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Strong Style: A Block beatdown

Hello and welcome to another edition of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we once again have two big hours as we wrap up the A block in the G1 26 tournament. We are at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo o...

 
 
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Strong Style: This will be good!

Hello everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we got a double shot of action as we continue our look at the G1 tournament 26. Last week we took a look at the first night of acti...

 
 
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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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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 20-22

We are back as Tiger Mask W rolls on. The second season has been all over the place and doesn't seem to have much direction. Even though the plot advances in baby steps, we still get some storyline development. Naoto and Ruriko have an awkw...

 
 
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Strong Style: G1 26 is here!

Hello everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start off the ultra important G1 Climax Tournament 26. We will see the best of the best in NJPW face off and the winner of ...

 
 
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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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Review: Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

What's in a name? For Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, the name is everything. I'm not referring to "Ordinal Scale", the word from the title, though. I'm referring to Sword Art Online, the title that has, to this day, loomed large...

 
 
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Strong Style: Makin' it Rain

Welcome once again to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are back in Osaka and the Osaka-Jo hall for Dominion 2016. We cap off our look of this big show with the IWGP title on the line! But bef...

 
 
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Strong Style: Aerial Assassin vs Time Splitter

Greetings mat fans and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are traveling to Osaka (waka laka party time!) to the Osaka-Jo hall for Dominion 2016. Our first look at this BIG card ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 17-19

Tiger Mask W seems to have an ongoing struggle with itself. It seems to keep coming off the rails more times than the mine cart in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It sometimes looks like the animators are entertaining themselves with ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Super Juniors Finals!

Hello again Puroresu fans and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we take off from last week as we look at the finals of the 23rd Best of The Super Juniors tournament. So let's go b...

 
 
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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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Strong Style: Bring on the Juniors!

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Now that the Wrestlekingdom coverage is over we get back to business. This week we take a look at some of the matches from the Best of the Super ...

 
 
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Loot Anime: Dimension - Japanator Unboxing

We've all probably fantasized of embarking on great adventures in worlds of sword and sorcery and doing all kinds of cool thing like slay dragons and saving kingdoms. This setting is familiar to those who are fans of anime and manga, with ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Wrapping up WrestleKingdom 11

Hello again gang and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we take one last visit to WrestleKingdom 11 from the Tokyo Dome. We have both the Junior Heavyweight and Tag titles on the line plu...

 
 
 
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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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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 14-16 and more!

We are back with the second season of Tiger Mask W. The big match between Tiger Mask and Yellow Devil ended with disappointment for Naoto as well as Takuma as their quest for revenge hits a roadblock. Where do we go from here? Let...

 
 
 
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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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Review: One Piece Film Gold

If there’s something we can all agree on, it’s that the recent One Piece movies has been epicuticular — Strong World, Film Z and now Film Gold. It’s no wonder that these films have been great since Eiichiro Oda have ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Best Match Ever

Hello Japan wrestling fans and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV! We are back after a break and we start off the first show of the year with WrestleKingdom 11's MAIN EVENT! It seems AXS TV h...

 
 
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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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Impressions: Fate/Grand Order: First Order

I have to admit that I was initially rather disappointed to learn that Fate/Grand Order: First Order was being planned as a one-off TV special, rather than a full-season TV series, as the rumors had originally stated. After all, i...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 11-13

We are back at it with the further adventures of Tiger Mask W after a holiday break. We are at the end of the first season and the GWM's Masked World tournament is in it's second round so let's get started with the action!

 
 
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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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Japanator Awards 2016: Soul's picks for the best of the year

Hey, Gang! It's that time of the year where we look back at the last twelve months and decide what was the best of the best. Since I like to cover more than just animated adventures, I'm putting my stamp on other things Japan related I...

 
 
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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: Nick's Top 5 Anime of the Year

While 2016 has been kind of a bummer year all around, there have been some great anime releases. Series challenging typical action tropes, traditional animation, conventional character growth, and even redefined how long an anime had to be ...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Galaxy

We're ending the year with a big bang with an out-of-this-world themed Loot Anime box full of goodies with the theme "Galaxy"! We have some pretty cool merch here that is sure to please Space Cowboys everywhere! I absolutely dug the items ...

 
 
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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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Gems of Japan: Why is Christmas popular here?

As I cycled through the streets of Tokyo, Shibuya to be specific, I couldn't help but notice the Christmas lights and decorations throughout the city. "This can't be what I think it is; the decorations surely aren't set up for Christmas, it...

 
 
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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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Strong Style: Becoming a Dontaku Otaku!

Hello, puroresu fans, and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we got a big night as we have three shows. The date is May 3, 2016, and we are at the International Center at Fukuoka. So...

 
 
 
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Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 8-10

The adventures of Tiger Mask W continues here as we look at the next batch of episodes from the series. So far we've had some ups and downs as far as episodes go but so far I've been enjoying it. Where do we go now? Let's find out!

 
 
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Strong Style: Fale of fish

Welcome back to another week of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling action on AXS TV. This week we have two big episodes! The first is the third episode covering Invasion Attack 2016 held at the famed Sumo Hall in Toky...

 
 
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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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