8:00 AM on 03.31.2015

Sweet! Boomslank's "Zero Frame" and "Ronin" shirts get reprinted

Listen up, people; our pals at Boomslank have decided to reprint two shirts recently. In case you missed out on purchasing their "Zero Frame" and/or "Ronin" shirt, the two apparels have returned to their store. Best of all, t...

Salvador GRodiles



12:00 PM on 03.30.2015

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episodes 23-24

Welcome to the latest installment of Annotated Anime, brought to you by the Church of GunplaBattology. In the header you can see the benefits being a Build Fighter™ can bring to your life. Our two latest recruits have g...

Josh Tolentino



8:35 PM on 03.29.2015

Watch Japanator Stream some Japanese games

Watch me play Samurai Warriors 4 on the Playstation 4 tonight at 9PM Central DST via Twitch. It won't be on the usual Japanator Twitch account (which will broadcast all Japanator streams in the future) but will be on my tempo...

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 03.29.2015

There is, in fact, a 3rd episode of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

Wow, and here I thought Code Geass had just about departed from living memory, when Bandai releases a trailer to remind us that no, we're not done yet. Or rather, that we'll finally be done soon, since the trailer revea...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 03.29.2015

Review: Ranma 1/2 Set 4

  It’s been a while since we’ve visited the world of Ranma 1/2. It was my favorite anime growing up, though I never came close to seeing all that the series had to offer. Like many people out there, I’v...

Jayson Napolitano



4:00 PM on 03.28.2015

Astro Boy Reboot flies like the Man of Steel

Ah, Astro Boy. Once the scion mascot of all things "Japanimation", the plucky robo-kid's fortunes have fallen on harder times than anyone this important to anime's history deserves. Even a blockbuster CG film adaptation didn...

Josh Tolentino



2:00 PM on 03.28.2015

New My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Zoku CM is here with more sour-faced looks

The commercial for the second season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is here and boy, the ever anti-social unlikable main protagonist Hachiman looks as anti-social as ever. Looks like there's a new female lead character in t...

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 03.28.2015

Final Impressions: Shirobako

Spoiler alert: Shirobako ends happily.  Of course, that's really only a spoiler to the most stubborn and obnoxious of curmudgeons. There was really no other way for this show to end. And to be frank, it ended as it should have: Full to bursting with sappy, sentimental, idealistic, feel-good cliche. I love it. 

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 03.28.2015

Week Ender - PA Works Edition

PA Works is a studio that has had great success as of late with their original anime Shirobako. That wasn't the case with their previous works since their last hit, Hanasaku Iroha but they've been hitting it out of the park w...

Red Veron



10:00 AM on 03.28.2015

Gothic Fashion no Jutsu! Silver rings inspired by Naruto's dark side

Even though Naruto ended last winter, it doesn't prevent us at Japanator from talking about our favourite orange clad ninja. When it comes to fashion, I'll be hard pressed to recommend anything from the Naruto series. Green l...

Anthony Redgrave



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



8:00 AM on 03.27.2015

Aw snap, Garage Hero share their thoughts on the Ultraman Ginga S movie

If you've been interested in checking out Ultraman Ginga S the Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors, Bueno (Gun Caliber's Director, Producer, and Hero), Michael (Gun Caliber's Blue), Max (Hayate's Co-Producer) an...

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 03.26.2015

Omega Quintet's latest English trailer has dancing idols

Alright, people; Spring's around the corner and it's time to look at Idea Factory International's most recent trailer for Omega Quintet, Compile Heart's PS4 title where you battle the forces of evil with an idol group. While...

Salvador GRodiles



3:00 PM on 03.25.2015

OP Up! Anime Game Edition

Anime and video games come together like fried chicken and ketchup. I put fried chicken on my ketchup. There are plenty of anime-based games and game-based anime so today let's focus on a few anime based on video games.

Red Veron



6:00 PM on 03.24.2015

This anime-inspired Star Wars fan video will convert you to the Dark Side

I might get attacked for saying this, but I'm not a huge fan of the Star Wars series. While I enjoyed the original trilogy, Genndy Tartakovsky's amazing Clone Wars miniseries, and a few of the brand's games, my views to...

Salvador GRodiles



12:15 PM on 03.24.2015

Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 34-35

What is this, a gambling anime? Actually, scratch that. The better question is: Why are two episodes of a battle anime portraying the drama of gambling better than a number of actual gambling anime?

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Accurately measure oppai with the BraFile

Knowing a ladies' three sizes is a blessing and curse. It shows that you are accurate and observant but to the woman in question it just means you're a massive pervert. There has only been one person I know that has the abili...

Anthony Redgrave



10:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Rawr: TyranoBuilder lets you make your own visual novels

I may be prehistorically late to the festivities, but there's something intriguing about Nyu Media's collaboration with STRIKEWORKS. Thanks to their cooperation, TyranoBuilder, a user-friendly program that lets you create yo...

