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Protect the world of monsters on your 3DS with Gurumin 3D

Well, look at that. Here's something that came out of nowhere: It turns out that the gang at Mastiff are releasing Falcom's adorable action platformer game, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, on the 3DS eShop this Summer. The fun part abo...

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Final Impressions: School-Live!

School-Live! (or Gakkou Gurashi!) nearly slipped under the radar. If you had no idea of the more sinister plot afoot, you'd probably skip the series thinking it's yet another show about four young girls doing young girl things. None of the ...

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Annotated Anime: School-Live! episodes 7-11

I've got a complicated relationship with zombambos. I've gotten tired with the genre, but I can't help but stay invested in how different characters are effected in different medias. Each media provides unusual takes, and anime is no differ...

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Annotated Anime: School-Live! episodes 4-6

Last time I talked about School-Live! (which was a bit ago, sorry), I noted how much I loved how its cutesy art clashed with its dark world. Despite how seemingly annoyingly cute it is, it grabbed my attention and never let go. I figured as...

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Feast your eyes on a man walking nine cats through Tokyo

I may be more of a dog fan than a cat one, but it's hard to ignore an adorable moment where a guy takes his Chinchilla and Himalayan Cats for a walk in the streets of Tokyo. Instead of walking them like a dog, the man places all nine of his...

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These are the Japanese pun stickers you've always wanted

I'm delighted that I can share these delightful stickers with a wider, appreciative audience. MIS0HAPPY has this Store Envy shop loaded with stickers depicting my preferred form of humor: puns. Just look at the pictures because they speak f...

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The Eccentric Family plushies on the way

The Eccentric Family has been one of the highlights of the past season for me. It combined Japanese mythology with average life in a way that was really enjoyable -- and adorable. Tanuki, tengu, and more are part of the tale, but the story'...


French manga artist Lowra brings characters to real world

Ever wanted the characters in your manga to jump off the pages and into the real world? I know I do every time I read hentai, but that's not the point. The point is French manga artist Lowra has done just that with her drawing. These cut ou...


Japan sending Akita puppy as gift to Russian president

Another day, another Morning Puppy post! Wait, that's not a running feature? Why the hell not? Japan's latest prime minister Yoshihiko Noda recently met with Vladimir Putin in Mexico. Eventually, Noda promised to deliver an Akita puppy to ...


First Impressions: Saki Episode of Side A

It was nice to see that the mahjong anime Saki would be getting a second season. The first season was cute, lovable, and didn't teach you much about mahjong. At least, I didn't learn anything like I was hoping for. That's what initiall...


More Hanasaku Iroha arriving in 2012

If you've been rolling around in the foetal position since the end of Hanasaku Iroha earlier this year, then you'll be pleased to here that it won't be too long until we see some more of her hectic hot spring adventures. On the very first v...


Election held for stray cat idols

What does your town do when it has a lot of stray cats? If you lived in the town of Saga, it would make them celebrities instead of calling animal control. Two years ago, Saga decided to deal with its stray cat problem by choosing eight kit...


First Impressions: C3

I'm not normally interested in picking up ecchi shows. Not that I have anything against them, but it's hard for me to find a good one. The only show that springs to mind even now is Chobits, which I do adore, but you may even be able to cha...


Latest Madoka tie-in features... guide dogs?

Those Madoka girls sure have been getting around haven't they! Their latest endeavour sees the ever popular snack-fiend Kyouko Sakura appearing on a poster for 'The National Federation of All Japan Guide Dog Training Institutions,' or more ...


Sign away your soul with a talking Kyubey pen

I love Kyubey. So empty, so evil, so collectable! The latest little Puella Magi Madoka Magica piece of merchandise I threw my money away on, is this cute talking pen they have over at AmiAmi. Looks perfect for signing those pesky ...


Plush Kyubey spreads love, hugs and fear

"What happens if you cross a hugging pillow with pure evil?" It's a question that many of us have asked ourselves. Japanese character-goods designer Cube snagged a license for Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, and their latest piece of merc...


The Most Useless Machine strikes back!

Leave it up to the Japanese to give The Most Useless Machine a soul. Even Stephen Colbert couldn't resist playing with it. Add in some classic emotes and dramatic music, and this snazzy contraption is elevated to a whole new level of w...


First Impressions: Dog Days

I'm a pretty big fan of Zero no Tsukaima. It definitely isn't high art, tasteful, or, well, even very good. What I do like about it are the appealing character designs, silly ecchi humor, Rie Kugimiya, and a fairly interesting premise and w...


