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Tell us your holiday wishes and win some sweet swag from MoeNovel!

Dec 23 // Josh Tolentino
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Get some divine aid in 2017!
It's almost time for Christmas, and whether you celebrate it or not, we've got a good chance for you to win some sweet swag, courtesy of our fine friends at MoeNovel! MoeNovel, who you may remember from If My Heart Had Wings,...

Here, have some Starter Crate DLC for Ghost in the Shell: First Assault Online

Sep 15 // Christian Chiok
EDIT: The giveaway has ended. Winners should expect an email from us soon.  [embed]35260:5840:0[/embed]
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Dive Beyond Humanity
Back in December, I had the chance to play Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault Online when it first launched as closed beta and Early Access via Steam. A few months after that, the game went into open b...

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Get free stuff from Right Stuf!
[Update: The contest is over, and congratulations to Japanator Community Member Gnikdrazil! We'll be contacted soon at the email address you used to register to Japanator with more details!] It's January 9th, but sometimes it...

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The lucky five!
Free stuff is great, isn't it? That's likely what you all were thinking when you signed on to our giveaway with Moenovel for free Steam copies of If My Heart Had Wings! Sadly, we only had five copies to give away, and we've j...

Contest: Win Steam copies of If My Heart Had Wings!

Nov 18 // Josh Tolentino
[embed]33274:4319:0[/embed] Here now is your contest question: What is the name of the school Aoi attends?
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Just answer one simple question!
[Update: Contest is over, everyone! The winners will be contacted by the email address they signed up for Japanator with!] We've got a treat for you story-game fans out there, and it comes to you courtesy of our buds at ...

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Yeah, really!
Hey, remember when we announced that contest where we and MangaGamer gave away copies of Shuffle! sequel Really?Really! ? That happened, and we now have a handful of winners! Kageryu Yukari ctim Zakamutt AlteredOta...

Contest: Win Really? Really! from MangaGamer!

Jun 01 // Josh Tolentino
Contest Entry: All you have to do is email our community address with your MangaGamer account ID (your username) and email address (the ones you used to sign up to MangaGamer!) between now and June 6th, and we'll randomly pick 5 winners to receive copies of the game! The winners will be announced here on June 10th, and contacted by MangaGamer.
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[Update: Contest's over! Thanks to everyone who joined up!] Have you had enough of Navel's visual novel sensation, Shuffle!? That's a silly question. Of course you haven't! But what isn't silly at all is the fact that we're h...

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Show the world what Lightning should really look like!
Square Enix and DeviantArt have teamed up for a fantastic contest in which artists are invited to create a custom look for Lightning. Anything about her appearance, from her body to accessories you'd want to see on her, are f...

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HUGE members get first dibs on free codes!
Just a heads up for all of our HUGE members. Our colleagues at Destructoid are giving away 1,000 indie game codes courtesy of IndieGameStand. Those of you who've signed up for HUGE, our network-wide subscription service,...

Contest: Congratulations to our Doujin Bundle winners!

Aug 23 // Josh Tolentino
List of Winners (in no particular order): Princeheir The-Excel TruthTellah Sinister Slim Vahsol Adam DellaMaggiora Justin Baliao Tom Yum Goong screw_ball Lucas
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Glorious Nippon's indies are yours!
Alright, indie game lovers and doujin connoisseurs, the time is now! Our Doujin Bundle giveaway is over, and we have ten winners who'll get free codes for a bundle of sweet Japanese indie games courtesy of Groupees! Check out the list of winners below! We selected entries at random, so if the gods of chance have smiled upon you, contact us at this email address to get your code!

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Cheer for us!
As you all know, Japan Expo is right around the corner on August 23rd - 25th in beautiful Santa Clara, California! If you haven't already bought your tickets to party already, we are going to give you guys another shot at win...

Contest: Win indie games from the Doujin Bundle!

Aug 12 // Josh Tolentino
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Winner requests must be received within thirty (30) days from the end date of the applicable contest (they're always posted on our site though). Winners are usually posted the day following the contest on our contest section. Lastly, Japanator has the right to kick your ass and take away your prize if you are a total chode, so be cool and don't kick any puppies on your way to victory. Have fun with our contests and be a good sport when you win or lose. Remember: First you get the power, then you get the money, then get the baby.
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Cherry Tree Comedy Club, Yatagarasu, and more!
You like indie games? Of course you do! Japan's got a thriving indie (doujin) scene, and our pals at Groupees gave us a bunch of codes for the first Doujin Bundle to give away! The Doujin Bundle is a Humble Bundle-style...

Contest: Win Tickets to Japan Expo!

Aug 09 // Hiroko Yamamura
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Party time!
It's only a couple weeks away until Japan Expo launches its first convention on US soil! I had the pleasure of attending the show they did in Paris last year, and was totally blown away by all the entertainment, and exciting ...

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But does your heart have wings?
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone that entered this contest! We received a crazy number of responses, and we couldn't be happy to see so many people leave their lurker-selves behind to give us their character ideas.&nb...

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We have five to give away!
[Last chance! Be sure to enter now or forever hold your peace! - Chris] Oh, you lucky folks! Thanks to MoeNovel we have five boxed copies of the upcoming If My Heart Had Wings English release. What's more, each of these will ...

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Enjoy your prizes, people!
Sorry for taking too long on revealing the winner. Apparently, there was this major power outage at Japanator HQ, and we had to drive away the cats in the most non violent way possible. It was a long battle, but we were able ...

