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5:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Huzzah! MAPPA's Garo anime gets a short trailer

At long last, we get another glimpse at MAPPA's (Zankyou no Terror) upcoming Garo anime, Garo: The Carved Seal of Flame, that's airing during the Fall 2014 Anime Season. To those who aren't familiar with Garo, the ...

Salvador GRodiles



Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 584-585 photo
Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 584-585
by Josh Tolentino

I've got to hand it to the Sternritter: Though we've barely known any of them for more than a panel or two, they do make quite the powerful impression.

That said, it's high time we spent these last portions of Bleach in the company of badasses we're more familiar with, yes?

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The World Cup in Japan through snacks photo
The World Cup in Japan through snacks
by Kristina Pino

The World Cup fever is in full swing, so I figured it was about time I highlighted some of the stuff Japan has been producing to celebrate. Sure, you can head on to the mall and grab a hat, jersey, or stuffed Pikachu to show your spirit, or you can just spend your money on snacks.

In this video, I talk about the kind of food and drinks you can buy throughout Japan thanks to the games, and even taste a few. It's a bit longer than my usual videos, but there's just a bunch to cover.

Have any burning questions about life in Japan, or want to request specific snack videos? Hit me up in the comments, or email me directly at kristina (at) japanator (dot) com.

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9:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Beat Down Boogie's new cosplay video is full of summertime fun

Summertime is now upon us which means out with that bulky cosplay and into something a little more fun. By fun, I mean swimwear. Beat Down Boogie just released, what I'm calling, the beach episode of cosplay music videos. Recorded at Colossal Con in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Waterpark resort. You can now see why I'm calling it what I'm calling it. 

Josh Totman

8:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Internet Explorer collab lets your browser fly around the Gargantia fleet

It's a video game you can play on the browser; it shows off the open source graphics engine Turbulenz. It's called Sky Courier, and this browser game puts you in the seat of apowered glider from Gargantia, in which you have ...

Jeff Chuang

4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14

It was a glorious day when Viz Media announced that they licensed Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Now Viz’s planning an event for Anime Expo 2014 that’ll please Sailor Moon, Gargantia's fans. During the ...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 06.18.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Especia

If you haven't noticed, the 80's is back in full swing in Japan -- whether the artists can effectively emulate the era or not. One pop group that is embracing the blown-out campiness of the era is Especia, as evidenced in this PV for No1 Sweeper.

Dae Lee





9:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Colossal Titan now terrorizing various landmarks around Japan

Most tourist attractions and gift shops in Japan aren't complete without a huge selection of various cute phone straps and keychains you can buy as a memento. You can find them with Hello Kitty, Stitch, One Piece characters, ...

Kristina Pino

4:30 PM on 06.17.2014

Watch Part 2 of Kamen Rider Girls' Kamen Rider Battride War II playthrough

It's been three weeks since we last saw the Kamen Rider Girls play Kamen Rider Battride War II. Now the idol group is back to try out Kamen Rider Kiva, Den-O, Gaim, and Wizard. Unlike Bandai Namco's last video...

Salvador GRodiles

2:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Discotek Media licenses Super Dimension Century Orguss

Continuing in their bid to license and/or rescue all the awesome old properties, Discotek Media will release Super Dimension Century Orguss sometime next year. All 35 episodes will be available with the Japanese language trac...

Pedro Cortes

1:00 PM on 06.17.2014

A Daily Dose of Ab Crunches: Wonder Core

Hiroko's out today, which leaves you trapped in here with me! Bahahaha! And for today's Dose, hot abdominal fitness courtesy of this commercial for the Wonder Core exercise machine, starring the sensational six-pack of ...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 AM on 06.17.2014

Drink a tall glass of your favorite Disney princess

Entabe reports that Bourbon brand drinking water is now going to come in bottles with Disney Princess designs on its labels. The designs themselves are rather pretty: fashion designer-looking artwork with pastel watercolor wa...

Kristina Pino