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

Gackt to guys not interested in cars: “Are you queer?”

Psst Gackt, your age is showing.

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360-video of Pyongyang shows a surprisingly beautiful side of North Korea【Video】

“Colorful” is a word I never thought I would use to describe North Korea.

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74-year-old ninja’s crime-spree comes to a close in Osaka

He evaded police and cameras for nearly a decade but time always has a way of catching up with us.

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Adapter released that allows SNES, PS1 systems, and more to run in HDMI

The future of the past is here!

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World’s first giant robot fight is in the books! Japan draws first blood, US reigning champ

A battle two years in the making finally comes to an end, but is only the beginning of giant robot fights.

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Fishin’ for crawdads in Tokyo: A tale of friendship

Sometimes men have trouble expressing fondness for one another, so they give each other mudbugs.

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Chinese teppanyaki chef amazes with egg-bouncing magic【Video】

Let me get this out of my system now: Omelet’n you in on an eggceptional eggstravaganza of eggstreme eggercizes in an eggcitement that’ll leave you shell-shocked!

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Oops they did it again! Japan removed from map for the second time by Olympic charity

After originally omitting Japan from the world map, a PyeongChang Olympic website fixes the mistake only to have it erased again weeks later.

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Smelliest sushi in Japan to become potato chip flavor

Finally, the great taste of decaying fish and rice in a potato chip!

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McDonald’s Japan giving away 130 million free coffees starting 16 October

Special offer leaves us with few Mc’scuses not to try their new coffee.

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Ice Cream with Baby Star Ramen noodles only available from UFO catchers across Japan

This special ice cream treat cannot be found in stores.

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Japanese researchers create chickens that lay eggs containing valuable medicine

Forget golden eggs, the ones these hens lay are worth more than their weight in gold.

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Japan’s Party of Hope announces war on hay fever, tragically named “Yurinomics” plan

Yurinomics, you’re in trouble.

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Online poll ranks JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures most bizarre sound effects

You don’t even need to be a fan of the series to appreciate sound effects like “ZUBIZUBAAH!” and “TACOS!”

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Man found in Chinese airport with over half a kilogram of gold bullion in his butt

Authorities seize a literal butt-load of gold.

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Horror pizza lives! The Bloody Zombino returns to Aoki’s Pizza

But we left that pizza chained to the bottom of Crystal Lake last year… How could it?!

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Are transparent drinks actually revealing “Japan’s dark side?”

Does peering into these colorless pseudo-waters reveal a deeper social problem?

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Piko Taro reveals how much money he’s made from PPAP: as much as he did in the past 25 years

He has a pen, and it turns out he has a butt-load of money… uhn, pen-butt-money!

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Tokyo man arrested for attempted black magic on school kids

One man learns the hard way that dabbling in the dark arts does not pay.

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Mr. Sato goes halal at new CoCo Ichibanya that caters to Muslim diners

CoCo Ichibanya undergoes a drastic change in color scheme, so how about the food?

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