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Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

It's Judgement Time: Dekaranger to return as a V-Cinema


Chu Chu Chu Deka Deka!
May 15
Oh my. Right when it felt that Hurricanger was going to be the only Sentai show to get the 10 Years After treatment, a new beacon of hope has surfaced for toku fans. Seeing that it's been ten years since Tokusou Sentai Dekar... read
Code Geass: Akito

There is, in fact, a 3rd episode of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled


He really was exiled
Mar 29
Wow, and here I thought Code Geass had just about departed from living memory, when Bandai releases a trailer to remind us that no, we're not done yet. Or rather, that we'll finally be done soon, since the trailer revea... read
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

Get free stuff from Right Stuf!
[Update: The contest is over, and congratulations to Japanator Community Member Gnikdrazil! We'll be contacted soon at the email address you used to register to Japanator with more details!] It's January 9th, but sometimes it... read feature

Discotek Media

Licensing GET: Discotek grabs Jigen film, Yowapeda, and more


Discotek Media is on a roll
Dec 22
The New Year is about to begin in less than two weeks, and Discotek Media is on a winning licensing streak. Why you say? Well. It turns out that the company is releasing Lupin the Third: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone on DVD and ... read
More changes than just Ranma's gender this time!
After reviewing Ranma 1/2 set 2 earlier this month, I knew it was time to hunker down and dig deep. This series had a seven season run, and while this latest re-issue from Viz Media has resequenced the episodes to align more ... read feature

Ahh, Akane-chan no panty!
Ranma 1/2 was my first anime. Sure, I might have watched a few feature-length titles like Ninja Scroll or Akira before sitting down to watch Ranma 1/2 with my half-Japanese friend who was always up on the latest gam... read feature

Zyuranger

Huzzah: Zyuranger is up on Amazon for pre-order


The Guardian Beasts have made their move
Nov 05
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... read
Kikaider Reboot

Switch On: Generation Kikaida to release Kikaider Reboot in North America


I'm dreaming of a Robotic Christmas
Nov 01
I don't know about you, but 2014 has been a good year for toku fans, since Zyuranger is heading to North America, and two Ultra shows are currently streaming on Crunchyroll, To top off things off, Generation Kikaida/JN Produc... read
Zyuranger

Zyuranger's English DVD cover art features too much blue


In which Tricera Ranger steals the show
Oct 23
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... read
Kamen Rider Gaim

Zawame City's map gets redesigned in Gaim's home release


R.I.P., Gotham City-like map
Oct 16
Do you remember the time when Kamen Rider Gaim featured a map of Zawame City that resembled Gotham City? Well, that moment is now gone, since the Blu-ray/DVD version of the show's 33rd episode contained a different map from t... read
Zyuranger

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


Earth's Legendary Warriors finally go west
Jul 26
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 ... read
Licensing

Licensing GET: Discotek grabs Shin Mazinger Z Impact


Discotek Media is on a roll
Jun 16
Today is a joyous day for Go Nagai and super robot anime fans everywhere. Discotek Media has announced on their Facebook page that they've licensed Shin Mazinger Z Impact (a.k.a. Shin Mazinger: Shogeki Z-Hen!). As a pers... read
Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica getting a DVD Litebox re-release


Love lives!
Jun 12
Shungiku Nakamura's Junjou Romantica remains a relevant title for overseas fans these days, it seems, because Nozomi Entertainment announced they'll be re-releasing the entire first season this September in one 3-disc package... read
Dirt, fastballs and romance
At the beginning, I loved Princess Nine. It may be a cliche to say "I laughed, I cried!", but the fact is, I really did laugh and cry. The show seemed to be capable of doing something nigh-impossible: present a story unabashe... read feature

Anything Goes in this comedy classic
The wacky ensemble comedy of Ranma 1/2 occupies an interesting niche in Western anime fandom. The show wasn't likely to be someone's "first anime," in the way that contemporaries Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z generally w... read feature

Berserk

Third Berserk Golden Arc trilogy film available on Blu-ray and DVD


There should have been a fourth movie
Apr 17
If you didn't already know this about me, I'm a huge Berserk fan. I've even got Guts' brand tattooed on my left shoulder. If I could, I'd have my own behelit. Alas, the best I can hope for is getting to watch the third and fi... read
Fantasy world boobies
In 2010, Funimation simulcasted a fantasy series called Blessing of the Campanella and then, once concluded, it quietly went away. For months no one brought it up again until 2013 when Right Stuf revealed at a summer convent... read feature

K Blu-ray

Viz to put out K as an A-grade Blu-ray combo pack


Pretty boys and pretty pack-ins
Feb 21
Much as I've embraced our digital media future, I still have a soft spot in my heart for sweet physical extras. After all, I did once buy a copy of Sakura Taisen that I didn't have a machine for just to get a hilarious-l... read
Braving Inwards.

