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Yet to be the oldest kid on the block, this East Coast implant writes cryptic things about JP folklore, the industry or dirty moe. Attend cons and lives the "I can buy Aniplex releases" life.





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First Impressions: Soul Eater NOT

When Soul Eater first rushed on to the screens and shelves of North America years ago, it brought along a fun story about Meisters with special powers who team up with Weapons who are also people with special powers. Its styl...   more

First Impressions: Soul Eater NOT photo

Wake Up, Girls! to shake up Anime Central

Anime Central announced last Friday that seiyuu-idol group Wake Up, Girls! will be attending as guests, along with their producers--anime director Yutaka Yamamoto and producer Hiroaki Takeuchi. Naturally the WUGs will be pres...   more

Wake Up, Girls! to shake up Anime Central photo

Final Impressions: Saki: The Nationals

The final episode of Saki: The Nationals doesn't really feature much in terms of climatic wrap-up. The series end with a giant standing nod to the other half of the story: the Episode of Side A. And maybe that's for the best....   more

Final Impressions: Saki: The Nationals photo

Sakura-Con 2014 to host Titan, SAO, Magi guests and more

Sakura-Con, the big spring-time anime con based out of Seattle, runs next weekend from April 18th to April 20th. We at Japanator will try our best to bring you coverage from the event covering the usual cosplay, news and gues...   more

Sakura-Con 2014 to host Titan, SAO, Magi guests and more photo

Log Horizon author announces new classes for world servers

Mamare Touno, the 2ch/4chan-friendly light novel author, has released on his website the a list of player classes for his fantasy setting MMORPG, Elder Tales, as detailed in the Log Horizon series. It's an exhaustiv...   more

Log Horizon author announces new classes for world servers photo

First Impressions: Kenzen Robo Daimidaler

There are a few key pieces of information that would help one to further understand the idea behind Kenzen Robo Daimidaler anime. First, the word "midara" means lewd, and the phrase sounds just like the words they're singing ...   more

First Impressions: Kenzen Robo Daimidaler photo

Arpeggio ships transform into stuffed bears, comedy ensues

Remember Arpeggio of Blue Steel? That computer-generated anime about ship girls that's not Kancolle? The show is getting a TV rerun in Japan, and for the occasion, a clip to promote the rerun and home video release surfaced ...   more

Arpeggio ships transform into stuffed bears, comedy ensues photo

Final Impressions: World Conquest Zvezda Plot

I don't have a good grasp as to how to truly enjoy enjoy an anime like World Conquest Zvezda Plot, where clever writing and smart world building paint an internally consistent story, but what happens in this story about a lit...   more

Final Impressions: World Conquest Zvezda Plot photo

HIMEKA no longer signed with label, looking for a new home

On her Twitter account yesterday, Canadian-born anime music act HIMEKA, who was with the Japanese anime/game record label 5pb, announced that she is no longer signed with 5pb. The tweets details her career in Japan as a forei...   more

HIMEKA no longer signed with label, looking for a new home photo

Aniplex+ store becomes a thing, now taking orders for Saber and Homura

As if you need another store to sell exclusive merchandise--well it's not that bad. Aniplex of America today announced that they're branding their "Aniplex Special Store" as Aniplex+, following their Japanese counterpart. We ...   more

Aniplex+ store becomes a thing, now taking orders for Saber and Homura photo

Puchim@s! FUNimation streams second season of mini idol comedy

Producers rejoice! FUNimation is now streaming the second season of the short anime series PUCHIM@S. The series of 3-minute episodes is actually called Petit Idolm@ster, but nobody calls it that! Following the gag comedy anim...   more

Puchim@s! FUNimation streams second season of mini idol comedy photo

A Night out at the Breastaurant

"Space Dandy is not that good." "Boobies!" "Boobies." "Boobies?" The fraternizing atmosphere is cute but a little uncomfortable. And it's because Ben loves Space Dandy.   more

A Night out at the Breastaurant photo