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5:00 PM on 10.24.2014

Watch a sumo wrestler go up against a polar bear in Shinjuku

During the early week of October, there was a video that featured a person walking a polar bear through Shibuya to promote LALSH's Oct. 24 announcement. Now that the promised day has passed in Japan, Eagle Liang uploaded a v...

Salvador GRodiles



9:00 PM on 10.20.2014

The Simpsons are pretty big Shonen JUMP readers

This one's more of a blip compared to the cameo-fest in last week's issue of Spider-Man, but I'm intrigued by a peculiar level of anime savvy shown in a new visual gag from Sunday's episode of The Simpsons. Doing their yearly...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 10.19.2014

Learn how to create daicon radish animals with this upcoming book

Are you interested in learning how to make daikon radish art?  If you answered "yes," then you'll be happy to know that Daikon Radish Artist Kimimarokku's releasing a book that teaches people the basics of creating daico...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 AM on 10.17.2014

Edge of Spider-verse packs in the anime references

While western superhero comics (known as "Ame-comi" in Glorious Nippon) don't usually fall under Japanator's purview, there's no denying that the influence of anime and manga can reach far and wide. That's exactly what's hap...

Josh Tolentino



9:00 PM on 10.13.2014

Feast your eyes on a man walking nine cats through Tokyo

I may be more of a dog fan than a cat one, but it's hard to ignore an adorable moment where a guy takes his Chinchilla and Himalayan Cats for a walk in the streets of Tokyo. Instead of walking them like a dog, the man places ...

Salvador GRodiles



4:00 PM on 10.10.2014

WTF Fridays: I love balloons

Why just admire a balloon when you could ...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 PM on 10.09.2014

Holy Snap: A person walks a polar bear through Shibuya's streets

At first sight, I was surprised that someone decided to take a polar bear to Shibuya, since the concept behind this action isn't something that you don't see everyday. Based on the animal's movements, it's obvious that the p...

Salvador GRodiles



12:00 PM on 10.09.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Exercise your mouths in the most disturbing way possible. Watch someone get their fash mashed in by a strawberry! There's even some footage of or buddy Kyary Pamyu Pamyu shopping! Yup, JPCMHD's commercial round up has it all...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 10.06.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Gran Turismo 6

So GACKT is finally on a PS3, only one generation behind current times. He's also not all that bad at Gran Turismo. However, who's idea was it to put him behind the wheel of a Honda Fit? Doesn't the Japanese superstar deserve something a bit more plush? We even get to see a hint of celebration, treating himself to a Toyota GT 86.

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 10.06.2014

Monkey face jesus returns!

Do you remember a few years back, when a retiree from Zaragoza "restored" the painting of Jesus known as Ecce Homo? Well, the image made headlines due to the poor lady's animu-style paintbrush skills, which made jesus look mo...

Hiroko Yamamura



6:00 PM on 09.18.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Final Fight

Tonight we take a look at GACKT playing one of my favorite games, Final Fight. He doesn't do too bad, and manages to lay some beatings on Poison and beat level one! However, I have to ask... Cody? I guess I would have taken GACKT as being a Guy kind of Guy. Yes, I judge you by the characters you pick in games... Isn't that the best way?

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 09.18.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Singing toilets, Transformers, and Perfume are all over this week's commercial roundup from JPCMHD. There's plenty of fantastic music, exciting movie trailers, and video game action. We're finally starting to get caught up o...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:15 AM on 09.18.2014

TGS 2014: Oneechanbara wins the TGS booth wars

[Update: A bonus piece of fan art from an animator at Lab Zero games, makers of Skullgirls. - Thanks, 2-D!] D3 Publisher are promoting their new game, Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos, and for that they built a booth at the Tokyo Game ...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Funasshi goes for a dive

For some reason Japan just can not get enough of Funabashi City's yuruchara Funasshi. Last year the hyperactive pear was voted the number mascot in land of rising sun, somehow beating out the super popular Kumamon, who seems...

