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12:00 PM on 09.25.2014

Of course there'd be a new One Piece: Pirate Warrriors game!

Like death, taxes, and the heat death of the universe, new Warriors games are a thing you can count on, and it looks like Koei Tecmo are readying a veritable fleet of new One Piece-themed mega-brawlers to go alongside t...

Josh Tolentino


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Terra Battle launches on October 9th

Terra Battle, the highly anticipated RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, launches worldwide on October 9th. Find out more




8:00 AM on 09.15.2014

Captain Levi's past is revealed in upcoming OVA trailer

Attack on Titan's top badass is the star of an upcoming OVA, which promises to reveal the cold eyed spinning slashed. Attack on Titan: No Regrets - Birth of Levi, takes us to the time before Levi joins up with the Survey Cor...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has 20 extra minutes and a new trailer

Our friends over at FUNimation have shared the newest trailer for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of one of last year's surprise pleasures, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. I went into seeing this movie with very low expectations, and...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 09.10.2014

Terra Formars trailer crawls out of the shadows

As we eagerly await Josh's fantastic Fall Anime Preview Guide, trailers for this season's biggest and brightest are starting to trickle in. I'm actually just finishing up reading the Yu Sasuga manga, Terra Formars for review...

Hiroko Yamamura

8:00 AM on 09.08.2014

Even AKB48 want to kick Nintendo's butt

Nintendo's been ramping up the hype train for its next Super Smash Brothers game, and in Japan, that means getting AKB48 involved, naturally.  It's a good thing that one of the key features of the upcoming 3DS and ...

Josh Tolentino



TGS 2014: Oh look, it's Persona 5's first real trailer photo
TGS 2014: Oh look, it's Persona 5's first real trailer
by Josh Tolentino

Took 'em long enough! Atlus has finally revealed Persona 5 with a gloriously vague anime trailer for the game, due out on PS3 - and PS4 - next year.

The latest mainline entry in the Persona series will be directed by Katsura Hashino, feature character designs from Shigenori Soejima, and music composed by Shoji Meguro. 

From the looks of the trailer the setting appears to be returning to the big city, with a prominent shot of a Shibuya-style pedestrian scramble, during which a young, protagonist-looking high-schooler wearing a blazer-based school uniform experiences some good ol' frozen time and that telltale summoning fire. The color palette leans on red, black, and white (differing from Persona 3's blues and Persona 4's yellows), and all the text features the breaking of chains and shackles, reinforcing earlier taglines about "emancipation". 

Not especially fond of the title font, but that's just me nitpicking at this point. Watch the trailer and get hype!

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6:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Freedom Wars finally getting its freedom soon

Ah, Freedom Wars. Sony have been teasing this Monster Hunter-alike from the developers of God Eater for what feels like forever, and despite the game coming out in Japan to warm regard, we never got a solid release date....

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 06.26.2014

The new Lupin live-action trailer is here!

The live adaption of the classic anime thief Lupin III, is set to hit theaters in Japan on August 30th, but you don't have to wait that long to get a glimpse. There's a new trailer making its rounds, and this time the video ...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 AM on 06.10.2014

E3 2014: From's Project Beast is Bloodborne

This isn't to say that Project Beast is a thing you can catch from a blood transfusion gone wrong, mind. Instead, that's the true name of the new, PS4-exclusive action game from, er, From. Software. Y'know, they of Soul...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 06.09.2014

E3 2014: Behold the glory of Persona Q

As if I needed any more reasons to get a 3DS, Nintendo has gone and released a new trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the Persona 3 and 4-themed dungeon crawler from the studio that brought you Etrian ...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 PM on 05.10.2014

The Akira Project is out: Watch the whole thing here

Well, that was quick. Just last week CineGround's crowdfunded adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's masterpiece was giving folks a peek behind the curtain, but after a few days, it looks like this weekend was the day to unleash th...

Josh Tolentino





8:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Black Desert might be the prettiest MMO I've ever seen

And yes, I'm aware that this is technically a Korean game, and that this site is called Japanator, but dammit, this game is too pretty to not be worth a mention. And this isn't the first time we've highlighted a Korean game,...

Josh Tolentino