Spring is in the air, folks! First-semester romance, flower-viewing parties, and the first blooms of the season! And like those youngest, prettiest buds, we here at Japanator are ready to scope out the brand-newest (and brand... read feature

Winter may be upon us, and as the weather cools, it's the perfect time to curl up by the fire or stick your legs under the kotatsu and let the Japanese cartoons roll! This is Japanator's official Winter 2015 Anime Previe... read feature

As the leaves turn, so do the hearts of men, as humanity's collective consciousness casts its gaze upon matters of true universal importance: The next batch of animated offerings from Glorious Nippon. This is Japanator's Fall... read feature

This one seemed have just slipped by me. Studio WIT, which is a subdivision of the mighty Production I.G. has a new animated film coming out, under the unassuming title HAL. The name gives me some serious Space Odyssey flash... read feature

The sun's up and it's time to get the heck into the shade and watch some Japanese cartoons! Welcome to the second part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! Just as we did in yesterday's first part, we're here to ta... read feature

It's the summertime, and the weather is high. You can reach right up, and touch the sky. When the weather's fine, we've got Japanese cartoons on the mind! It's the first part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! Th... read feature

Spring hasn't really sprung for me in my neck of the woods yet, but it's officially the season of flower buds and abundant sunshine, no matter what my thermostat says. Fortunately, even if I have to wait a while for warm, bea... read feature


Preview: Cloudbuilt

Mar 19 // Brittany Vincent
I don't like hand-holding. Sometimes, I want to jump in and make my own mistakes. I don't want the safety net of a checkpoint or the illusion of control afforded to me by objectives. Perhaps that's why, even in games like Mir... read feature

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably read my tweets hyping up Sega's new crossover puzzle game, Puyo Puyo Tetris. A few folks have expressed confusion toward my excitement, going so far as to wonder if I'm... read feature

As the year draws to a close, it's time to think about all the Japanese cartoons you'll be watching next year. That's right, folks, it's Japanator's Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide! We're here to deliver the preliminary word ... read feature

UDON Entertainment have revealed a nifty 12-page preview of an artbook featuring the lovely Luka Megurine all by her glamorous self. This artbook comprises over 150 illustrations on 96 pages created by over 35 artists, and it... read feature

The fall anime season just kicked off, and you guys need to know who's covering which shows for Annotated Anime. Here at Japanator, we like to imagine that you base your viewing decisions strictly on which of your favorite st... read feature

It wouldn't be a stretch to say that nearly three quarters of Namco Bandai's Tokyo Game Show booth is composed of Shonen Jump games.  Perhaps the biggest of the bunch is J-Stars Victory VS for the PS3 and the Vita. A fou... read feature

I didn't exactly have high expectations for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, but it still somehow managed to miss them by a long shot. First, I have a confession to make. I've never actually played past the first two hours of t... read feature

I've never been much of a fan of Koei's Dynasty Warriors series. That isn't to say the appeal is lost on me; the idea of smashing through hundreds of weak soldiers has always been an exciting one. I suppose in my case, DW jus... read feature

Capcom's latest attempt at capturing the hearts and minds of Japanese children comes in the form of 3DS action game, Geist Crusher. Developed by Treasure, makers of many a classic video game, Geist Crusher is a 3rd person act... read feature

Despite the fact that Falcom's latest JRPG, Sen no Kiseki, is hitting store shelves next Thursday, I couldn't help but hit the lines to play the demo here at TGS. For those of you unaware, Sen no Kiseki is the sixth game in t... read feature

It's been quite some time since we last saw the colourful members of the Little Busters, but not to worry, as they'll be returning in a previously unaired bonus episode. There's a catch, however, as you're going to need to b... read feature

It's summer and the sun is shining bright! That's why it's time for us to give you a number of reasons to stay inside and watch Japanese cartoons! It's the second part of Japanator's Summer 2013 Anime Preview Guide! In case y... read feature

Summer is here! And while most other forms of temperate pop media: film, television, videogames, go into the "Summer Doldrums", Glorious Nippon rolls on, undaunted by the blazing heat, to dive headfirst into the summer anime ... read feature

It's been a long ten years since the excellent Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne hit the PS2. When the Persona series blew up on the PS2, the chances of a new SMT game seemed to fade into the dark... read feature

For all this talk that the anime industry is on the ropes, there sure are a lot of shows coming out, aren't there?* Though we covered a good dozen or more anime in the first part of Japanator's Spring Season 2013 Anime Previe... read feature

With the passing of winter comes a new season, and while "Spring" has little climatic meaning for this writer, Japanophiles the world over can associate the word with more than just a softening of the weather - they can assoc... read feature


Preview: Ni no Kuni

Dec 12 // Chris Walden
It's been less than a week since the Ni no Kuni demo landed on the PlayStation Network for Studio Ghibli and Level-5 fans alike to clamour over. It offers two trips into the game, each at about 25 minutes long apiece, but per... read feature

The leaves may not be falling yet, but the Japanese cartoons are ready to drop, and this is the second part of Japanator's Fall 2012 Anime Preview Guide! Read the first part here, and when you're done with that (or before you... read feature

It is time. As the sun pulls further away from the Earth and the leaves prepare to drop, we prepare for another season's worth of Japanese cartoons.  That might not sound like much, but hey, this feature isn't called "Ja... read feature

Welcome to the second half of Japanator's Anime Preview Guide for this summer! In case you missed the first half, this is where we'll take on the most notable names of the coming summer when Japanese cartoons are involved, and which ones we'll be keeping our eyes on! Read on, and tell us what you're going to watch this summer as well! read feature

The sun is out, and summer is upon us! What better way is there to beat the heat than to hide indoors and watch a ton of Japanese cartoonage! Don't answer that. But! Not everyone has all the time in the world to devote to wat... read feature

2012 is here, folks, and it's cold outside (at least for those living in temperate climes)! Fear not, though, for Glorious Nippon is here, with thatch-roofed cottages full of warm, inviting cartoons, right there for your... read feature

Those familiar with Sengoku Basara, or perhaps even Hyakka Ryouran will be aware of who Sanada Yukimura is. Well, if you want more hot blooded samurai adventures with him (sorry Hyakka fans!) in the Warring States Period, the... read feature

It's summertime! It's time to hang out at the beach, get a tan, enjoy a brief moment of respite from school, and do other summertime things! Or, alternatively, you could escape the heat and brightness of direct sunlight and s... read feature

A third welcome to all comers, as this is Part 3 of Japanator's preview of the anime for the spring season 2011. In case you missed 'em, here are Part 1 and Part 2. This third part? This third part here tackles such potential... read feature

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