Oh the moe

Kinoko Collection photo
Kinoko Collection

Sure, why not make game about Mushroom Girls?


Meet your new Shroom-mates!
Dec 16
Really, why not? The last few years have seen a Cambrian Explosion for weird games, and people are now taking notice of good ol' Japan, which has been doing weird for longer than just about anybody. Of course, I could just be... read
Tekken 7 photo
Tekken 7

Tekken 7's producer is NOT happy about what you think of his idol


Great job, internet!
Dec 10
Another day, another teacup-sized tempest. Today's videogame drama is brought to you by Tekken 7, which began its spate of character reveals by leading with a new girl named Lucky Chloe, a blonde, twin-tailed breakdance-figh... read
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AMERICA
It's AMERICA day today, and you know what's pretty cool and American? The United States Navy! And you know what cool American thing is grossly underrepresented in Kantai Collection, everyone's favorite strategy game &nbs... read feature

Madness.moe photo
Madness.moe

Dream up a logo for '.moe' domains, win mad bank


And yes, there are .moe domains now
Apr 12
Are you ready for .moe to take over the internet? No, not "moe", that weird otaku concept. That's already taken over the internet. I'm talking about ".moe", a new domain being operated by Japanese internet provider Inter... read
Moe Files photo
What is moe?
I've now been working with Japanator for about three months and I've noticed something: There's a severe lack of moe content on this site for whatever reason, and that needs to be fixed. That's why I've decided to step up and... read feature

Review: Campanella photo
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

Monster Monpiece photo
Monster Monpiece

Monster Monpiece is heading west, losing some loli cards


Idea Factory playing it work-safe
Jan 22
Wow. I suppose this is truly the flipside of advocating for more diversity in videogames. After all, there's always the chance that a new type of game might not be something you're into, or even something you dislike. That s... read
Chu2koi! Ren photo
Astonishing lack of Rikka's butt-wiggle
Wonderful, wonderful Chuunibyou, what a surprise conclusion to 2012's slate of anime you were. It's no secret that I'm quite fussy with the shows that KyoAni pumps out, but this slice-of-life/science fiction/romance/comedy wa... read feature

Simulcast photo
Simulcast

Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs Saki The Nationals


Over-the-top Mahong for everyone!
Dec 28
As we're preparing for the 2014 Winter Anime Season, Crunchyroll is getting ready to play their hand in the game known as anime simulcasting. For their first move, Crunchyroll has announced that they're going to simulcast Sak... read
Saki Zenkoku-hen Trailer photo
Saki Zenkoku-hen Trailer

Ron! Next season of Saki gets a teaser trailer


RIIIISING SUNNNN
Dec 23
So then folks, who has been keeping up with the Saki anime? Shame on you if you haven't, because it really is the show that caters to everyone's tastes. Moe? Check. Crazy special powers? Check. Not so hidden yuri moments? Ch... read
Oreimo Premiere photo
Team OreImo under the spotlight
To get you ready for the world simulcast of the Oreimo OVAs on Saturday, Japanator chatted up the Oreimo guests at Otakon 2013--light novel author Tsukasa Fushimi, his editor Kazuma Miki, and the director of the anime se... read feature

Stella Class C3 photo
Girls und Airsoft
Melding cute girls and an unusual activity of some kind is hardly a new thing. Hundreds of full anime, manga, and book series have been mined from the rich vein of "Girls x [Weird Pastime]", and Gainax's Stella Women's A... read feature

OreImo 2 OVA stream photo
OreImo 2 OVA stream

OreImo 2's last episodes to be streamed worldwide


From fourteen to sweet sixteen
Jun 18
Oh that greedy imouto! We're already approaching the end of OreImo 2's TV run, but in true "modern anime industry" fashion, there are to be several more episodes intended to round the story out at a sweet sixteen outings... read
Girls und Panzer photo
Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer gets the best hug pillow ever


Hugs in the night for your HE ammo
May 05
Ah, the dakimakura. Few things in otaku culture are more indicative of one's...*ahem* "power level" than being in possession of a large hug pillow emblazoned with the visage of your 2D spouse. That is, unless you're a fan of ... read
Girls und Panzer movie photo
Girls und Panzer movie

Panzer vor! Girls und Panzer gets a movie


The lengthy wait begins anew
Apr 28
YES! One of the best shows of 2012 (and 2013, since we're technically allowed to count the belated final two episodes) is getting more. While I'd frankly have been content to see Girls und Panzer laid to rest in its near... read
Mooooo photo
Mooooo

This milking game is udderly ridiculous.


