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At Otakon 2014 Japanator was fortunate enough to grab a few minutes with one of the most prolific voice actresses in otaku anime and games of the past several years. Saori Hayami appeared at the con on behalf of Aniplex and h...
No, Megumi Ogata isn't coming out of the closet by announcing her marriage to the reigning Ms. Norway. Spike Spencer, the voice actor best known for playing Shinji in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Rolo in Code Geass is set to m...
I was already going to Animazement. Their announcement of KOTOKO as the main musical guest was enough for me to plop down the cash for a weekend pass, plane tickets and a shared hotel. With their latest guest announcements, I...
It's not the first and probably not the last time something like this happens, but a Fukui man attending Yukari Tamura's live concert this past Sunday in Osaka was arrested for disrupting the concert. During a MC segment earl...


The 8th Seiyuu Awards results are out. The annual organizational rewards program recognizes outstanding individuals and groups from the Japanese voice acting industry, and this year it crowds Yuuki Kaiji and Rina Satou as the...
Yukari Tamura's fans have a special monikor that others identify them with: Oukokumin. It means that they are citizen of Yukari Oukoku, or Yukari Kingdom. It's part of the whole idol shtick Tamura has going on as this never-a...
Sorry guys, you're going to have to sit this one out in the cold. Kana Hanazawa's next meet and greet event is going to be a girls-only affair. The event, dubbed Kana Matsuri, will feature a meet and greet, live performance, ...
It's official! Hump day is here! I know, it feels like Friday and looks like Antarctica outside, but I have just the thing to move your week along. How about some high energy pop music from adorable, talented young ladies? I...
Sad news: veteran voice actor, famous for his roles in a myriad of anime, Ichiro Nagai, has passed away at the age of 82. He was found collapsed in his hotel room on Monday and taken quickly to a hospital. Nagai's agency says...
The news that popular Japanese voice actress Kana Asumi is married broke my Japanese twitter this morning. Fan reaction has been intense but overall very positive. What's remarkable is that Asumi has been one of the...
It appears that 'The War on Christmas' has suffered yet another crushing defeat: Santa Company, the Christmas-themed anime that Amber has been going nuts about for a month already, has met its funding goal of $50,000 on Kicks...
The latest music video from upcoming seiyuu idol Sumire Uesaka is now posted on Youtube. It's pretty notable because it's animated--we don't get a whole lot of animated music videos even this day and age. What's actually rem...