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Jtor Eats

Japanator Eats: Green Tea Snacks Part 3

Even more green tea
Aug 31
// Josh Totman
Final installment of the green tea series is up for your viewing pleasure. It was a heck of a ride tasting all the green tea snacks that I got my hands on. Some were great, and some, were not that great... The main thing though is, just get out there and try something new. You never know when you will find that new favorite snack.

Japanator Eats: Green Tea Snacks Part 2

Drowning in green tea goodness
Jul 24
// Josh Totman
All your green tea snacks are belong to me. All your green tea snacks are belong to me. All your green tea snacks are belong to me.
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Phantasy Star Online 2

Vocaloid concert coming to Phantasy Star Online 2

Take a break from all that monster fighting
Jul 17
// Josh Totman
Sometimes when you're out killing hundreds of monsters for XP in a MMO you think to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish I could take my character to go see a show of some sort." Well fear not, my friends. Sega has just announced that...

First Impressions: Momo Kyun Sword

Jul 14 // Josh Totman
Momo Kyun Sword follows the busty Momo who was born from a magical peach that a couple found floating in the river. They raised her as their own and watched her ripen. Somehow growing up she had made friends with a dog god, a monkey god, and a pheasant god. The first episode doesn’t really go into how they all meet, but I’m sure it will in later episodes. We also get to meet the Celestial Maidens that have been sent by the top maiden, Sumeragi. These maidens are out to stop the demons from finding and taking all the fragments of the Michimi Peach which gives the holder great power. Boy, does this thing sound like something you have already watched before? Besides the cut and paste story, everything about this show screams overdone. The character designs look pretty generic. There is no real pop to them at all. Mainly it looks like it was made this way for easier animation. The peach theme is all around as well. Yes, yes, I know it’s the main running theme of the show, but the peach shape should be reserved for butts not boobs. Momo’s boobs don’t look all that attractive because of this keeping with the peach shape. It only makes them look heavy and awkward. The rests of them in the show don’t have this problem thank god. The real question we have to consider here is; where do we see this show going? That could be easier said than done. What I mean is this type of first episode set up could go in multiple directions. One of the ways it could go is the more serious approach where the characters find out more about themselves as they hit the road battling demons and recovering the peach shards. Then we could have pretty boring trope of them just dealing with almost the same situation at each shrine in every episode. Lastly, we could have a series that is just going to make fun of itself and keep making perverted jokes and situations all around boobs. Most of us are going to pick this last one because that seems to be the easiest way something like this could go. So far the show was...interesting. There were a lot of things that reminded me of other series’ and the show doesn't quite seem original. I could second guess most of what was going on or what was going to happen before it did. This does not make for fun anime watching. I’m not all that excited to watch any more of this series, but I will just to confirm what type of series we are dealing with. My normal threshold is three episodes for a series to really hook me unless the first one is really bad. Momo Kyun Sword is OK at best and that is still stretching it. Most people would already write this off as a bad series, and frankly, I don’t blame them one bit. This series is really going to have to put something out there to win people back, and hopefully, it’s not just boobs that they are putting out there...
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Millions of peaches, peaches for me
As the site’s official “boob anime connoisseur”, it is my duty to watch all the boob anime each season.  It’s a filthy dirty job most of the time, but there are times when it can pay off beyond the bounce and deliver a good engaging story. This season, I’m afraid to say, will not be one that I see paying off...

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Green Tea Snacks Part 1

Japanator Eats: Green Tea Snacks Part 1

It's Pocky time!
Jul 14
// Josh Totman
Green tea snacks are so lovely. If there is a green tea version of any food, I will undoubtedly get that version of it. I'm drawn into the bitterness of the green tea matched with the sweetness of anything else that it is with. For this first part, I have some green tea Pocky variations by the names of Pocky Crush and Pocky Midi.
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Grapefruit popsicle

New grapefruit flavor will make you pucker this summer

Sour on top of sour
Jul 14
// Josh Totman
Coming to convenient stores across Japan is a new sour popsicle from the maker of the Gari Gari-kun Soda popsicle. Their new flavor puts your sourness to the test by combining lemon and grapefruit together. The bar itself is ...
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Tekken 7

Tekken 7 announced with teaser trailer

King of fighting tournaments returns
Jul 13
// Josh Totman
During this year's EVO fighting tournament, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed that the latest installment in the Tekken series is in development at Bandai Namco.  The teaser trailer doesn't show any gameplay and...
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Freedom Wars

