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Super Smash Brothers' new fighters inspire Japanese nerds

One of the things I love most about otaku culture is how quickly its most creative elements can jump on a fun bit of news. And there was little news that was more fun than the roster update for Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Brothers ...

 
 
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Artist Alley: Of Meri

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futaba and more, spa...

 
 
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Artist Alley: Issa

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futaba and more, spa...

 
 
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Artist Alley After-Dark: Kinuko

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futaba and more, spa...

 
 
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Artist Alley: Son-shi

[Artist Alley is a new feature that updates about every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, showcasing sick-ass Asian-flavored pics and sketches from rad artist on websites like Pixiv, Illust, DeviantArt, Futaba and more, spanning from not only ...

 
 
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It's Moe Day, celebrate it with a headphone moe gallery

Happy Monday, everyone! Or should I say, Moe-nday? OK, I apologize for that, but bad puns don't change the fact that today is Moe Day! How do we know that, you ask? It's Moe Day because some kanji otaku noticed that the radicals of the char...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Hayaken

Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the regular Japanator gallery post that hasn't actually been "regular" in quite a while. That's a mistake that needs rectifying.That in mind, our partner in problem-solving this week is the artist know...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Akasha K-ON!-izes the K-ON! voice cast

Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the Japanator weekly gallery post that secretly loves watching K-ON!! and does care that KyoAni made unique character designs for every other girl in the classroom.Despite the mention of the "other" gi...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Osamu

Welcome to a new installment of Featured Fan Art, the now bi-weekly Japanator gallery post that is angry! Angry, it tells you! Angry that Tales of Vesperia fan art only reminds it that the complete, proper PlayStation 3 edition is not out y...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Macco

Welcome to another installment of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator weekly gallery post that is increasingly concerned about, yet still impressed by, the dominance of high-quality Touhou and Vocaloid works.Today's featured artist is one of th...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Motiko

[Welcome to another installment of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator weekly spotlight that aimed to get one thing, and ended up with another.]In this case, that "one thing" was a post to celebrate our newly-commissioned coverage of ...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Makacoon and the Iron Manga

Welcome to another edition of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator spotlight that watched Iron Man 2 this weekend!As mentioned in italics above, I watched Iron Man 2 this weekend, and thought it was great. To honor his superheroism, I had intend...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Wakaba

Welcome to another installment of Featured Fan Art...and Windows 7 was ITS idea!Today's featured fan artist may well be known to PC gamers with a taste for things Japanese, as he (or she) is the creative mind behind Nanami Madobe, who is in...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Niwatori Kokezu

[Welcome to another installment of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator weekly spotlight that is finding it increasingly difficult to seek out artists NOT obsessed with Touhou or Vocaloids]And one of those artists is known as Niwatori Kokezu, wh...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Mino Taro

[Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature that I'm really just using to push Vocaloids and/or Persona 4]Today's artist, though, has not produced any Vocaloid or Persona 4 art that I know of. Instead, he's the master of another pro...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Tell Me

[Welcome to another edition of Featured Fan Art, where Japanator puts the spotlight on fan artists who, among other things, use strange English pseudonyms]Today's strangely pseudo-named fan artist is known as "Tell Me", and flew i...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Netae Okiba

[It's another installment of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature I hope you didn't notice is a day late!]I have a perfect excuse for why today's Featured Fan Art is late, and it's because I love this particular fan artist so much that I...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Ryou

Welcome to another installment of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature that makes you wish all these fan artists would quit changing their pseudonyms already, it's hard enough trying to keep up with their gallery updates!One of the fan a...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: NPN

[Welcome to another installment of Featured Fan Art, the weekly Japanator feature that makes you wish you used a more common monitor resolution. If you're a fan artist looking to get on our front page, or know of one, don't hesitate to send...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Banjoo

Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the weekly spotlight that adds to your ever-growing repository of "Images to Reproportion for Wallpaper-size".Today's featured fan artist is known as "Banjoo." Banjoo's body of work is not pa...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Runshin's SNK Celebration

[Welcome to another edition of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature that makes you wish you could draw so that you couldbe featured on Japanator's Featured Fan art feature.]Update: DeviantArt gallery link fixed. Apologies to Runshin for ...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Maru

