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Weekend Japanatainment - 1960s Otaku Edition

From times of old, this classic Japanator feature rises back from the hole it fell into and now it's back to entertain you with some good old Japanese videos! We bring Japanatainment back with some really old stuff that is older than probab...

 
 
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Review: KILL la KILL -IF

I’ve been a hardcore fan of anime-based video games since my earliest years of gaming. I still remember playing Dragon Ball Z: The Legend and how awesome it was reliving the entirety of Dragon Ball Z, starting from Raditz, all the way...

 
 
 
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Review: The World Next Door

I’ve been a big fan of Viz Media ever since my early years of when I migrated to the United States. For the longest, I've known them as the manga publishers for many of our beloved series such as Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach, One ...

 
 
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PS4 Port Report: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

It's been over three years since one of the best JRPGs of recent time reached North America, which my former colleague and friend Sal reviewed at the time as well. A year and a half later, the game hit Steam supporting 4K/resolution as...

 
 
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Impressions: Kaguya-sama Love is War Vol 2-5

It’s undisputable that the year has kicked off with a excellent section of anime, such as Mob Psycho, The Promise Neverland, Shield Hero, and Kaguya-sama: Love is War. All strong contenders that could easily net Anime of the Year, eve...

 
 
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Review: Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)

I immensely enjoyed Disgaea 5 when I originally played it on PlayStation 4, so I knew I had to get the Complete Edition on Steam when it came out. I would have gotten it on the Switch, but I didn’t have one at the time. I wo...

 
 
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Review: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince

As a fan of Japanese games, I’m always open to trying out a variety of Japanese published and developed games, even the slightly lewd and questionable ones (although there’s a line.) I’m particularly a fan of a lot of the ...

 
 
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Review: The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of regarded as the best anime of all time according to MyAnimeList, with an average score of 9.24, scored by 847,835 users as of this post. And honestly, it’s well deserved. Not only did Bones d...

 
 
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Impressions: Dr. Stone Volumes 1-2

Being a longtime fan of Riichiro Inagaki’s Eyeshield 21, I was very much looking forward to his new work—Dr. Stone. Despite the huge difference in settings, the former being an (American) football series and Dr. Stone involving ...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray Sets Parts 4 & 5

It’s hard to believe that Dragon Ball Super ended almost over a year ago—time surely flies fast. It’s even crazier that the Universe 6 arc was almost three years ago as well, which also feels recent. Even though I recently...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Episode 1

If you read my Mob Psycho 100 review from last year, you know that it’s one of my favorite series from 2016. It was really quirky with a great cast of characters, great animation and story—Shigeo and Reigen’s chemistry as ...

 
 
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Review: Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set

Just like Free!, Yuri on Ice is something I wanted to avoid watching, basically, one reason that it’s mostly fanservice for girls (I love Kuroko’s Basketball and that’s basically Yaoi galore), but mostly because I’m ...

 
 
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Review: Akiba's Trip: The Animation

I’ve been a fan of the Akiba’s Trip series ever since it debuted on the PSP, especially since it was the “weeb” version of Way of the Samurai, which is by the same developer. While the gameplay isn’t spectacula...

 
 
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Review: Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set

Looking back at my Top 5 of 2016, perhaps Keijo (stylized as Keijo!!!!!!!!) shouldn’t be in the Top 5, especially after catching up with series released during that time, but it still was a very enjoyable watch. De...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Part 3 Blu-Ray Set

With another Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray release comes another set of 13 episodes, and this time the series finally starts with its own original arc and not bad retellings of the movies. The Universe 6 arc introduces the God of Destruction of...

 
 
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Review: Mary and The Witch's Flower

I’ve been looking forward to Mary and the Witch’s Flower ever since it was announced. Although it’s not by Studio Ghibli like I originally thought, it’s by Studio Ponoc which consist of with several animators formerl...

 
 
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Impressions: Gun Gale Online Manga Vol. 1

Most of us can agree that Sword Art Online isn’t the best series out there, especially with protagonists like Kirito and Asuna, but it’s spin-off series, Gun Gale Online, is enjoyable. Personally, I like the main character, Kare...

 
 
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Review: Your Name Blu-Ray Set

So if you were around Japanator last year, you probably stumble upon my Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa as known in Japan) review. Many months later, I finally get my hands of the Blu-ray set of this amazing movie. I will mostly be reviewing the B...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray Sets Parts 1 & 2

So, I had the opportunity to review the manga, now it’s time to tackle the anime. The anime premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on January 7, 2017, at 8 pm EST in the US. Thinking that it was going to take even longer for the Drag...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 2

Around half a year later after the release of the first volume in North America, we get the second volume featuring the rest of the "Universe 6 Arc" and the beginning of the "Future Trunks Arc." Like I stated in my impressions of the first ...

