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Japanator's Summer 2016 Anime Preview Guide!

A happy Monday to you, and a happy July 4th to all our American readers! What better way is there to celebrate American independence than by staying home and watching a buttload of Japanese cartoons? Welcome to Japanator's Summer 2016 Anime...

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Japanator's Spring 2016 Anime Preview Guide!

It may be April 1st today, but it's also the start of the Spring Anime Preview, which means that folks can have fun with boisterous humor and anticipation for the latest in Japanese cartoon goodness. This is Japanator's Spring 2016 Ani...

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WrestleKingdom 10 looks to be unforgettable

If you have been following Japanator's coverage of NJPW on AXS TV or are just a fan of Japanese pro wrestling in general, then you are probably familiar with WrestleKingdom. It has become the biggest wrestling event for New Japan as well as...

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Attack on Titan: Junior High preview released

The mega-popular anime and manga series Attack on Titan has played host to several spin-off stories from the series. Now you can add one more to the list with Attack on Titan: Junior High, where things get slightly smaller, and cute. A prev...

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Japanator's Summer 2015 Anime Preview Guide!

The Summer is nigh and the sun is out, and you know what that means, folks: Huddle indoors and watch Japanese cartoons! Well, come to think of it, that's our solution to every season, but hey, we're probably biased. After all, this is Japan...

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Japanator's Spring 2015 Anime Preview Guide!

Spring is in the air, folks! First-semester romance, flower-viewing parties, and the first blooms of the season! And like those youngest, prettiest buds, we here at Japanator are ready to scope out the brand-newest (and brand-nudist for Tri...

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Japanator's Winter 2015 Anime Preview Guide!

Winter may be upon us, and as the weather cools, it's the perfect time to curl up by the fire or stick your legs under the kotatsu and let the Japanese cartoons roll! This is Japanator's official Winter 2015 Anime Preview Guide! As eve...

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Japanator's Fall 2014 Anime Preview Guide!

As the leaves turn, so do the hearts of men, as humanity's collective consciousness casts its gaze upon matters of true universal importance: The next batch of animated offerings from Glorious Nippon. This is Japanator's Fall 2014 Anime Pre...

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Check out the first seven minutes of HAL

This one seemed have just slipped by me. Studio WIT, which is a subdivision of the mighty Production I.G. has a new animated film coming out, under the unassuming title HAL. The name gives me some serious Space Odyssey flash backs of glowi...

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Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide, Part 2!

The sun's up and it's time to get the heck into the shade and watch some Japanese cartoons! Welcome to the second part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! Just as we did in yesterday's first part, we're here to take a sidelong g...

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Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide, Part 1!

It's the summertime, and the weather is high. You can reach right up, and touch the sky. When the weather's fine, we've got Japanese cartoons on the mind! It's the first part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! This is where the...

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Japanator's Spring 2014 Anime Preview Guide!

Spring hasn't really sprung for me in my neck of the woods yet, but it's officially the season of flower buds and abundant sunshine, no matter what my thermostat says. Fortunately, even if I have to wait a while for warm, beautiful weather ...

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Preview: Cloudbuilt

I don't like hand-holding. Sometimes, I want to jump in and make my own mistakes. I don't want the safety net of a checkpoint or the illusion of control afforded to me by objectives. Perhaps that's why, even in games like Mirror's Edge that...

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Import Preview: Puyo Puyo Tetris

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably read my tweets hyping up Sega's new crossover puzzle game, Puyo Puyo Tetris. A few folks have expressed confusion toward my excitement, going so far as to wonder if I'm just being sar...

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Japanator's Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide!

As the year draws to a close, it's time to think about all the Japanese cartoons you'll be watching next year. That's right, folks, it's Japanator's Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide! We're here to deliver the preliminary word on the latest -...

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An artbook preview just for Luka Megurine's biggest fans

UDON Entertainment have revealed a nifty 12-page preview of an artbook featuring the lovely Luka Megurine all by her glamorous self. This artbook comprises over 150 illustrations on 96 pages created by over 35 artists, and it's available fo...

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Japanator's Fall 2013 Anime Preview Guide!

The fall anime season just kicked off, and you guys need to know who's covering which shows for Annotated Anime. Here at Japanator, we like to imagine that you base your viewing decisions strictly on which of your favorite staffers is takin...

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TGS 2013: Jumping in with J-Stars Victory VS

It wouldn't be a stretch to say that nearly three quarters of Namco Bandai's Tokyo Game Show booth is composed of Shonen Jump games.  Perhaps the biggest of the bunch is J-Stars Victory VS for the PS3 and the Vita. A four player versus...

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TGS 2013: A look at Tales of Symphonia Chronicles

I didn't exactly have high expectations for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, but it still somehow managed to miss them by a long shot. First, I have a confession to make. I've never actually played past the first two hours of the original Tal...

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TGS 2013: Partying with Sengoku Basara 4

I've never been much of a fan of Koei's Dynasty Warriors series. That isn't to say the appeal is lost on me; the idea of smashing through hundreds of weak soldiers has always been an exciting one. I suppose in my case, DW just seemed to tak...

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TGS 2013: Hands on with Geist Crusher

Capcom's latest attempt at capturing the hearts and minds of Japanese children comes in the form of 3DS action game, Geist Crusher. Developed by Treasure, makers of many a classic video game, Geist Crusher is a 3rd person action brawler tha...

