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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 17

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

[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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 13

Reopen Autodesk Saya: New Game! Season 2 enters development

Whenever a team finishes a project, they tend to start the next one after the current one goes gold-- or way later. Speaking of successors, a second season of the Video Game Development-themed Anime New Game! was announced at...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 11

Japanator LIVE: Lifting curses with Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] It looks like we're heading into another bunny-themed game as we're trying to free a bunny girl from a cat girl curse in Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils. My gu...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 11

Here's a quick preview of JAM Project's upcoming music video

If you're looking for a way to energize yourself, a short version of JAM Project's music video for "THE EXCEEDER" has appeared on Lantis' YouTube channel. So far, it a nice way to prepare people for the group's upcoming album...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 09

Holy Mackerel: Crunchyroll forms their own convention

It looks like we're in for a big surprise this year since Crunchyroll gave birth to Crunchyroll Expo, the company's first convention. The neat thing about this news is that it coincided with the service reaching over a millio...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 04

Japanator LIVE: Pharaoh Rebirth+'s curse is about to get lifted

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] Time sure flies when you're running against the clock-- especially when your life is on the line. With the week almost over, there's a huge chance that we'll get to ove...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 04

Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

If you were looking for a compact way to bring your rice balls with you, Japanese Leather Items Creator Arataya came up with an onigiri holder that'll keep your rice ball's shape intact. That way, you can enjoy this...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 01

Final Fusion: Happy 20th Anniversary, King of the Braves GaoGaiGar

A new month has started, and things are starting to get golden around here. Today marks the 20th anniversary of King of the Braves GaoGaiGar, which aired on  Feb. 1, 1997. The show was the final installment in Sunrise an...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 28

Japanator LIVE: Explore Pharaoh Rebirth+'s mysterious ruins

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] So I had the urge to explore dangerous ruins, which lead to me choosing the Doujin Game Pharaoh Rebirth+ as the next title for this segment. With our lead being a ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 25

Basement Pretzel shows us a tokusatsu fan's endless struggle

To this day, there's one thing that can cause many fans of tokusatsu to go into despair. In other words, I'm talking about the moment when a random person refers to the show you're watching as Power Rangers. For now, I guess ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 24

These kimono design-themed chocolates are too beautiful to eat

I may be a fan of delicacies that are crafted to look like works of art, but there's something sad about seeing one's favorite food being turned into a masterpiece. While it looks amazing, one might have second thoughts since...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 21

Japanator LIVE: Let's have one last dance with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] As we start to get into the rhythm of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's dance, it seems that the performance will come to an end soon. All that's left for us is to thwart Risk...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 20

Deculture: MacrossWorld Con transforms into Super Dimension Convention

Whenever an event changes its name, there's a good chance that folks can expect to see some new things around the corner. Speaking of which, the one-day long Macross-themed convention, MacrossWorld Convention, is now off...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 17

Licensing GET: Shout! Factory grabs Digimon Adventure tri.

It's been a good while since Digimon Adventure tri.'s theatrical event occurred in North America. Luckily, this won't be the last that we'll hear from the original series' new sequel as Shout! Factory digivolves the film's fi...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 15

Catch JAM Project at Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon '17

With 2017 marking the Otakon anime convention's debut in Washington, D.C., an interesting bit of news drops our way as the event's group join forces with the Anisong World Matsuri to bring us the con's musical performances. T...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 14

Japanator LIVE: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is about to take us on a magic carpet ride

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] It's time for us to go back to our time with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and we might be going through a segment where we ride on magic carpets. My guess is that it has t...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 14

What if rock-paper-scissors and shonen anime collide?

If there's one debate that is serious business, it's the one to decide on which place to get food at. When you have two people set on two different cuisines, it's important to settle the whole thing in a civil matter; otherwi...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 10

Safety First: Carranger is up for pre-order on Shout! Factory's Website

Now this comes as a surprise. It turns out that Shout! Factory plans to launch Gekisou Sentai Carranger, the show where Power Rangers Turbo got its footage from, on April 25. Just like their previous releases, if you pre...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 08

Watch Kyuranger's heroes strike a cosmic pose

At long last, we get to see Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's constellation-themed heroes in action. Thanks to TV Asahi, the first teaser for the show gives us a better look at the team's costumes. While we only get to see the tea...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 08

Snow Miku's 2017 music video will take you to a winter wonderland

No matter how cold the winter season can get, but that isn't stopping Hatsune Miku from warming people's hearts. Speaking of Vocaloids, AO FUJIMORI and yuiti hinata team up to bring us an animated music video of n-buna and Or...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 07

Japanator LIVE: Dance through the darkness with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here and here.] With this weekend being the first that's not on a major holiday, it's time for me to enter the scene again. Thanks to a close friend of mine, I was able to nab...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 07