New Freedom Wars story trailer looks mighty good

Want to get a Vita...rising
Jul 02
// Josh Totman
So the rock that I currently live under doesn't seem to have any connection to what is going on in the video game world. If it did, then I wouldn't just be now finding out about the futuristic co-op action game Freedom Wars ...
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Jtor Eats: Kit Kats

Japanator Eats: Strawberry and Wasabi Kit Kats

Powerful flavors
Jun 27
// Josh Totman
It's finally time for some more snack reviews from yours truly! I got my hands on some more of those flavored Kit Kats that everyone likes to hear about. Strawberry and wasabi flavors both had it's surprising side to them, but not like you might expect. I don't want to give too much away from the video. Sit back and enjoy me snacking away on something yummy. 
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Akiba Strip 2

Akiba Strip 2 has new PS4 sharing gameplay features

You're going to be typing "panty" a lot...
Jun 24
// Josh Totman
If Akiba Trip 2 couldn't get any crazier, along comes it's new 'share & chat' feature. It's bad enough that the game requires you to save Akihabara from the undead by striping them of clothes so that that the sun can des...
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Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie's new cosplay video is full of summertime fun

Need to get to a waterpark stat!
Jun 18
// Josh Totman
Summertime is now upon us which means out with that bulky cosplay and into something a little more fun. By fun, I mean swimwear. Beat Down Boogie just released, what I'm calling, the beach episode of cosplay music videos. Recorded at Colossal Con in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Waterpark resort. You can now see why I'm calling it what I'm calling it. 
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Super Smash Bros.

E3 2014: Palutena's anime reveal is glorious

We need a full season of this!
Jun 11
// Josh Totman
One thing I got to give the people at Nintendo, is that they know how to make a reveal for their Super Smash Brothers games. In the trailer above, we get a beautiful anime sequence of Pit and Link fighting it out. When, all ...
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Attack on Titan

A Titan comes to Tokyo

Prance away Mr. Titan
Jun 09
// Josh Totman
D Piddy is out and around Tokyo trying to share his love of Attack on Titan. Some are accepting of it, while others are not. Either way, it makes for a hilarious video! In other news, I'M BACK!
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May'n gets an adorable nendoroid

Still not as cute as her though
Feb 07
// Josh Totman
As you know, I love May'n. Her voice, her eyes, her legs, and her love of taiyaki steals my heart every time I see her. Oh how I wish I could have her here in my house to bask in her wonderfulness. Well, I can now in a way. A...
Joshizu photo

New trailer for sentai comedy Joshizu

Where's the pink one?
Feb 07
// Josh Totman
Yuichi Fukuda's sentai comedy Joshizu has a new 40 second trailer out now. The comedy revolves around Naoko Akagi (played by Mirei Kiritani), a busy career-oriented woman who's been chosen as Red in a new all-female super he...
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Pentagon oranges

Pentagon shaped oranges are a thing now

Because we can
Jan 31
// Josh Totman
Not that this is a large stretch from square watermelons, but some fruit farmers in Ehime prefecture thought that a four sided fruit was not good enough for them, so they went out and made a five sided orange called Goka...
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks to be one crazy game

New trailer for the zombie beat'm up
Jan 28
// Josh Totman
In this newest trailer for Tecmo Koei's zombie kill fest Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, we get to check out Yaiba's newest outfits in the game. Some of the crazy outfits include standard camouflage, a Nuigulumar outfit from the movi...
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Haagen-Dazs release limited flavors Sakura and Rose

A flower for my sweets
Jan 28
// Josh Totman
For the 30th anniversary of Haagen-Dazs, they will be releasing two limited edition flavors Sakura and Rose. Each of these flavors will have actual sakura petals and rose petals mixed in with the ice cream. Don't worry though...
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Attack on Titan

Bandai releasing Attack on Titan merchandise this April

Are you a fan of the Survey Corps?
Jan 25
// Josh Totman
Bandai is set to release a small line of electronic goods that bare the symbol and colors of the Survey Corps from Attack on Titan this April in Japan.  The SK-01GR large headphones will run you 3,800yen ($37US) and just...
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Live action titans are insanely awesome

