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I meant to get this up earlier, but no matter... Here we go! A short summary of every episode with a non-descript quote and some thoughts. But first, to start things off, here's the introduction straight from Volume One(...


If you couldn't tell from my alias, I like Gintama. In fact, unashamedly, I will say it is my favorite anime. I don't know if it's because of my weird sense of humor or that I share the protagonist's natural perm, it ju...


Three years ago, I tried to kill myself. After multiple instances of shallow cuts upon my wrists, I was ready to go deeper, maybe the final time. My life was stuck at that point; A dead end janitorial job with a boss wh...


Cross Ange is a masterpiece of a show and no one here seems to be watching it. Why is that? I have a few ideas, partly based on it's first impression, and partly based on it's own pedigree. It's a train wreck of a show t...


I hope everybody at Japanator has had a wonderful new years and is excited for 2015. I know I am because Tsukimonogatari has been released and I'm super excited. After completing Hanamonogatari two weeks prior, I'm...


Happy Saturnalia! The winter season is upon us once more, a time to partake of giving gifts, making merry, and fleeing the frigid northlands for warmer climes in the south. Of course, the winter months are also accompani...


When looking at history, be it the history of government, of societies, of civilization as a whole, we try to ask ourselves questions of what this means for us now. What does it mean today to study the clash of governme...


Log Horizon is another entry in the ‘trapped in a videogame’ genre, but it does a far better job as an exploration of building a utopian society and the compelling questions of what would we do after an apoc...


If you're like me then you're about the girl J-Rock group from Osaka SCANDAL. And if you're also like me, you've been waiting desperately for the EU to get some SCANDAL love for some time. Sure you can import ...


I don't watch a lot of anime. Figured it was some sort of "phase" I went through during my early years of high school (around the same time Naruto made it big domestically), but all these years later I might've been wro...


Hello Community! It's been ages since I last posted and it's rather selfish of me to come back asking for something, but I figured this would be as good a place as any to tap into collective knowledge of traveling Japan....


Oh! umm yeah first blog! Yayy ! *sigh* ...yeah just wanted to fill that emptyness  at my profile! There is nothing particular that i wanted to share , just wanted to say Hi! .  .  .  .  .  .  . Nice to meet everyone! - [Abraded_lungs]


Hello! my name is Emanuel Barros, an 3D Artist from Porto/Portugal and i´m starting to do series of episodes about a dog (french bulldog) watching TV. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaKuqS7bL-M


Twenty years ago on October 2,1994, Macross 7 hit Japanese airwaves and brought us some great music. A sequel to Super Dimension Macross, which is one of the shows that made up Robotech, this takes place 35 years later o...


What do you get when the game scientists of Nintendo and Tecmo Koei combine The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors, and mix them together on the Wii U? Why you get the Dynasty of Zelda game everyone wanted!... Oh, wait...


Hi. I'm working on a new review show on this blog so I will be putting all of the my thoughts on games current and nostalgic. Some reviews will be accompanied with a video review so I can possibly give more visual feel t...


  I have been an anime and manga fan for a long time (longer than I would care to admit) and I would like to say that I've seen/read most of the essentials. While I could list them all here, that list would be far ...


Dear Future Self, I hope you are well. Please refrain from reading tumblr before writing the weekly One Piece Showdown as it may contain spoilers from the latest episode. Even though the tumblr you follow is o...


When Jin announced that an anime adaptation for his popular series of Vocaloid songs, collectively known as Kagerou Project, I was ecstatic. About a year after, when Jin announced that SHAFT would be animating the serie...


Ah, anime and manga in the early 00s. Hounding the video rental store clerk for new VHS arrivals, staying up late to read scanned tankoubons on a dial-up connection, then waking up (usually staying up) to watch whatever ...


You know, the whole industry of importing japanese media is a strange animal. The quality of any work can vary depending on how the adaptation in handled. Sometime changes are made to make it easier to understand. Other...


I always thought Doflamingo was one of the more interesting characters in One Piece. Never introduced to the Straw Hats until much later but always seen orchestrating major events with the world govenment in-between arc...


Hello my name is Matthew I wanted to tell everyone to check out my blog every other weak. And that this is going to be awesome so I will try to blog on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays . So if you are reading this welcome!!!!!!!!!!!


We are now in the exposition part of the One Piece formula so the Straw Hats can feel justified in fighting. For those not in the know about One Piece and have been reading this series out of curiosity, the One Piece cycle r...


If you try to look up the Monogatari anime series you will see that it doesnt follow the typical naming system of seasons 1, 2, 3 etc. Instead each season is named with the latest season being called Monogatari Series: Seco...


Sorry for the lack of updates, I was in an area that banned certain websites due to their content e.g. adult sites, hacking/ torrents, and for some reason videogames which Japanator falls under. They were perfectly happy for...


Uploaded several days before "Odaiba Memorial Day"August 1st, based on the premiere date of episode 21 from "Digimon Adventure"Toei's YouTube channel posted the following teaser stating a new anime spin-off for 2015. As p...


Recently I found a tumblr dedicated to showing how terrible the animation and art is of the One Piece Anime. Whilst I'm a hardcore One Piece Anime fan (hey i've watched 654 episodes of it), I should be enraged by the negativ...


It's been almost week since I last wrote a blog post? Time really does fly when you're having fun. I spent a great week in Kyoto in total and got back to Tokyo Saturday evening, so with this post I'll catch up on all the main...


I'm writing this whilst streaming the BlazBlue Evo finals on my iPhone. Can't seem to pull myself away from the 2D fighting game championships for too long before fiendishly refreshing twitter to see what I have missed. Anyw...