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Licensing GET: Kraken Releasing grabs Garo: Kiba the Dark Knight
Posted by News Fetcher on October 19 '17 at 04:24 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
When the Garo franchise says that "mankind has been given hope," they weren't joking around. This saying might as well be true since Kraken Releasing, a Section23 division, is bringing Garo: Kiba the Dark Knight to North America on Feb. 20.

While it was my least favorite film in the franchise, learning about the Dark Knight's origin. Part of it had to do with the movie's flashbacks being told in illustrations, instead of live-action. At least we got to see Keita Amemiya's inked pieces throughout the production.

Just like the original series, we'll be able to own it on Blu-ray. In other words, this is a great treat for tokusatsu fans. If both releases do well, I'm hoping for them to pick up Garo: Makai Senki, Beast of the Midnight Sun, Red Requiem, and Lament of the Dark Dragon in the future. In the meantime, I'll be happy about seeing another installment in the franchise go West.

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Catch the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film at Anime NYC
Posted by News Fetcher on October 18 '17 at 08:23 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
I don't know about you, but there's something great about a seeing a foreign film premiere at a new event before its release in its homeland. As Anime NYC gets ready for its debut in the Big Apple, the staff revealed that the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie is premiering at the event on Nov. 19.

Since the movie launches in Japan on Dec. 1, it looks like the con's attendees will get to see it first. To top things off, you'll get to meet the film's director, Fumihiko Sori (Appleseed 2004's Producer, Vexille's Director). If the movie does the source material justice, then the event's team picked a nice way to end the convention.

Anime NYC starts on Nov. 17, so we might be in for some new updates about the event. The screening will cost you $10.00, and it's required for people to own a con pass to attend as well. Considering that the two anime TV shows and the original manga have a special place in my heart, I'm hoping the live-action movie will have some great moments.

So is anyone planning to watch the movie at Anime NYC?



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Japan VS USA Robot fight is tonight! Watch it here at 9PM Central!
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '17 at 05:43 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
Watch live video from MegaBotsInc on www.twitch.tv

[The Duel starts at 9PM Central!]

In 2012, the world was introduced to KURATAS, a giant 9,000 lbs piloted mech robot by Suidobashi Heavy Industries from Japan. The KURATAS was very much a prototype at the time and dubbed more as an "art piece" by its creators. Fast forward to 2015, Megabots inc from the US of A completed their own piloted mech Mk II MegaBot and challenged the Suidobashi Heavy industries' KURATAS of Japan to a robot duel to take place in a year. Suidobashi accepted the challenge and the world waited for this epic duel.

It is now 2017, a year longer than the initial challenge and the duel is now within an hour from now! The fighting will be a knock out system where disabling or knocking over the opponent will earn a victory. Join us here as we watch history unfold between the Eagle Prime and KURATAS, and see what will happen in this robot versus tractor robot fight.

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Enjoy this gallery of Japanese mascots getting stuck on stuff
Posted by News Fetcher on October 14 '17 at 03:03 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
The Japanese sure love their mascots, with colorful characters running around representing all kinds of things from consumer products to towns for tourism, they have one for pretty much everything. So it wouldn't surprising that these large and round mascot costumes would likely get stuck in Japan's world famous space-saving architectural design.

Someone on Imgur compiled pictures of this regular occurrence showing the great challenges of the mascot showbusiness when it comes to things like doorways or hallways or any narrow passage. You can't help but feel sympathy for the person inside the hot suit who can barely see anything but it is still a funny sight to see something like a cartoon-y situation in real life.

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J-List Snackbox DX: October 2017 - Japanator Unboxing
Posted by News Fetcher on October 06 '17 at 01:23 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
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 Japan, there's plenty of different services I can try out to satisfy my cravings for far east snacks. One of these services that I recently got to try is the J-List Snack Box DX from J-List.com and I made an unboxing video above just to check it out..

The J-List Snack Box DX for October 2017 comes with 16 different snacks (including Melon Pan, list below) weighing it at over 2 pounds and it's a big box alright. It also comes with a $5 coupon code for J-List. It's got some snacks that will have familiar flavors for westerners but just in a different and unfamiliar packaging. There are some snacks that will be new to westerners but nothing that would be truly out there that would cause some upset stomachs.

The most interesting item in the box that's quintessentially embodies the "weird Japanese thing" is the Garlic Shrimp Doritos. It's not as weird as it sounds, coming from someone who grew up on asian snacks that often incorporate seafood flavors. It wasn't fishy smelling or weird tasting and the garlic flavor that gave it a bit of a kick.

