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8:00 AM on 08.24.2014

Otakon '14: Saori Hayami interview

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...

Jeff Chuang

12:00 PM on 04.13.2014

Shinji's voice actor set to marry Ms. Norway

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...

Brad Rice

11:00 AM on 04.07.2014

Animazement adds several seiyuu from original Mobile Suit Gundam

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...

Pedro Cortes

8:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Man arrested for throwing a radio at Yukari Tamura

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...

Jeff Chuang

5:30 PM on 02.28.2014

8th Seiyuu Awards crowns Yuuki Kaji, Rina Satou

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...

Jeff Chuang

2:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Yukari Tamura turns 17 again, more pink than ever

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...

Jeff Chuang

6:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Kana Hanazawa says 'no boys allowed' for meet & greet

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, ...

Brad Rice

10:00 AM on 02.05.2014

The Dose: Petit Milady

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:30 PM on 01.28.2014

RIP: veteran voice actor Ichiro Nagai passes away

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...

Ben Huber

3:30 PM on 01.14.2014

Popular seiyuu Kana Asumi weds, twitter cries out

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...

Jeff Chuang

10:00 PM on 12.24.2013

Santa Company Kickstarter gets funded, cast

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...

Karen Mead

11:00 AM on 12.19.2013

Sumire Uesaka's new animated PV is Magical Soviet Russia

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...

Jeff Chuang