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9:40 PM on 04.18.2015

Japanator LIVE - Watch some Ground Zeroes action tonight!

Tonight, I will be playing some Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes because Redbox didn't have Bloodborne and I want to take it easy tonight. Even though Ground Zeroes isn't as hard as Bloodborne, I still get stressed out with sneaking around in stealth games so there is still going to be those times that I will screw up on camera and fail spectacularly.

Red Veron



Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne photo
Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne
by Red Veron

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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. Since he is a lightweight, expect some hilarious moments as he gets angry at his diminished motor skills due to the influence of alcohol.

I hope you enjoy watching me be bad at a video game.

Livestream kicks off at 10PM CST.

 

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Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II photo
Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II
by Salvador GRodiles

There’s something wonderful about having a show make you feel emotional-- especially when you were certain that the series couldn’t top its first half. One moment you’re expecting the program to fall apart when it when it failed to live up to its earlier storyline. Then, like a ninja that sneaks up on its targets, your skepticism transforms into a pool of tears that flows out of your eyeballs. I guess that’s how I sum up my experience with Sword Art Online II’s Mother’s Rosario Arc.

While life-related events prevented me from covering Sword Art Online II weekly on here, my desire to share my thoughts on the rest of the series hasn’t died down. Let’s just say my situation was similar to the scenario that caused me to leave Japanator temporarily.

Seeing that it’s been a long time since my last SAO II entry, it’s time for us to look at the show’s final 11 episodes, as we get ready to hit the “Log Off” button on the anime’s second season. Also, I'd like to apologize for letting life get in the way of my anime and toku coverage.

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Annotated Anime: Plastic Memories episode 2 photo
Annotated Anime: Plastic Memories episode 2
by Josh Tolentino

Who would ever buy an android that has to go to the bathroom? 

Worse still, who would ever buy an android that, though it doesn't age, degrades in much the same way that people do when its up there in years?

These are questions I'd like to ask of SAI, the big company behind Plastic Memories' setting.

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Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episodes 13-14 photo
Annotated Anime: Unlimited Blade Works episodes 13-14
by Josh Tolentino

When last we checked in with Unlimited Blade Works, ufotable's big, fabulously expensive-looking adaptation of Fate/stay night's most beloved story arc left our heroes in the lurch. Though an adorable date opened episode twelve, the last installment before the show went on hiatus will be remembered by many as the day our heroes lost their beloved Saber (or rather "Seibaaaa!").

Unfortunately for people who aren't fans of losing, episode thirteen shows us that Shirou and Rin have a ways yet to fall before hitting rock bottom.

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First Impressions: Plastic Memories photo
First Impressions: Plastic Memories
by Josh Tolentino

There's a lot I don't get about Plastic Memories. There a few critical points that I encountered in its first episode that don't make a huge amount of sense to me, nor would they to any sensible contemporary person.

That's great!

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Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight! photo
Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight!
by Hiroko Yamamura

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Once again, it's time to watch Hiroko die a lot, and make stupid mistakes in Bloodborne! See her smoke and swear at the TV a lot! This week we will have some fun giveaways during the show, so make sure to tune in tonight!

Livestream kicks off at 10PM CST.

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Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 36-37 photo
Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 36-37
by Josh Tolentino

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure may be best known in this day and age for helping define the landscape of shonen storytelling conventions, but one thing that shouldn't be ignored is ome of the sheer creativity creator Hirohiko Araki brought to those fights. 

And considering that in the wider canon of JoJo's story arcs, Stardust Crusaders is particularly straightforward, and almost dour by some comparisons. That in mind, the return - and end - of Hol Horse can serve as a landmark encounter, one that is frequently hilarious and even occasionally profound.

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Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too! photo
Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too!
by Red Veron

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[Stream starts at 10PM Central time]

Time for another hangout with Red while he tries to get people who went to Anime Matsuri together after the convnetion. Anime Matsuri is a an annual Japanese culture convention in Houston, Texas featuring Japanese animation, fashion, culture, and many more.

Tonight is another stream so I can just hang out and chill to see if anyone who went to Anime Matsuri would like to watch and talk about the convention.

We also have prizes! We'll let you know what they are later!

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Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri photo
Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri
by Red Veron

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[Stream starts at 10PM Central time]

So the dust has settled over that George R. Brown center in the heart of Houston after this past weekend's Anime Matsuri. So who else has that gaping hole left after the festivities have ended? I do and let's get together and chat about it while I play Samurai Warriors 4!

I'll be doing another stream tomorrow with Playroom for a more casual hanging out.



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Final Impressions: Gundam Build Fighters Try photo
Final Impressions: Gundam Build Fighters Try
by Josh Tolentino

In my mind, in the story I've built for myself for lack of genuine information, Gundam Build Fighters is The Little Gundam That Could, a show and concept that someone in the bowels of Bandai or Sunrise had to fight for, the staff cobbling keyframes out of Q-tips and elbow grease, sneaking new episodes away under the noses of The Suits for delivery to eager broadcasters and Youtube, and into the faces of true believers everywhere.

Of course, the reality of that couldn't be further from the truth.

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Japanator's Spring 2015 Anime Preview Guide! photo
Japanator's Spring 2015 Anime Preview Guide!
by Josh Tolentino

Spring is in the air, folks! First-semester romance, flower-viewing parties, and the first blooms of the season!

And like those youngest, prettiest buds, we here at Japanator are ready to scope out the brand-newest (and brand-nudist for Triage X, by the looks of things) Japanese cartoons for your eyeball pleasures!

Get on below and behold what's in store for you and otaku like you this spring!

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