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Toyota X Vocaloid photo

Toyota X Vocaloid team up to rock the new Prius

This video is a whole lot of wut, but hey... it sounds pretty good! If you didn't have your afternoon cup of coffee yet, you can skip it. This video's got enough hype in it to keep you going until tomorrow. I don't feel any increased urge ...

 
 
Yo-Kai Watch photo

Would you like some fries with your Yo-kai?

So, I haven't actually watched a full episode of Yo-kai Watch or played the games. I have just ended up buying gobs of toys for my nieces and nephews, as they are insane about the highly successful series. In some weird way the infection h...

 
 
Anime Sneakers photo

Get your Fate/stay night gear on

No hardcore Fate/stay night fan would hit the town without a pair of officially licensed sneaker from UBIQ. The shoe maker is coming out with two sets of kicks, inspired by both Saber and Archer. I can't say that I'm a fan of the design, or...

 
 
Attack on Titan photo

Attack on Titan maneuvers its way to Universal Studios

I'm usually not one for theme parks. All the kids, lines, and expenses generally keep me away. Add in the fact that I'm scared of heights, and you can understand why I keep my distance. However, now that Universal Studios is adding a new a...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Owl City featuring SEKAI NO OWARI

It takes a lot to surprise me nowadays, but I was truly shocked when my friend sent me this one. The Minnesota based indie rock band, Owl City has teamed up with Japan's SEKAI NO OWARI on their newest song, aptly named Tokyo. I never reall...

 
 
Counter SAttatrike Titan photo

Counter-Strike on Titan?

Now here's a collaboration I didn't see coming. Attack on Titan is teaming up with the Nexcon developed Counter-Strike Online game in Japan. It's an Asian market version of the popular Valve shooter, which I spent endless hours of my colleg...

 
 
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Daily Over-Dose: OK Go

So, I don't like OK Go. I can't quite figure out what it is about the band that irks me. It's not that they make particularly bad music, there's just something about their esthetic that just bugs me. Well, they've just released the video f...

 
 
Megadeth X Jojo photo

Megadeth helps you learn English Jojo style

Although I pretty much started ignoring Megadeth the day that lead singer Dave Mustane's public opinions started to swing to the far right, I used to be a pretty big fan. I actually had no idea that lead guitarist Marty Friedman had starte...

 
 
 
 
Gundam watch photo

It's time to buy a Gundam new watch

Gundam has seen its share of plenty of merchandise tie-ins. Lately the series has begun really branching into the fashion and accessories market, but none of it has really tickled my fancy. This new Casio G-Shock watch is exactly what Dr. J...

 
 
Godzilla booze photo

Power up your Atomic Breath with Godzilla shochu

I'm not quite sure what most people thought about the recent Godzilla film reboot. Personally, I loved the film. It's actually hard for me to dislike anything Godzilla, so you could probably gues I was excited to see this limited edition Ja...

 
 
Ultraman photo

The Mother of Ultra has a mean shopping streak

Does it ever freak you out when your mom tries to dress sexy? Imagine being Ultraman! The Mother of Ultra has shown up alongside some well dressed Kaiju in new ads for AMU shopping complex, showing off huge leaps and Ultra dance moves. Yea...

 
 
Macross Cafe photo

Head to Ikebukuro to dine on your favorite Macross F treats

If you happen to be in Japan on July 27th, and love Macross you are in luck. The Namco run Characro cafe will be having a limited time cross over with the Macross Frontier series. The preliminary designs show some pretty cool Macross art wo...

 
 
Setsubun photo

Robocop's prime directives need to adjusted

Every year in Japan, cheerful hoards of people gather on February 3rd to celebrate Setsubun. The holiday is basically a way to ring in the new year, and rid your life and home of any bad spirits. It's pretty festive occasion with great str...

 
 
Attack on Titan shirts photo

Attack on Shopping Mall

I work on a college campus, so I can see Attack on Titan is all the rage with the kids nowadays, but I had no idea that its popularity had made its way to the local shopping mall! Apparently the purveyors of all things hip and gaudy, Hot To...

 
 
Sadako on the job photo

The Ring's Sadako is hard up for a job

So, when The Ring first bust onto theaters back in 1998, there weren't many things scarier than Sadako Yamamura. The creepier walk, and terrifying hair were an instant horror classic. Even when the American remake hit theaters Stateside in...

 
 
Sadako 3D 2 photo

The Ring's Sadako wants to help you on your next date

The Ring's Sadako Yamamura (Sorry, no relation) seems to be popping up everywhere nowadays. She's throwing pitches at baseball games, and even has a Hello Kitty collaboration! I have to say all of this has made her slighly less terrifying ...

 
 
Namja Town photo

Namja Town serves up some delicious Shonen Jump treats

Shonen Jump fans with big appetites have even more reasons to visit Tokyo this summer. The Namco owned Namja Town has just opened their new J-World Tokyo theme park, and it comes packing some scrumptious looking treats for anime and manga f...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Hatsune Miku

The Dominos Pizza promotion alongside Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku is in full swing! Not only has the international fast food pizza giant begun rolling out Miku branded delivery bikes, they;re even planning an upcoming concert this summ...

