Valentine's Anime! photo
For those who love to laugh and love
[Author's Note: This is for those who want romance, those who do not scroll no further! I have something else for you later today]Valentine's day falls on a weekend this year and I know some of you are in the mood for some ro... read feature

Junjou Romantica photo
Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica getting a DVD Litebox re-release

Love lives!
Jun 12
Shungiku Nakamura's Junjou Romantica remains a relevant title for overseas fans these days, it seems, because Nozomi Entertainment announced they'll be re-releasing the entire first season this September in one 3-disc package... read
Valentine's Day photo
A mix of old and new
It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air! Actually, where I am, it's mostly snow in the air, but I have faith that there's plenty of love out there too. This time of year, we at Japanator like to take a moment to look bac... read feature

Sweet Rein vol. 1 photo
Sweet Rein vol. 1

Romance and Christmas spirit abound in Sweet Rein vol. 1

Santa Claus and reindeers just belong together
Nov 02
VIZ Media is ready to kick off the holiday season early with the release of a new shoujo series titled Sweet Rein. The first volume will be out on November 5th both in print (US$9.99) and digitally (US$6.99) via the VIZ Manga... read
10 Fave Fanservice Shows photo
For your post-Valentine's perusal
Had enough of love, romance, and all that other junk? No need for all that gooey cootie-filled stuff? Well, we've got the list feature for you, an opposite number to the tender caresses of a Valentine's Day love-fest. Yes, to... read feature

Life (not) After Rinko photo
Life (not) After Rinko

Life (not) after Rinko

Still the only one, number 1
Feb 14
You can be a realist and move on with your new games, new anime, new favorites, and your ever-renewing life. Or you could be serious about your relationships and realize that we have to live with our choices. Sometimes what w... read
Life After Rinko photo
Life After Rinko

Life after Rinko

Moving on with my life.
Feb 14
The road to recovery was long and arduous, but as many good friends had told me, time is a great healer. I was able to abandon thoughts of venturing to the smoky prison to see her once again, and instead made preparations to ... read
A Daily Dose of Love photo
We're all hopeless romantics...
Happy Valentine's Day Japanator readers! Although you may not particularly enjoy celebrating a Hallmark Holiday, I like to just use it as an excuse to tell you guys how much I love you and share some love for anime around. We... read feature


Let Them Eat Romance: Rose of Versailles licensed

Sep 18
Now here's a blast from the past. In a move I definitely did not anticipate (though this probably stems from my cluelessness regarding the genre), Right Stuf has acquired the license to - of all things - Rose of Versaill... read

No one can deny that Kids on the Slope had fantastic pedigree. It's the adaptation of Yuki Kodama's award-winning josei manga, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and with music by Yoko Kanno. Based on the pairing of Cowboy Bebop vets Watanabe and Kanno, I expected another anime heavily influenced by jazz, as I imagine many viewers did. This couldn't have been farther from the truth. read feature


Inflatable fun to be had with Record of Agarest War 2

Apr 23
I didn't play much of the first game, I'll admit. Most of my time was put into Disgaea 3, so Record of Agarest War has just been sitting in a draw somewhere, waiting to be revisited. What I did play was pretty cool though, bu... read

9 things that Japanese girls don't like about otaku

Feb 16
Japan's dating scene has gotten so bad that even the government is getting involved, in hopes of getting more couples to get it on. They're pushing girls to put themselves out there more and teaching guys how to be likable on... read

Japan tries to teach people how to date and reproduce

Feb 15
Japan is rapidly greying. Over a quarter of the population is 65 years of age or older; the population will likely shrink as much as one-third within 50 years. If it does, social security will be heavily strained for the next... read

Publicly display your affection with Love Plus arcade

Jul 23
Love Plus has been the girlfriend game  of choice for people who aren't interested in 3-D disgusting pig romances, but the big problem an otaku might face in his affair with Manaka, Rinko and Nene (but really just Rinko)... read

Yotsuba x Yanda: A shipping I never thought I'd love

Feb 14
While we're sitting here on Valentine's Day, I just wanted to take a moment to share a doujin that's been sitting on my harddrive for a while, and it brings a smile to my face every time I read it. Pairing off our fearless le... read

No Valentine's Day plans? Why not play a dating sim?

Feb 03
It can be a hard and lonely life for an otaku. The massive buildup and subsequent celebration doesn't make things much more fun, either. Yet, for some reason, you find yourself sitting in a room all by yourself watching your ... read

Read romance novels on the DS, plus relationship charts

Jan 21
If you're having trouble keeping your hot, steamy romance novels away from prying eyes, and lack the money to have a basement built to hide them in, Nintendo may have an answer for you.That answer is to toss all those damn bo... read

Konami is sending lonely people love letters that read 'Pls. buy Love Plus kthnx'

Aug 28
That's the gist of it, at least.Earlier this month Konami announced that they would be undertaking a "mysterious project envisioned by our boss," aimed at "saving" men around the world who have not been ve... read

For some reason I feel like we haven't seen enough series that feature a strong female protagonist. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think we could all stand to see more of it, especially one that isn't just sex appeal. Of course I'm n... read feature


Rumors from a Japanator geisha: FUNimation to annouce Romeo x Juliet?

May 15
Reporting from some internet laden cave, the reporter Gia brings her speculation that FUNimation will be dusting off Ye Olde English Dictionary. Apparently this is a blitz week for FUNimation, as they've announced several tit... read


Mar 12
Proof that Pikachu is a (very nasty) girl. [via Japundit]  read

First Impressions: Kimikiss ~ pure rouge

Nov 06
Ah, romance is in the air, even though it's only Fall. So now that we're back at school, Kimikiss brings up the eternal question of love -- more importantly, the first kiss (for high schoolers, at least). So once agai... read

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