Tsuburaya keeps on giving
With Crunchyroll achieving its new form as the go-to place to watch the Ultra series, the group has united with two more titles in the franchise.
This time around, Ultraman Ginga and Ginga S are now on Crunchyroll; howev...
BEST ANIME CON IN TEXAS?!
This past weekend was the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, a celebration of Japanese pop culture and other related interests, and I had a lot of fun despite trying to currently get over con funk. I ran into many awesome cosplay, which isn't surprising since I have always been impressed of the cosplay at Anime Matsuri.
Myriad of problems
To tell you all the truth, I've been drafting and deleting this article for awhile now. The more I write recaps, and the more I start watching anime (I just finished Netflix's Seven Deadly Sins a bit ago, too), the more I sta...
Exploring the legacy of Digimon season 1
In the second half of 2015, something amazing happened in the world of anime. Digimon returned. But not just any incarnation of the series, rather Digimon Tri is a continuation of the original first season, based on Taichi and the other Digi-destined who befriended Agumon and fought with Myotismon and traversed the vast and beautiful Digital World for the first time.
Rebecca does something stupid
There is so much in anime that happens in between minutes of time that if I was able to that much done in the span of a few short minutes, you would see a lot more Annotated Anime articles on Japanator each week. One Piece's time manipulation is kicked into high gear this week as the 10-minutes takes more than 20 minutes real-world time to tick down.
A Purr-ty big response!
Aoshima is a small island in a remote part of the Ehime prefecture of Japan. It's the kind of small island you mind find a martial arts master residing, or the kind of place you'd take a high school class for a trip (don't forget the commemorative metal collars!). The whole island is only about 8 miles around and is occupied by about 16 people-
-and oh yeah...
Ninja War Never Changes
Endings are hard.
Whether you're putting the finishing touches on a blog post or finding a way to wrap up a decade-and-a-half-long epic, concluding almost any affair in a way that satisfies all involved is a challenge.
Can Sal free Recette from her debt?
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here. Also, I started Danganronpa, which can be watched here.]
I may have failed to meet Recettear's goals twice, but it looks like I have one more payment left until I rescue...
More challengers have arrived
Whenever I hear about something that's related Tales of Berseria, my desire to check out the game continues to go up each time. With Bandai Namco sharing some more details and screenshots of the title, the game's premise cont...
Anime teaches you the best things
I'm not adverse to learning new things but the stuff that really stick are told through anime. Detective Conan/ Case Closed has taught me the signs of cyanide poisoning, Lucky Star the benefits of leaving curry out...
TEN YEARS BABY
The first day of Anime Matsuri is done and the second day is here! I hope everyone in attendance of AM (Anime Matsuri) is enjoying their time. I am probably gorging on yummy food truck food when this goes live and/or running ...
The 'X' means it's cool
This year marks the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, an anime convention based in the heart of Houston, Texas, and Japanator is once again there to take a look at the great cosplay that is always on display. Being the tenth year,...
Houston's Best Anime Con
I love Anime conventions, I am here today at Japanator because of some cool people I met up with at an anime convention. These gatherings allow fans to express their love for their favorite things in an fun environment filled...
As the gods intended
File this one under "It's happening!", because it really is: Sword Art Online is getting a game adaptation in the medium that it helped make famous: Virtual Reality. IBM have announced a new online VR game project title...
Uplifts, bummers, and everything else!
We are checking in with our favorite high school friends of the Japanese TV season again as we look at the next three episodes of Haruchika: Haruta and Chika. The gang is finishing up the school term and new faces arrive to make their lives more interesting. Let's take a look.
Congratulations on achieving Mother Form
I may not have gotten the chance to watch all of Kamen Rider Den-O, but my experience with the franchise's films that featured the show's fun cast has ensured me that I'll love the actual TV series.
So why am I bringing up th...
So I've been having an amazing birthday celebration so far which I will end with some great gourmet ramen tomorrow night. Now I chose this week's theme since I wanted to take it easy but it's proven to be the same amount of w...
GATE & Japanese Military Build-up
[Ed. Note: Our newest contributor Yussif Osman begins his tenure at Japanator with a reflection on GATE, and this popular anime, light novel and manga's relationship to Japan's own attitudes towards military activity]
I'm a p...
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.]
No matter how well I do in managing my item shop in Recettear, the game throws in many factors that players have to take into account. One of these elements is the pric...
Questions you never wanted answered
It's another anime that I joined a little behind the viewing schedule and now it's halfway through the season. This time, it's an anime about high school girls discussing their daily life in a high school peppered with jokes, nice visuals, and plenty of fan service. A totally original concept!
The NEVER title is up for grabs!
Welcome back everyone to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we have two title matches from the April 29th, 2015 show at the Grand Masse Kummamoto in Kyushu. The title...
Step One: Die horribly
[Ed. Note: What Would You Do? is a new column run by our newest contributor Lindo Korchi, examining popular scenarios from anime to develop a proper plan of action (or inaction) for any situation.]
Considering all the chaos t...
Dreams really do come true
Remember all of those times that I've said that hell has frozen over? Well, it looks like the underworld is going through an ice age, as Bandai Namco Asia announced that Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers hits Indonesia,...
Let's create a good future for everyone
[Disclosure: Dale and Jayson wrote for Japanator. No relationships, professional or personal, were factored into this post.]
To this day, Chrono Trigger continues to be one of my favorite RPGs ever. Honestly, this infor...
TOP OF THE CHARTZ
So it's my birthday this week so I'm taking it easy and I am also not feeling well because of allergies and sinus stuff so I'm totally phoning this one in more than usual. Please pardon the intentional poor quality of this we...
The plot thickens
The last time we checked in on Shouwa Rakugo, it was shaping up to be one of the best (or at least, most grown-up) anime series to air in years. Anime fans looking for more mature, grounded plotting and complex character work...
Anime with a futuristic, science fiction setting are always a toss up. For example, another science fiction series this season, Luck & Logic, ended up being awful halfway through its second episode. So I was really nervou...
Let the streets run red
From browsing Reddit, I stumbled upon an excellent Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike match between Dudley and Ryu where they go back and forth, back and forth. And it's how I feel about the final match between Luffy and Doflamingo. A hopefully ending soon match of Pong.
I love it when a good pun comes into fruition. When it's done right, the person telling the joke always find a way to make his/her words flow in a way that brings a smile to everyone's face.
In light of today's special occas...
Get lovey with your Waifu and Husbando!
No matter the country, the day of love and romance will always fall on the 14th day of the second month of the year. Valentine's day is a day dedicated to being with your loved one and is common practice to exchange heart-sha...