Welcome to Featured Fan Art, your weekly dose of directory-dumping deliciousness! This week's installment features Maru, an artist that I selected for two reasons:I've been watching a lot of tokusatsu lately, like Kamen Rider W. You could s...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Tsuyomaru

Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature that makes you curse the artists that refuse to use wallpaper-friendly aspect ratios.Well, you would curse them if their fan art wasn't fantastic.Today's featured fan artist is known as &qu...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Segami Daisuke's Valentine's lineup

Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the Japanator column that soothes your desperately lonely tears.Today I'm going to cheat by featuring an artist that we've featured before. Then again, it's a very special day. Do you know what day it is? Y...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Iwamitsu Ryuichi

Welcome to of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature that makes you put off tagging all your images for another day.This week we highlight the work of the Ryuichi Iwamitsu, otherwise known as "Ryu," otherwise known as "Ryu's Form Site." As...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Falcoon

[Welcome, friends and right-click-savers, to another edition of Featured Fan Art, where we highlight and explore the best fandom-induced scribbles we can find.]Today's featured artist has been around for quite a while, and fighting game fan...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Miwa Shirow

Welcome to this week's edition of Featured Fan Art, where we put the spotlight on great fan art and the artists that make it, with the ultimate aim of providing much needed "sauce" for the random pictures you find floating about t...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Segami Daisuke

Welcome to this week's edition of Featured Fan Art, where we profile the work of the best otaku artists we can find in this here series of tubes.We turn the spotlight today to a an artist that truly qualifies for the title of "Fan Arti...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: MightyOtaking

Behold: the rebirth of the Featured Fan Art column! Tune in every week as we profile the work of some of the fandom's best creative talent. If you have an artist you think deserves recognition, let us know by emailing our tip line. Just put...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Neon Genesis Evangelion

As part of our celebration of all things Evangelion today since the film 1.01 has been released, I figured it would be a good time to poke my head into Pixiv, the Japanese DeviantArt, and find some works that caught my eye. After sifting th...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Bonnie Tang

When going around at conventions, I always love to take a look through the artist's alley, because you're bound to discover some amazing. And so that's what Featured Fan Art highlights: the best and brightest in talent. So this week, I'd li...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Baccano! 2010 calendar

Ben Huber had to create a 12 month calendar for his final project in his Presentation Techniques class. Like any normal otaku who is presented with such a daunting task, Ben decided to base it off anime, because we all know doing a school p...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Gundam fun colors!

There is nothing better than a Gundam model that is well put together, airbrushed, and miraculously detailed. Wait, there is one thing that is better; custom colors. Can anyone tell me what is better than a Gundam with the Stars and Stripes...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Celebrate Kamina day with Obama posters

Today is the day that Obama Kamina was sworn into office (along with Vice President Bright as you remember.) To help celebrate this momentous occasion, I decided to litter Japanator with “Obamicon” anime posters. However, it is ...

 
 
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Copyright infringement, one pumpkin at a time

It’s Halloween in the real world and in the world of the otaku as well. This is the time to help appease or animated masters by taking out our Pumpkin Scissors and carving our favorite characters or waifu into a pumpkin. Or if you are...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: PhotoFunia

Are you like me--Joe the otaku--and ever looked at a poster plastered on the side of a building and wondered what it would look like with Lelouch strutting himself all over it? Ever wanted to put your favorite anime character’s face o...

 
 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Gunpla are miniature robots of art

Gunpla, or “Gundam Plastic Models” might not seem like art at first glance. Maybe it has something to do with their commercial value or worldwide availability, or if you put them together wrong they look like crap (exclusively m...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Card Sagas Wars

This week’s Featured Fan Art goes beyond the normal fan art that most of us have grown used to. These aren’t your everyday pictures of your favorite anime and manga characters. Not only are these sprites fun to look at, but in t...

 
 
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Featured Fan Art: Fansubs are funny

First, let me just say that fansubs are art; in fact I predict in a thousand years people will look back to this time and remember us for our fantastic and utterly wonderful artists known as fansubbers. Or maybe this is all just an excuse s...

 
 




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