TV and Film

Death Note photo
Death Note

Death Note TV series announced and characters revealed


More deaths than Game of Thrones
May 25
Tsugumi Ohba's writing combined with Takeshi Obata's art produced a heart pounding, page turning manga called Death Note that was later adapted into a widely popular TV anime, a ho-hum movie adaptation, and some more side sto... read
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The best of Japan for American fans
Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look into Japanese wrestling! This time out we look at my favorite wrestling show on American TV as it returns for a second season. Can AXS keep up everything that made this show amazing during its first season? What does the producers pick to highlight from New Japan wrestling action? Take a read and find out!   read feature

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Bakuman

Live action screens from Bakuman movie


Manga on the big screen
May 18
Movies based off anime/manga have faired much better than their geeky partner video games. The Death Note movie may have faltered a little due to the massive change in story but all the characters looked great and i... read
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Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

It's Judgement Time: Dekaranger to return as a V-Cinema


Chu Chu Chu Deka Deka!
May 15
Oh my. Right when it felt that Hurricanger was going to be the only Sentai show to get the 10 Years After treatment, a new beacon of hope has surfaced for toku fans. Seeing that it's been ten years since Tokusou Sentai Dekar... read
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Blow off

AKB48 find out who is the best at blowing


Mmmmm cicada
May 13
Oshima Ryoka and Mogi Shinobu of AKB48  faced off during a new episode of AKBINGO! This time, it was their cheeks, lungs and taste for insects that was put to the test! Which gal was better at blowing! Who enjoys the crunch of flying protein? read
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NJPW's presence in the U.S. grows
Being a fan of professional wrestling in the United States, you've got choices. Of course there is the biggest game in town in Vince McMahon's WWE, who have dominated the market practically  unopposed since 2001. Behind ... read feature

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Fan Expo Dallas

Heading to Fan Expo Dallas? Come have dinner with Godzilla's staff


Be sure to have a roaring appetite
May 10
You know. Meeting your favorite industry people at a convention may be cool and all, but nothing beats the idea of having a meal with the folks you admire. Speaking of which, Fan Expo Dallas' giving people the chance to ... read
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Anime Expo '15

Sweet: LeSean Thomas and Thomas Romain to appear at AX '15


Double Thomas Xtreme!
May 09
As LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 1 and 2's Supervising Director, Legend of Korra Book 1's Production Artist) and his team continue to work hard on Cannon Busters' pilot, the guy's appearing at... read
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Digimon

Digimon Adventure tri.'s latest trailer will please your nostalgic heart


The Crest of Hope shines strong
May 07
This might sound strange, but I have yet to watch Digimon Adventure in its original language. Nonetheless, the series is still one of those titles that I still adore to this day. Anyway, Toei's uploaded a new trail... read
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Ayakashi Zamurai

Check out Garage Hero's Ayakashi Zamurai teaser


Sounds like a sword-clashing good time
Apr 27
Garage Hero's Hayate web series may have been put on hold, but their latest project, Ayakashi Zamurai, has received its first teaser. Based on the trailer's content, it looks like the group's hitting us with another fun proj... read
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Love Live!

Love Live Movie goes international in new trailer


From the East coast to every coast!
Apr 24
We finally get a new trailer for the upcoming Love Live! School Idol MOVIE, which is a feature length film featuring the next (and final) adventure of the franchise's lead idol group, μ's. Love Live! is this crazy multimedia franchise that has garnered quite a following around the world with the music, anime, merchandise, and that really fun music rhythm game on mobile devices. read
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Cannon Busters

Rejoice: Cannon Busters' production has begun


It's time to get excited
Apr 07
Good news, everyone; LeSean Thomas and his crew are ready to start working on Cannon Busters, the adventure series with a teen and older audience in mind. After going through a process of planning the production, the team is ... read
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Garage Hero

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


Brought to you by Whey Body Protein
Mar 27
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... read
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Going off with a blast
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 ... read feature

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan live action movie footage is here


In the flesh
Mar 19
The good stuff starts at the 0:57 second mark. Get hyped. read
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Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition shoots its way back to YouTube


Spring is about to get filled with bullets
Mar 14
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... read
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Beyond The Boundary

Check out the new Beyond the Boundary movie trailers and premiere bonus items


Revisit the Past, See the Future
Mar 07
Back in 2013, Beyond the Boundary proved that Kyoto Animation can do still do action anime since it's been a while since their last attempt with Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid. I loved it and wanted much more of this actio... read
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Gundam: The Origin

Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin


Watch the veritable Red Comet in action!
Feb 17
Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying wa... read
Bueno Part 3 photo
Bueno reveals the tokusatsu industry's dark secrets
After a long and perilous journey, we've reached the end of our long interview with Bueno. To close things off, the man shares with us his plans for the future, along with his own thoughts on the tokusatsu industry and a cert... read feature

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Cannon Busters

Cannon Busters' Website now has a Pledge option


LeSean Thomas and his crew are loading up the cannon once again
Feb 13
It's been a good while since Cannon Busters met its goal, and LeSean Thomas and his team are have updated the show's Website with a new option. If you missed out on backing the project during its Kickstarter phase, Cannon Bus... read
Love Live! photo
Love Live!

