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This T-shirt lets you hug your waifu in public

At one point in time, Japanator Writer Red Veron attempted the sacred ritual to make anime real. Of course, the whole thing didn't go as planned and we were forced to accept the truth. Luckily, someone decided to create a shirt that'll help...

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Review: The [email protected] Cindrella Girls Season 1

What happens when you take one of the longest running media-mixed franchise about idols and give it new life? What happens when you take a mobile game money mill and try to develop its CCG-style characters? What is an idol? These are the qu...

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Happy Birthday, Makoto Kikuchi!

Makoto Kikuchi, from The [email protected] series, celebrates her birthday on August 29th. It'll be her ninth annual celebration this year as the maturing arcade-turned-multimedia franchise kicked off its 9th year via a full length feature film. T...

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So some guy has 13 [email protected] character standees

So over the past couple weeks, the internet is circulating all kinds of pictures of fans posing (or not posing) with their latest purchase. Big deal, right? It's only notable because standees are really cool, and they're rarely sold to the ...

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Hot new trailer for The Idolmaster: One for All

Here's the latest trailer for the latest entry in Bandai Namco's popular rhythm franchise and idol-management simulator, The Idolmaster: One for All. Like previous entries, Japanese gamers will have the opportunity to manage idols as ...

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Are you lady?! New Idolmaster: All For One details

I'm a secret Idolmaster fan. Ok, maybe it's not so secret since I'm publishing that fact on the internet, but oh well. The reality is that I'm pretty excited for the new PS3 game, The Idolmaster: All For One. Players will finally get t...

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Latest [email protected] Movie commercial is top sakuga

What makes an idol anime compelling? Is it the story of these lonely girls who find themselves at peace with their careers? Is it the story of the average girl transforming into the extraordinary performer? Maybe it's just some pretty slic...

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God Eater 2 and The Idolmaster collide for DLC action

Namco Bandai is teaming up with Lawson convenience stores and HMV to bring preorder The Idolmaster Million Live! DLC to their upcoming PSP/Vita game, God Eater 2.  That's right! Now you too can dress fan favorite Alisa like a member of...

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Review: The Idolmaster Shiny Festa

When it arrived on the App Store in April, The [email protected] Shiny Festa made waves among English-speaking gamers, but unfortunately not for the reasons publisher Namco Bandai was hoping.  Rather than celebrating the first-ever of an...

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These Neptunia PP videos are Idol-tastic

Every time I write something about the Neptunia franchise, I'm always a little bit taken aback by the fact that these games have made it this far. Having only played the first entry, I imagine they must be getting better with each release....


Gasp! [email protected] Shiny Festa to get localized?

File this one under "wait, seriously?" Namco Bandai has apparently filed trademarks for both The Idol Master and Shiny Festa over in Europe, which is something that blows my mind. This franchise has been around for quite some time now, and ...


A Daily Dose of Music: Our Favorite Anime Openings

What? Did you think "Our Favorite Anime Openings Week" was over? Here at Japanator we spit on stupid rules likes the measurement of time and punctuality! Commence! The week rides on! Saturday's man on the move is our fabulous news editor, J...


Josh's Pick of 2011: Idolmaster and its big, wondrous lie

[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...


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