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Kino's Journey

The new Kino's Journey features its star riding off into the sunset


The title speaks for itself
Aug 11
// Salvador G Rodiles
You know a title is gonna look good when it features the name "Beautiful World." In this case, we get to see the first trailer for the new Kino's Journey anime, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World- The Animation, shows off i...
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Japan Crate

Tony Hawk and Japan Crate team up to kickflip Japanese snacks to your door


They will mail it to you, no kickflips
Aug 03
// Red Veron
Surprising collaborations seem to be nothing new these days but the surprising part never ceases to do so when it does happen. This time it's the legendary pro skater Tony Hawk teaming up with subscription snack service Japan...
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Thunderbolt Fantasy

Satisfy your craving for puppet action with a Thunderbolt Fantasy side story


Will it expand on Gui Niao's backstory?
Aug 02
// Salvador G Rodiles
The original Thunderbolt Fantasy came off as a wonderful surprise for me since I didn't expect an action puppet show to become one of my favorite series of 2016. As we wait for its second season to premiere, the peo...
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Strega

Garage Hero's Strega continues to look like a bloody good time


Way better than Shankar's Power/Rangers
Jul 30
// Salvador G Rodiles
When Garage Hero first revealed Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, I was on board with seeing Soma Kusanagi's story continue. As the team continues to work hard on the film, we're treated to a trailer where the main "heroes" lay&n...

Japanator Unboxing: Tokyo Treat - June 2017

Jul 29 // 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:   Small: 8 Full-Sized Snacks which includes Dagashi Bag (4 snacks + 1 Umaibo)   Regular: 13 Full-Sized Snacks which includes Dagashi Bag (4 random snacks + 1 Umaibo) and 1 Wagashi.   Premium: 18 Full-Sized Snacks includies Dagashi Bag (4 random snacks + 1 Umaibo), 1 DIY Candy Kit, 1 Drink, 1 Item, and 1 Wagashi   Use the code "JAPANATOR" to get $3 off your first order of the Premium box! Free shipping included! Available in most countries across the globe!
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Rainy Day Munching
[TokyoTreat provided a Premium box and the writer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] TokyoTreat once again provides us with some snackage and sweets to satisfy our cravings for some Japanese treats. This...

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BlazBlue

Persona and RWBY characters to be in New BlazBlue Arc System works game


BLAZ TAG BLUE BATTLE?
Jul 16
// Red Veron
This weekend is the weekend of fighting games, with the annual Evolution fighitng game tournament in Las Vegas, and wouldn't you know it good guy Arc System Works just announced a new crossover fighting game featuring charact...
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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: If you can't beat them...


Where most Shounen action anime end up
Jul 14
// Red Veron
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Kizuna Ai

Kizuna Ai tries to translate some english phrases in new video


HAI DOMO
Jul 13
// Red Veron
If you have been under a rock the past year, a new "virtual YouTuber" from Japan has caught the eye of anime enthusiasts, and that is Kizuna Ai. This virtual 2D host is not the first of her kind but today's technology allows ...
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FIGHT TOGETHER FOR HUMANITY
When humanity is under a grave threat, humans need to gather together to fight for the future! There is always great strength in numbers and with the human spirit, nothing is impossible. This month's loot anime is all about ...

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FLOW

Celebrate 15 years of FLOW with their special Go!!! music video


FIGHTING DREAMERS
Jul 06
// Red Veron
If you've been an anime fan for the past decade or longer, you may have probably seen Naruto and despite whatever you felt about the show, it had some great catchy opening songs that can at least get you in the mood for ...
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FLCL

FLCL 2 trailer is here for you to Furi your Kuris again


Will it live up to the classic?
Jul 02
// Red Veron
[Trailer has been fixed and is not blocked anymore] There was news earlier last year about a sequel to the beloved anime classic FLCL, which is an anime that many older anime fans above the age of 25 will very fondly re...

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese TV Commercials Edition

Jul 02 // Red Veron
[embed]35722:6227:0[/embed] 1980s Japanese Commercials 46 minutes of 80s nostalgia here for you to get lost in or leave on in the background for you to glance up every now and then to get some quick entertainment. Pardon some of the weird YouTube copyright dodging techniques employed in the video.   [embed]35722:6228:0[/embed] 1990s Japanese Commercials It's kinda fascinating to see the difference in the video technology employed in these videos, some commercials are filmed on film while others are probably on some other format that gives off a different feel.   [embed]35722:6229:0[/embed] 2000s Japanese Commercials It's interesting to see all the familiar actors, fashion, and the early cellphones that were way advanced than most of the world from these videos.   [embed]35722:6226:0[/embed] Best of 2017 So Far Decades later and the Japanese are still great at this TV commercial game of wackiness.   Which one of these commercials are your favorite? Is your favorite not in the videos below? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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Wacky and weird
If there's one thing that's a constant with what westerners say about Japan is that Japanese TV commercials tend to be wacky and weird. I like to think that they're done to be memorable, like who wouldn't forget about a comme...