Insert sexual reference here
Apr 13
Mei is an ambitious girl. When her father was kicked in the head by the horse that was being hitched to take them to her mother’s funeral, Mei had two funerals to attend all of a sudden. Determines not to let the sadnes... read
Tamako Market photo
A market I would shop at
Moe can be a hard pill to swallow to a lot of people. For me, I put it into a bowl with sugary cereal and milk and consume in mass quantities. OK, so that was a little over the top. I do enjoy moe shows more than a grown... read feature

OreImo is 16 episodes photo
OreImo is 16 episodes

OreImo season 2 runs longer than you might think


My show can't be this long!
Apr 01
Greedy imouto, Sixteen episodes before, Sixteen once again. read
Vividred Operation PS3 photo
Vividred Operation PS3

Vividred Operation PS3 gets a new commercial, mini-game


Hyper Intimate Power! Also mayo
Apr 01
This is no joke, it's: "Hyper Intimate Power" With mayo toppings read
Chuu2Koi photo
Chuu2Koi

KyoAni hints at a new Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai work


Return of the (moe)blob
Mar 27
Prepare to experience love, middle-schooler syndrome, and other delusions once again, because now that Tamako Market has just ended (Josh Totman's Final Impressions are pending), it's time to think of the future. And in... read
Vanguard Princess English photo
Vanguard Princess English

Get yourself some Vanguard Princess in English


After four long years
Mar 03
Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized ver... read
Vividred Operation PS3 photo
Vividred Operation PS3

Operation Vividgame: Vividred Operation getting PS3 title


Butts and Forehead Kisses: The Game?
Mar 02
We should definitely have expected this, given that Namco Bandai is pretty much the official hub of licensed anime games, but the positive sign here is that based on the screenshots, Vividred Operation: The Game looks mu... read
Promo: Top 5 Eyepatches photo
A promoted article from Marlin Clock!
[How about another promoted article for this month's Bloggers Wanted? Marlin Clock is on hand to give us the low down on the best eyepatches available on the market, as well as the lovely ladies they are attached to. Hit the ... read feature

10 Fave Fanservice Shows photo
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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Puella Magi Nebula Madoka!


A petition for the ages
Feb 11
It's like seeing Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, but way cooler and way nerdier. In true "Ask the White House to build a Death Star" fashion, worshipers of Puella Magi Madoka Magica are seeking to impr... read
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Less calories than regular moe
Come on in children. The water is a bit murky on the moe end of the anime pool. It’s a bit cold, not at all hot, and there may be warm spots here and there. Tamako Market from Kyoto Animation is finally on the air to ho... read feature

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Diabetus.
The festivities at the end of December seem to be at fault for putting off the finale of this show so long, but hey, the Hidamari Sketch ladies didn't appear to be all that fussed about it. It may have been our fourth excitin... read feature

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Doll joints! Rozen Maiden getting another anime (desu)


Desu desu desu
Nov 21
Rejoice, lovers of all things doll-jointed, as the premier doll-joint property is once again returning to the anime scene. Yes, after two previous seasons and a full six-year hiatus, the saga of magical dolls with ... read
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A promoted article from CharismaJustice!
[The first promoted article for this month's Bloggers Wanted! Charisma and Justice combine for a letter to none other than both anime and manga industries. Follow the jump and give it a read to see if you share the same thoug... read feature

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Achtung! Fans make Girls und Panzer World of Tanks skins


It looks lordly now
Nov 12
It looks like armored-warfare-as-feminine-sport anime Girls und Panzer's making a few waves, not just in the moe crowd, but among military nerds as well, particularly players of Wargaming.net's free-to-play online tank battle... read
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Demon Gaze trailer is filled with anime girls


No really, it is.
Nov 11
Upcoming Vita dungeon crawler, Demon Gaze, doesn't look particularly different from other games in the genre. Players take a party of homegrown characters into first person 3D dungeons and explore the depths of each level fo... read
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Time for a winner: Toki Onjouji wins Saimoe 2012


Moe moe mahjong's first Saimoe win
Nov 04
And it's over! The official 2ch Saimoe 2012 tournament is over (as of a couple of days ago, really), and we have a winner! According to the whims of the internet and the deadly organization of the pro-Saki voting bloc, i... read






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