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Listen Back 10-15-10

Are those dudes dressed for a snowstorm in the Caribbean?Anyway, here's what the staff has been listening to this week. Seriously though, what the hell is up with those clothes? I just...Scarves and jackets and tie-dye and no socks?

 
 
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Japanator Radio 042

[Once again, here's a retro episode from the vaults! Japanator Radio is taking a break until October 27th. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This "Best of 2008: Pa...

 
 
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Listen Back 10-07-10

Another week has apparently flown by, and it's already time for another look back at what the Japanator slaves, er, staff, have been listening to lately!Things seem a little on the poppy and anime-ish side this week, except for Colette's pi...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 041

[Once again, here's a retro episode from the vaults! Japanator Radio is taking a break until October 27th. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This "Best of 2008: Part ...

 
 
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Contest reminder: Win tix to PuffyAmiYumi and BBS at NYAF

Just a quick note to remind you that we are giving away two pair of tickets to see Puffy AmiYumi, Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boys and Echostream at New York Anime Fest. on October 10th.The deadline to enter is Monday, October 4th. Let's sa...

 
 
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New Polysics EP/mini-album eee-P!!! announced

Thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we've just learned that there is a new Polysics release planned for this December! Twitter user elielicco posted a photo of a poster that gives all the details. It's called eee-P!!! and will have 5 brand ne...

 
 
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Listen Back 09-30-10

Here we are again for another Listen Back to what the Japanator staff has been rocking out to for the past week.Also, I should warn you, the above image may or may not have anything to do with the contents of the post. This seems to be a re...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 017

[No, you're not going crazy. Japanator Radio is taking a break until October 27th. Until then, please enjoy some classic episodes that have been lost to the ravages of time...until now! This "Best of 2007" show was first "air...

 
 
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Win tix to Puffy AmiYumi, Boom Boom Satellites at NYAF

Tired of all these contests yet? Good, I didn't think so!Coming up at the New York Anime Festival on October 10th is the Far East to East Showcase. This is its third year and boy, it's a doozy. Puffy AmiYumi, Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boy...

 
 
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Listen Back 09-23-10

Wow, looks like I chose a bad time to decide to take a month off from Japanator Radio! A ton of great music has been released just this week! Ah well. That's whet we have Listen Back for!This week the Jtor staff has a huge wad of music to s...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 150

Welcome to Japanator Radio episode number one hundred and a fifty! It's been three whole years (give or take some days) since this mess started up. Hard to believe.Too bad I'm not doing anything special to celebrate.Nope.Not a thing.Ah well...

 
 
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OJS48 proves that old men are hotter than young girls

Tired of tiny little girls flashing their panties at you every ten seconds? Tired of shining faces and sparkling eyes and these weirdo hand gestures? Tired of hot Asian girls in bikinis pretending to sing at you while being all hot and sexy...

 
 
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New Nobuo Uematsu and SquareEnix tribute albums available

Today is a good day to be a fan of classic RPG music! As previously noted, Deutsche Grammophon and Decca are releaseing two new albums that pay hommage to the works of Nobuo Uematsu and various SquareEnix games.Benyamin Nuss Plays Uematsu i...

 
 
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Listen Back 09-16-10

Ah Fall. The beginnings of a chill in the air, darkness falling early, school, creeping death. Oh! And lots of new music. Seems like ever Fall and Winter we get the real cream of the crop releasing new stuff. Yay! A reason to live! This wee...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 149

Here we are at show number 149. Boy, it's sure not as exciting as show number 150, I'll bet! Even though I may have a coal-black heart that pumps ash and sawdust, there occasionally comes a time when even I must admit that a song is pure an...

 
 
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Listen Back 09-09-10

Time again to take a look at what we've been listening to for the past week here at Japanator HQ!There's a pretty diverse line-up this week, from 8-bit to jazz to rock idols to...Inception?! I guess you'll just have to join us after the bre...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 148

Hello again! Glad you could make it. We're nearing show 150 and the 3 Year Anniversary for which I have no plans whatsoever. Ho hum. And ideas?But enough of the future! Let's look to the now. This week, new stuff from plugnet, Lillies and R...

 
 
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Listen Back 09-02-10

First off, I hope the post header makes some of you not freak out this time. I figured anime girls would be good enough, but noooo, you wanted the image to have something to do with the post too! Sheesh!Second, wow, lots of stuff to listen ...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 147

OK OK, a day late, but hey, you're not a dollar short! Unless you sent me a dollar. Did you send me a dollar? OK then.Oh boy, lots of cool new stuff this week. And some cool old stuff. And hey, only three weeks until show number 150 and the...

