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6:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Check out Animator Expo's adorable ghost short

If you had a rough day today. then Animator Expo's 15th short might be the thing to lift your spirits. Not only that, Shigeto Koyama's (Diebuster's Mechanical Designs) Obake-chan piece takes the concepts of ghosts and changes...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 03.26.2015

Deculture! Sony grabs Robotech for live-action options

Yep, you read that right: Robotech. Not Macross, but the world of Rick Hunter, Veritechs, hovertanks, and the Robotech Masters. That Robotech, the oddly compelling Frankenstein's monster assembled from cuts of Macross, S...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 AM on 03.26.2015

First In, The Last Out: Naruto The Last finally clear for Philippine release

If you're reading this, chances are you're based in North America: The majority of Japanator's traffic comes from that area. That said, you might be curious as to how folks in other countries outside Japan get their Japanese ...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 AM on 03.22.2015

Relive the Grand Line in One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 English trailer

Yep here is another One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 trailer but this time it isn't showing off new playable characters.  Bandai Namco games have released the Grand Line (Here they come) trailer in English when it was previ...

Anthony Redgrave


1:00 PM on 03.21.2015

Accidental Upskirts and Fondles: To Love Ru Darkness Season 2 Scheduled

I watched the first season of To Love Ru and enjoyed it for the most part. It similar to the American Pie series. They're both titillating harmless fun that will make your brain turn to mush if exposed for too long. And ...

Anthony Redgrave

5:30 PM on 03.20.2015

Animator Expo's 14th short gives off a nice Panty & Stocking vibe

Animator Expo has only been back for two weeks and Imaishi's short (NSFW) has hit the Web. Titled SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED, TRIGGER's piece feels like a mix between Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Dead Le...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 03.20.2015

Praise Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate's special edition includes a Metal Upa

For a good while, I was on the fence on whether I should play Steins;Gate on the PC or consoles. Now that PQube has announced a special edition for the game's PS3 and PS Vita release, I might have to lean towards the latter f...

Salvador GRodiles

9:00 AM on 03.18.2015

Asian Kung-Fu Generation 2015 Japan Tour

I could go on a massive rant about how, why, and what I love about Asian Kung Fu Generation. From their supremely magnificent album Sol-Fa, to their more experimental works with Magic Disk and World World World, and finally t...

Anthony Redgrave

1:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Learn the secrets of the trade with Jojo author

From years of watching high school slice-of-life anime, there should always be a friend wanting to get into the manga/anime industry. Usually they would be the megane character; if it's a female she may be shy about...

Anthony Redgrave

1:00 PM on 03.16.2015

Team 7 and Ten Tails make their appearance in Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Naruto has always done alright in when it comes to video games. There were some early embarrassing ones that somehow made it to the west but the Ultimate Ninja series has always been getting better and better. The latest Ulti...

Anthony Redgrave

7:00 PM on 03.14.2015

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition shoots its way back to YouTube

Spring may be known as that the Season of Allergies, but Bueno and Garage Hero have decided to overcome this issue with their fourth YouTube stream of Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition. This time around, people can watch...

Salvador GRodiles





10:00 PM on 03.13.2015

Animator Expo's 13th short looks artistically amazing

I don't know about you, but these past few weeks felt a bit empty, since the Japan Animator Expo project was on break. Now that the segment's back in action, Mahiro Maeda's Kanón short (NSFW) is ready to wow every...

Salvador GRodiles

11:00 AM on 03.13.2015

Dive into the world of Free! with their second artbook

Anime can cloud a person's expectations on reality. Doing Kendo will not make me into a bad ass samurai no matter how much I try, and I'm pretty sure I'll never find a public swimming pool as clean and clear as they are in&nb...

Anthony Redgrave

11:00 AM on 03.12.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Easter is almost upon us. Whether you're Christian or not, I think we can all enjoy the prospects of a new season, hunting for eggs and the large amount of chocolate themed goods in every supermarket. Asian Kung-Fu Generatio...

Anthony Redgrave

8:00 AM on 03.12.2015

Right Stuf reveals Turn A Gundam and Please Teacher's release date

I may be a little behind on this thing, but I thought that this set of announcements were worth mentioning around here. For the first order of business, Right Stuf and Sunrise have announced that Turn A Gundam Part 1 com...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 03.11.2015

The bikini samurai squad returns in Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos

If I've learnt anything from working in this industry it's that everything is made better if it was put in a bikini. From Left 4 Dead's Boomer to the shameless DOA: Xtreme series, gamers can't get enough of leaving noth...

