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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanator Youtube

Hey readers! I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you all about our Japanator YouTube page where we have some nice video content and will have some more Japan-centric video entertainment in the future. We're planning on more types of videos such as food, unboxings, how tos, etc, so stay tuned. Show More Summary

Feast your eyes (but not your ears) on this awesome R-Type tribute

Animation savant Paul "Otaking" Johnson has struck again, following up his great, '90's-style anime tribute to TIE Fighter with a similar tribute to the classic shooter game R-Type. Once again, Johnson's mastery of the old-school, frame-heavy...Show More Summary

Bad manners in the train and by foreigners

Today we have @nifty’s survey into manners, where I’ll select two ranking-like questions, on bad manners in trains (by Japanese) and bad manners by foreigners. For the list of bad foreigner manners, I suspect that a lot is confirmation bias, that one bad-mannered foreigner tarnishes the reputation of all. Furthermore, many of these ill-manners can […]

News: Heightened Security Measures in Place Ahead of G7 Summit

The flash Harrys that were are, yesterday evening saw us in all our finery, enjoying the high life in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. It was business as usual for the most part in and around the Mori Tower, except that lots of police were inShow More Summary

In some instances tattoos can be highly erotic on females and often macabre

Source: welovecarbondioxideNot being a big admirer of tattoos but yet recognizing that for some people, tattoos are a large part of their existence and expression as a human being. There are a lot more Japanese people including females who are tattooed than most people would ever know. Show More Summary

Come to New York and check out Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE next week

I've been trying to avoid all mention of Nintendo and Atlus' joint project Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, partly because I don't want to be tempted into picking up a Wii U. That said, the thing really does make an impression, with all the...Show More Summary

Ole: Shout! Factory grabs Ohranger

Don't you love it when your prediction comes true? In this case, I had a hunch that Shout! Factory was going to give us a special surprise during their Dairanger stream. Lo and behold, it turns out that their next Sentai DVD set release...Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Tune in for more thrills, chills and kills with Danganronpa 2

Watch live video from Japanator on [The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] It was unfortunate that I had to cut the stream when I reached the third chapter's trial, but I didn't want things to drag on too much since Danganronpa 2's cases are longer than its predecessor. Show More Summary

Strong Style: Things to come

With AXS TV covering concert festivals the last month, Strong Style has taken a bit of a break. Next week, however, we kick things into high gear with 10 shows in 6 weeks covering the 25th G1 Climax tournament. With so much action crammed into a month and a half, Japanator gives you a little preview of what to expect from Strong Style and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Read more...

Week Ender - JC Staff Edition

JC Staff is a studio that's been around since 1986 and has worked on at least 300 shows, with such a large body of work they might have made something you probably love or enjoyed in the last three decades. So I've chosen a very tiny sample of their work from the last decade for you young people (in body and/or mind) to enjoy. Show More Summary

Yikes: Lynn and the Spirits of Inao gets canceled in the midst of payment-related allegations

It felt like it was only yesterday that I was looking forward to the 2D platformer game known as Lynn and the Spirits of Inao. As of now, my hopes for seeing this game get made are shattered as the title's Kickstarter campaign is officially...Show More Summary

Veteran voice actress Yuko Mizutani passes away

Deaths may be a fact of life, but it's always sad when someone is taken too soon. That's the case for Japanese voice actress Yuko Mizutani, a veteran of Japan's voice acting scene who was best known for playing Sakiko Sakura, from the long-running series Chibi Maruko-chan. Show More Summary

S.H. Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider W gets a half-boiled trailer

To this day, Kamen Rider W still holds the top spot on my list of favorite Kamen Rider series. Due to my love for the show, I always feel joyful when a new thing that's related to the detective-themed tokusatsu gets announced. With show's main hero getting an updated figure in the form of the S.H. Show More Summary


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News: Has Japanese TV hit a new low?

Japanese TV often leaves us feeling a little exacerbated. It’s a cultural barrier that still stands strong after a number of years ‘in country’; the loud studio sets, unknown (by us) celebs that seem to cross pollinate across channels,...Show More Summary

Relaxing and empty rural Japan

With all its people and interesting places, Tokyo is a wonderful city to live in. At the same time, however, all those people and the increasingly concrete landscape can become wearing. A sense of fatigue that a trip to the countryside can fortunately help fix. And while there are still reminders of more urban areas, […]

OP Up! - JC Staff Edition

JC Staff is a studio that has been around since 1986 and has made a lot of shows and probably some of your favorites as well. Most of their shows are very beautifully made and they've made a few of my favorite shows, which I've featured...Show More Summary

Check out the trailer for Shout! Factory's Dairanger streaming event

You gotta hand it to companies that decide to people a taste of one of their titles since it exposes more folks to said property. As we get close to the weekend, Shout! Factory has uploaded a trailer for their upcoming Gosei Sentai Dairanger marathon. The second Super Sentai Spectacular starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. Show More Summary

Test on City-West

Test, test, test....None of my posts are allowed to appear at City-Cost recently.

5 YEN All you can eat Chicken

In Tokyo there are only a few restaurants that offer an all you can eat deal. But all you can eat fried chicken for 100 yen? That's just ridiculous. After hearing this deal, and being American, I couldn’t resist but to be attracted to...Show More Summary

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