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PSA: Buy Japanator's shirts, they're on sale

Yes, dear readers, our lovely lovely logo t-shirts are now available for a measly $10 (a "Hamilton" in President-to-Money parlance). These great shirts, available in both regular and baby tee formats, feature our awesome logo and its key el...


Update on Jtor job applications (You can still apply!)

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who's applied thus far to work at Japanator. We've gotten a huge flood of applications, and we're doing all we can to sort through them. Naturally, if you haven't applied yet, but would still...


Want to write about anime? Apply to work at Japanator!

Have you ever had the dreams and desires to write for a large audience about your greatest passion? If you live and breathe anime, manga and all things Japanese, then you might be interested to know that we're looking for a few good men/wom...


We have shirts!

Make a contract with SplitReason's shop to buy them! They're available in sizes suitable for males, as well as females. See? All bases covered! Your torso with thank you for covering it in such classy otaku-companion wear. Really, it will t...


Yotsuba & Deliverance

Journal Entry 781: My previous writings have been sparse and rough. As I, Ben, lay in my carpet-less and cold room, I wonder what my boss is doing right now. (Brad Rice is a prepubescent girl with the voice of mountain man vexed b...


Welcome to Japanator Staff Fan Art Day!

Here at Japanator.com we often write for fans, and talk about fans, and do other fan things. But sometimes we forget that we're fans, too! Of ourselves, so we figured that our art would be way better to use as header images than any weird p...


Yokatta! Goro is fine

Goro, our favorite Japanese Welsh Corgi, is fine. That's a huge relief as he and his owner, SiroWan, live 400km from Sendai. I'm also fine. Thanks for the love, Japanator. It means a lot. If all goes well, I'll be back home in America very ...


Weekend Wrapup: "How was your week?" edition

Well, that was a pretty crazy week, wasn't it? We've got a lot of news this week, much of it on the huge earthquake Japan endured. Dale experienced it firsthand and gave us a little update, too. Our best wishes and prayers with everyone aff...


Weekend Wrapup: pocket watch edition

"Hello, little man. Boy, I sure heard a bunch about you. See, I was a good friend of your dad's. We were in that Hanoi pit of hell together for over five years. Hopefully, you'll never have to experience this yourself, but when two men are ...


Weekend Wrapup: Kyubei edition

(◕‿‿◕) Welcome to another Weekend Wrapup! I hope you've thought long and hard about what you want your wish to be! I mean, sure, you could wish for something silly like a cake or your crush to be healed, but think ab...


Weekend Wrapup: fairly tsundere with a chance of moe

Welcome again to another Weekend Wrapup! This isn't just a pile of links shoved unceremoniously into your proverbial laps like a slab of uncooked meat, oh no. This is a finely cooked and perfectly tender selection of the best stories and ar...


Weekend Wrapup: 'This thing is back' Edition!

Oh god, how did I get here? I am not good with computer.Yes, true believers, your eyes do not deceive you: Weekend Wrapup is back, and I'm running the show this time. Surely you've missed out on some of the excellent stories, reviews, and o...


I'm on ANNCast tonight, so send in your comedy questions

Can't get enough Brad Rice? Well, now you have an opportunity for more beyond my irregular appearances on Japanator AM! I'll be on Anime News Network's ANNCast tonight, talking about comedy in anime. It'll be an interesting show, between me...


Thanks for a fantastic Ero Week, Japanator!

It's been one hell of a week, folks. We just spent the last seven days talking about all those things you don't want your parents to know about. We talked about yaoi manga and ero-ge, our own personal histories with series like Bondage Faer...


We're no longer accepting internship applications!

While we originally had no solid deadline for application submissions, I regret to inform everyone that we're no longer accepting submissions as of the 23rd of January at 12PM PST. Any applications submitt...


Welcome to Japanator's Ero Week!

In 2011, I promised you something new and different within the world of Japanator. Now, a few weeks in, we're delivering with our first special gift: a themed week of content. We've spent some time putting together the features you'll see t...


Thanks for a wonderful 2010, Japanator community!

It's been four years now, Japanator.We've been here for four long years, covering anime and manga, Japanese music and movies, and all the other weird stuff you could ever hope to find. It's been a fun and magical time, but to put it simply,...

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Monthly Musing: Being Thankful

[Editors Note: This is a promoted Community Blog, written by one of our readers in response to November's Monthly Musing topic. If you'd like an opportunity to contribute to our front page, feel free to create one of your own...


