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UFO Catcher

Prizes beware: Only in Japan's crew uncover the UFO Catcher's secrets

Practice makes perfect
Oct 29
// Salvador GRodiles
When it comes to crane games, I'll admit that my luck varies. On some occasions, I can manage to nab the special item; however, there are still moments where I fail miserably. Speaking of which, John Daub and his comrades de...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Tie the knot with Sailor Moon Marriage Certificates

Perfect for the cosplay wedding
Oct 24
// Anthony Redgrave
Boring old marriage certificate forms can now be made a lot prettier with the Sailor Moon inspired designs. Konin Todoke is an online certificate service that provides legislated documents for marriage and family registration...
Persona 4 photo
Persona 4

Insert Coin Clothing shows off their Persona 4 range

Funky Student approves
Aug 23
// Anthony Redgrave
Anyone that has played Persona 4 will know that every day is great when you shop at Junes. The store that had become the HQ for the Investigation Team now has an official wearable merch courtesy of Insert Coin Clothing. Inser...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Take a break with the sailor scout loungewear

I'll fight evil in comfort and style
May 15
// Anthony Redgrave
Being a self proclaimed connoisseur of Japanese culture, I know that the iconic sailor uniform is a epitome of youth, coming of age, senpai worshipping, and fighting evil by moonlight. There have been many different variation...

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Gothic Fashion no Jutsu! Silver rings inspired by Naruto's dark side

"You can never have enough Sharingans"- Danzo
Mar 28
// Anthony Redgrave
Even though Naruto ended last winter, it doesn't prevent us at Japanator from talking about our favourite orange clad ninja. When it comes to fashion, I'll be hard pressed to recommend anything from the Naruto series. Green l...
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Araki Hirohiko

Learn the secrets of the trade with Jojo author

Joestar's Secret Manga Technique!
Mar 17
// Anthony Redgrave
From years of watching high school slice-of-life anime, there should always be a friend wanting to get into the manga/anime industry. Usually they would be the megane character; if it's a female she may be shy about...
Free! photo

Dive into the world of Free! with their second artbook

It's a splash
Mar 13
// Anthony Redgrave
Anime can cloud a person's expectations on reality. Doing Kendo will not make me into a bad ass samurai no matter how much I try, and I'm pretty sure I'll never find a public swimming pool as clean and clear as they are in&nb...
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Attack on Titan

Safety first for the Attack on Titan motorcycling fans

Levi doesn't wear a helmet because he's too hardcore, like Max!
Mar 09
// Anthony Redgrave
There's not a lot of things that are more dangerous than taking down Titans as part of the Survey Corp, but I think riding a motorcycle is a close second. At least riding a bitchin' chopper makes you look 10 ti...
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Devil Survivor 2

Overcome the apocalypse with Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker's extra goodies

It's time to drive in style
Mar 07
// Salvador GRodiles
With two month left until Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker arrives in North America, Atlus has revealed the extra goodies that'll come with the game's survival kit. Of course, you can't overcome the Septentrione and...
Space Dandy photo
Space Dandy

Seven Seas' Space Dandy Deck-Building Game Kickstarter meets its goal, baby

Congratulatons, baby
Mar 04
// Salvador GRodiles
Out of all the possible anime series that could get a deck-building game, Space Dandy felt like it was the least likely candidate to receive this treatment. Lo and behold, Seven Seas' new tabletop games division, Seven Seas ...
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Get absorbed into Boomslank's "Reflection"

Boomslank's crew hit us with another solid design
Feb 20
// Salvador GRodiles
Well, it looks like the guys at Boomslank are at it again, as they release another fine piece of apparel for the masses to wear. Interestingly, the guys came up with a short animation to go with their new shirt, "Reflection'...
PS4 photo

Japan's Frozen PS4 would've looked better in white

Step it up, Nippon!
Jul 13
// Josh Tolentino
Frozen may have pretty much taken over the world, but that won't stop companies trying to cash in on its popularity with tacky, cheap branded merchandise. No, that doesn't make sense, because that's exactly why companies...
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puns puns puns

These are the Japanese pun stickers you've always wanted

I love puns
Jul 09
// Kristina Pino
I'm delighted that I can share these delightful stickers with a wider, appreciative audience. MIS0HAPPY has this Store Envy shop loaded with stickers depicting my preferred form of humor: puns. Just look at the pictures becau...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon hits IT'S DEMO in July

In the name of the moon, I'll hold on to your makeup brushes!
Jun 23
// Kristina Pino
A recent announcement reveals that fashion and accessory boutique IT'S DEMO is going to be collaborating with Sailor Moon. It all starts in July, when they'll be selling little pouches, tote bags, mirrors, pass cases, and mor...
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Eva, One Piece watches let you nerd out in style

Style will cost you a pretty penny
May 14
// Pedro Cortes
Two separate companies are releasing watches based off two extremely popular franchises: Neon Genesis Evangelion and One Piece. On the robotic end of the spectrum, GaGa Milano's watch has a leather strap and EVA 01's black, p...
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Gundam/Zaku kicks are definitely one way to show your passion

