6:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Digimon Frontier's English 8-bit opening will lift your spirit

Right when I was expecting Megaane to follow a specific format with his 8-bit Digimon remix songs, the guy tries something different. Instead of doing another one of  the franchise' original opening themes, Megaane chos...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Haruhi Suzumiya and the SOS Brigade return to TV in April

There's no hiding the fact that I am bananas for Haruhi Suzumiya and the entire SOS Brigade. It was actually one of the shows that brought me back into anime fandom heavily, during a time that my interest was really starting ...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin

Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying wa...

Red Veron



10:00 AM on 02.17.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Maaya Sakamoto

Man, I have been away from The Dose way too long. There's been a surplus of some amazing music videos piling up, that I just haven't had a chance to share with you yet! Next up is the new single from the amazingly talented v...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Naoki Urasawa joins the 21st Century and gets a Twitter account

Acclaimed mangaka and all around cool dude, Naoki Urasawa has finally made a Twitter account! The news might not be all that exciting for everyone, but being that he's pretty much my favorite, it's huge news for me! The man i...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 02.16.2015

We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Toys, Choreography, and Toku's current state

After a long and perilous journey, we've reached the end of our long interview with Bueno. To close things off, the man shares with us his plans for the future, along with his own thoughts on the tokusatsu industry and a cert...

Salvador GRodiles



12:00 PM on 02.16.2015

Commercials for The Heroic Legend of Arslan are here

It's been quite a long time since I've heard the title, The Heroic Legend of Arslan. I remember there was a pretty sweet OVA series a while back, as well as a very popular series of novels and manga. It looks as though the s...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 02.16.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Shiina Ringo

What a better way to kick off your week than a new track from former Tokyo Jihen lead singer, Shiina Ringo. Always reinventing her sound, and delivering upfront music, her new song Shijou no Jinsei does not disappoint. Raw, ...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 02.16.2015

Sword Art Online II heads to Toonami

Prepare to enter Gun Gale Online! The wildly popular, Sword Art Online will be showing its second season on Toonami next month, starting on March 28th. I was actually really late to the whole SAO game, but now that I've caught up, I can honestly call myself a fan. If you haven't had a chance to watch the first season, you have a little over a month to get caught up!

Hiroko Yamamura



3:00 PM on 02.15.2015

Week Ender - Presidents Edition

It's President's Day weekend in the US and I only know that because my brother who is in high school has a day off while I have to go learn Japanese. So why don't we have endings with presidents? What I really mean are presidents of student council in Anime.So with this flimsy excuse of a theme to make a selection of anime endings, have a look at the stuff I prepared below. Enjoy!

Red Veron



10:15 AM on 02.15.2015

Annotated Anime: Kantai Collection episodes 5-6

Kantai Collection has an identity crisis. It's trying to split the difference between a splashy, substance-free fan-service fiesta for existing fans of the game it's based on, a more sedate genre piece featuring girls be...

Josh Tolentino



6:00 PM on 02.14.2015

JapanaTen: Ten shows to make you forget Valentine's loneliness

Hey there, buddy. Was today a rough day for ya? I know how you feel. All those "normals" and their stupid capitalist rituals that are designed to exploit those foolish enough to fall it. I am here to give you some suggestions on some good anime shows you can find to forget about today and to enjoy this weekend.

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 02.14.2015

JapanaTen: Romantic Comedies to celebrate Valentine's by

[Author's Note: This is for those who want romance, those who do not scroll no further! I have something else for you later today]Valentine's day falls on a weekend this year and I know some of you are in the mood for some ro...

Red Veron



5:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Fight off the D-Reaper with Digimon Tamers' 8-bit opening

Well, people; it seems that my prayers have come true, as Studio Megaane remixes another Digimon opening, This time around, the guy Retro Digi-Modified Digimon Tamers' opening, "The Biggest Dreamer," which manages to co...

Salvador GRodiles



3:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Cannon Busters' Website now has a Pledge option

It's been a good while since Cannon Busters met its goal, and LeSean Thomas and his team are have updated the show's Website with a new option. If you missed out on backing the project during its Kickstarter phase, Cannon Bus...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 02.13.2015

Happy Tenth Anniversary, Mahou Sentai Magiranger!

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...

Salvador GRodiles



3:00 PM on 02.11.2015

OP Up! Serious Dark Edition

Time to get down and dark! This time of the year fosters dark and depressing feelings for some of you out there who might find yourself lacking the company of a certain person. So we might as well go all out with those gloomy feelings with some anime openings to some dark and serious anime openings for this week.

