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At long last, Keijo is now an actual sport

You know an event is big when an anime and manga series inspires people to turn a fictional activity into a real thing. In this case, a group of Keijo!!!!!!!! fans from Portugal decide to turn the title's signature sport into an a...

 
 
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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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Strong Style: A Block beatdown

Hello and welcome to another edition of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we once again have two big hours as we wrap up the A block in the G1 26 tournament. We are at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo o...

 
 
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Strong Style: This will be good!

Hello everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we got a double shot of action as we continue our look at the G1 tournament 26. Last week we took a look at the first night of acti...

 
 
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Tiger Mask W comes to life again!

As Tiger Mask W rolls along in its second season, giving us a lot of animated wrestling action, New Japan Pro Wrestling (Co-Producer of the series) once again featured live action tiger Mask W on two of its cards earlier this month. After t...

 
 
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Strong Style: G1 26 is here!

Hello everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start off the ultra important G1 Climax Tournament 26. We will see the best of the best in NJPW face off and the winner of ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Makin' it Rain

Welcome once again to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are back in Osaka and the Osaka-Jo hall for Dominion 2016. We cap off our look of this big show with the IWGP title on the line! But bef...

 
 
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Strong Style: Aerial Assassin vs Time Splitter

Greetings mat fans and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are traveling to Osaka (waka laka party time!) to the Osaka-Jo hall for Dominion 2016. Our first look at this BIG card ...

 
 
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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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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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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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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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Sumo crowns new Grand Champion!

Japanese sumo wrestling crowned a new Yokozuna (grand champion) on Wednesday as Kisenosato attained the highest rank in sumo after winning the Janurary tournament on Sunday.

 
 
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Strong Style: Thy WrestleKingdom come!

Welcome once again to another week of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are once again back at the Tokyo Dome and WrestleKingdom 11. AXS is doing a special early presentation of the big card f...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!

At the start of the Fall 2016 season, as the Japanator staff chose anime to cover, Managing Editor Josh Tolentino warned me about selecting Keijo!!!!!!!!. He told me to be sure about covering this show because I'd have to keep up with it ev...

 
 
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Feast your eyes on WrestleKingdom 11's full card

It's that time of year again as Japan's biggest wrestling show of the year takes place at the Tokyo Dome with WrestleKingdom 11. Every year New Japan Pro Wrestling brings out it's best matches to give fans all over the world a show they wil...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Keijo!!!!!!!! episodes 2-5

The series premiere of Keijo!!!!!!!! was probably the most confusing anime I've seen this season, and most likely the year. Introducing a world in which busty girls attack each other with their butts for money, I expected the show to be ano...

 
 
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First Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!

Keijo!!!!!!!! has both the best and worst first episode I have ever seen in anime. It's most likely one of the biggest surprises of the Fall season merely for its audacity to exist. In a wonderful maelstrom of fan service, slick action anim...

 
 
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JapanaSeven: The 7 best boys of Kuroko's Basketball

Time to face it: we all have an anime boyfriend or two that we fantasise about. Have you seen a beautiful main character eating lunch by himself at a cafeteria and thought to yourself, “Senpai, I’d have made you a bento and fed ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Sports Edition

The 2016 Olympics are done and the next summer Olympics are in Japan, so every weeb out there will be excited to see the next set of games taking place in the land of the Rising Sun. So this week, I thought it appropriate for Weekend Japana...

 
 
 
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NHK World to cover Sumo in English!

NHK World has announced that they will carry English language coverage of top league sumo wrestling on their channel and online.The show, Grand Sumo Highlights will air several times a day on NHK World, and also will be available on th...

 
 
 
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2020 Tokyo Olympics new logo search down to final four

At least one of the major issues that have plagued the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo will be resolved later this month as the search for a new logo has narrowed down to four. As we've posted before, The Olympic games of Tokyo have had both it...

 
 
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The New Day goes Super Saiyan at Wrestlemania 32

Sunday night, World Wrestling Entertainment put in it's annual biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania. The 32nd wrestling event took place from Dallas Texas's AT&T Stadium and was announced to have an attendance of 101,763 (The real nu...

 
 
 
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Watch this martial artist bring Tekken's Kazuya to life

Most fighting games may not have an especially strong connection to real-life martial arts, but that doesn't mean they're completely unrealistic or impossible to "do" in meatspace. The trick is in finding the right game to represent. And f...

 
 
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Pirate Raid: New Japan Pro Wrestling loses major stars to WWE

In what could end up being the story of the year in Japanese wrestling, several names on the NJPW roster handed in their notices in or around the WrestleKingdom 10 event on January 4rth. During what is NJPW's version of the American Wrestle...

 
 
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WrestleKingdom 10 looks to be unforgettable

If you have been following Japanator's coverage of NJPW on AXS TV or are just a fan of Japanese pro wrestling in general, then you are probably familiar with WrestleKingdom. It has become the biggest wrestling event for New Japan as well as...

 
 
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Impressions: Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game

Ever since emerging myself into the wonderful world of Anime and Manga, I’ve being a fan of many sports series such as Hajime no Ippo, Captain Tsubasa, Slam Dunk, and Prince of Tennis. One of my recent favorites ha...

 
 
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New sports may debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic committee (IOC) announced that it has narrowed down the list of proposed sports to be added to the 2020 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel was tasked with looking into spo...

 
 
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The World Cup in Japan through snacks

The World Cup fever is in full swing, so I figured it was about time I highlighted some of the stuff Japan has been producing to celebrate. Sure, you can head on to the mall and grab a hat, jersey, or stuffed Pikachu to show your spirit, o...

 
 
 
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The cutest Kendo players should wear Hello Kitty armor

A Twitter pic snapped by Ayatan at a recent Hello Kitty expo caught the cutest kendo bogu I've ever seen. I wonder whether it's fully functional? The most customizing I ever see on these pieces are in the stitching or occasionally the mater...

 
 
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Japanese skateboarder Gou Miyagi needs no rules

Growing up, I was hard core into skateboarding. In fact, along with anime and manga, it was pretty much the focus of my youth. Nowadays the sport has flourish into something bigger and awesome than I could have imagined, but in my opinion ...

 
 
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Mountain bikers speed down a temple trail in Osaka

Last Sunday, over 100 mountain bikers had a downhill race at Osaka's Katsuoji Temple. Apparently, it's the first time that one of these races has ever occurred in such a place, though previous runs have happened at shrine sites. The course...

 
 
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Tokyo Olympic bid committee's final presentation

Having finally won their bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Neo Tokyo, Japan's Tokyo 2020 bid committee has posted their final presentation film to remind us that sports is a thing. Also, apparently, nothing is more inspiring than hav...

 
 
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Doraemon is trying to help Tokyo host the Olympics

Japan's most famous, earless, robotic cat is at it again, and now he's on a mission for Tokyo. The Japanese Olympic Committee has appointed the famous Fujiko F. Fujio creation as the ambassador for Tokyo's bid of the 2020 Summer O...

 
 
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You don't have to wait 7 days for Sadako's opening pitch

As part of a promotion for the upcoming Sadako 3D, the famous ghost from The Ring showed up at the Tokyo Dome to throw the ceremonial opening pitch. The Hokkaido Ham-Fighters (whose mascot is a bear for some reason) and the Chiba Lotte Mar...

 
 
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Sadako from The Ring will be pitching at a baseball game?

In what has to be one of the most bizarre movie promotions I have ever heard of. Sadako Yamamura (no relation) of The Ring fame, will be throwing the opening pitch at an upcoming baseball game. The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fi...

 
 




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