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Attack on Titan

Aw Snap: Attack on Titan to cross over with the Marvel universe


The Titans are in for a big surprise
Nov 03
// Salvador GRodiles
Now here's something that you don't hear everyday. Marvel Comic's Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski has announced that Attack on Titan is crossing over with the Marvel universe in Japan. Best of all, the special segment'll...
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AA: BtB, Ep. 6

Annotated Anime: Beyond the Boundary Ep. 6


It reeks so good
Nov 07
// Karen Mead
This week, Kuriyama and friends decide to take on a monster that explodes into a super-stinky fluid whenever it senses a threat, and the crew can only hope to defeat it by forming an idol group and harnessing the magic of sin...
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Terrifying Vocaloid

Pre-order Calne today, get free nightmare tonight


Mikudayo is child's play in comparison
Oct 06
// Jeff Chuang
Sometimes there's just a figure so out there, that it's probably worth your attention--if you can stomach Shi-e Calne Ca. This Miku-derivative figure comes from the hit vocaloid music video "Bacterial Contamination" back in 2...
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Food

This giant hunk of meat is actually cake


Spare the confusion, spoil the tastebuds
Oct 02
// Karen Mead
In anime, meat is usually portrayed The Flintstones-style; giant pieces with bones sticking out. Well, unless the characters are going out for sukiyaki or something, but you know what I mean; whenever a shonen protagonis...

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Punk-ass teacher gets stabbed for taking manga away


Jesus...
Oct 16
// OxKing
How far would you go to defend your manga? What would you do if someone laid their grubby paws on your precious Japanese comic books? Would you stab another human being over ten times in defense? Yah, maybe. Hey, can you blam...
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John Goodman's face on anime girls is the best blog today


Apr 13
// Bob Muir
It's Friday. You've almost made it through a long work week. You're looking forward to relaxing over the weekend, and I can help with that. I've got something special for you, baby. Let me whisper it in your ear: "John Goodma...
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That was quick, full trailer for Superhero Taisen is here


Mar 11
// Salvador GRodiles
Things are coming together now in the upcoming record breaking movie of all out explosive dynamic proportions. So yeah, we are aware that Decade and the Gokaigers are at the center of the war from the last couple trailers. Bu...
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Rangers and riders clash in new Superhero Taisen trailer


Mar 05
// Salvador GRodiles
Yes, I am stating the obvious here, but the proportions of this face off are unspeakable. The last trailer for Superhero Taisen got us pumped up, as we got a glimpse of the showdown between the Gokaigers, the G...
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Finally! An actual trailer for Superhero Taisen surfaces


Feb 05
// Salvador GRodiles
Ladies and gentlemen, today we finally get to see some action for this year's ultimate crossover film (For the record, I am not talking about the upcoming Avengers film.). You can expect to see the Gokaigers, the upcomin...
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All the Super Sentai heros and Kamen Riders join forces


Dec 06
// Bob Muir
Tokusatsu fans, prepare to weep tears of joy. Every single hero from the long runs of Super Sentai and Kamen Rider are about to team up in a movie of epic proportions. Premiering in Japan during 2012's Golden Week (April 29-M...
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All you really need to know is...


Sep 12
// OxKing
...that this guy really is having a sh**y day. Slow news day? Perhaps...
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peroperoperoperopero...


Mar 22
// Dale North
From one of my favorite video bloggers, jetdaisuke.
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Take out your anti-QB RRRAAAGGGEEE with flash games


Mar 01
// Josh Tolentino
QB (or Kyubey) of Madoka Magica fame is one of the most despised anime figures I've seen in years. It's like he is the symbol of all the disappointment and anger that viewers feel when the show was revealed to be anything but...
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Do you want a preview of the Panty & Stocking OST?


Dec 02
// Ben Huber
Because you're getting one from the Flying Dog website. Now what you're going to do is sit down and listen to all the samples. And you're going to like it.Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt has been one of the most talked-a...
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Darth Vader helps promote Galaxy S in new Docomo CM


Nov 10
// Ben Huber
And by "helps promote" I mean standing around and listening to a guy play on his guitar.I'll be honest, the only way I could link Darth Vader and the Galaxy S together in my mind is... uh, Darth Vader is from a long...
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Foreign students grow a ton of weed, get caught


Nov 02
// Pedro Cortes
Well, you can put that in your pipe and smoke it. A Tunisian and a Colombian student are caught growing a ton of chronic near Kochi University. The Man found a few plants on the balcony of the student's apartment as well as a...
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Politician's tweet takes a turn for the moe - and strange


Oct 21
// Bob Muir
I love it when Twitter messes something up like this. You've got your average politician, Meg Whitman, running for governor of California. Your spokesperson, Sarah Pompei, was retweeting a video that would help promote her ca...
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Man-eating vagina bubbles


Sep 21
// Bob Muir
That's not a typo. How could that possibly be a typo? Let me reiterate: Man-eating. Vagina. Bubbles.You may be confused when the two ninjas are using some sort of ninja ghost sex technique. You'll become more perplexed when t...
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U.S. military goes kawaii with a new manga - wait, what?


