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Red Veron . Dec 05

Cup Noodles and Final Fantasy provide instant weirdness in commercial

In the world of Japanese commercial sponsorship, we often get odd and sometimes downright weird partnerships that often end up being horrible or glorious. Sometimes, we get both. Now, Final Fantasy XV, the latest big budget g...   0

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Red Veron . Dec 04

Weekend Japanatainment - Final Fantasy Anime Edition

The Final Fantasy series is one of the most prominent video game series from Japan and is still considered a big name even with the bumpy transition to the HD gaming era in the last decade. Last week marks the decade the end ...   0

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Red Veron . Dec 02

PIKOTARO and Sesame Street come together for a delicious combination

One of the latest and weirdest viral videos that really took off is one from Japan is PIKOTARO, or better known for his video "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" or "PPAP" for short. If you've been living under a massive pen-pineapple-...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 20

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese English Dubs Edition

As lovers of media from Japan, we often see dubs of our favorite Japanese shows and movies in English (or your native language) but we rarely see it the other way around when it comes to western media. This new thing called t...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 16

Fullmetal Alchemist live action teaser has Alchemy and Metal

We finally get to see a teaser trailer from the live action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist from Japan. This entire production is Japanese with the main cast being entirely Japanese, even though the setting being in a...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 13

Weekend Japanatainment: Cooking with Dog Edition

YouTube has countless channels on cooking all kinds of food and we love Japanese food here at Japanator for obvious reasons. There is one channel about cooking Japanese food that is very recognizable to many fans of Japanese ...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 11

WTF Fridays: Foreign Villains

Those evil people from that country!   0

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Red Veron . Nov 08

Hey USA, chill out and watch some free streaming anime

Hey there, USA. I hear you've got a big day today. If you've done your civic duty as a US citizen and/or just tired of all the crazy stuff from the past year, it's time to chill out for a little bit and maybe enjoy some free ...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 06

Weekend Japanatainment - Monarchy Edition

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, the US is having an election in a few days. As much as everyone is already tired of the election news, being able to vote for a leader is better than having one chosen by pe...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 06

Funimation blesses the US with the brilliant Nichijou

Over the years, I have been bothering telling anime distribution companies to bring over one of the best anime comedies ever made (to me it is), Nichijou - My Ordinary Life. Anime distribution company Funimation, announc...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 05

Your Name is set to arrive in the US in 2017

Your Name (Kimi no na wa), the astoundingly successful anime film of 2016, will finally reach our US shores next year, thanks to the great foks at Funimation! If you've been living under an anime rock, Your Name is ...   0

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Red Veron . Nov 03

Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Delicious

My monthly craving for some anime goodies just got satisfied with the latest Loot Anime box! The lovely folks over at Loot Anime HQ provided us with this month's Loot Anime, and the theme is "Delicious". This month's Loot An...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 29

Weekend Japanatainment - Scary Anime Edition

It's that time of the year again and I am slapping together an impromptu post about scary anime to coincide with the celebration of Halloween! This yearly event of dressing up and asking for candy from strangers is also about...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 29

First Impressions: March comes in like a lion episodes 1-3

It's been almost a decade since the first time I watched the anime adaptation of Chika Umino's Honey and Clover. I was hooked right from the first episode; from its beautiful art and animation to the memorable characters, it ...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 23

Weekend Japanatainment - Nintendo Anime Edition

If you've been around the interwebs lately, you may have heard of Nintendo's new gaming device that both does portable and home game console gaming, the new system called "Nintendo Switch". Now I wouldn't be a good "journalis...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 17

Japanator LIVE - World of Final Fantasy

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] The demo of World of Final...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 15

Weekend Japanatainment - Fall 2016 OP Edition

The fall anime season is here and I'm gonna be referencing something about the change in weather with the new anime line up but I'll save you from that cliche and I'll bring up that there is something for everyone this season...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 11

Japanator LIVE - Dragon Quest Builders

[Stream will begin at 9PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] Dragon Quest Builders is finally...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 08

Weekend Japanatainment - Anime ENGRISH Edition

Regular anime viewers may have encountered a moment of a poor attempt of speaking English once or twice, even though English is the second most spoken language in the world, not everyone will speak it well. Japan is a country...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 06

Ladybeard and KFC team up for wacky sauce music video

Wacky food commercials are considered to be a tradition in Japan, and we never cease to be surprised of what them crazy people in the far east will think of next. Well, KFC Japan just thought of something that will make you a...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 06

Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Demi-Human

The latest box of anime goodies from Loot Anime just smashed its way to my mailbox and it is all about "those part human, part something else entirely". Loot Anime's latest theme comes to us just at the right time of the yea...   0

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Red Veron . Oct 01

Weekend Japanatainment - Summer 2016 ED Edition

The Fall anime season starts soon and as the weather gets cooler for places north of the equator, the summer anime are ending/ended so it should be perfect to say farewell to the ending season by watching some endings! I won'...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 28

Impressions: Dragon Quest Builders Demo

Last night, I streamed Dragon Quest Builders on Japanator Live, the latest spinoff of  Dragon Quest series that takes a lot of inspiration from the sandbox creation genre (made popular by Minecraft) and infuses...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 27

Japanator LIVE: Rebuild with Dragon Quest Builders

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page] The demo for the highly anticipated Dragon Quest Builders just arrived on the US PlayStation store today and we are taking a look at it ...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 24

Weekend Japanatainment - Live Action Anime Edition

Clips of the controversial Hollywood live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell recently came out and the short clips just give us almost a minute of footage of the upcoming movie. Whatever your opinion of the cas...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 21

Japanator LIVE: Take a few bites with God Eater 2

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page] Hello, lovely viewers! It's been a while since I've done a stream and now I've got a game that recently came out that I also reviewed here on Jap...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 19

Relive every episode of Endless Eight all at the same time

The anime adaptation of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is among one of the best anime shows in the last two decades and is still fondly remembered to this day. However, there is one thing that rubbed people the wrong way w...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 17

Weekend Japanatainment - Summer OP 2016 Edition

The summer anime season is coming to a close and the hot weather is finally letting up (except in weird places like Australia where it's winter time and dangerous creatures lurk at every corner). So it is the perfect time to ...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 14

Review: God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Monster Hunter is one of the behemoths of gaming in Japan, it still sells like crazy every time and has made its own genre (Yes, I know about Phantasy Star Online). Many have tried to hunt down the same success but only one f...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 13

Rebuild a world in ruin in Dragon Quest Builders

Dragon Quest is one the giants of video games in Japan, where people of all ages have heard of the long running role-playing franchise since its first game in 1986. It hasn't achieved the same level of success outside J...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 10

Weekend Japanatainment - Konbini Edition

You've probably been to a convenient store before, they have drinks and snacks and other stuff you might need if you're pressed for time and they are useful in a pinch. I worked at one over a summer when I was young and I kin...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 08

Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Back To School

The latest Loot Anime box just burst through my front door with a piece of toast in its mouth while wearing a sailor-styled school uniform (just kidding, boxes don't have mouths) and this month's theme is "Back to School"! T...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 08

PS4 and Persona 5 get dramatic price drop song commercial

Two new PlayStation 4 models just got announced yesterday, where the original PlayStation 4 got a price drop to $299 (or 29,980 Yen in Japan) in the form of a new sleeker slim model. In the US, Sony conducted one of their "P...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 03

Weekend Japanatainment - School Lunch Edition

If there is one thing I can point to that I love about Japanese culture that the US can learn is the way they have meals in lunch at school. You gotta fuel yourself properly to absorb all that knowledge and frozen fried stuff...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 03

Review: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Force

The Mobile Suit Gundam franchise is a franchise known worldwide and is often dubbed as Japan's equivalent to Star Wars, this long enduring saga since its debut in 1979 has spawned a multimedia empire with thousands of TV...   0

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Red Veron . Sep 02

WTF Fridays: YOU ARE NOTHING

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Red Veron . Aug 27

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Sports Edition

The 2016 Olympics are done and the next summer Olympics are in Japan, so every weeb out there will be excited to see the next set of games taking place in the land of the Rising Sun. So this week, I thought it appropriate for...   0

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Red Veron . Aug 20

Weekend Japanatainment - Vending Machine Edition

You've probably seen Japanese vending machines in various forms of Japanese media before, it's very much part of daily life in Japan with its highly mobile society that where a good chunk of the population use public transpor...   0

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Red Veron . Aug 19

WTF Fridays: WAKE ME UP

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Red Veron . Aug 06

Weekend Japanatainment - US Fast Food in Japan Edition

Here's another helping of Weekend Japanatainment! This time it's about US fast food in Japan and how something so familiar can be so different. If you've never been outside the US, American fast food places have spread across...   0




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