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2:00 PM on 12.28.2013

Santa Company finally gets a trailer

We all know that I'm really anxious to watch the upcoming Christmas based anime called Santa Company when it comes out. A few days ago, staff member Karen wrote about the Kickstarter for the project being funded. Yes, she wa...

Amber Hunt


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10:00 AM on 12.14.2013

Santa Company adds new character named Pedro

A few weeks ago, I talked about a new anime that's all about Christmas, Santa Company. This Kickstarter campaign launched this past week and with 19 days to go, they've raised nearly $29,500. I believe in that tim...

Amber Hunt

9:00 AM on 12.04.2013

It's the perfect time for Christmas anime

Well 'tis the season for Christmas anime, right? That is correct folks, a Christmas based anime! It sounds pretty kick ass to me. Kenji Itoso is the mastermind behind the concept and is calling the series Santa Company. ...

Amber Hunt

2:00 AM on 11.18.2013

Hello Kitty is excited for Christmas

Hello Kitty is ready for Christmas, and so am I! I mean, it's November. That's time to start decorating, right? Well, this lovely stocking is up for grabs on Neatoshop. What you see in the picture below, is Hello Kitty's head...

Amber Hunt

12:00 PM on 11.02.2013

Romance and Christmas spirit abound in Sweet Rein vol. 1

VIZ Media is ready to kick off the holiday season early with the release of a new shoujo series titled Sweet Rein. The first volume will be out on November 5th both in print (US$9.99) and digitally (US$6.99) via the VIZ Manga...

Kristina Pino

6:00 PM on 12.25.2012

Merry Christmas from Japanator!

Merry Christmas to everyone from all the staff at Japanator! Or Winter Solstice! Or whichever appropriate occasion you celebrate about this time! And as you can see, the girls of Sakura Taisen are also in the mood for c...

Josh Tolentino

4:00 PM on 12.25.2012

Christmas Waifu: Harem Edition

It's not Christmas unless you spend it with someone special. Whether it is with your girlfriend, boyfriend, family, friends, pets, or waifu/husbando. We all like to have that person, animal, love pillow next to us during this...

Josh Totman

11:00 AM on 12.25.2012

It's a very Miku Christmas

Sega knows what I want for Christmas and that is more Hatsune Miku! The development team at Sega has remade the 5th anniversary song "39" with more of a Christmas theme. It's a cute little video perfect for the holidays, but...

Josh Totman

12:00 PM on 12.27.2011

A very merry 2D Christmas celebration

We all celebrate out Holidays in different ways! Isn't that what makes all of us unique? ANN posted a gallery of some of those special 2D moments that were had this season. Some of the images are cute, while some are borderli...

Hiroko Yamamura



JapanaTen: 10 gifts we'd give and who we'd give them to photo
JapanaTen: 10 gifts we'd give and who we'd give them to
by Josh Tolentino

It's the season of giving, everyone, and give we did. Oh, there was much giving to be done. But just because one giving eve is over with doesn't mean the giving just has to stop. There are many people out there that we'd love to give things to! 

We at Japanator spent a bit of our time between bouts of intoxication and wild revelry to think of the weirdest, least-possible, most-appropriate presents for some of our favorite characters, 2-D and 3-D alike.

And when the smoke cleared, we had ten. Read on to find out what they are, then tell us what sorts of strange, non-existent things you'd be giving to you and yours!

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It's a Japanator Christmas Special! photo
It's a Japanator Christmas Special!
by OxKing

What is it like to spend a day in my shoes? Well, for one, it's great... being able to play with a beard all day is surprisingly fun, and you get to sleep in until 1-2PM! Wowzah! Some other cool things come out of being awesome ol' me, as well! Things like being a part of Japanator and writing stupid crap are obvious standouts, but then I get to get creative with stuff like this! Geez, I wouldn't be too surprised if a lot of people were jealous of me right now.

Of course, it's usually never easy being myself: I only sleep in late because I work another job during graveyard shifts, and most of my more tedious posts here are of really, really terrible YouTube videos. However, as soon I learned how to use Windows Movie Maker to edit and create amazing videos for this site, I jumped on the chance to do what all of the great Japan-themed videos do: make a slideshow! Yes, a slideshow! For pictures and dingle-dads and who-zits and stuff! Hit the jump for more!

Sure, it was annoying, what with dragging all of the pictures into a folder, then dropping them into the program (organization is for those who are weak-hearted, to be honest)... but what I have is the final product of an amazing slideshow! With anime in it! Doesn't that just blow your mind?!

So go ahead, play that video! Play it for Santa, because it is the time of giving after all! And if I seem nervous and awkward, then that's just you imagining things. 

I have a healthy social life, alright?! 

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8:00 AM on 12.25.2011

Happy Holidays from Japanator

So, it's 8 AM in Chicago right now, I wanted to make sure to be the first to wish you a happy holiday and a merry Christmas from your friends at Japanator. It's been a fatalistic year for me at the site, and we still have a f...

Hiroko Yamamura