Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus

There's a good reason behind this update
Apr 17
Well, folks; it looks like Garage Hero's upcoming ninja-themed web series, Hayate, has been put on hold for now. The reasoning behind the hiatus is because of the group's production on Ayakashi Zamurai, Garage Hero's sh... read

Japan uses their ninja skills to increase tourism

Ninjas are back in business
Mar 10
I know that I joked around in the past about 2015 being the Year of the Ninja, but Japan's recent tourism-related move might as well turn my made-up holiday into a real thing. Long story short, the Japanese government have de... read

Go Ninja: Get psyched up for Ninninger's first promos

The Year of the Ninja is off to a good start
Dec 28
I may be late to the festivities once again, but it's time to look at Shuriken Sentai Ninninger's heroes in motion. Silly enough, these videos caught me by surprise, as I wasn't expecting to see a promotional video... read

Rejoice no Jutsu: Ninninger reveals its premise, cast, and staff

More ninja-related goodies are heading your way
Dec 26
The new year is around the corner, and TV Asahi's Ninninger page is ready for its next mission. This time around, the show's cast, production team, and premise leap out from the shadows to surprise its upcoming viewers. Howev... read

Hayate: Asakusa's Ninja Hero's latest updates strike from above

In which ninjas continue to dominate the new year
Dec 18
Man. I don't know about you, but there seems to be a lot of ninjas entering the new year all of a sudden. Thankfully, a majority of them happen to be good, so there's a good chance that the shadow assassins won't burn people ... read

Aw snap, Ninninger's toys reveal Shurikenjin's gimmicks

Robo Throne Activate!
Dec 10
It's time to look at Ninninger's first set of toys, and things are starting to look even more promising for the upcoming ninja-themed Sentai series. Of course, the best thing out of this toyline is the Shurikenjin, since it's... read

Update no Jutsu: Ninninger gets a premiere date and more

It's time for the Year of the Ninja!
Dec 05
Hey guys! Do you know what time is it? It's time for us to look at Ninninger's latest updates. This time around, the team has been featured in a higher quality poster along side their giant robot, the Shurikenjin. Overall, I'... read

YES: Ninninger's suits and logo jump out of the shadows

2015's Sentai series is off to a good start
Dec 02
Good news, everyone. The Shuriken Sentai Ninninger have revealed themselves, and their suits look like a glorious fusion between Hurricanger and Shinkenger's designs. Due to this great combination, I've already fallen in... read
Super Sentai

Trademark no Jutsu: 2015's Sentai series gets a title

Ninjas are back in style!
Oct 22
We have a few weeks until October returns to the shadows, and it's time to learn about the 39th Sentai show's title. Going by the name of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the next installment in the franchise'll likely fe... read

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

Yokai in a half-shell
Jul 22
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... read
Another Hurricanger video

Watch Hurricanger's main cast reunite in full costume

The reunion you've been waiting for.
Apr 07
Despite the recent reveal of the Hurricanger V-Cinema  known as Ninpu Sentai Hurricanger: 10 Years After, the show's main cast has come together in a video where they don their ninja apparel once aga... read
Hurricanger V-Cinema film

Shinobi Change: Hurricanger to return as a V-Cinema movie

Become the wind!
Mar 31
Due to Japan being ahead of us by a day, the announcement for the tenth anniversary of Hurricanger is among us. And what do you know, these ninjas have succeeded in fooling me well -- you win this round, Hurricangers. Sadly,... read

Hideo Kojima makes for one hell of an action figure

Jan 31
Who's excited for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? I sure as hell am. Ever since getting my hands dirty at Tokyo Game Show, I've been counting the days until the game's release. While the wait is at times unbearable, I fortuna... read

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 DLC proves monarchies rule

Yes, that is the takeaway from all this
Jan 28
This March 5th, Americans will be getting the totally bitchin'-looking Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 first, whereas the rest of the world gets theirs on March 8th. That's a clear advantage, one might say.... read
Ultraviolence, now in HD
No point beating around the bush: The mid-1990s action anime legend Ninja Scroll is now on Blu-ray in North America. It's the best it has looked on home video yet.  But it's been a long time--20 years now--that Ninja Scr... read feature

