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8:00 AM on 04.26.2014

Oh, Justin: Bieber in Yasukuni causes international incident

I don't have anything against The Bieb. In fact, I find the hate for him somewhat petty. I mean, it's not like he's against vaccines or whatever. That said, causing an international incident is something you really shoul...

Josh Tolentino


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




8:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Black Desert might be the prettiest MMO I've ever seen

And yes, I'm aware that this is technically a Korean game, and that this site is called Japanator, but dammit, this game is too pretty to not be worth a mention. And this isn't the first time we've highlighted a Korean game,...

Josh Tolentino

5:00 PM on 04.11.2014

Japan ready to deal with potential North Korea attack

Oh, the woes of living close to North Korea. Anybody living close the antagonistic, aggressive dictatorship has to worry about their constant threats of attack. Even if most of these threats are mere political posturing, it's...

Pedro Cortes

2:00 PM on 03.27.2014

CNN declares World Order the new Gangnam Style?

I know we just took a look at World Order's new video for Have a Nice Day yesterday on The Dose, but while scrolling through CNN's website I came across a pretty hilarious headline. "Is this the new Gangnam Style?" While I w...

Hiroko Yamamura

7:00 PM on 01.31.2014

South Korea hosts 'Comfort Women' exhibit at French con

The Japanese government is none too pleased by an exhibit at France's Festival de la Bande Dessinee d'Angouleme, one of the biggest manga festivals in Europe. The exhibit in question details Japan's atrocities during World Wa...

Brad Rice

6:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Kingdom Under Fire II to set PS4 alight...someday

Hey, remember Kingdom Under Fire? I do...sort of. Way back in the earliest days of Korea's game industry, Kingdom Under Fire was a somewhat dumpy fantasy-themed Starcraft clone. But developer Phantagram (and la...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 AM on 07.31.2013

A Daily Dose of Music: F.T. Island

Sure, K-Pop sales may slowly be on a decline in Japan, but that isn't getting in the way of these amazing boys from Korea. We haven't featured any international bands in a little while, so I thought it might be appropriate t...

Hiroko Yamamura

1:00 PM on 07.11.2013

Can the Old Boy remake bring anything new?

When the film adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya's Old Boy manga was released in Korea, it sent shockwave across the film industry. The grittiness, plot, and twists still have people talking today, and its place in histo...

Hiroko Yamamura

1:00 PM on 04.17.2013

Spike Lee's Old Boy remake gets a poster

I never picked up the original Old Boy manga, but I was a really big fan of the Chan Woo Park film. Ever since I heard Spike Lee had decided to remake the film for Western audiences, I've been quite wary of the concept. Howev...

Hiroko Yamamura



Review: DJMAX Technika Tune photo
Review: DJMAX Technika Tune
by Josh Tolentino

Prior to playing DJMAX Technika Tune for this review, I could count the number of times I had listened to K-Pop music on one hand, one of those being PSY's "Gangnam Style".

To some, that would make me only slightly more qualified to review this Korean-born rhythm game than say, a chimpanzee, or a person without hands or who is vision- or hearing-impaired.

Whether or not that's true, however, I did have quite a lot of fun playing a great rhythm game, and perhaps the first title yet to make the PS Vita's primary gimmicks fun to use.

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2:00 PM on 08.17.2012

Gundam Style!

The hilarious Korean video for the song Gangnam Style by Psy has become an instant social networking phenomenon and overnight meme. I knew I wasn't alone when I started humming the words "Gundam Style" along with the song! Y...

Hiroko Yamamura





4:00 PM on 06.20.2012

PSA: PlayStation Network Store to go down in Korea

Now yes, I know this site is called "Japanator", which would nominally keep Korean news off our radar - not until we launch our peninsular offshoot "Joseonator", anyway - but I'd think this news is significant enough to put u...

Josh Tolentino