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4chan x 2chan

Woah: 4chan now owned by 2channel's founder

Moot agreed, don't bother him about it
Sep 22
// Josh Tolentino
Well, this is a surprise. The internet hive known as 4chan has just been sold to none other than Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel (aka 2ch), Japan's most influential message board and the direct inspiration for the...
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Gal Gun Double Peace

Some madmen want to bring Gal Gun: Double Peace overseas

Friendly Fire!
Aug 10
// Josh Tolentino
Far be it from me to play "cultural gatekeeper" when comes to deciding which products warrant the privilege being adapted for overseas consumption, but I think it's not a controversial opinion to think that some things are be...
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Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury

A tank movie for tank otaku
Nov 03
// Josh Tolentino
[Update: It seems Kadokawa's taken down the video. We'll update the post with a new source as soon as we can find one.] Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, abou...
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Manga apartment

When you visit Japan, try a manga apartment

Behold the manga apartment
Nov 03
// Josh Tolentino
What's the first thing you want to do when you visit Japan? If your answer is "Sit around reading manga in the first room I arrive at," then Slow Curve has just the lodging for you! Slow Curve have announced that they're work...

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons are pretty big Shonen JUMP readers

And Bessatsu Shonen, too
Oct 20
// Josh Tolentino
This one's more of a blip compared to the cameo-fest in last week's issue of Spider-Man, but I'm intrigued by a peculiar level of anime savvy shown in a new visual gag from Sunday's episode of The Simpsons. Doing their yearly...
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Red Bull

Here's Red Bull's (surprisingly good) Japanese game music documentary

Go Diggin' In the Carts
Sep 11
// Josh Tolentino
I never would've imagined that a company best known for a drink designed to keep you awake for all-nighters doing your college thesis would come up with a pretty great documentary series about Japanese video game music, but ...
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Lap Pillow sim

Finally: Japan simulates the lap-pillow in VR

How long 'til a picking-your-ear mode?
Aug 06
// Josh Tolentino
If Japan and tech-savvy otaku continue to apply their peculiar brand of innovation to the latest tech, we may get the 2D-loving world we've always dreamed of sooner rather than later. The latest blow against the tyranny of 3...
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IM@S toys

So some guy has 13 Idolm@ster character standees

And I managed to get one too.
Aug 03
// Jeff Chuang
So over the past couple weeks, the internet is circulating all kinds of pictures of fans posing (or not posing) with their latest purchase. Big deal, right? It's only notable because standees are really cool, and they're rare...
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It's AMERICA day today, and you know what's pretty cool and American? The United States Navy! And you know what cool American thing is grossly underrepresented in Kantai Collection, everyone's favorite strategy game &nbs...

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Dream up a logo for '.moe' domains, win mad bank

And yes, there are .moe domains now
Apr 12
// Josh Tolentino
Are you ready for .moe to take over the internet? No, not "moe", that weird otaku concept. That's already taken over the internet. I'm talking about ".moe", a new domain being operated by Japanese internet provider Inter...
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4kids Kill la Kill

4kids takes on Kill la Kill: Meet Bully la Bully

Go, Riley, Go!
Apr 01
// Josh Tolentino
I'm tempted to post this without comment, but that would be unprofessional of me. So meet Bully la Bully, the 4kids-style redub of Japanimation sensation Kill la Kill. Tumblr user Tony Le created the video based on this old ...
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Japanator Loves

Japanator Loves: AxB: Fanfic a la carte

Just in time for Fanfiction Day!
Apr 01
// Josh Tolentino
Sometimes fanfiction happens by chance, like my shipping Agrias and Ramza. Sometimes it happens by divine mandate, like our whole new direction here at Japanator. And sometimes it happens because you asked for it. That third ...
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Virtuous (Bi)Cycle: Yowapeda inspires lady cyclists

Girl power? More like girl pedal!
Mar 22
// Josh Tolentino
I love Japanese words. That might come as natural, given where I'm writing, but the way Japanese use words - foreign words in particular - is appealingly idiosyncratic. Case in point: "Boom". Where we filthy foreigners might ...
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otaku goods

Japanese maids won't judge your otaku bedsheets

They'll make sure you're ready to say goodnight to your OTP
Feb 21
// Brad Rice
Admit it: if and whenever you get a chance to go to Japan, you'll spend way too much money on shameless character goods. If you've already bought a dakimakura pillow, then you might find yourself upgrading to a full sheet set...

