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Japanese TV show tries to solve a "10 year impossible" puzzle

Ever been stumped with a puzzle so much that you are tempted to look up the answers? Here is a video making the rounds lately from 2004 when Akihara Toshiko (aged 73), approached the TV show "Knight Scoop" to help him solve a puzzle that h...

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Holy Macaroni: Crunchyroll and FUNimation join forces

Remember that time when Crunchyroll revealed that they were entering the home release market? Well, it turns out that this was one of their plans with their new relationship with FUNimation to bring more anime to the masses. Not only that, ...

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Annotated Anime: Beyond the Boundary Ep. 6

This week, Kuriyama and friends decide to take on a monster that explodes into a super-stinky fluid whenever it senses a threat, and the crew can only hope to defeat it by forming an idol group and harnessing the magic of singing and dancin...

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Pre-order Calne today, get free nightmare tonight

Sometimes there's just a figure so out there, that it's probably worth your attention--if you can stomach Shi-e Calne Ca. This Miku-derivative figure comes from the hit vocaloid music video "Bacterial Contamination" back in 2012. It's not e...

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This giant hunk of meat is actually cake

In anime, meat is usually portrayed The Flintstones-style; giant pieces with bones sticking out. Well, unless the characters are going out for sukiyaki or something, but you know what I mean; whenever a shonen protagonist shouts "MEAT!...


Punk-ass teacher gets stabbed for taking manga away

How far would you go to defend your manga? What would you do if someone laid their grubby paws on your precious Japanese comic books? Would you stab another human being over ten times in defense? Yah, maybe. Hey, can you blame a guy if some...


John Goodman's face on anime girls is the best blog today

It's Friday. You've almost made it through a long work week. You're looking forward to relaxing over the weekend, and I can help with that. I've got something special for you, baby. Let me whisper it in your ear: "John Goodman's face on ani...


That was quick, full trailer for Superhero Taisen is here

Things are coming together now in the upcoming record breaking movie of all out explosive dynamic proportions. So yeah, we are aware that Decade and the Gokaigers are at the center of the war from the last couple trailers. But it seems that...


Rangers and riders clash in new Superhero Taisen trailer

Yes, I am stating the obvious here, but the proportions of this face off are unspeakable. The last trailer for Superhero Taisen got us pumped up, as we got a glimpse of the showdown between the Gokaigers, the Go-Busters, Kame...


Finally! An actual trailer for Superhero Taisen surfaces

Ladies and gentlemen, today we finally get to see some action for this year's ultimate crossover film (For the record, I am not talking about the upcoming Avengers film.). You can expect to see the Gokaigers, the upcoming Go-Busters, t...


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...


Take out your anti-QB RRRAAAGGGEEE with flash games

QB (or Kyubey) of Madoka Magica fame is one of the most despised anime figures I've seen in years. It's like he is the symbol of all the disappointment and anger that viewers feel when the show was revealed to be anything but a traditional,...


Do you want a preview of the Panty & Stocking OST?

Because you're getting one from the Flying Dog website. Now what you're going to do is sit down and listen to all the samples. And you're going to like it.Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt has been one of the most talked-about series thi...


Darth Vader helps promote Galaxy S in new Docomo CM

And by "helps promote" I mean standing around and listening to a guy play on his guitar.I'll be honest, the only way I could link Darth Vader and the Galaxy S together in my mind is... uh, Darth Vader is from a long time ago, in a...


Foreign students grow a ton of weed, get caught

Well, you can put that in your pipe and smoke it. A Tunisian and a Colombian student are caught growing a ton of chronic near Kochi University. The Man found a few plants on the balcony of the student's apartment as well as a couple of extr...


Politician's tweet takes a turn for the moe - and strange

I love it when Twitter messes something up like this. You've got your average politician, Meg Whitman, running for governor of California. Your spokesperson, Sarah Pompei, was retweeting a video that would help promote her cause. Of course,...


Man-eating vagina bubbles

That's not a typo. How could that possibly be a typo? Let me reiterate: Man-eating. Vagina. Bubbles.You may be confused when the two ninjas are using some sort of ninja ghost sex technique. You'll become more perplexed when the girl suddenl...


U.S. military goes kawaii with a new manga - wait, what?

I think the people trying to reach today's youth have finally gone off the deep end. In an effort to be hip, the United States military is putting out a manga called Our Alliance - A Lasting Partnership. The manga will teach young Japanese ...


Once anime goes black, it never goes back

Remember these guys? Examine the header image for a moment. Just take it all in. What in the hell do you think is happening here? You can probably guess that these dudes are dancing. To what, though? Is it possibly Soulja Boy's lyrical take...


New Shogun 2: Total War screenshots are flag-tastic

When I think of medieval samurai warfare, the first image that comes to mind is not, that of clashing swords or charging horses or even the distinctive kabuto-style helmet. Instead, I think of flags. Yes, flags.Specifically, I think of the ...


Potato-dono is my hero

I wish I could be half the man Potato-dono was. Making curry is not for the weak of heart.

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Ben vs. Brad: an update

YEAH WE'VE GOT CAMERAS IN THE BATHROOMS SO WHAT. Apparently, Brad and Ben took a brief respite from dueling to take showers, but Colette's elegant aria of nameless Jboy tunage heard through the ventilation system of the girls' lavatory set ...


Fish are the new barbells

This is a video about cats weightlifting fish. Let that sink in for a moment. The concept will feel weird at first, as it should, because this is entirely ridiculous. And yet, something about it just makes sense, like it's the most natural ...


Otousan runs for Prime Minister

While you may have already had the main course for cute dog action today, don't forget about desert!The latest advertising campaign for Softbank featuring their lovable character Otousan has been running in Japan. Probably playing off the r...


Girls just wanna have fun (at any age, apparently)

Everyone likes a hot cheerleader, right? I mean, they may not be that bright, or even nice to the rest of us peons, but they're usually not too hard to look at.But what if that cheerleader's 78 years old?Okay, now I think I've got your...


Oh, glorious time killer: Japanese bug fights

Remember that great episode of Samurai Champloo when Mugen, in yet another, let's say, creative attempt to earn money, trains a stag beetle to fight other stag beetles in Sumo Bug Battles?Well, it seems that the Japanese bug duel-fest has s...


YouTube user shitemita cures my insomnia

When Dale North first brought to my attention the YouTube user shitemita's food examination videos earlier this year, I was initially turned off by the actual food aspects of the video. See, I have eating issues. I really don't eat anything...


Yotsuba & New Interns

Journal Entry 1:When I was first exchanging emails with Colette Bennett about interning at Japanator, I was excited. For two reasons was this so: number one was that I would get to help out and write from one of my favorite sites. Going fro...


Yui JAKKA JANs Fuwa Fuwa Time into oblivion

Dale is out in LA right now, leaving me to fill in for him on his K-ON!! beat. Sure enough, darksorrow29 passed the following video along to me, and it's been stuck in my head all day long. So, I figured I'd share it with you. Don't worry, ...


Lotteria's Tower Cheeseburger makes KFC's Double Down sad

Think you're some kind of meat and cheese rebel after eating a couple of KFC Double Downs? Think you're hot sh*t? Well, Japan's not going to sit idly and watch America win at this too much meat game. Gauntlet? Thrown. Now your Double Down l...


Be honest: You kind of want this Ramen spoon/fork thing

There's no need to feel ashamed to want this utensil for your personal ramen eating use. Hey, I grew up in Japan, am well-versed in the art of hashi use, and have downed many a bowl of ramen in my day. But the westerner in me cries out when...


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