Aug 04
// Bob Muir
I think the people trying to reach today's youth have finally gone off the deep end. In an effort to be hip, the United States military is putting out a manga called Our Alliance - A Lasting Partnership. The manga will teach ...
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Once anime goes black, it never goes back


Aug 03
// Mike LeChevallier
Remember these guys? Examine the header image for a moment. Just take it all in. What in the hell do you think is happening here? You can probably guess that these dudes are dancing. To what, though? Is it possibly Soulja Boy...
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New Shogun 2: Total War screenshots are flag-tastic


Jul 29
// Josh Tolentino
When I think of medieval samurai warfare, the first image that comes to mind is not, that of clashing swords or charging horses or even the distinctive kabuto-style helmet. Instead, I think of flags. Yes, flags.Specifically, ...
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Potato-dono is my hero


Jul 22
// Bob Muir
I wish I could be half the man Potato-dono was. Making curry is not for the weak of heart.
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Look out, Otakon


Jul 05
// Mike LeChevallier
Japanator is coming.
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Ben vs. Brad: an update


Jul 01
// Mike LeChevallier
YEAH WE'VE GOT CAMERAS IN THE BATHROOMS SO WHAT. Apparently, Brad and Ben took a brief respite from dueling to take showers, but Colette's elegant aria of nameless Jboy tunage heard through the ventilation system of the girls' lavatory set them off and they started going at it all over again.I'm scared, guys. I really am.Keep voting.

Yotsuba & Weddings 2

Jun 30 // Ben Huber
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Fish are the new barbells


Jun 23
// Bob Muir
This is a video about cats weightlifting fish. Let that sink in for a moment. The concept will feel weird at first, as it should, because this is entirely ridiculous. And yet, something about it just makes sense, like it's th...
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Otousan runs for Prime Minister


Jun 21
// Ben Huber
While you may have already had the main course for cute dog action today, don't forget about desert!The latest advertising campaign for Softbank featuring their lovable character Otousan has been running in Japan. Probably pl...
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Girls just wanna have fun (at any age, apparently)


Jun 21
// Crystal White
Everyone likes a hot cheerleader, right? I mean, they may not be that bright, or even nice to the rest of us peons, but they're usually not too hard to look at.But what if that cheerleader's 78 years old?Okay, now I thin...
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Oh, glorious time killer: Japanese bug fights


Jun 10
// Mike LeChevallier
Remember that great episode of Samurai Champloo when Mugen, in yet another, let's say, creative attempt to earn money, trains a stag beetle to fight other stag beetles in Sumo Bug Battles?Well, it seems that the Japanese bug ...
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YouTube user shitemita cures my insomnia


May 31
// Mike LeChevallier
When Dale North first brought to my attention the YouTube user shitemita's food examination videos earlier this year, I was initially turned off by the actual food aspects of the video. See, I have eating issues. I really don...