Hiroko Yamamura



7:00 PM on 09.12.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Ghouls 'n Ghosts

The 1988 Nintendo game Ghouls 'n Ghosts, known as Great Demon World Village in Japan is known as a really unforgiving game. I can clearly remember my unexpected temper tantrums every time Arthur would end up in his pantsu. I...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 09.12.2014

WTF Fridays: Mikasa takes on Colossal Titan!

This is just sick. Child abuse and Titan butt abuse in the same video. What is this world coming to? Also, what's with the bootleg Dj Snake and Lil Jon going on?

Hiroko Yamamura



9:30 PM on 09.11.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Gran Turismo 6

Hiroko had to step out of the building for a few hours, so I've decided to help her in her journey to share GACKT's gaming adventures with everyone on here. Surprisingly, the guy decided to hop on the PS3, as he races his wa...

Salvador GRodiles



6:00 PM on 09.10.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Street Fighter II

It's been a little while since we checked in on the phenomena of ex-Malice Mizer frontman GACKT, hammering away at video games. It looks like we've moved up in console generations, and see GACKT actually seemingly trying for...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 09.10.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

I know, I've fallen pretty far behind on sharing JPCMHD's fantastic commercial compilations, but it's time we start getting caught up with the fantastic summer offerings. This week we look back at some nice summer activities...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 09.08.2014

Real life Katamari Damacy

Sometimes real life imitates video games, and people suffer. At least it's not so bad, and kind of funny this time. Adding the Katamari music to the video definitely adds some whimsy to what was probably a pretty scary situation. I just can't stop laughing at this one.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 09.08.2014

Make some egg... pudding?

After watching a bunch of British TV show on the BBC I became a bit confused to what pudding is. Growing up, it was always that delicious milky stuff that Bill Cosby was hustling to kids. You'd find it in chocolate or vanill...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 08.25.2014

SHAKIRA

Sometimes the internet is full of wonderful things...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 08.22.2014

WTF Fridays: Good taste

It's amazing, how unsophisticated some palates can be...

Hiroko Yamamura



3:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Finally: Japan simulates the lap-pillow in VR

If Japan and tech-savvy otaku continue to apply their peculiar brand of innovation to the latest tech, we may get the 2D-loving world we've always dreamed of sooner rather than later. The latest blow against the tyranny of 3...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 08.01.2014

WTF Fridays: The sounds of sorrow

A true artist takes the pains of life, and turns them into beauty. I'm not sure any of that happened here.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 08.01.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: XEVIOUS

It's kind of weird. Xevious for the Famicom was actually one of my favorite shooting games, but I never noticed how ugly it looks. Not only that, it has to be the most uninteresting game to watch someone play, even someone a...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.31.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

As you probably guessed, GACKT is still on his couch looking cool and gaming. However, you might notice something weird. It looks like he might actually be trying! Even stranger, there seems to be a glimmer of fun peering from his darkened shades. Bring it GACKT!

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 07.31.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Buy buy buy bye.

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.22.2014

So I guess the Ninja Turtles are Japanese Kappa, now?

That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and ster...

Josh Tolentino



1:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Sony invokes dongs to sell the new PS Vita

Remember that time in middle school you and your friends would get naked in the locker room and compare genitals? Me neither, but Sony does. This Japanese ad for the PS Vita calls up youthful PS-envy as young boys remark on ...

Josh Tolentino



2:00 PM on 07.13.2014

Japan's Frozen PS4 would've looked better in white

Frozen may have pretty much taken over the world, but that won't stop companies trying to cash in on its popularity with tacky, cheap branded merchandise. No, that doesn't make sense, because that's exactly why companies...

Josh Tolentino



7:00 PM on 07.11.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: More River City Ransom

So, this dude's still going at this. I've figured it out. He's probably played like 3 games total, and they are chopping them up, to milk this as long as they can. I don't think I can keep going. How about I check in once in a while, and only post if there's a new game? Honestly these are killing me to watch...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.11.2014

WTF Fridays: It's potty time!

Yeah, these kind of things happen, and the world keeps turning. Everything is wrong.