 
 
Star Wars Pocky photo

Vader won't have to Force me to eat Pocky

It seemed as though Darth Vader and his trusty Storm Trooper were finally getting some kind of break. They had been actively campaigning the newest Star Wars attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, and were deserving of some much needed R & R....

 
 
Evangelion Shick photo

Mid-life crisis Gendo is still is rocking the razors

You didn't think you'd seen the last of mid-life crisis Gendo Ikari yet!? He's up to his uncharacteristic antics again, and still wanting you to get on these Shick Hydro 5 razors. Interestingly enough, he's not trying to bring up...

 
 
Ghost in the Shell: Arise photo

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Another Mission is live

Are you one of those people that get annoyed by those who always have their face in their smart phone? Some people seem to be using their iPhone and iPads everywhere! You probably won't have much love for Major Kusanagi after you watch the...

 
 
Ghost in the Microsoft photo

Major Kusanagi fights the future with Microsoft gear

Man, I've been wanting a Microsoft Surface RT Pro for a while now. I'm pretty entertained by my iPad, but the tablet's use of its Wacom pen, looks like manga drawing heaven. Sure, it'd probably end up in my unused pile of gadgets at some p...

 
 
Star Tours photo

The ladies can't resist Vader's saber in Osaka

Not satisfied with the occupation of Sapporo, Darth Vader and his trusty Storm Troopers have continued their exploration of the spoils of Japan. This time they've ended up in the good time city of Osaka. They haven't go...

 
 
Doreamon Olympics photo

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...

 
 
Star Tours photo

The Empire casts its net across Sapporo

After taking over the lovely island of Okinawa, Darth Vader and his trusty couple of Storm Trooper have moved their conquests to the hip Japanese city of Sapporo. While experiencing Hoth-like conditions, the Emperor's c...

 
 
 
Star Tours photo

The Force is strong in Okinawa

The Star Wars attraction, Star Tours at Tokyo Disneyland is getting a major revamp, and it looks like the Imperial Fleet has taken notice. In a charming new commercial, Sith leader, Darth Vader and a couple of Storm Troopers take a relaxin...

 
 
DBZ Food photo

Goku's hair has never looked this delicious before

It looks like KFC isn't the only place doing interesting promotional products for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movies. Instead of just making some silly toy, Japanese convenience store chain, Mini-Stop have come ...

 
 
DBZ KFC photo

Son Goku's secret is eating KFC

Ever wonder why Son Goku's power level is so high? It's because he gets down on some fried chicken! A new commercial is airing in Japan, advertising the new KFC, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods promotion. Even though getting Dragon Ball ...

 
 
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Be a Friend to the victims of Tohoku

It's hard to believe it's almost been two years since disaster struck the people of Tohoku and surrounding regions. Many survivors are still attempting to try to piece their lives back together. Japanese mobile phone company, Soft...

 
 
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Hatsune Miku is going GaGa

Dance music fans are probably familiar with mega-producer of the moment Zedd. The young producer has been tearing up the dance charts for quite some time now, and is about to go big-time with the new album he has produced for Lady GaGa,&nbs...

 
 
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Psycho-Pass fans can become real Enforcers for a day

Do you fancy yourself a bit a detective? Want to see what it's like to take justice into your own hands? Well, if you're game, and perhaps a fan of this season hit anime series, Psycho-Pass, the newest attraction at the Toshimaen...

 
 
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Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth for Macross F?

Do you have a sweetie in Japan who also adores Macross Frontier? Does any favorite Japanator editor come to mind? Who ever your Miss Macross may be, I'm sure they'd be elated to receive these lovely looking pastries, which are a r...

 
 
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Macross's Kawamori mechs out some Subaru action

Macross creator and all around mecha design god, Shoji Kawamori has lent his hand to some amazing anime, but also cool products. Of course I'm going to fawn over the creator of the VF-1J and some of the original Transformers designs, but th...

 
 
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KFC serves up some tasty Gohan

Man, KFC in Japan is so much cooler than the one by my house. When I've gone to pick up an order they've even once told me they are out of chicken. How does a fried chicken joint run out of fried chicken? In Japan they don't seem to have a ...

 
 
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Toyota invokes the soul of Char Aznable

We've seen cross over between the love of anime and vehicles numerous times. For some reason one Gundam character and his iconic mecha seem to be called upon more often than any other. The one and only, Char Aznable and his lovel...

 
 
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Acchan adds star power to the new Toyota Doraemon ad

The Toyota ads featuring real world actors as famous Doraemon characters, has just added another superstar to their line-up. Former AKB48 front woman, Atsuko Maeda takes on the role of Jaiko, alongside Naoya Ogwa and Jean Re...

 
 




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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"

 
 
 
 
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