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PinocchioP's HUMAN album is up for pre-order on iTunes

Gotta love digital music options
Nov 05
// Salvador G Rodiles
November has arrived and we're closer to the release of Vocaloid Artist PinocchioP's third album, HUMAN. The nice part is that it can now be pre-ordered on iTunes for $15.99, with three songs already available for folks ...
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Here's a sneak peek of DECO*27's GHOST album

Let's grab another slice of pizza
Sep 04
// Salvador G Rodiles
With DECO*27's fifth album, GHOST, launching on Sept. 28, a preview of the release has materialized on his YouTube channel. Best of all, it includes a sample of every track that comes with the package. While we're on the topi...
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Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles soundtrack gets released outside Japan for the first time

The music of the Gallian Front
May 24
// Josh Tolentino
[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano of Scarlet Moon Promotions, is a former contributor to Japanator.] [Update: An earlier version of this post erroneously asserted that Scarlet Moon Productions was responsible for the release of ...
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Chronicles of Time

Relive Chrono Trigger's best moments with a new tribute album

Let's create a good future for everyone
Feb 17
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Disclosure: Dale and Jayson wrote for Japanator. No relationships, professional or personal, were factored into this post.] To this day, Chrono Trigger continues to be one of my favorite RPGs ever. Honestly, this infor...

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Mega Ran

Mega Ran shows us how to get unlimited continues

We're gonna live forever!
Aug 06
// Salvador G Rodiles
Mega Ran is back with another rad music video, and he's bringing D&D Slugger along for the ride. As a part of his upcoming track, RNDM, "Infinite Lives" conveys the importance of finding ways to turn your life into an ar...
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Huzzah: Two JAM Project and Yousei Teikoku albums head to iTunes

Let's begin the new year with some digital music
Jan 06
// Salvador G Rodiles
As Lantis Festival gets ready to take Las Vegas by storm, JAM Project's albums, Best Collection X - X Cures Earth and Thumb Rise Again, have hit iTunes recently, which might keep people entertained until they get to see the a...
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More Hisaishi, Ghibli soundtracks headed to iTunes

Ghibli promises more music on the way
Jan 11
// Tim Sheehy
According to a recent tweet, Studio Ghibli will be adding more soundtracks from their library to the Apple iTunes digital marketplace -- at least, more than there already were to begin with and that's not many. In fact, a sea...
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Space Dandy

FUNimation drops some Space Dandy streaming science

Where to go to get your Space Dandy fix
Jan 06
// Pedro Cortes
I don't know if you've heard, but Space Dandy is kind of a big deal. With such a big release hitting both Japan and abroad in so many places, FUNimation has gone and posted where and when you can watch it. You can watch Space...
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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan opening themes now available on US iTunes

Also: Google Play store and Amazon's MP3 store.
Dec 28
// Ben Huber
If you're like most other people on the internet, you simply couldn't get the Attack on Titan opening theme out of your head. Well, I've got bad news for you: it's going to be stuck there a little while longer. You can now bu...
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Sen no Kiseki

Sen no Kiseki OST available on NA iTunes for cheap

Insert pun about flashes here
Dec 18
// Elliot Gay
It's no secret that the Falcom Sound Team pumps out some consistently amazing video game soundtracks. Part of what makes the Ys series so amazing is the focus on fast and heavy beats that get the blood pumping in all the righ...
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Cowboy Bebop O.S.T.

YES! Cowboy Bebop O.S.T. is now on the U.S. iTunes store

See you in iTunes, Space Cowboy.
Jul 30
// Salvador G Rodiles
I think it's time to blow the scene and get everyone to step together, because the original soundtrack for Cowboy Bebop is now available in the U.S. iTunes store. Sure, there are many people that already own the physical copy...
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acttil's e-book release

Aw snap, acttil's releasing an e-book by Nobuo Uematsu

More Uematsu for everyone!
Jul 15
// Salvador G Rodiles
Now this is an interesting turn of events. Acttil has announced that they will be releasing Blik-0 1946, a picture e-book by the great Nobuo Uematsu. Not only that, the book will include three exclusive tracks created by Uema...
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Japan Flix's new release

Watch out for Taxis: Japan Flix releases Hong Kong Affair

Be careful when traveling alone.
Jul 02
// Salvador G Rodiles
It's been a while since we have heard from Japan Flix, but they're still active in bringing over Japanese films as digital releases. Speaking of which, it turns out that Japan Flix has released Perfect Education: Hong Kong Af...

Pokmon Red and Blue music reorchestrated, released

Kanto Symphony: Now available on iTunes and from Joypad Records
Oct 16
// Kristina Pino
Our sister site Destructoid reports that not only is there a Pokémon Reorchestrated album called Kanto Symphony based on the music from Pokémon Red and Blue, but the album is already available to purchase via&nb...

