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Familiar of Zero

Sentai Filmworks licenses Familiar of Zero Season One


Shut up, shut up, shut...oh wait, wrong series
Dec 20
// Pedro Cortes
In a move that pleased me to no end, Sentai Filmworks now has the digital, DVD and Blu-Ray to the first season of Familiar of Zero, known as Zero no Tsukaima to long time fans. Originally licensed by Geneon and then shortly a...
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Eva 3.33 Dub Trailer

Pirate Asuka is dubbed in a new Evangelion 3.33 trailer


This trailer is (not) bad.
Nov 30
// Chris Walden
Ahoy me hearties! Ready to see Captain Asuka take this battle into space? No problem at all, as Manga UK have released a new trailer featuring the English dub cast for Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo. There's still a lit...

Friday Night Fights: Mikoto vs Storm

Apr 12 // Salvador GRodiles
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Can the Zapper out-shock the Weather Witch?
*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 troubl...


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Science! Why tsundere girls are appealing


Mar 05
// Bob Muir
Why do guys like tsundere girls? Surely going after a girl that doesn't abuse you seems a lot safer? Is there some reason why guys will go along with the verbal barrage (other than the obvious reason)? Yoshihito Naitou, ...
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Familiar of Zero F gets licensed for DVD release in 2012


Jan 11
// Elliot Gay
Looks like Sentai Filmworks have swooped in and picked up the DVD licensing rights to Familiar of Zero F, the final series in the relatively long running franchise. No word on whether there will be a dub or not, but this is c...
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Hayate the Combat Butler returns for a third season


Aug 27
// Chris Walden
Everyones favourite combat butler anime will be returning this summer for a third season, after being confirmed by the 99th volume of the manga. This volume was in fact a gift to those watching paired screenings of the recent...
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Finally, Familiar of Zero is getting its final season


Aug 21
// Josh Tolentino
I didn't think it would happen, to be honest. I had assumed that J.C. Staff and the rest of the world had moved on to concentrate on planning out future episodes of Railgun or Index or working on something like Heav...
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Kugyu fans delight: Hayate the Combat Butler film coming


Dec 04
// Josh Tolentino
What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Tsundere Day than with the announcement of a new movie starring the Queen of Tsundere, Rie Kugimiya ("Kugyu" to you otaku). An announcement in Weekly Shounen Sunday co...
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Happy Birthday, Asuka Langley Soryu! Tsundere Day 2010


Dec 04
// OxKing
This day is a joyous one for us to have a cause of celebration, but not so much of a good day for Asuka Langley Soryu. Today is her official ninth birthday; around the time when she was chosen to be an EVA pilot! Hooray! Her ...
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Let's celebrate Megurine Luka's 20th birthday!


Feb 03
// Josh Tolentino
She's twenty today, and is also celebrating her first full year as an idol. Quite the talent, Luka's bilingual, dresses well, and belts out her songs in a moody-yet-husky feminine voice, which serves to enhance her cool, myst...
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Book gets tsundere girls to teach you General Relativity


Jan 23
// Josh Tolentino
I...I honestly don't know why such a thing would ever need to exist, but I'm glad that it does.The title should tell you enough, but here goes. Renda Hitori - for some reason - has gone and drawn up a manga that involves tsun...

We've got a winner for our Tsundere Day contest!

