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8:00 AM on 04.18.2015

It's your kids, Naruto! Something's gotta be done about your kids!

I'll be honest, I've always wanted to say that in relation to, something, so I may as well say it now that the new teaser for Boruto -Naruto the Movie- is out. But it's not just Marty Naruto's kid that's the problem: Sa...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Animator Expo's Diary of Ochibi adaptation will make you hungry

I don't know about you, but whenever I watch a food-related piece, my craving for tasty delicacies goes up. Seeing that the Japan Animator Expo project's 18th short starts off with a segment that takes place in a bento, one c...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus

Well, folks; it looks like Garage Hero's upcoming ninja-themed web series, Hayate, has been put on hold for now. The reasoning behind the hiatus is because of the group's production on Ayakashi Zamurai, Garage Hero's sh...

Salvador GRodiles

9:00 PM on 04.15.2015

OP Up! - Winter 2015 Edition

Last season had some really great shows and a few surprises even though the lineup didn't seem that strong. Since we just started a new season, I'm back with some openings for this week's OP Up! with a few that I thought were pretty good.Which one is your favorite from last season? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

Red Veron


8:10 PM on 04.15.2015

Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne

For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer....

Red Veron

8:00 AM on 04.15.2015

Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II

There’s something wonderful about having a show make you feel emotional-- especially when you were certain that the series couldn’t top its first half. One moment you’re expecting the program to fall apart w...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Momoiro Clover Z get the full Dragon Ball treatment

The ladies of Momoiro Clover Z finally get to earn that Z at the end of their name. As the cover of their upcoming single for Z no Chikai, the girls have been illustrated by non other than Dragon Ball series creator, Akira To...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Dissidia Final Fantasy is looking pretty hot

Time to get brawling in Midgar! Team Ninja's newest outing for Square Enix is a fresh entry to the Dissidia fighting series. The upcoming Sony PS4 game is an adaptation of the arcade game, with some sexy new upgrades. I neve...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 04.13.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: MEJIBRAY

It's not that often that I cover the Visual Kei scene, but every once in a while there's a band that stands out to me. This week we're kicking off the Dose with MEJIBRAY, which has transformed from singer Tsuzuku's solo proj...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 04.12.2015

Annotated Anime: Plastic Memories episode 2

Who would ever buy an android that has to go to the bathroom?  Worse still, who would ever buy an android that, though it doesn't age, degrades in much the same way that people do when its up there in years? These are questions I'd like to ask of SAI, the big company behind Plastic Memories' setting.

Josh Tolentino

8:00 PM on 04.11.2015

Animator Expo's 17th short hits us with a quick mystery

It's time to look at another Animator Expo short and we might have to put on our thinking caps. Compare to the other stories, "Three Fallen Witnesses" throws us in the middle of a situation where two detectives are investigat...

Salvador GRodiles





2:00 PM on 04.11.2015

Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episodes 13-14

When last we checked in with Unlimited Blade Works, ufotable's big, fabulously expensive-looking adaptation of Fate/stay night's most beloved story arc left our heroes in the lurch. Though an adorable date opened episode twel...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 04.10.2015

WTF Friday: SHOCKER

Yes, that is a certain German Fuhrer crossed with a Starfish monster.

Red Veron

5:00 PM on 04.10.2015

See more Anime Matsuri cosplay from RealTDragon

Anime Matsuri was last weekend and I saw some great cosplay at the annual convention in the heart of Houston, Texas. I ran into RealTDragon there who happens to read Japanator and make a lot of awesome cosplay-related videos ...

Red Veron

12:00 PM on 04.10.2015

First Impressions: Plastic Memories

There's a lot I don't get about Plastic Memories. There a few critical points that I encountered in its first episode that don't make a huge amount of sense to me, nor would they to any sensible contemporary person. That's great!

Josh Tolentino

8:00 AM on 04.10.2015

Watch Garage Hero tear Super Hero Wars GP to shreds

Aw snap, Bueno of Garage Hero and his friends are about to get real, as they share their thoughts on Super Hero Wars GP: Kamen Rider 3, which might as well be called Super Mario Kart: Let's Go Kamen Rider Edition. ...

Salvador GRodiles



Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight! photo
Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight!
by Hiroko Yamamura

Watch live video from japanator on www.twitch.tv

Once again, it's time to watch Hiroko die a lot, and make stupid mistakes in Bloodborne! See her smoke and swear at the TV a lot! This week we will have some fun giveaways during the show, so make sure to tune in tonight!

Livestream kicks off at 10PM CST.

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Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 36-37 photo
Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 36-37
by Josh Tolentino

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure may be best known in this day and age for helping define the landscape of shonen storytelling conventions, but one thing that shouldn't be ignored is ome of the sheer creativity creator Hirohiko Araki brought to those fights. 

And considering that in the wider canon of JoJo's story arcs, Stardust Crusaders is particularly straightforward, and almost dour by some comparisons. That in mind, the return - and end - of Hol Horse can serve as a landmark encounter, one that is frequently hilarious and even occasionally profound.

