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Review: Little Witch Academia (Season 1)

I've been anticipating Little Witch Academia for quite some time. Studio Trigger, the studio behind Kill la Kill and Space Patrol Luloco, produced a series created by Yoh Yoshinari, who's worked on Medabots, Gu...

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Final Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!

At the start of the Fall 2016 season, as the Japanator staff chose anime to cover, Managing Editor Josh Tolentino warned me about selecting Keijo!!!!!!!!. He told me to be sure about covering this show because I'd have to keep up with it ev...

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Annotated Anime: Keijo!!!!!!!! episodes 2-5

The series premiere of Keijo!!!!!!!! was probably the most confusing anime I've seen this season, and most likely the year. Introducing a world in which busty girls attack each other with their butts for money, I expected the show to be ano...

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First Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!

Keijo!!!!!!!! has both the best and worst first episode I have ever seen in anime. It's most likely one of the biggest surprises of the Fall season merely for its audacity to exist. In a wonderful maelstrom of fan service, slick action anim...

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Robot Girls Z is full of wonderful

Speaking frankly, I'm not a mecha kid of guy. It's pretty hard to find me watching anything that has to do with mecha outside, say, Macross. Even then, I come for the music and stay for the action. Anyways, what I am is a guy who likes gir...


Discotek Media licenses Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

Long time readers may remember that I reviewed Diebuster a couple years back. I fellated the show, and with good reason. It's one of my favorite OVAs, only topped by it's predecessor, Gunbuster. The only problem is that it's a fairly p...


Friday Night Fights: Rally Vincent vs. Revy

*ding ding ding* IT'S OVER!! With the wave of her fan and jiggle in her step. Mai Shiranui is the winner! (14 > 11) We are going to keep this lady train a move'n. This time around, girls with guns. In one corner we have the agile&nb...


Pregnant and new mothers get their own manga reading room

Here's a novel idea: a manga reading room that caters exclusively to new and expecting mothers. It's the brainchild of 37-year-old Ayako Ueki, who thought of the idea while on maternity leave. The room is located in Tokyo's Nerima district ...


Candy ad comes under fire for controversial AKB48 kiss

A recent ad for Pucchu candy featuring AKB48 has caught the eye of the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization, a Japanese broadcasting standards group. They claim the ad, which depicts members of AKB48 passing a piece of c...


John Goodman's face on anime girls is the best blog today

It's Friday. You've almost made it through a long work week. You're looking forward to relaxing over the weekend, and I can help with that. I've got something special for you, baby. Let me whisper it in your ear: "John Goodman's face on ani...


Science! Why tsundere girls are appealing

Why do guys like tsundere girls? Surely going after a girl that doesn't abuse you seems a lot safer? Is there some reason why guys will go along with the verbal barrage (other than the obvious reason)? Yoshihito Naitou, a psychologist ...


9 things that Japanese girls don't like about otaku

Japan's dating scene has gotten so bad that even the government is getting involved, in hopes of getting more couples to get it on. They're pushing girls to put themselves out there more and teaching guys how to be likable on a date. For so...


Official Surge Concerto images reveal... pretty girls

Surprise, surprise. We can now confirm through a new set of images that Gust's recently announced Vita game, Surge Concerto: Ciel no Surge, contains a plethora of attractive women. I know many of you are as blown away as I am at this revela...


The newest AKB48 member isn't real

It seems like new idols are being made every day in Japan, but rarely is it as literal as with this story. The latest member of the idol group AKB48, Aimi Eguchi, is entirely virtual. However, unlike fellow virtual idol Hatsune Miku, this i...


Italian ramen gains fans from girls watching their weight

Ramen is awesome. Noodles in swirls of fat and salt make for one tasty treat, albeit on that's high in calories and sodium. So for women in Japan, it's easy to see why they might try to avoid it if possible, making ramen more of a man's mea...


SDN48 debuts first single and poses for Weekly Playboy

As if super girl group AKB48 wasn't big enough, they have a ton of sister groups. (One thinks that having all these sister acts get together on stage might cause gravity to collapse and form a black hole that consumes Tokyo.) One ...


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 ...


New hobby combines hot anime girls and cars for total win

A new hobby is emerging in Japan called itasha. Of all the unusual hobbies we hear of from Japan, what could this one possibly be? It's actually quite tame compared to some, but brings all the fun of Pimp My Ride (cue multiple Xzi...


Japanese women don't understand men, sun rises yet again

It seems Japanese women just don't understand their men. According to a survey posted on What Japan Thinks, women find themselves perplexed over twenty different things men do that just don't make any sense to them. Some of them are quite u...


Bring an iPhone to a dating party and be a hit with girls

Chalk up another victory to the iPhone in Japan. Not content with just being a hot gadget, Apple's iPod reinvention has begun to sneak its way into the dating scene. Special apps are coming out devoted to "gokon" (short for "...