Yotsuba & New Interns

May 19 // Ben Huber
Journal Entry 2:I reluctantly approached the rundown line of apartments. Having braved a series of intense trials known as "dodge the crazy guy in 2B" and "avoid that one rabid cat" I had arrived at the townhouse on the end of the row. Apparently this was the location of the Jtor headquarters, but from the outside it looked to be more suitable for a drug deal than running a website. Perhaps it being 2 AM and the heaviness of my eyelids was a bigger influence on my judgment than I initially thought.  With great trepidation I raised my hand to gently knock on the door, but before my knuckles brushed the metal the door had already swung open and two eyes peered out at me."So, did you bring the girl?" queried the doorway.I responded in the only way I knew how, "Uh, um...""Oh, are you the new intern?" Suddenly a face was exposed into the flicker porch light. It was Colette. At least, I presumed it to be Colette. She smiled and waved me in, "Oh, come on in. I wanted you to meet everyone."Slowly stepping into the townhouse, I followed her in, hesitantly shutting the door behind me out of fear and worry. She lead me through a dirty kitchen into the living room. Stopping only to remove some dust off of several plastic figures that rested on a shelf on the way, Colette pointed to a person sitting on the couch in front of the hazy blue glow of a 52 inch screen. "This is Brad," she said, then sat Indian-style on the floor in front of a laptop.Now, I'm sure many of you have heard Brad's voice on the podcast. His voice is like a bass guitar crafted by God and delivered on unicorn farts to your cheap iPod earbuds via electronic signals that even Jesus envied for their brilliance. While this is all true, Brad's physical form is the most opposite manifestation of that possible while still remaining human. Sitting in front of the television was a prepubescent female child. I use this particular phrasing because Brad used such wording himself upon his introduction."I'm Brad Rice, a prepubescent girl, and I rule this small slice of the internet!"Such a voice from such a body has never inspired such a terror. I'm not sure how the other editors can take it."Listen up, new guy! I'm the head tsundere around here, so shut your trap, open your Macbook or whatever other trendy hipster-wannabe piece of trash laptop you're attempting to use and begin writing! You'll be living here from now on, you can stay..."Brad's small pause sent chills down my spine."...in the back room. Where Jon is staying. Share a room with him."I opened my mouth, intending to says something sensible like, "Holy crap this is insane and I'll never stay here you crazy woman, I'm only an intern!" but before I could put my vocal cords to use Colette bounded up again and decided to speak for me: "Wow! That's awesome! Jon will be a great roomie. Why don't you take your stuff on back right now?""Well, uh, I only have my lapto--""We have extra clothes! Plus half the time you don't even need bodily coverings! We're all friends here, right? Right."Colette forcibly pushed me out of the living room, up a flight of stairs, down a hall, and into a tiny room in the back. I asked her where Jon was. She said something about death, despair, and a grocery list, but as far as I could tell Jon's location was nowhere in her statement. She shut the door and a 'click' of the lock told me that I should stay put. I felt as though I had been kidnapped, but then I remembered I came here of my own free will and wondered how a courtroom battle against these nutcases would go, before falling asleep.I woke up once during the night due to the cold. Apparently interns don't get blankets, so I plugged in my Macbook, opened up several tabs in Firefox as well as every program in CS4. It kept me warm for quite a bit until the overheating emergency switch forcibly powered the laptop down. Journal Entry 3:It's my third day here. Jon has still not shown up. I'm beginning to wonder if he ever will. My day generally consists of writing up articles for Brad. Once they found out I could draw something slightly more humanistic than a stick figure, I was also roped into creating odd little caricatures of the staff and tracing over some manga (and then posting it on the site as original work).I also met some of the other staff members. When Colette isn't busy polishing her figure collection she's ordering us around. Dale North is an odd fellow. He seems to have the time of his life getting beaten up by Brad, and sometimes will mess up on purpose just to be punished. I've learned to stay out of the way whenever they get a little too into it. His job is to report on K-On!, which I found out the second day like this: "What does Dale do?" Colette answered, "Oh, he reports on K-On!" I was naive, "Oh, there must be a lot of K-On! news if there's one editor dedicated to it." Colette stared at me for good ten seconds then went back to polishing her figurine. Jake Thomas doesn't do any work at all as far as I can tell. He lives in the attic in a ridiculously plush bed and seems to have way more money than even Brad, so I'm not sure why he's still here. Most of the time all he wears is a crown, king's cape, and a pair of Lizzie McGuire boxers, and his gait is that of royalty. Where he gets his arrogance from I am entirely unsure. However, there appears to be some sort of running joke in which Brad calls him "Luca" which gets Jake absolutely infuriated. I haven't figured out why name "Luca" is funny, but once I do I'll be sure to write it down.Karen is another intern who'd been working here longer than me, by about 4 months. I had hoped she'd be somewhat normal, but any conversation I try to have with her results in her muttering about "dying media" and hugging her doll that has huge hands.I showed another editor, Tim, an article I'd been working on, in hopes he'd give my some critique. The only response he would give was "Uh, sorry, this sucks. Not now." I think this is his default response, putting up a front because he is afraid of his true feelings, or perhaps a way of dealing with stress. Then I realized that's a load of bull and he's probably crazy just like everyone else.Journal Entry 4:Today I decided to brave the murky waters of the living room and present Brad with a concept for a new weekly column. It would be about humor."This is supposed to be funny?""Well, yes. It's about how the anime industry is collaps--" I was interrupted."No one cares, Bill," Brad said. I began to retort, "Actually, my name is--""NO ONE CARES WHAT YOUR NAME IS," Brad whirled around in the sofa, his face contorting into such a disturbing expression that even I wondered what muscles existed that could create such a look. "Now, get back to work doing something productive. Post some boobs or lolis or something. That's it! Make a new weekly column about boobs. Call it Terrific Titties or something to piss Tim off.""Uh, okay..." I said, unsure of how else to respond. The prepubescent girl turned back around to the oversized screen and began to play Blazblue. Not prepared to give up quite so easily, I walked down the hall, carefully avoiding the fresh droppings from god knows who, to see Colette in her "office." As I stepped in she abruptly stopped petting the Miku figure and shoved it back onto her desk. "What is it?" She asked through a fake smile."Could you look at my idea for a new weekly column?" I held out the sheets of paper. "Oh, um, sorry hun. It's just, I'm busy working on a big story for the other site. You know, Tomopop?" You mean the one that I'm pretty sure is just a cover so you can get free toys? Yeah, I know that one. It's blue. I nodded to whatever she was saying and walked out. Perhaps if Jon were here he'd be normal enough to at least give feedback, I dreamed.Reality set back in as Jake wandered in front of me and held a mic against my nose. "Hey, want to do a podcast? It'll be awesome! We'll talk about anime!" I almost said yes, then remembered that nothing good could come of that. "No thanks, maybe some other time, Luca."I blacked out after that.Journal Entry 5:I must hurry and finish writing as my journal is already getting long-winded. It's hard to see my screen when my right eye is so swollen. I tried to quit today, but Brad began laughing then stood on my back while forcing me to draw some "delicious flat chest" for his collection. My cell phone had just enough juice to make a 911 call, but when I told them the address, the operator nervously replied, "Oh... oh, that place. Oh." It took a while before anyone from the police showed up, and when they did not much comfort came with them.The knock on the door. Brad answers, "Oh hey James. What's up?"Brad's on a first-name basis with the police?!"We got a call again, Brad. Now, you got some of the goods, or do we need to search the place?" The officer leaned against the doorway like a casual friend. Brad sighed heavily and said, "Oh, fine. It's some of my best stuff, but I guess it's all I got right now." He walked away from the door only to return moments later with several volumes of manga. I couldn't read the titles because Brad had stolen my glasses earlier that week for something I'd rather not ask about. With the stack of probably-lolicon-manga in hand, the officer smiled, waved, and left. Brad, apparently relieved, went back to playing Blazblue again, screaming at the television like it was talking back. Sometimes I wonder if I ever will escape this place.And I never did see that Jon Snyder guy.
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Journal Entry 1:When I was first exchanging emails with Colette Bennett about interning at Japanator, I was excited. For two reasons was this so: number one was that I would get to help out and write from one of my favorite s...

