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Idol of the Week: Risa Yoshiki

Name: Risa Yoshiki Birthdate: July 27, 1987 Hometown: Chiba, Japan Measurements: 80/59/88 cm You know when I poke my head around the Japanator office it can only mean one thing.. The return of Idol of the Week! Yeah I know, we don't real...

 
 
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Naruto Shippuden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ trailer

I know I haven't been around the site for quite a while, but last I heard.. Naruto was ending or something. Well, it looks like the story lives on, in some type of spin off at least. Naruto Shippuden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ is...

 
 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: flumpool

The rock don't stop. It's finally Friday, and that means it's time to cut loose a little. To bring it in right, we have the Osaka four piece, flumpool. It's hard to believe they are now celebrating their ninth year with the new single, Yor...

 
 
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Toyota X Vocaloid team up to rock the new Prius

This video is a whole lot of wut, but hey... it sounds pretty good! If you didn't have your afternoon cup of coffee yet, you can skip it. This video's got enough hype in it to keep you going until tomorrow. I don't feel any increased urge ...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: BUMP OF CHICKEN

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, A Daily Dose returns for at least a little while. What could stir its return? Some amazing music pouring out of Japan of course! What better way to kick things back off than with the hot new track fr...

 
 
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Would you like some fries with your Yo-kai?

So, I haven't actually watched a full episode of Yo-kai Watch or played the games. I have just ended up buying gobs of toys for my nieces and nephews, as they are insane about the highly successful series. In some weird way the infection h...

 
 
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Get your Fate/stay night gear on

No hardcore Fate/stay night fan would hit the town without a pair of officially licensed sneaker from UBIQ. The shoe maker is coming out with two sets of kicks, inspired by both Saber and Archer. I can't say that I'm a fan of the design, or...

 
 
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Some misconceptions about Japan

Two of my favorite Youtube vloggers, Sharla and Rachel have thrown together a cute little video talking about a few misconceptions about Japan that visitors might have. It's worth a whirl, and the comments section of the video is quite int...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: FLOW

Naruto Shippuden is winding down, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't expect the finest J-Rock as usual! The 34th ending to the series bring us back to one of the series's favorite bands, FLOW. With two singers and amazing energy, the ...

 
 
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Evangelion anime cell fetches big bucks

If there's one thing I spend too much money on, it's definitely anime cels. While my collection isn't that big, I'm pretty happy with what I've acquired over my many years of fandom. I usually buy cels that don't feature the best poses of m...

 
 
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Idol of the Week: Ai Shinozaki

Name: Ai ShinozakiBirthdate: February 26, 1992 Hometown: Tokyo, Japan Measurements: 87/60/88 cm  You know the drill. When there's a new photoset by our main waifu Ai Shinkozaki, you know I'm going to be all about it. The lovely and t...

 
 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Maaya Sakamoto

Closing out these hectic weekdays is a track from the lovely Maaya Sakamoto. The Tokyo native is no stranger to anime music, contributing to huge series like Macross Frontier. She's also an acomplished voice actress, known best for her rol...

 
 
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Japanator is hosting a cosplay party in Chicago this Sunday

If you happen to be in Chicago this weekend, make sure you swing by Mitsuwa Marketplace at 1PM CST, as Japanator is hosting a cosplay party, in preparation for Japan Day Chicago next month! We are official sponsors of the event, and will ha...

 
 
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Chop the head off a tuna on your wedding day

Slicing a wedding cake together is so passé nowadays. Why not be hip and butcher a giant sea creature with your 3D waifu? With hair like this guy, you know there's no way his wedding is going to be less than awesome! I wonder what t...

 
 
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Yo-kai Watch sets to haunts Disney XD

This is a fair warning to your wallet in advance now. Yo-kai Watch is on its way, prepare your wallet. The anime and video game phenomena that has swept through Japan and emptied the wallets of many Japanese parents is set to make a 26 Eng...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Kindan no Tasuketsu

I have to tell you, it's been a hell of a week. While there's been a plethora of amazing new songs hitting Japanese charts and new acts coming out of the woodwork, I think we deserve a bit of a relaxing tune. Yes, I have your perfect hump ...

 
 
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Yakuza stage play heads to video

Stage plays and live musicals aren't really my thing. However, seeing the footage of the Yakuza theatre run makes me think I might have been missing out on some serious fun. The show isn't running at this time, but they've compiled the act...

