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10:00 AM on 04.17.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

It's time to head back to 1998, as today's music is coming from Mr Reichi Nakaido. This is the first of two places you may have heard his music if you're into your anime, as he composed most of the soundtrack for Serial Expe...

Chris Walden


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3:00 PM on 04.16.2014

The Dose: HALCALI

"Oh no, they let Brittany do The Dose? SAVE US!"  Chill. I'm only doing it for one day. You can deal with that, surely. Ohaaa lucky~! I've got an oldie but a goodie from duo HALCALI, a pretty chill tune that'll get you ...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 04.14.2014

The Dose: Nana Mizuki

Vocal powerhouse Nana Mizuki is back with an epic new track to kick off your new week! Yes, the weather may not be cooperating today, but that doesn't mean we are getting what we want out of our music. Even if mother nature ...

Hiroko Yamamura



The Bestsellers List: Top music, movies, and manga for April 11 photo
The Bestsellers List: Top music, movies, and manga for April 11
by Brad Rice

Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week.

This week, Mobile Suit Gundam proves just how dominant of a force it can be, supplanting the perennial favorite Attack on Titan. It's taken people a while, but they're finally realizing just how great of a series Gundam: The Origin is. If you've never gotten into the Gundam franchise, this is the perfect way to get in. Plus, Vertical's gorgeous volumes make it a must-have.

On the film side, an interesting flick caught my eye: The Snow White Murder Case. Take a look at the trailer and see for yourself. It's about a murder at a cosmetics company, and a TV show starts investigating one the victim's co-workers to see if she was the wicked person to kill the poor office lady. I'd love to see how it turns out. 

Let's take a look at the top titles from each list:

Oricon's Top Three Songs

1. Kidsuitara Kataomoi by Nogizaka46
2. No Mercy by BAP
3. High Five by Yuma Nakayama

New York Times' Top Three Manga

1. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol. 5
2. Soul Eater Vol. 19
3. Attack on Titan Vol. 1

Japan's Top Three Box Office Films

1. Frozen
2. Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyo
3. Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider

Check out the full lists after the jump!

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10:00 AM on 04.11.2014

The Dose: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

As we all hoped, our friend Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back. Yes, I was totally off in thinking we might be retiring, I can admit that the idea was absurd! Too bad though, I thought she might have a bright future picking out a lov...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 04.10.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursday

For today's weekly flashback we go back to 1997, and pay our respects to one of the most beloved video games of all time, Final Fantasy VII. Rated by many as their favorite RPG, Final Fantasy VII was the game that kicked the...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 04.09.2014

The Dose: Yui Horie

Wednesday usually means that we're all hitting a bit of a lull in our work week. Staring like zombies at your computer screens, stamping off TPS reports. In these cases we need something extra sugary, with that special caffe...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 04.07.2014

The Dose: LoVendoЯ

Kicking off this week is a surprising new release from the UP-FRONT CREATE managed band, LoVendoЯ. The new single has a way more matured and sophisticated rock sound than I was expecting. Powerful pop-rock, yet emotion...

Hiroko Yamamura

8:00 PM on 04.04.2014

The Bestsellers List: Top music, movies, and manga for April 4

Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. With all of Kodansha's Attack on Titan side titles out right now, the s...

Brad Rice

2:00 PM on 04.04.2014

The internet tries to catch up with Japanator & BabyMetal

Remember when we introduced you to BabyMetal back in 2011, courtesy of our friend Ric Q?Well, it looks like the pint size headbangers have gone viral. I can't seem to not see their videos pop up in my social media feed latel...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 04.04.2014

The Dose: Kamen Joshi

Do you sometimes think that the girls from Alice Project are just too hideous to look at? Perhaps your dream idol girl looks a bit more like Jason from Friday the 13th than Mariko Shinoda. If you fall into either categories,...

Hiroko Yamamura





3:00 PM on 04.03.2014

New Sailor Moon musical debuting this summer

Another day, another piece of awesome Sailor Moon news while counting down to the new anime series releasing this summer. Today, the 20th anniversary Sailor Moon website released details about a second musical coming this sum...

Brittany Vincent