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Feb 01 // Gin san

Gintama Episode Marathon: Week 3

    Well, I'm back for another week of Gintama. Finally back on Saturday( of the next week, but no matter), and just want say a little something.     I know that no one is necessarily going ...
Jan 23 // Red Veron

WeekENDING! - Early 2000s Edition

It's the end of the week, and one great way to end that week of work or school (or nothing for you NEETs out there) is with some good old anime endings. This week we're going to channel the late 90's/early 2000s where an...
Jan 19 // Red Veron

Dramataku Mini: SMILE

"Smile"Episode count: 11Broadcast date: April 17, 2009 to June 26, 2009Starring: Jun Matsumoto (Arashi member, Hana Yori Dango), Yui Aragaki (My Boss, My Hero; Ranma 1/2). Since it was Martin Luther King Jr day in the Un...
Jan 19 // Red Veron


OP SONG: "Ano Mori de Matteru" by BONJOUR SUZUKIFrom Yuri Kuma ArashiDirected by Kunihiko IkuharaStudio: SILVER LINKOriginal Air Date: January 5, 2015 Welcome to my (hopefully) weekly post featuring one of my favorite an...
Jan 18 // Gin san

Gintama Episode Marathon: Week 2

Back again with my ever increasingly misnamed "Saturday Gintama Rundown"!(Seriously, it will actually be out on Saturday next week.) Only eleven episodes this week due to busy-ness, more hopefully next week( I'd better i...
Jan 11 // Gin san

Gintama Episode Marathon: Week 1

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(...
Jan 10 // Gin san

Stop! Read this first....

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...
Jan 07 // confuseddalek

How Luffy and Kamina Saved My Life

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...
Jan 07 // Antwhan

Cross Ange or How I learned to stop worrying and love Bishoujo

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...
Jan 02 // Anthony Redgrave

5 Reasons Why I love the Monogatari Series

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...
Dec 23 // MrRasczak

A 2014 Last-Minute Gift Guide: Tropical Getaway Edition

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...
Dec 22 // MrRasczak

Break it Down: Legend of the Galactic Heroes

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...
Dec 07 // MrRasczak

The Apocalyptic Utopianism of Log Horizon

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...
Dec 05 // Anthony Redgrave

Attention EU SCANDAL Fans

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 ...
Nov 30 // Nick Valdez

First Impressions: Parasyte -the maxim-

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...
Nov 06 // miaminights

Traveling to Japan 2015

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....
Oct 03 // Abradedlungs

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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]
Oct 03 // Emanuel Barros


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
Oct 01 // Red Veron

Happy 20th Anniversary, Macross 7!

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...
Oct 01 // Mikeynikey

Hyrule Warriors Review

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...
Oct 01 // Mikeynikey

Review Show And Grading Score

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...
Sep 29 // Gin san

Stand Proud! A Stardust Crusaders Review

  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 ...
Sep 14 // Anthony Redgrave

One Piece Showdown Episode 661

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...
Sep 11 // waffles

Mekakucity Actors and Why It Failed to Deliver

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...
Sep 10 // MrRasczak

Vegeta es Demasiado Poderoso!: On Watching Anime in Other Languages

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 ...
Sep 08 // Gin san

"Rider Kick!!!" or "How I learned to stop worrying, and love the Kamen Rider"

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...
Sep 08 // Anthony Redgrave

One Piece Showdown Episode 660

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...
Sep 06 // asunalover1


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!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 31 // Anthony Redgrave

One Piece Showdown Episode 659

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...
Aug 25 // Anthony Redgrave

Quick Thoughts: Nisemonogatari and a bit of Nekomongatari

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...

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