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4:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Idol of the Week: Anna Konno

Name: Anna Konno Birthdate: June 15, 1989 Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan Measurements: 86/69/83 cm  Do you guys remember the legend of this thing called the sun? I heard it provided warmth to humans. I had even heard a sil...

Hiroko Yamamura



Happy Tenth Anniversary, Mahou Sentai Magiranger! photo
Happy Tenth Anniversary, Mahou Sentai Magiranger!
by Salvador GRodiles

Today may be Friday the 13th, but that doesn’t mean that we’re in for a heap of bad luck. In fact, Mahou Sentai Magiranger tenth anniversary has landed on Feb. 13, 2015, which means that magic triumphs over random superstitions. To commemorate this legendary moment, I’ve used a magical spell to gather various artworks that are dedicated to the magic-themed Sentai series.

As for the reasoning behind this post, Magiranger still holds the title as one of my favorite Sentai shows, so I thought that I would take advantage of this special day. One thing that made me fall in love with the series was the way how it developed the main team/siblings, since they had to master the ways of magic to fight Infersia's inhabitants. Thanks to the show’s great aspects (such as the sitcom-like moments between the Ozu siblings, and the classic RPG game-like elements), it wasn’t too hard for Magiranger to win me over. Also, the team's robot, Magiking, really knows how to rock a wizard hat.

If you’re interested in reading about my thoughts on the series, I wrote a c-blog about it in 2011. However, expect to encounter some grammatical errors along the way, as I was new to blogging back then. Anyway, you can check out the Magiranger-related art in the gallery below, along with the list of the artists who drew each piece.

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5:00 PM on 02.02.2015

Twin Tails day is upon us again and let us celebrate!

Today is February 2nd in Japan, which is the officially designated day to celebrate the iconic hairstyle: The Twin Tails. The day "2-2" was chosen because of how the 2's look like two bunches of hair on both sides much like t...

Red Veron

6:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Idol of the Week: Sayumi Michishige

Name: Sayumi Michishige Birthdate: March 4, 1987 Hometown: Miyazaki, Japan Measurements: 87/58/86 cm  So the doe eyed beauty, Sayumi Michishige is Momusu no more. She finally graduated the band after having the longes...

Hiroko Yamamura


6:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Idol of the Week: Ai Shinozaki

Name: Ai Shinozaki Birthdate: February 26, 1992 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 87/60/88 cm  I know we just had a visit from our favorite idol Ai Shinozaki, but she's sporting some adorable cosplay this week, and...

Hiroko Yamamura

8:00 PM on 11.19.2014

Attack on Titan's live-action cast posters look real badass

I'll readily confess that I haven't paid much attention to Attack on Titan since the anime finished its run last year, but now that the live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's blockbuster manga is further along, I'm b...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 11.14.2014

Idol of the Week: Miwako Kakei

Name: Miwako Kakei Birthdate: March, 6, 1994Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 89/60/60 cm  So snow is finally starting to fall in my current hometown of Chicago. I mean, it's not even Thanksgiving yet! What gives...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Idol of the Week: Sano Hinako

Name: Sano Hinako Birthdate: October 13, 1994 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 84/51/87 cm  Gracing the pages of Japanator this week is fan favorite, Sano Hinako. The gorgeous and talented actress has some new photos...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Idol of the Week: Ai Shinozaki

Name: Ai Shinozaki Birthdate: February 26, 1992 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 87/60/88 cm  When I haven't done Idol of the Week for a while I start to feel bad about depriving my dear friends of the lovely comp...

Hiroko Yamamura



Happy Kaixa Day! photo
Happy Kaixa Day!
by Salvador GRodiles

It's Sept. 13th, and it's time to celebrate an important holiday. Today marks the special day that's dedicated to Masato Kusaka, a.k.a. Kamen Rider Kaixa. Due to the fact that the guy dials 9-1-3 on his Kaixa Phone before he transforms, many toku fans have decided to turn Sept. 13th into Kaixa's special day. Hell, even Kohei Murakami (Kamen Rider 555's Masato/Kaixa) celebrates this day, as he writes a yearly blog post to commemorate this special occasion.

Aside from praising Masato, Kaixa Day is the only time of the year where you get to treat everyone like trash. Better yet, if you have a childhood crush, then you'll have the great privilege of manipulating him/her into thinking that he/she should be yours. Of course, you'll get to turn your love interest against anyone that tries to get in your way, since the point of this holiday is to make sure that everything goes well in your favor.

Seeing that these actions could ruin your current lifestyle, I recommend checking out 2014's Kaixa Day art gallery instead. As a heads up, the full credit to artists' pieces can be found below as well.

[Murakami's blog via @drawnrobots]

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6:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Idol of the Week: Haruna Kojima

Name: Haruna Kojima Birthdate: April 19th, 1988 Hometown: Saitama, Japan Measurements: 80/60/86 cm  There a few things that you can count on in life. Death, taxes, and that AKB48 will continue showcasing s...

Hiroko Yamamura





11:19 AM on 08.29.2014

This corgi's costume is over 9,000

Cosplay? Corgsplay? With their long shape, oversized head, and ridiculous features, Welsh Corgis make the best costume dogs. And as members of the herding dog group, they're a perfect fit as scouter users. I almost couldn't b...

Dale North