Rog and Tyrone, the inadvertent spokespeople of anime

Jan 29 // Ben Huber
Obviously, they submitted orders for videos with scripts featuring the most silly and over-the-top writing, deriding popular anime or declaring Satsuki (from Kill la Kill) as "best girl." They lampooned their fellow otaku for their tastes and tried to make the actors say Japanese words in the silliest way possible. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning, with a video ordered from a user named "activerog" or Rog. [embed]31332:3447:0[/embed] Like most internet memes, it's difficult to pinpoint the origin of the joke (and expiring 4chan threads don't help), but the earliest video I was able to locate on YouTube was uploaded on December 10, 2013, over a month ago (by Ryan Pollard). Since then, countless /a/ and /s4s/ threads have spread, and as more people caught wind of Rog's Fiverr page, more orders poured in. Suddenly, someone who had originally only dealt with businesses promoting products or other testimonials was flooded with an onslaught of anime-related video requests -- all at five dollars a pop. And then a second person, labeled Tyrone, showed up. Where was this all going? While it's easy to laugh at the speakers who attempt to pronounce difficult Japanese words, I wondered if perhaps there was a different side to this phenomenon. What did "Rog" and "Tyrone" think of all this? Were they aware of their minor internet celebrity? I wanted to find to out -- so I went straight to the source and chatted with both spokespeople. [embed]31332:3448:0[/embed] Roger Stockburger is a motivational speaker, life coach, and network marketer from Australia with an endearing accent. He expressed an enthusiasm for video and internet content the whole time we chatted, saying that his web presence has always been a big part of his life.  "Before YouTube [...] and GoPros, I strapped a Sony Handicam onto a Helmet and went snow skiing," he told me, and "that was in the early 90's." He touted his Facebook page as proof of his marketing skills and popularity. When he first started getting requests for anime-related videos, he quite literally said "WTF?" He also started to catch YouTube Poop edits of his videos (YTP videos are remixed and regurgitated modifications of existing video content). At first he wasn't sold on the idea, saying they were "a bit below the belt," but once he took a closer look, he realized all the time and effort being put into these edits was a creative use of users' talents that was "quite cool and impressive." [embed]31332:3449:0[/embed] Still, users were essentially paying Rog to recite jokes to other anime fans online. Speaking through his videos, they declared "Kill la Kill the Evangelion of anime" and that he "does not use VLC, because I use god-tier MPC." (For the uninitiated, there is plentiful and needless debate over which media player is the best to use for watching anime, either VLC or MPC.) The videos railed against fans' favorite "waifus" declaring that "your tastes are bad." Clearly, some fans thought they needed to fight back (or more likely, wanted in on the joke). So how else, than to fight fire with fire? [embed]31332:3450:0[/embed] A new challenger approaches! Enter "Tyrone" (first by Burotaku). Unlike Rog, the internet didn't know this fellow's real name, so they assigned him one of rather racially dubious quality. Tyrone was hired to combat Rog's Australian anime empire with a variety of messages, from one issuing a decree that "Wakfu is clearly superior to all anime ever produced" to another that reviews Chuunibyou season 2, where he says that "Rikka is super kawaii." There was also the hilariously awkward lolicon video, above. "That floor!" [embed]31332:3451:0[/embed] Obviously, Tyrone is not his real name. In actuality, he's Gordon Hurd, born in Cameroon but now living in Britain, a motivational speaker, author, preacher, and former TV presenter. Yes, that's quite the list of jobs, but it doesn't stop there: he also runs a Christian ministry. Even with all this, he finds time for making videos on Fiverr. He says he originally thought the flood of requests was due to "a new thing on the market" but soon found that he found himself "enjoying doing anime videos." He laughed and added, "but I keep begging the sellers for the right pronunciations." [embed]31332:3452:0[/embed] Perhaps the most hilarious anecdote was his tale of a client that asked him to to shout for the entire 30-second duration of the video. "My wife rushed down during the shoot as she thought I was hurt!" He also noted that some users have asked him "to feign being Obama," but he said the strangest one was "recently when I was asked to pass for... a single mum!" I'm still trying to find that video. Gordon also mentioned that due to the popularity of the anime-themed video requests, he decided to check out some anime himself. He told me that he watched "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and plans to watch more. I can only assume he meant an anime AMV, which (frankly) is adorable. Perhaps one user will feel bad about making him read that lolicon script, now. [embed]31332:3460:0[/embed] While Gordon and Roger have never crossed paths in real life, their videos have collided virtually aplenty. Both of them have also been aware of their digital faux-arguments; Rog said what caught his interest was that "some of them were some impressive hits on YouTube." Gordon even mentioned interacting with users in the comments, saying that while he loved how involved they were, some were "so involved one of them even shoved me off in a YouTube comment with words I cannot write here." Well, that's YouTube comments for you. [embed]31332:3453:0[/embed] Amidst the myriad of video-uploading, something emerged: a strange sense of unity. Though fans were hurling insults at each other, it was a gentle ribbing rather than vitriolic hate. Usually denizens of 4chan are powered by hate -- either of moe or of moe detractors -- but this was something they (mostly) came together to support. Of course, I couldn't leave without getting a video from both Rog and Gordon, now could I? I decided to continue the theme of unification among otaku and attempt to bring everyone together, although even I couldn't resist a few jokes here and there. [embed]31332:3454:0[/embed] [embed]31332:3455:0[/embed] "Now, I just love doing videos especially when buyers return positive, encouraging comments," says Gordon. He plans to continue doing anime-themed videos as long as the orders keep coming in. Perhaps one day a true collaboration between the two will happen, and the anime fandom on this side of the internet will collapse. Before I finished, I asked Rog one last question: who is "best girl?" I expected him to answer with the typical joke answer, "Satsuki," but instead he surprised me. "Geez, who is best girl, tough one to answer. That blonde one with the big tits, whatever her name was." I think they'll fit in here just fine.
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The tale of online fans that tossed two testimonial video actors into battle.
By now you may have seen the videos floating around the internet. If you're a visitor to 4chan, you've most certainly caught a glimpse of the casual, laid-back battle that has been waged since December of last year, where two...