 
 
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It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Yes, I know it's been forever since I've shared Japan's finest commercial offerings. Well, fret no more my friends, let's see all that is for sale across the pond! Of course JPCMHD has lovingly collected these in beautiful HD for our consu...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: MAN WITH A MISSION X Zebrahead

This Tuesday we check back in with one of our favorite recent rocks bands out of Japan, Shibuya's MAN WITH A MISSION. This time they team up with the American band Zebrahead, based out of Los Angeles. Their new collaboration is entitle Out...

 
 
 
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It's officially the start of Third Impact

Hardcore Neon Genesis Evangelion fans have been waiting for today for some time. That's right, synchronize watches... Today June 22, 2015 is the day that the events of Evangelion take place. Today is the day you get in the damn robot.

 
 
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Ultraman X gets a new trailer

I'm way behind (like decades) on my Tokusatsu selection, but this new Ultraman X trailer is looking pretty good! He's looking like he's got some new gear in his arsenal, and can deliver a pretty sweet side kick. The scene with the ship doe...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Suiyoubi no Campanella

The hot new group Suiyoubi no Campanella have been causing quite a stir with their latest track aptly named Suiyoubi no Campanell demo 6. The track was only available at the Hokkaido Tower Records location, and the online sore. As you...

 
 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Charisma.com

Ready for something a little bit different? In preparation for their July major label debut, Charisma.com have launched a video for their latest single, Ostubone Rock. The eclectic track combines J-Pop sensibilities with some fringe esthet...

 
 
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There's a little preview of Shiina Ringo's new song

Watching commercials doesn't always suck. Especially when they star the lovely Shiina Ringo and feature a tidbit of her upcoming new song! Her upcoming song Kamisama Hotekesama alongside the ZAZEN BOYS!

 
 
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Such a beary awesome dance move

There has been quite a few videos floating around for the upcoming Playstation Vita game, Persona 4: Dancing All Night. All of them have been absolutely adorable, but now that it's Teddie's turn to cut a rug, there's no way I couldn't shar...

 
 
 
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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie shows off its new trailer

I can't say that I was all that enthralled with Ghost in the Shell Arise. It really felt like we were retreading familiar water, and the sharp deviation from Masamune Shirow's designs were jarring. I'd go as far as saying I was almost offe...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Yun*chi

Last month we we finally saw the release of Yun*chi's highly anticipated cover EP, Ani*Yun~anime song cover~. Much to many music fans' delight, the electro-pop star has brought some fun new energy to some classics, making them worth a list...

 
 
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So there's a katana made out of meteorite

There's not much cooler than a traditional forged Japanese katana. That is of course, unless there a katana made out of meteorite iron! Guess what? There is. So yeah, if you happen to be visiting Tokyo Skytree anytime soon, I suggest that y...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: SCANDAL

As you probably already know, we are huge fans of SCANDAL at the Japanator office. The Osaka based all female band have been tearing up Japan since coming together back in 2006. They've come a far way from their days performing on the stree...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

This week we're not taking the Japanator time machine too far back. We're only taking a seven year trip this time, back to 2008 with SCANDAL's break-out hit Doll. It's amazing to see how much the Osaka ladies have developed their sound and...

 
 
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AKB48 find out who is the best at blowing

Oshima Ryoka and Mogi Shinobu of AKB48  faced off during a new episode of AKBINGO! This time, it was their cheeks, lungs and taste for insects that was put to the test! Which gal was better at blowing! Who enjoys the crunch of flying ...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Perfume

It's Wednesday, which means you probably deserve a chance to relax a bit. What better way to kick your shoes off than with some soothing tunes? This week the ladies of Perfume are back with the charming new number, Relax in the City. You k...

 
 
 
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Japanator Live: Bloodborne final stream

  After a few very enjoyable and grueling weeks, I'm finally at end game. Well, as much as Souls games give you end game anyways. I'm at the final boss of the first play through. We're going to kick things off at 11PM CST, for what i...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Ai Shinozaki

Yup, you're reading this correctly. This isn't another edition of Idol of the Week! Japanator's favorite all time idol is back with a slick new single, showing off her vocal prowess with the song A-G-A-I-N. I have to admit that I'm impress...

 
 




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