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WTF Friday: That Place Looks Familiar

What is this I Don't Even
Nov 20
// Red Veron
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Meowgaroo Jumpsuit

This cat jumpsuit lets you bond with your feline purrfectly

Sounds Ameowzing!
Nov 19
// Salvador GRodiles
There's something uplifting about hugging an animal-- especially if they're your pet. In a way, it can help relieve one's stress from a rough day at work, which is one of the best things about taking care of a dog, cat, or a...
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WTF Fridays: Office Productivity

How to sell software
Nov 06
// Red Veron
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Today in Anime

Today in Anime: Culture Festival

Yakisoba, animal cafes, live rock bands
Nov 03
// Anthony Redgrave
Culture Festivals are a staple of Japanese school anime, but it's a concept that is lost on many westerners. As the years went on I just rolled with it. It was just a thing that Japanese schools did. My school used to have a ...

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Today in Anime: Happy Birthday Haruhi Suzumiya

The creator of SOS Brigade and the world
Oct 08
// Anthony Redgrave
Today at Japanator we celebrate the patron saint of modern anime Haruhi Suzumiya, the titular character of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. She captured the hearts and minds of fans around the globe and because of her addictive personality even created a real fictional religion about spreading lots of excitement around the world. 
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WTF Friday

WTF Fridays - Japanese Man

How to be a Weeaboo
Sep 25
// Red Veron
Don't hate, James Bond did it too.
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4chan x 2chan

Woah: 4chan now owned by 2channel's founder

Moot agreed, don't bother him about it
Sep 22
// Josh Tolentino
Well, this is a surprise. The internet hive known as 4chan has just been sold to none other than Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel (aka 2ch), Japan's most influential message board and the direct inspiration for the...
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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: You are [NOT] ready

Musical Impact
Sep 18
// Red Veron
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Metal Gear Solid V

Watch Hideo Kojima say goodbye to Metal Gear

Kept you waiting, huh?
Sep 02
// Josh Tolentino
Whatever you might think of the series that defined his career, there's no doubting that Hideo Kojima is one of the most prominent figures in gaming history, and arguably the closest a major game developer has come to matchi...
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MangaGamer Uncensored

Make it Steamier: MangaGamer gets an uncensored game on Steam

Hot stuff
Sep 02
// Josh Tolentino
Well, here's a surprise: It looks like Steam is about to get its first true adult game...of sorts. MangaGamer have just announced that they've managed to prevail on the PC's premier game market to allow an uncensored version ...
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Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V's last commercial gives the bride away

Plus mecha nostalgia with Kojima
Aug 30
// Josh Tolentino
Everyone knows Japanese commercials are delightfully zany, often bordering on surreal in a way that usually doesn't help much to sell the product itself. Thankfully for the world, Metal Gear is just as zany, perhaps mor...
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IMDB's list of top anime reads like 'Ask an American'

But of course it would be, I guess?
Aug 24
// Josh Tolentino
There's nothing like a big ol' debate about what counts as "the best", and even anime - perhaps especially anime - are no stranger to this particular type of nerd catnip. Everyone's got their own little "toplist", including t...
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Avengers face masks

Avenge your pores with Marvel superhero skin-care masks

Justice just got a new complexion
Aug 21
// Josh Tolentino
The heroes of Japanese anime and manga have it easy. Thanks to the typical art style of the medium, most protagonists never have to worry about facial blemishes or the state of their pores, because they have none! Real people...
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Anime Sneakers

Get your Fate/stay night gear on

When you are a head to toe otaku
Aug 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
No hardcore Fate/stay night fan would hit the town without a pair of officially licensed sneaker from UBIQ. The shoe maker is coming out with two sets of kicks, inspired by both Saber and Archer. I can't say that I'm a fan of...
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Japanese reality

Some misconceptions about Japan

Not everyone dresses VK?
Aug 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
Two of my favorite Youtube vloggers, Sharla and Rachel have thrown together a cute little video talking about a few misconceptions about Japan that visitors might have. It's worth a whirl, and the comments section of the vid...
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Evangelion anime cell fetches big bucks