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Yui JAKKA JANs Fuwa Fuwa Time into oblivion


May 19
// Brad Rice
Dale is out in LA right now, leaving me to fill in for him on his K-ON!! beat. Sure enough, darksorrow29 passed the following video along to me, and it's been stuck in my head all day long. So, I figured I'd share it with you. Don't worry, it's only ten times as bad as the last K-ON!! video I posted.Come, won't you join me and ruin all the good memories you had of season one with this video?
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Lotteria's Tower Cheeseburger makes KFC's Double Down sad


May 07
// Dale North
Think you're some kind of meat and cheese rebel after eating a couple of KFC Double Downs? Think you're hot sh*t? Well, Japan's not going to sit idly and watch America win at this too much meat game. Gauntlet? Thrown. Now you...
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Be honest: You kind of want this Ramen spoon/fork thing


May 06
// Dale North
There's no need to feel ashamed to want this utensil for your personal ramen eating use. Hey, I grew up in Japan, am well-versed in the art of hashi use, and have downed many a bowl of ramen in my day. But the westerner in me...
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Hyadain reveals secret identity: Kenichi Maeyamada


May 05
// Ben Huber
If you've paid any attention to the internet remix world in the past couple years, you've probably heard of Hyadain. A talented artist whose works began showing up on NicoNico, earning him quick fame and adoration for his inc...

Yotsuba & DVDs

Apr 28 // Ben Huber
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The movie you've been waiting for: Big T*ts Zombie


Apr 19
// Dale North
They finally made it! What was the hold up anyway?I'm talking like this was a film expected to come out of Japan or something. It wasn't, but it sounds like something that's totally natural for Japan to put out. Honestly, whe...
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On Japanese TV: Passing animals by mouth game


Apr 16
// Dale North
As you'll see in the video, the opening animated demonstration seems harmless enough. One person picks up some mystery something with their mouth and passes it along to another's mouth. It's just an unsanitary game of pass. B...
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Japanese man in prison for stealing 2.5 yen electricity


Apr 15
// Dale North
One year in prison and suspension for three years over...2.5 yen in electricity?According to the current exchange rate, 2.5 yen is about $.02. Yasumasa Hirai, 46, was busted for stealing that value in electricity from a share...

Yotsuba & SPRINGTIME

Apr 14 // Ben Huber
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