Check out the video above for the unboxing and a few of my thoughts on the snack box items.

Use the coupon code "Japanator" to get 250 points (a $2.50 value) for purchases over $20 at J-List (Not applicable to the preorders).




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WTF Fridays: I want to eat your pancreas
Posted by News Fetcher on October 06 '17 at 09:22 AM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
Yes, I want to eat your pancreas is an actual movie name based on a novel.



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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kamen Rider Black with some videos!
Posted by News Fetcher on October 04 '17 at 07:53 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
30 years ago on this day, October 4, 1987 marked the premiere of a Japanese superhero TV show Kamen Rider Black. This was the eighth installment of the Kamen Rider series that started in 1971 created by the late Shotaro Ishinomori. Kamen Rider Black and its direct sequel, Kamen Rider Black RX, were the last TV show series made before its TV hiatus in the 1990s.

Kamen Rider Black follows the mold of the previous' iterations of the series: guy gets kidnapped by an evil organization that wants to turn him into a weapon of evil, but the hero finds a way to escape the control of evil and becomes a hero of good. The difference this time around is that the hero has a brother and they both get kidnapped to become the evil organization's king. This gave the show more drama and a bit of a darker tone, despite still having some goofy bits in there to lighten the mood since this is still a show for older kids.

Kamen Rider Black received a direct sequel with Kamen Rider Black RX, which was the primary source of the failed western adaptation of the series' Masked Rider by Saban (yuck). Kamen Rider Black RX still featured the same lead but with new villains, suits, and vehicles. But we're here to talk about Kamen Rider Black how I like it more since I never saw RX but stillknew of it through trading cards.

I have a personal connection to this show, I grew up watching it every sunday evening as kid in the Philippines, I fondly remember talking to my cousin about the mosquito monster and how we would contain it to prevent it from taking over humanity with its tiny mind control mosquitos. Kamen Rider Black was popular outside Japan, mailny in southeast asia and south america, and you can tell from all the comments on the videos on youtube.

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The next Sword Art Online anime is adapting the Alicization Arc
Posted by News Fetcher on October 03 '17 at 08:23 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
It's been a while since Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale hit theaters, and I was wondering when they would reveal more information about the series' new installment. As the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival happened on Sunday, the folks at the Sword Art Online panel revealed that the sequel will cover the original light novel's "Alicization Arc."

While the film's home release hit us with a message about the show's return, an expanded announcement is always a plus. Of course, Kirito and Asuna's voice actors are reprising their roles. Other than that, Ai Kayano (Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE's Ayaha Oribe, Konosuba's Darkness) is voicing Alice, and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers' Touya Shiun, Your Name's Tsukasa Fujii) is being cast as Eugeo.

Seeing that the original "Alicization Arc" is Sword Art Online's longest saga, I wouldn't be surprised if it runs for 25 episodes or more. With the sequel going by Sword Art Online: Alicization, the title hints at it focusing on one storyline. As a person who finds the series to be entertaining, I'm down for checking it out.

Speaking of new Sword Art Online things, the next announcement sounds like it might be better than the upcoming sequel.



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J-Novel converts fantasy characters into otakus with Outbreak Company
Posted by News Fetcher on September 29 '17 at 08:22 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
For a good while, I've been meaning to check out the anime adaptations of Ichirou Sakaki's works, such as Outbreak Company and Chaika - The Coffin Princess. Right when I had the author on my mind, J-Novel released another one of his works on their service.

Since the Outbreak Company anime never received a sequel, people can now read the original light novel on J-Novel. When I heard about its premise being about a guy converting the people of a fantasy world into otakus, I was interested in seeing how it turned out. In fact, Naruhisa Arakawa's (Kamen Rider Kuuga and Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger's Writer) involvement with the adaptation's composition helped. That, and it contained a reference to the Super Sentai parody series, Akibaranger.

J-Novel released the first four parts of Outbreak Company's first volume, which can be read here. Since they give people a free sample, it serves as a great way for people to see if the service is for them.



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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended (Update)
Posted by News Fetcher on September 28 '17 at 07:02 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
[Update 1: Garage Hero weren't able to finalize the campaign extension since they found out about the option when it ended. The team is using the money they received to fund the movie and backers can look forward to getting their rewards.]

[Update 2: While they didn't meet the stretch goal, Garage Hero made connections with a developer. A Strega game being made for PC and Android is still possible.]