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has four-play

Jan 09
Senran Kagura, why have you not been localized and in my hot sweaty hands yet? Are you afraid that the market might not like you or understand you? It's OK, I am here for you... *ahem* Moving on to something more real, W... read

Naruto Ninja Storm 3 leaks show Sasuke chopping people up

Massed battles in the 2013's Naruto fighter
Sep 11
Unfortunately for folks hoping this post's headline would reveal a sudden and dramatic change in tone for the series, hopping from a world of magical ninjas into a gritty crime drama where Sasuke is some kind of serial killer... read

Trailer streamed for Madhouse's Ninja Scroll Burst

Jul 26
Woah, check this out! Madhouse has streamed a trailer for an in-development anime that resurrects a legendary property: the 1993 movie Ninja Scroll. Titled Ninja Scroll Burst, the "3-episode short animation" is a "challenge"... read

Ninja Scroll returning with a new project

Apr 14
It's been about nine years since Ninja Scroll: The Series was released, but that's not stopping Madhouse! The animation gurus have announced that something new is on its way, a little something known only as Ninja Scroll Proj... read

Mie University hires "Last Ninja" as a professor

Feb 01
Everyone thinks that ninjas have more or less vanished in the modern age, replaced by plucky little kids with powers out of Dragon Ball Z. But if you happen to attend Mie University in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, you might come... read

Bouncy 3DS ninja game Senran Kagura finally gets trailer

Jun 06
Sorry for wasting you guys' time with that last trailer. I really should have saved all the hype for this one. A game that will truly set new standards for excellence in electronic entertainment, Senran Kagura has a new trail... read

Moon Diver now up on Xbox Live Arcade

May 04
The most important thing that I can tell you about Moon Diver right off the bat is that its director, Koichi Yotsui, also is responsible for the 1989 Capcom arcade classic Strider. Strider is among my favorite games ever, and... read

Ninja toilet paper, soft and stealthy?

Sep 29
Yes, ninja toilet paper. If you recognize the true win that being a ninja embodies, then you will surely join me in saying that you would buy this and feel absolutely not guilty about doing so.It seems that Iga in M... read

Dude slashes up a baseball in midair, continues Samurai vs Ninja debate

Jun 20
So yeah, there's a Samurai Vodka, but real samurai don't care, because real samurai are busy taking out dumbass ninjas screwing around in the trees. Those tree-sitting punks think real samurai need their manly armor and kic... read

Have a happy DAY OF THE NINJA

Dec 05
Have a happy (or is it merry?) Day of the Ninja, December fifth. The great thing about this holiday is that you don’t know it's the Day of the Ninja until it is almost finished; that is the way of the ninja. Activities ... read

“Nothing dies as fun as a pirate.” - Gaul McDartknee, age unknown You've seen him. You know you have. Even if you don't know you have, you have. He's the Ask A Ninja ninja. In fact, millions of people have s... read feature

Japanatainment: What is a ninja?

Aug 12
What is the fate of Weekend Japanatainment? I don’t know, maybe it died, or maybe it retired. But what I do know is that a new feature has been born out of its ashes: Japanatainment. This new feature will be basically... read

77 year-old 'Samurai Granny' hired by Italian military

Jun 23
While most people's grandmothers are more than happy with their "#1 Granny" shirts and their weekly bingo nights, others are out there kicking all sorts of ninja buttholes.Keiko Wakabayshi is 77 years old, 5 feet ta... read

Celebrate! For today is the Day of the Ninja

Dec 05
Happy Day of the Ninja, the most holy and celebrated holiday here at Japanator during the month of December. In case you don’t know, the Day of the Ninja is the time of the year to dress, act, and kill like a ninja. ... read

Comedy vending machine? You've got to be joking

Dec 05
No joke. FG tells us about this Japanese drink vending machine that tells you a joke or two while it prepares your beverage of choice.New Yoshimoto Kogyo drinks vending machine, many of which which have been installed in serv... read

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