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Power up with the 831 episode Power Rangers Marathon!

For those of you out there who are lucky enough to not have any responsibilities or obligations for the next 17 days, then you are in even more luck! All 831 episodes of Power Rangers are now being streamed for free on the Twitch live streaming service and started earlier today on March 14 at 11AM PDT. Show More Summary

Ghost in the Shell gets carried away on its own memes

Is there anything more Ghost in the Shell than something getting utterly dragged by the memes it helped spawn? Heck, that's basically the plot of Standalone Complex, when you think about it. Of course, successful marketing and thematic...Show More Summary

Huzzah: Kino's Journey gets a new anime series

There's something wonderful about an older incomplete adaptation series coming back since it increases the chances of it coming to a triumphant conclusion. With a new Kino's Journey anime, the series about a girl and her talking bike...Show More Summary

Eating out with fun – Character Cafés in Japan

Japan is a country with many crazy things. And Japanese people often turn totally crazy when it comes up to different characters. Thinking of companies as San-X and Sanrio which are making tonnes of money with their characters like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and Co. Show More Summary

Chitose Shirasawa's Birthday

It's Chitose Shirasawa's birthday today meaning that her Smart Doll will be 11% off for the next 24 ho...

Unrealistic Japanese romantic situations

This survey from goo Ranking looked at romantic situations people find unrealistic; many of those below are from corny manga comics or Hollywood movies. Number 16 in particular features in far too many human dramas, be they on TV or movies there is inevitably a scene involving some kind of romantic incident in the pouring […]

Tiger Mask W comes to life again!

As Tiger Mask W rolls along in its second season giving us a lot of animated wrestling action, New Japan Pro Wrestling (Coproducer of the series) once again featured live action tiger Mask W on two of its cards earlier this month. After two prvious shows in Octover and at Wrestle Kingdom 11, let's see what Tiger Mask W can do this time around. Read more...

Tonight's Dose

Tonight's dose of Nier Automata & 2B. Moved game rig to 2nd floor. Love the PF1000UG short throw proje...


I will be heading to Düsseldorf to attend with Mirai on June 3-4. See you there! ?????????...

St. Patrick's Day parades and events in Japan, 2017: Backed by 60 years of diplomacy

St. Patrick's Day parades, events, and parties in Japan may take on extra significance in 2017 as Japan and Ireland commemorate 60 years of diplomatic ties. Find out where the party is at, with our guide to the St. Patrick's Day celebrations across Japan.2017 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland. Show More Summary

Independent Living

Living together with our parents even we have our own family is such a convenience. Everything seems to be easy and cheaper like we don’t need to worry what to cook, what the stuff needed and we even paid half of bills. Sometimes we even got something for free especially when they were pampering their grandchildren. Show More Summary

Bring out the trumpets: Nozomi's Sound of the Sky Blu-ray set launches this June

If you've been holding out on getting Sound of the Sky, then you can look forward to the show's Blu-ray release on June 6. Of course, this new collection will include the special episodes and features from the DVD set Nozomi released...Show More Summary

Hit by a car, Part 1

There are a few things in my life that I regret happening. Some of them were my fault and completely preventable. But others, nothing could have been done because they were totally out of my control. Two years ago was one of those things. Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Spider-Man Edition

Power Rangers is one of the most cleverly disguised cultural import the US has ever received from Japan, taking Japanese footage from Super Sentai and then mixing in some bad acting footage from US actors. We've taken a lot of stuffShow More Summary

A west Tokyo woodcutter

The standard image of Tokyo as a busy, sprawling concrete mass is an accurate one. It really does feel like the city goes on forever, and the sometimes monstrous number of people can be overwhelming to say the least. But head west, a long way west, and the suburbs eventually make way for something very […]

Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 20-22

We are back as Tiger Mask W rolls on. the second season has been all over the place and doesn't seem to have much direction, but even of the plot advances in baby steps we still get some storyline development. Naoto and Ruriko have an...Show More Summary

March 11th quake : My story

Everyone who was in Japan at the time of the March 11th earthquake has a story to tell. It was big and dramatic enough to sear all those tiny details into one’s memory for years. With 6 years having passed none of the details have seemed to fade yet. Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Slay Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils' bad guys the fairy way

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] Due to some miraculous turn of events, I'm somehow playing Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils as the fairies' royal figure (a.k.a. the game's real star). Getting there might've...Show More Summary

Strong Style: G1 26 is here!

Hello everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start off the ultra important G1 Climax Tournament 26. We will see the best of the best in NJPW face off and the winner of all this gets an IWGP Title shot at the Tokyo Dome on Jan. Show More Summary

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