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The Four-Eyed Raven. (Game of Thrones, anyone?) Buying a pair of specs in Japan!

I worked as an English teacher online for almost three years before and after that, I had a short stint as a web content writer. And that my friend, is how you ruin your eyesight. I’ve had three pairs of eyeglasses already with different grades for each since I was born to be stubborn. Show More Summary

The Side Hustle

Hey oh gosh hi ho there.I am alive. I’m struggling a bit for something worth writing a blog post about, (day to day life isn’t all that riveting, you know?) but I’m still kicking. Mostly I’m having a hard time getting over some super...Show More Summary

Check out Flixist's review of Shin Godzilla

If you're a regular reader here at Japanator, you've probably seen the trailer for Godzilla Resurgence, or now officially known thanks to Funimation, Shin Godzilla. It's a pretty big deal for tokusatsu fans like myself who've been waiting for the return of rubber suit goodness. But what you'll probably be most interested in is the talent involved. Show More Summary

Dolls are for big boys as well as little girls

Their interests matched perfectly, but different notions of play made the encounter more than a little uncomfortable.

Annotated Puppetry: Thunderbolt Fantasy episodes 7-12

It was only a matter of time until Urobuchi would slice Thunderbolt Fantasy with his special knives. While it took a while for his blade to pierce through the show’s main story, the effect is still worthy of his usual marks that he leaves...Show More Summary

Pay with your prints! Japan ready to roll out fingerprint tech from next month

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (?????) yesterday (Sept 28, 2016) announced the trial of a system they are calling ????????????? / Omotenashi Platform, whereby biometric technology will be used to confirm a person’s identity through their fingerprints. Show More Summary

Scaring Yourself To Bits Thinking About Your Halloween Party?

With Halloween around the corner, there are two things you need to start preparing. First, your costume and next, to organize a fantastic spooky party. The event may be a new thing in town here in Japan but no worries, we are here to...Show More Summary

Impressions: Dragon Quest Builders Demo

Last night, I streamed Dragon Quest Builders on Japanator Live, the latest spinoff of Dragon Quest series that takes a lot of inspiration from the sandbox creation genre (made popular by Minecraft) and infuses it with its own trademark Dragon Quest flavor. Show More Summary

We're getting a new Zoids project soon

Zoids is one of those anime that I remember watching everyone episode of, but I only can recall about ten percent of it. Which means that my nostalgia-riddled brain also only remembers the good parts, like the super cool Liger Zero fighting other giant robot cats, or uhhhhh yeah that's pretty much it. Show More Summary

Takashi Miike to direct live action JoJo's Bizarre Adventure movie

Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was the one manga I never thought I'd see a live action version of. After struggling for years to even get an anime version off the ground, it seemed very unlikely. But thanks to the anime'sShow More Summary

Where to Find San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen in Japan?

Living in Japan for half a year, I miss a lot of things in Philippines. Not top of my list, but beer is one of it. Of course, there are ample options of beer in Japan such as Asahi, Yebisu and Kerin. But then, I'm still longing to drink San Miguel beer. Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Rebuild with Dragon Quest Builders

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page] The demo for the highly anticipated Dragon Quest Builders just arrived on the US PlayStation store today and we are taking a look at it tonight! Let's hang...Show More Summary

JapanaSeven: The 7 best boys of Kuroko's Basketball

Time to face it: we all have an anime boyfriend or two that we fantasise about. Have you seen a beautiful main character eating lunch by himself at a cafeteria and thought to yourself, “Senpai, I’d have made you a bento and fed it to...Show More Summary

Just one in three have had three or more days away in last five years

This survey conducted by DIMSDRIVE Research for From Planet looked at long holidays, where “long” was defined as three or more nights away from home, excluding returning to one’s parents. It’s pretty sad that anything more than a long weekend is a “long” holiday, but I’m surprised that the number taking more than three nights […]

How Much Does it Cost From Tokyo to Hakone and Around?

Hakone (??) must be one of the premier getaways for residents of Tokyo, as well as a Japan bucket list mainstay for travellers to this part of the world. Rightly so. Hakone has much to offer. Too much maybe. The visitor here is spoilt for choice; onsen, lake-based activities, bonkers outdoor art installations, Mt. Show More Summary

Expats say service in Japan is ...

Service in Japan is the stuff of legend for many. The first time visitor to the country is often bowled over by the attention to detail, the immaculate systems to facilitate customer spending, and the lack of anyone behind that counter letting us know that they really don’t want to be at work right now (Take your stuff and clear off!). Show More Summary

Tokyo payphones of the past

The somehow timeless, and yet at the same time utterly dated scene, of little-used Tokyo payphones.

Strong Style: Last Stop on the road to WrestleKingdom (I swear!)

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we look at a couple of matches from the last show before the Big WrestleKingdom 10 show with "Road To Tokyo Dome." This show takes place on December 19, 2015, at Korakuen Hall and was the last one for the year for New Japan. Let's get to the action! Read more...

Characteristics of over-calculating women that turn people off

Today’s goo Ranking is a look at what over-calculating behaviour revealing the true state of women puts people right off. Of course, if there is also a male version published, I’ll be sure to post that too. A couple of months ago there was an entertainment program on the television looking at models and their […]

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