That's a lotta Rei
Aug 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
If there's one thing I spend too much money on, it's definitely anime cels. While my collection isn't that big, I'm pretty happy with what I've acquired over my many years of fandom. I usually buy cels that don't feature the ...
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Gal Gun Double Peace

Some madmen want to bring Gal Gun: Double Peace overseas

Friendly Fire!
Aug 10
// Josh Tolentino
Far be it from me to play "cultural gatekeeper" when comes to deciding which products warrant the privilege being adapted for overseas consumption, but I think it's not a controversial opinion to think that some things are be...
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Two words: Space Whiskey

Drinking finally reaches space!
Aug 06
// Soul Tsukino
In one small step to getting closer to anime space travel, Japanese distillery Suntory Holdings has announced they will be sending various whiskeys into space to age aboard the International Space Station.
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2020 Tokyo Olympics

Plans scrapped for site of Akira's final battle

Futuristic biker gangs not to blame
Jul 21
// Soul Tsukino
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced that the plans for the centerpiece stadium of the 2020 Olympic games have been completely scrapped and the development will start from scratch. The Prime Minister of Japan, ...
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Iwata was 55
[Update: Developer legend and Nintendo General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto issued a statement in reaction to Iwata's death, saying that he was "surprised at this sudden news and overcome with sadness."] In a brief statement issu...

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Hello Kitty Diving Suit

Hello Kitty diving suit is just in time for Shark Week

Dive into Hello Kitty...literally!
Jul 06
// Soul Tsukino
Sanrio has done it again! The company behind the world famous Hello Kitty character has gone to new depths to bring you the latest in Hello Kitty merchandise. Like below sea level deep. Yes, Sanrio, in collaboration with Osaka-based World Dive diving equipment bring you the limited edition Hello Kitty Drysuit collection.
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Robot Wars!

Japan agrees to robot duel with USA

Jul 06
// Red Veron
Back in 2012, Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan introduced the world to the 'KURATAS', a big piloted robot mech and pretty much gave hope to anyone who ever dreamt of seeing piloted robots come to reality. Dubbed as an 'a...
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New Japan Pro Wrestling

PSA: New Japan Pro Wrestling's data gets breached

18,000 customers' data on the ropes!
Jul 03
// Soul Tsukino
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced at a press conference today that the personal information of 18,000 customers has been leaked online by an unknown hacker. The data leaked includes customers' names, addresses, credit card in...
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WTF Fridays: Oh deer

Where's Santa?
Jun 26
// Hiroko Yamamura
When your squad just wants to chill.
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Maguro wedding

Chop the head off a tuna on your wedding day

This dude has some sweet hair
Jun 24
// Hiroko Yamamura
Slicing a wedding cake together is so passé nowadays. Why not be hip and butcher a giant sea creature with your 3D waifu? With hair like this guy, you know there's no way his wedding is going to be less than awesome! ...
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2020 Tokyo Olympics

New sports may debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Baseball, bowling, Wushu on the list
Jun 24
// Soul Tsukino
The International Olympic committee (IOC) announced that it has narrowed down the list of proposed sports to be added to the 2020 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel was tasked with l...
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Japanese commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

The return!
Jun 23
// Hiroko Yamamura
Yes, I know it's been forever since I've shared Japan's finest commercial offerings. Well, fret no more my friends, let's see all that is for sale across the pond! Of course JPCMHD has lovingly collected these in beautiful H...
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Attack on Titan

Japan announces an Attack on Drugs

More dangerous than titans
Jun 21
// Anthony Redgrave
I think anime has been very quiet when it comes to drug culture. For the amount of series' that are based in a high school, none of them has an arc where they are tempted to smoke a reefer behind the bike shed. Although...
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Costco Manga

Shopping at Costco becomes a manga

Costco meets Manga
Jun 17
// Anthony Redgrave
There's still so much going on at E3 it's hard to escape the gravitational pull towards writing about video games. But outside of the hot Los Angeles convention centre news is still happening, specifically doujin news regardi...
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Summer Lesson

Summer Lesson is everything right about VR

Thanks, Harada!
Jun 16
// Josh Tolentino
Virtual Reality's a thing, right? The prospect of really putting players "somewhere else" in a more substantial way is just too appealing to dismiss completely. That said, for most of the tech demos out there, that "somewher...

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