Time to buy a Subaru Forester
Jan 24
// Josh Totman
How many of you are excited about the live action Attack on Titan movie? I know I am! One of the things that I am also excited to see is how they are going to do the titans in the movie. Are they going to be live action or C...
Hatsune Miku photo
Hatsune Miku

32-song Project Diva F 2nd trailer is a delight to hear

Giving you a taste of what's to come
Jan 24
// Josh Totman
The newest trailer for the PS3 and PS Vita game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is out now for your listening and viewing pleasure. The extra long trailer takes you through 32 songs that will be available in the new ga...
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More! Sonicomi gameplay videos show you how to shoot

You'll shoot your eye out...
Jan 22
// Josh Totman
Nitroplus and Kadokawa Games released two new gameplay videos from their upcoming PS3 title More! SoniComi. In the game, you play a photographer with the task of shooting the voluptuous Sonico in photo shoots. During th...
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Yakuza Ishin

No need to buy Yakuza Ishin on PS3 producer claims

Behold the power of the PS4!
Jan 22
// Josh Totman
It seems to me that this is really a crappy way to sell your game. I mean, it's fine and all to show off how great the PS4 technology is, but then what about your fan base of PS3 users? In the video above, Producer Masa...
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Makizushi Art

Take a look at some makizushi art

You've never eaten sushi that looks like this
Jan 17
// Josh Totman
If you have been following me on here, you know that I know my way around a kitchen. Now, I can make makizushi (rolled sushi) the regular way, but I couldn't even dream about making it like Takayo "Tama-chan" Kiyota.&nbs...
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Dekamori Senran Kagura

More details on Dekamori Senran Kagura bounce in

Three desires of man
Jan 15
// Josh Totman
When Marvelous AQL announced a rhythm cooking game staring the lovely ladies of Senran Kagura, needless to say, I was one happy man. It has everything that I would ever want in a game; good music, cooking food, and busty wome...
May'n photo

May'n teases us with a 1-chorus music video

Love that voice
Jan 13
// Josh Totman
With her upcoming new album New World being released on January 29th; May'n has released a 1-chorus version of her title song "Lose My Illusions." This is only her fourth album release since coming onto the music s...
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Dead or Alive

New DOA 5 Ultimate character coming to consoles

Time to beat the loli out of you
Jan 12
// Josh Totman
As the final rounds of the national Dead or Alive 5 tournament were just about to start; Team Ninja developer Yosuke Hayashi had a couple of new announcement he wanted to share with the crowd. The first think ...

First Impressions: Witch Craft Works

Jan 10 // Josh Totman
OK, I guess I should use more than those three words. Let’s start with the slightly confusing storyline. We start out with Takamiya Honoka, just a normal high school student like everyone else...ever. But Takamiya is something more than just a high school student; He's apparently... royalty? I say that as a question because we don’t really know who he is yet. All we know is that Takamiya is an important person to the witches in this story because they're all out to get him except one: the fire witch, Kagari Ayaka. Kagari Ayaka is the “Princess” of the school. Everyone is in love with her and treats her like a goddess, yet she could really care less about any of that. Her job, apparently, is to protect Takamiya for some unknown reason. What makes it even weirder is that she calls him “Princess”. Wait, what? A guy is the princess? Well, thankfully later she says that he is her master which would make more sense...I think. Anyways, this all comes out after Takamiya is attacked in the schoolyard by another witch and her killer robot bunnies. The action that ensues is quite good with lots of fire animation and CG. It was actually fun to watch killer robot bunnies of all sizes try and fight Kagari to no avail; I call it adorable violence. One of the things that I liked in this first episode was the pacing; it was always enjoyable and never dragged along. We have the basic introductions of the two main characters, some action, explanation, more action, and finally the rest of the cast shows up at the end. This was a great set- up for the series to get you interested in how all of this is going to end up. However, character designs are not really blowing the wind up my skirt so far. [Editor's Note: That's an expression now??] They're decent, but there's just something unattractive about them that I can't quite put my finger on. I don’t want to use the words “cookie-cutter”, but that's close to what I mean. Another way to put it is that I would not want to own a figure from this series. As for the opening and ending themes, I am more in love with the ending theme and animation then the opening. The opening is pretty basic for the music and animation; it's a "seen it once, seen it a million times" sort of thing. In contrast, the ending theme is very catchy, featuring the voice actresses singing together with chibi animation. Personally, I always enjoy it when they let the voice actresses sing songs in an anime; it always makes it seem more personal. Overall I'm excited for the series and believe we have another J.C. Staff hit on our hands. I’m interested in hearing more about what's up with Takamiya , where he comes from and why he is so valuable. Also, I'm wondering if this is going to be a one-on-one romcom, or if it will be turning into a harem at some point. Either way, I’ll be looking forward to it each week.
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Do you like to play with fire?
J.C. Staff is my drug of choice when it comes to romantic comedies as of late. From the stories, to the quality of the animation, character design, and so on, it’s no wonder that I was excited for their new show Witch C...