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Shingeki no Racing

Attack on Horse Racing

The fight with the titans is escalated.
Nov 23
// Chris Walden
Are you familiar with the Japan World Cup? If not, you should check that out before you continue. Good? Good! Now, you might be thinking that a collaboration between that and Attack on Titan may be an odd one, and well...you'...
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Social Media

Shocking news: introverts more likely to talk about anime

XD lol! Introverts on social media love talking about anime and manga!
Oct 30
// Ben Huber
How likely are you to tell all your friends about your hobbies on social networks? Statistics say you're going to! Recently, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania did a study that analyzed the language and wording use...

Final Impressions: Rozen Maiden Zurckspulen

Oct 06 // Chris Walden
Rozen, a mysterious doll maker with an apparent knack for infusing his creations with supernatural abilities, created seven girls known as the "Rozen Maiden". However, rather than being the doting father that he probably should have been, he instead starts the "Alice Game," claiming that only the doll that collects all of the Rosa Mysticae can become "Alice" and meet Rozen once again. However, it's the Rosa Mysticae that provide life to these dolls, so cue some crazy magical fighting. The dolls soon find themselves owners, which in turn allows them to draw additional power to help them in fights. However, not all of the dolls are interested in becoming "Alice," so the show becomes a mix of forced fights and tea parties. The series also adds in another timeline to make things a little more confusing, with protagonist Jun speaking to a future version of himself. It's not quite the oddest premise out there, but be warned that you'll need to keep your wits about you if you fancy keeping track of the story. And if you were looking for a conclusion, you're not going to find it in the final episode of Zurückspulen. The ending gears up for a sequel, teasing at the apparent non-death of Kirakisho and young-Jun 'tripping' while at school, as well as old-Jun jumping into an N-field after instruction from Shinku and friends in the other timeline. This is fine, so long as we actually do get another series, but remember how long it took us to get this one? It was also a tad anti-climactic, offering no cliffhanger or any food for thought in between seasons.  The final episode of this season does wind down the story though, all on the assumption that Kirakisho is dead and Suigintou is taking a break from trying to fight with her sisters. It means we get to see old-Jun finally get one-up on his boss at work, as well as furthering the relationship with his co-worker. The play went down really well, and it seems that while old-Jun is still moping about losing the dolls he worked so hard on, his life is finally taking a turn for the better. First, the positives. The art direction of this show is absolutely the best Rozen Maiden has offered thus far. The colors stand out, the animation is smooth and the girls looks like the dolls they are. I mention this specifically because the scale always seemed a little odd in the previous few series, but this time around they look exactly as tall as you'd expect them to be. You also know you've got a solid art team when you can appreciate how the anime looks without getting an art school thesis project like Bakemonogatari or C3. That style has its place, and that place isn't here, so I'm pleased to see it didn't worm its way into Rozen Maiden. If we pretend the first episode doesn't exist, then the pacing was also really well-judged. There was always something going on, and it never seemed to dawdle too long on one particular event before moving to the next. Old-Jun's life at work and with the dolls was also covered well, so we didn't end up wondering why he cared a lot for Shinku, or where this friendship with his female co-worker came from. So long as you've seen the previous material, you won't be all that fussed about not seeing the young-Jun too much, at least until the ending. In fact, it reminds me a lot of Kingdom Hearts 2 when you play as Roxas: You don't really know what's going on and you know you're not the main character, but hey, this is kind of interesting too. The main chunk of the plot, more specifically Kirakisho attempting to secure a vessel of her own by using this alternate-universe Jun, was actually pretty interesting. Seeing a recluse like future-Jun using this doll-making hobby as a way of expressing himself was nice to see, and it makes the collapse of Shinku's temporary body hit that much harder. However, forcing Kirakisho out of Souseiseki's body was an utter mess; it didn't make any sense and seemed incredibly rash. Kirakisho's situation is genuinely an upsetting one, and while her story is likely to be explored in  a potential sequel, it leaves this season feeling just a bit empty. There was also the scene where Souseiseki and Suiseiseki fix a grandfather clock in order to create pathways to the two timelines, so old-Jun can go back to his world while young-Jun can return to his. These dolls have special powers, sure, but it would have been much better had these particular powers been established beforehand. As it was, we saw two dolls basically produce a magic tree out of a clock, and suddenly everything is okay. Perhaps this is handled better in the manga, but as it is it makes me wonder if we were missing something. Which, in all honesty, is a shame. There were moments when I really enjoyed my time with Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, as it breathed new life into a series that, in my opinion, was growing stale. The split timeline story provided an interesting platform for the show to introduce some new concepts, as well as a new sister, and it was easily one of my most-anticipated shows. However, it does stumble and fall under its own convoluted weight at times-- important times, no less. This aside, I feel Zurückspulen is a very positive step in the right direction, and I'll be awaiting a possible sequel with genuine interest. 
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Two timelines filled with crazy dolls
Seems it isn't just Genshiken that can disappear for years and come back with a vengeance. Everyone's favourite animated series about animated dolls has returned, bringing back the Alice Game and all of the crazy jargon that ...

