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REBOOT The Smart Doll website will be rebooted on the week of the 30th March 2015. Folks who are i...

Check out Animator Expo's adorable ghost short

If you had a rough day today. then Animator Expo's 15th short might be the thing to lift your spirits. Not only that, Shigeto Koyama's (Diebuster's Mechanical Designs) Obake-chan piece takes the concepts of ghosts and changes it from scary to cute. Show More Summary

Most non-users of electronic cash just don’t feel any need for it

Today is a rather ordinary survey, a regular look by NTT Com Research (ex-goo Research) into electronic cash, their fourth regular survey into this topic. Demographics Between the 11th and 17th of March 2015 1,065 members of the NTT Com Research monito group completed a private, internet-based questionnaire. 53.6% of the sample were male, 2.2% […]

Aw snap, Garage Hero share their thoughts on the Ultraman Ginga S movie

If you've been interested in checking out Ultraman Ginga S the Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors, Bueno (Gun Caliber's Director, Producer, and Hero), Michael (Gun Caliber's Blue), Max (Hayate's Co-Producer) and Jarvis (Gaion Sigma's Agent Rufus) were able to express their views on the movie's quality. Show More Summary

Astonishingly drunk and asleep in Tokyo

Seeing astonishingly drunk and asleep men, women, and even men dressed as women on the streets of Tokyo isn’t exactly what one would call rare. But seeing someone fast asleep in a position like this, probably is. An unconscious prayer perhaps for a hangover that isn’t of biblical proportions.

Deculture! Sony grabs Robotech for live-action options

Yep, you read that right: Robotech. Not Macross, but the world of Rick Hunter, Veritechs, hovertanks, and the Robotech Masters. That Robotech, the oddly compelling Frankenstein's monster assembled from cuts of Macross, Southern Cross,...Show More Summary

First In, The Last Out: Naruto The Last finally clear for Philippine release

If you're reading this, chances are you're based in North America: The majority of Japanator's traffic comes from that area. That said, you might be curious as to how folks in other countries outside Japan get their Japanese cartoonShow More Summary

Omega Quintet's latest English trailer has dancing idols

Alright, people; Spring's around the corner and it's time to look at Idea Factory International's most recent trailer for Omega Quintet, Compile Heart's PS4 title where you battle the forces of evil with an idol group. While the video...Show More Summary

OP Up! Anime Game Edition

Anime and video games come together like fried chicken and ketchup. I put fried chicken on my ketchup. There are plenty of anime-based games and game-based anime so today let's focus on a few anime based on video games. Read more...

An old Japanese train and its driver

Tokyo’s trains are modern, multi-carriage machines that efficiently and also impersonally move people round the city. Outside the capital, however, it can be very different indeed, with far older locomotives, and a much more personal experience.

This anime-inspired Star Wars fan video will convert you to the Dark Side

I might get attacked for saying this, but I'm not a huge fan of the Star Wars series. While I enjoyed the original trilogy, Genndy Tartakovsky's amazing Clone Wars miniseries, and a few of the brand's games, my views towards the franchise...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 34-35

What is this, a gambling anime? Actually, scratch that. The better question is: Why are two episodes of a battle anime portraying the drama of gambling better than a number of actual gambling anime? Read more...

Accurately measure oppai with the BraFile

Knowing a ladies' three sizes is a blessing and curse. It shows that you are accurate and observant but to the woman in question it just means you're a massive pervert. There has only been one person I know that has the ability to accurately...Show More Summary

Akihabara Shops 17

Its been a while since our last Akihabara Shops post >< oday's gander around the area will reveal so...

Rawr: TyranoBuilder lets you make your own visual novels

I may be prehistorically late to the festivities, but there's something intriguing about Nyu Media's collaboration with STRIKEWORKS. Thanks to their cooperation, TyranoBuilder, a user-friendly program that lets you create your own visual novel titles, hits Steam on Mar. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episode 23

Exposition. Rising Action. Climax. Dénouement. These should be familiar, if you remember your grade-school literature classes. Real life, however, isn't so convenient. More often than not, life is a lingering anticlimax bracketed by exposition, and for the unlucky, catastrophe. Show More Summary

Hokkaido: scenery and steel

Hokkaido, Japan’s largest and northernmost prefecture, is well known for its beautiful scenery. But the island also has a fair amount of heavy industry, which unsurprisingly isn’t quite as easy on the eyes.

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness

Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The story of this...Show More Summary

Bad stuff that happens at Rakuten

This survey was conducted over six months ago, but only appeared this week, a look by goo Ranking at typical happenings at the net shopping site Rakuten. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their […]

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