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6:00 PM on 03.13.2013

Evangelion body spray is the Essence of Shinji

Add another link to the illustrious, endless chain of Evangelion-themed merchandise, folks. Cosmetics brand Creer Beaute has shacked up with the brand that spawned a million torso-plugsuit water bottles to produce an appropri...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 03.07.2013

Sega takes to Facebook to ask you to support Miku for PS3

If you're at all familiar with the Hatsune Miku phenomenon, you'll know that her Japanese handlers have long been interested in marketing the virtual idol outside Glorious Nippon. From Toyota commercials to Mikunopolis, to an...

Josh Tolentino

3:00 PM on 02.17.2013

JoJo All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art

Fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cyberconnect2, or crazy 3D anime fighting games can all start marking their calendars now, because Namco Bandai has confirmed an August 29th release date for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Al...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 02.10.2013

Accel World AR shirts are as augmented as the show is

Say what you will about Accel World, but one of the cooler things about it was its kickass vision of a future that's fully integrated with augmented reality (AR) tech. Imagine a world where Google Glasses fully took over, an...

Josh Tolentino

5:45 PM on 02.02.2013

Don't forget to get your shield at 7-Eleven

Downloadable content. Bonus stuff for your games! For Dragon Quest VII's 3DS release, 7-Eleven stores in Japan will be having a promo where players will be able to go to a 7-Eleven and download a light shield and a shard. The...

Eric Koziol

10:00 AM on 01.21.2013

Now you can have your GACKT and drink it too

Go anywhere in Japan, and somehow you will run into the phenomena known as GACKT. Wether its music, movies, videos games, or books --the man is everywhere. So it shouldn't come as any surprise that the former Malice...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 12.19.2012

This Metal Gear bento is the greatest bento

It's...it's beautiful, like the Mount Rushmore of boxed lunches. Except some stupid mountain doesn't have the faces of two of the world's greatest soldiers (Solid Snake, Big Boss) and one guy whose idea of cool ninja style is...

Josh Tolentino

Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Goods and Music photo
Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Goods and Music
by Josh Tolentino

The time is now, dear readers, as we come closer and closer to the time of gift-giving, and also to the end of Japanator's shopping guide season! We brought you our gift suggestions for videogames, anime and film, and printed media, but now it's time to delve into the realm of the musical, as well as the weird

It's our Music and Goods shopping guide! Get on below to check out our favorite suggestions for the best in music, toys, and other random crap that you can use to show your affection (or hate) for your loved ones (or foes)!

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Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Manga and Books photo
Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Manga and Books
by Josh Tolentino

The holiday blitz continues, as does Japanator's blitz of holiday shopping advice! After telling you which videogames and anime to buy for you and yours, today we're getting all "old-fashioned" by making recommendations for (gasp!) print media!

Of course you could probably get most of your books in some sort of electronic format, the better for storage and portability and making use of your computer-machines, but some books are special. Like the ones Jeff and I are going to tell you about below!

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Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime and Film photo
Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime and Film
by Josh Tolentino

Hello again, and welcome to the next part of Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide! The other day we gave you our recommendations for the best videogames, but now it's time to take a look at the latest batch of stuff to pile into stockings and tree-undersides, particularly in the field of entertainments, both animated and live-action.

Read on as Brad, Salvador, Josh, Elliot, Jeff, Pedro, and yours truly pick out the best and brightest from the year's crop of anime and film for you!


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11:00 AM on 11.28.2012

Ace Combat's going PC, but where are my Idolmaster skins?

Don't get me wrong! It's cool and all that Namco Bandai's paying more attention to the PC. They've started porting superb titles like Dark Souls - albeit imperfectly - and with the latest announcement that they're gracin...

Josh Tolentino

Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Games photo
Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Games
by Josh Tolentino

The holidays are upon us, dear readers, and where that usually means celebrating togetherness and occasionally the birth of a major religious figure, it also means having to shell out tons of monies for gifts to distribute to friends, enemies, frenemies and loved ones, that all may be jolly and materially richer for it.

Of course, some of the choicest material riches that one can distribute to friends, enemies, frenemies and loved ones are pieces of interactive entertainment software, colloquially known as "videogames". That's what we Japanator are here, tonight, to help you out with! Below you'll find a list of some of our favorite videogames from this year that you can shell out your tons of monies on, for the joy of others - or yourself.

Read on below and find out what Japanator Recommends for your videogame enjoyment!

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