Final Impressions: Genshiken Nidaime

Oct 02 // Chris Walden
In Japan, the otaku culture isn't the niche it is in the west. You don't need to look far to find someone at least vaguely interested in anime, manga or video games, so it makes sense that those in school with a keener-than-normal interest in these things would group together to avoid the 'going home' club after school. This is how Genshiken was formed, a catch-all collection of obsessives that don't fancy limiting themselves to either the anime, manga or video game clubs. However, there wasn't much of a female presence in the original series, with only Ohno and Kasukabe around from the beginning, and Ogiue showing up much later on. Genshiken Nidaime flips that on its head, throwing way more girls into the mix, and having the only new male character in the club often show up dressed as a woman. With all these shake-ups, this season was bound to leave a lasting impression, good or otherwise.  The finale brings along a fair amount of baggage with it, as Hato spends a lot of his time just moping about the place. It's understandable that he would feel responsible for Madarame being rejected by Kasukabe and quitting his job, so perhaps removing himself from the club room and visiting Madarame seems like apt self-punishment. He blames his female persona for this whole course of events, and so he locks himself in his male body around those that have already accepted him participating in club activities as a female. But is this justified? There's certainly reason to beat himself up, but on the other hand Madarame was already in a pretty depressing position. He was clearly not enjoying the day job, and while he'd obviously have preferred for things with Kasukabe to go differently, he knew that she was never going to leave Kousaka. Madarame even remarked earlier that this was a great weight off of his shoulders, and while you could argue that it was a spur of the moment exclamation, I believe there is truth to it. That said, Hato wasn't privy to a lot of this information, so that explains that. Luckily he settled things with Madarame pretty quickly, thanks in part to some counselling from Ogiue and having Sue at hand to keep away the meddling titan-Kuchiki. So all's well that ends well, right? Well, sure, I guess. Hato now hasn't got anything holding him back from continuing to dress as a woman whenever he hangs with Genshiken, and he no longer feels responsible for Madarame's life renovations. That's all fine and dandy, but in all seriousness Genshiken Nidaime felt a lot like one big Hato arc. We saw pretty much all there is to see about his crossdressing, his past and the complications surrounding these, but what did we learn about the other new members? Ogiue is the club president, but she never really felt like she was in much of a position of importance. Madarame was even drafted in to support the Hato storyline, but he wound up with more screen time than a lot of the new characters. Don't get me wrong, the Hato story was handled perfectly, but I feel we've neglected these other characters just a little bit. Let's just say that it'd be great if they were more involved should we get another sequel. That aside, this really is the third serving of Genshiken you've been waiting for. Even with the character changes and a big focus on particular characters, it never stops feeling completely in-line with the previous material, and it's pretty darn fun to watch, too. Even if you don't enjoy some of the serious plots that crop up in this thirteen-episode outing, there are plenty of anime references to simply get a good laugh out of it. If you've seen the older series' and have yet to jump on board with Nidaime, what are you waiting for?
Final Imps: Genshiken 3rd photo
Witty reference.
Six years. That's how much time passed between Genshiken 2 and the confusingly named sequel Genshiken Nidaime, otherwise known as Genshiken Second Season. However, while fans of the show can certainly ponder the reasonin...

Editorial: When erotic designs, cosplay and figures meet

Sep 05 // Jeff Chuang