Submit to the adorable zombie apocalypse in I Love Zombie

Zombies are horrible creatures, the remnants of humanity reanimated into a mockery if their former lives. Their slow shambling, their mindless craving of human flesh, their ability to grow their numbers through infection...I probably don't ...


Cute video of the day: many small boxes and Maru

There's something delightful about Maru. He's just so innocent, and he loves boxes so much.In a turn of events that I wouldn't call surprising at all, Maru's owner presents the cat with a small box. You can guess what happens. But each box ...


Japanese dog plays marriage counselor, stops fights

Sometimes I like to bring you guys just a little bit of pure cuteness. Japan's coverage of animal-based news never ceases to both surprise and entertain me with its ridiculousness.  Recently, a television program covered a dog named Mo...


Why the dancing-on-YouTube phenomenon isn't stupid

Sometimes Colette likes to give us tough assignments here at Japanator.This time, she found another one of those girls dancing on YouTube and challenged us to write an expose about why this phenomenon isn't stupid.Let's see what I can come ...


Who wants a pet rodent the size of a dog?

OK, it's actually a capybara, but those things are basically enormous rats. And Japanese child actress Mana Ashida wants one as a pet. In this video, "Shimura Zoo" lets her see what it would be like. I know this video is supposed ...


This bathtub dog is the cutest thing you will see today

Okay, this one Japanese dog owner puts their dog in their tub for a hot bath. You may think this would lead to lots of splashing around and panicking, but you would be totally wrong, because this dog is too cute for that. He loves hot baths...


Hilarious zombie prank scars children for life

Little kids are so gullible. They'll totally buy into a stork bringing newborn babies or the existence of Santa Claus. So if you, say, stage a situation where tons of people are running away from a single zombie that's headed for a kid's ho...


First Impressions: The World God Only Knows

Katsuragi Keima likes flat girls. No, not of the delicious flat variety. I'm talking about straight 2D, like on the screen of a PSP. The man likes him some galge and to those on the net he's known as the "God of Conquest" for his ...


Sailor Moon bento, the best lunch ever

Most people only wish their lunch could be ranked in levels of awesome, and this Sailor Moon bento box totally qualifies! Of course, your average bento box isn't quite this elaborate, which is why this design is actually part of a...


This may be one of the cutest dog videos in existence

It's no secret here at Japanator that we absolutely adore cute animals. And no, I'm not talking furries. I mean real, adorable, innocent animals. So on occasion, we like to bring you a video that does absolutely nothing for your life other ...


Chimp plays baseball, actually interests me in the game

Monkeys are awesome. End of discussion. Now that we've established that inarguable fact, let's see what awesome things monkeys are doing now. With their awesomeness. Because they're awesome.This week: baseball, the American past time that J...


Moe encyclopedia teaches nothing but cuteness.

Moe, you say? Encyclopedia, you say? For years, we have faced the conundrum of why we can't have both an encyclopedia and moe, all in one conveniently adorable package. Or at least this has been a problem for me, if not the rest of you.The ...


Learn how to crochet your very own L sackboy!

Not too long ago, we posted a video detailing how to make your very own Totoro. Well, GoldenJellyBean is back and this time she wants to show us how to craft our very own L sackboy! While it might seem like an unholy union of LittleBigPlane...


How to crochet your very own Totoro

Of all the Studio Ghibli films, My Neighbor Totoro is probably one of the most memorable. I really loved everything about the film, from the characters to the adorable theme song. After watching it for the first time so many ...


Penguin Problems now has coffee line

I love coffee; I love penguins. It is one of the great tragedies of my existence that I can never indulge in these two passions simultaneously. Always, I must pick; Do I want a cup of fragrant, delicious coffee? Or do I want to go to the aq...


Kimono Girls: New Year's Day Edition

Ake-ome! That's how you greet people in moonspeak when you're trying to be cool. Otherwise it's "akemashite omedetou gozaimasu." There, now you don't look like a jerk. It's the year two-thousand-and-ten, folks! The twenty-second y...


Itazura coin bank will delight cat fans everywhere

There is not one single thing about this cat bank that does not delight me. Seriously. The little orange crate, the small spot marked with a fishbone that you place your coin on, the little round black pools of kitty eyes that stare at you ...


First Impressions: The Sacred Blacksmith

Summary: A loli elf. Sword and sorcery. It's like Thursday night D&D all over again.The Sacred Blacksmith takes place in and around the "Independent Trade City of Housman" (pictured after the jump.) Unwieldy name aside, it's a...


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