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Week Ender - 10 YEARS AGO EDITION

I'm gonna take you all for a nostalgia trip (or a history trip, you young whippersnappers--- GET OFF MY LAWN!). 2006 was a great year for anime with shows that are still enjoyed today. Someone on my twitter feed reminded me that some popula...

 
 
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OP Up! - 10 YEARS AGO EDITION

The year 2006 was a great one for anime and a lot of the anime that premiered in that year are considered to be the best and are still enjoyed by anime fans to this day. I looked at the list of the anime that came in that year and I was sur...

 
 
 
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Aw, snap: Rei Hiroe and ZAQ are heading to AnimeNEXT

With almost a month left until June, it turns out that the man behind the original Black Lagoon manga, Rei Hiroe, and the singer of Love, Chunibiyo & Other Delusions' opening, ZAQ, are making an appearance at AnimeNEXT '16. I may b...

 
 
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Week Ender - Last Season (Winter 2016) Edition

I am really digging the use of a lot of colors in openings and endings lately, it's a trend I am fully embracing and wish that the creativity with the new style leads to more beautiful eye candy. This week's selection of endings (or even th...

 
 
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OP Up! - Last Season (Winter 2016) Edition

The new season is here and last season is sooooo last season but that won't stop me from looking back at some of the openings that I really liked. A lot of shows have taken inspiration from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and totally went wit...

 
 
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JoJo Part 4's 8-bit ending theme will heal all of your wounds

You know that Studio Megaane is an impressive person when he releases a chiptune version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable's ending theme within the same timeframe that the anime's tune made its debut. I guess this means ...

 
 
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Rest in Peace: Digimon Song Performer Kouji Wada passes away

It's time for a moment of silence, as Kouji Wada, the guy who sang most of the themes from the Digimon franchise, has left our world on April 3 at the age of 42. The cause of his passing was due to cancer in his upper pharynx. Originally, i...

 
 
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BABYMETAL rocks the Late Show in their US television debut

If anyone remembers when Hatsune Miku showed up at the Late Show back in in late 2014, it was a bit of an awkward affair. I don't think anyone bothered to explain properly about Miku and her popularity in Japan, but earlier this week we hav...

 
 
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Watch this Cute and Clever Music Video for your Smartphone

Normally, I hate it when people shoot video on their phones using the portrait orientation since it isn't the optimal way to frame a shot about 98% of the time. But when someone uses the orientation in a clever way such as the video above,...

 
 
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Rejoice: Two new Utada Hikaru singles launch this month

When one becomes a parent, the world around them tends to change as it marks the beginning of a new journey in life. As Utada Hikaru was preparing her new album while trying to balance her new path, it turns out that folks are getting two s...

 
 
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Bakuryu Change: Abaranger's 8-bit opening is out on a rampage

I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or not, but I find it too convenient that Studio Megaane's latest chiptune song happens to be his take on Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger, which happens to be a hot-blooded ridiculously over-the-top dinosaur-...

 
 
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Awaken your instincts with Zyuohger's 8-bit opening

It's time for us to unleash our loudest Tarzan yell as Studio Megaane uses his Retro Cube to turn the opening of the animal and cube-themed Super Sentai series, Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger, into a chiptune that'll make anyone want to tap ...

 
 
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Week Ender - Adapted Drama Edition

When they make a manga or novel into live action, there will always be differences. Either they take away something or add something, it will always be different. Then there are are manga or novels that are so insane that you would think th...

 
 
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OP Up! - Adapted Drama Edition

Most of the anime we watch are usually adapted from either manga or novels but sometimes manga or novels get the occasional live action adaptation. However, some get multiple forms of adaptations and usually are changed for the better or wo...

 
 
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Week Ender - Giant Plot Edition

This has been the easiest theme to find videos for, with a lot of anime having characters that are well-endowed in the chest area. Often referred to as "plot", giant breasts are a staple in anime and manga. I could only make a conjecture as...

 
 
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OP Up! - Giant Plot Edition

One thing I noticed with localized anime releases in the US that has always stood strong are anime that feature females that are well-endowed in the chest region. The market never went away and I am always amazed at how anime that feature b...

 
 
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Week Ender - Sweaty Sports Men Edition

It was International Women's Day last Tuesday so I took the chance to feature some anime that is loved by a lot of women. A lot of which feature sweaty sports men. What was once a genre that was for men who burn with passion for the thrill ...

 
 
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OP Up! - Sweaty Sports Men Edition

Yesterday was International Women's Day, and to celebrate that wonderful day for all women, I chose this week's theme to be something that a lot women like in anime. I wracked my brain a bit about the anime that is really popular with a lot...