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TGS 2013: Hands on with Sen no Kiseki

Despite the fact that Falcom's latest JRPG, Sen no Kiseki, is hitting store shelves next Thursday, I couldn't help but hit the lines to play the demo here at TGS. For those of you unaware, Sen no Kiseki is the sixth game in the mainline Kis...

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Little Busters! returns with a bonus episode

It's been quite some time since we last saw the colourful members of the Little Busters, but not to worry, as they'll be returning in a previously unaired bonus episode. There's a catch, however, as you're going to need to buy all nine fir...

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Japanator's Summer 2013 Anime Preview Guide, Part 2!

It's summer and the sun is shining bright! That's why it's time for us to give you a number of reasons to stay inside and watch Japanese cartoons! It's the second part of Japanator's Summer 2013 Anime Preview Guide! In case you missed the f...

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Japanator's Summer 2013 Anime Preview Guide, Part 1!

Summer is here! And while most other forms of temperate pop media: film, television, videogames, go into the "Summer Doldrums", Glorious Nippon rolls on, undaunted by the blazing heat, to dive headfirst into the summer anime season. And fro...

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Import Preview: Shin Megami Tensei IV

It's been a long ten years since the excellent Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne hit the PS2. When the Persona series blew up on the PS2, the chances of a new SMT game seemed to fade into the darkness with each ...

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Japanator's Spring Season 2013 Anime Preview, Part 2!

For all this talk that the anime industry is on the ropes, there sure are a lot of shows coming out, aren't there?* Though we covered a good dozen or more anime in the first part of Japanator's Spring Season 2013 Anime Preview, we're still ...

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Japanator's Spring Season 2013 Anime Preview, Part 1!

With the passing of winter comes a new season, and while "Spring" has little climatic meaning for this writer, Japanophiles the world over can associate the word with more than just a softening of the weather - they can associate it with a ...


Preview: Ni no Kuni

It's been less than a week since the Ni no Kuni demo landed on the PlayStation Network for Studio Ghibli and Level-5 fans alike to clamour over. It offers two trips into the game, each at about 25 minutes long apiece, but perhaps that isn't...


Japanator's Fall 2012 Anime Preview Guide, Part 2!

The leaves may not be falling yet, but the Japanese cartoons are ready to drop, and this is the second part of Japanator's Fall 2012 Anime Preview Guide! Read the first part here, and when you're done with that (or before you're done with t...


Japanator's Fall 2012 Anime Preview Guide, Part 1!

It is time. As the sun pulls further away from the Earth and the leaves prepare to drop, we prepare for another season's worth of Japanese cartoons.  That might not sound like much, but hey, this feature isn't called "Japanator's Yearl...


Japanator's Summer 2012 Anime Preview Guide, Part 2

Welcome to the second half of Japanator's Anime Preview Guide for this summer! In case you missed the first half, this is where we'll take on the most notable names of the coming summer when Japanese cartoons are involved, and which ones we...


Japanator's Summer 2012 Anime Preview Guide, Part 1

The sun is out, and summer is upon us! What better way is there to beat the heat than to hide indoors and watch a ton of Japanese cartoonage! Don't answer that. But! Not everyone has all the time in the world to devote to watching Japanese ...


Japanator's Winter 2012 Anime Preview Guide!

2012 is here, folks, and it's cold outside (at least for those living in temperate climes)! Fear not, though, for Glorious Nippon is here, with thatch-roofed cottages full of warm, inviting cartoons, right there for your consumption! A...


Even more Sengoku era action next season with Brave10

Those familiar with Sengoku Basara, or perhaps even Hyakka Ryouran will be aware of who Sanada Yukimura is. Well, if you want more hot blooded samurai adventures with him (sorry Hyakka fans!) in the Warring States Period, then this is a sho...


Japanator's Summer Season 2011 Preview Guide

It's summertime! It's time to hang out at the beach, get a tan, enjoy a brief moment of respite from school, and do other summertime things! Or, alternatively, you could escape the heat and brightness of direct sunlight and stay in to watch...


Japanator's Spring 2011 Preview: Part 3

A third welcome to all comers, as this is Part 3 of Japanator's preview of the anime for the spring season 2011. In case you missed 'em, here are Part 1 and Part 2. This third part? This third part here tackles such potential gems of the sp...


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Razer Panthera Evo"Evolve Your Game"


The Alliance Alive HD Remastered"Unite The Four Nations! "


Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered"Travel Between Parallels Worlds "




CRYSTAR"Welcome to Purgatory"


Metal Wolf Chaos XD"Welcome to America!"


Millennium Actress (Remastered) "A Millennium Journey"


KILL la KILL -IF"The Clothes Make The Fans"


Pokémon Detective Pikachu"Detective Pikachu Is On The Case! "


Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (NS)" Control the Arisen On The Go"


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy"The Ace Attorney Arrives On Modern Platforms"


Katana Zero"Neo-Noir Action"


Tokyo School Life"A Crazy Trip To Japan"


The World Next Door"A Journey To A Parelell World"


Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)"Another Disgaea Entry Enters PC Gaming"


The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince"A Beautiful Game with Lackluster Puzzles"


The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist"Includes Illustrations & Artwork From 2001 through 2017"


Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms"A beautiful tale about immortality"


Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set"Travel to the Feudal Era"


Ponyo 10th Anniversary"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea"


Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set"Moe Girls in the Military"