3:00 PM on 02.26.2015

SCANDAL up my Social Media

When social media was first coming out, it was primarily a place for my friends to connect outside school. We myspaced for a bit then moved onto Facebook to share our school boy exploits. But it wasn't until I got onto Twitter when I started to see social media becoming a platform for celebrities to stay connected to fans and vice versa.

Anthony Redgrave



4:00 PM on 02.25.2015

OP Up! Naruto Edition

Naruto: The Last just premiered last weekend in theaters across the United States and the story of Naruto Uzumaki's adventures has come to a close. It's been 16 years since the first chapter of the Naruto manga was published ...

Red Veron



10:00 AM on 02.24.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Arashi

You may not believe it when you look outside, but Spring is just around the corner. With it brings fantastic new anime, lovely new music and this year a new Arashi single! The Winter isn't that bad, if there's some Arashi wa...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 02.21.2015

Week Ender - My Favorites Edition

So it was my birthday last wednesday so I chose to post some of my favorite openings over at OP Up! and now I am doing the same here on Week Ender. So here I am giving you a few of my favorites that I can remember off the top of my head. Most of these are happy because I like endings with a happy or uplifting tone.Hope y'all enjoy this week's selection.

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 02.21.2015

Kiniro Mosaic's second season arrives in April

The second season of Kiniro Mosaic premieres on Japanese airwaves on April 5th and we finally get more blonde moe British engrish in our "cute-girls-doing-cute-things" anime once again. The second season is titled Hello!! Kin...

Red Veron



5:37 PM on 02.20.2015

AKFG News: iTunes Albums and New Single

Asian Kung-Fu Generation may not roll off the tongue as well as some other band names but their sound is definitely iconic. Playing on top of animated openings like Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Bleach, AKFG helped en...

Anthony Redgrave



10:00 AM on 02.20.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Galileo Galilei

The indie rockers from Hokkaido, Galileo Galilei are back with their new song, Koi no Jumyo. It's hard not to swoon over Yuuki Ozaki's amazingly smooth vocals, and poppy guitar work. I always find their ballads so incredibly...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 02.19.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Yup, this song is eight years old now. Don't you feel ancient now? This week's throwback song is none other than Motteke! Sailor Fuku! As the opening to Kyoto Animation's wildly popular Lucky Star series, the song has gained...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 02.18.2015

Sailor Moon Symphony: Fund SERASYMPHONY's bid to play the west coast

Sailor Scouts and classical music lovers rejoice! iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra, the musical geniuses behind the Sailor Moon Symphony are wanting to put on a live performance on the west coast. Titled Sailor Moon Symphony:...

Anthony Redgrave



12:00 PM on 02.18.2015

OP Up! My Favorites Edition

This week's theme is about my personal favorites, but not all of them since I really can't keep track of all of them. Why is it about a few of my favorites? Because it's my birthday today and I do what I want. Honestly, I jus...

Red Veron



10:00 AM on 02.18.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Capsule

Yasutaka Nakata and Toshiko Koshijima are back with their new album, Wave Runner. The first single Another World is ready to take EDM dance-floors by storm by its infectious grooves and thumping beats. Capsule have always be...

Hiroko Yamamura



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



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



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



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



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 02.11.2015

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



1:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Lindsey Stirling does her violin magic with Senbonzakura

Lindsey Stirling, that awesome lady on Youtube that does her exciting violin dancing has now offered up her violin rendition of the popular song Senbonzakura. Originally a Hatsune Miku Vocaloid song, Senbonzakura is written ...

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 01.22.2015

This plus-sized idol group is literally big in Japan

Here's one to file under the "Sure, why the hell not?" column: Pottya, (or more accurately, "P♡ttya"), a five-girl idol quintet consisting entirely of plus-sized girls. They made their debut last week, with their first...

Josh Tolentino



2:30 PM on 01.21.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: ClariS

If you've been hoping for a bit of variety from tween sensation ClariS, it looks like your prayers might be answered. It looks as though Alice has departed, and Karen has stepped up to the plate. It may actually be a step in...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 01.20.2015

Momoiro Clover Z vs. Kiss' insanely amazing music video has entered the scene

At long last, Momoiro Clover Z's YouTube channel finally uploaded the music video for "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina," which features the colorful group alongside Kiss. To top things off, Sushio's animation was scrumptious...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 PM on 01.14.2015

What do American teens think of J-Pop?

I'm a bit of a Youtube React Channel junky. I especially love the show when they cover stuff that's near and dear to my heart, so you can be sure my interest piqued when the word "J-Pop" showed up on my playlist. I won't spo...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 01.14.2015

SCANDAL prepare to invade North America

Ask and you shall receive my friends. It looks like one of my all time favorite Japanese rock bands is coming back to North America! The always amazing SCANDAL are heading to the United States and Mexico and have announced co...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 01.14.2015

A Daily Dose of Music: Ayumi Hamasaki

I've always been quick to defend against the critics of Ayumi Hamasaki's lengthy career. After a 16 years in the business, there's bound to be a fair amount of ups and downs. However, I have to admit that there hasn't been a...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Lantis Fest Vegas: An Interview with Faylan

As a part of promotion for Lantis Festival Las Vegas, we were able to ask anison singer Faylan a few questions! Since her tie-in with CANAAN, Faylan has done a slew of rocking songs for various shows and games, like BlazBlue Alter Memory, Griasia no Meikyuu and Tokyo ESP. Big thanks to Lantis Fest for the opportunity!

