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Golden Week Sale!

Celebrate Golden Week with great discounts on PSN!


Japanese Games and Movies on sale!
Apr 29
It's Golden Week once again and the Playstation Network is here again with some discounts on Japan-inspired games and movies! I've been waiting for these games for a few of these games to go on sale since I love Japanese game... read
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Dungeon Travelers 2

Atlus tweaking Dungeon Travelers 2 to not get banned


Doing what's needed, I guess
Apr 26
Fans of the To Heart series, or of developer AquaPlus' various visual novel franchises, are no doubt pretty excited by the impending release of Dungeon Travelers 2 on the PS Vita. Like Aquapazza, Dungeon Travelers 2&nbs... read
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Chroma Squad

Get hyped for Chroma Squad's tokusatsu-inspired trailer


Live-action transformation sequence included!
Apr 24
Ahem. Excuse me while I go get my transformation device. As the resident toku guy on Japanator, it's no surprise that I'm super excited for Chroma Squad, since the game lets us manage our own tokusatsu studio. Best off all, ... read
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Xenoblade

XenobladeX checks all the right boxes


Can not wait
Apr 23
I haven't touched my Wii U in quite some time. While I don't game nearly as much as I should, it's the system that's seen the least amount of miles in my collection. Luckily, XenobladeX will likely change all of that. This i... read
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Watch Red die and drink

Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne


Drunk Noob is best Noob
Apr 15
For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer.... read
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is looking pretty hot


The gang's all here
Apr 13
Time to get brawling in Midgar! Team Ninja's newest outing for Square Enix is a fresh entry to the Dissidia fighting series. The upcoming Sony PS4 game is an adaptation of the arcade game, with some sexy new upgrades. I neve... read
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Yokai Watch

Hide your Wallets! Yokai Watch heads to America


Are you ready for the onslaught?
Apr 07
There's no denying it. Yokai Watch is the king of Japan still. It looks like Jibanyan and the rest of the Yokai's are heading to the United States, and they have their eyes on your wallet. The first game will be released in ... read
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Megaten X FireEm

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer explodes my mind


Please!
Apr 03
I watch a lot of anime and video game trailers, as you can probably guess. However, I can only count on one hand the times a video has totally blown my mind and left me confused! During the Nintendo Direct show yesterday, a ... read
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Ace Attorney

Don't object to the new Ace Attorney trailer


What's with the goggles?
Apr 03
Nintendo fans have reason to celebrate, as the beloved 3DS game gets set to release in Japan this July. I've never gotten into the Ace Attorney games myself, as I have the patiene of a gnat. However, this one just seems a lo... read
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Twitch Stream

Watch Japanator Stream some Japanese games


There's gonna be juice
Mar 29
Watch me play Samurai Warriors 4 on the Playstation 4 tonight at 9PM Central DST via Twitch. It won't be on the usual Japanator Twitch account (which will broadcast all Japanator streams in the future) but will be on my tempo... read
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Omega Quintet

Omega Quintet's latest English trailer has dancing idols


A.k.a. Momoiro Clover Z the Video Game
Mar 26
Alright, people; Spring's around the corner and it's time to look at Idea Factory International's most recent trailer for Omega Quintet, Compile Heart's PS4 title where you battle the forces of evil with an idol group. While... read
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TyranoBuilder

Rawr: TyranoBuilder lets you make your own visual novels


Sounds like a roaring good time
Mar 23
I may be prehistorically late to the festivities, but there's something intriguing about Nyu Media's collaboration with STRIKEWORKS. Thanks to their cooperation, TyranoBuilder, a user-friendly program that lets you create yo... read
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Show by Rock!!

