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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 are ...
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...
May 08 // Salvador GRodiles

Aw, Snap: Iconic Field shows off Eva Mecha Designer's cool artwork

Talk about an amazing turnaround, people. After the Japan Animator Expo project hit us with a remix and a making-of video, their 21st piece, "Iconic Field," graces our eyes with Ikuto Yamashita's (the Evangelion ser...
May 07 // Salvador GRodiles

Digimon Adventure tri.'s latest trailer will please your nostalgic heart

This might sound strange, but I have yet to watch Digimon Adventure in its original language. Nonetheless, the series is still one of those titles that I still adore to this day. Anyway, Toei's uploaded a new trail...
May 07 // Salvador GRodiles

Beat Down Boogie conjures up another great cosplay video

It's time to take a look at Beat Down Boogie's latest work. This time around, the group shows off Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo 2015's batch of cosplays. Due to the sheer amount of great cosplayers featured in the ...
May 04 // Salvador GRodiles

Drink Up: Kanpai Senshi After V gets a second season

It's been a year since Kanpai Senshi After V quenched our thirst for a fun Sentai parody show. While the series wasn't on the same level as Akibaranger, the main thing that made it nice was its similarities to the sitcom Chee...
May 04 // Salvador GRodiles

First Impressions: Garo: Gold Storm Soar

Back when it was announced that Ryuga from Garo: The One Who Shines in the Darkness would appear in a new Garo series, there are two possible outcomes that could come out of this. On one hand, we get to see Ryuga as a more ex...
May 02 // Salvador GRodiles

It's time for an extra helping of ME!ME!ME! and Another Impact

Right as we begin the month of May, Animator Expo's 20th short arrives in two parts. Unlike the project's previous helpings, we're thrown back into "ME!ME!ME!" (NSFW) and "Evangelion: Another Impact's" setting; however, ...
May 01 // Salvador GRodiles

A Daily Dose of Music: JAM Project

Hiroko has left the building for a bit, so I've decided to take over her Daily Dose segments. Since it's Friday, I figured that we could welcome the weekend with JAM Project's recent music video for "SKILL," which was the ma...
Apr 30 // Salvador GRodiles

Sweet Dreams: Game Music Lullabies Volume II will soothe your soul

[Disclaimer: Jayson Napolitano, Prescription for Sleep's Producer, was a Contributor for Japanator. No relationships, personal, or professional, were factored into this News Post.] If there's two things that I love, it's vide...
Apr 27 // Salvador GRodiles

Check out Garage Hero's Ayakashi Zamurai teaser

Garage Hero's Hayate web series may have been put on hold, but their latest project, Ayakashi Zamurai, has received its first teaser. Based on the trailer's content, it looks like the group's hitting us with another fun proj...
Apr 26 // Salvador GRodiles

Sushio's glorious animation skills invade Animator Expo's 19th short

I love it when a show's premise exceeds one's expectation, since the surprise could improve the medium's quality. Speaking of which, Animator Expo's most recent short, "I can Friday by day!," deceives us into thinking that it...
Apr 24 // Salvador GRodiles

Get hyped for Chroma Squad's tokusatsu-inspired trailer

Ahem. Excuse me while I go get my transformation device. As the resident toku guy on Japanator, it's no surprise that I'm super excited for Chroma Squad, since the game lets us manage our own tokusatsu studio. Best off all, ...
Apr 21 // Salvador GRodiles

Huzzah: Kenji Itoso's Coluboccoro anime gets funded

Well, folks; it looks like we're in for another anime by Kenji Itoso, the great mastermind behind Santa Company. Now that his second Kickstarter has reached $38,576, we can look forward to an English release of their Colubocc...
Apr 17 // Salvador GRodiles

Animator Expo's Diary of Ochibi adaptation will make you hungry

I don't know about you, but whenever I watch a food-related piece, my craving for tasty delicacies goes up. Seeing that the Japan Animator Expo project's 18th short starts off with a segment that takes place in a bento, one c...
Apr 17 // Salvador GRodiles

Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus

Well, folks; it looks like Garage Hero's upcoming ninja-themed web series, Hayate, has been put on hold for now. The reasoning behind the hiatus is because of the group's production on Ayakashi Zamurai, Garage Hero's sh...
Apr 15 // Salvador GRodiles

Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II

There’s something wonderful about having a show make you feel emotional-- especially when you were certain that the series couldn’t top its first half. One moment you’re expecting the program to fall apart w...
Apr 11 // Salvador GRodiles

Animator Expo's 17th short hits us with a quick mystery

It's time to look at another Animator Expo short and we might have to put on our thinking caps. Compare to the other stories, "Three Fallen Witnesses" throws us in the middle of a situation where two detectives are investigat...
Apr 10 // Salvador GRodiles

Watch Garage Hero tear Super Hero Wars GP to shreds

Aw snap, Bueno of Garage Hero and his friends are about to get real, as they share their thoughts on Super Hero Wars GP: Kamen Rider 3, which might as well be called Super Mario Kart: Let's Go Kamen Rider Edition. ...
Apr 07 // Salvador GRodiles

Rejoice: Cannon Busters' production has begun

Good news, everyone; LeSean Thomas and his crew are ready to start working on Cannon Busters, the adventure series with a teen and older audience in mind. After going through a process of planning the production, the team is ...
Apr 03 // Salvador GRodiles

Suda 51's Animator Expo short takes us to the moon

To this day, I have yet to play one of Suda 51's titles; however, I'm familiar with the guy's bizarre storytelling style, since my friends told me about his greatness. Scratch that; I did play Liberation Maiden and the first ...
Apr 03 // Salvador GRodiles

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Anime Sols to shut down in May

I may be late to this news, but I felt that it would've been weird to post this on April Fools Day, since most folks might not take it seriously. Then again, it would've been neat to have stuck a true post within the herd of ...
Apr 01 // Salvador GRodiles

Final Attack Ride: Kamen Rider Decade gets a reboot

Well, folks; the people at Toei have decided to reboot Kamen Rider Decade as the next installment to replace Kamen Rider Drive this Fall. While this move might be a great opportunity for the company to fix the original s...
Apr 01 // Salvador GRodiles

Thunder Break! Shin Mazinger finally gets a new season

In light of 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Z-Hen's release in Japan, Dynamic Planning, the company behind most of Go Nagai's animations, decided to take advantage of this joyous occasion and announce their newest projec...
Mar 31 // Salvador GRodiles

Black Ghost beware: Cyborg 009 gets a new anime

Back when Toonami had a weekday afternoon block, I caught the 2001 Cyborg 009 anime on TV. One of the things that kept me watching was the main cast's battle against Black Ghost, since they had to deal with their issues ...
Mar 31 // Salvador GRodiles

Sweet! Boomslank's "Zero Frame" and "Ronin" shirts get reprinted

Listen up, people; our pals at Boomslank have decided to reprint two shirts recently. In case you missed out on purchasing their "Zero Frame" and/or "Ronin" shirt, the two apparels have returned to their store. Best of all, t...






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