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Gundam Twilight Axis

Look forward to more Universal Century anime goodness this June with Gundam Twilight Axis


Will 2017 be the Year of the Gundam?
Mar 26
// Salvador G Rodiles
With Gundam Thunderbolt's second season launching on GundamInfo, Sunrise revealed that they have another Gundam project in store for us. Just like the current Universal Century show, their new title, an adaptation of the...

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Food Edition

Mar 26 // Red Veron
[embed]35658:6186:0[/embed] "These 5 Japanese Food Stories Will Satisfy Every Appetite" A collection of stories about Japanese food that serve up some interesting and appetizing morsels of information.   [embed]35658:6187:0[/embed] "Inside Japan’s Only All-Female Sushi House" Apparently, it is unusual to have female sushi chefs. Find out why in the video above!   [embed]35658:6189:0[/embed] "Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant and Food Unboxing" Only in Japan features a self service restaurant that features vending machines where you can sit down and eat food from said machines.   [embed]35658:6190:0[/embed] "How to Make GOTCHA! PORK ROAST from Food Wars, Shougeki No Sama! Feast of Fiction" Feast of Fiction, a YouTube channel all about recreating food featured in fictional works, tries to make a dish from the anime Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. This video has them recreating "Gotcha! Pork Roast", which is an imitation pork roast as implied by the name of the dish. Notice that there are no clips of the anime are featured because of the excessive fan service nature of the show.   [embed]35658:6188:0[/embed] "KFC Christmas Japan: A Delicious Alternate Reality" Abroad in Japan tells us about the favorite story about Japan that comes up right around Christmas: The Japanese love affair between Christmas and Kentucky Fried Chicken.   Is there a Japanese food or a video of Japanese food you like? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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Binge on these J-Food videos
Food and culture are very intertwined, and Japan is one of those countries that likes to take it very seriously (Yes, more than you) which is probably why a lot of their food is known across the world (instant ramen counts). ...

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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE: It's time to deliver Angel Express' second batch of letters


Now that's a ton of mail
Mar 25
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here, here, here, and here.] I may've managed to go through every delivery route in Easy Game Station's Angel Express, but the game decided to pull a Ghouls 'n' Ghost and forc...
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Chroma Squad Fan Film

This Chroma Squad fan film will awaken your true heroic spirit


Don't underestimate the power of boxes
Mar 21
// Salvador G Rodiles
After getting the chance to play Chroma Squad in 2015, a part of me wanted to see the game as a tokusatsu production. Lo and behold, the gang at Kamen Ramen Studios created their own live-action short that's a fun love letter...

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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE: Learn how to deliver mail the Angel Express way


Mail delivery is an intense job
Mar 18
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] Remember that time when Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale taught us how to run a store in a fantasy world? Tonight, we're going to see how a messenger makes a living in An...
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Ghost in the Shell

Enter the virtual world of Ghost in the Shell with the VR Diver app


Not the new movie, but based on ARISE
Mar 18
// Red Veron
Virtual Reality was pretty hot when the first Ghost in the Shell film in 1995 came out (but died shortly after). VR suddenly came back to life in recent years just in time for that new Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in th...
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Ghost Stories

Did You Know Anime tells us how the Ghost Stories dub turned spooky to funny


NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR CHILDREN
Mar 18
// Red Veron
If you've been around anime circles in the last decade, you might have heard of the Ghost Stories US English dub. This English-language dub is not like your usual dub where they localize and translate the anime to be und...
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Typhoon Noruda

Typhoon Noruda to hit US via Sentai Filmworks


A storm is coming
Mar 18
// Red Veron
Sentai Filmworks is bringing the film Typhoon Noruda to US shores, the 2015 movie is directed by former Studio Ghibli animator Yujio Arai ( From Up On Poppy Hill, Secret World of Arriety). Its character designer and...
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Eureka Seven

Eureka Seven shreds the skies with giant mechs again in new movie trilogy


Energy Surfing Robots
Mar 17
// Red Veron
12 years ago, Eureka Seven first introduced us to giant mecha that can surf giant waves of invisible energy waves in the sky. This year, a new film trilogy based on Eureka Seven will start with the first film named Eureka Sev...
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Touhou

Friendships are put to the test in Memories of Phantasm's eighth episode


Why, Reimu, why?
Mar 15
// Salvador G Rodiles
Now that Manpukujinja has sold his share of Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~ disks at the last Comiket in December. the eighth episode of the group's Touhou doujin anime has officially landed on their YouT...
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Power Rangers

Power up with the 831 episode Power Rangers Marathon!


