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Kamen Rider Battride War II's new trailer shows off Zenith Arms DLC

It was only a matter of time until we got to see Kamen Rider Battride War II's Gaim Zenith/Kiwami Arms DLC in action. Lo and behold, the folks at Bandai Namco uploaded a brief trailer that shows off the Mighty Warlord's main abilities. Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 33

Welcome to the first installment of Annotated Tokusatsu. Though technically, this post is a continuation of my Super Toku Time segment, since I'm covering the toku shows from my previous feature. As for the reason behind the name change, I figure that it would be best for me to pick a new title that suits J-tor’s current style. Show More Summary

Japanator Eats: Mr. Croissant Donut

With my return to Japanator comes the return of videos in which you get to watch me eat stuff from Japan with more regularity. My first entry in this new era of food videos features an inspired dish, the Mr Croissant Donut, which takes after the cronuts of New York. Show More Summary

You think you like Hello Kitty?

Everyone loves the iconic Hello Kitty a little bit. Strangely, I don;t think I've encountered anyone that outright hates the frozen faced feline. In fact, most ladies I hang out with are bound to have a couple Sanrio goods on some sort in their home. Show More Summary

Oh, Finally: VIZ Manga now available via Comixology

If you like having everything in one place, and also like reading manga, this might just be the news you were hoping to hear, because VIZ Manga are now available via Comixology, currently the dominant way to get western comics digitally. Show More Summary

Family Mart cashier's enthusiasm is something to behold

Sometimes you see people doing unexpected things that just brighten your day. Take this cashier who is serving up change and goods in style. The man obviously takes some serious pride in his job, and aims to please his customers. It's...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

It's been a while, but I sure am excited to you on another trip down memory lane. This week we head back a good decade to the year 2004. It seems weird to think of 2004 as a decade ago, but time sure does have a way to get away from you. Show More Summary

Ken Watanabe does Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven

Japanator's about more than anime, don't you know! It's also about watching dignified hunks like Ken Watanabe do a samurai take on Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven, and that's exactly what this is. Yurusarezarumono (which also...Show More Summary

Sekai Project to enable dating with alpaca via Pacaplus

Remember that pigeon-dating game? Sekai Project might one-up it in terms of weirdness with PacaPlus. The localization outfit will do a proper translation of the bizarre dating sim where your girlfriend turns into an alpaca... A violin-playing alpaca. Show More Summary

Junjou Romantica getting a DVD Litebox re-release

Shungiku Nakamura's Junjou Romantica remains a relevant title for overseas fans these days, it seems, because Nozomi Entertainment announced they'll be re-releasing the entire first season this September in one 3-disc package. It'llShow More Summary

Fruit Basket! Kamen Rider Battride War II gets Zenith Arms DLC

I had mix feelings with the original Kamen Rider Battride War game. While the first title's playable Riders were very close to the ones from the TV series, Battride War felt like an incomplete game. Thankfully, Battride War II's shaping...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Mekakucity Actors episode 9

Family mysteries is a big theme in this episode that delivers the story in the form of a flashback. If you've followed the show up to now and pieced together chunks of the narrative that have been tossed to us off the back of a recklessly driving truck, you know what to expect. Read more...

MacrossWorld Con returns this Fall

The longtime Macross fansite, MacrossWorld continues its convention tradition this Fall, on October 4th from 12:00 - 6:00 at the Torrance Cultural Center in California. The obviously Macross focused convention is set to feature things like toy/model contests, a "Nyan Nyan" maid cafe, as well as Macross guests. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: AAA

There's a few things in anime that you can always count on. Son Goku ages slower than any living being in the universe, people will forever mispronounce Kaneda, and One Piece will bring the heat with their musical offerings. While IShow More Summary

Miku to visit LA and NYC at next stops of Miku Expo

Crypton's Miku Expo site announced that the virtual idol will appear in the US again in LA and NYC in October. After MIKU EXPO Indonesia earlier in late May, LA and NYC are the next stops, and there will be a 2-day festival with an expo and 2 concerts in each of the cities. Show More Summary

E3 2014: Palutena's anime reveal is glorious

One thing I got to give the people at Nintendo, is that they know how to make a reveal for their Super Smash Brothers games. In the trailer above, we get a beautiful anime sequence of Pit and Link fighting it out. When, all of a sudden, Pit's mother figure Palutena comes to the rescue of a almost finished Pit. Show More Summary

E3 2014: Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd gets sweet PVs

I never thought this would happen, but the west is finally at parity when it comes to mainline Hatsune Miku games. Sega's released the E3 trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, the latest installment of the Vocaloid-themed rhythm...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Is the Order a Rabbit? episode 9

Do you like your coffee black and unsweetened? Too bad! You're gonna take your sugar, cream, and rabbits -- no debate! One of the best-drawn shows of the season continues its sparse story threads while delivering some of the cutest and best slice-of-life comedies this season. Read more...

E3 2014: Final Fantasy Agito gets a trailer, Type-0 going HD

Wow, the last few hours just became pretty good ones for Final Fantasy fans. Square Enix may not have brought Final Fantasy XV to E3 this year, but they just blew some minds all the same by announcing that in addition to releasing aShow More Summary

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