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 02.11.2015

Persona 5 is the Lupin III RPG you never knew you wanted

How about that Persona 5 trailer, eh? While the sensible voice in my head cautions me against getting too hyped-up for games that aren't out yet, but the Persona-fan voice in my head is currently drowning it out with shouts a...

Josh Tolentino



6:00 PM on 02.10.2015

Digimon Adventure's opening digivolves into Chiptunemon

Ever since Studio Megaane started branching out into other genres outside of tokusatsu and mecha anime titles, the guy blessed the world with some well-made 8-bit remixes that tackle other forms of anime, along with a few We...

Salvador GRodiles



3:00 PM on 02.10.2015

Let's take a look at an instant Military meal from Japan

Now I've had my share of US military rations, better known as "Meals-Ready-to-Eat" (MREs) I've often wondered how other countries handled their on-the-go meals for their troops. US military MREs aren't the tastiest and often ...

Red Veron



9:00 PM on 02.09.2015

Localization no Jutsu: Press Start's latest video is all about 8-4

Prior to learning about Mighty No. 9's existence, I was unaware of 8-4's (Fire Emblem Awakening and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's localization) existence. Silly enough, the group known as Press Start have released a video call...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 PM on 02.09.2015

Golgo 13 is officially Too Old For This Sh*t

Indeed, like a certain police officer, the legendary assassin Golgo 13 is just a few weeks from retirement...literally! After nearly forty-seven years in serialization, the longest-running currently published manga is set to ...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 02.08.2015

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 17

It's worth pointing out that among many similarities to other episodes in the series, this week's installment of Build Fighters Try is the second time they've spent the opening minutes on the puppy-love angle between Fum...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 02.07.2015

Week Ender - Emotional Shounen Edition

This weekend's edition of Week Ender is about the gentler emotions we find in the endings of shounen action genre. The shounen action genre is known for the hot blooded explosive emotions such as anger or excitement but today we explore the anime endings that are calmer and focuses on the more quiet reflection of all the events that we have just seen in the show.

Red Veron



11:00 AM on 02.07.2015

Simulate your own anime production in Anime Studio Story

Have you been enjoying P.A.Works' latest anime about making anime, Shirobako? Well, now you can now experience runing your own anime studio in Kairosoft's new simulation game, Anime Studio Story, which is much like their prev...

Red Veron



10:00 PM on 02.06.2015

Animator Expo's 12th short focuses on a berserk 3D Eva unit

It seems that Animator Expo has presented us with another Evangelion-related short for our viewing pleasure. Interestingly, Evangelion: Another Impact takes us to a new location where a new Eva called Unit Null goes...

Salvador GRodiles



3:30 PM on 02.06.2015

Love Live! School Idol Movie teaser trailer is a tease

If you haven't been paying attention lately, Love Live! School Idol Project is another one of those multimedia franchises combining high school girls, idols, music, anime, and live action voice actress promotions into one bra...

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 02.05.2015

We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Ninjas, Zombies, and Hardships

Welcome to the second part of our interview with the one and only Bueno. In this installment, the man talks about his experience with creating tokusatsu and shooting porn. On top of that, we get to learn the dark secrets behi...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 AM on 02.05.2015

Wota Senshi Center features an idol-group themed costumed hero

I may not be a huge fan of idol groups around these parts, but I'm always interested in mediums that love to try something different. In this case, Garage Hero's Daryl Deloreyes is creating his own tokusatsu project called Wo...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 02.05.2015

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 14-15

Times like this I wish I have all the time in the world to drill into the last two episodes of Shirobako, because they are rich. I guess you might already guessed that to me, most every episode of Shirobako is rich in some wa...

Jeff Chuang



7:25 AM on 02.05.2015

Here now is your first real look at Persona 5

I mean...wow. I've said more than once that Atlus was going to have to work very hard to top Persona 4 Golden, which is perhaps the most reified possible iteration of the design formula Persona 3 pioneered. I don't know...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 02.04.2015

OP Up! Cute Girls Edition

Sketch SwitchAnime: Hidamari SketchYear: 2007Hump day is here again and here is  your weekly heapin' serving of openings. I don't know if it's an actual genre but the "Cute-girls-doing-cute-things" (or CGDCT) is a thing ...

Red Veron



2:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 the last of the series?

I mean, sure, this new, lengthy video from Bandai Namco showing off in-development gameplay from the latest entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has other things to gawp at, like hot particle effects and ridiculo...