Salvador GRodiles



12:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episode 23

Exposition. Rising Action. Climax. Dénouement. These should be familiar, if you remember your grade-school literature classes. Real life, however, isn't so convenient. More often than not, life is a lingering anti...

Josh Tolentino



3:30 PM on 03.22.2015

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness

Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor...

Red Veron



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



4:00 PM on 03.21.2015

Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime

[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in ...

Josh Tolentino



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



12:00 PM on 03.21.2015

Week Ender - SEED Edition

I have spoken to many anime fans and it seems that Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny elicits a very mixed reaction. There are those who absolutely love it and those who think it's the worse thing ever. I sit in the middle of those...

Red Veron



8:00 AM on 03.21.2015

Review: Naruto: The Last

Naruto is a name known throughout the anime and manga world that stands alongside shounen action staples such as Dragon Ball and Bleach. Masashi Kishimoto’s orange-clad ninja has been around since 1999 and has grown ...

Red Veron



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



6:20 PM on 03.19.2015

It's happening: One Punch Man anime officially announced

Given the climate of anime production these days, one could see it as inevitable, but as a fan of the One Punch Man manga, it's pretty exciting to hear that the show will finally be getting a TV anime adaptation.  U...

Josh Tolentino



2:04 AM on 03.19.2015

Attack on Titan live action movie footage is here

The good stuff starts at the 0:57 second mark. Get hyped.

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 03.18.2015

OP Up! Green Edition

Yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day, a day that people in the US use as an excuse to pinch others not wearing green, wear green, and get drunk in the middle of the day. I am writing in this in the past so why not use this as a ...

Red Veron



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



9:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Dino-mite: A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Japan

Ever since I was a kid, I've always been fond of dinosaurs, since they're literally giant reptiles with their own unique feature, such as huge wings, fierce claws and deadly spikes. While we're on the topic of prehistoric cre...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare

Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. A...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Wonder why Korean and Japanese students can't speak English?

The guys over at RocketNews24 posted a pretty interesting video, where they interviewed some Japanese and Korean students about why they had difficulty speaking English, even though they had studied the language for a long t...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin II is up to bat

I have to admit that I wasn't blown away with the first Origin OVA. I think I might have built the whole thing up in my head a bit too much, and was hoping for some more juicy Char history. There's something about the style ...

Hiroko Yamamura



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



12:00 PM on 03.17.2015

It's Ultraman Ginga S time!

Been short on your Ultraman fix? Good! Because Tsuburaya has quite a little treat for you fans, with their stream of the first four minutes of the newly released Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! Now that's ...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 03.17.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Momoiro Clover Z

I didn't see this one coming at all! In stark contrast to their latest collaboration with American rockers Kiss, Momoiro Clover Z come back with the new ballad, Seishunfu. The perfect song for the upcoming Spring season, it'...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 03.17.2015

Saint Seiya returns next month

Get your polish ready! Toei's Saint Seiya is set to return to the airwaves next month, and you're going to want your armor looking spiffy. The show will be available via a stream on Bandai's channel globally, so many fans of...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 03.16.2015

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 20-22

As we roll into the endgame for Shirobako, our longtime Producer-san Jeff Chuang faces a crisis at his own day job, and called me in for support. So far, so Shirobako, and here I am to take over the weekly recap for the time ...

Josh Tolentino



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



1:00 PM on 03.15.2015

Annotated Anime: One Piece 684

Over the past few weeks, I've been re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender with a friend. He enjoys the characters, setting, martial arts, and story because Avatar is a really good show. But the last two episodes we've seen; T...

Anthony Redgrave



12:00 PM on 03.15.2015

See some culture club battles in Mikagura School Suite trailer

Take a look at this new announcement trailer for the anime adaptation of the popular light novel series Mikagura School Suite. The novel series was created by composer Last Note, who has composed many vocaloid songs, and used...

Red Veron



9:30 PM on 03.14.2015

Celebrate Pi day with a minute and half of pai

Today happened to be "Pi Day" where today's date in the USA being 3-14-15, which is exactly the same as the number Pi being 3.1415. Many people have used today's celebration of the irrational number to promote math and as a g...

Red Veron



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



4:00 PM on 03.14.2015

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episodes 21-22

Ah, whiskey and pocky: The snack of champions. Gunpla Battle champions, that is! With the latest installments of Build Fighters Try out of the way, the road has been paved to the finals, with the buildup handled by two of the better engagements in the series' run so far. 

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 03.14.2015

Week Ender - Kenshin Edition

I'm sure plenty of y'all out there grew up with the very popular Samurai X and saw it as it aired on Toonami in the late 90's in the US. In 2012, Rurouni Kenshin got a live action film adaptation and got two sequels in 2014.L...

Red Veron



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




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