 
 
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Listen Back 08-26-10

Hey, it's Thursday! That can only mean...wait, what? It's Thursday already? Oh dear! Well *ahem* right. That means it's time for another installment of Listen Back! Where we, the staff, take a listen to what we've, er, been listening to thi...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 146

Back again? Sheesh, it's never enough for you, is it? Well ok then. Here's another new show! This week there's some Meg, Art-School, Supercell and more! But something tells me that even this won't quell your hunger... Also in the show, we t...

 
 
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Listen Back with Japanator 08-19-10

Welcome back to our weekly look back at the music that's been blowing up our [insert music player of choice here] for the past seven days. Massive post this week, and it's only our second one! I hope you have some time to sit back and enjoy...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 145

So the other day I realized that not only is Japanator Radio episode number 150 coming up soon, but so is the 3 year anniversary of the show! The very same week! I don't really know what that means, Probably some sort of celebration is in o...

 
 
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Listen Back with Japanator 08-12-10

Welcome to the very first installment in what we hope to make a regular weekly feature here on Japanator. Listen Back is a place where a few Jtor staff will get together and talk about the music that's been playing non-stop on our hi-fi's a...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 144

Hi!How's it goin'?Nice! I hope that works out well for you.Here's a thing I made for you. I hope you enjoy it. Some of it is OK, I think.Talk to ya soon,-Zac DOWNLOAD EPISODE 144 FEEDZUNE @[email protected] Track-list and ...

 
 
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Symphonic Fantasies to bring SquareEnix music to life

Are any of you readers out there old enough to remember a time when video game music was just a "blip" or a distorted "squantch" every now and then? Man, what an amazing time we live in where not only can video game musi...

 
 
 

More self-aggrandizing BS

Just a little bit of self-promotion here in the cblogs to break up all the more useful chatter. My band The Surfactants is now offering up our first full length album called Diminishing Returns for one damn dollar over on bandcamp. Lucky...

 
 
 
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Japanator Radio 143

Hello friends! Here we are again with another gut-busting Japanator Radio! This week, the usual ton of new releases from the likes of Scandal, Clean of Core, Gackt and an Artist Spotlight with Boris, who are touring the US now. Now loosen y...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 142

OK! Now that all that funny business with the Best Of shows is over, it's time to get back into the swing of things with a brand new regular old episode of Japanator Radio!This week, lots of new stuff, unsurprisingly. Like Art-School, Megum...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 141 - Best of 2010 - Listener picks

Here we are with the final installment of our seemingly never-ending look back at the year in Japanese music (so far.)This week we've got a show made up of various reader and listener picks for best albums of the year.  I wasn't able t...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 140 - Best of 2010 Part 2

Welcome back for the second installment of our look at the Best Japanese Albums of 2010 (So Far)! Remember, you can read the full post featuring all the albums over here. And you can get the previous show here. Next week's show will be made...

 
 
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This corgi sushi chef is ready to serve you

This is Scooter. Scooter's owners have labeled this photo "Ninja Scooter," but Scooter looks more like a sushi chef to me than a ninja so that's what I went with. Scooter, please make me some sushi. I won't even comment on all the...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 139 - Best of 2010 Part 1

Welcome! This week we're taking a listen to the Top 10 Japanese Albums of 2010 (so far) of which I posted about over here. There you can read the full write up and watch some great videos as well. Now you can download this new show and hear...

 
 
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Top 10 Japanese albums of 2010 (so far)

When I first started taking a look back at the year in Japanese music so far, I felt like it had been a pretty bland one. Nothing was really piquing my interest. Maybe I was just feeling down because Polysics hasn't released anything new...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 138

[This post intro was written in invisible ink! Smear some lemon juice on your screen then toss it in some fire and the secret message will be revealed!] DOWNLOAD EPISODE 138 FEEDZUNE @[email protected] Track-list and links af...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 137

Uff da! It's another week and another Japanator Radio, dontcha know?! How lucky are you? This week, new music from Meg, Immi, te and more and some Buck-Tick in the Artist Spotlight just for the hell of it.You can get the show right here, ri...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Hausu (House)

So, the other day my toothsome editor asked me if I wanted to dig into some olde tyme Japanese film and see if there was anything interesting I wanted to review. I said something to the effect of "Yes Master!. Master is a nice Master! ...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Tokyo Vice

First off, I should point out that I'm not a journalist or reporter or anything more than some guy in front of a computer who can type with two, sometimes up to four, fingers at a time. I don't spend all day thrashing out stories and all ni...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 136

Look. At. That. On time, m-er f-ers! That's right. I'm a doing my job adequately. Boo-ya!   This week, music from Buck-Tick, Versailles and more, and Lillies and Remains with some new music in the Artist Spotlight. I am going to to cel...

 
 
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Japanator Radio 135

What can I say? It's a day late. It happens to the best of us. By which I mean me. But let's be serious here. Any new Japanator Radio is a happy Japanator Radio! This week, new stuff from Vamps, some Maximum the Hormone, Polysics, and GO!GO...

 
 


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