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness


Game on!
Mar 22
Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor... read
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One Piece

Relive the Grand Line in One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 English trailer


One Piece. It's the name of the treasure in the Grand Line
Mar 22
Yep here is another One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 trailer but this time it isn't showing off new playable characters.  Bandai Namco games have released the Grand Line (Here they come) trailer in English when it was previ... read
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Steins;Gate

Praise Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate's special edition includes a Metal Upa


The future has been saved
Mar 20
For a good while, I was on the fence on whether I should play Steins;Gate on the PC or consoles. Now that PQube has announced a special edition for the game's PS3 and PS Vita release, I might have to lean towards the latter f... read
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Merthenary Lyfe
Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. A... read feature

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Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Team 7 and Ten Tails make their appearance in Ultimate Ninja Storm 4


Playable Ten Tails, Believe it!
Mar 16
Naruto has always done alright in when it comes to video games. There were some early embarrassing ones that somehow made it to the west but the Ultimate Ninja series has always been getting better and better. The latest Ulti... read
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Cosplay

Beat Down Boogie shows off PAX East '15's cosplays and games


It's about to get groovy in here
Mar 13
For a good while, I've been interested in attending one of the PAX conventions. Unfortunately, there were a few life-related events that prevented me from traveling to these events. Once again, Beat Down Boogie does another ... read
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Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos

The bikini samurai squad returns in Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos


I was expecting Zombies in Bikinis
Mar 11
If I've learnt anything from working in this industry it's that everything is made better if it was put in a bikini. From Left 4 Dead's Boomer to the shameless DOA: Xtreme series, gamers can't get enough of leaving noth... read
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Chroma Squad

Pull out your Henshin Devices: Chroma Squad gets a release date


Now featuring flashy bucket helmets
Mar 10
Heroes and heroines; it's time for us to transform into our Ultimate Form-- excuse me while I change into Crocodile Sunshine. Why you say? Because Behold Studios has announced the release date for Chroma Squad, the... read
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Devil Survivor 2

Overcome the apocalypse with Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker's extra goodies


It's time to drive in style
Mar 07
With two month left until Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker arrives in North America, Atlus has revealed the extra goodies that'll come with the game's survival kit. Of course, you can't overcome the Septentrione and... read
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P4: Dancing All Night

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's new trailer is fixated on...meat


Well, I guess that's one way to talk about yourself
Mar 06
Mention "meat fixation" to a fan of Persona 4 and you'll most likely trigger fond memories of Chie Satonaka, the franchise's resident martial arts junkie and legendary carnivore. That said, I think even Chie would find ... read
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Kaden Shoujo

Puzzle/RPG Kaden Shoujo turns washing machines into school girls


What if my kettle was a female?
Mar 05
In school it was required I took French for a few years. During this time I learnt that sometimes inanimate objects have a gender, which was probably the philosophy behind Kaden Shoujo. Except in this case everything is ... read
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Generations of Phwoar
[This review originally appeared on Destructoid] Like many games of its type, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines features a tiny graphic in its text boxes to remind players they can press a button to advance to the next l... read feature

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3rd Super Robot Wars Z

Brighten your day with a lengthy 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 trailer


The best part of waking up is Super Robot Wars on your screen
Mar 02
Attention, people; Bandai Namco has launched a 14-minute trailer for 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen, which is the perfect cure to obliterate anyone's bad mood. This time around, we're treated to more of the usual action... read
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Humble Bundle

Humble Weekly Bundle is Turning Japanese


Made in Japan Edition
Feb 27
The Humble Bundle is a collection of games often related to a theme that allows customers to pay what they want for the set. Usually there is an extra pair of games added in if you pay above the average amount. These bundles have been successful because they're cheap, DRM-free, and gives customers the choice of where their money goes.  read
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Sakura-Con

Aw snap, Sakura-Con '15 gets a series of BlazBlue events


BlazBlue fans might be in for a good time
Feb 25
I may be a little late to the party, but I felt that this announcement was worth sharing around here. Anyway, the gang at Arc System Works and Strangely Compelling Media (BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend's localization, Phant... read
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Vita Birthday Sale

