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9:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Pre-order your Kill la Kill and Fate/Stay Night Nendoroids

Goodsmile Company has three new Nendoroids available for fans: Kill la Kill's Mako Mankanshoku and Ryuko Matoi, and yet another version of Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay Night. These will make the perfect gift for yourself o...

Brad Rice

5:00 PM on 07.23.2013

All hail and fear the Nendoroid Colossal Titan

It was the year 2013. And on that day, mankind received an adorable reminder. We lived in fear and awe of Attack on Titan's merchandising potential, and no walls could protect us from the colossal head of the Colossal Titan Nendoroid. [Courtesy of our figure-lovin' pals at Tomopop!]

Josh Tolentino

Congratulations to our Moekanji Contest winners! photo
Congratulations to our Moekanji Contest winners!
by Salvador GRodiles

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 to come to a closing stand point with the felines. Unfortunately, we're still recovering from the deep scratch wounds. Oh wait, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, the Moekanji Contest winners! Without further ado, let's reveal the winners for both options. 

Option Number One

Option Number Two

  • Kou
  • Grimsta

Once again, congratulation, folks! At the moment, the Moekanji Packs are currently shipping to our sender, aka Hiroko, so be on the look out for an email from us during the week. To the winners of Option Number One, the extra prize (The Fate/Stay Night t-shirt or the Totoro Origami) will be a surprise, so you'll have to pray that you get the item that you've been hoping for. Also, you can check out all of the entries for Option Number One in the gallery below. 

Before we wrap things up, I would love to give an Honorable Mention to Kleber J Davila for doing an outstanding job on his Mirai-chan piece. His entry may have been late, but we cannot deny Kleber's piece from being shown in the gallery. 

Actually, I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who entered. That said, congratulations, everyone! 

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Contest: Win a pack of Moekanji Cards from Danny Choo! photo
Contest: Win a pack of Moekanji Cards from Danny Choo!
by Salvador GRodiles

[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 May, the cuteness in the form of Moekanji will be available for people to purchase. Thanks to Danny Choo, we will be giving away four Moekanji packs. Instead of having one way for you guys to win these lovely adorable cards, you will have two options!

For your first choice, we require you to do a fanart of Mirai-chan wearing a shirt that features Japanator’s logo, aka the cute smiley Cyclops. Once you are done with your entry piece, be sure to post your completed work in the Community Blog section of Japanator with the headline Moekanji Contest. Since it takes a lot of hard work to create good artwork, the two winners of the first option will also get a surprise item from Hiroko’s stash in the form of a Fate/Stay Night T-shirt or a Totoro origami.

To those who lack the drawing talent to participate in option number one, the second option will require you to leave a comment below about your reasoning behind learning Japanese. If you are interested in entering but haven’t learned any Japanese yet, you could give us an answer about your reasoning behind wanting to learn Japanese instead. Your answer can either be serious or goofy, so do your best to be creative with your reply.

You have until June 8th (11:59 PM) to submit your entry, and you are only allowed to enter in one option, so choose wisely. Also, the contest will be open to US residents only – sorry, international readers. Once we choose our two winners from both contests, we will contact the victors through their email on their J-tor account, so make sure that you have one before you enter. After we pick the two winners for both options, we will reveal the winners on June 9th, along with a gallery of all of the entries for option number one. 

Best of Luck, People! 

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2:10 AM on 04.06.2013

Master the ways of kanji with Danny Choo's Moekanji cards

I have yet to master the ways Moonspeak, but I've heard from many people that kanji is very hard to learn. But never fear, Danny Choo and the Good Smile Company are coming to your aid with the power of Moekanji cards! Now yo...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 03.27.2012

Norio Wakamoto Championship finally exists

It's finally here. An event that has been predicted since the beginning of time is finally being realised, and it'll be happening at Moe Culture Festival 2012. This is a new event being held by both Good Smile Company and Nip...

Chris Walden

2:00 PM on 10.09.2011

Finally, my beloved Sakura Wars goes Nendoroid

Well, it took a decade and a half, but it's finally happened: Sakura Wars, a most beloved franchise of my youth, is finally getting its own line of Nendoroid figures (not pictured above) in celebration of the series' fifteent...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 09.20.2011

Sign away your soul with a talking Kyubey pen

I love Kyubey. So empty, so evil, so collectable! The latest little Puella Magi Madoka Magica piece of merchandise I threw my money away on, is this cute talking pen they have over at AmiAmi. Looks perfect for signi...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 08.24.2011

Linkin Park streaming from Nicofarre on September 9th

Popular rock band Linkin Park will be performing the last show of their "A Thousand Suns" tour in the Tokyo club Nicofarre. Unlike previous fixtures in the tour, this show is set to debut remixes of songs from their latest al...

Chris Walden

3:00 PM on 07.28.2011

ClariS sings theme song for... Nendoroids?

I had to read that headline a couple of times, thinking that I was about to see the theme song for Nendoroid Generations. It turns out the song "Anata n FIT" is just for Nendoroids themselves! It brings me back to the days of...

Tyler Jones

8:05 PM on 06.03.2011

BAMP: Tomopop visits Good Smile Cafe

So, unless you guys are huge jerks and enjoy missing out being kept up-to-date on awesome things, Tomopop is still the bees knees. Aside from making me want to commit crimes to afford expensive pieces of plastic, they also ha...


1:00 PM on 11.15.2010

Sad face: Goodsmile denies Black Rock Shooter 2 rumors

Not two days ago, in a dazzling display of journalism we (and many others, I'll have you know) reported that Black Rock Shooter, the Ordet-animated OVA based on a song based on a figure based on an illustration, would be gett...

Josh Tolentino