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Review: Little Witch Academia (Season 1)

I've been anticipating Little Witch Academia for quite some time. Studio Trigger, the studio behind Kill la Kill and Space Patrol Luloco, produced a series created by Yoh Yoshinari, who's worked on Medabots, Gu...

 
 
 
 
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FLCL 2 trailer is here for you to Furi your Kuris again

[Trailer has been fixed and is not blocked anymore] There was news earlier last year about a sequel to the beloved anime classic FLCL, which is an anime that many older anime fans above the age of 25 will very fondly remember from the...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese TV Commercials Edition

If there's one thing that's a constant with what westerners say about Japan is that Japanese TV commercials tend to be wacky and weird. I like to think that they're done to be memorable, like who wouldn't forget about a commercial about one...

 
 
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Get schooled on My Hero Academia facts by Cartoon Hangover

Cartoon Hangover, a YouTube channel that about animation and original animated content just did one of their very informative 107 Facts video for superhero-themed shounen action anime My Hero Academia. If you haven't seen of My Hero A...

 
 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017

[TokyoTreat provided a Premium box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] When we were away for a bit, the awesome folks over at TokyoTreat once again sent me one of their yummy box of of snacks and I got ...

 
 
 
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Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think

When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cream sandwich, Ya...

 
 
 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Disney Channel Japan Edition

Hey, this is something new you probably haven't seen before on the internet in the last two years and we're totally not beating a dead horse meme. Yes, Cory White House de Chou Taihen! is on here but that brilliant anime milestone...

 
 
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Impressions: Golden Kamuy Manga Vol. 1

One of my favorite things as an Otaku is being introduced to series that I had no idea they existed. When receiving my Dragon Ball Super manga volume from Viz Media, I got Golden Kamuy alongside it. Just by the fron...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Unnatural - Japanator Unboxing

As with many manga and anime, beings of otherworldly origin are a common staple in the media featuring all kinds of crazy stuff from the supernatural and paranormal. This month's Loot Anime is all about those Unnatural forces: Featuring Mo...

 
 
 
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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set

One of my favorite franchises without a doubt has to be Digimon. I just have so many memories of it during my childhood. From watching Digimon Adventure to playing Digimon World on the original PlayStation, there wa...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 1

Dragon Ball has been one of the most popular franchises in Japan during the last three decades, and with good reason, and when it finally ended, it really makes you feel empty, at least it did for me when I finished watching all three ...

 
 
 
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Review: One Punch Man Blu-ray Set

It really doesn’t feel like too long ago when One Punch Man first aired back in 2015, as I still remember it like yesterday when I was watching it alongside other Fall seasonals, like My Love Story. Honestly, not only because I watche...

 
 
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Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17

Now here's a familiar name from an awesome Gundam anime. It turns out that Bluefin will have the Master of GunPla (Gundam and plastic fused together), Meijin Kawaguchi, appear at this year's Anime Expo. Of course, the person attending ...

 
 
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See you next year, Attack on Titan

As Attack on Titan Season 2 comes to an end, a bit of news about the series has surfaced. Instead of people having to wait a long time for the show to continue, we can expect the anime to return in 2018. In light of this news, FUNimation up...

 
 
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Old, New, and Abandoned? See what's up with Japanese Houses

A few months ago, YouTube channel Life where I'm from, showed us what a modern Japanese home. While not anything extravagant, this new house looks to be similar to modern affordable housing in the United States, save for a few very clever f...

 
 
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Check out Flixist's review of Your Name

Body swapping comedies are a huge subgenre in anime, but they haven't been explored in film in quite a while. The latest major effort is Makoto Shinkai's Your Name, and it's the highest grossing anime film of all time. But how does it stack...

 
 
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Review: Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set

It's incredible how fast time flies. I remember like it was yesterday when I wrote my review for Boruto: Naruto the Movie, which was also my first piece on Japanator. You can read the full review here. Considering the movie came out a year ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 23-25

We are nearing the end of the second season and it looks like The Third has emerged as the new power player for the GWM. Tiger the Dark is back on the active GWM roster and despite the ongoing goofiness of the relationship with Ruriko,...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)

By now, many of the anime fanbase has seen the critically acclaimed Your Name, or Kimi no na wa as known in Japan, which will hit theaters in North America this April. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Makoto Shinkai, who ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Wrapping up G1 26!

Hello fans and Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. For wrestling fans it is a VERY big weekend with Wrestlemania and all the other wrestling events happening in Orlando this weekend. After I finis...

 
 
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Tiger Mask W put down for rabies

It was announced with sadness today that famed hero Tiger Mask W had to be put down after showing symptoms of a rabid infection. Ringside doctors made the call after a disoriented and foaming Tiger Mask attacked wrestler Dragon Young during...

 
 
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Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri summons Yousei Teikoku

We still have a long way to go before Otakon '17 is upon us, and a new group has been added to their Anisong World Matsuri event. For their fourth announcement, Yousei Teikoku are making their debut at the con. In other words, their music s...

 
 
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Review: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell has been around for a long time. Since the release of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga in 1989 and Mamoru Oshii’s arguably more influential 1995 film adaptation, the saga of the cyborgs of Section 9 has influen...

 
 
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These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the whole thing wor...

 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Food Edition

Food and culture are very intertwined, and Japan is one of those countries that likes to take it very seriously (Yes, more than you) which is probably why a lot of their food is known across the world (instant ramen counts). Japanese food i...

 
 
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J-Novel club announces new title from legendary author

J-Novel Club has announced they are adding the light novel, Bluesteel Blasphemer, to their lineup starting March 25 with a free preview. The latest addition to the Japanese light novel website come from author Ichirou Sakaki who has wr...

 
 
 




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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"

 

A.W. Phoenix Festa"Bland Stories & Battles"

 
 
 
 
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