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11:00 AM on 04.09.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

You know you're Old School when you think of Bleach as new school anime. Can you believe it's been 10 years since Okinawa Japan's Orange Range's hit single Asterisk graced the opening of Bleach? 10 years? I know the anime wa...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Rejoice: Cannon Busters' production has begun

Good news, everyone; LeSean Thomas and his crew are ready to start working on Cannon Busters, the adventure series with a teen and older audience in mind. After going through a process of planning the production, the team is ...

Salvador GRodiles



Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too! photo
Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too!
by Red Veron

Watch live video from japanator on www.twitch.tv

[Stream starts at 10PM Central time]

Time for another hangout with Red while he tries to get people who went to Anime Matsuri together after the convnetion. Anime Matsuri is a an annual Japanese culture convention in Houston, Texas featuring Japanese animation, fashion, culture, and many more.

Tonight is another stream so I can just hang out and chill to see if anyone who went to Anime Matsuri would like to watch and talk about the convention.

We also have prizes! We'll let you know what they are later!

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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2 photo
Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2
by Red Veron

[Let's hang out and chat about Anime Matsuri tonight at 10PM Central! We have prizes to give out!]

Here is the second batch of cosplay photos for you to enjoy! I apologize for the giant spread picture of Kaori from Your Lie in April, I too am still recovering from that one and have made it clear to the cosplayer that her awesomely done cosplay has greatly affected me emotionally. Another character that may bring on the waterworks is a Menma cosplay from AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day. Feels, baby. All da feels.

This second batch also features some great RWBY cosplays, which are always pretty nicely done every time I see them at a convention. There's also a Tomoko from Watamote cosplay in there too!

Enjoy!

Join us tonight (April 7) for a stream where we'll be giving out prizes for Anime Matsuri!

Part 1 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery



Shoutout to Chaotic Harmony for having these awesome durable plastic(?) keychains that are pretty rad. I promise I will buy one the next time I see him since I got low on cash money on Sunday.


Part 1 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery

 

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2:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Hide your Wallets! Yokai Watch heads to America

There's no denying it. Yokai Watch is the king of Japan still. It looks like Jibanyan and the rest of the Yokai's are heading to the United States, and they have their eyes on your wallet. The first game will be released in ...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 04.07.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: CTS Featuring Hatsune Miku

Brush off those dancing shoes, as CTS is ready to drop the beat. Back in 2011  Kurousa-P dropped the classic Hatsune Miku tune, Senbonzakura on Nico Nico Douga. Needless to say, the track is now considered a Vocaloid cl...

Hiroko Yamamura



Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri photo
Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri
by Red Veron

Watch live video from japanator on www.twitch.tv

[Stream starts at 10PM Central time]

So the dust has settled over that George R. Brown center in the heart of Houston after this past weekend's Anime Matsuri. So who else has that gaping hole left after the festivities have ended? I do and let's get together and chat about it while I play Samurai Warriors 4!

I'll be doing another stream tomorrow with Playroom for a more casual hanging out.



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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2 photo
Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2
by Red Veron

[Let's Chat about Anime Matsuri on our stream at 10PM Central on April 7]

Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery

Japanator was back at Anime Matsuri, Houston's best anime convention this past Easter weekend and we've got pictures of some of the great cosplay at the annual event. I wasn't able to get all of the awesome cosplay due to some technical difficulties but was still able to get some for your eyes to feast on!

I personally enjoyed Anime Matsuri with all the nice people I met and all great cosplay I saw there. I just wish I wasn't down with the plague for most of it but there's always next year!

Join us tonight (April 7) for a stream where we'll be giving out prizes for Anime Matsuri!



I'd like to make a special shoutout to PaperCuties, from whom I bought these awesomely cute posters and stickers! I am going to hang them up as soon I get the proper materials because these are so cool.

Come back tomorrow for the second batch of great cosplay.

Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery

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Final Impressions: Gundam Build Fighters Try photo
Final Impressions: Gundam Build Fighters Try
by Josh Tolentino

In my mind, in the story I've built for myself for lack of genuine information, Gundam Build Fighters is The Little Gundam That Could, a show and concept that someone in the bowels of Bandai or Sunrise had to fight for, the staff cobbling keyframes out of Q-tips and elbow grease, sneaking new episodes away under the noses of The Suits for delivery to eager broadcasters and Youtube, and into the faces of true believers everywhere.

Of course, the reality of that couldn't be further from the truth.

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Japanator's Spring 2015 Anime Preview Guide! photo
Japanator's Spring 2015 Anime Preview Guide!
by Josh Tolentino

Spring is in the air, folks! First-semester romance, flower-viewing parties, and the first blooms of the season!

And like those youngest, prettiest buds, we here at Japanator are ready to scope out the brand-newest (and brand-nudist for Triage X, by the looks of things) Japanese cartoons for your eyeball pleasures!

Get on below and behold what's in store for you and otaku like you this spring!

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10:00 PM on 04.03.2015

Suda 51's Animator Expo short takes us to the moon

To this day, I have yet to play one of Suda 51's titles; however, I'm familiar with the guy's bizarre storytelling style, since my friends told me about his greatness. Scratch that; I did play Liberation Maiden and the first ...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 04.03.2015

WTF Fridays: Sushi is for the dogs

Do you make your dog sushi on their birthday? Must be good to be a dog.

Hiroko Yamamura