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Review: Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set

Although Marvel and DC Superheroes have been part of my life just as long as anime, I never fully looked into comics aside from cartoons adaptations, movies, and video games. My appreciation for Batman came when I first watched The New...

 
 
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Review: Ponyo 10th Anniversary

I can’t believe that it’s been almost 10 years since Ponyo came out In japan– though I avoided the dub back in 2009 because it was by Disney, not to mention, I was in my “weaboo” phase, where dubs, particular E...

 
 
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Review: Martian Successor Nadesico Blu-ray Set

Even as an avid anime fan, there’s always going to be a hidden gem that I missed, especially if it came out during the 90’s. Excluding the popular ones like Card Captor Sakura, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, among others, it’...

 
 
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Review: Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set

I remember when I learned about So Ra No Wo To, or Sound of the Sky, and initially watched it for the moe, and because it looked like another K-On, except in the military, so I started it with the mentality that it was just going to be anot...

 
 
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Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered

It’s been almost 14 years since the original Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light hit theaters in North America. I still remember that summer where I went to Burger King a lot just for the happy meals toys, too, even though I was a f...

 
 
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Review: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection

I’m not too familiar with the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, though I did watch the second film and played some of the games, though don’t remember which. When I recently saw the trailer for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Refl...

 
 
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Review: Mazinger Z: INFINITY

So, it has been around 17 years since I watched the original Mazinger Z, so a lot of that has happened in the series is foggy to me, but the movie took 10 years after the original series, and still being familiar with the characters, I...

 
 
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Review: Mob Psycho 100 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set

Mob Psycho 100 was in my top 10 series of 2016. While it it didn’t make it on my Top 5 series of 2016 (which it should have now that I have rewatched it) it was definitely a favorite for me during summer time alongside Shokugeki no So...

 
 
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Review: The Morose Mononokean Blu-ray Set

Anime with Japanese folklore, such as yo-kai, as their concept has always intrigued me. From anime such as Yo-kai Watch to Miyazaki’s famous Spirited Away. I’ve always enjoyed it one way or another. Looking throug...

 
 
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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Loss

It was really exciting news for me when I found out that the last three Digimon Adventure tri movies were going to hit theaters. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, I couldn’t watch the first movie in theater, so it made me ...

 
 
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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Confession Blu-Ray Set

So here we are again, another Digimon Adventure Tri home movie release, another review. Digimon Adventure Tri Confession was first viewable during a Digimon panel in Anime Expo 2017, with cast members Joshua Seth, Colleen O’Shaughness...

 
 
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J-List Snackbox DX: October 2017 - Japanator Unboxing

The recent rise in popularity of all these snack boxes by mail have given people alternatives in their snack game and with plenty of different services out there, there's something for everyone. For people like me who are into things from ...

 
 
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Review: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Blu-Ray Set

If you have been following me since my debut, you would know that Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure is one of my favorite series ever. Stardust Crusaders was part of Top 5 of 2015 series, while Diamond is Unbreakable was part of my Top 5 serie...

 
 
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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Determination Blu-Ray Set

So just a few months after Digimon Adventure Tri Reunion home release, Shout! Factory released Digimon Adventure Tri.: Determination, the second installment in the movie series. I remember watching Determination when it initially came out a...

 
 
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Review: Diary of a Tokyo Teen

To be completely blunt, I didn't expect much going into Christine Mari Inzer's Diary of a Tokyo Teen. When I was approached for a review of the book, I accepted because I really dug the art and figured it'd be a nice, light little read that...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!

At the start of the Fall 2016 season, as the Japanator staff chose anime to cover, Managing Editor Josh Tolentino warned me about selecting Keijo!!!!!!!!. He told me to be sure about covering this show because I'd have to keep up with it ev...

 
 
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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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Studio Khara sues Gainax over unpaid royalties

As we continue to wait patiently for Eva 4.0's possible completion, a Studio Khara ends up going through a major turn of event. It turns out that they're suing Gainax for not fulfilling their deal to pay Khara royalty fees of the ...

 
 
 
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Code Geass getting new sequel project and film trilogy

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion was one of the first anime I had ever seen. Its story of one kid mind controlling himself into a political uprising caught my attention and held it throughout its two seasons. In celebration of its 10th ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Keijo!!!!!!!!

Keijo!!!!!!!! has both the best and worst first episode I have ever seen in anime. It's most likely one of the biggest surprises of the Fall season merely for its audacity to exist. In a wonderful maelstrom of fan service, slick action anim...

