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Anime Sols

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Anime Sols to shut down in May


Another service bites the dust
Apr 03
I may be late to this news, but I felt that it would've been weird to post this on April Fools Day, since most folks might not take it seriously. Then again, it would've been neat to have stuck a true post within the herd of ... read
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Cyborg 009

Black Ghost beware: Cyborg 009 gets a new anime


Gotta love those special anime anniversaries
Mar 31
Back when Toonami had a weekday afternoon block, I caught the 2001 Cyborg 009 anime on TV. One of the things that kept me watching was the main cast's battle against Black Ghost, since they had to deal with their issues ... read
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Fun, Isn't It?
Welcome to the latest installment of Annotated Anime, brought to you by the Church of GunplaBattology. In the header you can see the benefits being a Build Fighter™ can bring to your life. Our two latest recruits have g... read feature

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Were finally used to Ranmas new voice
  It’s been a while since we’ve visited the world of Ranma 1/2. It was my favorite anime growing up, though I never came close to seeing all that the series had to offer. Like many people out there, I’v... read feature

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Astro Boy

Astro Boy Reboot flies like the Man of Steel


'They will join you in the sun', and so on
Mar 28
Ah, Astro Boy. Once the scion mascot of all things "Japanimation", the plucky robo-kid's fortunes have fallen on harder times than anyone this important to anime's history deserves. Even a blockbuster CG film adaptation didn... read
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SNAFU

New My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Zoku CM is here with more sour-faced looks


Mr Dead Fish eyes is back
Mar 28
The commercial for the second season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is here and boy, the ever anti-social unlikable main protagonist Hachiman looks as anti-social as ever. Looks like there's a new female lead character in t... read
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Don-don Donuts!
PA Works is a studio that has had great success as of late with their original anime Shirobako. That wasn't the case with their previous works since their last hit, Hanasaku Iroha but they've been hitting it out of the park w... read feature

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(Do)Nuts About Making Anime
Spoiler alert: Shirobako ends happily.  Of course, that's really only a spoiler to the most stubborn and obnoxious of curmudgeons. There was really no other way for this show to end. And to be frank, it ended as it should have: Full to bursting with sappy, sentimental, idealistic, feel-good cliche. I love it.  read feature

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Naruto

Gothic Fashion no Jutsu! Silver rings inspired by Naruto's dark side


"You can never have enough Sharingans"- Danzo
Mar 28
Even though Naruto ended last winter, it doesn't prevent us at Japanator from talking about our favourite orange clad ninja. When it comes to fashion, I'll be hard pressed to recommend anything from the Naruto series. Green l... read
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Obake-chan

Check out Animator Expo's adorable ghost short


Ghosts don't have to be frightening
Mar 27
If you had a rough day today, then Animator Expo's 15th short might be the thing to lift your spirits. Not only that, Shigeto Koyama's (Diebuster's Mechanical Designs) Obake-chan piece takes the concepts of ghosts and changes... read
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Robotech

Deculture! Sony grabs Robotech for live-action options


It's happened
Mar 26
Yep, you read that right: Robotech. Not Macross, but the world of Rick Hunter, Veritechs, hovertanks, and the Robotech Masters. That Robotech, the oddly compelling Frankenstein's monster assembled from cuts of Macross, S... read
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Naruto: The Last

First In, The Last Out: Naruto The Last finally clear for Philippine release


Took 'em long enough
Mar 26
If you're reading this, chances are you're based in North America: The majority of Japanator's traffic comes from that area. That said, you might be curious as to how folks in other countries outside Japan get their Japanese ... read
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Game and Watch
Anime and video games come together like fried chicken and ketchup. I put fried chicken on my ketchup. There are plenty of anime-based games and game-based anime so today let's focus on a few anime based on video games. read feature

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TIE Fighter

This anime-inspired Star Wars fan video will convert you to the Dark Side


May the Anime Force be with you
Mar 24
I might get attacked for saying this, but I'm not a huge fan of the Star Wars series. While I enjoyed the original trilogy, Genndy Tartakovsky's amazing Clone Wars miniseries, and a few of the brand's games, my views to... read
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Always bet on JoJo
What is this, a gambling anime? Actually, scratch that. The better question is: Why are two episodes of a battle anime portraying the drama of gambling better than a number of actual gambling anime? read feature

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Showdown time!
Exposition. Rising Action. Climax. Dénouement. These should be familiar, if you remember your grade-school literature classes. Real life, however, isn't so convenient. More often than not, life is a lingering anti... read feature

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Show by Rock!!