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.09.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: GACKT vs Metalman

Not much has changed. GACKT still sucks at video games. Today he continues his Rockman 2 assault, actually getting to challenge Metalman. We actually get a smile out of the rock legend.

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 07.09.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Our favorite grumpy shiba-inu, Otousan graces us with his presence, Madoka gets a live-action, and I get hungry for chocolate snacks. I don't think my brain could handle much more. I also have an incredibly twisted desire for curry.

Hiroko Yamamura



6:00 PM on 07.08.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: River City Ransom

Yup, GACKT is still gaming, but there's a change... The strangest thing is happening... it looks like he might be having a tiny bit of fun! This time he's brought his buddy Takumi in for a game of River City Ransom. Remember I said a TINY bit of fun.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 07.04.2014

WTF Fridays: Crack open that watermelon

There's nothing like a cold refreshing watermelon on the Fourth of July. I just wish I could find some way to crack this thing open...

Hiroko Yamamura



1:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Celebrate July 4th with some US Navy ship girls!

It's AMERICA day today, and you know what's pretty cool and American? The United States Navy! And you know what cool American thing is grossly underrepresented in Kantai Collection, everyone's favorite strategy game &nbs...

Josh Tolentino



2:00 PM on 07.03.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Sometimes you're all thumbs...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 07.03.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Super Dodgeball

So I wanted to keep you guys tuned into GACKT's daily gaming special, but now I'm not too sure. Today he went at the Famicom classic, Super Dodgeball, and the results couldn't be any more boring. Maybe if he took his sun gla...

Hiroko Yamamura



6:00 PM on 07.02.2014

AKB48 handshake events to resume this weekend

After two members of AKB48 and one staff person were viciously attacked by a knife wielding idiot, I was pretty confident that the super-groups already creepy handshake events were coming to an end. The girls are often made t...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.02.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Rockman 2

Ever want to watch the ultra-talented, super sexy GACKT play video games poorly? Well, you better clear out your calendar for the year, because he's set to do it daily, and share his exploits with the world. Weird? Yes. Intr...

Hiroko Yamamura



9:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Puppy Power! Two canines rescue their owners from a bear attack

There's something great about seeing a canine save someone from danger, as it symbolizes the strong bond between a dog and its owner. Speaking of which, we encounter two different situations in Japan where a dog manages to s...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 PM on 06.27.2014

WTF Fridays: It's Chubby Bunny time

Yes, I keep watching this stupid YouTube challenge. It fulfills a dark hole in my heart.

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 06.26.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Shingeki No Chewy Stuff.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 06.26.2014

It's time to buy a Gundam new watch

Gundam has seen its share of plenty of merchandise tie-ins. Lately the series has begun really branching into the fashion and accessories market, but none of it has really tickled my fancy. This new Casio G-Shock watch is exa...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Power up your Atomic Breath with Godzilla shochu

I'm not quite sure what most people thought about the recent Godzilla film reboot. Personally, I loved the film. It's actually hard for me to dislike anything Godzilla, so you could probably gues I was excited to see this lim...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Sailor Moon hits IT'S DEMO in July

A recent announcement reveals that fashion and accessory boutique IT'S DEMO is going to be collaborating with Sailor Moon. It all starts in July, when they'll be selling little pouches, tote bags, mirrors, pass cases, and mor...

Kristina Pino



12:00 PM on 06.23.2014

The Mother of Ultra has a mean shopping streak

Does it ever freak you out when your mom tries to dress sexy? Imagine being Ultraman! The Mother of Ultra has shown up alongside some well dressed Kaiju in new ads for AMU shopping complex, showing off huge leaps and Ultra dance moves. Yeah, I feel uncomfortable too. However, I have a strong need to shop now.

Hiroko Yamamura



9:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Colossal Titan now terrorizing various landmarks around Japan

Most tourist attractions and gift shops in Japan aren't complete without a huge selection of various cute phone straps and keychains you can buy as a memento. You can find them with Hello Kitty, Stitch, One Piece characters, ...

Kristina Pino




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