As we reach the end of Garage Hero's Indiegogo campaign for Strega, the team extended its deadline to the end of October. The great part about it is that it reached around $5,340, which is a bit past the halfway mark.

In light of this hallmark, the team unveiled their next stretch goal involves Strega getting his own video game. If they achieve this status, the title will launch on PC and Android. Since Gun Caliber featured references to the Contra and King of Fighters series. I'm curious to hear about this project if the requirements are met. In other words, it could become a Game of the Year contender.

Considering that you can feel the crew's sincerity in their productions, we should be in for a fun time when the campaign wraps up. Depending on how things go, Garage Hero might be in for a great Bothday celebration during the fall season.



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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended
Posted by News Fetcher on September 26 '17 at 12:22 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
As we reach the end of Garage Hero's Indiegogo campaign for Strega, the team extended its deadline to the end of October. The great part about it is that it reached around $5,340, which is a bit past the halfway mark.

In light of this hallmark, the team unveiled their next stretch goal involves Strega getting his own video game. If they achieve this status, the title will launch on PC and Android. Since Gun Caliber featured references to the Contra and King of Fighters series. I'm curious to hear about this project if the requirements are met. In other words, it could become a Game of the Year contender.

Considering that you can feel the crew's sincerity in their productions, we should be in for a fun time when the campaign wraps up. Depending on how things go, Garage Hero might be in for a great Bothday celebration during the fall season.



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Loot Anime: Work For It! - Japanator Unboxing
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '17 at 07:02 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
If there's one common element in a lot of anime, it's the almost endless struggle to achieve a dream or complete a mission. From training to make oneself stronger to working a job just to make ends meet, anime is crazy enough to mix the mundane grind with exciting adventure and hijinks for our entertainment.

Loot Anime brings us some goodies from anime all about the grind with last month's box featuring: the hilarious action-packed Gin Tama, the stylish action of Soul Eater, supernatural detectives of Bungo Stray Dogs, and dragon turned human dressed up as a maid in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.

What is Loot Anime? It is a monthly mystery subscription box featuring merchandise from anime and manga. There will be 4-6 licensed items with each box, about $60+ in retail value, as well as exclusive Loot Anime merchandise.

Check out the video above and the gallery below to get a look at the contents of the latest Loot Anime crate themed "Work For It!".



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Streaming GET: Garage Hero's Gun Caliber film blasts its way to Vimeo On Demand
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '17 at 04:23 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
I going to feel silly now, but I missed the memo when Vimeo started to have On Demand content. So why am I bringing up this today? Well, it turns out that SRS Cinema put Gun Caliber on the service for people to rent and/or download.

Of course, this version of Gun Caliber is the movie version, so you'll get to watch Soma mess with the people of Japan without switching videos. As for the price, it'll cost you $4.98 to rent it for a day. If you want to own it digitally, this option is available for $14.95.

As the Indiegogo Campaign for its sequel, Strega, passed its halfway mark, this timing is perfect for those who want to see Soma Kusanagi's first adventure where he drinks booze and shoots evil in the dick. Now that the movie is available in another format, it's great to hear that Garage Hero's partnership with SRS Cinema is going well.



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Canada gets anime tourism commercial from Your Name creators
Posted by News Fetcher on September 23 '17 at 04:24 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
Last year marked the release of Your Name, one of the most successful anime films was released in Japan and worldwide, wowed audiences with stunningly beautiful animation and evoked many emotions within its viewers. Now, the creators of Your Name, renowned director Makoto Shinkai and the studio CoMix Wave, has now put their skills to work to promoting the beautiful sites of Canada.

The 31 second video seen above features a few locations of the country from: Vancouver, Toronto, Banff, Abraham Lake, Canadian Rockies, Nagara Falls. This tourism campaign is intended for the Japanese market, in cooperation with the Destination Canada, which is owned by the Canadian government. So the Canadian government and its people paid for anime to be created and that is something I don't think I would ever write or think ever in my lifetime.

This isn't the first time that Makoto Shinkai was involved in creating a commercial in his gorgeous anime style that I believe to be the progenitor to Your Name. The anime commercial was for a mail order cram school tutoring service, kinda like those "cram schools" that you see in anime where students get extra supplementary schoolwork but this one is done via the postal service.

The video is below for those interested to see just how someone like the Makoto Shinkai and his studio can make something very monotonous as schoolwork into something great with ridiculously pretty animation and music.

