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Jul 01 // Salvador GRodiles

Watch out, BETA: Muv-Luv localization to get Kickstarted

It looks like visual novel fans are in for some good news. The gang at DegiGames and Ixtl have revealed that they're creating a Kickstarter to localize Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative. While the funding campaign wil...
Jun 27 // Salvador GRodiles

Japanator Live: Sal traverses through Chantelise's lands

[Update: The stream has ended, but you can watch it here] It turns out that Sal's last Chroma Squad stream ended up being his final one. While he managed to help the Japanatorger and their sixth member save the world from evi...
Jun 26 // Salvador GRodiles

Drown away your sorrows with a new VA-11 HALL-A trailer

Back when Japanator Managing Editor Josh Tolentino wrote about VA-11 HALL-A, the bartending game that's set in a cyberpunk setting, my interest for the title was at a normal level. While I didn't get to play the project's pr...
Jun 26 // Salvador GRodiles

Live in Los Angeles? Q Pop is hosting a Mushroom Kingdom Tribute Art Show

I may not be a big Mario fan like I used to be, but I still enjoy playing his games when they grab my attention. Nonetheless, my love for Yoshi and the Mushroom Kingdom's other inhabitants remains unchanged since they helped ...
Jun 24 // Salvador GRodiles

Here's the Texas Toku Taisen '15's screening schedule for San Japan

As we get ready to finish off the month of June, the screening schedule for this year's Texas Toku Taisen has hit the Web. This time around, they're showing their stuff at San Japan 8 on July 31 through Aug. 2, whic...
Jun 22 // Salvador GRodiles

Anchors Aweigh: Tales of Berseria enters the high seas

There's something nice about sailing to places in video games. Whether it's Wind Waker's open seas or Skies of Arcadia's vast skies, the idea of exploring vast areas on a ship has always been a thing that I've enjo...
Jun 20 // Salvador GRodiles

Japanator Live: Chroma Squad Season 5

[Update: The stream has ended; however, you can watch the recorded footage from the most recent segment here.] It looks like I owe you folks an apology, since I was wrong about my last Chroma Squad stream being the Pen...
Jun 19 // Salvador GRodiles

Aw snap: Cyborg 009 and Devilman collide in a new OVA

Oh wow, now this is what I call an unexpected turn of events. It turns out that the new Cyborg 009 anime is a three-episode crossover OVA with Devilman. Actas (Kotesushin Jeeg and MazinKaiser SKL's Animation P...
Jun 19 // Salvador GRodiles

Overcome the heat with Beat Down Boogie's refreshing cosplay videos

Summer's around the corner, and the gang at Beat Down Boogie are giving us a tour of ColossalCon '15, which takes place at the Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio. Thanks to this glorious combination, the cosplayers were ab...
Jun 17 // Salvador GRodiles

Let's log into Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Re: Hollow Fragment's E3 trailers

For a good while, we've known that Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Re: Hollow Fragment were heading West. With E3 '15 happening as we speak, Bandai Namco has conjured up a new trailer for both games that show off their ...
Jun 17 // Salvador GRodiles

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 summons the flashy ninja techniques

I may have dropped Naruto back in my early college years, but to this day, I still enjoy the gameplay and ridiculous animations of the series' fighting games by CyberConnect2. Speaking of which, the folks at Bandai Namc...
Jun 14 // Salvador GRodiles

Japanator Live: Chroma Squad Season 4

Right when Sal successfully turned Laser Squadron Japanatorger into a successful tokusatsu series, things started to get real for the Jtor crew. Let's just say that Japanator Editor in Chief Hiroko was tricked into doing so...
Jun 14 // Salvador GRodiles

Memories of Phantasm's fifth episode blasts its way to YouTube

Summer is around the corner and Manpuku Jinja has uploaded Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~'s fifth episode on YouTube. Compare to the project's previous segments, this one decides to focus on the co...
Jun 14 // Salvador GRodiles

