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12:00 PM on 03.28.2015

Week Ender - PA Works Edition

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 w...

Red Veron

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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3:30 PM on 03.22.2015

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness

Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor...

Red Veron

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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9:00 AM on 03.18.2015

Asian Kung-Fu Generation 2015 Japan Tour

I could go on a massive rant about how, why, and what I love about Asian Kung Fu Generation. From their supremely magnificent album Sol-Fa, to their more experimental works with Magic Disk and World World World, and finally t...

Anthony Redgrave

10:00 AM on 03.17.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Momoiro Clover Z

I didn't see this one coming at all! In stark contrast to their latest collaboration with American rockers Kiss, Momoiro Clover Z come back with the new ballad, Seishunfu. The perfect song for the upcoming Spring season, it'...

Hiroko Yamamura

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

I'm sure plenty of y'all out there grew up with the very popular Samurai X and saw it as it aired on Toonami in the late 90's in the US. In 2012, Rurouni Kenshin got a live action film adaptation and got two sequels in 2014.

Last weekend, I got to watch the entirety of the live action Rurouni Kenshin film trilogy and it was great. That got me reminiscing about the anime adaption's many great ending songs. So to cap off this week, here is a few of the many endings of the Samurai X.

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11:00 AM on 03.12.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Easter is almost upon us. Whether you're Christian or not, I think we can all enjoy the prospects of a new season, hunting for eggs and the large amount of chocolate themed goods in every supermarket. Asian Kung-Fu Generatio...

Anthony Redgrave

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

The term "Chuunibyou" translates to "Second Year Middle School Syndrome" and is simply defined as "one who has delusions of grandeur". Those who have it, mainly young teens in the second year of middle school, believe that they have special powers or abilities much like in works of fantasy.

The term "Chuunibyou" has become more known in the last few years in otaku culture because of the anime Chunibyo, Love and Other Delusions yet the characters who have the said syndrome have been around for a bit.

This week's Week Ender is about endings from anime that have such characters so enjoy this small selection:

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2:00 PM on 03.06.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Our favorite Harajuku girl, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back with a great new single, Mondai Girl. It's easily the best release she's had all year, keeping fresh and modern. The video is a pretty hilarious parody of herself, showing that even after a stressful year, she hasn't lost her lighthearted approach. Very excited to hear the rest of the new stuff, and I love the visuals!

Hiroko Yamamura

OP Up! Late Adaptation Edition photo
OP Up! Late Adaptation Edition
by Red Veron

I apologize for the late post of Japanator's premiere anime opening roundup feature (Sorry, Len) due to my sudden illness because of crazy bipolar Houston weather where it's 83F (28C) one day and then it's 43F(6C) the next day. Oh and it's snowing up in Dallas. Cray.

I thought I'd turn my being late with this post into this week's theme. So this week's day late edition features openings from anime that either took a long time to get an anime adaptation or had a long time between anime adaptations.

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