Master Blaster

Writer / Translator

Master Blaster is the two-man translating team of Canada’s Steven Le Blanc and Japan’s Masami M, a pair who in addition to writing work are in English education and created the StudyNow app for Japanese students of English.

Together they have written somewhere around 1,500 articles for RocketNews24 covering such diverse topics as Chinese men selling sanitary napkins to each other and a Japanese guy dragging an ear of corn around the Tokyo train system. A few of these were actually good, but don’t take our word for it! Here’s what our beloved readers had to say:

“One isn't always in the mood for bold tastes. But when I'm in the mood for bold flavor I turn to you.”
“Stupid article. Who cares what the Japanese think it's cool. You don't call a monkey, "gorilla".”
“You know, this is about the most cogent explanation of how a turbocharger works that I have ever seen in the non-motorsports world.”
“Thanks for the article peter!”
“It's people like you who make exploitation possible.”
“It looks yummy and the story was great. Thank you for the smile.”

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All Stories by Master Blaster

Same-sex prostitution business technically legal in Japan, goes untouched by police

A gaping loophole in Japan’s already grossly outdated law means any same-sex oriented part of the sex-industry can technically operate with total impunity.

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Help Wanted: Pervy security detail to guard panties for upcoming Hentai Kamen film release

If you have a love of panties, sense of justice, and are of mediocre intelligence, then panty-headed superhero Hentai Kamen wants you!

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McDonald’s recruitment ad paints a grim picture of life in Japan

Work part time for McDonald’s Japan and join the ranks of housewives, students, and Y-san: the saddest person you’ll ever meet.
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“Escape from the Abandoned Blood Lab II” event to be held in Osaka

No money is needed to take part in this survival game — all the organizers want is that precious blood of yours.

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97 percent of Kumamoto convenience stores open for business just three days after major quakes

Kumamoto Prefecture is still reeling after back-to-back large scale earthquakes struck the region late last week. Yet somehow Japan’s major convenience store chains have managed to get 97 percent of their shops up and running in a matter of days.

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Savoring one of the stinkiest foods in the world: Sweden’s surströmming

Japan is no stranger to fermented foods with, shall we say, “unique” aromas, so how would a group of unsuspecting Japanese writers deal with a rice bowl topped with the notoriously foul-smelling Swedish staple, surströmming?

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Universal Studios Japan to close Back to the Future ride, sell off DeLorean and props

In a bittersweet turn, we have finally arrived at the future full of anime and Harry Potter rides, which means there is no longer space for this much-loved classic attraction.

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Touching messages of support for Kumamoto by artists in China and the manga world

A wave of support for the people of Kumamoto has come out of China in the form of warmhearted illustrations featuring the local mascot Kumamon.

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Curry-nai! Legendary X Japan story births new line of instant curry

We get our hands on a box of curry from veteran rockers X Japan and feel the burning deep within our hearts, never to look back…

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Centuries-old Kumamoto Castle continues to battle intense earthquakes

Two violent earthquakes and numerous strong aftershocks continue to rock the iconic 400-year-old castle, which has so far outlasted much younger structures.

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Shin Godzilla trailer released, hits very close to home【Video】

This retelling of the classic tokusatsu tale looks to be surprisingly fresh and nostalgic all at the same time.

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45-year-old man promptly arrested after asking police if it’s okay to date a 15-year-old

Police couldn’t help but think something might be afoot upon hearing the man ask, “Is it a crime to date a 15-year-old?”

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Japanese Twitter user transcribes McDonald’s distinctive deep fryer chime to sheet music

Warm the hearts of friends and family by recreating that distinct beeping sound of a finished basket of McDonald’s fries on the instrument of your choice. It’s a timeless classic.

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3 reasons Japanese movies today suck, according to distributor and producer Adam Torel

Ever get the feeling that Japanese cinema isn’t as good as it used to be? You’re not alone.

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Yoshinoya opens fanciest restaurant yet! Almost as luxurious as a hospital cafeteria

The famous beef bowl chain is taking a swanky step outside the box with bold offerings including electricity, coffee, and a modicum of privacy.

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World on high alert as North Korea flexes its video FX muscle【Video】

New video shows that North Korea is possibly in possession of the Action Movie FX app, arguably the most devastating weapon simulation app known to man.

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Steamy Heinz Japan commercials urge married women to have affairs with handsome pig【Videos】

Don’t blink or you might miss what these inter-species romance vignettes are actually trying to promote.

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Victim becomes attacker as suspected molesting leads to bus-bound slugfest【Video】

A bus in Zhengzhou City, China, became a cage-match on wheels after thighs were touched and apologies were denied.

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Makers of frozen snack sincerely apologize for a 9-cent price increase

The maker’s of Japan’s famous ice candy Garigari-kun released an ad apologizing for a 9-cent price increase, and I still haven’t heard jack from my insurance company.

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OBJECTION! This 3D wire art of Detective Conan and Phoenix Wright is amazing

Two of Japan’s greatest instruments of justice merge seamlessly into one another in this amazing illusion wire art.

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