Via Reddit



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Strega's new stretch goal enters the realm of mecha
Posted by News Fetcher on September 22 '17 at 08:23 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
The Indiegogo campaign for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, is almost coming to a close in three days and Garage Hero are unleashing another stretch goal. If they rake in $70,000, the film's hero will go up against a giant spider robot that's piloted by a certain U.S. president.

With the preceding stretch goal involving a short where Strega fights North Korea's leader, I love that they gave Soma two great targets for him to shoot in the dick. At the moment, the crowdfunding campaign is at around $3,485, so it'll be interesting to see if a miracle happens before things come to a close.

As Bueno and his crew are killing it with the stuff they showcased, I'd like to wish them the best during the final countdown.



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Review: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Blu-Ray Set
Posted by News Fetcher on September 20 '17 at 09:34 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
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 series of 2016, as well as my favorite Jojo part. Additionally, I also had the opportunity to review the first volume of Stardust Crusaders which you can find here. While the series has been available in English since last year via Adult Swim, we just recently got the Blu-Ray set which in packaged in an amazing looking box.

The Blu-ray set only includes season one, which covers both the Phantom Blood arc, featuring Jonathan Joestar, and Battle Tendency, featuring his grandson Joseph Joestar. Let’s get straight to the point. While we all enjoyed Phantom Blood because it’s the foundation of one of the greatest Shonen series of all time, a lot of the fandom puts it in the bottom of their list list, including myself. Battle Tendency is also in the bottom for me alongside Vento Aureo, though Giorno is best Jojo, but I digress.



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Mari Ijima returns to California's Macross convention
Posted by News Fetcher on September 19 '17 at 02:53 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
As we wait for Super Dimension Convention, the evolved form of MacrossWorld Con, to start next month, the event is having Mari Ijima (a.k.a. the voice of Lynn Minmay) attend as the guest of honor.

Of course, Ijima will hold a concert at the convention, so people will get to hear her perform again. With Harmony Gold preventing other Macross installments from leaving Japan, it's good that the team behind the event gave the franchise's fan a place for them to meet up and express their love of the series.

While I won't get to attend the con, it looks like it'll be a fun one-day event when it starts on Oct. 28. Since they have a gaming section, the attendees might get to play the Macross arcade game or the amazing PS2 title. With all of this talk about the franchise, it's time for me to listen to "My Boyfriend is a Pilot."



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Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Determination Blu-Ray Set
Posted by News Fetcher on September 15 '17 at 06:44 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
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 and ended up hating it. While typically I do love my slice of life in Digimon, Determination was really filler-y and it only made the story progress during the last 20 minutes of the movie. We waited four months for the movie to come out, and we had to wait for another six to see the third one, so it was frustrating.

However, considering this Blu-Ray set came out after I watched the third and fourth movie via Crunchyroll – which both developed the story some more, going back to Determination was more enjoyable, almost like the same effect you get when you watch a series in one sitting versus watching it on a weekly basis, or in this case, every four or six months.



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Japanator LIVE - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Posted by News Fetcher on September 10 '17 at 06:33 PM
By Red Veron from Japanator:
[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!]

We're back tonight for another stream, we apologize for the weird construction goings on, and we're here to check out the upcoming Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. This new entry in the Ys series got a great score so check out my review over at Destructoid!

Ys VIII has the series protagonist Adol Christin shipwrecked in a mysterious island of Seiren and another new action-packed adventure of survival begins. So join me tonight as I play the first hour or so of this new anticipated title!

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!]



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Indie tokusatsu film Strega's crowdfunding campaign is ready to rock
Posted by News Fetcher on September 06 '17 at 03:52 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
At long last, Bueno and his crew have started their Indiegogo campaign to gather the remaining funds to finish Strega, the sequel to the R-rated toku comedy movie Gun Caliber. So far, the gang did a good job at presenting people with the important details, along with being transparent about the project. In other words, you can feel their burning soul for wanting to create the type of things they want to watch.

The team is hoping to gather $10,000, and they were able to obtain around 18 percent of the total so far. In terms of stretch goals, they could lead to Garage Hero adding more action scenes to the film, along with a short movie that takes place before Strega. Most importantly, they deserve a medal for presenting us with one of the best rewards for those who are loaded.

As Soma faces off against a hacker who turns people into monsters, I can't wait to see how the team will handle the main lead and the new cast's antics. If things go well for them, it looks like summer will end on a good bang.



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