Awesome iPhone game Sword and Sworcery going to Japan

May 22
// Josh Tolentino
Whenever a sweet videogame crosses the Pacific and we report it, it's usually news of a Japanese game going west. Not so with this story, as Capybara Games' iPhone/iPad title Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is coming ...

Yes! More May'n is coming to the US iTunes store

May 04
// Salvador G Rodiles
Fantastic news, everyone. Three of May'n's albums are coming to the US iTunes store on May 16 -- huzzah! One of them is HEAT, which I heard that it mange to ignited Josh Totman's heart. Number two on the list i...

Get your fingers ready! Miku Flick is now global

Apr 10
// Salvador G Rodiles
Congratulations to all Miku/Vocaloid fans worldwide, you will now have the chance to play Miku's next game that was made by the Project Diva team. The official twitter page of Miku Flick tweeted about the game's&nbs...

Hatsune Miku flicks her way into Apple portable devices

Mar 07
// Salvador G Rodiles
If you are a proud owner of an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 4th generation iPod touch, iPad, and iPad 2, then you are eligible to experience Hatsune Miku's new rhythm game. Taking advantage of the touch screen features on t...

Rejoice! Falcom music has made its way to the iTunes!

Jan 20
// Elliot Gay
Ok. This is the kind of thing that can very easily be overshadowed by other news despite being pretty big. Falcom, developers of the Ys series and the Trails in the Sky series (among other classics) has begun to put their sou...

Ghost in the Shell optical camouflage becomes reality

Sep 02
// Hiroko Yamamura
Well, maybe I exaggerated a bit in the title. Not quite reality, but a real iOS application for you iPhone or iPad! Optical Camouflage Camera - Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. - SSS 3D -, looks to tak...

Woah: Miku and Supercell hit top ten in US iTunes charts

May 16
// Josh Tolentino
Now here's something I didn't expect: The Miku song "World Is Mine", composed by Supercell, has taken the #7 position on the top ten singles chart in iTunes. In addition, the song also made #56 on Amazon's bestselling MP...

FLCL releases on iTunes, sure to confuse the masses

Jan 10
// Bob Muir
FLCL, Japanator's #1 anime of the past decade, is finally getting rereleased courtesy of FUNimation. It's coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on February 22, keeping the wonderful Sync-Point dub and with claims of an improved ...

Ultra Maniac going on Hulu and iTunes, courtesy of Viz

Nov 10
// Bob Muir
And now, more digital anime news. Viz is releasing Ultra Maniac on not just Hulu, not just iTunes, but both Hulu and iTunes. You could pay for it or not pay for it, isn't that great? The first five episodes of the series...

Japan Flix to bring Japanese films to the US

Oct 15
// Dale North
At last week's New York Anime Fest we ran into the people from Japan Flix and spoke with them a bit about their plans for bringing never before available Japanese films to the United States.The company has tons of Japanese mo...

FUNimation to bring iTunes anime rentals

Oct 03
// Crystal White
FUNimation is now adding HD and SD anime rentals available for $0.99 in the iTunes store, cementing the company's partnership with Apple. FUNi is has a current offering of iTunes content, with plans to add more titl...

iPhone app lets moe girl read you a bedtime story

Jul 29
// Bob Muir
Well here is certainly an interesting approach to making an audiobook. Hashihime has discovered Rodoku Shojo ("Reading Girl"), a new app available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in which a CG-drawn young girl ...

Use Rikai Browser to handle your J-E translation on iPad!

Jul 21
// Brad Rice
Remember Tim bringing up that iPhone study app a few months back? Well, the team at Long Weekend is back with a new app for the iPad called Rikai Browser, which will feature a built-in Japanese-to-English touch dictionary.If ...

FUNimation expands its anime offerings to iTunes Canada

Mar 23
// Brad Rice
For all of you readers stuck on the other side of the US-Canada border, it looks like getting yourself some download-to-own anime will be a bit easier now. FUNimation is finally able to bring some of its works to the Canadian...

Honey and Clover anime now available on iTunes, first ep free

Jul 10
// Dale North
I loved me some Honey and Clover. No, not the sandwich [mild spoiler?], but the anime based on the manga by Chica Umino. College, art, food, short girls, hair drawn with squiggly lines. What's not to love? Oh, and the gorgeou...

Viz launches Bleach and Naruto movies on iTunes

Mar 30
// Brad Rice
For all of you fans of digital downloads (the legal kind), Viz has announced that they've finally put the Bleach and Naruto movies up for download on the iTunes store -- the first time these videos are available online. Speci...

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