NYAF '10: We're going, and so should you

Tomorrow, Team Japanator will be descending upon New York Anime Fest and Comic Con, and will be trawling not only the convention floor, but the bars and eateries the greatest city in the world has to offer. We'll be there, covering all the ...


Forums: now with more organization!

Brad stepped into the apartment, Starbucks-knockoff coffee in hand. His body was shaking in mock anger, or at least that was what I guessed. His small, prepubescent girl body stomped over to my office (that's what I call my cardboard box wi...


Reminder: Win tickets to NYAF and the VAMPS show

Just a reminder to you all, we're giving away free stuff, and lots of it. All you've got to do is reach out and grab it.First off, if you haven't gotten your pass for New York Anime Fest, we're giving five of them away. All you need to do i...


It's the weekend: dress yourself is some Japanator digs

C'mon, we know you guys love us -- why else would you come back to us time and time again?We've got a pair of shirts for sale over at the Destructoid Split Reason store, where you can show your pride not only for the coolest anime news site...


Prepping for TGS; Tokyo, here we come!

Some of us at Japanator live out of our suit-cases -- okay, maybe just Dale does, but I'd like to think I'm a close second -- so it might not come as much of a surprise that we'll be spending the next few weeks in Tokyo for TGS. Dale had&nb...


Annotated Anime Early Edition: Summer 2010 Week 7

Welcome to the Early Edition of Annotated Anime, the Japanator weekly recap that's got a special announcement for all of you today, which is that Annotated Anime will no longer be featuring recaps of Bleach.But that doesn't mean we've dropp...


Become a fan of Japanator on Facebook

We know you guys live busy lives -- slaving away at an office all day, tending to your farm in Farmville or running drug rings in Mafia Wars -- but it all centers around Facebook. With 500 million people actively using the site, and more th...


This is for you, Brad

You know how a spoonful of sugar can help the medicine go down? I'm going to try that for you and K-ON!!. Here's the K-ON!! OP, "GO! GO! MANIAC", but instead of four girls you've pulled out the razor for...well, let's just say it'...


Otakon '10: Day one reflection

Japanator had a pretty good time at Otakon 2010 today. Our boss, Brad Rice, celebrated his birthday today. We had a nice dinner tonight. I bought him yaoi doujinshi as a gift!Speaking of Brad, he was a panelist in Otakon's Anime Journalism ...


Japanator AM 25: Ask us questions, dammit

Oh, it's on. It's on like Comic Con!And what's on like Comic Con, is, well, Comic Con. Which makes it the perfect time for us to ask you to ask us questions, that can then be answered by us on the next episode of Japanator AM, your favorite...


Otakon '10: We're going, and so should you

In just a week, tens of thousands of otaku will be flooding the streets of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore to enjoy one of the biggest conventions on the East Coast. Not surprisingly, we're going to be there. In force. Otakon has become our n...


Good on camera? Modern Method is hiring!

[Modern Method is looking for a camera talent. Talk about games, talk about anime, and do all sorts of cool things!] Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate? Do you have the critical chops to know when to kiss, shake...


Happy Fourth of July from Americanator

Well, we should have seen this coming. Americanator, Japanator's conjoined twin, separated at birth only to rear its ugly head upon April Fools' Day, has sent out an e-mail to the Jtor staff wishing us a Happy Fourth of July. They've also s...


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 ...


Annotated Anime Late Edition: Spring '10 Week 12

Welcome to your Late Edition of Annotated Anime, where spring seasons get their denouement on.This week, Fullmetal Alchemist punches a climax right through the chest, Bleach hacks in a rocket launcher, Arakawa Under the Bridge breaks a man-...


Annotated Anime Early Edition: Spring '10 Week 12

Welcome to another Early Edition of Annotated Anime, your favorite Japanator-based weekly anime recap!It's...it's almost over! We're chock-full of resolutions, redemptions and reluctant reincarnations this week, with just a couple of shows ...


Annotated Anime Late Edition: Spring '10 Week 11

Welcome to the Late Edition of this week's Annotated Anime, the Japanator recap that's been working very hard on perfecting its "I'm a yandere, and you're gonna die" face, and hopes you like it.Now that the Early Edition's done wi...


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Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set"Travel to the Feudal Era"


Ponyo 10th Anniversary"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea"


Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set"Moe Girls in the Military"


Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered"The King of Games is Back in Theaters!"


Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set"We Call Everything on the Ice 'Love'"


Akiba's Trip: The Animation"More disappointing than I expected it to be"


Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"IN MY DREAM, LET'S FIGHTING!"


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