With Japan’s nuclear fears now very different from the 1950s when the first films were made, it seems unpleasantly apt that this Godzilla is intent on terrorising suburban areas, rather than Tokyo Bay and more central parts of the c...
Don't you hate it when a home release of your favorite anime series goes through a major issue? Luckily, Sentai has noticed an issue with their Blu-ray set for Kids on the Slope, and they have issued a recall. In regards to the Blu-ray...Show More Summary
Have you ever wanted to live in Japan? If you're reading this site, chances are you've at least considered it. And for many an English-speaker, the most accessible gateway to living in Glorious Nippon has been the Japan Exchange andShow More Summary
Pet and Family, an insurance company who bill themselves as being “low cost and short term”, took a look at pet owners’ plans for Golden Week. Golden Week is just ending as I type this; the 29th of April and the 3rd, 4th and 5th are public holidays in Japan, and many employers (including mine) [...]
Ah, the dakimakura. Few things in otaku culture are more indicative of one's...ahem "power level" than being in possession of a large hug pillow emblazoned with the visage of your 2D spouse. That is, unless you're a fan of old World War II tank, in which case no mere wife or husband will do. Show More Summary
goo Ranking recently published the results of what painful fashion failures people trying too hard to dress young make. Demographics Over the 6th and 7th of March 2013 1,083 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.7% of the sample were female, 11.6% in their teens, 15.0% in their [...]
A month ago, I wrote an article on how to mass produce your own products. The post was rather popular and was picked up on many sites and social networks around the world - could have been because I posted it on April the 1st and folks...Show More Summary
Golden Week refers to a series of public holidays on April 29 (Showa Day), May 3 (Constitution Memorial Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and May 5 (Children's Day). Many companies close down completely to give their employees a full weekShow More Summary
We noted a couple months ago that Discotek Media was planning on releasing the entire Samurai Pizza Cats series on DVD. As one of my favorite cartoons as a kid, I've been watching this news very carefully, and we now have a date and price for the set. Show More Summary
Today we go on a photowalk around the Roppongi [???] area in Tokyo. Folks who have been to Roppongi will have noticed large numbers of foreigners in the area which is mainly due to the many foreign embassies and foreign capital companies in the area. Show More Summary
If you are in contact with anime-loving friends and/or the Internet, you may have heard rumblings about certain shows. Each new anime season brings with it a large palette of Japanese cartoons that can be a little overwhelming to look...Show More Summary
ding, ding, ding It's Over! Love Machine tried to absorb Diaboromon with all of his might, but he couldn't keep up with his multiplication ability. That said, Diaboromon finishes Love Machine off with a barrage of Web Wreckers. Diaboromon...Show More Summary
Another week, another deliciously fresh-baked slice of Annotated Anime, the whole-wheat, fiber-rich, gluten-free weekly cartoon recap roundup from your friends at Japanator! It's time to cap off your work week with a heavy dose of nutritious,...Show More Summary
Up until now I've hosted an event called Culture Japan Night around the world where like minded comrades gather together to not only make new comrades but to also share and enjoy events that revolve around our passions. Time passes so...Show More Summary
Something for the ladies! Happy Friday!
Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 was one of your fave flicks? If so then you may be interested in this smexy figure of Asuka Shikinami Langley [????????????] due out in next month by Kotobukiya. Today we take a pre-release preview of her -Show More Summary
Today’s quickie is from Research Panel’s Day Research, looking at going to the book store or convenience store and reading books on display, called ????, tachiyomi, literally “reading standing up”, as the photo below illustrates. 137,793 of the Research Panel monitors answered the question “Have you ever gone to a book store, convenience store, etc, [...]
I guess you could say that Viz has achieved a License Burst, because they have gained full mastery over their Accel World license. So what does this mean? The answer is simple folks. With the title of master licensee for Accel World,...Show More Summary
Very spring-like. Very colourful. And very Japanese.
NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, today, the 2nd of May 2013, published the results of survey on changing the Japanese constitution. For reference, here is the current constitution. If you read the foreign press on the amendment plans, I would forgive you for thinking the new draft constitution is: Nuke China and North Korea Err That’s [...]