Digimon photo

Digimon Adventure tri.'s latest trailer will please your nostalgic heart

The Crest of Hope shines strong
May 07
// Salvador GRodiles
This might sound strange, but I have yet to watch Digimon Adventure in its original language. Nonetheless, the series is still one of those titles that I still adore to this day. Anyway, Toei's uploaded a new trail...
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After V

Drink Up: Kanpai Senshi After V gets a second season

Stay thirsty, my heroes
May 04
// Salvador GRodiles
It's been a year since Kanpai Senshi After V quenched our thirst for a fun Sentai parody show. While the series wasn't on the same level as Akibaranger, the main thing that made it nice was its similarities to the sitcom Chee...
Chroma Squad photo
Chroma Squad

Get hyped for Chroma Squad's tokusatsu-inspired trailer

Live-action transformation sequence included!
Apr 24
// Salvador GRodiles
Ahem. Excuse me while I go get my transformation device. As the resident toku guy on Japanator, it's no surprise that I'm super excited for Chroma Squad, since the game lets us manage our own tokusatsu studio. Best off all, ...
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

Rejoice: Cannon Busters' production has begun

It's time to get excited
Apr 07
// Salvador GRodiles
Good news, everyone; LeSean Thomas and his crew are ready to start working on Cannon Busters, the adventure series with a teen and older audience in mind. After going through a process of planning the production, the team is ...
Chroma Squad photo
Chroma Squad

Pull out your Henshin Devices: Chroma Squad gets a release date

Now featuring flashy bucket helmets
Mar 10
// Salvador GRodiles
Heroes and heroines; it's time for us to transform into our Ultimate Form-- excuse me while I change into Crocodile Sunshine. Why you say? Because Behold Studios has announced the release date for Chroma Squad, the...
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

Cannon Busters' Website now has a Pledge option

LeSean Thomas and his crew are loading up the cannon once again
Feb 13
// Salvador GRodiles
It's been a good while since Cannon Busters met its goal, and LeSean Thomas and his team are have updated the show's Website with a new option. If you missed out on backing the project during its Kickstarter phase, Cannon Bus...
Wota Senshi Center photo
Wota Senshi Center

Wota Senshi Center features an idol group-themed costumed hero

Tokusatsu is about to be revolutionized, people!
Feb 05
// Salvador GRodiles
I may not be a huge fan of idol groups around these parts, but I'm always interested in mediums that love to try something different. In this case, Garage Hero's Daryl Deloreyes is creating his own tokusatsu project called Wo...
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

Here now is your first real look at Persona 5

Lookin' good, Protagonist!
Feb 05
// Josh Tolentino
I I've said more than once that Atlus was going to have to work very hard to top Persona 4 Golden, which is perhaps the most reified possible iteration of the design formula Persona 3 pioneered. I don't know...
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Final Fantasy

Now we're cooking: Final Fantasy kitchen knives forged

Ouch! Seafood Soup!
Feb 03
// Josh Tolentino
Final Fantasy and ridiculous swords: The two concepts just seem to go together, even when, practically speaking, many a hero's blade in that franchise would likely be more useful chopping vegetables than monsters. ...
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Toei's Spider-Man series web-slings its way back to

Just in time for his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #12
Jan 11
// Salvador GRodiles
Now that's what you call a perfect timing, people! Right when the Emissary from Hell, "Supaidaman," made his comic book debut in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 12, Marvel has decided to re-upload Toei's 1978 Spider-Ma...
Ninninger photo

Rejoice no Jutsu: Ninninger reveals its premise, cast, and staff

More ninja-related goodies are heading your way
Dec 26
// Salvador GRodiles
The new year is around the corner, and TV Asahi's Ninninger page is ready for its next mission. This time around, the show's cast, production team, and premise leap out from the shadows to surprise its upcoming viewers. Howev...
Ninninger photo

Aw snap, Ninninger's toys reveal Shurikenjin's gimmicks

Robo Throne Activate!
Dec 10
// Salvador GRodiles
It's time to look at Ninninger's first set of toys, and things are starting to look even more promising for the upcoming ninja-themed Sentai series. Of course, the best thing out of this toyline is the Shurikenjin, since it's...
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

Huzzah: Cannon Busters' Kickstarter ends at $156k

LeSean Thomas' project is now a thing!
Dec 03
// Salvador GRodiles
Well, people; it's finally happened. Cannon Busters' Kickstarter has ended with a total amount of $156,535.00, which means that, LeSean Thomas' one step closer towards making his adventure series a reality. Since they've mana...
Garo photo

Huzzah: More Garo installments are heading your way

The Year of Garo lives on
Nov 24
// Salvador GRodiles
Ladies and gentlemen. I seems that we're in for an amazing Thanksgiving Week, as a bunch of Garo project get announced during the Garo: Golden Wolf Thanksgiving event. Since next year is going to be the franchise's 10th anni...
Boomslank photo

Boomslank comes at us with an epic new poster

Can't wait to have this on my wall
Nov 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
Our friends over at Boomslank finally have some new work to share, and this time it's an amazing new poster. The print entitled OLYMPUS stirs memories of everything I love about Gundam, Five Star Stories, and giant mechs in g...
Totoro photo