Come meet the Kyoryugers of 100 years in the future


What is this sophisticated child-generating technology?
Jan 27
We do still have a few weeks of dinosaur-related sentai action, but if the conclusion to the story and a few movies don't seem like enough content for you, why not get excited for the upcoming special? Set 100 years after th... read
Amazing Nuts

Check out these Amazing Nuts, soon from Discotek


We love the cream, really.
Jan 17
Amazing Nuts is the kind of thing you normally would not expect to see announced as an oversea license, but it's good news no matter if you like this Studio 4°C music video anthology or not. I'm glad to see this great pie... read
It sure is vivid
I knew basically nothing going into Vividred Operation. I wasn't watching much anime during the Winter 2013 season anyway, and Vividred kind of got blurred together with all those other shows in that broad category of "cute g... read feature

Way too much luck to go around
When I first started watching Good Luck Girl, I had just finished up the sex comedy B Gata H Kei (Yamada's First Time), which was surprisingly hilarious given its lack of actual sex. I'm a big supporter of anime comedies, esp... read feature

Ranma 1/2

Viz announces date for first Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray


Get ready to YAPAPA on March 25th
Dec 21
Ranma 1/2 was the second anime that I watched as a teen, after Dragon Ball Z. To say it holds a happy little niche in my heart would be an understatement. I got a full year of enjoyment out of that show and I've always wanted... read
Space Adventure Cobra

Space Adventure Cobra gets release date


Nozomi Entertainment are bringing us the goods
Nov 13
Nozomi Entertainment, the folks who brought us shows like Boogiepop Phantom, Revolutionary Girl Utena and Martian Successor Nadesico, let us know that the first part of the classic action show Space Adventure Cobra will be co... read
Devil's chess with fanservice
Sometimes, companies like FUNimation license certain titles that meet a certain kind of demand. And there’s no beating around the bush for these shows: sex sells. Although these fanservice-heavy anime rarely feature act... read feature

Tiger & Bunny-sensei

Tiger & Bunny step up to fight...languages?


Enjoy your education with a refreshing glass of Pepsi Nex.
Oct 14
There are plenty of weird and wonderful guides in the English language that aim to teach you Japanese. This in mind, it doesn't seem at all strange that Japan's anime industry would want to try something similar for teaching ... read
Redline on Youtube

Redline is now free to watch on Youtube!


R-R-R-Really!
Oct 04
It's the evening, and you're winding down from what has probably been a busy week. You think about what you could possibly do for some rest and relaxation over the coming weekend, to fully prep your mind and body for another... read
Tiger & Bunny

Viz reveals their plans for Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning


Kotetsu and Barnaby are almost ready to suit up again.
Sep 24
September is almost over, and Viz is ready to give us the rundown on the upcoming release of the first Tiger & Bunny movie! Obviously, the Blu-ray version will be the one to go for, as it comes with the most extras. I mea... read
Ranma 1/2

VIZ's anything goes martial arts technique: Re-releases


Ranma 1/2 coming back strong next year
Sep 18
This is the kind of news that this old-timer likes to hear. The long awaited return of Ranma ½ is on its way back out into the wild. VIZ Media sent us some of the details on what’s going to be happening to the se... read
Ranma

Otakon 13': Viz announces Ranma on BD and streaming


Splash me with some hot water
Aug 12
Thank you Viz! Thank you very much! I have the bad confession that I didn't buy the Ranma 1/2 TV series DVD box sets when they were available. Probably because I was still in a small bit of rage over how much I spent on the V... read
Gundam UC Part 3

Right Stuf launches a release date for Gundam UC Part 3


Three release dates down, one more to go.
Jul 31
If you don't mind owning Gundam Unicorn in standard definition, Right Stuf has revealed an actual date for Gundam Unicorn Part 3. The actual date for the next DVD set will be on the 5th of November.  I know I'm being del... read






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