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Japanator Awards 2016: Christian's Top 5 Anime of the Year

With another batch of enjoyable anime released this year, another Top 5 article was certainly obligatory. Unfortunately, just like last year, I didn’t invest my time much in Anime and spent it a lot more video games instead, though I ...

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Japanator Awards 2016: Sal's Top 5 Anime of the Year

With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time for us to reminisce about the stuff that made our year worthwhile. Thanks to this tradition, this gives us the excuse to talk about our favorite anime shows that made our day. Even if things were...

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Japanator Awards 2016: Josh's Top 5 Anime of the Year

It’s that time of the year again, and increasingly I’ve found the biggest challenge of picking an anime of the year is actually remembering what I watched. This isn’t to say that the shows have been bad or forgettable...

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JapanaSix: 6 anime to binge over the holidays

Season's Greetings everyone! I'm sure for most of us Christmas day included eventful family gatherings, festive food porn, and some form of entertainment -a Christmas movie or two. I did plan to carve out time to enjoy some jolly good anime...

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JapanaSix: Top moments from Ajin Season 2

Ajin season 2 is back on our screens and every episode so far has been KICKING ASS. Check out my highlights from season 1 to refresh your memory of the story so far. This cour continues with the conflict between our badass bad dud...

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Here's what to look forward to in AJIN Season 2

It's official, Ajin Season 2 will be returning to our screens on October 7th, 2016. It will continue to air on Netflix so YAY! The third movie titled Ajin : Shogeki will be released on September 23rd 2016. I'm so STOKED ...

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JapanaFive: The best moments from AJIN's first season

Would you want to live forever? Even if it meant that practically the entire human race wanted you imprisoned? I’m talking secret government agencies who want to torture experiment on you, bounty hunters and national prominence as a m...

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JapanaTen: The Golden Rules of Durarara!!

I picked Durarara!! back up last month and it became a fast favourite amongst my weekly lineup. The colors, the violence, the fantastic English voice direction, and the air of supernatural elements mixed in with the heavy urban setting made...

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Japana-Seven: The 7 best One Piece anime filler arcs

Today I'm here to count down the top 7 animated fillers in One Piece as part of the 700th episode celebration. To make this list, it can be anything animated with One Piece slapped on it, from movies to omake. However, if Oda had a direct i...

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Japana-Seven: The 7 best One Piece storylines

The Straw Hats have been through a lot in their 16 years on TV. Through smiles, tears, Gomu Gomu no's, and devil fruits I've sat through it all just to see a glimmer of that almighty One Piece. So to celebrate 700 episodes/ 350 hours/ 14 da...

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JapanaTen: Romantic Comedies to celebrate Valentine's by

[Author's Note: This is for those who want romance, those who do not scroll no further! I have something else for you later today]Valentine's day falls on a weekend this year and I know some of you are in the mood for some romance anime to ...

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JapanaTen: Our Top Ten Horror Anime

Halloween is upon us, and it's time for horror movie marathons, bag snatching Trick or Treating, and consuming all the creepy media we can. But what if you happen to be an otaku? What's out there for you? Well, dear readers, plenty. You'r...

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JapanaTen: The top ten companies that should buy Atlus

Many of us here at Japanator have been a fan of Atlus’s games for quite a while. From Shin Megami Tensei to Catherine, the company has given us some great titles that have touched our hearts. With the fate of Atlus on the line, me and...

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JapanaTen: 10 Characters who'd be cool Americans

As the clock turns over on July 4th, it's time to think about American independence in the only way that an idle mind can in the middle of the night: in terms of coolness.  Y'see, there's a famous poem at the foot of the Statue of Libe...

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JapanaTen After Dark: Our 10 Favorite Fanservice Fiestas

Had enough of love, romance, and all that other junk? No need for all that gooey cootie-filled stuff? Well, we've got the list feature for you, an opposite number to the tender caresses of a Valentine's Day love-fest. Yes, today's After Dar...


JapanaTen: 10 rad artists that performed at MAGFest 11

I had the pleasure of attending MAGFest for the first time this year, and of course that meant meeting lots of cool people, sitting in a few panels and what might be most important for some: checking out loads of concerts. Since most, if no...


JapanaEight: Eight things that scare us

Take heed, dear readers! All Hallow's Eve is upon us, and on this most spooooky and scaaarrry of nights, things that go bump in the darkness ride out, be they on city streets in search of delicious candy, on videogame discs in search o...


JapanaTen: The Valkyries of Macross

Why does anybody really watch a mecha show? Is it for the deep stories that examine the relationships between people? How about the destruction that war causes and how it impacts the soldiers in the middle of it all? Nope, it's none of thos...


JapanaTen: Ten Bandai shows you should pick up right now

With Bandai announcing the final date that it will be accepting renewal orders, a ton of shows will be going out of print. Granted, there's a chance that some of the properties that Bandai had will be rescued, but it's entirely po...