It's easy to hand-wave the whole thing as a statement of the obvious: sex sells. It's equally easy to write a pull-quote and say the next MGS game will be more sexy. I think the wording from Kojima's tweets can be better, certainly, but the idea feels as if it could be kind of offensive. Why does it feel this way, when in reality a large number of us enjoy and surround ourselves with media that are create in a similar way? The truth is a little more complicated than that character designers will make sexy or erotic characters in order to get people to desire or otherwise express themselves through interacting with the intellectual property in question. It might be a video game character here, but it applies to film, anime, and even prose and trading card games. It might affect how we cosplay; what kind of outfits we see at cons, or even what kind of public service announcements regarding dealing with creepers at cons. It might be a part of gamer culture or the way a community views its members or their representation in the games they play. But that's the thing--it might. There's no clear relationship between sexy characters and every implication as a result of their popularity, other than popularity itself. Sexy doesn't even always sell. The icky feeling feels skirts a little puritanical and ungenuine.  As I woke up this morning and went through my morning routine, I spotted the latest post from Good Smile Company's Kahotan, featuring the Good Smile Racing girls in their latest costume, inspired by a combination of stereotypical race queen attire and Hatsune Miku. It might be a nice thing to wake up to, but it reminded me of what Kojima was talking about. I thought this image spoke exactly what Kojima is talking about, in even fewer words. Here we have a very big brand in Hatsune Miku, who really isn't related to all this besides that Good Smile Company typically creates a more sexually-charged version of her figurine each year, under the "Racing Miku" label. And Miku isn't some sex bomb, although her sexuality tend to reflect that of her largest audiences, made up of teens and young adults of both genders. That crowd is not very different than what you'll see at a large anime convention; Miku herself isn't so different than your average pop idol. At the same time, by spinning off a sexy version of Miku and turning that into race queen costumes and pre-orderable plastic, it's a good business that will appeal to a segment of Miku fans that GSC serves. This is one of the implicit understanding behind the whole proposition; by creating one sexy Miku it doesn't change the big picture besides that it will appeal to some people, and GSC can profit from it. So what's wrong with this picture again? It's a similar deal with Metal Gear Solid. The sprawling video game franchise has fans all over the world, and it appeals to people of all walks of life, for all kinds of different reasons. It seems counterintuitive that the fact there is at least one sexy female character in one MGS game can really fundamentally change anything that many of us enjoy MGS for: the presentation, story and gameplay, for starters. Maybe the "confession" that in recent years Kojima has been dishing up the erotic styles more so than before could mean something, if people thought Metal Gear Solid was a game that shied away from everything that is sexual. And for that, would we not rather judge by the game itself rather than what Kojima has said? What's probably more puzzling is why Kojima wants to see people cosplaying Quiet. I suppose as a creator it's great to see fans cosplaying your work, but that seems more like a challenge and a tease issued from Kojima rather than a statement about the state of video game characters and how they are designed. For more discussion, also check out the Tomopop reaction piece! [Image credit]
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Kojima points out the obvious, so what's next?
You might have noticed some people talking about the description of how Hideo Kojima and his team create the next Metal Gear Solid project. Specifically, Kojima tweeted how one of his characters are designed. The reaction see...