 
 
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Kaixa Day is upon us

[Update: I added an extra Kaixa piece to the post.] [Disclosure: Salvador is friends with Xian. No relationships, professional or personal, were factored into posting his piece.  Once again, it's time for us to treat everyone around us...

 
 
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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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Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

When Nintendo first announced a crossover project between their Fire Emblem series and Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei series, no one expected the final project to a videogame where pop idols transform into heroes in order to fight monsters comin...

 
 
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Review: Grand Kingdom

Being a fan of the JRPGs, I always look forward to new additions to the genre, especially ones that offer a unique gameplay style that separates itself from other series. While not entirely unique, when first announced, Grand Kingdom caught...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

Vanillaware may have been making games for close to a decade now, but for my money, nothing they've made has quite surpassed their first game*, Odin Sphere.  Not to say that their other games are bad. On the contrary, as far as making ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto

I fell really hard into the manga scene about 10-12 years ago. I pretty much checked manga scan sites everyday. They're not so cool now that I can afford to buy whatever volume of manga I want (and, you know, it's still theft), but they wer...

 
 
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GET HYPE: Persona 5 launches in September

It's time, folks! Or rather, it will be time...in a few short months. After months of silence last year's delay and weeks of drip-fed promotion culminating in a final countdown, Atlus has announced the Japanese release date of Persona...

 
 
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First Impressions: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Out of all the anime this season, one in particular really stood out to me. Taking two common anime plots and essentially mushing them together into some kind of peanut butter and monster sandwich, Re: ZERO - Starting Life in Another World ...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Myriad Colors Phantom World

If you've been following along with my occasional thoughts on Myriad Colors Phantom World, you've no doubt noticed how many times I've gone back and forth on the series as a whole. While folks in the comments suggested that I just take the ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Myriad Colors Phantom World episodes 7-9

I've been hard on Myriad Colors Phantom World since its inception because I went in expecting more from Kyoto Animation's effort. Their past shows have been great when they work, so I was hoping this too would be one of the better series in...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Myriad Colors Phantom World episodes 4-6

To tell you all the truth, I've been drafting and deleting this article for awhile now. The more I write recaps, and the more I start watching anime (I just finished Netflix's Seven Deadly Sins a bit ago, too), the more I start noticing sim...

 
 
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Impressions: Dimension W episodes 1-6

Anime with a futuristic, science fiction setting are always a toss up. For example, another science fiction series this season, Luck & Logic, ended up being awful halfway through its second episode. So I was really nervous about Dimensi...

 
 
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First Impressions: Myriad Colors Phantom World

Animation is a fantastic medium. With it you can do all sorts of otherworldly things like outlandish hair colors, crazy stories full of physical feats you can't do in the real world, and most importantly, you can really nail boob physics. A...

 
 
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Review: Gravity Rush Remastered

Gravity Rush is and remains one of the coolest games on the PS Vita, even three years after its original 2012 release. Unfortunately for fans of cool games, the PS Vita didn't get into nearly as many hands as Sony was hoping. Thankfull...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

I first found Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma through manga. Although I fell out of touch with the anime for several years, I've been periodically reading manga through that time. One of my favorites turned out to be Food Wars for its ran...

 
 
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Final Impressions: MY Love STORY!!

Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, as I'm sure I've said this in the past, but I'm a sucker for good romantic comedies. While there isn't exactly a big list of films I could point to, there are definitely a boatload of romantic a...

 
 




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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"

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered"The King of Games is Back in Theaters!"

 

Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set"We Call Everything on the Ice 'Love'"

 

Akiba's Trip: The Animation"More disappointing than I expected it to be"

 

Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"IN MY DREAM, LET'S FIGHTING!"

 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection "Epic fights but lackluster story"

 

Mazinger Z: INFINITY"A Hero's Comeback"

 

Mob Psycho 100 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"Mob? Mob? What do you want? "

 

The Morose Mononokean Blu-ray Set"A Charming Story of Yo-kai"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Loss"The worst out of the five movies out so far"

 

Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me"Do Not Sleep On Napping Princess"

 

Mary and The Witch's Flower"A Charming Story about Witches"

 

Your Name Blu-Ray Set"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!"PIkachu, I Choose you!"

 

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Ransengan Collection Blu-Ray Set"Four Action Packed Movies In One Package!"

 

Ramna 1/2 OVAs & Movies Blu-Ray Set"A Trip Down Memory Lane"

 
 
 
 
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