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10:00 AM on 11.12.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: LovendoЯ

The news of Sayumi Michishige's graduating from Morning Musume '14 sure got me bummed out. Just when I was feeling bad, fellow Hello! Project member, and ex-Morning Musume member Reina Tanaka has returned with a new single f...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 11.11.2014

Preview Durarara!!x2's opening song

We only have to wait until January until we return to the mean street of Ikebukero, but for those who can't wait there's a new version of the Durarara!!x2 trailer. This version features the new song HEADHUNT, by Japanese gar...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 11.11.2014

New Utada Hikaru's cover album will feature video by Eva team

There's an official cover album on its way December 9th, called Utada Hikaru no Uta. As the title suggests, it will feature prominent musicians giving their take on some of the Queen of J-Pop's finest songs. Confirmed artists...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 11.11.2014

Boomslank comes at us with an epic new poster

Our friends over at Boomslank finally have some new work to share, and this time it's an amazing new poster. The print entitled OLYMPUS stirs memories of everything I love about Gundam, Five Star Stories, and giant mechs in g...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 11.11.2014

Annotated Anime: Your Lie in April episode 5

This is really the kind of show you have to watch alone, due to the crazy emotions that tug at you during viewing. Everything is so subtle and delicate, you feel like any distraction might take away from the experience. The m...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 11.11.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: EGOIST

Oh man, this one is straight fire. Originally conceived as a fictional band for the anime series Guilty Crown, the amazing group EGOIST luckily continued past its original engagement. Made up by supercell's ryo and vocalist ...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Hayao Miyazaki receives honorary Oscar

Legendary writer and director, Hayao Miyazaki accepted an honorary Oscar this weekend, highlighting his prolific career. While the road hasn't been smooth over the past few years for the Studio Ghibli head honcho, there's no...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer heads to Blu-Ray in Japan

Fans of the classic annoying aliens can rejoice early next year with the release of the 1984 classic, Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer. The Mamoru Oshii classic was a game changer in the world of anime feature films, and ...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Someone needs to buy me this snoring Totoro

I know you have all been staying up at night, thinking about what to get me for Christmas. Luckily, all your problems have been solved! I present to you, the snoring Totoro! I mean, how adorable is this little guy? I need it now!

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 11.10.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: SCANDAL

I swear, SCANDAL have some kind of direct window to my heart. Since forming in 2006, the Osaka based band have continually been pumping out songs that I completely adore. There's so little I would change about their sound or...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Idol of the Week: Sano Hinako

Name: Sano Hinako Birthdate: October 13, 1994 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 84/51/87 cm  Gracing the pages of Japanator this week is fan favorite, Sano Hinako. The gorgeous and talented actress has some new photos...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 11.07.2014

WTF Fridays: Creamy

Most desserts taste better with whipped cream on top, right? You'd think these guys would learn by now. I hope they have some Kleenex to blow their noses.

Hiroko Yamamura