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Custom Eva Nike sneakers

The custom Nike Evangelion sneakers to wage war for

All the sneakerheads be totes jelly over these
Aug 26
// Brad Rice
I am by no means a sneakerhead. I'll drop plenty of money on clothes, but sneakers are an area where I just put down the minimum on some Onitsuka Tigers or Adidas and call it a day. If you want to take your geek pride to the ...
Japan Expo photo
Japan Expo

JX: Day two impressions

More and better
Aug 25
// Josh Totman
Saturdays at a convention are always the best day of the convention. You have the whole day to do everything that you want without a time limit of any sort. I mean, there is no need to go to work or school tomorrow, right? Wi...
Japan Expo photo
Japan Expo

JX: Day one impressions

It's roomy
Aug 24
// Josh Totman
It's been a busy day for us here on day one of Japan Expo USA. Tim and myself were running all over the place trying to see what this convention has in store for us. You know, in between guest interviews and such. We were abl...
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Maid Cafe NY

Rejoice, New Yorkers: A Maid Cafe is opening soon in NYC

The Big Apple is getting their first maid cafe!
Aug 07
// Salvador GRodiles
Congratulations, people of the Big Apple; Horizon Enterprise Group, Inc. is going to have a Grand Opening of New York's very first Maid Cafe! And from the looks of it, the people that are bringing this treasure to NYC are exc...
Culture Japan expansion photo
Culture Japan expansion

Aw snap, Culture Japan goes through a new expansion

Cheers, Danny Choo!
Jun 26
// Salvador GRodiles
Let's give a toast to Danny Choo once again, because Culture Japan is going to expand by moving to Tokyo during the summer. With the new expansion, they're looking to hire some new people to work in their Tokyo office! If you...
Attack on Titan 3DMG photo
Attack on Titan 3DMG

Prepare to take down Titans with your 3D Maneuver Gear

*Queues up "Guren no Yumiya"*
Jun 25
// Josh Tolentino
Wow. This has to be one of the best cosplay props I've ever seen. A gifted Attack on Titan fan has blessed all of nerdkind by creating his very own set of "working" Three-Dimensional Maneuver Gear! In case you've n...
Gargantia fanart photo
Gargantia fanart

Behold, the winners of the Gargantia fan chara contest

See them in the series finale
Jun 24
// Josh Tolentino
Well, it took a while for Production I.G. to decide, but it seems that the people behind Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet have picked a gaggle of winners for their big fan-created character contest last month. The Pixiv...
Attack on Titan fan-game photo
Attack on Titan fan-game

Get your swords out, it's an Attack on Titan videogame!

Sie sind die Jaeger!
Jun 21
// Josh Tolentino
Oh, if only this lovely little browser-based project was an actual, officially-published Attack on Titan videogame, rather than the result of a Chinese fan's creativity. The core concept's pretty great! In case you...
Attack on Hilarity photo
Attack on Hilarity

Attack on Hilarity

May 24
// Josh Totman
Everyone already understands that the opening for Attack on Titan is one of the most epic opening songs. It is so epic, that it can make anything more epic. If you don't believe me, take a good look at the video gallery below.
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LOL anime languages!

Moonspeak: Maou-sama and Gargantia's languages cracked

Ih'j all Vkeer ho pe!
May 08
// Josh Tolentino
Ah, fantasy. You know it's a fantasy world (including the fantasy of science-fiction) when the world in question has its very own made-up gibberish language. This spring in particular is rife with them, and the two most notab...

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