 
 
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Week Ender - Anime Matsuri X Edition

The first day of Anime Matsuri is done and the second day is here! I hope everyone in attendance of AM (Anime Matsuri) is enjoying their time. I am probably gorging on yummy food truck food when this goes live and/or running around taking p...

 
 
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OP Up! Anime Matsuri X Edition

I love Anime conventions, I am here today at Japanator because of some cool people I met up with at an anime convention. These gatherings allow fans to express their love for their favorite things in an fun environment filled with people do...

 
 
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Week Ender - Top Anime Edition

So I've been having an amazing birthday celebration so far which I will end with some great gourmet ramen tomorrow night. Now I chose this week's theme since I wanted to take it easy but it's proven to be the same amount of work normally. I...

 
 
 
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OP Up! - Top Anime Edition

So it's my birthday this week so I'm taking it easy and I am also not feeling well because of allergies and sinus stuff so I'm totally phoning this one in more than usual. Please pardon the intentional poor quality of this week's feature se...

 
 
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Week Ender - Swordswomen Edition

There's something about women wielding swords that is just really appealing to me. We see them a lot in anime and manga so I know I am not alone in my infatuation in seeing women cut up some fools with a sword. I don't much else to say abou...

 
 
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OP Up! Swordswomen Edition

I just noticed that all the openings I chose for this week's selection featured characters whose design featured a lot of the color red. I love that a lot, and it's also a bonus that they have swords. So this week's selection is all about w...

 
 
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Week Ender - Collectible Creatures

They sure did make a lot of cartoons that were secretly commercials back in the day and I gotta say that the ones from Japan were the best. The cartoons (which were secretly anime) had a different flavor compared to the US cartoons that wer...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: flumpool

The rock don't stop. It's finally Friday, and that means it's time to cut loose a little. To bring it in right, we have the Osaka four piece, flumpool. It's hard to believe they are now celebrating their ninth year with the new single, Yor...

 
 
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OP Up! - Collectible Creatures Edition

Commercials disguised as TV shows have been around since the dawn of television and they're still around. Anime just is one of those perfect medium (it's not a genre) to sell products to children and even adults, and anime franchises design...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: BUMP OF CHICKEN

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, A Daily Dose returns for at least a little while. What could stir its return? Some amazing music pouring out of Japan of course! What better way to kick things back off than with the hot new track fr...

 
 
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Week Ender - One Year Anniversary Edition

It's been a year since I started these features and I'm still not good at it. There was a book that said that it took 10 thousand hours to be an expert at something, and I reckon I only like have 10 minutes of total effort put into these th...

 
 
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OP Up! - One Year Anniversary Edition

So hey, it's been a year since I came back to Japanator and started these weekly features about anime opening and endings. Yes, I am also a couple of days late but life is much more crazy for me than it was a year ago when I had tons of fre...

 
 
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Week Ender - Anime Game Edition Part 2

This week's selection of endings is all about Anime based on video games and this is the second time I've done this theme after about doing these features for almost a year. There are enough of these anime to warrant the second time, s...

 
 
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OP Up! Anime Game Edition Part 2

So I've done this theme before, it's been almost a year since I started these opening & ending features and after doing almost 50 of these things, I've learned that I might eventually have to revisit themes and topics. Good thing is tha...

 
 
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Week Ender - Mystery Edition

I love mystery anime. There's just something about an animated medium that lends well to presenting a mystery. Live action, the written word and manga can be limited by the talent of the creators, though anime also has those constraints too...

 
 
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OP Up! - Mystery Edition

The mystery genre is quite common in manga and anime, its a nice change from all the action involving swords and martial arts. The thrill and suspense rely more on the cerebral aspects and with a visual medium like anime and manga, complex ...

 
 
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Week Ender - High School Life Edition

I'M LATE, I'M LATE! Oh hello! Sorry about that, we had some technical problems and I had some stomach problems this past weekend so this was hella late. So let's just get on with this week's selection of anime endings for Week Ender and it'...

 
 
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OP Up! - High School Life Edition

High School. It's a setting often seen in anime and manga. For those of that are in that high school age, it's a time of self-discovery and that time between childhood and adultlife where new things open up. It also happens to be the main a...

 
 
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Week Ender - Best Endings of 2015 Edition

I gotta clear up one thing: The endings featured on here aren't the best endings of anime this past 2015 but the endings OF the best anime of 2015. There might be some anime from last year that may have been not so good but have a great end...

 
 
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OP Up! - Best Openings of 2015 Edition

2015 was a great year for anime, we had anime that had bears that turned into girls set in a post-apocalyptic bear world and we even had a cute girl that was as much as a trash weeb we are in real life. Everyone has their personal favorite ...

 
 




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