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

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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Pyeongchang Olympics group wipes Japan off the map

It looks like some graphic designer was aiming for the gold medal in passive-aggressiveness.

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North Korea releases new video showing dangerous improvement in their CGI arsenal

Newest video showing the destruction of various American weaponry suggests North Korea may be in possession of functional 3-D modeling software.

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“Memory enhancing gum” now on sale in Japan

As long as you can remember to chew, you can reap the purported benefits of this gum.

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Mr. Sato retires from being the first person in Japan to buy iPhones, watches this guy instead

Meet Butch, an old friend of Mr. Sato’s who is carrying the torch in the noble pursuit of iPhone launch notoriety.

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Mr. Sato marries a handsome anime man in VR at Tokyo Game Show 2017

They say VR is a powerful tool, but is it enough to make our grizzled reporter swoon like a blushing bride?

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Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics

With Japan’s Queen of Pop set to end her career, many are left wondering who the front-runner for the opening ceremonies is now.

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Japanese console game market shrinks to nearly one-third its size ten years ago

Japanese game makers and distributors are in need of a serious power-up.

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North Korean missile launches may cost Japanese broadcasters “billions of yen”

The missiles may not be physically crashing into Japan, but their effect is hitting television stations square in the wallet.

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Chinese manufacturers already hard at work making iPhone X misuse prevention tools

Several vendors are applying a “sell first, ask questions later” approach to business strategy.

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Interview with a “happening bar” customer: “I was getting repulsed by the whole atmosphere”

We ask the difficult questions, like what the hell is a “happening bar?”

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Japanese tabloids teaching seniors how to find adult videos online

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta get grandpa to his girls gone wild.

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Black Eggs and Ham, in Japan they am

Would you, could you eat these eggs from Owakudani?

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Sapporo man arrested for posting URLs to “obscene material” on website

Suspect facing criminal charges for simply copying and pasting three web addresses.

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Kyushu company develops robot dog that faints if your feet smell too bad

Feet with good hygiene will earn snuggles from the robotic pooches.

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Video game answers age-old question: Could Jesus kick Buddha’s butt?

Two-dimensional fighting game Fight of Gods offends me deeply, but I wonder how religious people feel about it.

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