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Impressions: Gun Gale Online Manga Vol. 1

Most of us can agree that Sword Art Online isn’t the best series out there, especially with protagonists like Kirito and Asuna, but it’s spin-off series, Gun Gale Online, is enjoyable. Personally, I like the main character, Kare...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Splatoon Manga Vol. 1

If you’re familiar with the phrase “YOU'RE A KID NOW! YOU'RE A SQUID NOW!” then you are probably familiar with the Splatoon franchise. I haven’t had the opportunity to play too much of Splatoon 2 since I don’t ...

 
 
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Japan's Sukiyaki Pringles sounds a perfect match

The closest thing I've had to sukiyaki (hot pot) was a variation where it replaced the meat with tofu. As a lover of vegetables, the warm meal's mixture of various things felt good and comforting. In fact, it made me interested in the origi...

 
 
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Review: Your Name Blu-Ray Set

So if you were around Japanator last year, you probably stumble upon my Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa as known in Japan) review. Many months later, I finally get my hands of the Blu-ray set of this amazing movie. I will mostly be reviewing the B...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray Sets Parts 1 & 2

So, I had the opportunity to review the manga, now it’s time to tackle the anime. The anime premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on January 7, 2017, at 8 pm EST in the US. Thinking that it was going to take even longer for the Drag...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 2

Around half a year later after the release of the first volume in North America, we get the second volume featuring the rest of the "Universe 6 Arc" and the beginning of the "Future Trunks Arc." Like I stated in my impressions of the first ...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Gabriel Dropout Manga Vol. 1

Looking back, 2017 had a decent start with it’s anime lineup, including Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Konosuba Season 2, and Gabriel Dropout, which were among my favorite during the first quarter of the year. Many months later, co...

 
 
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Strega's hero teaches us about the importance of commercials

Get ready, people. Garage Hero presents us with an early holiday surprise in the form of a new trailer for their upcoming film, Strega. In other words, Christmas has come early. I love how the video felt like a parody of the commercial...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

So, it has definitely been a while since I last watched a Pokemon movie in theaters. I think I’ve only watched the first and the third movie, and that was when I was in Peru.  I still remember well that my family and I were to Bu...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Ramna 1/2 OVAs & Movies Blu-Ray Set

It’s been forever since I last seen anything related to the Ramna ½ franchise, and it makes me really happy that Viz Media is releasing the series via Blu-ray and DVD releases. I still remember the early Saturday mornings ...

 
 
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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Confession Blu-Ray Set

So here we are again, another Digimon Adventure Tri home movie release, another review. Digimon Adventure Tri Confession was first viewable during a Digimon panel in Anime Expo 2017, with cast members Joshua Seth, Colleen O’Shaughness...

 
 
 
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Learn to make your own Japanese Plum Wine

If you are of legal drinking age in your country and just happen to like all things Japanese, Umeshu is something you might want to try besides the well-known Japanese staple sake. Umeshu is also more known and referred to as plum wine, th...

 
 
 
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Grand Ceremony: Two Sentai actors tie the knot

We may live in a world where a new season of Akibaranger might never happen, but that isn't stopping us from appreciating Toei's Sentai parody series. Considering that the show featured cameos from the official installments, I found it neat...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Catch the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film at Anime NYC

I don't know about you, but there's something great about a seeing a foreign film premiere at a new event before its release in its homeland. As Anime NYC gets ready for its debut in the Big Apple, the staff revealed that the live...

 
 
 
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Enjoy this gallery of Japanese mascots getting stuck on stuff

The Japanese sure love their mascots, with colorful characters running around representing all kinds of things from consumer products to towns for tourism, they have one for pretty much everything. So it wouldn't surprising that these large...

 
 
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J-List Snackbox DX: October 2017 - Japanator Unboxing

The recent rise in popularity of all these snack boxes by mail have given people alternatives in their snack game and with plenty of different services out there, there's something for everyone. For people like me who are into things from ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended (Update)

[Update 1: Garage Hero weren't able to finalize the campaign extension since they found out about the option when it ended. The team is using the money they received to fund the movie and backers can look forward to getting their rewards.] ...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Work For It! - Japanator Unboxing

If there's one common element in a lot of anime, it's the almost endless struggle to achieve a dream or complete a mission. From training to make oneself stronger to working a job just to make ends meet, anime is crazy enough to mix the...

 
 
 
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Canada gets anime tourism commercial from Your Name creators

Last year marked the release of Your Name, one of the most successful anime films to come out in Japan and worldwide. Your Name wowed audiences with stunningly beautiful animation and evoked many emotions within its viewers while nett...

 
 
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Strega's new stretch goal enters the realm of mecha

The Indiegogo campaign for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, is almost coming to a close in three days and Garage Hero are unleashing another stretch goal. If they rake in $70,000, the film's hero will go up against a giant spider robot th...

 
 
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Review: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Blu-Ray Set

If you have been following me since my debut, you would know that Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure is one of my favorite series ever. Stardust Crusaders was part of Top 5 of 2015 series, while Diamond is Unbreakable was part of my Top 5 serie...

 
 
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Mari Ijima returns to California's Macross convention

As we wait for Super Dimension Convention, the evolved form of MacrossWorld Con, to start next month, the event is having Mari Ijima (a.k.a. the voice of Lynn Minmay) attend as the guest of honor.  Of course, Ijima will hold a concert ...

 
 




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Your Name Blu-Ray Set"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!"PIkachu, I Choose you!"

 

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Ransengan Collection Blu-Ray Set"Four Action Packed Movies In One Package!"

 

Ramna 1/2 OVAs & Movies Blu-Ray Set"A Trip Down Memory Lane"

 

Little Witch Academia (Season 1) "My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko"

 

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017"Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set"A New Digi-Adventure Emerges!"

 

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Ghost in the Shell"Cyber-Bodied"

 

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

Kaiju Girls"Unleash your inner Monster Soul"

 

Orange"Would you change your past?"

 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst"New Look, Same Great Taste"

 
 
 
 
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