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Sailor Moon

20th anniversary Sailor Moon album is full of talent

Shaping up to be a great album
Jan 07
// Josh Totman
One of the last things I would've ever thought I would be doing on this site would be writing anything about Sailor Moon. Mainly this is because I am not exactly the demographic that the series was aiming for, but none the le...
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Moyashimon manga ending Jan. 22nd

It's time to say goodbye to our little friends
Dec 31
// Josh Totman
It seems in this day and age that the cool way of breaking the news to everyone is through Twitter. Word travels fast on the Twitter express, and you can be sure that it's no bull when it comes from the creator's own account....
Senran Kagura photo
Senran Kagura

Possible Senran Kagura 2 announcement soon

More 3D bouncing goodness
Dec 31
// Josh Totman
Looks like Marvelous AQL might be announcing the next installment of the busty shinobi series Senran Kagura. Accorning to the event page on NicoNico Live page, there is a live event called “Senran Kagura Bakun...
Gundam photo

History of Gundam now on display in Chiba

Step into the world of Gundam
Dec 31
// Josh Totman
Mech anime and I don't really gel too well. It likes to call me up from time to time, seeing if I'm free on the weekend, but most of the time I just make up an excuse not to go. Sure, mechs are wonderful to look at, but just ...
Space Dandy photo
Space Dandy

Update: 10 minute preview of Space Dandy now online

Japanese only
Dec 27
// Josh Totman
[Update: One of our readers has expressed concerns that the above video was pirated, leaked, or otherwise not cleared for promotional purposes. After conducting a bit more research, we've determined that the promotional clip...
KFC photo

You remembered to get the KFC today, right?

Colonel Sanders is watching you...
Dec 25
// Josh Totman
It's not a Japanese Christmas without KFC. So enjoy this gallery of Colonel Sanders dressed up as Santa and other things.
Hatsune Miku photo
Hatsune Miku

Miku Wing Shop opening soon at Haneda Airport

Get some Miku to take with you on your next trip.
Dec 24
// Josh Totman
Hatsune Miku has done quite a bit in her short six year career so far. She has had chart topping music, live concerts, video games, an opera, sold cars, and much more. There's not much that this digital diva can't do! With he...
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Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins new savory ice cream

Strawberry x Mascarpone x Balsamic Vinegar
Dec 23
// Josh Totman
Why is it that only Japan, and other countries not named the US, get all the experimental foods from major corporations? It gets on my nerves to see all the wonderful flavor combination that will never be close to me. Normall...
The Dose photo
The Dose

The Dose: Yui

Happy Birthday to Me Me
Dec 20
// Josh Totman
Greetings friends! Today I am taking over The Dose to bring you a important announcement. It's my birthday today! So for my birthday today, I'm going to have the lovely Yui sing me a song. And that song is Happy Birthday to You You. It's a catchy little song that I've been listening to all day. Sing along, won't you!  
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McDonald's Japan set to close 74 stores

They are in McTrouble
Dec 20
// Josh Totman
According to Bloomberg reports, the full-year profit reports for McDonald's in Japan are below half of what they are expecting. Analysts were expecting the franchise to make 9.53 billion yen ($91.3 million) by the end of Dece...
Power Rangers photo
Power Rangers

NFL AM promotes the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers

A Power Rangers pro team. Hmm...
Dec 19
// Josh Totman
Well this isn't something you see everyday. I would have never of guessed that the Power Rangers would team up with the NFL by any means, but here we are. The Power Rangers are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year an...
Van itasha photo
Van itasha

Van itasha is just crazy

I don't think these are street legal
Dec 18
// Josh Totman
Itasha is a loose term for fixing up your mode of transportation with all sorts of images of anime characters, figures, dakimakura (hugging pillow), or anything else you can find. Most people just slap some decals on the outs...

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