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Oct 11 // OxKing

Artist Alley: TC

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, Dr...
Oct 10 // OxKing

Artist Alley: WaHa

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, Dr...
Oct 09 // OxKing

Artist Alley After-Dark: Xeph

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, Dr...
Oct 08 // OxKing

Artist Alley: Collateral Damage Studios

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, Dr...
Oct 06 // OxKing

Final Impressions: Hyouka

Like most anime that are set and based in high school, Hyouka ends with a proclamation of love. But similar to most other Kyoto Animation titles, it's a lot sweeter and quieter than, say, a boy screaming it from the...
Oct 05 // OxKing

Artist Alley: Of Meri

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futab...
Oct 01 // OxKing

Artist Alley: Issa

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futab...
Sep 28 // OxKing

Artist Alley After-Dark: Kinuko

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futab...
Sep 26 // OxKing

Artist Alley: Son-shi

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futaba and more, spanning...
Sep 24 // OxKing

Eureka Seven: AO put on hold, new episodes in November

Did you enjoy the newest episode of Eureka Seven: AO? Yeah, I thought so. Look on the bright side, though: you don't have to see it again for a whole, entire month! This series has taken a few breaks before, but none nea...
Sep 24 // OxKing

Artist Alley: maydell

There is a lot of cool things about art. Probably the most basic thing about it is that it's, like, pretty and stuff. You don't really need to be sophisticated to appreciate an artist's abilities. Hell, our entire readership ...
Sep 23 // OxKing

PV: IDOLM@STER spin-off anime is looking chibi as hell

What is the greatest thing to ever come out of Japan? If you were thinking about history or some science bulls--t, think again... because the real answer is The IDOLM@STER. Shown off at Tokyo Game Show earlier, the 4-koma man...
Sep 12 // OxKing

PAX Prime 2012 Preview Spectacular

PAX Prime 2012 in Seattle ended last week, though it was more than both Josh Totman and I could handle. Waiting in lines, walking all around the convention center and rushing to scheduled meetings could take a lot out of you...
Sep 02 // OxKing

PAX 2012: Day 2 and Day 3 Gallery

PAX Prime has been busy as hell for Josh Totman and me. SO busy, in fact, that we just couldn't keep up last night with the galleries. Instead, we're opting for a one large post that sums up the final two days of PAX 2012. Ch...
Sep 01 // OxKing

PAX 2012: Day 1 Gallery

In case you didn't know, Japanator is at PAX 2012! We're here to take kewl pix and score hott gamer chicks who love games almost as much as your personality.  We don't have much to report now (check out our brother...
Jul 18 // OxKing

First Impression: Joshiraku

Just like Chihayafuru before it, Joshiraku focuses on something to most foreigners. Basing its roots in mimicking a certain style of Japanese storytelling called rakugo, this show is already on a good start with its...
Jul 15 // OxKing

First Impression: Binbougami ga!

Sakura is the the most popular, athletic and beautiful girl at her high school, all thanks to the good fortune she had for her entire life. Despite being a constant target for jealousy, hatred and even affection, Sakura is no...
Jul 12 // OxKing

First Impressions: Tari Tari

It's easy enough to write up a First Impression piece on an anime when you strictly focus on how good or bad it was, but it's the shows that are just average throughout that people here on Japanator have trouble writing up. T...
Jun 29 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 62: Triple Trouble

[Download][Stream]  That's right, boys and girls: it's Triple Trouble time on Japanator AM, and these badass mofos are ready to talk about, you know... interesting stuff. On tonight's podcast, we have Josh Totman filling...
Jun 19 // OxKing

Japanator Kind of Recommends: Silent Hill Downpour

Silent Hill is a series that has long since lost its prime. Even though many still complain about Silent Hill Homecoming and its more widely action-based approach to the franchise, strides have been made to change or evolve t...
Jun 13 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 61: Japanese Gaming Week

[Download][Stream]  Hey everyone! We're back once again for another serving of Japanator AM, and this week we're focusing on video games! Check out who's all over our podcast this week: we have Josh Toman, Salvador G. Ro...
Jun 10 // OxKing

Boring, dumb, card game anime Chihayafuru gets 2nd season

Okay, lemme give you a precursor: Lately, I've been fascinated...fascinated... with reading a lot of josei manga. You know, the kind of manga made for middle-aged women. I have absolutely no idea why I suddenly began bro...
May 30 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 60: Jujitsu Gangbang

[Download][Stream]  Welcome to another episode of Japanator AM, where we get away every other week in making you think that we know jack about anime. Joining me this week are Hiroko Yamamura and Salvador G. Rodalies in a...
May 27 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 59: Americans are really stupid

[Download][Stream]  ...or so thinks our fellow UK readers after listening to this weeks SUPER EARLY Japanator AM. We teeter along borderline racism tonight as we welcome first-timer Chris Walden to the podcast and immedi...
May 18 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 58: Listener Questions!

