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May 20 // Red Veron

OP Up! - Fantasy Twist Edition

So the new hot thing in popular fiction in Japan is taking the traditional same old stuff and putting a new spin to it. This new surge is quite prevalent in the fantasy genre, with injecting new life into stories with themes ...
May 16 // Red Veron

Week Ender - Cry Edition

If this week's OP Up! openings stir up emotions of sadness in you, then this week's endings on Week Ender will be sure to make you feel even more of those feelings. Endings do have more impact than openings since they're the ...
May 15 // Red Veron

Feel emotions again with Your Lie in April OVA

I know many of you are still trying to get over the ending Your Lie in April and the wound still fresh in your hearts, why don't take a look at a more simpler time? News of a 23rd anime episode just hit and instead of an epil...
May 13 // Red Veron

Japanator LIVE - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Tonight, I'll be playing a couple of hours of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. I haven't been able to play much of this title since launch and I'll be starting from the beginning. So join us tonight for some magical teens in military school fantasy tonight!Stream starts at 11PM Central. Our Twitch site is: http://www.twitch.tv/japanator
May 13 // Red Veron

OP Up! Cry Edition

Anime is a powerful medium that uses visuals and sounds that can evoke many feelings and some of those feelings can get you a little choked up. Whether it be the music or the characters in an anime, we associate many feelings...
May 13 // Red Veron

Impressions: Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches is the latest work from manga author Miki Yoshikawa, whose previous popular work was Yankee-kun and Megane-chan (Known in some territories as Punk Flunk Rumble), a comedy about a delinquent g...
May 09 // Red Veron

Japanator Live - PT: Silent Hills Edition

Watch me, Red Veron, certified scaredy cat when it comes to horror games. Heck, even the tension in certain scary themed video games can drive me away. The news of the removal of P.T., or the secret "Playable Teaser" for the...
May 09 // Red Veron

Week Ender - Sports Edition

More anime sports stuff come your way with this weekend's Week Ender! Sports anime and manga have been around for decades, the stuff you see in today's stuff are built upon decades of refinement and tradition. Using contempor...
May 07 // Red Veron

OP Up! Sports Edition

So there was a big boxing event last weekend and people are upset because a Filipino congressman lost at boxing. This made me think of sports anime and how I haven't made an OP Up! about sports anime yet.So this week's late e...
May 02 // Red Veron

Week Ender - Bleach Edition

Bleach was featured in this week's OP Up because of its many awesome openings and the same amazing quality is also present in the endings. Bleach has about 30 endings(!) and most are really good, so we're gonna feature small ...
Apr 29 // Red Veron

OP Up! Bleach Edition

Bleach has always been one those anime that had really great opening and ending sequences with great music with visuals that amaze when it gets creative. I was always impressed by the openings and often looked forward to the ...
Apr 29 // Red Veron

Celebrate Golden Week with great discounts on PSN!

It's Golden Week once again and the Playstation Network is here again with some discounts on Japan-inspired games and movies! I've been waiting for these games for a few of these games to go on sale since I love Japanese game...
Apr 25 // Red Veron

Week Ender - Spring 2005 Edition

I just realized that it's been ten years since Honey and Clover aired, one of my all-time favorite anime ever. It had beautiful art, a good story with relate-able characters, and an amazing soundtrack. That got me thinking ab...
Apr 24 // Red Veron

Love Live Movie goes international in new trailer

We finally get a new trailer for the upcoming Love Live! School Idol MOVIE, which is a feature length film featuring the next (and final) adventure of the franchise's lead idol group, μ's. Love Live! is this crazy multimedia franchise that has garnered quite a following around the world with the music, anime, merchandise, and that really fun music rhythm game on mobile devices.
Apr 22 // Red Veron

OP Up! Super Hero Edition

Superhero movie season is upon us now and everybody's getting excited to see people in colorful costumes doing cool action moves. So it should perfect for me to give y'all a nice selection of openings from anime that feature superheroes.Got any favorite super hero anime and super hero anime openings? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!  
Apr 19 // Red Veron

Week Ender - Winter 2015 Edition

Winter season may be over but some of the endings from last season's shows still echo in my mind, making me miss those shows that have been over. Let's take a look at some of last season's nice endings.Which one are your favorites? SHARE WITH US IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!      
Apr 15 // Red Veron

OP Up! - Winter 2015 Edition

Last season had some really great shows and a few surprises even though the lineup didn't seem that strong. Since we just started a new season, I'm back with some openings for this week's OP Up! with a few that I thought were pretty good.Which one is your favorite from last season? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
Apr 15 // Red Veron

Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne

For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer....
Apr 10 // Red Veron

WTF Friday: SHOCKER

Yes, that is a certain German Fuhrer crossed with a Starfish monster.
Apr 10 // Red Veron