Dec 07 // Brad Rice
Tsundere is usually a female who runs “hot and cold” flipping between aggressive or confrontational and affectionate and sentimental (tvtropes). One of the best examples and one of my favorite characters would have to be Aisaka Taiga from Toradora! Below are some comments on why I think she’s an excellent Tsundere. -Most likely spoilers below!- Taiga would fall under the Tsun type Tsundere as her default mood is cranky. Quite frankly she cannot even stand most people around her, and due to her brutal and short responses (along with stature) she was given the nickname “Palmtop Tiger”. She has a strong intensity of hating everyone and fighting her way through life, and easily has the strong blushing going on when around her love interest. She uses many tactics such as violence, taunting, and acting cold. In fact her first meeting with the main character results with an uppercut to his face. She commonly refers to the main character Ryuji as her dog to demean him(and show their relationship)and commonly calling him stupid. The affects are so traumatic (and hilarious) Ryuji even has a nightmare of marrying Taiga but while living in a dog pen and having puppies. Taiga also has two major attractive traits of a tsundere. First she is independent, strong-willed girl, determined to do everything well. A great example of her strong willed mind was displayed during her swimming competition with Ami (who was known to be good at swimming). Taiga, who is not even comfortable getting in the water without a paddle worked very hard to improve. In a cute scene she is shown laying on a tatami mat practicing the free style. Taiga also has many endearing traits such as her awkwardness with relationships. She cannot help but brightly blush and stutter verbally while being around her initial love interest, Kitamura. A good example of this is when Kitamura arrives to Ryuji’s house and Taiga tries to cook for him, eventually burning the fried egg while being nervous. She also has a tough time forming relationships. Minus her best friend Taiga has an awkward time befriending other people. She is a nervous and cute wreck around her love interest, failing to make him cookies and burning a fried egg. The main character as stated before is called a dog for a long time, maybe to ease the transition to friendship. Taiga also refers to another girl Ami as “baka-chi” although they eventually befriend each other. So that’s explaining why she’s a tsundere, but you may ask why do I love her then? I love Taiga for her cute personality, how she reacts around people, whether it is beating up or ordering Ryuji, randomly glomping her best friend Minori, or acting like an incapacitated mush around her love interest Kitamura. Her character definitely has the energy, violence, and random acts of moe and adorableness. She is a very emotional person who deeply cares about her friends and their well being. She also looks very cute and innocent but has a very strong confidence. I’m very big into girls with confidence… probably part of the tsundere love thing >>. I love her physical size (being short), how emotionally she can be (anger or even displaying love-Maybe i.e when she saves Ryuji from the pool) how cute she is when she is embarrassed or displayed as innocent. A great example is when she wears the white angel dress. I even love the way she thinks and acts. A quote I will never forget, due to how relatable I find it : “I can’t stand it when someone’s going off on their own, thinking they know what’s going on inside of me, and acting like they understand me! “ “Nobody should be able to understand how I feel.I mean… I mean… Even I don’t know…” @@. Oh and I can’t forget how great of a job Rie Kugumiya did with her voice, it just solidifies any cute voices or acts of embarrassment down to her angry voice or when she’s demeaning someone. -DEFINTELY SPOILERS BELOW !! – One of my favorite things about Taiga and the show Toradora! is the transformation Taiga goes through addressing her weaknesses and knowing she cannot run away anymore. She begins to become more independent cleaning the house and taking care of herself and acts better dealing with relationships. She also stays consistent throughout the show with how she loves her friends or anyone she cares for. This transformation just makes me love her even more. It also shows her switching from TsunTsun into a Dere type Tsundere. As the show progresses she sees herself falling in love with Ryuji. This leads to more continuous blushing and more random acts of violence as she’s unable to express or cope with these changes. A turning point and one of my favorite scenes in the show is when all the characters confront Taiga about how she loves Ryuji. She runs away in embarrassment and is later confronted by the main character where they smooth everything out. Towards the end of the show you can really see her character development and she addresses her problems and fears in life deciding to no longer run away. In the last scene you can see her blushing for her love interest but still head butting him in the end for a classic scene. Transformation… complete.
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Hey, all of you, listen up! We went through all of your favorite tsundere entries and finally picked a winner. D-despite the kind gestures of some of you for voting for me, the winner is darksorrow29. He wrote his entry about...

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Tsundere Day wrap-up gallery


Dec 05
// Jon Snyder
Well, Tsundere Day is finally coming to an end. However, I still have all these images I collected for today's festivities, but wound up not using. So, I figured why not make a miscellaneous tsundere gallery for all the perve...
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Tsundere scolding by Shizuka Ito


Dec 04
// Jon Snyder
I know many of you readers are claiming that the Tsunder-Ray converted you into aspiring tsunderes, but I know better. You're actually just a bunch of lonely otaku perverts who get some sort of sick sexual thrill from having ...
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My Favorite Tsundere: Senjougahara


Dec 04
// Ben Huber
Many tsunderes have influenced us, been admired by us, or perhaps lusted over. However, my personal favorite has a bit more going on. Perhaps a fulfillment of the concept of "tsundere" and in other ways a do-over. H...
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Advicemaster Taiga: Biting into African politics


Dec 04
// Aisaka Taiga
Listen up you worthless readers! Master Asia has ceded this week's column to me in order to bring tsundere day to it's fullest. Really, there's no way any of the other girls people are talking about today could ever compare t...
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My Favorite Tsundere: Naru Narusegawa


Dec 04
// Colette Bennett
When I found out we were having Tsundere Day this Friday, I was excited to read everyone's articles but disappointed that I might not have any to write about my own favorites. After all, many of the newer Tsundere girls come ...
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Rie Kugimiya is your queen, bow and grovel at her feet!