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness


Game on!
Mar 22
Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor... read
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One Punch Man

Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime


Fingers crossed!
Mar 21
[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in ... read
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To Love Ru Darkness

Accidental Upskirts and Fondles: To Love Ru Darkness Season 2 Scheduled


It's a mix of Trouble and Love. Get it?
Mar 21
I watched the first season of To Love Ru and enjoyed it for the most part. It similar to the American Pie series. They're both titillating harmless fun that will make your brain turn to mush if exposed for too long. And ... read
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Going off with a blast
Naruto is a name known throughout the anime and manga world that stands alongside shounen action staples such as Dragon Ball and Bleach. Masashi Kishimoto’s orange-clad ninja has been around since 1999 and has grown ... read feature

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Hiroyuki Imaishi

Animator Expo's 14th short gives off a nice Panty & Stocking vibe


Imaishi unloads his creative juices on us all
Mar 20
Animator Expo has only been back for two weeks and Imaishi's short (NSFW) has hit the Web. Titled SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED, TRIGGER's piece feels like a mix between Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Dead Le... read
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One Punch Man

It's happening: One Punch Man anime officially announced


Took 'em long enough
Mar 19
Given the climate of anime production these days, one could see it as inevitable, but as a fan of the One Punch Man manga, it's pretty exciting to hear that the show will finally be getting a TV anime adaptation.  U... read
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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan live action movie footage is here


In the flesh
Mar 19
The good stuff starts at the 0:57 second mark. Get hyped. read
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It was St. Patrick's Day yesterday so...
Yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day, a day that people in the US use as an excuse to pinch others not wearing green, wear green, and get drunk in the middle of the day. I am writing in this in the past so why not use this as a ... read feature

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Gundam Origin

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin II is up to bat


Looking good, sounding bad
Mar 17
I have to admit that I wasn't blown away with the first Origin OVA. I think I might have built the whole thing up in my head a bit too much, and was hoping for some more juicy Char history. There's something about the style ... read
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Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya returns next month


All that glitters is gold
Mar 17
Get your polish ready! Toei's Saint Seiya is set to return to the airwaves next month, and you're going to want your armor looking spiffy. The show will be available via a stream on Bandai's channel globally, so many fans of... read
Shirobako photo
Working it at the office
As we roll into the endgame for Shirobako, our longtime Producer-san Jeff Chuang faces a crisis at his own day job, and called me in for support. So far, so Shirobako, and here I am to take over the weekly recap for the time ... read feature

One Piece photo
Let's all be friends!
Over the past few weeks, I've been re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender with a friend. He enjoys the characters, setting, martial arts, and story because Avatar is a really good show. But the last two episodes we've seen; T... read feature

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Mikagura

See some culture club battles in Mikagura School Suite trailer


Battle Culture
Mar 15
Take a look at this new announcement trailer for the anime adaptation of the popular light novel series Mikagura School Suite. The novel series was created by composer Last Note, who has composed many vocaloid songs, and used... read
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Pi Day

Celebrate Pi day with a minute and half of pai


Notice me, Sen-3.14
Mar 14
Today happened to be "Pi Day" where today's date in the USA being 3-14-15, which is exactly the same as the number Pi being 3.1415. Many people have used today's celebration of the irrational number to promote math and as a g... read
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Highballin'
Ah, whiskey and pocky: The snack of champions. Gunpla Battle champions, that is! With the latest installments of Build Fighters Try out of the way, the road has been paved to the finals, with the buildup handled by two of the better engagements in the series' run so far.  read feature

Kann photo
Kann

Animator Expo's 13th short looks artistically amazing


You can't go wrong with artistic visuals
Mar 13
I don't know about you, but these past few weeks felt a bit empty, since the Japan Animator Expo project was on break. Now that the segment's back in action, Mahiro Maeda's Kanón short (NSFW) is ready to wow every... read






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