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3:00 PM on 05.03.2011

J-Boys pole dancing: new heights of 'so wrong' eroticism

There are no words to describe the level of "wtf" generated from watching this trailer of Japanese hotties learning to pole dance, so I'll let you just watch it and marvel at Japan's weirdness. [Thanks for the tip, Stella!]

Colette Bennett


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Be my Valentine: I'm sweet for you, Hanazawa Rui photo
Be my Valentine: I'm sweet for you, Hanazawa Rui
by Colette Bennett

Since it's Valentine's Day, it's obviously a holiday where you have a special opportunity to do one thing: openly declare your love. We do that a lot in our Confessions series, but today at Japanator, we're going to give Valentines to the characters we like from 2D, drama and more. After all, why not fantasize? 

Hit the jump if you want to watch me give my Valentine to Hanazawa Rui, one of the dreamiest characters to ever grace a j-drama.

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4:00 PM on 02.10.2011

Arashi's Nintendo CM series continues with Nintendogs

The peeps at Nintendo are very smart. For instance, they know that Nintendogs sells like hotcakes, and they also know anything with Arashi on it sells like hotcakes. What's the solution? Why, to combine the two things of cour...

Colette Bennett

6:00 PM on 11.11.2010

Mizushima Hiro writes an award-winning book, quits acting

I heard sometime in October that one of my harem of husbandos, Mizushima Hiro, had decided to throw in the towel on acting. Considering that he has been cast in many popular dramas and was named in a lot of "ri...

Colette Bennett

4:00 PM on 09.15.2010

Final Fantasy 14 live action trailer stars TOMA!

So this morning, my best friend sends me a link to this video and says, "Hey ... doesn't this guy look familiar?" Since I transformed said friend into a j-drama addict, of course he recognized j-actor Toma Ikuta, wh...

Colette Bennett

8:00 PM on 08.23.2010

Oguri Shun and Mao Inoue together again in new drama

Ah, one of the most beloved almost-pairings in the J-drama world: Mao Inoue's Makino and Oguri Shun's Rui from Hana Yori Dango. Any fan of that show will quiver when you mention them, and the idea of seeing them together in a...

Colette Bennett

10:00 PM on 08.09.2010

Otakon '10: The Men of Kuroshitsuji

Things that are relevant to my interests: boys, butlers, and boys dressed as butlers Actually, I'll happily take anyone, male or female, dressed as any of the characters from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler in the States), which e...

Colette Bennett

10:55 PM on 07.27.2010

Shun Oguri to star in A Clockwork Orange!

Sure, Shun Oguri is one of my original, number one j-drama crushes. That being said, he's really taken strides to step forward with his career rather than just start in romance drama after romance drama, starring in major fil...

Colette Bennett

1:00 PM on 07.20.2010

Akanishi Jin officially leaves KAT-TUN

I might be a boy band fan, but no matter how much I tried, I could never bring myself to give a red f*ck about KAT-TUN. I'm sure they're similarly cheesy in all the ways that the bands that I love are, sure. Each to their own...

Colette Bennett

6:00 PM on 07.15.2010

JapanaTen: The Beginners Guide to J-drama

You may have noticed that since I started writing more frequently at Japanator, our coverage of J-drama has gone significantly up. Along with semi-clothed Japanese boys, but you know, as much as that may seem like the reason ...

Colette Bennett

1:00 PM on 07.05.2010

Trailer for Love Shines in Rainbow Color leaves me pink

I'm almost finished watching Tsuki no Koibito, and it's been such a great show that I knew that I would be a great big drama-shaped hole where it used to be if I didn't find a suitable replacement. Then I remembered that Fuji...

Colette Bennett





10:00 AM on 06.30.2010

The newest Wiiparty CM series stars all of Arashi!

I was super excited to see just Nino and Aiba of Arashi in the last Nintendo commercial for Super Mario Galaxy 2, but apparently Nintendo had no plans to stop there when it comes to featuring my favorite boys in their promoti...

Colette Bennett