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Salvador G Rodiles . Jun 26

The original Garo series makes its North American debut on HIDIVE

As we wait for Kraken Releasing to release the original Garo series on home video in North America, the late-night tokusatsu program has appeared on HIDIVE, a new streaming service that mostly features Sentai Filmwo...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jun 22

Licensing GET: UDON nabs Tatsunoko's crossover superhero manga

My experience with Tatsunoko may be small, but I did enjoy their modern iterations of their classic properties, such as Gatchaman Crowds. With Infini-T Force, a title that features some of the company's heroes in the same set...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jun 21

Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17

Now here's a familiar name from an awesome Gundam anime. It turns out that Bluefin will have the Master of GunPla (Gundam and plastic fused together), Meijin Kawaguchi, appear at this year's Anime Expo. Of course, the pe...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jun 18

See you next year, Attack on Titan

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Apr 03

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

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.   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Apr 02

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 30

Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri summons Yousei Teikoku

We still have a long way to go before Otakon '17 is upon us, and a new group has been added to their Anisong World Matsuri event. For their fourth announcement, Yousei Teikoku are making their debut at the con. In other words...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 28

These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 26

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 25

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

[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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 21

This Chroma Squad fan film will awaken your true heroic spirit

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 20

Vamola Mucho: Kyoryuger's Korean spin-off series gets a Japanese dub

If there's one thing I never expected to hear about, it's a Super Sentai show getting its own spin-off series that's made in a different region. As more things start to surface on the Korean Kyoryuger show, Zyuden Sentai Kyor...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 18

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

[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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 18

Clam chowder and tempura combine into an interesting dish

I may not get to have tempura too often, but I've enjoyed the meals that use this tasty batter as one of its ingredients, such as the crunchyroll, shrimp, chicken and cheesecake. As Tenya, a tempura restaurant franchise ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 15

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 14

Huzzah: Kino's Journey gets a new anime series

There's something wonderful about an older incomplete adaptation series coming back since it increases the chances of it coming to a triumphant conclusion. With a new Kino's Journey anime, the series about a girl and her...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 12

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

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 ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 11

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

[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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 11

T.M. Revolution to ignite Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri

I turn around for one moment and the Anisong World Matsuri event at Otakon '17 has added another singer to their roster, as T.M. Revolution gets ready to ignite everyone's souls this August. From the looks of it, this special...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 03

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

[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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Mar 02

FLOW joins Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri's roster

It was only a matter of time until we got to hear more about rest of the performances at the Anisong World Matsuri event at Otakon '17. This time, FLOW is on the list of singers who'll perform at the con. Considering that the...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 27

Boomslank's latest poster will make you feel magical

February is almost over and Boomslank, the guys behind Ai-Fi's design, hit us with a new piece of art to commemorate their view on humanity's ability to invent things. While the title "Paladin" sounds strange for a poster wit...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 25

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

[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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 23

Kick off the cherry blossom season with Sankt Gallen's sakura beer

There comes a time when you just want to bring out the booze to commemorate a joyous occasion. Of course, it's important to do this responsibly. With the cherry blossom season hitting Japan, Sankt Gallen is making sure that e...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 22

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 19

Norigami Taco's sushi tacos sound like an intriguing combination

I might've said this before, but I'm a huge fan of cuisines that combines things that many people would classify as a terrible mix. One of these special combos is Norigami Taco's tacos that feature shells made out of fried te...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Feb 19

Monsterpalooza '17 adds Garo Creator Keita Amemiya and Godzilla Suit Actor Mizuho Yoshida

When it comes to monsters designs in live-action titles, I've always been fascinated with the concept of creating creature costumes and makeup effects. Of course, this is one of the various reasons why I was drawn into becomi...   0

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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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