Anthony Redgrave

6:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Pull out your Henshin Devices: Chroma Squad gets a release date

Heroes and heroines; it's time for us to transform into our Ultimate Form-- excuse me while I change into Crocodile Sunshine. Why you say? Because Behold Studios has announced the release date for Chroma Squad, the...

Salvador GRodiles

3:00 PM on 03.09.2015

Safety first for the Attack on Titan motorcycling fans

There's not a lot of things that are more dangerous than taking down Titans as part of the Survey Corp, but I think riding a motorcycle is a close second. At least riding a bitchin' chopper makes you look 10 ti...

Anthony Redgrave

6:00 PM on 03.07.2015

Durarara!! x2 Shou English dub announced by Shizuo and Izaya

Headless riders? Gangs based off internet chat rooms and geometric clothing items? An urban fantasy anime set in the dangerous streets of fictional Ikebukuro? This can only mean one thing. Durarara!! Be prepared to re-e...

Anthony Redgrave

8:00 AM on 03.07.2015

Overcome the apocalypse with Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker's extra goodies

With two month left until Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker arrives in North America, Atlus has revealed the extra goodies that'll come with the game's survival kit. Of course, you can't overcome the Septentrione and...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 03.06.2015

Animator Expo's new trailer gives us a taste of its 2nd season

[Update: The list of participants has been updated] As the Japan Animator Expo gets ready for its triumphant comeback next week, the project gives us a spectacular trailer that showcases the new shorts that'll invade the...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 03.05.2015

Battleship Musashi rediscovered 70 years after World War II

I'm not sure who should be more overjoyed by this news: History buffs or Kantai Collection fans. Perhaps both? I am, of course, referring to a cool tweet from a fellow named Paul Allen, formerly a founder of Microsoft and now...

Josh Tolentino





10:00 AM on 03.05.2015

Puzzle/RPG Kaden Shoujo turns washing machines into school girls

In school it was required I took French for a few years. During this time I learnt that sometimes inanimate objects have a gender, which was probably the philosophy behind Kaden Shoujo. Except in this case everything is ...

Anthony Redgrave

9:00 PM on 03.04.2015

Seven Seas' Space Dandy Deck-Building Game Kickstarter meets its goal, baby

Out of all the possible anime series that could get a deck-building game, Space Dandy felt like it was the least likely candidate to receive this treatment. Lo and behold, Seven Seas' new tabletop games division, Seven Seas ...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 03.04.2015

Kancolle heals your battle scars with Hakujuji

What do pharmaceutical supplies and school girls posing as battle ships have in common? Not much apart from cross promotion. Japanese medical and hygiene provider Hakujuji and web based game turned moe anime Kancolle are team...

Anthony Redgrave

8:00 AM on 03.04.2015

Start off your Spring Break with Viz's upcoming digital manga titles

I may be more of a fan of reading things physically than digitally, but Viz's March digital manga roster contains some interesting titles, since they resurrected a few Tokyopop titles. On top of that, Tokyo Ghoul and Spell of...

Salvador GRodiles

1:37 PM on 03.02.2015

Attack on Titan x Aqua Clara Promo has some Amazing Prizes

The increasingly popular Attack on Titan is partnering up with the Japanese water cooler provider Aqua Clara to wage war against dehydration. The link between killing titans and ensuring adequate hydration is extremely tenuous, but I don't want to be dehydrated when I'm fighting a 3 metre class of paper work. 

Anthony Redgrave

10:15 AM on 02.28.2015

Sip Tea like a Detective in the Conan Café

Does anyone remember Tower Records? The music retail store that got shut down due to internet piracy and mis-management. I only really remember them because waaay too many customers wanted to go there in Crazy Taxi. Well, Tower Records Japan is still going strong and will be undergoing a major make over to promote the new Case Closed movie "Sunflowers of Inferno".

Anthony Redgrave

1:12 PM on 02.27.2015

Humble Weekly Bundle is Turning Japanese

The Humble Bundle is a collection of games often related to a theme that allows customers to pay what they want for the set. Usually there is an extra pair of games added in if you pay above the average amount. These bundles have been successful because they're cheap, DRM-free, and gives customers the choice of where their money goes. 

Anthony Redgrave

3:00 PM on 02.26.2015

SCANDAL up my Social Media

When social media was first coming out, it was primarily a place for my friends to connect outside school. We myspaced for a bit then moved onto Facebook to share our school boy exploits. But it wasn't until I got onto Twitter when I started to see social media becoming a platform for celebrities to stay connected to fans and vice versa.

Anthony Redgrave