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Boomslank

Beat the heat with Boomslank's upgraded "Carwash" shirt


It's about to get refreshing in here
May 22
Summer's looking hotter than ever this year and our friends at Boomslank have just what we need to conquer the scorching heat. Since water can cool people down during this season, the group's "Carwash" shirt is back with a ne... read
Ibuseki Yoruni

Political struggles dominate Animator Expo's 22nd short


Age gates are now a thing
May 17
It's hard to believe that Animator Expo's latest short (NSFW), "Ibuseki Yoruni," decided to implement an age gate, since their previous titles like "ME!ME!ME!" didn't have this feature. My guess is that it might be connected ... read
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
Steins;Gate

Grab a Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate gets a release date for Europe


Just in time for the Summer
May 15
Well, folks; May has arrived and it turns out that PQube's release of Steins;Gate for the PS3 and Vita has been pushed to June 5 for Europe. While it's unfortunate that we won't get to experience the Future Gadget Lab's adven... read
Events

Huzzah: Anime at the Alamo: San Antonio and Texas Toku Taisen are holding a contest


Free goods for two lucky winners
May 12
Now this is what I call good news! It turns out that Mecha Gorilla, the masterminds behind Anime at the Alamo: San Antonio and the Texas Toku Taisen, got a sponsorship by IELLO Games. In commemoration to this event, the group... read
Cyber Ninja Tekkaraiger

Henshin Ninpou: Cellphones and shinobi unite in Cyber Ninja Tekkaraiger


True ninjas never miss their dates
May 12
Is it me, or has there been a ton of ninja-related content in these past few months? With Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Ninja Slayer, and the upcoming ninja-themed toku series, Hayate, the warriors who hide in the shadows ... read
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
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
Iconic Field

Aw, Snap: Iconic Field shows off Eva Mecha Designer's cool artwork


Sounds like a good time
May 08
Talk about an amazing turnaround, people. After the Japan Animator Expo project hit us with a remix and a making-of video, their 21st piece, "Iconic Field," graces our eyes with Ikuto Yamashita's (the Evangelion ser... read
Himouto-Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan Anime Details Revealed


Coming July 2015
May 07
Gag manga Himouto! Umaru-chan is receiving an anime adaptation set to air during the Summer 2015 season.  The series, produced by by Sankaku Head centers around a high school girl named Umaru and her older brot... read
After V

Drink Up: Kanpai Senshi After V gets a second season


Stay thirsty, my heroes
May 04
It's been a year since Kanpai Senshi After V quenched our thirst for a fun Sentai parody show. While the series wasn't on the same level as Akibaranger, the main thing that made it nice was its similarities to the sitcom Chee... read
Animator Expo

It's time for an extra helping of ME!ME!ME! and Another Impact


Remixes and Making-of Videos for everyone!
May 02
Right as we begin the month of May, Animator Expo's 20th short arrives in two parts. Unlike the project's previous helpings, we're thrown back into "ME!ME!ME!" (NSFW) and "Evangelion: Another Impact's" setting; however, ... read
Vidya Music

Sweet Dreams: Game Music Lullabies Volume II will soothe your soul


Sleep tight, my friends
Apr 30
[Disclaimer: Jayson Napolitano, Prescription for Sleep's Producer, was a Contributor for Japanator. No relationships, personal, or professional, were factored into this News Post.] If there's two things that I love, it's vide... read
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
I can Friday by day!

Sushio's glorious animation skills invade Animator Expo's 19th short


Fridays have gotten even better
Apr 26
I love it when a show's premise exceeds one's expectation, since the surprise could improve the medium's quality. Speaking of which, Animator Expo's most recent short, "I can Friday by day!," deceives us into thinking that it... read
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
Coluboccoro

Huzzah: Kenji Itoso's Coluboccoro anime gets funded


Santa Company's creator is on a roll
Apr 21
Well, folks; it looks like we're in for another anime by Kenji Itoso, the great mastermind behind Santa Company. Now that his second Kickstarter has reached $38,576, we can look forward to an English release of their Colubocc... read
The Diary of Ochibi

Animator Expo's Diary of Ochibi adaptation will make you hungry


Are you ready to starve?
Apr 17
I don't know about you, but whenever I watch a food-related piece, my craving for tasty delicacies goes up. Seeing that the Japan Animator Expo project's 18th short starts off with a segment that takes place in a bento, one c... read
Hayate

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
Three Fallen Witnesses

Animator Expo's 17th short hits us with a quick mystery


Only one truth shall prevail
Apr 11
It's time to look at another Animator Expo short and we might have to put on our thinking caps. Compare to the other stories, "Three Fallen Witnesses" throws us in the middle of a situation where two detectives are investigat... read
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
Tsukikage no Tokio

