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Production I.G. to adapt Sugiura's Sarasuberi

Last week Production I.G. announced plans to team with Colorful's Keiichi Hara for an upcoming animated feature. The film will be an adaption of the acclaimed 80s' historical manga Sarusuberi from the late Hinako Sugiura who passe...

 
 
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Sakura-Con '14: post-con impressions

Whenever an event proves to be uneventful, less-than-impressive, or just generally underwhelming, I prefer to take a few days to really gather some perspective before unloading on it. That's not to say Sakura-Con was less-than-impressive, o...

 
 
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Blue Exorcist now available on Netflix streaming

Earlier today, Aniplex announced that Blue Exorcist, the complete series is now available for Netflix instant streaming. Although the series has been available via Hulu and Crunchyroll for some time, many users prefer Netflix for its ease-o...

 
 
 
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Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!! headed to Crunchyroll

The shonen-sports genre is one of a niche I usually avoid, and not because every show is terrible, they're not -- it's just that many of them seem so interchangeable. A group of down-trodden students join a club and bound together to overco...

 
 
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Crunchyroll to stream Captain Earth

Crunchyroll will be adding Captain Earth to its growing list of anime set to stream this season. The series will premiere at 11:00 AM PDT on April 5th for premium members, with episodes available for free users a week after air. This series...

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIV now in open beta on PS4

If you've been waiting to experience Final Fantasy XIV on PS4, now's your chance. From now until April 7th, the game will be made available as an open beta using live servers, allowing you to venture into to the world of Hydaelyn alongside ...

 
 
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Video: Knights of Sidonia still looks awesome

Here's a look at the sixth and latest CM for Polygon Picture's upcoming adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia set to begin airing next month. It's one series I've been eagerly awaiting, but I admit I found myself cringing a...

 
 
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Video: Opening for Gonzo's Blade & Soul anime

I'm never quite sure if I'll ever fall in love with a series based on a popular MMORPG, mostly because I tend to avoid the genre like the plague. However, that's certainly not reason enough to avoid an anime altogether. If Blade & Soul...

 
 
 

Rebuild of Japanator #04

April is right around the corner. It's hard to believe that we're already a quarter of the way through the year, and though we've had a lot of changes taking place in and around the site, I have to admit that we haven't really achieved ev...

 
 
 
 
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Schwarzenegger & Willis starring in new Kowa coffee ads

The latest bit of marketing for Kowa's new "Power" canned-coffee line features aging-action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis getting their hands dirty and shouting power at the top of their lungs. While it's not unusual fo...

 
 
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Sentai licenses Haikyuu!!; announce July slate

Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks & Section23 Films unveiled their release schedule for the month of July. It's a pretty hefty list, and includes titles such as Devil Survivor 2, Photo Kano, Yuyushiki, Snafu, To Love Ru, Gatchaman Crowds,...

 
 
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Spance Daddy; he's a daddy guy... in spance

Earlier this week, our friends over at Destructoid stumbled across this little Tumblr account chronicling the adventures of Spance Daddy. I wasn't sure it'd be worth sharing with everyone, but sadly I found the comic more enjoyable tha...

 
 
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Suit up with Boomslank's "Ronin"

Our buddies at Boomslank have a new designer t-shirt worth checking out. Titled "Ronin," the design features a kneeling samurai decked out in a set of ouyori -- the classic armor donned by warriors during their feudal age. The piece actuall...

 
 
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T.M. Revolution to perform themes for Disk Wars: The Avengers

Those of who you who've been eagerly awaiting Marvel's latest foray into the world of animation with Toei's Disk Wars: The Avengers may be pleased to learn that Takanori Nishikawa, more commonly known by his stage name T.M. Revolution, will...

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei iOS on sale for a limited time

Our friends at Atlus have informed us that the original Shin Megami Tensei for iOS will be on sale for $5.99 for a limited time. That's $2 off the list price, and while it isn't exactly cheap by App store standards, it's certainly decent sa...

 
 
 

Rebuild of Japanator #03.5

Just as a quick update, I wanted to thank everyone who has submitted a résumé and/or writing samples over the past few weeks. We'll be closing off submissions for the time being. If you've submitted a resume over the past two weeks and I ...

 
 
 
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Sword Art Online available on Netflix Instant Streaming

If you've been putting off watching Sword Art Online because the box sets cost more than you can afford to spend, and not because you've heard mixed reviews from all your friends, you're in luck. While your friends debate whether or not the...

