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Ultraman Nexus

Over Ray Storm: Ultraman Nexus finally lands on Crunchyroll


The Space Monsters are doomed
Feb 11
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since Tsuburaya temporarily added Ultraman Nexus' first four episodes on YouTube, it felt that the show's debut on Crunchyroll was going to happen within that timeframe. While this never occurred, the series has finally ...
Ys VIII photo
Ys VIII

Get shipwrecked with some new Ys VIII screenshots


When sailing goes wrong
Jan 29
// Salvador GRodiles
It almost feels like it was yesterday when Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's key details were revealed to the public, as my experience with the series has changed from then. Right now, I was able to go through a majority of the ca...
Ninja Sentai Kakuranger photo
Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

Evil gets slashed: Kakuranger heads to North America


Kakuranger, Ninja Ninja!
Jan 24
// Salvador GRodiles
You know that Shout! Factory's Super Sentai releases are doing fine when they throw a big surprise announcement at our faces. During their special Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger streaming event on Saturday, Jan. 23, t...
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New Japan Pro Wrestling

Pirate Raid: New Japan Pro Wrestling loses major stars to WWE


Big names put in their notice
Jan 08
// Soul Tsukino
In what could end up being the story of the year in Japanese wrestling, several names on the NJPW roster handed in their notices in or around the WrestleKingdom 10 event on January 4rth. During what is NJPW's version of the A...

Ultraman photo
Ultraman

Prepare to unite with Gecco's glorious Ultraman statue


Giant monsters and invaders beware!
Jan 08
// Salvador GRodiles
I haven't gotten the chance to pick up Viz's release of the Ultraman manga by Linebarrels of Iron's creators yet, but it's hard not to notice the amazing detail that was placed into collectibles company Gecco's ...
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Today in Anime

Today in Anime: Christmas


The most wonderful time of the year~
Dec 25
// Anthony Redgrave
I don't think I'll need to preface this Today in Anime section with an explanation about Christmas. It's grown past it's pagan roots and grown into an international holiday celebrated by cultures all over the world and that i...
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2020 Summer Olympics

2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo sees major changes


New Stadium announced
Dec 23
// Soul Tsukino
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games have garnered a lot of controversy even before Tokyo won the bid to host the games in 2013. Ballooning costs, allegations that the official logo was a stolen trademark, and social media's c...
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God Eater

Bon appetit: God Eater Resurrection and Rage Burst go West


Dinner is served
Dec 22
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since I got addicted to the Monster Hunter series, I've been hoping to play a hunting title on a home console instead of a portable system. Thanks to Bandai Namco's efforts, it seems that this will finally happen, as Go...
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Berserk

Berserk fans rejoice as a new anime series is announced


Griffith!!
Dec 21
// Anthony Redgrave
The Internet is blowing up today at the news of Berserk finally getting another anime adaptation. The dark fantasy tale of a man enacting revenge of a land now plagued with demons and monsters only produced one arc ...
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Tales of Berseria

Awaken your inner beast with two minutes of Tales of Berseria


What a horrible night to have a curse!
Dec 17
// Salvador GRodiles
From day one, I was on board with Tales of Berseria's idea of letting the players sail through the game's world on a pirate ship. However, I didn't expect to see the game's latest trailer hitting us with werewolf-like creatu...
Ys VIII photo
Ys VIII

Land Ho: Ys VIII sails to Japan next Summer


Expect to get shipwrecked again
Dec 16
// Salvador GRodiles
For a long time, the two main colors used in Christmas are red and green. Of course, white happens to be another one that's used during this occasion. Speaking of holiday colors, it turns out that Falcom has revealed new deta...
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Boomslank

Boomslank's "Long Distance" piece evolves into a nice shirt


It's all about that special upgrade
Dec 13
// Salvador GRodiles
Don't you love it when an artwork transforms into a sweet apparel? I know that I do. While we're on the topic of this wonderful phenomenon, our friends at Boomslank have turned their piece called "Long Distance" has been turn...
Dobutsu Sentai Juohger photo
Dobutsu Sentai Juohger

Check out the 40th Sentai series' animal-themed suits and robot


Can we expect a farm setting?
Dec 09
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since I watched the Go-Busters V-Cinema, a part of me wished to see an actual series was similar to the alternate Go-Busters featured in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters v.s. Dobutsu Sentai Go-Busters. My wish may not have...
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Indivisible

Indivisible closes extended crowd funding campaign


And the final total is.......
Dec 05
// Anthony Redgrave
First a brief history lesson. Back in October Indivisible's crowdfunding campaign was launched. With a team that had produced the decade's best indie fighting game and a solid prototype ready on day one for PC players, I was ...
Final Fantasy VII photo
Final Fantasy VII