Someone needs to buy me this snoring Totoro

Like right now
Nov 10
// Hiroko Yamamura
I know you have all been staying up at night, thinking about what to get me for Christmas. Luckily, all your problems have been solved! I present to you, the snoring Totoro! I mean, how adorable is this little guy? I need it now!
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters project looks amazing

More adventure shows is always a good thing
Nov 06
// Salvador GRodiles
While Western animation doesn't fall under Japanator's usual coverage, LeSean Thomas' (Boondocks, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series) recent Kickstarter project, Cannon Busters, has a few people who been in the anime indust...
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Huzzah: Zyuranger is up on Amazon for pre-order

The Guardian Beasts have made their move
Nov 05
// Salvador GRodiles
At long last, the first dinosaur-themed Sentai series is up on Amazon for pre-order. Best of all, the show's price is only $38.49, which is 30% off the set's $54.99 price tag. In other words, this is a really good deal, since...
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Tokusatsu Tutorials

Caliber On: Garage Hero is starting a Tokusatsu Tutorial series

Toku School is now in session
Oct 31
// Salvador GRodiles
Prior to becoming a toku fan, one thing that I’ve always loved about live-action movies and TV shows were the costumes and props. Whether they’re monsters or combat suits, there’s something wonderful about s...
Persona Q photo
Persona Q

Atlus USA summons five new Persona Q English trailers

It's time to experience some more Marie-related material
Oct 30
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since I hopped on the Etrian Odyssey bandwagon, Persona Q's been on my radar for quite some time. Anyway, Atlus has uploaded a couple trailers that cover the game's Fusion System, along with showing off Marie, Elizabeth...
Zyuranger photo

Zyuranger's English DVD cover art features too much blue

In which Tricera Ranger steals the show
Oct 23
// Salvador GRodiles
It's been a good while since Shout! Factory announced their plan to release Zyuranger on DVD, and the company has revealed an image of the show's cover art. Based on the design, the cover doesn't look too bad-- even...
Garo photo

Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames' new trailer features more Makai Knight action

MAPPA has given us hope!
Sep 26
// Salvador GRodiles
Right when I was starting to have some doubts about MAPPA's Garo anime, the show's newest trailer destroyed my main concerns. While the Makai Knights were moving too fast during the last video, the action sequences present i...
Kamen Rider Drive photo
Kamen Rider Drive

Start your Engine! Kamen Rider Drive's full trailer shifts into overdrive

And Drive the Kamen Rider!
Sep 17
// Salvador GRodiles
With two more episodes left until Gaim ends, a new trailer for Kamen Rider Drive has entered the fast lane. Surprisingly, I've come to terms with the show's title, since it occurred to me that Knight Rider's main charac...
Garo photo

MAPPA's Garo anime summons a second trailer

The Golden Knight is ready to unleash his flames!
Sep 10
// Salvador GRodiles
As we're getting close to September's halfway point, the folks at MAPPA have used their Makai Swords to call upon a second trailer for Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames. This time around, we get to see the Golden Knight's anim...
Garo photo

Let's raise our swords for the Garo anime's characters and staff

Mappa's next project continues to show more potential
Aug 10
// Salvador GRodiles
For a good while, I was speculating that Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames was going to be a prequel to the late-night tokusatsu franchise. As Garo Project's website for the anime revealed the TV series' four main characte...
Super Hero Generation photo
Super Hero Generation

Super Hero Generation's first trailer is dynamically delicious

It's Space Jumping Time!
Aug 08
// Salvador GRodiles
It looks like Bandai Namco has uploaded Super Hero Generation's first trailer. Overall, it looks amazing! I mean, what more can I say? The video gives us a nice sample of what to expect from our favorite Gundams, Riders, and...
JoJo's Hoodies photo
JoJo's Hoodies

Stardust Crusaders hoodies are JoJo's Bizarre Apparel

Wear 'em like arcana
Aug 07
// Josh Tolentino
Have you ever wanted a Stand of your very own? Too bad, they aren't real, but clothing brand BEAMS may have just brought us the next best thing, in the form of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-themed hoodies, designed to look like St...
Kamen Rider Gaim photo
Kamen Rider Gaim

S.H. Figuarts Gaim Pine Arms and Baron Mango Arms give off a nice tropical vibe

Pineapples and Mangoes are serious business, people
Aug 06
// Salvador GRodiles
I probably don't say this around here too much, but I'm a huge fan of pineapples and mangoes. Actually, my passion for the latter is bigger than the former, as I find ananas to be great on certain occasions. That said, I woul...
Zyuranger photo

SDCC '14: Shout! Factory to release Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger on DVD

Earth's Legendary Warriors finally go west
Jul 26
// Salvador GRodiles
Ladies and gentlemen. I would like to announce that hell has frozen over. Why you say? Well, it turns out that Shout! Factory has plans to bring Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger to North America. As a person who's been ...
The Legend of Heroes photo
The Legend of Heroes

Cheers! Trails in the Sky's PC version gets a release date

It's time to launch more trailers into the sky!
Jul 23
// Salvador GRodiles
As XSEED Games and Carpe Fulgur continue to work on The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, the awesome folks at XSEED have announced that the first Trails in the Sky game's hitting Steam and GOG on July 29th (next Tuesda...

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