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2D world is best
Hey there, buddy. Was today a rough day for ya? I know how you feel. All those "normals" and their stupid capitalist rituals that are designed to exploit those foolish enough to fall it. I am here to give you some suggestions on some good anime shows you can find to forget about today and to enjoy this weekend. read feature

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For those who love to laugh and love
[Author's Note: This is for those who want romance, those who do not scroll no further! I have something else for you later today]Valentine's day falls on a weekend this year and I know some of you are in the mood for some ro... read feature

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JapanaTen: Our Top Ten Horror Anime


Watch these shows with the light on
Oct 31
Halloween is upon us, and it's time for horror movie marathons, bag snatching Trick or Treating, and consuming all the creepy media we can. But what if you happen to be an otaku? What's out there for you? Well, dear readers... read
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Let's hope that one of these guys manages to grab Atlus.
Many of us here at Japanator have been a fan of Atlus’s games for quite a while. From Shin Megami Tensei to Catherine, the company has given us some great titles that have touched our hearts. With the fate of Atlus on t... read feature

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Homeland Security, let these people in!
As the clock turns over on July 4th, it's time to think about American independence in the only way that an idle mind can in the middle of the night: in terms of coolness.  Y'see, there's a famous poem at the foot of the... read feature

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For your post-Valentine's perusal
Had enough of love, romance, and all that other junk? No need for all that gooey cootie-filled stuff? Well, we've got the list feature for you, an opposite number to the tender caresses of a Valentine's Day love-fest. Yes, to... read feature

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Listen to some new stuff. NEW STUFF.
I had the pleasure of attending MAGFest for the first time this year, and of course that meant meeting lots of cool people, sitting in a few panels and what might be most important for some: checking out loads of concerts. Si... read feature

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On All Hallows' Eve, Eight come to scare
Take heed, dear readers! All Hallow's Eve is upon us, and on this most spooooky and scaaarrry of nights, things that go bump in the darkness ride out, be they on city streets in search of delicious candy, on videogame di... read feature

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Fighters, Battroids, Gerwalks, oh my!
Why does anybody really watch a mecha show? Is it for the deep stories that examine the relationships between people? How about the destruction that war causes and how it impacts the soldiers in the middle of it all? Nope, it... read feature

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Get 'em before they're gone!
With Bandai announcing the final date that it will be accepting renewal orders, a ton of shows will be going out of print. Granted, there's a chance that some of the properties that Bandai had will be rescued, but i... read feature

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It's Valentine's Day, everyone! Do you have a lover, 2D or otherwise? Yes? Then why are you here reading exploitative list features on the internet?! Take your lover out on a date! And no, I don't care if she or he is a pillo... read feature

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Do you what day it is today? If you live in America, you may have an idea. If you don't, I'll tell you. It's Thanksgiving Day! What kind of day is that, you ask? It's a day for giving thanks for, er, things.  Aside from ... read feature

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Ah, All-Hallows-Even. The one time of the year that cosplay is expected as a societal norm! And not only is such a day of days (night of nights, really) great for being able to dress weird, it's also a great time to prowl nei... read feature

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JapanaTen: Our 10 favorite ends-of-the-world


May 21
Today is our last day on Earth, if some people to be believed. That might be a shock for the average person, but to a veteran viewer of anime, it's just another season, for Japanese fiction is chock-full of apocalyptic scenar... read
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Mothers are awesome. They play a very important role in the lives of their children, and that's perhaps the most understated statement one can make. That said, you could expect every site and their mother to come up with a "b... read feature

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Being a bunch of renaissance humans, we here at Japanator were well aware that a certain pair of British people getting married today is kind of a big thing. Eager to exploit this sudden surge in popularity for various things... read feature

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Let's talk numbers here for a minute. The Pokemon video game series recently celebrated its 15th anniversary on February 27th. Since the initial release of Red/Blue (Green in Japan) in 1996, four generations have amounted, ea... read feature

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At times, anime is serious business. I can hold a strong conversation with other anime fans about the deep symbolism and thematic meanings in some titles, and refer to shows that I believe are truly considered pieces of art i... read feature

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JapanaTen: Further feeding your J-drama addiction


Feb 01
[Editor's note: Yaiko of Asian Pop Shock fame has kindly agreed to give us her take on the next ten dramas you must see. Enjoy!]  Hello, Japanator readers! Your new J-drama fangirl, Yaiko, here with my ina... read
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2010 is now behind us, and as we journey ahead into a lush landscape of new Japanese animation territory we leave in our wake the bulk of the best series to arrive on our computer screens, various other monitors and mobile de... read feature

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That's right: it's time to get your rage hats on, because we're here to discuss the top ten anime series that came out in 2010. Much like our Top 50 Anime of the Decade series, this was done by a complicated voting matrix tha... read feature

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It's that time of year, and it's time to count up the things we here at Japanator count up the most awesome things about working here at Jtor HQ, to balance out all the other horrible things about working at Jtor HQ. So we re... read feature

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JapanaTen: Ten reasons to watch Macross


Oct 27
It's no secret that a bunch of us here at Japanator are fans of the Macross series. When you have a franchise that has remained relevant for 20+ years, you're bound to make a few fans. Sadly, due to frivolous licensing proble... read
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JapanaTen: The Beginners Guide to J-drama


Jul 15
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 ... read
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JapanaTen: 10 Reasons why J-drama is better than plain TV


Mar 17
J-drama is its own thing. Some may think that it's just the Japanese version of primetime television, and...well, they're right. But it's totally different on so many other levels. I really think that the J-drama way is the b... read
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"Being a man" is not an easy thing to do. There's no real guide to how to be an upright citizen, how to honor and care for your one true love, or what to do when your back is up against the wall. We have to discover... read feature

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While Japan does not celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, that's not going to stop me from giving thanks for all the wonderful things that have come out of the little island country. Some aspect of Japanese culture is in at... read feature

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Macross and cosplay... two of the most awesome things in the universe. Bring them together, and what do you get? Pure, epic deculture, that's what.This post is the result of hours spent slogging through the bowels of the inte... read feature

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The spineless male protagonist. His indecision or ability to do things for himself is a surefire way to stretch a storyline on and on and on. How else would stories like To Love-ru or Love Hina go on for as long as they did? ... read feature

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The headline of this feature could be considered pretty sad, but I'm a confident guy, and I feel like I can proceed with this wishlist of 2D-to-3D transformation without worry of ridicule. I take that back. And it's not that ... read feature

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JapanaTen: The top ten Asian-horror flicks to watch at Halloween


Oct 30
The first hint of J-horror that ever crept into my life was a remake: the American version of Ringu, called The Ring. While a lot of fans of the source film turned up their nose at the project, there were images in it that st... read
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JapanaTen: The top ten manly anime openings


Apr 24
Hikari ni nare and welcome to this special JapanaTen, the top ten manly anime openings in the world, presented by me Gai Shishio. In my free time, like many of you, I watch anime, but I only watch anime that is full of courag... read






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