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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Music and Misc.

You've already seen our holiday recommendations for anime, manga, and video games; what could possibly be left? Quite a lot, actually. Not only do we have recommendations for music lovers (and we hope that group includes pretty much everyon...

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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Video Games

Welcome to Japanator's 2013 holiday guide to excellent video games. Just like anime and manga, there's a seemingly endless parade of titles out there vying for your attention, and we're here to ensure you don't swerve off the path into purc...

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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Guide: Manga

Black Friday has already come and gone, which means that the days are quickly counting down before you need a gift. Bookstores are still a viable retailer for manga, which saves you with that last-minute gift. Are you standing in front of t...

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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime

Wondering what to pick up for the otaku in your life this holiday season? Well, you should be. If you give someone a bad anime this year, who knows what could happen? Friendships could be lost over the misguided gift of Rurouni Kenshin: New...


Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Goods and Music

The time is now, dear readers, as we come closer and closer to the time of gift-giving, and also to the end of Japanator's shopping guide season! We brought you our gift suggestions for videogames, anime and film, and printed media, but now...


Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Manga and Books

The holiday blitz continues, as does Japanator's blitz of holiday shopping advice! After telling you which videogames and anime to buy for you and yours, today we're getting all "old-fashioned" by making recommendations for (gasp!) print me...


Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime and Film

Hello again, and welcome to the next part of Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide! The other day we gave you our recommendations for the best videogames, but now it's time to take a look at the latest batch of stuff to pile into stocking...


Japanator's 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Games

The holidays are upon us, dear readers, and where that usually means celebrating togetherness and occasionally the birth of a major religious figure, it also means having to shell out tons of monies for gifts to distribute to frie...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide 2011: Toys 'n Stuff

Happy Friday, everyone! Just as Friday brings the end to the week, so does it bring the end of a week's worth of amazing recommendations from our experienced editors. Yes, friends, 'tis sad but true: This is the last installment of Japanato...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide 2011: Music and Film

The holiday monster approaches ever closer, and the only thing you can do to slay it is to make sure you've got stuff for all yourself, your friends, and your loved ones! That's why Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide is here this year! Toni...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide 2011: Manga and Books

Clear your shelves, friends and readers! Gift-giving time approaches, and one must prepare for the tide of sweet, sweet books and manga to come squeezing into your library! Let it never be said that we at Japanator ignore the still serenity...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide 2011: Games

What's up (videogame) players?! Shopping's up, that's what! And we're here to help you with that! Sadly, we can't actually buy anything for you, but we'll be happy to tell you what to buy for your friends this holiday! And remember, you&nbs...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide 2011: Anime

Hey, everyone! Got all your holiday shopping done yet? Regardless of your answer, you've still got more to do, now that we here at Japanator are putting out 2011's Holiday Shopping Guide! Let our editors take you on a whirlwind tour of wall...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide: Video Games

Hey! Are you a gamer who's tired of all those jerks on the internet making fun of Japan's game? Or are you the type of gamer who makes fun of Japan's games, but has a weeaboo gamer friend that you need to buy a gift for? Or are you somethin...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Otaku Goods

So by now, you've probably seen a bunch of fabulous shopping guides for all kinds of anime and manga, game and movie stuff, even music - but now it's time for all the good stuff. That's right, loyal readers...it's time for the stuff that re...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Music

It's that time of year again, so get ready for our latest Holiday Shopping Guide! I'm not sure how many of you have actually bought a CD in recent years but if you haven't, then you probably have no idea what you're missing out on...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime

The hardest part about picking out shows for friends is you're never quite sure how they'll react -- will they absolutely devour it, or will the box set be a poor choice and they'll have to slog through episode after episode, just to seem l...


Japanator's Holiday Shopping Guide: Books and Movies

Sure, maybe you've seen our 2010 anime guide, our otaku guide, and our manga guide (or if you haven't yet, you will soon). But maybe you're a little snobby when it comes to your taste. Maybe you prefer live action films. Or maybe, even wors...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Manga

Holiday shopping can be stressful. You want to get your friends something they'll like, but you're afraid those potential gifts won't be up their alley. And you certainly can't get a gift card, because most people think they are impersonal ...


Reminder: Have you gotten all your holiday shopping done?

We're already halfway through Hanukkah, and Christmas is right around the corner. Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? I know I haven't, and time is really running out. Sure I could be a jerk and forget everyone, but ...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime

If you're like me, you're probably going to wait until the very last minute to get your gifts for friends and family. I don't blame you. People should be thankful they're even getting gifts, right? Who cares when you buy it, as long as...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Odds and Ends edition

Still shopping for the holidays? Did you stuff the stockings with manga and film, but find yourself with under-the-tree space to fill? How about tossing some extra-special, somewhat unclassified goodies in there? Or maybe you just want some...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Japanese films

The holidays are coming, my faithful Jtor readers, and we know you have gifts to buy. If you follow the same process I do when it comes to Christmas shopping, you buy one gift for a friend, one gift for yourself, one gift for your mom, one ...


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Manga edition!

It's that time of the year: to start shoving people aside in order to claim that last item on store shelves so you can give it to someone else. The worst part about holiday shopping, though, is when you get trapped in a store and have no id...


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