JapanaTen: Our dream date spots for Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, everyone! Do you have a lover, 2D or otherwise? Yes? Then why are you here reading exploitative list features on the internet?! Take your lover out on a date! And no, I don't care if she or he is a pillow! That one guy...


JapanaTen: Delicious food we'd eat for Thanksgiving

Do you what day it is today? If you live in America, you may have an idea. If you don't, I'll tell you. It's Thanksgiving Day! What kind of day is that, you ask? It's a day for giving thanks for, er, things.  Aside from simply being gr...


JapanaTen: Ten characters we'd take on a trick-or-treat

Ah, All-Hallows-Even. The one time of the year that cosplay is expected as a societal norm! And not only is such a day of days (night of nights, really) great for being able to dress weird, it's also a great time to prowl neighborhoods in s...


JapanaTen: Our 10 favorite ends-of-the-world

Today is our last day on Earth, if some people to be believed. That might be a shock for the average person, but to a veteran viewer of anime, it's just another season, for Japanese fiction is chock-full of apocalyptic scenarios, some of wh...


JapanaTen: 10 characters we'd love to have mother us

Mothers are awesome. They play a very important role in the lives of their children, and that's perhaps the most understated statement one can make. That said, you could expect every site and their mother to come up with a "best of" list of...


JapanaTen: The 10 best British anime characters

Being a bunch of renaissance humans, we here at Japanator were well aware that a certain pair of British people getting married today is kind of a big thing. Eager to exploit this sudden surge in popularity for various things British we rus...


JapanaTen: The Highs and Lows of Generation V Pokemon

Let's talk numbers here for a minute. The Pokemon video game series recently celebrated its 15th anniversary on February 27th. Since the initial release of Red/Blue (Green in Japan) in 1996, four generations have amounted, each of them addi...


JapanaTen: 10 anime characters with no chance in reality

At times, anime is serious business. I can hold a strong conversation with other anime fans about the deep symbolism and thematic meanings in some titles, and refer to shows that I believe are truly considered pieces of art in some shape or...


JapanaTen: Further feeding your J-drama addiction

[Editor's note: Yaiko of Asian Pop Shock fame has kindly agreed to give us her take on the next ten dramas you must see. Enjoy!]  Hello, Japanator readers! Your new J-drama fangirl, Yaiko, here with my inaugural post. Ag...


JapanaTen: The Best and Worst 'Parts' of Panty & Stocking

2010 is now behind us, and as we journey ahead into a lush landscape of new Japanese animation territory we leave in our wake the bulk of the best series to arrive on our computer screens, various other monitors and mobile devices within th...


Japanator's top 10 anime series of 2010

That's right: it's time to get your rage hats on, because we're here to discuss the top ten anime series that came out in 2010. Much like our Top 50 Anime of the Decade series, this was done by a complicated voting matrix that involved stra...


JapanaTen: Ten reasons to watch Macross

It's no secret that a bunch of us here at Japanator are fans of the Macross series. When you have a franchise that has remained relevant for 20+ years, you're bound to make a few fans. Sadly, due to frivolous licensing problems, it's likely...


JapanaTen: The Beginners Guide to J-drama

You may have noticed that since I started writing more frequently at Japanator, our coverage of J-drama has gone significantly up. Along with semi-clothed Japanese boys, but you know, as much as that may seem like the reason I fell in love ...


JapanaTen: 10 Reasons why J-drama is better than plain TV

J-drama is its own thing. Some may think that it's just the Japanese version of primetime television, and...well, they're right. But it's totally different on so many other levels. I really think that the J-drama way is the better way. In c...


JapanaTen: Ten shows you that teach you how to be a man

"Being a man" is not an easy thing to do. There's no real guide to how to be an upright citizen, how to honor and care for your one true love, or what to do when your back is up against the wall. We have to discover it for ourselv...


JapanaTen: The top ten Japanese things I'm thankful for

While Japan does not celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, that's not going to stop me from giving thanks for all the wonderful things that have come out of the little island country. Some aspect of Japanese culture is in at least one part...


JapanaTen: Top Ten Macross Cosplays

Macross and cosplay... two of the most awesome things in the universe. Bring them together, and what do you get? Pure, epic deculture, that's what.This post is the result of hours spent slogging through the bowels of the intertubes, searchi...


JapanaTen: Ten most spineless male protagonists

The spineless male protagonist. His indecision or ability to do things for himself is a surefire way to stretch a storyline on and on and on. How else would stories like To Love-ru or Love Hina go on for as long as they did? If the protagon...


JapanaTen: The top ten anime girls I wish were real

The headline of this feature could be considered pretty sad, but I'm a confident guy, and I feel like I can proceed with this wishlist of 2D-to-3D transformation without worry of ridicule. I take that back. And it's not that I'm concerned a...


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