No more turn based combat in Final Fantasy VII Remake Gameplay Trailer


We've waited around for too long!
Dec 05
// Anthony Redgrave
Last summer, E3, Final Fantasy VII: Remake was announced and every lost their collective minds. Then Cloud was announced for Smash as DLC and everyone lost their nuts. And now we have gameplay footage for the remake and it's...
Ultraman Nexus photo
Ultraman Nexus

Ultraman Nexus gets an official YouTube stream before it hits Crunchyroll


Space Monsters beware
Dec 05
// Salvador GRodiles
Once again, it's a great time to be a fan of tokusatsu, as Tsuburaya uploaded four episodes of Ultraman Nexus, one of the first Ultra TV shows that's targeted towards an older audience to prepare for its upcoming debut on Cru...
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Sakura

Cultural Ambassador Takamasa Sakurai passed away


Tragic accident takes an ally of kawaii
Dec 03
// Jeff Chuang
NHK news reports that Takamasa Sakurai, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative and frequent anime con guest, has passed away from a trackside accident in Tokyo's Nishi-Nippori station on Thursday. He...
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Video Game Music

Rejoice, video game music fans: Scarlet Moon Records is having a special sale


Corgis not included
Nov 29
// Salvador GRodiles
[Disclosure: Jayson and Dale wrote for Japanator. No relationships, personal, or professional, were factored into this news post.] If there's one thing that's annoying about this time of the year, it's that we have to deal wi...
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Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V opens the race to total nuclear disarmament


Consoles in the lead to Peace
Nov 29
// Josh Tolentino
Metal Gear's never been shy about having an anti-nuclear message (despite arguably glorifying most other types of military violence), but for the most part, the series has put making the world a nuke-free place out of the han...
Persona Snow Festival photo
Persona Snow Festival

Hee-ho: Atlus takes us to a Persona Winter Wonderland


I've been waiting for this!
Nov 27
// Salvador GRodiles
With Persona 3 The Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth getting ready to hit theaters in Japan next month, Atlus has revealed that they're teaming up with the Nippon Ski Resort Development to bring us not one but two Persona-them...
Garo photo
Garo

Aww yeah: Next year's Garo projects give us more Zero and Leon


All part of a good Thanksgiving dinner
Nov 25
// Salvador GRodiles
You know that the end of November's gonna be amazing when we learn about the new Garo-related announcements. While three projects were announced during this year's Garo: Golden Wolf Thanksgiving festivity, only two of them a...
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Today in Anime

Today in Anime: Culture Festival


Yakisoba, animal cafes, live rock bands
Nov 03
// Anthony Redgrave
Culture Festivals are a staple of Japanese school anime, but it's a concept that is lost on many westerners. As the years went on I just rolled with it. It was just a thing that Japanese schools did. My school used to have a ...
RIP photo
RIP

Voice Actress Miyu Matsuki passes away


Goodbye, Yoshinoya-Sensei
Nov 02
// Red Veron
Miyu Matsuki, who recently went on hiatus due to a case of pneumonia around 3 months ago, tragically passed away last October 27 at the young age of 38. Yes, 38 is young and to lose someone so talented whose work you enjoy be...
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

Kick off your weekend with Cannon Busters' cool new trailer


Next year's looking hot right now
Oct 30
// Salvador GRodiles
Aw, snap! LeSean Thomas has revealed a new teaser for Cannon Busters, which was released to the pilot's backers on Monday. So far, my excitement for the pilot has gone up even more, since we get to see Fumio Iida/SUEZEN's (B...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Tie the knot with Sailor Moon Marriage Certificates


Perfect for the cosplay wedding
Oct 24
// Anthony Redgrave
Boring old marriage certificate forms can now be made a lot prettier with the Sailor Moon inspired designs. Konin Todoke is an online certificate service that provides legislated documents for marriage and family registration...
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The Legend of Heroes

Love is eternal: Trails in the Sky SC launches next week


Pigs have finally learned to fly
Oct 23
// Salvador GRodiles
Well, folks: I'm happy to announce that we now live in a world where pigs have wings, and hell has frozen over. In other words, XSEED has revealed that The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC hits the PC and the PSN ...
Trillion photo
Trillion

The Underworld is saved: Trillion: God of Destruction goes West


Disgaea: Compile Heart Edition
Oct 22
// Salvador GRodiles
I don't know about you, but when I first heard about Compile Heart's newest strategy RPG, Trillion: God of Destruction, I almost confused it as a title that was a spin-off of Makai Kingdom or the Disgaea games. I guess t...
Himouto! Umaru-chan photo
Himouto! Umaru-chan

