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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


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

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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

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[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!


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