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Fans polled on which director will lead the future

After Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement last year it became pretty clear to everyone that there were some mighty big shoes to fill. The question that no one has been able to answer so far however is who will fill those mighty large di...


Let's voting: Tamashii expands their extra Rangers poll

In commemoration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of Power Rangers, Tamashii Nations has decided to do a series of polls as way to find out which characters fans would be interested in seeing an S.H. Figuarts of. To...


Celestial: Gundam 00 is the most popular modern Gundam

What's your favorite Gundam TV series? Wait! Before you answer, know that no Universal Century series will be accepted! Such was the question and limiting parameter posed to over five thousand internet people by a random poll when...


Tell us: Do you prefer Japanese games with subs or dubs?

Just as it became the topic of Tuesday's Otaku Debate, the eternal question of "Dubs vs. Subs" is about to get video game-y. Destructoid's conducting a big survey regarding that. Our founder and head robot Niero had this to say: It is my pl...


Tokyo named world's 3rd most livable city

Spend lots of time peering at pictures of Tokyo and wondering if those overcrowded streets can possibly provide a good life? Well, according to Monocle Magazine, it ranks high when it comes to the world's most livable cities. These were cho...


Ren'ai Circulation! Nadeko rules Bakemonogatari rankings

If you didn't know yet, Bakemonogatari is HUGE in Japan. Its DVD and Blu-ray sales so far have stomped all comers short of the Evangelion monster.While its sales-friendliness was proved with the release of volume four, (covering the Nadeko ...


Japanese women name their favorite male features

We were just chatting during the most recent recording of Japanator AM (and it's coming soon, we promise) about what features we found hot, so I find it interesting that this article popped up just a few days later. What Japan Thinks posted...


Survey says: Just what on earth is gap moe?

No, it's not moe girls as seen in clothing from The Gap (and how boring would THAT be?). Thankfully. According to a recent survey over at What Japan Thinks, gap moe is described as "a contradiction in exhibited characteristics that peo...


Goo names their top dorama couples of 2009

There's two types of dorama fans -- those who like romance and those who don't. I obviously fall into the latter category, and apparently I'm not alone as some of the most popular doramas of this year had romantic storylines. Reading Kawaii...


Oricon names most interesting dramas of 2009

I will admit, I heard a lot of good things about Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji (24 Hour Emergency Ward), but I never got around to actually watching it. When Oricon recently ran a poll about the top ten most interesting dramas of 2009, several of my f...


What anime has influenced your childhood the most?

You think that anime and manga have influenced you a lot? Wait until you hear what the Japanese have to say on the matter. Apparently it's been more important to them than their own parents. Bizmoto (Via Sankaku Complex) reports the results...


The otaku gender gap: Guys like girls, girls like robots

The otaku matchmaking service Otakuma recently conducted a poll which ranked the most popular anime series by gender... but, at first glance, it might seem like they got the lists switched.Males1) K-On!2) The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi3)...


Oricon's top 5 tearjerker RPGs (from Japanese gamers)

I can't get enough of these lists from Oricon. Top 10 Gravure models, freshest young stars, and more -- they're just so much fun to discuss! The IGN list of the top 25 anime characters of all time really got us all talking recently, so I th...


Things Japanese girls will forgive you for doing (or not)

Oh yes, she's pretty. Sometimes so much so that you forget you have to actually get along with her. When it comes to the rules of relationships, the Japanese often see things very differently than we do, and a website like What Japan Thinks...

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Japan likes people using Twitter, but still hates Twitter

Japan's ongoing indifference to the Twitter micro-blogging service is well-documented. That said, you can never have enough statistics.A new survey conducted by the CLUB BBQ mail forwarding service revealed new delicious percentages telling...

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Japanator Poll: What do you come to the site for?

We here at Japan-a-tor want to make your experience here a happy one. And so, in order to do that, I'm interested in knowing what you guys are interested in. We cover a lot here on the site, from anime and manga to Japanese dramas, and all ...

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Japanator Poll: How do you say our name?

Japanator? How do you say that? We get it all the time. You can't even imagine -- when we hand out business cards or talk about the website, it always comes up. It's not that we mind it, or that we prefer any one pronunciation to another. W...


Poll: Who deserves to have their own spin-off series?

Yes, the Japanese do have everything; including polls that no one has thought of, but are utterly necessary—for fandom’s sake. Japanese males and females were asked what characters they would like to see staring in a spin-off show. An...


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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"