Love Live! School Idol Movie teaser trailer is a tease


Love Live! ...from New York?
Feb 06
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... read
Bueno Part 2 photo
Bueno's story is about to get real
Welcome to the second part of our interview with the one and only Bueno. In this installment, the man talks about his experience with creating tokusatsu and shooting porn. On top of that, we get to learn the dark secrets behi... read feature

Bueno Part 1 photo
Bullets, Babes, Beer: The story of Bueno
Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's stream may have left the scene, but Japanator was able to ask Bueno, the film's Director and main hero, some questions. I guess you could say that he's the Stephen Chow of tokusatsu. Also, his n... read feature

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Ghost in the Shell

Hello, Major: Scarlett Johansson is the star of Ghost in the Shell


Black Widow gets a Cyberbrain
Jan 06
At times it seems like Dreamworks' planned live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell has been in development hell for so long that we were contemplating writing a script that automatically tagged any story about it wi... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

PSA: Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's stream gets extended


A New Years miracle has entered the building
Jan 04
Right when it was certain that Gun Caliber's stream would end on Jan. 5, the folks at Garage Hero have decided to show the film until Jan. 15. In other words, everyone who's leveling up during the upcoming week are in for a g... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Quick Reminder: Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition is streaming on YouTube for one more week


Last chance to catch Bueno's film for free
Dec 29
Don't mind me again. I'm just here to let you all know that Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition is streaming online. However, Bueno and Garage Hero have decided to extend the stream from New Years to Jan. 5. In other words... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Reminder: Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition returns to YouTube this Friday


Happy Bothday!
Dec 07
Don't mind me, I'm just passing by to let everyone know that Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's returning to YouTube on Dec. 12. However, Bueno and Garage Hero have decided to give people an early Christmas miracle... read
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

Huzzah: Cannon Busters' Kickstarter ends at $156k


LeSean Thomas' project is now a thing!
Dec 03
Well, people; it's finally happened. Cannon Busters' Kickstarter has ended with a total amount of $156,535.00, which means that, LeSean Thomas' one step closer towards making his adventure series a reality. Since they've mana... read
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The Akira Project

CineGround unleashes The Akira Project's VFX Behind-the-Scenes video


Kaaaneeedaaaa!
Dec 02
It's been a good while since CineGround released their live-action take on Akira, and the team is now ready to show everyone the process behind the fan trailer's VFX designs. In regard's to the actual project itself, I agree... read
Yakuzambie photo
Yakuzambie

Yakuza Kick: Let's take a look at The Making of Yakuzambie


It's time go behind the scenes of Yakuzambie
Nov 27
There's something interesting about witnessing a film's team talk about their experience on certain projects. Whether it's learning about the actors' thoughts on their work or the director's inspiration, I've always found th... read
Garo photo
Garo

Huzzah: More Garo installments are heading your way


The Year of Garo lives on
Nov 24
Ladies and gentlemen. I seems that we're in for an amazing Thanksgiving Week, as a bunch of Garo project get announced during the Garo: Golden Wolf Thanksgiving event. Since next year is going to be the franchise's 10th anni... read
Yakuzambie photo
Yakuzambie

Garage Hero's Yakuzambie short is now on YouTube


Yakuza Kick!
Nov 17
Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean that we can't watch a few zombies get killed on screen. Since Garage Hero uploaded Yakuzambie on their YouTube channel, we can now experience this moment, as we see a Yakuza membe... read
Dragon Ball Z photo
Dragon Ball Z

A New Dragon Ball Z film is expected next year


Toriyama writing story
Nov 14
The new issue of V Jump has announced information that a new Dragon Ball Z film will be released on April 25th of 2015. There's very few details at this time, besides the fact very exciting fact that Akira Toriyama will be de... read
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Naruto news

The Last: Naruto The Movie will be 'a love story'


Get your fanfiction ready
Nov 10
The main plot of Naruto may be over, but that won't be stopping this ninja train. No, sir. After all, there's still the upcoming film, The Last: Naruto The Movie to take into account. And if you're in the crowd that igno... read
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters project looks amazing


More adventure shows is always a good thing
Nov 06
While Western animation doesn't fall under Japanator's usual coverage, LeSean Thomas' (Boondocks, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series) recent Kickstarter project, Cannon Busters, has a few people who been in the anime indust... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition to stream on YouTube for the third time


It's time for a second Encore!
Nov 05
Don't you love it when a great performance gets an encore? While these opportunities only happen once after the big show, Garage Hero is making an exception, as Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's getting a third limited stream on... read
Fury photo
Fury

Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury


A tank movie for tank otaku
Nov 03
[Update: It seems Kadokawa's taken down the video. We'll update the post with a new source as soon as we can find one.] Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, abou... read
Kikaider Reboot photo
Kikaider Reboot

Switch On: Generation Kikaida to release Kikaider Reboot in North America


I'm dreaming of a Robotic Christmas
Nov 01
I don't know about you, but 2014 has been a good year for toku fans, since Zyuranger is heading to North America, and two Ultra shows are currently streaming on Crunchyroll, To top off things off, Generation Kikaida/JN Produc... read
Yakuzambie photo
Yakuzambie

Yakuzambie's teaser looks like a bloody good time


Just in time for Halloween
Oct 29
Halloween is around the corner, and Garage Hero has uploaded a quick trailer for Bueno's (Gun Caliber) short known as Yakuzombie, that pits a Yakuza against a horde of zombies. Silly enough, the whole fiasco started whe... read
Garm Wars photo
Garm Wars

Garm Wars: The Last Druid looks amazing


Pure eye candy
Oct 28
Momoru Oshii screened his latest live-action Production I.G. film, Garm Wars: The Last Druid this week at The Tokyo International Film Fest. The amazing looking film is actually his first English language outing for the vete... read






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