicago this weekend, make sure you swing by Mitsuwa Marketplace at 1PM CST, as Japanator is hosting a cosplay party, in preparation for Japan Day Chicago next month! We are official sponsors of the event, and will have some fun prizes, food and drinks for those in attendance. Show More Summary

Chop the head off a tuna on your wedding day

Slicing a wedding cake together is so passé nowadays. Why not be hip and butcher a giant sea creature with your 3D waifu? With hair like this guy, you know there's no way his wedding is going to be less than awesome! I wonder what the...Show More Summary

OP Up! Military Edition

This week's selection of anime openings for OP Up! is all about military themed anime. The military has been a theme ripe for action and anime has always found it to be a good source of great entertainment. From the military genre, we...Show More Summary

Yo-kai Watch sets to haunts Disney XD

This is a fair warning to your wallet in advance now. Yo-kai Watch is on its way, prepare your wallet. The anime and video game phenomena that has swept through Japan and emptied the wallets of many Japanese parents is set to make aShow More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Kindan no Tasuketsu

I have to tell you, it's been a hell of a week. While there's been a plethora of amazing new songs hitting Japanese charts and new acts coming out of the woodwork, I think we deserve a bit of a relaxing tune. Yes, I have your perfect hump day song. Anniversary is the newest video from the adorable, Kindan no Tasuketsu. Show More Summary

Here's the Texas Toku Taisen '15's screening schedule for San Japan

As we get ready to finish off the month of June, the screening schedule for this year's Texas Toku Taisen has hit the Web. This time around, they're showing their stuff at San Japan 8 on July 31 through Aug. 2, which consists of Gamera, Hentai Kamen, Akibaranger, Ninninger, Kamen Rider Drive, and more. But that's not all, folks. Show More Summary

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