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Power Rangers Ninja Steel shows off its cast

It's a known fact that the coolest ninjas are the one who don't hide. With Power Morphicon '16 happening as we speak, the actors for the 2017 Power Rangers series, Ninja Steel, have revealed their identity in front of a live audience. If th...

 
 
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Aw, yeah: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus hits PC next month

To this day, the Senran Kagura series remains on my list of games to play, since the franchise's over-the-top beat 'em up combat system (both 2.5 and 3D) and fun cast have caught my interest. Speaking of which, XSEED has finally reveal...

 
 
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Evil gets slashed: Kakuranger heads to North America

You know that Shout! Factory's Super Sentai releases are doing fine when they throw a big surprise announcement at our faces. During their special Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger streaming event on Saturday, Jan. 23, the group reveal...

 
 
 
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Week Ender - Ninja Edition

In celebration of Ninja Day today, this weekend's Week Ender is all about the secret masters of the shadow arts. They have plenty of anime about ninjas since it has been a popular figure in Japanese fiction for hundreds of years. Their appe...

 
 
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Let's celebrate the International Day of the Ninja!

Today is the international Day of the Ninja according to the delicious sounding faux-burger restaurant Ninja Burger. It totally snuck up on ya? Snuck up on ya like a assassin in the shadows. Like say, LIKE A NINJA. I recommend everyone to o...

 
 
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OP Up! Ninja Edition

This December 5 will be the yearly celebration of International Day of the Ninja, and this week's OP Up!/Week Ender theme will center on the masked assassins of the night (when they're not wearing bright orange clothes or have giant unwield...

 
 
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Way of the ninja remains alive in shuriken competition

No matter the medium a ninja is portrayed in, they will always come equipped with deadly throwing stars ready for a silent assassination. The way of the ninja isn't dead as the Ninja Museum of Igaryu in Iga, Mie Prefecture is holding its an...

 
 
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Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus

Well, folks; it looks like Garage Hero's upcoming ninja-themed web series, Hayate, has been put on hold for now. The reasoning behind the hiatus is because of the group's production on Ayakashi Zamurai, Garage Hero's show for Toei and...

 
 
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Japan uses their ninja skills to increase tourism

I know that I joked around in the past about 2015 being the Year of the Ninja, but Japan's recent tourism-related move might as well turn my made-up holiday into a real thing. Long story short, the Japanese government have decided to use ni...

 
 
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Go Ninja: Get psyched up for Ninninger's first promos

I may be late to the festivities once again, but it's time to look at Shuriken Sentai Ninninger's heroes in motion. Silly enough, these videos caught me by surprise, as I wasn't expecting to see a promotional video for the show y...

 
 
 
 
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Aw snap, Ninninger's toys reveal Shurikenjin's gimmicks

It's time to look at Ninninger's first set of toys, and things are starting to look even more promising for the upcoming ninja-themed Sentai series. Of course, the best thing out of this toyline is the Shurikenjin, since it's practically a ...

 
 
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Update no Jutsu: Ninninger gets a premiere date and more

Hey guys! Do you know what time is it? It's time for us to look at Ninninger's latest updates. This time around, the team has been featured in a higher quality poster along side their giant robot, the Shurikenjin. Overall, I'm loving the Ni...

 
 
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YES: Ninninger's suits and logo jump out of the shadows

Good news, everyone. The Shuriken Sentai Ninninger have revealed themselves, and their suits look like a glorious fusion between Hurricanger and Shinkenger's designs. Due to this great combination, I've already fallen in love with the ...

 
 
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Trademark no Jutsu: 2015's Sentai series gets a title

We have a few weeks until October returns to the shadows, and it's time to learn about the 39th Sentai show's title. Going by the name of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the next installment in the franchise'll likely feature a ninja m...

 
 
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So I guess the Ninja Turtles are Japanese Kappa, now?

That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and stereotypically acc...

 
 
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Watch Hurricanger's main cast reunite in full costume

Despite the recent reveal of the Hurricanger V-Cinema  known as Ninpu Sentai Hurricanger: 10 Years After, the show's main cast has come together in a video where they don their ninja apparel once again. While Shun ...

 
 
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Shinobi Change: Hurricanger to return as a V-Cinema movie

Due to Japan being ahead of us by a day, the announcement for the tenth anniversary of Hurricanger is among us. And what do you know, these ninjas have succeeded in fooling me well -- you win this round, Hurricangers. Sadly, the big reveal...

