dark        

J-Games    Anime    Videos    Features   

 blog header photo
Josh Tolentino
Fronts 2707Posts 0Blogs 1Following 0Followers 11


 


FRONT

8===D
[Update: The death toll now stands at 33] Late on the morning of July 18th, Japan time, an arsonist spread an unknown liquid around the "Studio 1" building of famed anime production company Kyoto Animation (also known as "Kyo...   read

Ghost in the Shell Review
  Watch Video Ghost in the Shell has been around for a long time. Since the release of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga in 1989 and Mamoru Oshii’s arguably more influential 1995 film adaptation, the saga of the cyborgs of Sectio...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Ghost in the Shell
  Watch Video There's just a week to go until Ghost in the Shell heads off to theaters, and Paramount is betting that at least some folks will still want to see the film, even after they give away five whole minutes of it.  Embed...   read

Ghost in the Shell
  Watch Video Is there anything more Ghost in the Shell than something getting utterly dragged by the memes it helped spawn? Heck, that's basically the plot of Standalone Complex, when you think about it. Of course, successful marketi...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Sword Art Online Review
  Watch Video 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 over the series it graces. Ordinal Scale - the movie - is no different, and seems to know it, too.   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Ghost in the Shell
  Watch Video With just a few weeks to go until the Ghost in the Shell live-action film actually happens, I continue to find myself surprised it exists and even more surprised that it looks kind of rad. What we've seen so far isn't th...   read

Cat Day

Happy Cat Day!

  Watch Video The best thing about living in a world with more than one country is that folks in the right frame of mind can celebrate certain holidays more than once. Like Cat Day, which is today in Japan.  Whereas Cat Day in North A...   read

Ghost in the Shell
  Watch Video Despite many years of ambivalence and some really bad recent political optics, I think I can finally say that I'm excited to see the Ghost in the Shell live-action movie. The latest trailer does away with the teasing and...   read

Anisong World Matsuri
If anime fandom is the bedrock of otaku culture, Anisongs - the songs that serve as anime series' opening and ending themes - are its voice. For a lot of fans, anisongs are also their gateway to Japanese music as well, as man...   read

Fate/Grand 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 state...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Japanator Awards 2016
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...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
MoeNovel Contest
  Watch Video It's almost time for Christmas, and whether you celebrate it or not, we've got a good chance for you to win some sweet swag, courtesy of our fine friends at MoeNovel! MoeNovel, who you may remember from If My Heart Had Wings,...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Ghost in the Shell
  Watch Video It's hard to believe that after spending the better part of the last decade in development and then months after that mired in controversy, that the Ghost in the Shell film is now a thing that will actually happen in a f...   read

Sugar Cookie Cuteness
Japanese food can be known for its presentation, and in some cases its carefully considered portion sizing, but this might be going a step too far...if we're talking about actual food. Japanese artist Masako (known as "chi___...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy
It wouldn't be too much of a stretch at this point to declare that Jiro Ono - head chef at Tokyo's Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant - is one of the most visible Japanese culinary professionals in the world. Thanks to his and his r...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Ghost in the Shell
  Watch Video The live-action Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is officially more real than it ever has been, now that teaser clips showing off roughly a minute's worth of footage have been released. In several snippets of a...   read

PS4 Pro
The image above has pretty much covered all the necessary information, but in case our server's acting wonky or you're a details type of person, here's the skinny: After months of rumors, leaks, broken street dates, and specu...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Japanese Tattoos Review
What comes to mind when one thinks of "tattoos"? Some might imagine the anchor on Popeye's forearm, the pointy tribal band encircling a local gym fiend's bicep, or the crude inkings associated with prison art.Thinking of "Jap...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Live-action Idolmaster
Are you ready for this? Are you LADY for this? Amazon certainly thinks so, because it's taking The [email protected], Bandai Namco's landmark idol-simulator/DLC factory, is coming to the one place it has never truly been: The real w...   read

Olympics?
  Watch Video No, this is not an article from The Onion. Apparently, it really happened, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did, in fact, emerge from a giant green pipe at the closing ceremonies of the Rio Olympic Games, dressed up as ...   read

Kingsglaive: FFXV Review
  Watch Video Let's be honest here: Few people were expecting very much from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Not only is it a multimedia tie-in to a game, a JRPG no less, but the long shadow of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within continu...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Kingsglaive Final Fantasy
  Watch Video Final Fantasy XV the game may not be in the cards for another few months, but that won't stop some of the other stuff scheduled to happen. The CGI film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is still on track for a late Augu...   read

Final Fantasy XV
  Watch Video One of the most remarkable things about Final Fantasy XV's development isn't its epic length, but how open the process has been over the last couple of years. Since the reins were handed over to director Hajime Tabata (who ha...   read

Emperor Akihito
In a rare national TV address, Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan, spoke frankly about his declining health and hinted that he may want to stand down from the Chrysanthemum Throne someday. This came after weeks of rum...   read

Deep Silver x Atlus
Time for some relief, European otaku: You'll get Persona 5 - and more - in your neck of the woods. Atlus and Sega have found a new partner for European publishing. The agreement comes in the wake of NIS America cutting i...   read

Summer 2016 Anime Preview
  Watch Video 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 Su...   read

Hearthstone
  Watch Video It's a cliche at this point to describe Japanese work culture as "quite hierarchical", but it is true that bosses, company officials, and executives are afforded a level of deference that's not as common in other cultures. Un...   read

Steam Summer Sale
It's that time again, eager gamers and deal-conscious customers: Valve's yearly Steam Summer Sale has just kicked off, and the prices are a-dropping. That's especially relevant to you, the fan of games from Glorious Nippon, a...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
Yakuza 0
  Watch Video The Yakuza games may be an institution when it comes to high-profile Japanese gaming these days, but strangely enough, they've never portrayed Japan's gangster culture at its true height, during the boom years of the lat...   read

FFXV: Kingsglaive
  Watch Video Call me negative, but this hype campaign for Final Fantasy XV feels like it's getting a bit out of hand. I mean, look, the game is out in late September, and I'm sure it'll be fine but now we've got a new CG movie set to...   read

 

About Josh Tolentinoone of us since 5:24 AM on 09.07.2012

Josh is Japanator's Managing Editor, and contributes to Destructoid as well, as the network's premier apologist for both Harem Anime and Star Trek: Voyager For high school reasons, he's called "unangbangkay".
Pester him on Twitter!
 
NEXT