Sorry this took so long.
Some of you have already noticed, but for those of you who haven't, you are no longer able to download any episodes of Japanator Radio. That is because the show is no longer in production and is no lo...
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.
Lots of sweet music here this week, such as some great anime endings and a little OST love in there as well. School Food Punishment, Taku Takahashi, Perfume, Tokyo Jihen and more all make appearances! Remixes, J-pop and dark magical girl-related music? Yup, we've got it covered.
Time again for me, Zac (that's my name!), to take the reigns of the Japanator Radio, um, train? and fly it into the...hmm. Sure has been a while, huh?
Anyway, while I try and collect my thoughts and remember how to make words into the longer line things that say stuff, why don't you listen to this new episode of Japanator radio? I mean, that's why it's here, after all. It have lots of new music inside its guts!
Another slightly-delayed episode of Japanator Radio! Okay, calm down it was only one day!
This week we cover a lot of ground, from some recent pop/remix stuff to the much-talked-about Princess Ghibli album from collaboration group Imaginary Flying Machines. Plus, if you weren't sick of Star Driver already, there's some of that in there too!
Another fine episode of Jtor Radio has arrived! It's got a hard, crunchy outside and a gooey, music-filled inside.
I hope you don't mind that I focused quite a bit on some OSTs this week, as we had a couple good recent new releases that I wanted to shine a spotlight on. I also deliver the usual dose of J-pop and J-rock too, so I'm sure there's something for everyone here.
Wait a minute, what's going on here? What am I doing here?
Yes, that's right, ladies and gents, I've taken over Japanator Radio! Well, every other episode, anyway. That little surprise Zac hinted at last time was this! Japanator Radio is now every other week, and Zac and I will be taking turns bringing you the latest and greatest in Japanese music (so you'll have us each once a month). Now, don't worry, nothing drastic is changing. I will be bringing you a more mainstream taste in music, though, including some great OSTs and anime-related music.
Well, here we are, at the end. The end of the year, at least. And it's been a doooozy!
This week we've got the second and final installment of the Best Japanese Albums of 2010. Hooray! Did your favorites make the list? If not, let the world know what your own favorites have been in the comments. Yay!
There will be a short break after this, but make sure to keep those feeds warm and ready for new shows to start appearing sooooon after the new year!
Thanks for listening, and I'll see you next yeeeeear!
Bam! Another Japanator Radio, all set to bring pleasure to your ears in ways better left unspoken.
This week we've got lots of great new music, Some Buck-Tick in the Artist Spotlight (again?) and the one and only Colette Bennett in the Guest DJ spot, bringing some hot hot hot boy band action! You know you've been waiting for this.
At long last! Here we are with a brand new show, all shiny and nice and ready to be taken for a spin around the block. Exciting!
You'll notice a few small changes, most notably the new Guest DJ segment, as well as a shorter Artist Spotlight. We're still working out the kinks and junk, so some things might still be morphing in and out of existence. Bear with us as we settle in. (NOTE: We often invoke the royal we to deflect accusations of crippling psychosis.)
So enjoy the first in what will hopefully be a long run of awesome new Japanator Radio episode show program casts!
Well hello! It's been a while since we last met and shared a brand new Japanator Radio, has it not?
And look! We have a special occasion to celebrate as well! Well, at least something even more special than a new show after this long time apart. It's Halloween! Or at least almost so. Just in case you didn't know, we've have a couple other special Halloween shows over the years, so I figured it was time for a new one.
You'll notice early on that not all of these are Japanese artists. It's just a more general mix of stuff. Deal with it! In addition to the two old (and much more ambitious) shows of Halloweens past, here is an all new collection of stuff that, to me, says either Halloween or Fall or spooky weirdness or just has a general gloomy mood that I like. I hope you're able to use them to make your own personal Halloween celebration just a bit darker.
Enjoy! See you next week with an all new regular show, with a new surprise or two!
[Once again, here's a retro episode from the vaults! Japanator Radio is taking a break until November. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This show was first "aired" June 8th, 2009.]
90. Yeah, that's right, 90 Man, that's a lot. And almost 100! What will happen then? I have no idea. But something probably should. How about you? What special thing should episode 100 be?
[Once again, here's a retro episode from the vaults! Japanator Radio is taking a break until October 27th. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This "Best of 2008: Part 2" show was first "aired" in June of 2008.]
[Once again, here's a retro episode from the vaults! Japanator Radio is taking a break until October 27th. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This "Best of 2008: Part 1" show was first "aired" in June of 2008.]
This week is the start to our two part look back at The Best Japanese Albums of 2008! We've got 30 albums of the best music to come out of Japan all lined up, and this week is just the beginning! In this show we take a look at the first half of the list, from Asian Kung-fu Generation to Karen, Boris to Eufonius and much more in-between.
Well, you've waited long enough, so let me get out of the way and let you enjoy the show!
[No, you're not going crazy. Japanator Radio is taking a break until October 27th. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This "Best of 2007" show was first "aired" in December of 2007.]
I've managed to pack in all of my top picks for 2007, from 9mm Parabellum Bullet to Versailles, with 13 more must-hear songs in-between. Make sure to check out the other post to get a ton of info and videos for each band, as well as 35 more albums!
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed the first 17 episodes of Japanator Radio. It's been a damn lot of fun for me. 2007 was a great year for music. Make sure to stay tuned for the next one!
Here we are at show number 149. Boy, it's sure not as exciting as show number 150, I'll bet!
Even though I may have a coal-black heart that pumps ash and sawdust, there occasionally comes a time when even I must admit that a song is pure and innocent and super great. That is the music of pal@pop, aka Takano Kenichi. Well, at least some of it (oh yeah, here comes that ash again.) I always liked "Welcome Morning" on the Chappie album, so I was really excited to find out that he's been doing a lot more since then. Check it out in this week's Artist Spotlight!
OK OK, a day late, but hey, you're not a dollar short! Unless you sent me a dollar. Did you send me a dollar? OK then.Oh boy, lots of cool new stuff this week. And some cool old stuff. And hey, only three weeks until show num...
Back again? Sheesh, it's never enough for you, is it? Well ok then. Here's another new show! This week there's some Meg, Art-School, Supercell and more! But something tells me that even this won't quell your hunger... Also in...
So the other day I realized that not only is Japanator Radio episode number 150 coming up soon, but so is the 3 year anniversary of the show! The very same week! I don't really know what that means, Probably some sort of cele...