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2:00 AM on 10.17.2014

Edge of Spider-verse packs in the anime references

While western superhero comics (known as "Ame-comi" in Glorious Nippon) don't usually fall under Japanator's purview, there's no denying that the influence of anime and manga can reach far and wide. That's exactly what's hap...

Josh Tolentino


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




10:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Change Leopardon! It's Henshin Time! covers Marvel's connection to Super Sentai

I may be late to the party again, but I felt that ToyBountyHunters' latest video in their It's Henshin Time series was worth sharing on here, since it's about Marvel's history with Toei. Aside from the Spiderman toku sh...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 09.10.2014

The Guardians of the Galaxy are set to make their anime appearance

I'm quite sure there's no way that you haven't seen this year's best movie, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy yet. However, if for some reason you've been on a 2D diet, drop what you're doing and take in one of the most enjoy...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 03.18.2014

T.M. Revolution to perform themes for Disk Wars: The Avengers

Those of who you who've been eagerly awaiting Marvel's latest foray into the world of animation with Toei's Disk Wars: The Avengers may be pleased to learn that Takanori Nishikawa, more commonly known by his stage name T.M. R...

Tim Sheehy

3:00 PM on 01.24.2014

New Marvel Avengers OVA to be released March 25th

In this apartment the Marvel vs. DC debate is still waged on a weekly basis. My girlfriend believes that DC is the superior brand while I, on the other hand, feel that Marvel is better. Part of my evidence for this is that Ma...

LB Bryant

4:30 PM on 10.23.2013

The Avengers: Disc Wars anime coming spring 2014

Have you ever wanted an Avengers anime? Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and Captain America all teaming up in some animated battles? Well, you've got your wish, just not in the way you might hope. A new anime called The Avengers: D...

Ben Huber



Japanator Arena: Blade VS Vampire Hunter D  photo
Japanator Arena: Blade VS Vampire Hunter D
by Salvador GRodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's Over!

Seras and Grave are locked in an endless shootout. Both opponents are chock-full of lead, and their regenerative abilities continue to negate each blast. After Grave brings out the Demolition Shots, Seras decides to unleash her true power. Since Grave's healing properties are reliant on blood, the Draculina pounds the Deadman into submission. Luckily, Grave isn't an enemy of the Hellsing Organization, so Seras decides to spare his life. Who knows, both fighters might become comrades down the road. Seras Victoria wins! (9 > 4)

As we enter the second week of October, two vampire hunters that are part blood drinkers will settle their score in the Japanator Arena to see who's the superior slayer of the undead! In anticipation of any unexpected attacks, let’s introduce our fighters before the sun goes down.

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7:00 PM on 07.10.2013

Watch The Wolverine's Yukio in action

The marketing for Fox's upcoming summer blockbuster The Wolverine appears to be in full swing, with new trailers and posters popping up daily. While we usually prefer to leave Hollywood films alone, The Wolverine is unique i...

Tim Sheehy



Friday Night Fights: Mikoto vs Storm  photo
Friday Night Fights: Mikoto vs Storm
by Salvador GRodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's Over!

Well folks, it looks like we encountered an unexpected turn of events in the J-tor Arena. Despite Zoro's victory over Masamune, Masamune refused to accept his defeat. Since Zoro was having trouble searching for the exit to leave the arena, Masamune charges at him with his faithful steed. Luckily for Zoro, a Supersonic Duck comes to his rescue. As we see both swordsmen run through the arena, the speed and power of both fighters shatter the foundation that we worked so hard to build -- I guess that's what happens when you hire cats to do construction work. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see who won the fight, since I had to focus on the current battle that was going on. Either way, this battle doesn't count, due to Zoro winning fair and square. Back to the main battle, Ray MK III remained standing as Anna seemed to have been broken by Ray's Dragon Shots. Ray MK III wins! (3 > 0) 

Railgun’s second season has premiered already, so I’m going to give you guys a shocking battle this week. She ranks as the third strongest Level Five Esper in Academy City, and she’s often referred to as Zapper. Get ready to hide your electronic devices, because Mikoto Misaka from Index and Railgun is going to shows us why Kuroko idolizes her. Our next opponent is someone who has been in battle for quite some time. Not only can she control electricity, her powers are able to command the weather as well. Going by the title of Weather Witch, X-Men’s Storm is here to show us that Misaka's powers are only good for zapping bugs. In order to make this battle fair, Storm’s abilities will be limited to the ones shown in the X-Men anime.

Your votes and persuasion skills will be the power source in this lightning filled matchup. Be sure to add a +1 to the character that you side with, since it will make it allow us to tally up the scores while we try to dodge lightning bolts. The battle will go on from today till Wednesday, so make sure that your votes go up on time. Alright people, it's time to head to our seats, because the lightning show is about to begin. And don't forget to stick around for the beginning of the next fight to see who wins. 

*ding, ding, ding*

Let’s make Thunder! 

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Japanator Kind of Recommends: X-Men photo
Japanator Kind of Recommends: X-Men
by Salvador GRodiles

You know, it has been a while since I have gotten the opportunity to experience anything related to the X-Men franchise. The last time that I got to watch something related to X-Men was when I saw X-Men: The First Class in theaters. Prior to that, I watched the first two live-action X-Men movies, along with X-Men Evolution and the cartoon from the 90s. 

From what I can recall, the story of X-Men takes place in a world where super-powered beings known as Mutants have to deal with a society that has yet to accept them. Each medium that has gotten their hands on the franchise has given us a different take on the story. Seeing that Madhouse is taking another shot at the Marvel Animes, this might give us an opportunity to see another take on Xavier's elite team that fights for the sake of coexistence between humans and Mutants. 

Join me after the jump to find out if the X-Men anime succeeds in delivering an interesting new take on the franchise.  

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6:00 PM on 06.24.2011

Iron Man and Wolverine airing on G4 starting July 29

We knew they were coming eventually, but now G4 has finally announced air dates for the start of the Marvel-Madhouse collaborations Iron Man and Wolverine. The two shows will air back-to-back starting Friday, July 29 at ...

Bob Muir





7:00 AM on 06.03.2011

Blade gets anime adaptation

The Marvel anime train keeps on rolling. Not content with animating Iron Man, Wolverine, and the X-Men, Madhouse has turned its sights on Blade, the black dhampir who hunts vampires. Animax has put together a site for the upc...

Bob Muir