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Strong Style: Super Juniors Finals!

Hello again Puroresu fans and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take off from last week as we look at the finals of the 23rd Best of The Super Juniors tournament. So let's go b...

 
 
 
 
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Get to know the Major in the new Ghost in the Shell trailer

Despite many years of ambivalence and some really bad recent political optics, I think I can finally say that I'm excited to see the Ghost in the Shell live-action movie. The latest trailer does away with the teasing and gives folks a ...

 
 
 
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Radwimps brings songs from Your Name to English

The official theatrical release of the English-language dub of the hit film Your Name is coming to the west on April 7 and with that upcoming release are English-language versions of the songs made for the film by the band radwimps. T...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE - Yakuza Zero (Part 3) Redo

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] Tonight, I try not to be a complete fail...

 
 
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Reopen Autodesk Saya: New Game! Season 2 enters development

Whenever a team finishes a project, they tend to start the next one after the current one goes gold-- or way later. Speaking of successors, a second season of the Video Game Development-themed Anime New Game! was announced at the Next Level...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Hatsune Miku Commercials Edition

Japan is quite commonly stereotyped as a land full of crazy commercials and this belief is not wrong. Attention-grabbing attempts at trying to sell consumers on products and other tactics such as mascots only get bigger and louder with seem...

 
 
 
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Here's a quick preview of JAM Project's upcoming music video

If you're looking for a way to energize yourself, a short version of JAM Project's music video for "THE EXCEEDER" has appeared on Lantis' YouTube channel. So far, it a nice way to prepare people for the group's upcoming album THE EXCEEDER, ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Bring on the Juniors!

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Now that the Wrestlekingdom coverage is over we get back to business. This week we take a look at some of the matches from the Best of the Super ...

 
 
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Tsurezure Children anime adaptation to hit this summer

Tsurezure Children, translated as "Tedium Children", is about the different love scenarios of a large cast of high school students, will receive an anime adaptation that will air in the summer season of 2017. Originally a 4-koma (Four panel...

 
 
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Eromanga Sensei anime gets opening song from ClariS

ClariS, a duo formed by two junior high students Clara and Alice back in 2009 on NicoNico, has performed manysongs for anime including the likes of Oreimo and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Now, the duo (with a new member Karen replacing A...

 
 
 
 
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Japanator LIVE - Yakuza Zero (Part 3)

[Note: I am so sorry, my microphone broke and did not record any voice audio. I will redo the entire video again next time.] [Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video o...

 
 
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Holy Mackerel: Crunchyroll forms their own convention

It looks like we're in for a big surprise this year since Crunchyroll gave birth to Crunchyroll Expo, the company's first convention. The neat thing about this news is that it coincided with the service reaching over a million paid subscrib...

 
 
 
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Take a tour of a modern Japanese house

For avid anime watchers, it is common to see anime characters living in an apartment and learning that space is a premium in metropolitan areas in Japan. Though sometimes anime does show actual houses and they often seem huge from the insid...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE - Yakuza Zero (Part 2)

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] Tonight, we come back to take a quick tr...

 
 
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Attack on Titan Season 2 breaks down the wall on April 1

Fans of the terrifying monster horror action anime Attack on Titan have been waiting for years to see more of the anime and in the year 2017, we finally have an actual date. It was announced recently that the second season would start...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Dimension - Japanator Unboxing

We've all probably fantasized of embarking on great adventures in worlds of sword and sorcery and doing all kinds of cool thing like slay dragons and saving kingdoms. This setting is familiar to those who are fans of anime and manga, with ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Wrapping up WrestleKingdom 11

Hello again gang and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we take one last visit to WrestleKingdom 11 from the Tokyo Dome. We have both the Junior Heavyweight and Tag titles on the line plu...

 
 
 
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Sushi Kit Kats are now things that are real

In April 1st of Last year, Kit Kat Japan joined in on the April fools festivities and "promoted" Kit Kat Sushi as a joke for fun and to tease us with another weird yet intriguing Kit Kat flavor that the west will never see in stores. Well,...

 
 
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Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

If you were looking for a compact way to bring your rice balls with you, Japanese Leather Items Creator Arataya came up with an onigiri holder that'll keep your rice ball's shape intact. That way, you can enjoy this meal in its pe...

 
 
 
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KonoSuba videogame looks like an explosion of fun!

[Updated below] KonoSuba, also known as KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, will be getting a 2D Megaman styled game for Windows PC. Just one look at the trailers, it looks like a homage to the original NES Megaman...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE - Yakuza Zero

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] Tonight, we take a quick trip back to the...

 
 
 
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Japanese TV show tries to solve a "10 year impossible" puzzle

Ever been stumped with a puzzle so much that you are tempted to look up the answers? Here is a video making the rounds lately from 2004 when Akihara Toshiko (aged 73), approached the TV show "Knight Scoop" to help him solve a puzzle that h...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - December 2016

[TokyoTreat provided the box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] One of my favorite activities is where I venture to the local asian supermarkets to pick up some snacks and candy to satiate my craving for treats ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - 2007 Anime OP Edtion

It has been decade since 2007, a great year for anime with plenty of shows from that year that still pop up in must watch anime lists because many of them hold up to this today. I was looking at a show from 2007 and found other noteworthy s...

 
 
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Now you too can relive the glory of the Anisong World Matsuri

If anime fandom is the bedrock of otaku culture, Anisongs - the songs that serve as anime series' opening and ending themes - are its voice. For a lot of fans, anisongs are also their gateway to Japanese music as well, as many of the artist...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 14-16 and more!

We are back with the second season of Tiger Mask W. The big match between Tiger Mask and Yellow Devil ended with disappointment for Naoto as well as Takuma as their quest for revenge hits a roadblock. Where do we go from here? Let...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE: Explore Pharaoh Rebirth+'s mysterious ruins

[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] So I had the urge to explore dangerous ruins, which lead to me choosing the Doujin Game Pharaoh Rebirth+ as the next title for this segment. With our lead being a rabbit who has ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Off to NEVERland

Greetings, everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take a third look from action from the WrestleKingdom 11 show from the Tokyo Dome. We have the two NEVER Titles on the line...

 
 




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