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7:30 PM on 04.18.2014

Sakura-Con '14: Viz Media announce World Trigger headed to print

This afternoon Viz Media held their own Sakura-Con industry panel and although it could likely be described as brief, they did manage to excite us with an announcement or two. Most notably, that Daisuke Aishihara's action-pac...

Tim Sheehy


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5:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Wake Up, Girls! to shake up Anime Central

Anime Central announced last Friday that seiyuu-idol group Wake Up, Girls! will be attending as guests, along with their producers--anime director Yutaka Yamamoto and producer Hiroaki Takeuchi. Naturally the WUGs will be pres...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 PM on 04.12.2014

Sakura-Con 2014 to host Titan, SAO, Magi guests and more

Sakura-Con, the big spring-time anime con based out of Seattle, runs next weekend from April 18th to April 20th. We at Japanator will try our best to bring you coverage from the event covering the usual cosplay, news and gues...

Jeff Chuang

11:00 AM on 04.07.2014

Animazement adds several seiyuu from original Mobile Suit Gundam

I was already going to Animazement. Their announcement of KOTOKO as the main musical guest was enough for me to plop down the cash for a weekend pass, plane tickets and a shared hotel. With their latest guest announcements, I...

Pedro Cortes



AB 2014: JAM Project press panel photo
AB 2014: JAM Project press panel
by Jeff Chuang

At Anime Boston 2014, epic anime theme song (anison) rock team JAM Project performed and threw a couple great shows. Japanator was able to join in on their press panel and take some Q&A time. Here are the juicy details about their international fan base and the crazy things they've experienced in the past 14 years, including what happened just the night before during their "solo" live where each JAM Project member performed a solo segment.

It's hard to fully capture what JAM Project does in words, like it is difficult to capture their full sound in a studio recording. If you've attended their lives you might know how it best; there's just something special that forms between the performers and the audience. During the Q&A the group was laid back and some of the guys (namely Fukuyama) were chuckling at the various exploits they've experienced. So take the below interview with some levity. Spoiler: it includes a broken bone, women's undergarment and anison superstar Nana Mizuki.

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1:00 PM on 03.22.2014

AB 2014: Aniplex of America announces Spring lineup, Servant x Service DVD

At Anime Boston, Aniplex of America shows for the first time the complete DVD set for Servant x Service. The set will have 3 discs and a booklet inside a box. No Blu-ray announced! In addition, Aniplex drops four licenses for...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 AM on 03.22.2014

AB 2014: The Cosplayers

Anime Boston 2014 brings out the cosplayers from the US Northeast. If you look at what parades through the bigger cons' halls in the year, the earlier cons give you an indication of what's to come later in the year. Take a lo...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 AM on 03.19.2014

Anime Boston 2014 is upon us!

Anime Boston, the biggest anime convention up in New England region of the US, finally returns to its March weekend date, and for once, not at the same time as PAX East. This coming weekend (3/21-23), expect the usual costumi...

Jeff Chuang

8:00 PM on 02.08.2014

The 2014 Winter Tokyo Wonder Festival is happening

Right now, collectible toy-enthusiasts all over the world are flocking to Japan for Tokyo Wonder Festival. The bi-annual event, held in Chiba each year, features the latest must-have garage kits and often provides fans with a...

Tim Sheehy

12:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Anime Expo, Otakon continue to dominate biggest cons

Now that 2013 is over and done with, we can take a look at how all the cons stacked up last year. AnimeCons has all the numbers that each event self-reported, and that's the best metric we have to go on. Some of the cons are ...

Brad Rice

9:00 AM on 12.24.2013

Rejoice! The Sailor Scouts to assemble at Anime Expo 2014

Sailor Moon's 20th birthday is around the corner, and Anime Expo's magical staff is ready to reunite the Sailor Scouts from the North American broadcast of the original Sailor Moon anime. Best of all, Linda Ballantyne (S...

Salvador G Rodiles





8:00 AM on 12.13.2013

Party in Vegas with Space Dandy and Otakon Vegas

Las Vegas seems like the right place to celebrate the first episode of Space Dandy, and so Otakon Vegas and FUNimation are having a sneak preview on the day it airs on Adult Swim, on Saturday, January 4th. Space Dandy's premi...

Jeff Chuang