Josh Tolentino



9:40 AM on 02.04.2015

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's OP theme is pure Saturday Night Fever

Is it just me, or does it feel weird that the English lyrics make some sense? Perhaps they always did, and we just hadn't been exposed to enough Persona to really feel the meaning? Either way, the opening theme for...

Josh Tolentino



5:30 PM on 02.03.2015

Live in San Antonio? Come check out Alamo Drafthouse's weekly toku screening event

It's been known for a good while that most Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hold special anime screening events, and San Antonio's Westlakes theater is no stranger to this feature. Aside from anime, San Antonio's Anime at the Alamo ev...

Salvador GRodiles



4:00 PM on 02.03.2015

Now we're cooking: Final Fantasy kitchen knives forged

Final Fantasy and ridiculous swords: The two concepts just seem to go together, even when, practically speaking, many a hero's blade in that franchise would likely be more useful chopping vegetables than monsters. ...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 02.03.2015

RIP: RWBY, Dead Fantasy creator Monty Oum dies

Whatever you might think of a creator's work, it's never easy to hear news about their passing, especially at a young age. That's the case with Monty Oum, an animator at Rooster Teeth studio and creator of the 3D animated act...

Josh Tolentino



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



4:00 PM on 02.02.2015

Universal Studios' Attack on Titan and anime attractions are pure nightmare fuel

I took a trip to western Japan last year, and my big regret of the trip was not finding enough time to visit Himeji castle, the best-preserved traditional castle in the country. I think it's time to add another regret to the ...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 02.02.2015

It takes just one man to make a One Punch Man anime

If there's anything I've learned over the years of writing about the things I enjoy, it's that making those things - in this case, anime - is very hard work, often done by large numbers of very talented people. That makes th...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 02.01.2015

Annotated Manga: Bleach chapters 610-613

While it's been at least six weeks since the last time we checked in with Bleach, various publishing breaks and delays have given us just four-odd chapters to work with, and given the pace Bleach tends to move at, it fee...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 01.31.2015

New Knights of Sidonia movie PV shows off new angles

One of the most memorable shows from last year, Knights of Sidonia, is getting a compilation movie with new camera angles and improved audio. The compilation movie promises an increase in quality. Now we get to see more of th...

Red Veron



1:00 PM on 01.31.2015

Week Ender - Kyoto Animation Edition

"Hare Hare Yukai (Sunny Sunny Happiness)"Anime: The Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaYear: 2006Welcome to start of endings extravaganza here at Japanator, this is Week Ender and here to give your weekend some great anime endings....

Red Veron



10:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Animator Expo's eleventh short unleashes TRIGGER and Rikka's kaiju

Wow. That was fast. I didn't expect to see Studio TRIGGER involved in another Animator Expo short. Unlike their previous piece, the company's teaming up with Studio Rikka (Time of Eve, Pale Cocoon) to bring us PP33: Power Pla...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Annotated Anime: Kantai Collection episode 4

It's not always easy to accept when a show doesn't meet up with our expectations. We form a picture of what it "should be" in our heads, and when it goes in a different direction, one of two things usually happens: 1. We deli...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Rejoice: Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax goes West

Well, folks. I've said it a couple times, and I'll say it again: Hell has officially frozen over, people! This time around, Sega's smacked us with an unexpected announcement, as Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax heads West for ...

Salvador GRodiles



1:00 PM on 01.29.2015

New Earth Defense Force 4.1 trailer shows off new toy

We just got a new awesome trailer for one of my highly anticipated games for 2015, Earth Defense Force 4.1: THE SHADOW OF NEW DESPAIR, and my lust for B-movie-esque video game bug stomping just got lustier (you know what I me...

Red Veron



10:00 AM on 01.29.2015

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 16

Despite its reputation for grit and mature storytelling about deep subjects like war and..stuff, the extended Gundam franchise is host to a great many ludicrous and silly things. For me, one of the silliest things about ...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 01.29.2015

Watch this guy use his amazing nose to play Super Mario World

This might surprise most people on here, but Super Mario World was actually one of the first titles that got me into playing video games. As for the reason why I didn't get to play games before the SNES, this was due to my y...

Salvador GRodiles



5:00 PM on 01.28.2015

OP Up! Super Robot Edition

Welcome to the first edition of OP Up!, a weekly selection of anime opening videos that is here to help you get through your Wednesday to the end of the week. This week's theme is about Super Robot anime and the many opening ...

Red Veron




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