Jeff Chuang



8:00 AM on 01.06.2015

Huzzah: Two JAM Project and Yousei Teikoku albums head to iTunes

As Lantis Festival gets ready to take Las Vegas by storm, JAM Project's albums, Best Collection X - X Cures Earth and Thumb Rise Again, have hit iTunes recently, which might keep people entertained until they get to see the a...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 01.02.2015

Lantis Fest Vegas: Interview with Choucho

Japanator got to ask Choucho a few questions over email! The self-starting anisong artist is now attached to a bunch of great shows and her melodic tones make them all the more memorable, like Girls und Panzer and Gargantia on the Verderous Planet. Big thanks to Lantis Festival for making this interview possible!

Jeff Chuang



2:00 PM on 12.22.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Chelsy

We're hitting the home-stretch of 2014, but that doesn't mean that the amazing music from Japan is going to be slowing down. Today we take a look at the adorable three piece from the Honey Bee Studio team's latest effort, YE...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 PM on 12.11.2014

Rejoice: Lantis Festival gets a JAM Project solo performance concert

For a good while, it's been known that the legendary anison band, JAM Project, were going to be at the Lantis Festival in Las Vegas. However, Lantis Festival has announced that the group'll be doing solo performances througho...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 PM on 12.08.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Tomomi Itano

It's back to the dance-floor for ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano. The amazingly catchy tune definitely has some K-Pop vibes going on, but still manages to features Tomo-chin's cute energy and inexplicable presence. The message ...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 12.05.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Sora Amamiya

Akame is back! Actually I mean that Sora Amamiya the popular seiyu behind the title character in Akame ga Kill! is back with a lovely new song. Not only does she provide the voice work, she also was behind the original openi...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 12.04.2014

Utada Hikaru releases new video for Beautiful World

We're less than a week away from the Utada Hikaru tribute album, Hikaru no Uta. Quite a few tracks can currently be previewed on her official YouTube channel already. Much to my surprise there was actually quite a treat wait...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 12.04.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

You know I'm also up for listening to my favorite tunes from Super Dimension Fortress Macross. It is by far my favorite television show ever made. While the animation and music still look great, even by today's standards, it...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 11.30.2014

Unlimited Blade Works' opening gets an ideal 8-bit remix

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works has been a great adaptation to the original visual novel game's second route so far, and Studio Megaane is ready to make people rejoice with his next move. In other words, the show's&nb...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 AM on 11.21.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Owl City featuring SEKAI NO OWARI

It takes a lot to surprise me nowadays, but I was truly shocked when my friend sent me this one. The Minnesota based indie rock band, Owl City has teamed up with Japan's SEKAI NO OWARI on their newest song, aptly named Tokyo...

Hiroko Yamamura



3:00 PM on 11.19.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Mitsuru Matsuoka EARNEST DRIVE

Hiroko has stepped out of the building to take care of some important matters, so I've decided to borrow her space for the day. In order to help everyone speed through the week, I felt that the full version of Kamen Rid...

Salvador GRodiles



1:00 PM on 11.19.2014

Lantis Festival in Las Vegas is now a thing

Lantis is a Japanese music label that focuses on anime music. It has been a long time coming and the label is putting on a series of festivals in Japan this year. Earlier during this summer, news broke that Lantis will also t...

Jeff Chuang



10:00 AM on 11.18.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Eir Aoi

Man, has this been an amazing few months of music or what? I was just thumbing through some of last year's Daily Doses, remembering how it was a bit of a musically dry year for me. Things have been really fantastic so far, a...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 11.17.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Yunchi

It's time again for another dose of hot music, and today's offering comes to you courtesy of up-and-comer Yunchi (aka Yun*chi) and her new single, "Wonderful Wonder World". You may recognize it as the ending theme for the cu...

Josh Tolentino



7:30 PM on 11.14.2014

Gundam Build Fighters Try's first opening gets an amazing 8-bit remix

As Gundam Build Fighters Try continues to impress us with its Solid Winning Streak, Studio Megaane has used his Retro Gunpla building skills to turn the show's opening into an 8-bit masterpiece. All in all, Megaane's ta...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 AM on 11.14.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Hello Sleepwalkers

It's been a little while since I checked in with Japanese rocks Hello Sleepwalkers, but their newest single has me doubting my choices. The high energy track, Hyakkiyakou is full of some really incredible vibes, really showc...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 11.12.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: LovendoЯ

The news of Sayumi Michishige's graduating from Morning Musume '14 sure got me bummed out. Just when I was feeling bad, fellow Hello! Project member, and ex-Morning Musume member Reina Tanaka has returned with a new single f...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 11.11.2014

New Utada Hikaru's cover album will feature video by Eva team

There's an official cover album on its way December 9th, called Utada Hikaru no Uta. As the title suggests, it will feature prominent musicians giving their take on some of the Queen of J-Pop's finest songs. Confirmed artists...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 11.11.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: EGOIST

Oh man, this one is straight fire. Originally conceived as a fictional band for the anime series Guilty Crown, the amazing group EGOIST luckily continued past its original engagement. Made up by supercell's ryo and vocalist ...

Hiroko Yamamura




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