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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Spider-Man Edition

Power Rangers is one of the most cleverly disguised cultural import the US has ever received from Japan, taking Japanese footage from Super Sentai and then mixing in some bad acting footage from US actors. We've taken a lot of stuff f...

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Feel the Super Emotions in the Japanese Civil War Trailer

Japanese movie trailers almost always follow a formula: they would start out happy with some happy music then it stops, and suddenly it hits you an emotional crescendo with some dramatic music that let's you know that things are getting se...


Tiger & Bunny overall BD sales weren't too shabby!

Apparently people here in Japan liked some show about a tiger and a bunny. I'm still not entirely sure why anime fans would go for that kind of thing, but I can't deny that the idea of seeing an adorable little bunny getting along with a bi...


Elliot's pick of 2011: I need a hero!

[New Year's is a time of reflection, when one should take a look back and think about life, love, and, most importantly, the Japanese cartoons we've watched. To that end, we've gone and picked our favorite series of the year, and got to wri...


All the Super Sentai heros and Kamen Riders join forces

Tokusatsu fans, prepare to weep tears of joy. Every single hero from the long runs of Super Sentai and Kamen Rider are about to team up in a movie of epic proportions. Premiering in Japan during 2012's Golden Week (April 29-May 5), Toei's&n...


Congratulations Minoru Shiraishi!

According to 0takomu, the legend himself Minoru Shiriashi has confirmed that he has married a lovely lady. How lovely? Well, we can only speculate, as he has yet to reveal her identity. As weird as that sounds it's pretty commonplace for vo...


Go go Power Rangers MMOG!

I remember watching the very first Power Rangers series on TV when I was a kid, and having my mind melt into a puddle of awesomeness every week. Fond memories, despite the whole melting thing. You can imagine then that the idea of a Power R...


2011's Gokaiger sentai is also clever industry commentary

Did you know that it's been almost 35 years since Japan invented the Super Sentai franchise (known to foreigners as the Power Rangers)? Thirty-five years. America extricated itself from Vietnam, Jimmy Hoffa went missing, and a group of Toei...


Japan's Garo - Red Requiem shoots for Avatar-style 3D

3D movies are becoming big business in America, especially after Avatar raked in a kajillion dollars at the box office. While much can be argued about the merits of adding 3D to films in regards to actual cinematic importance, no one can de...


Japanese to give Batman an anime makeover

We have some big news that is going down in the American comic book industry this week, but not just any random news, news that has to do with Japan as well (this is Japanator after all). Let’s cut to the chase, Studio 4°C, Prod...


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