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Four packs, two ways to win.
[Update #2: The contest is now closed. Thanks for entering, the winner will be revealed later on in the day] [Update: We have revealed the two surprize prizes that Hiroko is giving away for option number one.] At the end of M...

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Double the Ghibli pleasure
That's right, now's your chance to win two amazing Hayao Miyazaki classics! Walt Disney Home Entertainment has just released a couple of my favorite Studio Ghibli films, My Neighborhood Totoro, and Howl's Moving Castle s...


We've teamed up with the folks at JManga and JManga7 to give away a YuruYuri figure set, featuring Akaza Akari (visible and invisible versions) and Yoshikawa Chinatsu! What do you have to do? It's quite easy: sign up for...

Contest! Win a slick T-shirt from Boomslank!

Oct 29 // Hiroko Yamamura
In the spirit of Halloween we want to see your awesome costumes! In the Disqus comments below, please upload your lovely images. Your twisted Japanator editors will make a selection next week and award 5 random T-Shirts to our readers. The shirts we have are L or XL, so while ladies may enter the contest, these shirts may be a bit on the large side. Also, ONLY US CONTESTANTS MAY enter. I apologize to our international readers, but rule are rules! Now strike a pose, and get uploading! Winners will be notified next week via their Disqus accounts. If you don't have an email registered, I can't get your info, and I'll keep your shirt for myself! So, make sure your account allows me to get ahold of you easily. Also, make sure to hit up our awesome contest sponsors, and load up on Christmas gifts for me, before it's too late!  
Quit walking around naked
Since it's almost Halloween, we think it's about time we gave you guys another little treat. This time we have an awesome giveaway from our friends over at The Boomslank brothers kicked off their awesome T-shir...


Well, here we are! Today is the 31st of August, the day that Tales of Graces f hits stores across Europe, and we're about to give one of you a fantastic poster signed by none other than Hideo Baba himself. I gathered the Japa...


[This contest has ended! Thanks for entering, and we'll reveal our winner shortly!] On August 31st, the much anticipated Tales of Graces f will finally be available in Europe. I'm sure the RPG fans amongst us are waiting pati...


The contest is over, and we have a winner! Actually, we have five winners who will be receiving copies of Ef ~The First Tale~ from MangaGamer! Without further ado, here they are: gold163 aiprincess Kuraddo Pokedude1013 Chaos...


Fullmetal Alchemist. That show brings up a lot of feelings for a lot of people. For some, it's a fond memory of those early days of anime -- staying up late to watch each episode of the show on Adult Swim. For others, it migh...

Congratulations Marvel contest winners!

Apr 20 // Michelle Rodanes
Congratulations, guys! you will be receiving an email from us very soon. After we collect your mailing information, Sony Entertainment will be taking care of sending you your prizes. Thanks to everyone who participated!

For the past week, we've been trying to find homes for two awesome DVD bundle packs containing all 12-episodes of both the X-Men and Iron Man Madhouse Studios animated series. As mentioned last Friday, the shows were directed...


A while back, Marvel got together with Madhouse Studios and Sony Entertainment to produce two 12-episode animated shows based on the internationally acclaimed comic books X-men and Iron Man. Both series, directed by Fuminori ...


The time is now, people! MangaGamer have just released their newest H-game Magical Teacher: My Teacher's A Mage?, and gamers looking for the magic of love can now get "it" here. There were, however, a handful of lucky co...

Congratulations Divina raffle winners!

Apr 12 // Michelle Rodanes
Congratulations, guys! You will be receiving an email from us very soon. After we collect your mailing information, Gamania Entertainment will be taking care of sending you your posters. Thanks to everyone who participated!

For the past month or so we have been running a weekly feature through which we have been gradually introducing the amazing cast behind the English language version of Divina, Gamania Entertainment's latest free-to-play ...

Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast & win - final episode

Apr 11 // Michelle Rodanes
Vic Mignogna - Orwell For our grand finale we are happy to introduce Vic Mignogna as Orwell. If you guys have seen any dubbed anime at any time during the past 20 years, it's likely that you have seen his name pop up in the credits. You may recognize him as the voices of Hikaru from Macross, Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist, and Broly from Dragon Ball Z. Previously revealed cast members: Yuri Lowenthal, Laura Bailey, Michelle Ruff.

Award-winning online game publisher Gamania Entertainment will be bringing the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Divina to fans in North America. Featuring tons of quests, a colorful cast of characters, and an exciting PvP combat s...

Exclusive: Meet Divina's cast + contest - Part 3

Mar 29 // Michelle Rodanes
Michelle Ruff - Clarisse & Claudia Michelle Ruff has played lead roles in hit animated show ranging from Lupin III to Bleach, with a resume this impressive it's quite a difficult task to handpick just a few highlights --she played Fujiko Mine, for heaven's sake! You may recognize her as the voices of Kaori from Akira, Yoko from Gurrenn Lagann, and Chi from Chobits. More recently, she voiced bombshell Shonoshee McLaren from Redline, and Yuki Nagato from Haruhi Suzumiya. Previously revealed cast members: Yuri Lowenthal, Laura Bailey

Award-winning online game publisher Gamania Entertainment will be bringing the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Divina to fans in North America. Featuring tons of quests, a colorful cast of characters, and an exciting PvP combat s...

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