 
 
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Hideo Kojima makes for one hell of an action figure

Who's excited for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? I sure as hell am. Ever since getting my hands dirty at Tokyo Game Show, I've been counting the days until the game's release. While the wait is at times unbearable, I fortunately have weird...

 
 
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Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 DLC proves monarchies rule

This March 5th, Americans will be getting the totally bitchin'-looking Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 first, whereas the rest of the world gets theirs on March 8th. That's a clear advantage, one might say. However, when ...

 
 
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Review: Ninja Scroll Blu-ray

No point beating around the bush: The mid-1990s action anime legend Ninja Scroll is now on Blu-ray in North America. It's the best it has looked on home video yet.  But it's been a long time--20 years now--that Ninja Scroll first hit t...

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has four-play

Senran Kagura, why have you not been localized and in my hot sweaty hands yet? Are you afraid that the market might not like you or understand you? It's OK, I am here for you... *ahem* Moving on to something more real, Weekly Famitsu h...

 
 
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Naruto Ninja Storm 3 leaks show Sasuke chopping people up

Unfortunately for folks hoping this post's headline would reveal a sudden and dramatic change in tone for the series, hopping from a world of magical ninjas into a gritty crime drama where Sasuke is some kind of serial killer who dismembers...

 
 
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Trailer streamed for Madhouse's Ninja Scroll Burst

Woah, check this out! Madhouse has streamed a trailer for an in-development anime that resurrects a legendary property: the 1993 movie Ninja Scroll. Titled Ninja Scroll Burst, the "3-episode short animation" is a "challenge" between direct...

 
 
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Ninja Scroll returning with a new project

It's been about nine years since Ninja Scroll: The Series was released, but that's not stopping Madhouse! The animation gurus have announced that something new is on its way, a little something known only as Ninja Scroll Project at the mome...

 
 
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Mie University hires "Last Ninja" as a professor

Everyone thinks that ninjas have more or less vanished in the modern age, replaced by plucky little kids with powers out of Dragon Ball Z. But if you happen to attend Mie University in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, you might come across a profe...

 
 
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Bouncy 3DS ninja game Senran Kagura finally gets trailer

Sorry for wasting you guys' time with that last trailer. I really should have saved all the hype for this one. A game that will truly set new standards for excellence in electronic entertainment, Senran Kagura has a new trailer showing you ...

 
 
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Moon Diver now up on Xbox Live Arcade

The most important thing that I can tell you about Moon Diver right off the bat is that its director, Koichi Yotsui, also is responsible for the 1989 Capcom arcade classic Strider. Strider is among my favorite games ever, and its influence ...

 
 
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Ninja toilet paper, soft and stealthy?

Yes, ninja toilet paper. If you recognize the true win that being a ninja embodies, then you will surely join me in saying that you would buy this and feel absolutely not guilty about doing so.It seems that Iga in Mie prefecture h...

 
 
 
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Have a happy DAY OF THE NINJA

Have a happy (or is it merry?) Day of the Ninja, December fifth. The great thing about this holiday is that you don’t know it's the Day of the Ninja until it is almost finished; that is the way of the ninja. Activities to do on this d...

 
 
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Japanator Review: Ask A Ninja Presents The Ninja Handbook

“Nothing dies as fun as a pirate.” - Gaul McDartknee, age unknown You've seen him. You know you have. Even if you don't know you have, you have. He's the Ask A Ninja ninja. In fact, millions of people have seen him. For ma...

 
 
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Japanatainment: What is a ninja?

What is the fate of Weekend Japanatainment? I don’t know, maybe it died, or maybe it retired. But what I do know is that a new feature has been born out of its ashes: Japanatainment. This new feature will be basically like the old w...

 
 
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77 year-old 'Samurai Granny' hired by Italian military

While most people's grandmothers are more than happy with their "#1 Granny" shirts and their weekly bingo nights, others are out there kicking all sorts of ninja buttholes.Keiko Wakabayshi is 77 years old, 5 feet tall and a balls-...

 
 
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Celebrate! For today is the Day of the Ninja

Happy Day of the Ninja, the most holy and celebrated holiday here at Japanator during the month of December. In case you don’t know, the Day of the Ninja is the time of the year to dress, act, and kill like a ninja. Started back in...

 
 
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Comedy vending machine? You've got to be joking

No joke. FG tells us about this Japanese drink vending machine that tells you a joke or two while it prepares your beverage of choice.New Yoshimoto Kogyo drinks vending machine, many of which which have been installed in service areas along...

 
 




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