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Did You Know Anime

Get schooled on My Hero Academia facts by Cartoon Hangover


But who is factually best girl/boy?
Jul 01
// Red Veron
Cartoon Hangover, a YouTube channel that about animation and original animated content just did one of their very informative 107 Facts video for superhero-themed shounen action anime My Hero Academia. If you haven't se...
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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: WTF IS THAT THING


GET IT AWAY
Jun 30
// Red Veron

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017

Jun 29 // 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: 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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Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood
[TokyoTreat provided a Premium box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] When we were away for a bit, the awesome folks over at TokyoTreat once again sent me one of their yummy box of of sn...

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Death Note

New Official Death Note Netflix trailer brings Ryuk and L to Light


Netflix and Kill
Jun 29
// Red Veron
The official Death Note live action trailer is here from Netflix and it looks different than what you would imagine, no emo-haired eccentric pasty faced detectives here but Willem Dafoe as Ryuk is just the best casting choice...
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Expensive Melons

Find out what an $140 Japanese melon is all about in this expensive video


RIP Avocado Toast
Jun 27
// Red Veron
You've probably seen those weird fruit from Japan like those square/cube shaped watermelons but what you didn't kow is that those things are expensive costing over $100 and are sold in high-end department stores. Today we're ...

Weekend Japanatainment - Disney Channel Japan Edition

Jun 25 // Red Veron
[embed]35701:6211:0[/embed] Phineas and Ferb The only animated entry on here, this opening sounds pretty faithful with the tone and sounds much better.   [embed]35701:6212:0[/embed] Wizards of Waverly Place This is that show that was "inspired by Harry Potter" that starred Selena Gomez way before she got famous for stuff like music (Sorry, there's only one Selena and it's not Selena Gomez). This opening song is like the English but in my very limited knowledge of Japanese pop music, I don't think I've heard of a Japanese song doing this style.   [embed]35701:6213:0[/embed] Suite Life of Zack and Cody I really happen to really like Japanese Ska and this song is already much better than the original. Hooch is crazy.   [embed]35701:6214:0[/embed] Suite Life on Deck This is my favorite out of all these songs and I would totally jam to this one.   [embed]35701:6215:0[/embed] Cory in the House The Legend. So Epic. Lit. Roasted. Fidget spinner. Dab. Whatever the kids say these days as an adjective for 'cool'.   [embed]35701:6217:0[/embed] "Call Me, Beep Me" - Beni Arashiro (Kim Possible OP Song Japanese Version) They really promoted the Japanese version of this song covered by Japanese R&B singer Beni Arashiro, who was really popular at the time this came out in 2005. I am just now faintly recollecting that this music video was shown in the US and the wikipedia article supports it. A good cover for a very uneventful and very CG green screen video that was a bit out of date at the time it came out.   [embed]35701:6216:0[/embed] Kim Possible The same song above by Beni Arashiro but in the opening animation itself.   Which one is your favorite (aside from Cory White House de Chou Taihen!, of course)? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, I WANNA KNOW!
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Best anime openings
Hey, this is something new you probably haven't seen before on the internet in the last two years and we're totally not beating a dead horse meme. Yes, Cory White House de Chou Taihen! is on here but that brilliant ...

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Beings beyond our comprehension
As with many manga and anime, beings of otherworldly origin are a common staple in the media featuring all kinds of crazy stuff from the supernatural and paranormal. This month's Loot Anime is all about those Unnatural force...

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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: There are no sushi in this video


Attack on Sushi
Jun 23
// Red Veron
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Attack on Titan

See you next year, Attack on Titan


Get ready to bite your hand
Jun 18
// Salvador G Rodiles
As Attack on Titan Season 2 comes to an end, a bit of news about the series has surfaced. Instead of people having to wait a long time for the show to continue, we can expect the anime to return in 2018. In light of this news...
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Japanese Houses

Old, New, and Abandoned? See what's up with Japanese Houses


Ore no house in the middle of the street
Jun 17
// Red Veron
A few months ago, YouTube channel Life where I'm from, showed us what a modern Japanese home. While not anything extravagant, this new house looks to be similar to modern affordable housing in the United States, save for a fe...
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April Fools' Day

Here's some of April Fools' Day '17's anime and tokusatsu industry announcements


Why do they make us suffer?
Apr 03
// Salvador G Rodiles
If there's one thing about April Fools' Day that brings despair to the heart of people everywhere, it's the fake announcements that companies make on this faithful day of pranks. While we know they're not true, most of these segments can hit us hard since they'll likely never come true. In light of this yearly ritual, I posted some of the anime and toku announcements that made my day.
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Garage Hero

Garage Hero's April Fools' joke was a brilliant social experiment


There's no such thing as bad publicity
Apr 02
// Salvador G Rodiles
With April Fools' Day being over, Bueno of independent tokusatsu studio Garage Hero posted a video where he talks about his motive behind his recent prank and social experiment about the state of Strega, the sequel to his R-r...
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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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