[Download][Stream]  Yeah, that's right: it's time once again for us to do word stuff again on Japanator AM! And this week, that word stuff is about you, or more specifically, your questions. To help me do verbal ple...
May 10 // OxKing

NSFW: Incredible Mini-Doc on Aokigahara, "Suicide Forest"

I end up getting a lot of crazy content funneled to me through a lot of RSS feeds, Japanator readers, word-of-mouth and just plain dumb luck. I'm an avid reader of magazine and website publisher Vice, which itself boasts...
May 08 // OxKing

Listeners! Send in your questions for Japanator AM 58!

Hey you! If you think that anime and Japan is pretty hip and all that, you'll be pleased to hear that myself and a lot of other editors on the site record our own podcast called Japanator AM! It's cool and all if you've heard...
May 05 // OxKing

Sakura-Con 2012: Japanator "To-do" Guide

Guys, Seattle is going to be crawling with cosplayers tomorrow. Some really good, some kinda terrible. The thing with conventions like Sakura-Con 2012, which I sure all attendees know officially begins tomorrow morning, is th...
Apr 29 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 57: DUDECAST

[Download][Stream]  Sup peeps, it's time for an early edition of Japanator AM, your favorite asshole-crowded podcast since the other Japanator AM. You know this episode has got to be a good one when we're this eager to p...
Apr 28 // OxKing

First Impressions: Hyouka

In terms of just production and of mere analogy, I looks at Kyoto Animation in the anime industry the same way I would look at Valve Corporation in the video game business. Not to say that each of these companies' produc...
Apr 19 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 56: NewbieCast

[Download][Stream]  It's time for another fantastic episode of Japanator AM, and this week we have all but one thing to talk about tonight: 2012 Anime Spring Season! Hosting this weeks podcast is none other than our Coo...
Apr 14 // OxKing

First Impressions: Tsuritama

noitaminA is one of my favorite blocks, so when I had the chance to jump on one of their shows in arguably the best anime season in recent years, I pounced for Kenji Nakamura's Tsuritama. Of course, even though Watanabe's Kid...
Apr 13 // OxKing

Sakura-Con 2012: Final Impressions

So this past weekend was a busy one for conventions. With PAX East and Anime Boston both going on to cater to nerds on the east-coast, the west-coast had its fun with its one and only big choice for anime fans and nerds alike...
Apr 11 // OxKing

First Impressions: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead

In my eyes, this anime had no hope. In fact, twice in a row, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? had no hope to winning me over. I went on the record during my first impressions of the very first season all the way back in last January b...
Apr 05 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 55: Listener Questions!

[Download][Stream]  It's about that time again for another listener questions episode of Japanator AM. This week, I, Hiroko Yamamura, Elliot Gay, Josh Totman and Salvador G. Rodiles lay some thick discussion about your g...
Apr 02 // OxKing

Final Impressions: Chihayafuru

It's kind of a sad feeling, knowing that something that you love is often misunderstood by others. In the case of the characters in Chihayafuru, it's the game of karuta that is such a niche competitive sport, a...
Apr 01 // OxKing

Cool Picks: Mad Bull 34

Now that the kiddies are all asleep, let's talk about some real anime... Mad Bull 34 is an anime that is better than every other anime. This is a fact. The sky is blue, children are starving in Africa, Hitler killed a lot of ...
Apr 01 // OxKing

My Advice to the anime industry, and why I should lead

[As paraphrased on numerous message boards in 1997] Lately, I noticed the downfall of anime. Be it the stupid mistakes made in the industry, like the upcoming release of another ill-named Sunrise series, or another dive into ...
Mar 30 // OxKing

Japanator AM Episode 54: Damn it feels good...

[Download][Stream]  It's time for another episode of Make Fun of Elliot and Call Each Other Names AM, and tonight we do exactly that! The difference this week is that, along with Hiroko Yamamura, Josh Totman, Salvador G....
Mar 30 // OxKing

Japanator AM needs listener questions! 2012 Spring Season

UPDATE: We're recording live tonight, at 10:00PM CST, 8:00PM PST! Make sure to throw some questions in ASAP! It's about that time again for questions here on Japanator AM, and aside from our regularly scheduled episode premie...






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