 
 
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Impressions: Gabriel Dropout Manga Vol. 1

Looking back, 2017 had a decent start with it’s anime lineup, including Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Konosuba Season 2, and Gabriel Dropout, which were among my favorite during the first quarter of the year. Many months later, co...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

So, it has definitely been a while since I last watched a Pokemon movie in theaters. I think I’ve only watched the first and the third movie, and that was when I was in Peru.  I still remember well that my family and I were to Bu...

 
 
 
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Loot Anime: Work For It! - Japanator Unboxing

If there's one common element in a lot of anime, it's the almost endless struggle to achieve a dream or complete a mission. From training to make oneself stronger to working a job just to make ends meet, anime is crazy enough to mix the...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Action Comedy - Japanator Unboxing

Great heroes on epic journeys always evoke the imagery of serious and skilled people always doing the right thing. Though that sounds a bit boring, adventures can still be fun and even have some laughs so this month's Loot Anime is all abo...

 
 
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Impressions: Love and Lies

Love and Lies is set in an alternate reality where Japan has figured out a way to stop their socioeconomic issue of declining birth rates. How, you ask? They forbade love. In this new system, your marriage partner is picked b...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Rise Up - Japanator Unboxing

When humanity is under a grave threat, humans need to gather together to fight for the future! There is always great strength in numbers and with the human spirit, nothing is impossible. This month's loot anime is all about anime of the po...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese TV Commercials Edition

If there's one thing that's a constant with what westerners say about Japan is that Japanese TV commercials tend to be wacky and weird. I like to think that they're done to be memorable, like who wouldn't forget about a commercial about one...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Disney Channel Japan Edition

Hey, this is something new you probably haven't seen before on the internet in the last two years and we're totally not beating a dead horse meme. Yes, Cory White House de Chou Taihen! is on here but that brilliant anime milestone...

 
 
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Impressions: Golden Kamuy Manga Vol. 1

One of my favorite things as an Otaku is being introduced to series that I had no idea they existed. When receiving my Dragon Ball Super manga volume from Viz Media, I got Golden Kamuy alongside it. Just by the fron...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Unnatural - Japanator Unboxing

As with many manga and anime, beings of otherworldly origin are a common staple in the media featuring all kinds of crazy stuff from the supernatural and paranormal. This month's Loot Anime is all about those Unnatural forces: Featuring Mo...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 1

Dragon Ball has been one of the most popular franchises in Japan during the last three decades, and with good reason, and when it finally ended, it really makes you feel empty, at least it did for me when I finished watching all three ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 23-25

We are nearing the end of the second season and it looks like The Third has emerged as the new power player for the GWM. Tiger the Dark is back on the active GWM roster and despite the ongoing goofiness of the relationship with Ruriko,...

 
 
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Review: Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)

By now, many of the anime fanbase has seen the critically acclaimed Your Name, or Kimi no na wa as known in Japan, which will hit theaters in North America this April. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Makoto Shinkai, who ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Wrapping up G1 26!

Hello fans and Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. For wrestling fans it is a VERY big weekend with Wrestlemania and all the other wrestling events happening in Orlando this weekend. After I finis...

 
 
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Review: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell has been around for a long time. Since the release of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga in 1989 and Mamoru Oshii’s arguably more influential 1995 film adaptation, the saga of the cyborgs of Section 9 has influen...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Food Edition

Food and culture are very intertwined, and Japan is one of those countries that likes to take it very seriously (Yes, more than you) which is probably why a lot of their food is known across the world (instant ramen counts). Japanese food i...

 
 
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Strong Style: A Block beatdown

Hello and welcome to another edition of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we once again have two big hours as we wrap up the A block in the G1 26 tournament. We are at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo o...

 
 




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Millennium Actress (Remastered) "A Millennium Journey"

 

KILL la KILL -IF"The Clothes Make The Fans"

 

Pokémon Detective Pikachu"Detective Pikachu Is On The Case! "

 

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (NS)" Control the Arisen On The Go"

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy"The Ace Attorney Arrives On Modern Platforms"

 

Tokyo School Life"A Crazy Trip To Japan"

 

The World Next Door"A Journey To A Parelell World"

 

Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)"Another Disgaea Entry Enters PC Gaming"

 

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince"A Beautiful Game with Lackluster Puzzles"

 

The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist"Includes Illustrations & Artwork From 2001 through 2017"

 

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms"A beautiful tale about immortality"

 

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!"

 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection "Epic fights but lackluster story"

 

Mazinger Z: INFINITY"A Hero's Comeback"

 

Mob Psycho 100 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"Mob? Mob? What do you want? "

 
 
 
 
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