They still make pump-action sneakers?
May 13
// Pedro Cortes
We've seen some pretty interesting examples of Mobile Suit Gundam-branded clothing in the past, but this one collaboration that piqued my interest on several different levels. Reebok is releasing two special versions of their...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Bandai shows next Figuarts ZERO Sailor Scout

Spoilers: It's Sailor Venus
May 09
// Pedro Cortes
Bandai's excellent Figuarts ZERO line expands by one more gal, with their announcement of Sailor Venus. Originally revealed at Winter Wonder Festival, the figure will be going up for pre-order some time this month, likely as ...
Evangelion x Transformers photo
Evangelion x Transformers

Evangelion meets Transformers with Takara Tomy figure repaint

I mustn't roll out! I mustn't roll out!
Apr 27
// Brittany Vincent
I love Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Transformers are obviously awesome. What happens when you combine the two? An awesome repaint of the Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime done up like EVA Unit-01. Planet Iacon found...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Pick up Sailor Moon tribute album on vinyl June 25

Check out these gorgeous new vinyl sleeves
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
It's Brittany again with another dose of Sailor Moon merchandising to populate the Japanator Sailor Moon tag! I kid, but hey, it's kind of true! Today I bring news and good fortune about the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribu...
Monster Hunter photo
Monster Hunter

Shred with this ridiculous Monster Hunter guitar

It'd play a mean rendition of "3's & 7's"
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
[As originally posted at Destructoid.] My, how time flies. Capcom's indomitable Monster Hunter series has been around for ten years now, and to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Capcom has teamed up with ES...
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

You can't even handle these JoJo Rubik's Cubes

I know I can't handle them
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
I'm no good with Rubik's Cubes, but these JoJo's Bizarre Adventure cubes aren't meant to be played with anyway. Megahouse's "JoJo’s Bizarre Cube Part 1: Phantom Blood” and “JoJo’s Bizarre Cube Part 2: ...
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Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona prizes headed to Japanese Sega amusement centers

A cuddly plushie for your trouble
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
Magic Knight Rayearth is a classical magical girl series that should be on your radar if you haven't already taken the plunge, especially since Mokona plush prizes are hitting Sega amusement centers in Japan. The '90s series ...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Banpresto's Sailor Moon arcade prizes are precious 'Girls Memories'

Why is it 'for girls' when the series is aimed at adults?
Apr 23
// Brittany Vincent
Another day, another set of Sailor Moon toys, replicas, or all-around awesome merchandise that I want to hoard and keep all to myself. Is there no end? I don't think there is. Banpresto has just launched a new brand of figure...
Madoka Magica photo
Madoka Magica

These Madoka Magica light-up Soul Gems are gorgeous

You can even get Homulily's Dark Orb!
Apr 23
// Brittany Vincent
You know, as much as I enjoyed Madoka Magica, it's one series I haven't purchased any merchandise from. There's such a huge sampling of stuff, too. But I haven't even seen any of the films or the tie-in material, so I guess t...
Evangelion photo

Sony to release SDAT-styled Evangelion Walkman

Sony still makes the Walkman?
Apr 23
// Pedro Cortes
Sony is releasing a special Neon Genesis Evangelion edition of their F-series Walkman that looks like Shinji's SDAT, along with another version that's branded with a NERV logo. Both versions come with the option to have eithe...
El Hazard photo
El Hazard

Snag El Hazard - The Magnificent World Blu-ray box set on July 30

Ahhh, delicious classic animation
Apr 19
// Brittany Vincent
I've been interested in El Hazard - The Magnificent World for some time, given its classic animation style and fantasy elements. I've just never been sure of which El Hazard I needed to start with or if I would like it, and I...
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure photo
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Kick Dio out of his coffin so you can store your jewelry there

These are kind of cute, in a morbid way
Apr 19
// Brittany Vincent
You ever look over your jewelry collection and think to yourself "Wow, I really wish I had a coffin to store all of this in?" You're not alone, apparently. But it can't just be any coffin, because you're classy. You're an ota...
Evangelion photo

Sony upgrades Shinji's ratchet old SDAT tape player with HD audio

He's probably listening to Miley Cyrus
Apr 19
// Brittany Vincent
Stupid Shinji and his stupid tape player. All he ever does is replay that one track. You'd think he'd get tired of it by now, or at the very least he could upgrade to a CD player or an iPod. But no, he's still stuck with a So...
Toys photo

Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link

He can be yours, come August
Apr 17
// Pedro Cortes
Over at Tomopop, we're used to seeing all manner of toy from a variety of shows. It's rare to have a figure pique all of our interests, and one such figure is Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Wind Waker Link. Coming from a love...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Juice up your USB devices with Sailor Moon AC chargers

In the name of the moon, this is awesome
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
Now that I'm an adult and I have some disposable income if I decide I don't want to eat or wear clothes, there's a whole wealth of Sailor Moon stuff out there for me to buy and then wallow in when it inevitably winds up on my...

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