Popular Himouto! Umaru-chan character gets spin off manga


Akita girl in Tokyo city
Oct 20
// Anthony Redgrave
Creator of Himouto! Umaru-chan had recently announced the publication of a spinoff manga to his popular series about the perfect high school girl turned slacker whenever she is at home. The main star of this new ser...
Cassette Girl photo
Cassette Girl

Twilight: Animator Expo's 35th short pays homage to a classic Gainax title


The Format War return
Oct 09
// Salvador GRodiles
The Japan Animator Expo project's third season has released its final announced short (slightly NSFW), and they managed to end it with a huge bang. For the finale, Hiroyasu Kobayashi (The Rebuild of Eva movie series...
Haruhi photo
Haruhi

Today in Anime: Happy Birthday Haruhi Suzumiya


The creator of SOS Brigade and the world
Oct 08
// Anthony Redgrave
Today at Japanator we celebrate the patron saint of modern anime Haruhi Suzumiya, the titular character of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. She captured the hearts and minds of fans around the globe and because of her addictive personality even created a real fictional religion about spreading lots of excitement around the world. 
Indivisible photo
Indivisible

Indivisible Indie GoGo Campaign Launched


From the makers of Skullgirls
Oct 05
// Anthony Redgrave
Before people start rolling their eyes at another post about a crowd-funded game needing backers, listen to me. These guys know what they're doing and they've gone through development hell with their last game and came out o...
Robot on the Road photo
Robot on the Road

Hiroyuki Okiura's recent piece takes us on a road trip with a perverted traveler


Yee Haw!
Oct 02
// Salvador GRodiles
For some unknown reason, I've always found it fascinating when a project would release a new segment that shares a similar theme with its predecessor. In this case, the Japan Animator Expo's 34th short, "Robot on the Road" (N...
Gundam photo
Gundam

Simulcast GET: Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans heads to Daisuki.net and Hulu


New Gundam series for everyone!
Sep 30
// Salvador GRodiles
It looks like there's another good reason to be a Gundam fan this year, since the upcoming series, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, hits Daisuki.net and Hulu on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Standard Time/3:30 a.m. Pacifi...
Kamen Rider Ghost photo
Kamen Rider Ghost

Raise your hoodies: Kamen Rider Ghost's new preview has entered the building


Just in time for Halloween
Sep 28
// Salvador GRodiles
As Kamen Rider Ghost gets ready to materialize in our world this Sunday, a new preview has arrived from the spirit world to give us a better look at our new spooky hero. So far, it's doing a fine job in giving us the main th...
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Today in Anime

Today in Anime: Red Moon turns your favourite waifus into women


By the power of the Blood Moon
Sep 28
// Anthony Redgrave
I hope Japanator readers were able to catch a glimpse of the Supermoon lunar eclipse today. It happened around 3 am in my neck of the woods, but it was worth rubbing those sandy eyes to see that red dot in the sky. The more o...
Muv-Luv photo
Muv-Luv

Humanity Wins: Muv-Luv's Kickstarter is off to an amazing start


This calls for a celebration
Sep 27
// Salvador GRodiles
After an amazing great start on Thursday, the Kickstarter for Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative has reached its goal to be localized in the West. In other words, the BETA might as well pack their bags and leave Earth...
Ragnarok photo
Ragnarok

It's Showtime: Big O's Director hits us with a cool giant robot short


Can you spot the Marvel reference?
Sep 25
// Salvador GRodiles
You know you're in for a treat when the Japan Animator Expo project releases a mecha anime short that's directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama, the man who brought us The Big O. Even though the piece took place in an area that's in p...
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4chan x 2chan

Woah: 4chan now owned by 2channel's founder


Moot agreed, don't bother him about it
Sep 22
// Josh Tolentino
Well, this is a surprise. The internet hive known as 4chan has just been sold to none other than Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel (aka 2ch), Japan's most influential message board and the direct inspiration for the...
ASIAN KUNG FU GENERATION photo
ASIAN KUNG FU GENERATION

Ajikan hits Europe for a second tour this November


F@*K YEAH!
Sep 22
// Anthony Redgrave
Old school hard rockers from the late 90's ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION are heading to Europe for a second tour. Anime fans may know their signature rock style in opening themes such as Haruka Kanata (Naruto), Rewrite (Fullmetal...
Mushihimesama photo
Mushihimesama

Shmup giant Cave heads to Steam with Mushihimesama


Return of the Bullet Hell King
Sep 19
// Anthony Redgrave
The bullet hell genre is one of the most niche genres in gaming. Simulation, Eroge, and point and click adventure games have proven to be popular enough to make it into mainstream web news in the past decade, but the shmup fa...

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