Huzzah! Tales of Zestiria heads to the PS4 and PC

I may be super fashionably late to the party, but it's not everyday that a Tales of title gets a special treatment like this. While it's been hinted that Tales of Zestiria was getting a Playstation 4 and PC release for ...
Jun 13 // Salvador GRodiles

Beat Down Boogie gives us a taste of Momocon '15's greatest cosplay

As we're getting close to finish the week off with a bang, the gang at Beat Down Boogie are up to their usual tricks again. In their latest video, they give us a tour of Momocon '15, which is located in Atlanta. From the pos...
Jun 12 // Salvador GRodiles

Rejoice, SaGa fans: The Legend of Legacy heads to the Americas

If you're craving for a new entry in the SaGa series, then your hunger shall be slain by Atlus' acquisition of The Legend of Legacy, a 3DS game by FuRyu (Unchained Blades) that happens to be a spiritual sequel to Sq...
Jun 10 // Salvador GRodiles

Draw your Swords: Square's Million Arthur game gets a worldwide release

For a good while, I never was able to get behind any mobile games, since my phone isn't smart enough to play any of the titles that are available on the online stores. Thankfully, I was able to fix this problem after I got my...
Jun 07 // Salvador GRodiles

The next Tales of game looks beary interesting

As we're waiting for Tales of Zestiria's Western release to hit stores, the folks at Bandai Namco have announced the next Tales of game at the Tales of Festival in Yokohama. From the looks of it, Tales of Berseria might have ...
Jun 05 // Salvador GRodiles

Nissin Cup Noodle's latest commercial transcends time and space

To this day, I've yet to try fresh ramen. At the moment, my experience with the meal's limited to the cheap Maruchan instant noodles that are good for anyone who's on a tight budget. While we're on the topic of noodles, Niss...
Jun 03 // Salvador GRodiles

Check out Beat Down Boogie's rad Animazement '15 cosplay video

It looks like Beat Down Boogie's got another cool cosplay video up on their channel. In their latest video, the group captures the amazing cosplayers of Animazement '15, which happens to be one of the best small secret anime...
Jun 02 // Salvador GRodiles

Japanator Live - Chroma Squad Season 2

It may have been a rough journey for Sal during his last stream, but he managed to turn his Japanator-themed tokusatsu series into the next big thing. Thanks to his efforts, many folks were touched by the Japanatorger's&nbs...
Jun 01 // Salvador GRodiles

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo Gold Storm Soar episode 7

You know that a show still has some tricks up its sleeve when it starts to get even more intense than its preceding episode. Honestly, it’s hard to believe that Garo: Gold Storm Soar’s already placing Ryuga and Ri...
May 31 // Salvador GRodiles

Suit up for Animator Expo's futuristic samurai short

When it comes mediums that feature cool-looking armors, I can't help but to fall in love with the designs as I dive into the piece. During the Japan Animator Expo's 24th short, Daisuke Onizuka (Eva 2.0 and 3.0's CGI Director)...
May 28 // Salvador GRodiles

Rejoice? Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Re: Hollow Fragment go west

It was only a matter of time until Bandai Namco would announce that Sword Art Online: Lost Song, the latest SAO video game that takes place in Alfheim Online, would cross the pond. Lo and behold, this inevitabl...
May 27 // Salvador GRodiles

Live in Los Angeles? Q Pop's holding a Tatsunoko Tribute Art Show

There's something wonderful about seeing a place hold an art show to commemorate the greatness of certain things. Whether it's a beloved franchise or a show that many folks grew up with, the best thing about these events is s...
May 25 // Salvador GRodiles

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episode 6

I may’ve been keeping my fingers crossed for Garo: Gold Storm Soar to blow our minds with some amazing suit on suit action, but that isn’t stopping me from enjoying the show’s story. Since the series’ ...
May 23 // Salvador GRodiles

Animator Expo's 23rd short adapts another Moyoco Anno manga

We're getting close to the Japan Animator Expo project's final stretch, and the latest piece ends up being another adaptation (slightly NSFW) of a manga by Moyoco Anno. Just like the previous piece that adapted her work, "Mem...
May 23 // Salvador GRodiles