 
 
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New trailer shows off Final Fantasy XIV 2.2 update

With the PlayStation 4 release just weeks away, Square Enix shared a video detailing some of the changes being made in the upcoming version 2.2 content patch for their flagship MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Titled Through the ...

 
 
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Official launch trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

I admit that I never finished Final Fantasy X -- I made it about half-way through before I ultimately gave up on the series, and its been a regret. While both entries are relatively beloved by fans, neither Final Fantasy X or X-2...

 
 
 
 
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17-Bit's Galak-Z headed to PlayStation Vita

In a recent posting on PlayStation.Blog, developer 17-BIT revealed plans to port their upcoming 2D shooter Galak-Z: The Dimensional to PlayStation Vita -- the game had been previously confirmed for PlayStation 4 and PC. Announced...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rebuild of Japanator #03

Every time you make changes to the status quo, you're bound to experience some amount of friction. Not everything and everyone will agree with you. Some might embrace the change, others may not, and sadly, it doesn't always work out for t...

 
 
 
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Ys: Memories of Celceta now available in Europe

It's been nearly four months since the North American release of Ys: Memories of Celceta, and nearly a year and a half since it debuted in Japan, but now the game has finally made its way to Europe. Hitting shelves earlier this week, Ys: Me...

 
 
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New Squid Girl OVA trilogy slated for September

If you've been craving more Squid Girl, you won't have too long. A brand new, three-part original video animation will be released on Blu-ray disc September 9th in Japan --  a series first, as previous installments were a DVD-only affa...

 
 
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Kiki actress takes broom flight to promote upcoming film

They're really serious about promoting the upcoming Kiki's Delivery Service live-action film. So serious, that the studio had its star actress Fuka Koshiba suspended 15 meters in air from a crane while dressed in costume to wow crowds ...

 
 
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Hot new trailer for The Idolmaster: One for All

Here's the latest trailer for the latest entry in Bandai Namco's popular rhythm franchise and idol-management simulator, The Idolmaster: One for All. Like previous entries, Japanese gamers will have the opportunity to manage idols as ...

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening

A friendly reminder that everyone's favorite Final Fantasy will probably never receive a next-gen face-lift. This of course, was driven home by recent statements from series producer Yoshinori Kitase who, in an interview with Eurogamer, rev...

 
 
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Blue Dragon's Haruka releases new album

When an artist leaves a major record label and disappears from the industry, it takes a lot of drive and ambition to mount a comeback, let alone your own record label, but that's exactly what singer-songwriter Haruka has done. Perhaps best...

 
 
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New episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai to premiere this Spring

Excellent news for Dragon Ball fans who may have felt short-changed following the decision to nix the Majin Buu saga from the recently-remastered Dragon Ball Z Kai. New episodes are finally scheduled to air this Spring. The 2...

 
 
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New Kill la Kill shirt pays homage to Tarantino

I would think by this point, everyone could agree that KILL la KILL favors style over substance, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of great show and films have done it over there years but nobody seems to embody that definition ...

 
 
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Japanator's Attack on Titan Valentine's gallery

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we've prepared a special gallery for you to share with friends and family. That's right, it's a set of Attack on Titan-themed Valentine's cards! We've been tweeting them out via our @Japanator twitter acco...

 
 
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The Dose: All Off

Hiroko's out for the remainder of the week, so I'm picking up where Josh left off yesterday with another dose of rock. This time, we're featuring the latest single from ALL OFF, "Say Goodbye" from their 2013 EP Soundtrack For Your Lonely V...

 
 
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Watch Sony's latest Japanese PlayStation 4 ad

Check out Sony's latest commercial for the PlayStation 4, set to launch in Japan on February 22nd. The ad features a multi-cultural cast of gamers and cosplayers who, rather than actually play anything, jump around and pose for the camera....

 
 
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Neon Alley transitioning to free on-demand

Brace yourselves. Viz Anime's subscription-based digital network Neon Alley has announced plans to transition to an on-demand service on April 1st, eliminating their subscription platform and live programming. Following the transition, cont...

 
 


About Tim Sheehyone of us since 11:55 AM on 03.24.2008

Tim is the former Editor-in-Chief of Japanator, a content media specialist by day, and pro-blogger by night. His posts can be found scattered throughout the Modern Method network. Also, he writes awesome music.
 
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