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Sunrise, what's wrong with you? Seriously guys this is a load of rubbish. In a lame attempt to try and make something cool like Dragon Ball Z, they've just picked two random words and made an anime out of it. Cowboy Bebop? Wh...


Oh, damn indeed. I found Kamisama Dolls to be one of the more pleasant surprises of last season. It had a cool premise, lady characters who were almost invariably insane and/or adorable, and made the most of its wild shifts i...


With piracy so utterly rampant in the anime industry, companies are trying to find different ways to provide legal copies of their material to consumers. Sites like Crunchy Roll and publishers like FUNimation stream old and c...


Cannot unsee. Cannot unthink.Rage on.




In a severe case of think before you type,  Kameri Eri and Tanaka Reina of Morning Musume fame have found themselves caught in a bit of racist trouble with a photo posted on Tanaka's blog. The photo has the girls posing ...


Well, you can put that in your pipe and smoke it. A Tunisian and a Colombian student are caught growing a ton of chronic near Kochi University. The Man found a few plants on the balcony of the student's apartment as well as a...


I'm not mad at you Seikimatsu. I'm just...disappointed.You started off so well, what with your nice animation, good soundtrack, bizarre sense of humor, different character designs, sci-fi/occult set up, you had a lot going fo...


Well, it's not showing everywhere. It isn't showing in Nigeria, for example. At least not yet. But it is going to show in France (at the Cannes film festival, no less), as well as Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgiu...


Game's over. [@BeckiiCruel] UPDATE: OMFG GUYS I JUST WON THE INTERNET.


I've seen far too many stories popping up in the crime section of Japanese news aggregates lately involving police officers unable to control themselves when given an opportunity to plunder, or in this case, capture footage o...


There's a first time for everything, right? Japanese police recently arrested a man for exceeding the speed limit by roughly 140 kilometers per hour--for those of us who live in US, that's roughly 86 miles over the posted spe...


You know bowguns? Yeah, pretty cool-looking weapons. They shoot arrows, but in a way are like a lazy-man's bow. However, that's not important, especially not to a Yokohama man who was in an especially pissed-off mood. Feeling...


Oh, China. What have they made that's originally theirs, again? Oh, yeah, kanji, I guess. Other than that and some pottery, it seems like China have made a full time business of ripping off other people's stuff. Case in point...


At a certain point in one's journey through the otaku subculture, one learns not to put anything beyond the means or will of the horny otaku. Almost anything perverted you can name will be done or has been done at some point ...


Summary: What the hell: breast-feeding a silver-haired boy so he can gain energy to fight demons and otherworldy monsters. I don't even know where to start with Seikon no Qwaser (Qwaser of Stigmata). It's like a giant black h...


When it comes to bootlegs in China, I'm usually covering the side of hilarious knock-off toys or the pain of getting a fake through an eBay auction. China has gotten a bit more ambitious, as they are now copying the series themselves. There is just something that seems all too familiar about a new series coming out this year, Astro Plan. Check out the horror after the jump.


Controversy time!Sea Shepherd, the marine conservation organization that delights in harassing Japan's illegal whaling fleet, had a run of bad luck yesterday when their state-of-the-art "stealth" trimaran Ady Gil co...


This morning, my special Hello Kitty Alarm Clock did not go off. My kind and thoughtful future in-laws purchased said alarm clock just for me, and it has failed in its sole duty to make an obnoxious high-pitched noise at a pa...


Apparently, some South Korean parents are convinced that their children cannot speak English well because their tongues are too short. To combat this, err, problem, some South Korean doctors are now offering to perform a proc...


Japanator has often taken a moment to celebrate good fanart, but as we all know, not all fanart is good; in fact, the grand majority of it is nothing to write home about. I think it's about time to take a look at some fanart ...


As you may have noticed we have been following the Noriko Sakai trial, and today we found out another bit of news about it you may be interested in if you have been following too. According to Cartoon Leap Sakai has in fact b...


Ichiro Itano's 1989 OVA Angel Cop is anime at its absolute worst. It's an explotation piece attempting to masquerade as social commentary, rife with over-the-top violence, extreme gore, nationalistic jingoism and, worst of al...


This is the worst news I have ever had to report. For three years, SCEJ's Mainichi Issho has been a free app for the PS3, and as far as I'm concerned, one of the greatest things mankind has ever conceived. If you play it, you...


Who doesn't want more K-ON! goodies? Sure, you may be fretting about buying the K-ON! nendoroids and Beach Queen figures, but why not add one more thing to your shopping list? Well, I suppose a quick stroll down quality lane ...


But they will look awesome. Look at those little stars and the "Kame" character on those things! I wonder if it will imprint those on other foods. But is this really the time to be selling (or rather still be sellin...


Times are hard, and everyone's having to find new, humiliating ways to make ends meet. It seems that goes the same for organized criminals.It's not like it used to be for the yakuza. All the glamour is gone from the job, and ...


Ah My Goddess! isn't just a manga and anime series. At this point, it's an institution. The serial has continued for nearly twenty-one years now, and as far as I can tell, Keiichi and Belldandy still haven't worked up the cou...


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that were true, it seems that China is absolutely infatuated with Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second: A chain of short stories about their distance.According to Gigazine,...


I think it's fairly safe to say that most Japanese male character designs fall a bit on the fabulous side of the fence. Not everyone likes that kind of thing, and their preferences can have an impact on one's sales. As such, ...


Shabu shabu is addictive, but it isn't amphetamine. A Forbes article on druggie J-pop star Noriko Sakai incorrectly called the delicious dish a drug, though. From the article:Amphetamine crystals, known locally as shabu ...


Above you can see a drug awareness video put out by Japanese authorities in the wake of the recent scandal involving singer/actress Noriko Sakai. Sakai disappeared for a brief period following the arrest of her husband on d...


So, we're here at Otakon. And so far, it's absolutely fantastic. In reality, Yesterday was a really slow day for all of us. Sure, we've heard about Kannagi from Bandai and FUNimation bringing us the new Detective Conan films....


The global economic downturn's been affecting everyone, and the people of Japan are no exception. They just left their own recession relatively recently. Credit is harder than ever to come by, and folks are employing alternat...


Things just got a lot worse for h-games and their creators and players. More details have emerged regarding the upcoming adult game regulations, and it seems that titles containing content that caters to pretty much any known...


I wouldn't go so far as to consider myself OCD, but I do like it when I own a series of something and the spines all match up. I was less than pleased when Viz changed their logo several years back, but I'm not so far gone th...


It was a pretty sad sight, at least I'd like to say that because honestly, there wasn't much to see. For what is the longest running Anime convention in the US, you'd expect there to be major announcements, numerous guests, a...


We're not here to make a big deal of something that shouldn't be a big deal. Yes, the swine flu has hit Japan, despite all their efforts to block it. Kobe and Osaka have been hit hardest, according to reports. The little coun...


Here is an interesting story. A 22-year-old man named Yosuke Ida was arrested after sending a threatening letter that stated he would blow up the former home of Lucky Star creator Kagami Yoshimizu. The letter said something l...


Slamming down beers and pounding the table in victory. Respectable. Manly. Kinda awesome. But not when it's this beer.Kirin Free claims to be the first brew with 0.00 percent alcohol. Not this almost-pure crap. And they seem ...


Yes, this has to be the worst one of them all. This poor guy was caught naked (or maybe in a black thong?) as the Google Street View car happened to be driving by, filming everything in the area. But why is this guy naked in ...






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