Right!
Mar 14
// Red Veron
For those of you out there who are lucky enough to not have any responsibilities or obligations for the next 17 days, then you are in even more luck! All 831 episodes of Power Rangers are now being streamed for free on t...
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Sound of the Sky

Bring out the trumpets: Nozomi's Sound of the Sky Blu-ray set launches this June


Music will triumph over war
Mar 12
// Salvador G Rodiles
If you've been holding out on getting Sound of the Sky, then you can look forward to the show's Blu-ray release on June 6. Of course, this new collection will include the special episodes and features from the DVD set Nozomi ...

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Spider-Man Edition

Mar 12 // Red Veron
[embed]35610:6155:0[/embed] Supaidman Trailer from Marvel.com A trailer from when Marvel hosted the videos of full episodes of the show on their site years ago. They're not available anymore but someone uploaded them on YouTube and you can check it out below.   [embed]35610:6154:0[/embed] Supaidaman Intro The intro from the show and is full of that Japanese action show goodness from 1970's.   [embed]35610:6151:0[/embed] Supaidaman Episode 1 & 2 First two episodes of the show. Enjoy!   [embed]35610:6152:0[/embed] Supaidaman's Giant Robot "Marveller" A clip of the aforementioned giant robot from the show. They added a giant robot to the show at the time fearing that Spider-Man alone would not sell to Japanese kids. This robot is the reason Super Sentai (and Power Rangers) has giant transforming robots, which was a first in a live action TV show.   [embed]35610:6153:0[/embed] Stan Lee talks about Supaidaman The legend himself, Stan Lee, talks about Spider-Man being adapted by the Japanese in the late 1970's. I can only imagine what he must really have thought back in the day with some Japanese person turning his relatable-everyday-nerd-superhero into a guy who has alien blood induced super powers and a giant robot. What do you think of this adaptation? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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YEAH, YEAH, YEAAAAHHH!!! WOW!
Power Rangers is one of the most cleverly disguised cultural import the US has ever received from Japan, taking Japanese footage from Super Sentai and then mixing in some bad acting footage from US actors. We've taken a...

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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE: Slay Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils' bad guys the fairy way


Fairies fight better than bunnies
Mar 11
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] Due to some miraculous turn of events, I'm somehow playing Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils as the fairies' royal figure (a.k.a. the game's real star). Get...
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Berserk

The Real Black Swordsman returns this spring in this new Berserk teaser trailer


Not like that fake one
Mar 10
// Red Veron
I've heard mixed opinions of the latest animated adaptation of the Berserk manga, with many comparing that the suffering of fans' while watching this adaptation is comparable to (or even more than) the suffering of the B...
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WTF Fridays
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Ghost in the Shell

Take a brief tour of Ghost in the Shell history


Not the kind that would scare Scooby
Mar 08
// Red Veron
The live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is almost ready to break through that window to shoot some murderous robo Geishas, but not many know about that this franchise has been around for a long time all starting...
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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Holy heck! Is that a motherfather JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Live-action film teaser???


[Insert classic rock band name here]
Mar 07
// Red Veron
Many were surprised when news of a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure live action adaptation was in the works and even more where caught off guard learning that it would focus the fourth part of the long-running JoJo manga sa...
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Macross Frontier

Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome returns to celebrate Macross Anniversary


Galactic Fairy Returns
Mar 06
// Red Veron
Screens in Shinjuku and Akihbara just teased a return by Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier. In a video captured by Twitter user @giantrobo, a "New song" and a "New movie" are teased on March 12 at 14:30 "on screen". Now, thes...

