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Salvador G Rodiles . Aug 20

Learn about Japan's secret elevator codes

When I'm given a choice between using an elevator or walking up the stairs, I tend to go with the latter. Even though the former lets you relax while you reach the next floor, my movement skills tend to help me reach my desti...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Aug 17

Japan's shrimp ice cream sounds like an intriguing summer treat

To this day, seafood is one of the meat groups that hasn't disappointed me. As the people of Niigata Prefecture's Uonuma invent the Nanban Shrimp soft serve to attract more tourists, I'm willing to see if I can maintain ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Aug 16

Kamen Rider 555 and Zyuohger Actor turns August 10 into Zyuoh Bird Day

I may have missed the actual day on this one, but I love seeing people coming up with new ways for their fans to enjoy the stuff they're involved in. Speaking of which, Kohei Murakami (Kamen Rider 555's Kusaka/Kamen Ride...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Aug 11

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Aug 02

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 30

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

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...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 28

Densha Otoko's Writer joins Kamen Rider Build's staff

Man. It's been a while since I heard about Densha Otoko/Train Man. My only knowledge about the series is its connection to a likely true story about an otaku hooking up with a girl he saved during a train ride. Thanks to a fe...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 26

San Antonio is getting a Power Rangers convention

For those who don't reside in the West Coast, it can be a challenge to attend Power Morphicon. Speaking of Power Rangers-related events, San Antonio is about to join the legion of areas with toku-themed conventions. The nice ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 24

At long last, Keijo is now an actual sport

You know an event is big when an anime and manga series inspires people to turn a fictional activity into a real thing. In this case, a group of Keijo!!!!!!!! fans from Portugal decide to turn the title's signature ...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 22

Shout! Factory grabs Power Rangers Lost Galaxy's source material

For a good while, my body has adapted to the underworld's sub-zero temperatures. During Comic-Con '17, Shout! Factory confirms this climate change as they reveal their plans to release Seiju Sentai Gingaman, the show that was...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 19

The next Kamen Rider gives off a nice W vibe

When a show decides to recycle a previous idea, it can either be a good or bad thing. In the worst case, it could lead to the team running out of ideas. In terms of reused concepts, Kamen Rider Build, the show that'll re...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 06

Check out Destructoid's feature on Garage Hero's productions

Ever since Gun Caliber, the independent tokusatsu group Garage Hero has been making their own pieces to provide people with more options in the realm of tokusatsu. Since the team has released a few things since then, I did a piece for Destructoid about my thoughts on their productions. Here are some of the things I said about them:   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jul 05

TV Asahi's Super Hero Time block to get changed, families voice their concerns

For a good while, the Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Precure franchise have been airing every Sunday on Japan's TV Asahi network from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the two toku shows being part of the Super Hero Time bl...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jun 29

Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think

When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cre...   0

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Salvador G Rodiles . Jun 28

Take a break from combat with Curry House CoCo Ichibanya's Gundam campaign

Mobile Suit Gundam's Amuro may have gone through some rough times while fighting the Principality of Zeon with his trusty giant robot, but that doesn't mean that he can't enjoy a relaxing meal. Luckily, the restaurant franchi...   0

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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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