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Weekend Japanatainment - Cartoons Made in Japan Edition

Wait, what? Yes, I just blasphemously compared your beloved Japanese anime with American cartoons. Now, before you all start grabbing your imitation 'Made in China' Katanas and ninja run over to the Japanator building intending to HISATSU-R...

 
 
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Check out Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's otherworldly cast

Ever since Kyuranger's suits were revealed, I was behind the idea of a constellation-themed Sentai team with nine members. With the show's cast and staff announced, the franchise's 41st show is starting to look more interesting. Even though...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: Becoming a Dontaku Otaku!

Hello, puroresu fans, and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we got a big night as we have three shows. The date is May 3, 2016, and we are at the International Center at Fukuoka. So...

 
 
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What if Star Wars was a black-and-white samurai film?

As many folks prepare for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's theatrical premiere, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have prepared a Star Wars fan short, Star Wars Samurai: The Blind Jedi, that's inspired by Akira Kurosawa's stuff and the Zatoichi mo...

 
 
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Strong Style: Fale of fish

Welcome back to another week of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling action on AXS TV. This week we have two big episodes! The first is the third episode covering Invasion Attack 2016 held at the famed Sumo Hall in Toky...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - 90's Anime Movie Edition

The 1990's in the US was an exciting time for many anime fans, especially most of them didn't even know what the heck "anime" is yet. It was a time when anime was making it onto US airwaves and more anime came over with even less changes to...

 
 
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2017's Sentai series brings us nine space-themed Rangers

Whenever a franchise does its best to change things up, I'm always down for seeing how they execute these new elements. With December among us, the next Super Sentai series, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, has unveiled its designs, and the upcoming ...

 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Final Fantasy Anime Edition

The Final Fantasy series is one of the most prominent video game series from Japan and is still considered a big name even with the bumpy transition to the HD gaming era in the last decade. Last week marks the decade the end of the long wai...

 
 
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Strong Style: Gold on the line!

Hey, Gang! Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are taking a look at Invasion Attack from April 10, 2016. We have two episodes tonight as the action is coming from the famed Sumo ...

 
 
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Annotated Tokusatsu: Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger episodes 4-10

I may be really late to the party with my thoughts on Zyuohger, but I felt that I should do my best to catch up with the series before it comes to a close next year. Seeing that I dug the idea of a zoologist fighting alongside a group of an...

 
 
 
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Garo's new projects bring us a third anime and more

If there's one thing that I look forward to every Thanksgiving, it's getting to learn about the new Garo-related announcements. This time around, we're getting two new announcements and an update to two other previously revealed projects th...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese English Dubs Edition

As lovers of media from Japan, we often see dubs of our favorite Japanese shows and movies in English (or your native language) but we rarely see it the other way around when it comes to western media. This new thing called the "internet" t...

 
 
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Strong Style: Fight for the cup!

Hello! Welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.  With WrestleKingdom in the rearview mirror, it's now time to determine the next top contender with the New Japan Cup tournament. This competit...

 
 
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Fullmetal Alchemist live action teaser has Alchemy and Metal

We finally get to see a teaser trailer from the live action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist from Japan. This entire production is Japanese with the main cast being entirely Japanese, even though the setting being in an alternate uni...

 
 
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Huzzah: Hurricane Polymar changes into a live-action movie

Well, people: It looks like the 1974 Tatsunoko anime, Hurricane Polymar, is getting the live-action movie treatment. While this news might make many fans of the original series concerned, there's a chance that it could make up for the ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Double the action from Niigata!

Hi, gang! Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. I'm fresh off spending the weekend at my home Convention, AniMaine with coverage of that coming soon so keep an eye out for that. This week we ge...

 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Cooking with Dog Edition

YouTube has countless channels on cooking all kinds of food and we love Japanese food here at Japanator for obvious reasons. There is one channel about cooking Japanese food that is very recognizable to many fans of Japanese cooking on YouT...

 
 
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First Impressions: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

When it comes to shows with hybrid motifs, I’m always down for titles filled various things that would normally not go together. Even though the latest Kamen Rider series, Ex-Aid, mixes video games with the medical field, the idea isn...

 
 
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Gun Caliber Sequel Strega unloads a new teaser

Well, folks. It's time to see some bullets fly again, as the guys at Garage Hero upload a new teaser for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega. The best part is that the project will start its production phase this month. All in all, it's cool to se...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Monarchy Edition

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, the US is having an election in a few days. As much as everyone is already tired of the election news, being able to vote for a leader is better than having one chosen by people other than...

 
 
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Your Name is set to arrive in the US in 2017

[Update: The film is set to release on April 7, 2017] Your Name (Kimi no na wa), the astoundingly successful anime film of 2016, will finally reach our US shores next year, thanks to the great foks at Funimation! If you've been living ...

 
 
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Strong Style: New Beginings

Hi Gang! Welcome to another Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro wrestling on AXS TV. This week it is a New Begining! We are traveling to Osaka fresh off the heels of WrestleKingdom 10 with some big matches from February 11,...

 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Scary Anime Edition

It's that time of the year again and I am slapping together an impromptu post about scary anime to coincide with the celebration of Halloween! This yearly event of dressing up and asking for candy from strangers is also about scary stuff (a...

 
 
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Strong Style: Moving on

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.  This week we deal with the immediate fallout of WrestleKingdom 10. Okada is still the IWGP Champion, GBH are the new tag champions, and Nak...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Thunderbolt Fantasy

It’s hard to believe that one of the best shows of the summer was a series that featured puppets involved in cool action sequences. Honestly, Thunderbolt Fantasy’s biggest treat was the way how Urobuchi, Pili International Multi...

 
 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Nintendo Anime Edition

If you've been around the interwebs lately, you may have heard of Nintendo's new gaming device that both does portable and home game console gaming, the new system called "Nintendo Switch". Now I wouldn't be a good "journalist" if I didn't ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Main Event time!

Ladies and Gentlemen. It is now time for our Maaaaaaain Event of the evening!  Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight is our last look WrestleKingdom 10 with the main event match for the...

 
 
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Tokusatsu Film School hits us with some useful tips

It's time to hit the book again, people. Garage Hero's Tokusatsu Film School series is back with a new episode that focuses on giving us some advice on the filming scene. Of course, it talks about the importance of keeping track of the acto...

 
 
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Strong Style: A whole lot of that flippy sh*t

Greetings one again to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. We are looking at the big show, WrestleKingdom 10, from the Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2016. We have seen some incredible action so far and this week ...

 
 
 
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Licensing GET: Kraken Releasing nabs the original Garo series

Ladies and gentlemen: It appears that hell's temperatures have reached a subzero level since another miracle has happened. During Atlanta's Monsterama Convention that happened last weekend, Section 23's division known as Kraken Releasing re...

 
 
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Strong Style: Gold and Grudge match

Welcome, my friends to the show that never ends, Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week, we are in week two of our coverage of WrestleKingdom 10, the big event held on Jan. 4, 2016, at the T...

 
 
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Kick off your weekend with Garage Hero's Nevalion short

If there's a side of tokusatsu that's piqued my curiosity the most, it's the local hero side of things. These characters are exclusive to specific regions of Japan so their presence is mostly known by those in that area. Speaking of which, ...

 
 




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