Weekend Japanatainment - Anime Games Edition

Mar 05 // Red Veron
[Possible mature language for the videos below] [embed]35595:6140:0[/embed] GameSack - Anime and Manga Games A few retro anime and manga based games from the too dudes from GameSack. They aren't fans of anime or manga so it's interesting to hear their take on old games based those mediums.   [embed]35595:6139:0[/embed] Akiba's Strip - Super Best Friends Play If you've not heard of the cool guys from Super Best Friends, then you're missing out because they like anime and video games. They play video games and have some funny commentary and the video above has the crew playing a very Japanese video game about stripping the clothes of vampire-like creatures terrorizing Akihabara.   [embed]35595:6138:0[/embed] Bad Anime Games - Eruption Austin Eruption loves anime and video games, and he made this video about bad video games based on anime. (Direct all your hate mail to him and him alone)   [embed]35595:6141:0[/embed] Berserk and the Band of the Hawk - Super Best Friends Play Another video from the Super Best Friends as they play a game based on the original and one true "Black Swordsman".   [embed]35595:6137:0[/embed] Sword Art Online Games Suck - Eruption Direct all your hate mail to Austin. Not me. Yes, I also thought the first few episodes of SAO were good but the rest were just very different.   Is there an anime-based game you like? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. I wanna know!
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Animu Gamez
[Possible mature language for the videos below] Video games based on anime are never in short supply, anime is a very exciting visual medium that lends well to the interactivity of video games. However, making video games is ...

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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE: Let's unlock Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils' true route


The real star must shine
Mar 03
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] I may have sworn that I was done with Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils, but it seems that I might be able to unlock the game's real ending and its second m...
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Ghost in the Shell

Plug in your eyes for some new Ghost in the Shell trailers and a Japan-exclusive poster


CYBERPUNK
Mar 03
// Red Veron
As the premiere of the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell film nears, we get to see a bit more of the very pretty looking and controversial film. Setting aside those issues for a bit, I must confess that t...
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Pokemon

Pokemon: I Choose You! takes us back to the beginning with Ash and Pikachu


GET IN THE BALL
Mar 02
// Red Veron
The Pokémon anime (or Pocket Monsters) first aired 20 years ago in Japan back in 1997, and this latest movie is all about celebrating those two decades of the show by going back to the beginning. The new movie, Pocket ...
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Hurricane Polymar

Hurricane Polymar live action trailer features song from Good Morning America


I prefer Al Roker from Today show
Mar 02
// Red Veron
Wait, first let's clear this up. There is a band in Japan named "Good Morning America", which for people outside the US, is also the name of a long-running morning show on the channel ABC that has been airing since 1975. This...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Usain Bolt and Pikachu Thunderbolts us all by joining Team Skull on Pokemon Day


Happy Pokemon Day!
Feb 27
// Red Veron
Happy 21st Birthday to Pokémon! Now get those legal drinking age jokes out of your system because today is the anniversary of the Japanese release of Pokémon back in 1996. Now, Pokémon is strong...
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Japanese Manholes

Meet the Manholers: Fans of Japanese Manhole cover art


Manhole Masterpiece
Feb 27
// Red Veron
Just when you thought the "Japan is so wacky" thing is overplayed and nothing will surprise you because the internet lets you see everything in Japan, we learn about art in the most unlikely places: Manhole covers! If the tit...

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - January 2017

Feb 26 // Red Veron
There are three tiers for TokyoTreat: Small, Regular, and Premium. Check out the images below to get an idea of what each package might look like: More details at the TokyoTreat site (Don't forget to use the code "Japanator")! Small - About 5-7 full sized Japanese candy and snacks   Regular  - About 10-12 full sized Japanese candy and snacks with DIY candy   Premium - About 16-18 full sized Japanese candy and snacks with DIY candy, special item, and drink. Use the code "JAPANATOR" to get $3 off your first order of the Premium box! Free shipping included! 
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Happy New Treats!
[TokyoTreat provided the box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] The nice folks over at TokyoTreat sent me a box from their New Year 2017 to check out and it is a greatly delicious way to ring the ...

