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10:00 AM on 01.09.2011

First Impressions: GOSICK

Putting aside the eye candy, the music and the strong voice acting cast for but a moment, the very first aspect pertaining to GOSICK's presentation that jumps out at me is how briskly it is paced, and how successfully it pull...

Mike LeChevallier

12:00 PM on 01.06.2011

Rock the Charts: Japan's box office numbers 1/1 - 1/7

My most trusted sources for the 411 on Japanese box office standings must have, unfortunately for those of you who regularly follow this feature, taken simultaneous vacations last week. The charts were not updated in a timely...

Mike LeChevallier

1:05 AM on 01.06.2011

Happy (slightly belated) birthday, Hayao Miyazaki

It's kind of sad when all it takes is a momentary glance at the trending topics section of my Twitter timeline to send me into a state of panic. With all sorts of notable people dying over the past few days, and the 2010 pass...

Mike LeChevallier

11:05 PM on 01.05.2011

Thanks, Photoshop: Strike Witches demo at Iruma Air Base

Whether or not you give a rat's ass propeller's blade about Strike Witches, the sheer amount of fanboyerism and stances, for or against the franchise, amounts for some amusing Internet bafflement from time to time.In this cas...

Mike LeChevallier

7:00 PM on 01.04.2011

Final Impressions: Arakawa Under the Bridge

I've come up with an arguably pretty accurate ratio regarding anime that I've recently been field-testing, and it revolves around what might quite possibly be amongst the top factors that would turn people off to a particular...

Mike LeChevallier

10:00 AM on 01.03.2011

Monday MADness: Dead Leaves x Girl Talk

[Monday MADness is a weekly column that highlights some of the best work in the world of anime music videos. Check out our archives for videos that will move your heart and make you want to pirate Final Cut Pro.]It's be...

Mike LeChevallier

5:00 PM on 12.29.2010

A Special Episode: Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge - 12

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Japanator as a whole...

Mike LeChevallier

3:00 PM on 12.29.2010

My Aniki Can't Be This Hedgehoggy

Cannot unsee. Cannot unthink.Rage on.

Mike LeChevallier

10:00 AM on 12.29.2010

Japanator Presents: The Best OPs/EDs of 2010

We here at Japanator shot the collective you-know-what, and from our point of view, music in anime was generally unbalanced this year. Indeed, there were a number of great shows with strong OSTs to boot, but they were admitte...

Mike LeChevallier

10:03 PM on 12.28.2010

Final* Impressions: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Your version of bondage lacks self-control.--GarterbeltWith that statement, it's almost as if the immortal afro priest himself is addressing this possibly series-concluding episode of Panty & Stocking. Compared to the las...

Mike LeChevallier

3:40 PM on 12.24.2010

Wait, what? Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt season 2?

Gainax, why you gotta be trollin'?

Mike LeChevallier

10:00 PM on 12.23.2010

Rock the Charts: Japan's box office numbers 12/18 - 12/24

This is the first occasion since I started writing this column that there has been an even number of Japanese and American released films appearing on the charts. Not only that, but I think this is also the highest number of ...

Mike LeChevallier