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Tokyo invader (urban art)

French urban artist, Invader, recently visited Tokyo, and once again he left behind some of his distinctive creations — this time opting to mix things up a bit by appropriating some popular Japanese figures, such as Astro Boy and the commonly seen maneki-neko, or beckoning cat. But at the same time he hasn’t ditched the […]

Aw Snap: Attack on Titan to cross over with the Marvel universe

Now here's something that you don't hear everyday. Marvel Comic's Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski has announced that Attack on Titan is crossing over with the Marvel universe in Japan. Best of all, the special segment'll be available in two...Show More Summary

Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury

Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, about a tank crew stuck in Germany at the end of World War II, is a bit hilarious. As you can see in the commercial, they use narration...Show More Summary

When you visit Japan, try a manga apartment

What's the first thing you want to do when you visit Japan? If your answer is "Sit around reading manga in the first room I arrive at," then Slow Curve has just the lodging for you! Slow Curve have announced that they're working with...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Freedom Wars' Propaganda Idols

Hey! Are you making a videogame or anime? Then you need idols! That's the hot stuff now, be it an idol character, an idol sequence, or a licensed song from some idols or done in idol style. Idols! And it doesn't matter if your anime/game...Show More Summary

Morning Musume '14 in NYC

At their show in New York City's Best Buy Theater earlier this month, Morning Musume '14 brought not only their glamorous selves to the Big Apple, but droves of fans all across America. There are even travelers from up Canada and even from South America attending the show. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episode 4

On her day off, Aoi the animation assistant meets up with her high school buddies and keep in touch. It sounds like just the thing a 20-something female working out in the big city would do on an off day. Except these people are anime otaku; and by that I don't even mean what passes for otaku in this part of the world: these are budding pros. Show More Summary

Cool-sounding historical events and people

This is a bit of an odd subject for a survey, a look by goo Ranking at what historical terms people think sound cool. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 22nd of September 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. […]

Switch On: Generation Kikaida to release Kikaider Reboot in North America

I don't know about you, but 2014 has been a good year for toku fans, since Zyuranger is heading to North America, and two Ultra shows are currently streaming on Crunchyroll, To top off things off, Generation Kikaida/JN Productions, Inc,...Show More Summary

Tokyo Halloween 2014

The international nature of Halloween in Tokyo: North American traditions. The Japanese attention to detail. Plus last but not least, British teeth.

Caliber On: Garage Hero is starting a Tokusatsu Tutorial series

Prior to becoming a toku fan, one thing that I’ve always loved about live-action movies and TV shows were the costumes and props. Whether they’re monsters or combat suits, there’s something wonderful about seeing a cool-looking creation in motion. Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Ai Shinozaki

Name: Ai Shinozaki Birthdate: February 26, 1992 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 87/60/88 cm When I haven't done Idol of the Week for a while I start to feel bad about depriving my dear friends of the lovely company it provides. When I feel bad I get generous. Show More Summary

Trailer for Arpeggio of the Blue Steel DC compilation movie surfaces

While it doesn't seem like there's going to be any new content for fans of the Arpeggio of the Blue Steel -Ars Nova- anime, any chance to see my favorite battleships in action gets me giddy. I was totally surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. Show More Summary

WTF Fridays: I hope you like rabbits

Rabbits are cute right? Even if there's a rabbit hoard of them rushing you with glowing red eyes? Well maybe not the last part... These things sure know how to breed.

Counter-Strike on Titan?

Now here's a collaboration I didn't see coming. Attack on Titan is teaming up with the Nexcon developed Counter-Strike Online game in Japan. It's an Asian market version of the popular Valve shooter, which I spent endless hours of my...Show More Summary

The Last: Naruto the Movie trailer is here!

Naruto fans rejoice! There's finally a new trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming film, The Last: Naruto the Movie. I haven't followed the story in quite some time except for the tidbits that Josh drops me once in a while, but seeing...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: AKB48 Team Surprise

After the last few line-up changes, my interest in AKB48 really took a nose dive. Once the ladies who I grew to love moved on, my interest in the super ground slowly dropped off. Well, to my surprise, the AKB48 sub group, AKB48 TeamShow More Summary

Happy Halloween from Japanator!

Happy Halloween to all of our awesome readers. I know things have been a bit unstable around the site as we make some changes, but you can definitely look forward to some great treats in the upcoming few weeks. No tricks, I promise. Well... Show More Summary

Another Resident Evil remaster is on its way

There's no doubt that I love me some Resident Evil. When the game first debuted on the Playstation system ages ago, I was so in love with the game. It's cheesy acting, truly scary moments, and amazing graphics blew me away. It really...Show More Summary

Atlus USA summons five new Persona Q English trailers

Ever since I hopped on the Etrian Odyssey bandwagon, Persona Q's been on my radar for quite some time. Anyway, Atlus has uploaded a couple trailers that cover the game's Fusion System, along with showing off Marie, Elizabeth, Margaret,...Show More Summary

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