Suda 51's Animator Expo short takes us to the moon


R.I.P., Kamen Rider-like guy
Apr 03
To this day, I have yet to play one of Suda 51's titles; however, I'm familiar with the guy's bizarre storytelling style, since my friends told me about his greatness. Scratch that; I did play Liberation Maiden and the first ... read
Anime Sols

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Anime Sols to shut down in May


Another service bites the dust
Apr 03
I may be late to this news, but I felt that it would've been weird to post this on April Fools Day, since most folks might not take it seriously. Then again, it would've been neat to have stuck a true post within the herd of ... read
Cyborg 009

Black Ghost beware: Cyborg 009 gets a new anime


Gotta love those special anime anniversaries
Mar 31
Back when Toonami had a weekday afternoon block, I caught the 2001 Cyborg 009 anime on TV. One of the things that kept me watching was the main cast's battle against Black Ghost, since they had to deal with their issues ... read
Boomslank

Sweet! Boomslank's "Zero Frame" and "Ronin" shirts get reprinted


It's time for a new mecha upgrade!
Mar 31
Listen up, people; our pals at Boomslank have decided to reprint two shirts recently. In case you missed out on purchasing their "Zero Frame" and/or "Ronin" shirt, the two apparels have returned to their store. Best of all, t... read
Naruto

Gothic Fashion no Jutsu! Silver rings inspired by Naruto's dark side


"You can never have enough Sharingans"- Danzo
Mar 28
Even though Naruto ended last winter, it doesn't prevent us at Japanator from talking about our favourite orange clad ninja. When it comes to fashion, I'll be hard pressed to recommend anything from the Naruto series. Green l... read
Obake-chan

Check out Animator Expo's adorable ghost short


Ghosts don't have to be frightening
Mar 27
If you had a rough day today, then Animator Expo's 15th short might be the thing to lift your spirits. Not only that, Shigeto Koyama's (Diebuster's Mechanical Designs) Obake-chan piece takes the concepts of ghosts and changes... read
Robotech

Deculture! Sony grabs Robotech for live-action options


It's happened
Mar 26
Yep, you read that right: Robotech. Not Macross, but the world of Rick Hunter, Veritechs, hovertanks, and the Robotech Masters. That Robotech, the oddly compelling Frankenstein's monster assembled from cuts of Macross, S... read
Naruto: The Last

First In, The Last Out: Naruto The Last finally clear for Philippine release


Took 'em long enough
Mar 26
If you're reading this, chances are you're based in North America: The majority of Japanator's traffic comes from that area. That said, you might be curious as to how folks in other countries outside Japan get their Japanese ... read
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
To Love Ru Darkness

Accidental Upskirts and Fondles: To Love Ru Darkness Season 2 Scheduled


It's a mix of Trouble and Love. Get it?
Mar 21
I watched the first season of To Love Ru and enjoyed it for the most part. It similar to the American Pie series. They're both titillating harmless fun that will make your brain turn to mush if exposed for too long. And ... read
Hiroyuki Imaishi

Animator Expo's 14th short gives off a nice Panty & Stocking vibe


Imaishi unloads his creative juices on us all
Mar 20
Animator Expo has only been back for two weeks and Imaishi's short (NSFW) has hit the Web. Titled SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED, TRIGGER's piece feels like a mix between Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Dead Le... read
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
Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Asian Kung-Fu Generation 2015 Japan Tour


Rocking all around Japan
Mar 18
I could go on a massive rant about how, why, and what I love about Asian Kung Fu Generation. From their supremely magnificent album Sol-Fa, to their more experimental works with Magic Disk and World World World, and finally t... read
Araki Hirohiko

Learn the secrets of the trade with Jojo author


Joestar's Secret Manga Technique!
Mar 17
From years of watching high school slice-of-life anime, there should always be a friend wanting to get into the manga/anime industry. Usually they would be the megane character; if it's a female she may be shy about... read
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
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
Kann

Animator Expo's 13th short looks artistically amazing


You can't go wrong with artistic visuals
Mar 13
I don't know about you, but these past few weeks felt a bit empty, since the Japan Animator Expo project was on break. Now that the segment's back in action, Mahiro Maeda's Kanón short (NSFW) is ready to wow every... read
Free!

Dive into the world of Free! with their second artbook


It's a splash
Mar 13
Anime can cloud a person's expectations on reality. Doing Kendo will not make me into a bad ass samurai no matter how much I try, and I'm pretty sure I'll never find a public swimming pool as clean and clear as they are in&nb... read
Music

A Daily Dose of Music: Asian Kung-Fu Generation


J-Rock and Roll
Mar 12
Easter is almost upon us. Whether you're Christian or not, I think we can all enjoy the prospects of a new season, hunting for eggs and the large amount of chocolate themed goods in every supermarket. Asian Kung-Fu Generatio... read






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