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8:30 PM on 03.06.2013

KyoAni's new animation test is filled with manly men

Well this is pretty damn cool. Kyoto Animation, the studio behind Nichijou, Hyouka, and many beloved shows has released a new animation test/commercial in which attractive men swim around and look attractive. That sounds rid...

Elliot Gay


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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.




9:00 AM on 01.22.2013

Simulcast GET: FUNimation grabs Hetalia season five

I remember seeing a few episodes of Hetalia on Netflix during a quest to visit a good friend of mine, and I found it to be rather silly. Besides the random culture jokes, I loved how most of the skits remind me of the random ...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 09.15.2012

Ready for more Hetalia?

Just in case you're still a Hetalia fan, even after season four (reviewed), you can look forward to a brand speaking new, fifth season titled Hetalia: The Beautiful World. At least, according to Anime News Network this is the...

Kristina Pino



A look at Hetalia: Axis Powers Season 4 photo
A look at Hetalia: Axis Powers Season 4
by Kristina Pino

I bet you weren't expecting to see another Hetalia review on Japanator any time soon, eh?

Hetalia is one of those shows that just has a bad stink on it. All you have to do is say the word "Hetalia" and it makes you feel dirty unless you're one of its proud fans. The wild fans (mainly of the female variety) cast all kinds of intrigue for those who otherwise wouldn't have given the show a shot. And most of these casual viewers were probably disappointed.

Fear not though, faithful readers, as I'm not going to spend the rest of this article bashing Hetalia for all its worth. I have no reason to gush over it either. Just click through the cut to read my thoughts on season four.

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3:00 PM on 01.30.2012

Fabulous news guys, we're getting a Star Driver movie!

The chap in charge of anime-related endeavours at television station MBS has confirmed that Star Driver will be receiving a theatrical release. Seija Takeda spilled the beans during a presentation at 'Anime Business Forum+ 20...

Chris Walden

10:00 PM on 01.17.2012

Uta no Prince-Sama loving you 1000% for another season

Couldn't get enough of last year's pretty boy game-adapted anime Uta no Prince-Sama: Maji Love 1000%? Besides a new game I'm hearing about having been released not long ago, it seems a second season of the anime adaptation is...

Kristina Pino

4:00 PM on 11.14.2011

Congratulations Minoru Shiraishi!

According to 0takomu, the legend himself Minoru Shiriashi has confirmed that he has married a lovely lady. How lovely? Well, we can only speculate, as he has yet to reveal her identity. As weird as that sounds it's pretty com...

Chris Walden

12:00 PM on 06.14.2011

Heart no Kuni no Alice movie gets a trailer

I don't remember when I discovered Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~, but it was before the manga was licensed in the U.S.. I didn't know it was adapted from a game until some time after I started reading it, an...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 02.03.2011

Delish, edible pretty boys coming to a drama CD near you

If you're a foodie AND you like pretty boys, this is probably going to be right up your alley (ladies, of course). A new monthly drama CD series is coming out, called "Isshoni Gohan". I'd like that to roughly transl...

Kristina Pino

12:00 PM on 09.23.2010

Hetalia is first simulataneous print/digital release

A title with "Hetalia" and the phrase "simultaneous release" in the title? That's right, I know exactly what Japanator readers want.In all seriousness, Hetalia fans are going to have a lot of choices this ...

Lauren Rae Orsini

5:00 PM on 06.28.2010

Philosphers turned into bishounen? Yep, there's a book

In Japan, somewhere, there are whole teams of people hard at work on art projects such as Nazis gone moe, so why should the idea of hot bishounen boys as great philosophers be any more surprising? Still, I was delighted to re...

Colette Bennett