Celebrate the Vita's birthday with some great Japanese games


Also check out some of my sale picks below
Feb 24
It's been three years since the Playstation Vita came out and the little handheld has survived with a great stable of Japanese games. Those who own the Vita or want to get a Vita are now in for a treat with a great sale featu... read
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Final Fantasy XV

More Final Fantasy XV footage than you can shake a phantom sword at


40 minutes of hot boys and lotsa swordfightin'
Feb 23
It still feels almost unreal after so many years of being nothing more than a twinkle in Tetsuya Nomura's eye, but Final Fantasy XV looks like it might be an actual game that might be released. Square Enix is banking on... read
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Oh Dear, Diary
[This post originally appeared on Destructoid.com] No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" i... read feature

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Atelier Rorona

New Atelier Rorona 3DS trailer is tiny and cute


Tiny and cute item synthesis in 3D!
Feb 22
Item sysnthesis RPG Atelier Rorona makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 3, 2015, sporting a new "tiny and cute" chibi look on the Nintendo handheld. The new look is due to the limitations of the 3DS hardware wh... read
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One Piece Pirate Warriors

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 character vids flame fists and rumble balls


I'm Gonna be King of Pirate Warriors!
Feb 21
Infusing One Piece with the hack and slash gameplay of Dynasty Warriors may not be my first choice when making a One Piece game, but it has certainly been successful enough to warrant a third sequel. One Piece: Pirate Warrio... read
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Bloodborne

We finally get a taste of Bloodborne's story


I still have no idea what's happening
Feb 20
If there's one game I've been waiting for this generation, it's definitely Bloodborne for the Sony PS4. The game is from From Software, the team that brought us the finest game ever made, Demon's Souls. They've shared a "sto... read
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Tokyo School Life

Enrol as a Virtual Exchange Student in Tokyo School Life


School Girls in seifuku 'nuff said
Feb 19
Visual novels are nothing new in Japan but they're still incredibly niche in the west. I don't think we'll be seeing copies of Clannad or School Days on the shelves of Gamestop anytime soon, but they're gradually finding thei... read
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Persona 5

Persona 5 is the Lupin III RPG you never knew you wanted


And Atlus knows it, too
Feb 11
How about that Persona 5 trailer, eh? While the sensible voice in my head cautions me against getting too hyped-up for games that aren't out yet, but the Persona-fan voice in my head is currently drowning it out with shouts a... read
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8-4

Localization no Jutsu: Press Start's latest video is all about 8-4


8-4's key members talk about translating vidya gaems
Feb 09
Prior to learning about Mighty No. 9's existence, I was unaware of 8-4's (Fire Emblem Awakening and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's localization) existence. Silly enough, the group known as Press Start have released a video call... read
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Anime Studio Story

Simulate your own anime production in Anime Studio Story


Sorry no high speed car racing sequences
Feb 07
Have you been enjoying P.A.Works' latest anime about making anime, Shirobako? Well, now you can now experience runing your own anime studio in Kairosoft's new simulation game, Anime Studio Story, which is much like their prev... read
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Naruto Storm 4

Is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 the last of the series?


Clear skies at last?
Feb 04
I mean, sure, this new, lengthy video from Bandai Namco showing off in-development gameplay from the latest entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has other things to gawp at, like hot particle effects and ridiculo... read
Final Fantasy photo
Final Fantasy

Now we're cooking: Final Fantasy kitchen knives forged


Ouch! Seafood Soup!
Feb 03
Final Fantasy and ridiculous swords: The two concepts just seem to go together, even when, practically speaking, many a hero's blade in that franchise would likely be more useful chopping vegetables than monsters. ... read
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Dengeki Bunko

Rejoice: Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax goes West


Didn't see that one coming
Jan 30
Well, folks. I've said it a couple times, and I'll say it again: Hell has officially frozen over, people! This time around, Sega's smacked us with an unexpected announcement, as Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax heads West for ... read






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