Japanator Live - Sal gets his Henshin on with Chroma Squad

At long last, my time to stream something has arrived. For my first gaming stream, you'll get to see me transform Japanator into a sentai team in Chroma Squad. This'll be a combine effort between the staff, since they helpe...
May 22 // Salvador GRodiles

Super Robot War BX's first trailer fills our bodies with delicious courage

If there's one thing that the Super Robot Wars series does right with their trailers, it's that they tend to fill people's hearts with a huge surge of hot-blooded energy. In most cases, this high dosage of enthusiasm can res...
May 22 // Salvador GRodiles

Beat the heat with Boomslank's upgraded "Carwash" shirt

Summer's looking hotter than ever this year and our friends at Boomslank have just what we need to conquer the scorching heat. Since water can cool people down during this season, the group's "Carwash" shirt is back with a ne...
May 20 // Salvador GRodiles

Prepare for takeoff: Super Robot Wars BX is now a thing

It's been a month since 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 hit Japan and the next title has been revealed. Titled Super Robot Wars BX, this upcoming game's being made for the 3DS and it plans to improve on the features from Super ...
May 18 // Salvador GRodiles

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episode 5

Back when I said that Garo: Gold Storm Soar had potential, I wasn’t fooling around. With each passing episode, the show continues to shine brighter than before. As we start to see the series' various story elements come together, the big mystery continues to leave us intrigued. From the looks of it, the franchise is still in good shape.
May 17 // Salvador GRodiles

Political struggles dominate Animator Expo's 22nd short

It's hard to believe that Animator Expo's latest short (NSFW), "Ibuseki Yoruni," decided to implement an age gate, since their previous titles like "ME!ME!ME!" didn't have this feature. My guess is that it might be connected ...
May 15 // Salvador GRodiles

It's Judgement Time: Dekaranger to return as a V-Cinema

Oh my. Right when it felt that Hurricanger was going to be the only Sentai show to get the 10 Years After treatment, a new beacon of hope has surfaced for toku fans. Seeing that it's been ten years since Tokusou Sentai Dekar...
May 15 // Salvador GRodiles

Grab a Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate gets a release date for Europe

Well, folks; May has arrived and it turns out that PQube's release of Steins;Gate for the PS3 and Vita has been pushed to June 5 for Europe. While it's unfortunate that we won't get to experience the Future Gadget Lab's adven...
May 12 // Salvador GRodiles

Huzzah: Anime at the Alamo: San Antonio and Texas Toku Taisen are holding a contest

Now this is what I call good news! It turns out that Mecha Gorilla, the masterminds behind Anime at the Alamo: San Antonio and the Texas Toku Taisen, got a sponsorship by IELLO Games. In commemoration to this event, the group...
May 12 // Salvador GRodiles

Henshin Ninpou: Cellphones and shinobi unite in Cyber Ninja Tekkaraiger

Is it me, or has there been a ton of ninja-related content in these past few months? With Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Ninja Slayer, and the upcoming ninja-themed toku series, Hayate, the warriors who hide in the shadows ...
May 10 // Salvador GRodiles

Heading to Fan Expo Dallas? Come have dinner with Godzilla's staff

You know. Meeting your favorite industry people at a convention may be cool and all, but nothing beats the idea of having a meal with the folks you admire. Speaking of which, Fan Expo Dallas' giving people the chance to ...
May 09 // Salvador GRodiles

Sweet: LeSean Thomas and Thomas Romain to appear at AX '15

As LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 1 and 2's Supervising Director, Legend of Korra Book 1's Production Artist) and his team continue to work hard on Cannon Busters' pilot, the guy's appearing at...
May 08 // Salvador GRodiles

Annotated Tokusatsu: Garo: Gold Storm Soar episode 4

It may’ve been unfortunate that the latest Garo series hasn’t featured any new amazing Horror suits, but that isn’t stopping the show from bringing us a new costume. Once again, Keita Amemiya might be the gu...

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