Are you there? Fafner's next project gets a trailer

To this day, Fafner is one of the shows that I never expected to get a continuation. With a prequel OVA, a sequel film and a second TV series, the anime is an example of a situation where the team is willing to do what they c...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 05

Review: Kaiju Girls

When it comes to tokusatsu franchises branching out into other mediums, I’m always open for these types of ideas since they can pull off things that could be hard to pull off in a live-action series. In this case, Tsubu...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jan 01

Japanator Awards 2016: Sal's Top 5 Anime of the Year

With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time for us to reminisce about the stuff that made our year worthwhile. Thanks to this tradition, this gives us the excuse to talk about our favorite anime shows that made our day. Even...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 26

Check out Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's otherworldly cast

Ever since Kyuranger's suits were revealed, I was behind the idea of a constellation-themed Sentai team with nine members. With the show's cast and staff announced, the franchise's 41st show is starting to look more interesti...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 24

Dale North's take on Yuri!!! on Ice's OP is born to make history

[Disclosure: Dale North wrote for Japanator. No relationships, personal or professional, were factored into this post.] As Yuri!!! on Ice came to a triumphant close, Former Japanator Managing Editor and Destructoid Editor in ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 20

Kick off your Christmas weekend with El Rey Network's Godzilla marathon

The holidays may be among us, but that isn't stopping the King of Monsters from wrecking havoc on random buildings. As a special tradition, El Rey Network is hosting third Kaiju Christmas marathon on Friday, Dec. 23, as they ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 17

Japanator LIVE: Shantae and the Pirate Curse's final boss is about to walk the plank

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here and here.] Well, people. There's a good chance that I'll get to send Shantae and the Pirate Curse's main villain back to Davy Jone's Locker soon. Since I'm close to reach...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 16

Derek Padula's Dragon Soul book transforms into a physical release

You got to hand it to authors who get their digital books released physically so people can immerse themselves while they turn each page with their hands. In a similar manner to how a Saiyan goes Super, Dragon Soul: 30 Years ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 15

What if Star Wars was a black-and-white samurai film?

As many folks prepare for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's theatrical premiere, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have prepared a Star Wars fan short, Star Wars Samurai: The Blind Jedi, that's inspired by Akira Kurosawa's stuff and ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 10

Japanator LIVE: I Dream of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] Once again, it's time for us to sail through the rest of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, as we tackle the next set of islands. While we don't have access to the main he...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 09

Final Vent: Kamen Rider Ryuki Actor Satoshi Matsuda catches voyeur

When a hero's battle against evil comes to a close, this doesn't mean that their passion for justice hasn't stopped. Even though it's been a long time since Satoshi Masuda (Kamen Rider Ryuki's Ren/Kamen Rider Knight, Akihabar...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 08

2017's Sentai series brings us nine space-themed Rangers

Whenever a franchise does its best to change things up, I'm always down for seeing how they execute these new elements. With December among us, the next Super Sentai series, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, has unveiled its designs, an...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 04

Fujiyama Ichiban Ultimate Kickstarter failed to achieve its goal

Today marks a sad moment for many toku fans, as the Kickstarter for Fujiyama Ichiban Ultimate, the PG-13 film that brings us a different take on Los Angeles' local hero, ended at $7,282. Unfortunately, this means th...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 03

Japanator LIVE: Belly dance like a pirate in Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] With the month of December among us, I felt that it's the perfect time to work my way through Shantae and the Pirate's Curse since Risky's Revenge left us with a c...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 03

Annotated Tokusatsu: Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger episodes 4-10

I may be really late to the party with my thoughts on Zyuohger, but I felt that I should do my best to catch up with the series before it comes to a close next year. Seeing that I dug the idea of a zoologist fighting alongsid...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 02

Studio Khara sues Gainax over unpaid royalties

As we continue to wait patiently for Eva 4.0's possible completion, a Studio Khara ends up going through a major turn of event. It turns out that they're suing Gainax for not fulfilling their deal to pay Khara royal...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Dec 01

Huzzah: Gun Caliber heads to Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS next year

Ladies and gentlemen. The best bothday celebration of the century has arrived, as Garage Hero teams up with the indie film distribution company, SRS Cinema, to bring Gun Caliber to the whole world in 2017 on Bl...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Nov 27

Rejoice: Cardcaptor Sakura's new anime to premiere in January 2018

Well, folks. It turns out that the previously announced Cardcaptor Sakura sequel anime hits Japan's NHK channel in January 2018. To top off the icing on this exquisite cake, Madhouse and the original anime's di...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Nov 26

Japanator LIVE: Let's take care of Shantae: Risky's Revenge's monkey business

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] It looks like I hit a wall in Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, as we need to find a specific power-up to continue the game. From the looks of it, it's connect...   0




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