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Weekend Japanatainment: Twin Peaks Edition

I must confess to you, dearest Japanator reader: I have not seen Twin Peaks yet, which is a big gap in my pop culture knowledge space of all things quirky and weird. It's just that the ultra slow pace of the first few minutes of the show ju...

 
 
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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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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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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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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Spider-Man Edition

Power Rangers is one of the most cleverly disguised cultural import the US has ever received from Japan, taking Japanese footage from Super Sentai and then mixing in some bad acting footage from US actors. We've taken a lot of stuff f...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Anime Games Edition

[Possible mature language for the videos below] Video games based on anime are never in short supply, anime is a very exciting visual medium that lends well to the interactivity of video games. However, making video games is not an easy tas...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Hatsune Miku Commercials Edition

Japan is quite commonly stereotyped as a land full of crazy commercials and this belief is not wrong. Attention-grabbing attempts at trying to sell consumers on products and other tactics such as mascots only get bigger and louder with seem...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - 2007 Anime OP Edtion

It has been decade since 2007, a great year for anime with plenty of shows from that year that still pop up in must watch anime lists because many of them hold up to this today. I was looking at a show from 2007 and found other noteworthy s...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - DragonBall Z + Linkin Park Edition

If you were on the anime internet around the turn of the century, there was a prevalence of anime music videos that combined clips of the hit anime Dragon Ball Z with the music of the "nu-metal" band Linkin Park. It was quite the trend...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Winter Anime OP 2017 Edition

The new winter anime season has just begun and we have a lot of great new shows for everyone to watch while you cuddle up indoors, whether it is freezing or warm out or whatever crazy weather it is where you live. We've got both new shows a...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Cartoons Made in Japan Edition

Wait, what? Yes, I just blasphemously compared your beloved Japanese anime with American cartoons. Now, before you all start grabbing your imitation 'Made in China' Katanas and ninja run over to the Japanator building intending to HISATSU-R...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Prequel to Winter 2017 Edition

The new winter anime season is almost here and it looks like we're going to get a few sequels to some beloved anime soon. So I thought it would be perfect to check out some of the previous anime season openings to get everyone in the mood t...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - 90's Anime Movie Edition

The 1990's in the US was an exciting time for many anime fans, especially most of them didn't even know what the heck "anime" is yet. It was a time when anime was making it onto US airwaves and more anime came over with even less changes to...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Final Fantasy Anime Edition

The Final Fantasy series is one of the most prominent video game series from Japan and is still considered a big name even with the bumpy transition to the HD gaming era in the last decade. Last week marks the decade the end of the long wai...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese English Dubs Edition

As lovers of media from Japan, we often see dubs of our favorite Japanese shows and movies in English (or your native language) but we rarely see it the other way around when it comes to western media. This new thing called the "internet" t...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Cooking with Dog Edition

YouTube has countless channels on cooking all kinds of food and we love Japanese food here at Japanator for obvious reasons. There is one channel about cooking Japanese food that is very recognizable to many fans of Japanese cooking on YouT...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Monarchy Edition

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, the US is having an election in a few days. As much as everyone is already tired of the election news, being able to vote for a leader is better than having one chosen by people other than...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Scary Anime Edition

It's that time of the year again and I am slapping together an impromptu post about scary anime to coincide with the celebration of Halloween! This yearly event of dressing up and asking for candy from strangers is also about scary stuff (a...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Nintendo Anime Edition

If you've been around the interwebs lately, you may have heard of Nintendo's new gaming device that both does portable and home game console gaming, the new system called "Nintendo Switch". Now I wouldn't be a good "journalist" if I didn't ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Fall 2016 OP Edition

The fall anime season is here and I'm gonna be referencing something about the change in weather with the new anime line up but I'll save you from that cliche and I'll bring up that there is something for everyone this season. We've got som...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Anime ENGRISH Edition

Regular anime viewers may have encountered a moment of a poor attempt of speaking English once or twice, even though English is the second most spoken language in the world, not everyone will speak it well. Japan is a country that is a some...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Summer 2016 ED Edition

The Fall anime season starts soon and as the weather gets cooler for places north of the equator, the summer anime are ending/ended so it should be perfect to say farewell to the ending season by watching some endings! I won't be able to in...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Live Action Anime Edition

Clips of the controversial Hollywood live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell recently came out and the short clips just give us almost a minute of footage of the upcoming movie. Whatever your opinion of the casting, it looks ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Summer OP 2016 Edition

The summer anime season is coming to a close and the hot weather is finally letting up (except in weird places like Australia where it's winter time and dangerous creatures lurk at every corner). So it is the perfect time to showcase some o...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Konbini Edition

You've probably been to a convenient store before, they have drinks and snacks and other stuff you might need if you're pressed for time and they are useful in a pinch. I worked at one over a summer when I was young and I kind of dislike go...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - School Lunch Edition

If there is one thing I can point to that I love about Japanese culture that the US can learn is the way they have meals in lunch at school. You gotta fuel yourself properly to absorb all that knowledge and frozen fried stuff can get old re...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Sports Edition

The 2016 Olympics are done and the next summer Olympics are in Japan, so every weeb out there will be excited to see the next set of games taking place in the land of the Rising Sun. So this week, I thought it appropriate for Weekend Japana...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Vending Machine Edition

You've probably seen Japanese vending machines in various forms of Japanese media before, it's very much part of daily life in Japan with its highly mobile society that where a good chunk of the population use public transportation every da...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - US Fast Food in Japan Edition

Here's another helping of Weekend Japanatainment! This time it's about US fast food in Japan and how something so familiar can be so different. If you've never been outside the US, American fast food places have spread across the globe and ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Curry Edition

If you've never had Japanese Curry, I honestly feel bad for you. Japanese Curry is a culinary curiosity, it isn't as exotic as its Indian or Thai cousins and comes in different varieties from sweet, hot & spicy, fruity, or even a mix of...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Asian Kung Fu Generation

If you have been watching any popular anime from the last 15 years, you probably have heard of a song or two from the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Known to fans as "Ajikan" for short, Asian Kung Fu Generation formed back in ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Opening Parody Edition

The word 'Parody" is defined as "an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect" and this week's Japanatainment is all about parodies of openings from anime and live action. ...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanator Youtube

Hey readers! I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you all about our Japanator YouTube page where we have some nice video content and will have some more Japan-centric video entertainment in the future. We're planning on more types...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Rebirth Edition

So the last time I did this feature was when I took over almost 7 years ago, but I stopped because life got in the way. But now, it's back again bishies! Back to give you lovely readers some Japanese-related entertainment to brighten up you...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Summer 2009 Anime OP edition!

Video 1 - (ABOVE) Bakemongatari Episode 1 OP - SHAFT, the people that brought you the Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei anime, which shares the same art style. Video 2 - Bakemonogatari Episode 2 OP - Seems SHAFT has lots of time and money on their ...

 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Japanese superhero parody edition!

Tonight on Weekend Japanatainment, we have a Japanese Superhero-filled edition to grab your attention for a good few minutes! As we all know, Japanese Superheroes area bit different from their American counterparts and are a bit more over-t...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Gacktapalooza Edition!

This week's Japanatainment features one of Japan's most popular artists, this artist has been on everything from movies to video games. It's only about time that he should be in this edition of weekend Japanatainment. The inspiration for th...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Copypasta Edition!

This weekend, Tim Sheehy and I are headed to Dallas, Texas for A-Kon 20, the longest running anime convention in North America. So I'm a bit busy with preparations and such. So I've thrown together a bunch of stuff from all over to please y...

 
 




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