Dec 04
// Pedro Cortes
Fullmetal Alchemist. Shakugan no Shana. Hayate the Combat Butler. Zero no Tsukaima. Gintama. Nabari no Ou. Tora Dora.You have no doubt heard of at least one of these shows. They don't seem to have any common thread, but they ...
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You know that awesome Rie Kugimiya shirt we told you about recently? It's not like we're really trying to help you out or anything, but J-List just happened to send us an extra copy of the shirt, and since I already have one,...

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Confessions 12: Aisaka Taiga


Dec 04
// Brad Rice
Hey, Taiga! You got a minute? There's something I've been meaning to talk to you about. I've noticed that you're always going over to Ryuuji's, he's always making bento for you, and it seems like you two are a couple. Is that...
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My Favorite Tsundere: Mikoto Misaka


Dec 04
// Jon Snyder
When it comes to girls, I can be a bit picky. Like any other healthy human male in his prime, I tend to judge potential romantic interests based on their appearance. However, that's only part of the equation; in order for me ...

Today is Tsundere Day!

Dec 04 // Jon Snyder
Comic by Daniel Kim. Used with permission.Did it work? Of course it worked, you halfwit! Geez, we go to all the trouble of building an advanced magical personality converter beam, and you say something like that? Just shut up and die, idiot!Anyway, we hope you enjoy Tsundere Day. D-don't read too much into this, though. We're not doing this because we l-like any of you. We... we just had some free time, okay?! You can be s-such an idiot sometimes. Go rot in hell!Oh, and before any of you perverts ask, here is a full-size version of the OP image. Go ahead, stare at it longingly like the pathetic lonely shut-in that you are. Moron...
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Here at Japanator, we're fans of random themed holidays. We'll take any excuse to write snarky articles and post huge galleries for our readers' enjoyment. Sometimes, these days coincide with real world events, and other time...

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Wear your love of tsundere on your chest


Nov 18
// Brad Rice
To an extent, I've grown out of wearing shirts with Japanese sprawled across my chest. I still find myself dressing up in Japanese shirts for your sake, but I tend to hold myself back from buying new shirts. But...that's gone...
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First Impressions: A Certain Scientific Railgun


Nov 08
// Jon Snyder
Summary: Part girl. Part railgun. All awesome.I'm going to be honest: the only reason I started watching A Certain Scientific Railgun is because it had "railgun" in the title. As a sci-fi nerd, I'm always interested...
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Taiga entering herself in the Ms. Tsundere competition with this figure


Sep 24
// Brad Rice
Toradora is one of those series that I really should have watched a while ago. I suppose I'm holding out hope for it to be licensed at New York Anime Fest this weekend. Maybe Bandai will have discs on sale again! Probably not...
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Releases of the week - 8/24/09


Aug 25
// Brad Rice
Look, releases of the week just sort of fell into my lap. It's not like I especially enjoy doing this or anything. But since you're here and you're reading it, I went through all the trouble of linking to the cheapest spots o...
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...In America! 4kids gives Yu-Gi-Oh! subs 'das boot' (see what I did there?)


Aug 22
// Josh Tolentino
If you're up for some dueling monster action, you'll have to do it in English...IN AMERICA!4Kids entertainment seems to have unleashed the depth charges and sunk Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' English-language subs. It will no lo...
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ACEN 08: God Len's final thoughts


May 20
// God Len
Anime Central 2008 is finally over. For otaku in the Chicago area this convention is three days of pure bliss. Three days where one can throw away real world problems, throw away those nagging parents, bosses, and friends for...
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Moe bubble wrap - I really wish I was joking


Feb 08
// Zero-chan
FACT: Everyone loves bubble wrap. If you don't, you are probably not a human being and need to go back to whatever solar system you came from.Japan, being a land seemingly filled with crazy geniuses who create amazingly wonde...
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Singaporean Otaku appear to be in trouble once again


Jan 30
// God Len
As wise men usually state, appearances are deceiving, such is true with the recent news coming out of Singapore. The High Court made a decision that the internet service provider Pacific Internet or PacNet will have to hand...

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