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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE: It's time to conquer Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils' Wabbit Heck


Why is it a bad thing to have cat ears?
Feb 25
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Update: The stream is now over, but you can watch it here.] So our last segment was supposed to be the one where we wrap up Bunny's journey through the hellish labyrinth, but things didn't go according to plan. It seems like...
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Blade of the Immortal

Find Vengeance and Death in Blade of the Immortal live action trailers


Neo Period Drama
Feb 24
// Red Veron
After seeing the live action of adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin a while ago, I've been hankerin' for some more live action adaptations of manga featuring samurai and it seems Kami-sama has heard my wish. These trailers for...
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ReLife

New ReLife music trailer gives us that youthful feeling again


Youth is wasted on the young
Feb 24
// Red Veron
A new music trailer of the live action adaptation of ReLife just came out featuring a cover of the song "Sakura", performed by singer-songwriter Sonoko Inoue with the part rap done by the film's lead actor Taishi Nakagawa. Th...
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BLAME!

BLAME! anime film to hit Netflix this May


It's not pronounced how it's spelled
Feb 23
// Red Veron
The cyberpunk anime BLAME! will premiere worldwide on Netflix on May 20, 2017. Animated by Polygon Pictures, the same folks behind the anime adaptations of Knights of Sidonia and Ajin, BLAME! is based on the cyberpu...
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SoftBank

Justin Bieber and Piko Taro smash together for SoftBank ad campaign


PHRASING
Feb 23
// Red Veron
From the same people that brought you "Oto-san" (which means father), a talking white Hokkaido breed dog that is somehow the patriarch to the human Shirato family (video of that below), comes the newest advertisement campaign...
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cosplay

Brighten your day with Distractotron's Katsucon '17 cosplay videos


In which more hunters invade the con
Feb 22
// Salvador G Rodiles
Katsucon '17 may be over, but that isn't stopping people from reminiscing the event's good times. One method is to capture some of the convention's wonderful moments on film, which is what the gang at DistractotronChannel did...
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Toyota

Oh! my Toyota!! Street Fighter 2 takes on Toyota's new car


No cars were beat up in this commercial
Feb 21
// Red Veron
Those who have played Street Fighter II back in the day may remember the iconic bonus stage where the player must partake in property damage and beat up a car in under 40 seconds to the dismay of a random car owner. Now,...
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Corner of the World

Devoted moviegoer spots unfinished anime movie at theater


Real Devotion right here
Feb 21
// Red Veron
A movie theater in Aomori city recently discovered that it had been screening an unfinished version of the anime movie In this corner of the world. This had gone for over seven weeks and the unfinished version had missin...
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March Comes in like a lio

Feel the emotions of March comes in like a lion movie songs


Dramatic Soundtrack
Feb 21
// Red Veron
March comes in like a lion is one of last year's best anime and is getting a two-part live action movie in March and April. From Honey and Clover author Chica Umino, March comes in like a lion is all ...
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Durarara

Learn some Durarara!! facts with Did You Know Anime


DOLLAR DOLLAR BILLS YO!
Feb 21
// Red Veron
Durarara!! is one the most unique franchises out there from the author of Baccano!!, it starts out as a urban light drama about people in modern metropolitan Tokyo that turns into an intriguing intertwining web of myster...
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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE: Solving thermomewclear equations with Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils


We don't want another catastrohphe
Feb 17
// Salvador G Rodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] I didn't expect to see a new energy source that mixes the nuclear with cats. Lo and behold, this is a thing in Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils. Not that it's a...
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Ghost in the Shell

Get to know the Major in the new Ghost in the Shell trailer


Cyborg guro and backstory ahoy
Feb 16
// Josh Tolentino
Despite many years of ambivalence and some really bad recent political optics, I think I can finally say that I'm excited to see the Ghost in the Shell live-action movie. The latest trailer does away with the teasing and...
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Your Name

Radwimps brings songs from Your Name to English


Language Switcharoo
Feb 15
// Red Veron
The official theatrical release of the English-language dub of the hit film Your Name is coming to the west on April 7 and with that upcoming release are English-language versions of the songs made for the film by the b...

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