Cosplay Goddess Alodia to be in WoW movie

In my opinion, Japanator's been long overdue for a post about the Cosplay Goddess Alodia, who has been making waves in the international Cosplay scene with her amazing cosplay crafting talents. If you've never heard of her, you may have se...


Strike Witches manga is on hiatus due to disorganization

Were you aware there was a Strike Witches manga? Because I wasn't aware there was a Strike Witches manga. Apparently there are several! I thought the anime was ridiculous enough without creating more of the property. But don't worry about n...


Gyaru girls march in support of...tampons?

Well this is certainly one way to get people to notice your cause. According to Japan Probe, the Unicharm Corporation apparently convinced around 100 gyaru to wear pink shirts and wave fans around in order to promote the use of tampons. It'...


Damn, girl

Call me when you get done being a bitch in the background footage of weather news broadcasts.


AKB48 to get a new sister group

That's right, kids! In Japan's ever growing quest to endlessly churn out more and more popstars, the famous AKB48 and SKE48 groups are getting a new sister group to add to the list. Osaka based NMB48, named after the Namba area of...


You are going to thank me: Horikita Maki in LovePhoto

As you all know, my first j-drama was Hana Kimi, and not only did I develop severe lust for Oguri Shun back then, but I also got a terrible girl-crush on Horikita Maki, who played the lead character and was just exactly the type of spirited...


Oricon votes on hottest celeb lips, Matsujun and Aya win

I've decided I want to work at Oricon. All these freaking people do is sit around surveying the Japanese on who's hot, who would be fun to kiss, who has the best ass, who would make the greatest boyfriend, who would perform cartwheels in th...


Anime's Most Memorable: Noriko Takaya

Hot blood, GAR and robots go together like peanut butter, marshmallows and chocolate: Though you can have any one without the other, the combination far surpasses the individual parts. Think of all the awesome robot shows you've seen that h...


More details about Sleeping with Hinako

Thanks to my secret industry connections DannyChoo, more information about the upcoming OVA Sleeping with Hinako has been revealed. Apparently, this incarnation of Hinako is designed as a nighttime companion; the interactive DVD and bluray ...


Record of Agarest War trailer is hella sexy

I'm not an avid gamer, so I wasn't too interested in the Record of Agarest War box art controversy from a few months ago. Hell, I can't even be bothered playing a JRPG unless the title begins with "Tales of". However, Axsys Games'...


Training With Hinako sequel teaches you how to... sleep?

Most of you remember Training with Hinako, the moe fitness video where we stared at Hinako's bouncing boobs as she attempted to teach us about exercise. Well, it appears a sequel is in the works, and it's called... Sleeping with Hinako.Yeah...


Santa Girls: Boxing Day Edition

Ah, Boxing Day... that magical time of year when we return all our crappy Christmas presents. Whether it's tube socks, an electric tea kettle or that stupid Scooby-Doo tie your in-laws gave you, nothing can escape being exchanged for Wal-Ma...


Santa Girls: Christmas Day Edition

Well, Christmas is almost over. Did you get all the presents you wanted?If you did, congratulations. Now run along and play with your shiny new toys. For those of you who didn't, I have a consolation prize... more sexy Santa girl pics! Hey,...


Santa Girls: Christmas Eve Edition

Ho ho ho! Christmas Eve is upon us, and Santa is already making his way across the night sky to deliver presents to all the good little boys and schoolgirls. However, since I don't trust the big red guy, I've decided to deliver my Christmas...


Top Ten Otaku Wives of 2009

The tsundere version of myself kept bringing up an unfortunate truth yesterday... many otaku don't have girlfriends. Perhaps this is what drives them to claim their favorite anime characters as "their waifu". Some even like to thi...


Tsundere Day wrap-up gallery

Well, Tsundere Day is finally coming to an end. However, I still have all these images I collected for today's festivities, but wound up not using. So, I figured why not make a miscellaneous tsundere gallery for all the perverts on Japanato...


Tsundere scolding by Shizuka Ito

I know many of you readers are claiming that the Tsunder-Ray converted you into aspiring tsunderes, but I know better. You're actually just a bunch of lonely otaku perverts who get some sort of sick sexual thrill from having a woman scold a...


My Favorite Tsundere: Mikoto Misaka

When it comes to girls, I can be a bit picky. Like any other healthy human male in his prime, I tend to judge potential romantic interests based on their appearance. However, that's only part of the equation; in order for me to to truly fal...


Today is Tsundere Day!

Here at Japanator, we're fans of random themed holidays. We'll take any excuse to write snarky articles and post huge galleries for our readers' enjoyment. Sometimes, these days coincide with real world events, and other times they are comp...


Cheerleaders Part Two

Hey, you're back. That means you must have enjoyed Part One of my cheerleader gallery. It's good to see you taking a healthy interest in the future of American moe anthropomorphism. Your country is proud of you!After spending hours going th...


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