See more Anime Matsuri cosplay from RealTDragon

Anime Matsuri was last weekend and I saw some great cosplay at the annual convention in the heart of Houston, Texas. I ran into RealTDragon there who happens to read Japanator and make a lot of awesome cosplay-related videos ...
Apr 07 // Red Veron

Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2

[Let's hang out and chat about Anime Matsuri tonight at 10PM Central! We have prizes to give out!]Here is the second batch of cosplay photos for you to enjoy! I apologize for the giant spread picture of Kaori from Your Lie in...
Apr 06 // Red Veron

Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2

[Let's Chat about Anime Matsuri on our stream at 10PM Central on April 7]Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay GalleryJapanator was back at Anime Matsuri, Houston's best anime convention this past Easter weekend and we've got pic...
Apr 03 // Red Veron

Japanator will be at Anime Matsuri 2015 this weekend!

Japanator is going to be at this year's Anime Matsuri convention in Houston, Texas this weekend! I'm gonna be there and taking pictures of y'alls wonderful cosplay so if you see this handsome gentleman (picture in the gallery) with the genderbent male Akemi Homura cosplay wearing the white jacket and bow that lights up, say hello!
Mar 29 // Red Veron

Watch Japanator Stream some Japanese games

Watch me play Samurai Warriors 4 on the Playstation 4 tonight at 9PM Central DST via Twitch. It won't be on the usual Japanator Twitch account (which will broadcast all Japanator streams in the future) but will be on my tempo...
Mar 28 // Red Veron

New My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Zoku CM is here with more sour-faced looks

The commercial for the second season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is here and boy, the ever anti-social unlikable main protagonist Hachiman looks as anti-social as ever. Looks like there's a new female lead character in t...
Mar 28 // Red Veron

Week Ender - PA Works Edition

PA Works is a studio that has had great success as of late with their original anime Shirobako. That wasn't the case with their previous works since their last hit, Hanasaku Iroha but they've been hitting it out of the park w...
Mar 25 // Red Veron

OP Up! Anime Game Edition

Anime and video games come together like fried chicken and ketchup. I put fried chicken on my ketchup. There are plenty of anime-based games and game-based anime so today let's focus on a few anime based on video games.
Mar 22 // Red Veron

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness

Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor...
Mar 21 // Red Veron

Week Ender - SEED Edition

I have spoken to many anime fans and it seems that Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny elicits a very mixed reaction. There are those who absolutely love it and those who think it's the worse thing ever. I sit in the middle of those...
Mar 21 // Red Veron

Review: Naruto: The Last

Naruto is a name known throughout the anime and manga world that stands alongside shounen action staples such as Dragon Ball and Bleach. Masashi Kishimoto’s orange-clad ninja has been around since 1999 and has grown ...
Mar 19 // Red Veron

Attack on Titan live action movie footage is here

The good stuff starts at the 0:57 second mark. Get hyped.
Mar 18 // Red Veron

OP Up! Green Edition

Yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day, a day that people in the US use as an excuse to pinch others not wearing green, wear green, and get drunk in the middle of the day. I am writing in this in the past so why not use this as a ...
Mar 15 // Red Veron

See some culture club battles in Mikagura School Suite trailer

Take a look at this new announcement trailer for the anime adaptation of the popular light novel series Mikagura School Suite. The novel series was created by composer Last Note, who has composed many vocaloid songs, and used...
Mar 14 // Red Veron

Celebrate Pi day with a minute and half of pai

Today happened to be "Pi Day" where today's date in the USA being 3-14-15, which is exactly the same as the number Pi being 3.1415. Many people have used today's celebration of the irrational number to promote math and as a g...
Mar 14 // Red Veron

Week Ender - Kenshin Edition

I'm sure plenty of y'all out there grew up with the very popular Samurai X and saw it as it aired on Toonami in the late 90's in the US. In 2012, Rurouni Kenshin got a live action film adaptation and got two sequels in 2014.L...
Mar 13 // Red Veron

WTF Fridays: Finishing Move

You are shocked.
Mar 11 // Red Veron

OP Up! Samurai Edition

So I just saw the third live action movie adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The live action film trilogy of Ruroni Kenshin were surprisingly good: great action choreography, beautifully...
Mar 08 // Red Veron

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma trailers look delicious

Shounen cooking anime Shokugeki no Soma, known in the US as Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, is going to air this April. Food Wars is about Soma Yokihara, a young and skilled chef who wants to work as a chef in his father's rest...
Mar 08 // Red Veron

Hibike! Euphonium trailer shows off all that nice brass

Kyoto Animation's adaptation of the manga Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium) is set to air this upcoming spring season on April 7, 2015. While this anime seems similar to K-On!, another KyoAni anime about girls playing musi...






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