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Captain Levi is featured on the cover of a ladies magazine

Dusting master extraordinaire and Survey Cops killing machine, Captain Levi has been popping up in the most unlikely places lately, This time he's chilling on the cover of the ladies magazine, FRaU like it's nothing. Levi can be seen sexily reading a book, looking as aloof as ever. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: May'n

Nagoya's pop superstar Maya Nakabayashi is back with an amazing new ballad, kicking off what promises to be a July full of fantastic music. May'n is probably best known to anime fans as Macross Frontier's Galactic Fairy, the singing voice of Sheryl Nome. Show More Summary

Puppy Power! Two canines rescue their owners from a bear attack

There's something great about seeing a canine save someone from danger, as it symbolizes the strong bond between a dog and its owner. Speaking of which, we encounter two different situations in Japan where a dog manages to save its owner...Show More Summary

Arpeggio of Blue Steel heads to the big screen next year

I was a bit shocked with myself, that my favorite anime of last year was actually the sci-fi/moe mash-up, Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Usually, I base my initial interests off two things, either mecha design or character design. While the...Show More Summary

Feast your eyes on the new extended Aldnoah.Zero promo

There's a delicious new trailer for Gen Urobuchi and Ei Aoki's upcoming new sci-fi series, Aldnoah.Zero. There seems to be plenty of drama, beautiful scenery, and people dying everywhere! Did we mention that there's mecha? Mecha sporting...Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: SCANDAL

Summer is in full swing. Muggy weather, oppressive sunshine, and expensive electricity bills are all looming over our heads. However, how bad can your week be if it starts off with a new song from the ladies of SCANDAL? The new video for the track, Your Song continues their raw, studio performance, showcasing each girl's skill set. Show More Summary

Smart Doll Guy

Folks who follow any one of my social networks (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) will not only be getting...


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Rail Wars!

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Iguana on the streets of Tokyo

Tokyo has a wonderful habit of conjuring up the unexpected, and a four year old iguana spending a bit of time on a Shinjuku street corner was certainly something of a surprise.

Annotated Manga: Naruto chapter 682

If there's been one advantage to having Kaguya be a truly "God"-type enemy for Naruto and Sasuke to throw down with, it's anticipating how effin' awesome everything is going to look when it all appears in an installment of Naruto: Ultimate...Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 17

For a good while, I had a feeling that ToQ 6’s debut would help ToQger get right on track again. Lo and behold, I was right, since the new Orange Ranger’s debut managed to boost ToQger’s quality once again. If ToQger continues with its great build-up, then it's safe to say that the series is on the path towards success. Show More Summary

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapter 586

This latest chapter of Bleach should really be a celebration of Tite Kubo's mastery of "badass" moments, and in some ways it is. The Soul Reapers have rallied, and in unintentional homage to the tokusatsu tropes that shows like Akibaranger...Show More Summary

Idol of the Week: Risa Yoshiki

Name: Risa Yoshiki Birthdate: July 27, 1987 Hometown: Chiba, Japan Measurements: 80/59/88 cm Since we're only on our second week of seeing amazing gravure idols from Japan, I thin it's best that we visit with some of our office favorites first. Show More Summary

WTF Fridays: It's Chubby Bunny time

Yes, I keep watching this stupid YouTube challenge. It fulfills a dark hole in my heart. Read more...

A Daily Dose of Music: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Just when I thought Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's songs were starting to hit a downslide, she comes back with a slamming new track and video. Japanator fashion advisor and idol extraordinaire, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back with her newest single, Kira Kira Killer. Show More Summary

Japanator Eats: Strawberry and Wasabi Kit Kats

It's finally time for some more snack reviews from your truly! I got my hands on some more of those flavored Kit Kats that everyone likes to hear about. Strawberry and wasabi flavors both had it's surprising side to them, but not like you might expect. I don't want to give too much away from the video. Sit back and enjoy me snacking away on something yummy.

Tokyo drinks and disagreements

Work may well be over, but drinks clearly don’t dilute the disagreements.

Roaches beware: Viz reveals Terra Formars' release date

As we're getting ready to say "farewell" to the month of June, Viz Media plans to release Terra Formars' first volume on July 15th. On top of that, Terra Formars' later volumes are getting the bi-monthly release treatment, which means...Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider Gaim episode 34

Gaim has returned from its one week break, and the show doesn’t pull any punches with the state that the main cast is in. With many lives placed at stake, the Butcher (a.k.a. Urobuchi) continues to place Kouta and the gang in a moreShow More Summary

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