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9:00 PM on 04.15.2015

OP Up! - Winter 2015 Edition

Last season had some really great shows and a few surprises even though the lineup didn't seem that strong. Since we just started a new season, I'm back with some openings for this week's OP Up! with a few that I thought were pretty good.Which one is your favorite from last season? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

Red Veron



Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne photo
Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne
by Red Veron

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For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer. Since he is a lightweight, expect some hilarious moments as he gets angry at his diminished motor skills due to the influence of alcohol.

I hope you enjoy watching me be bad at a video game.

Livestream kicks off at 10PM CST.

 

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Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight! photo
Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight!
by Hiroko Yamamura

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Once again, it's time to watch Hiroko die a lot, and make stupid mistakes in Bloodborne! See her smoke and swear at the TV a lot! This week we will have some fun giveaways during the show, so make sure to tune in tonight!

Livestream kicks off at 10PM CST.

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Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too! photo
Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too!
by Red Veron

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[Stream starts at 10PM Central time]

Time for another hangout with Red while he tries to get people who went to Anime Matsuri together after the convnetion. Anime Matsuri is a an annual Japanese culture convention in Houston, Texas featuring Japanese animation, fashion, culture, and many more.

Tonight is another stream so I can just hang out and chill to see if anyone who went to Anime Matsuri would like to watch and talk about the convention.

We also have prizes! We'll let you know what they are later!

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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2 photo
Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2
by Red Veron

[Let's hang out and chat about Anime Matsuri tonight at 10PM Central! We have prizes to give out!]

Here is the second batch of cosplay photos for you to enjoy! I apologize for the giant spread picture of Kaori from Your Lie in April, I too am still recovering from that one and have made it clear to the cosplayer that her awesomely done cosplay has greatly affected me emotionally. Another character that may bring on the waterworks is a Menma cosplay from AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day. Feels, baby. All da feels.

This second batch also features some great RWBY cosplays, which are always pretty nicely done every time I see them at a convention. There's also a Tomoko from Watamote cosplay in there too!

Enjoy!

Join us tonight (April 7) for a stream where we'll be giving out prizes for Anime Matsuri!

Part 1 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery



Shoutout to Chaotic Harmony for having these awesome durable plastic(?) keychains that are pretty rad. I promise I will buy one the next time I see him since I got low on cash money on Sunday.


Part 1 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery

 

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Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri photo
Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri
by Red Veron

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[Stream starts at 10PM Central time]

So the dust has settled over that George R. Brown center in the heart of Houston after this past weekend's Anime Matsuri. So who else has that gaping hole left after the festivities have ended? I do and let's get together and chat about it while I play Samurai Warriors 4!

I'll be doing another stream tomorrow with Playroom for a more casual hanging out.



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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2 photo
Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2
by Red Veron

[Let's Chat about Anime Matsuri on our stream at 10PM Central on April 7]

Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery

Japanator was back at Anime Matsuri, Houston's best anime convention this past Easter weekend and we've got pictures of some of the great cosplay at the annual event. I wasn't able to get all of the awesome cosplay due to some technical difficulties but was still able to get some for your eyes to feast on!

I personally enjoyed Anime Matsuri with all the nice people I met and all great cosplay I saw there. I just wish I wasn't down with the plague for most of it but there's always next year!

Join us tonight (April 7) for a stream where we'll be giving out prizes for Anime Matsuri!



I'd like to make a special shoutout to PaperCuties, from whom I bought these awesomely cute posters and stickers! I am going to hang them up as soon I get the proper materials because these are so cool.

Come back tomorrow for the second batch of great cosplay.

Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay Gallery

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Week Ender - PA Works Edition photo
Week Ender - PA Works Edition
by Red Veron

PA Works is a studio that has had great success as of late with their original anime Shirobako. That wasn't the case with their previous works since their last hit, Hanasaku Iroha but they've been hitting it out of the park with their latest anime about an anime studio who has been trying to make their comeback. Who knew that them making an anime about making anime and themselves would be so successful?

Well, this weekend's Week Ender is about PA Works and they've got some good endings in there. Well, I have a couple that I really like so I'll just throw those in with some others. Enjoy!

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OP Up! Anime Game Edition photo
OP Up! Anime Game Edition
by Red Veron

Anime and video games come together like fried chicken and ketchup. I put fried chicken on my ketchup. There are plenty of anime-based games and game-based anime so today let's focus on a few anime based on video games.

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Week Ender - SEED Edition photo
Week Ender - SEED Edition
by Red Veron

I have spoken to many anime fans and it seems that Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny elicits a very mixed reaction. There are those who absolutely love it and those who think it's the worse thing ever. I sit in the middle of those two viewpoints, while I love the mecha and the more updated reimagining of the original Gundam elements in SEED, I do dislike certain elements in the show.

I think the best part of the show is the soundtrack and many people seem to agree, there are plenty of really great openings and endings in the Gundam SEED series. Now I present some of those endings for this weekend's edition of Week Ender.

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OP Up! Green Edition photo
OP Up! Green Edition
by Red Veron

Yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day, a day that people in the US use as an excuse to pinch others not wearing green, wear green, and get drunk in the middle of the day. I am writing in this in the past so why not use this as a theme? Not the drinking part, I'm referring to the "green" part.

So this week's contrived theme is about "green", well it's mostly anime with green haired characters. Oh and a song by the band Greeeen sung with awkwardly translated english lyrics by Hugh Jackman, though I don't think the lyrics are his fault. Enjoy!

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Annotated Anime: One Piece 684 photo
Annotated Anime: One Piece 684
by Anthony Redgrave

Over the past few weeks, I've been re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender with a friend. He enjoys the characters, setting, martial arts, and story because Avatar is a really good show. But the last two episodes we've seen; The Swamp and Avatar Day rubbed him the wrong way as they both concluded with antagonists becoming allies. The change of heart to resolve conflict is very common in very childish shows but didn't fit the mature manner Avatar treated most themes. This intro does have something to do with this weeks Annotated Anime on One Piece and not a glorified excuse for me to talk about Avatar

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