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

Shibuya Halloween suspects tracked down by cameras watching what train ticket they bought

Next time you get the urge to flip a little truck remember, big brother is watching.

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Girl’s hair-flavored fried chicken now on sale, is embarrassingly delicious

We try Tenka Torimasu‘s latest girl-flavored chicken and learn there really is no dignified way of ordering it.

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Masi Oka and the Everyst team tell us about the art of making manga that exists solely on Twitter

SolarFlare is among the list of manga titles flying off the printed page and into the Twitterverse.

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Korean basketball commentator’s sudden nosebleed draws laughter, admiration 【Video】

Despite copious amounts of blood flowing, both men carry on with the job at hand.

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Kyoto has some exquisite Japanese-style frozen snacks based on the legendary Azuki Bar

Both luxurious and wholesome, these Azuki Bars are not to be missed.

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Gamers in Japan find way to see up Princess Peach’s skirt within hours of Smash Brothers release

Right after the game went on sale, the Internet’s greatest minds went to work unlocking its dark secrets.

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Tottori airport serves crab soup from a faucet and… Dammit Seiji, put down that plastic bottle!

Seiji continues his mad quest to make this website FaucetNews24 with his endless makeshift plastic bottle taps.

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Tokyo police’s lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great as a home beer dispenser

Seiji finds yet another use for the Tokyo police’s simple survival tip.

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Sometimes a risque book title results in unintended victims.

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Scandals and weird statues dominate the Japan Buzzword Awards for 2018

Annual ranking takes a look back at the things the Internet was discussing the most in Japan this year.

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After 15 years, the first male Pretty Cure has arrived… perhaps

Cure Infini has something 55 of his predecessors never possessed: a Y chromosome.

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Cafe opens in Tokyo staffed by robots controlled by paralyzed people

Dawn is an inspirational marriage of technology and humanity.

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Great balls of octopus and rice! It’s the Takoyaki Onigiri

Lawson convenience stores took two staples of Japanese cuisine and smashed them together for our pleasure.

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Finding some mind-boggling products from the dark corners of Akihabara

Mr. Sato buys a mysterious Exhaustion Removal Sheet from an Akihabara junk shop.

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Lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great for making the legendary “juice faucet”【Video】

We find that a great disaster tip is also the stuff that juicy dreams are made of.

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Tokyo Police shows a clever way to conserve water in a disaster and impress children with magic

This makeshift faucet made with just a plastic bottle is simple but can be a lifesaver in times of need.

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X Japan vocalist Toshi becomes a YouTuber, makes Christmas pancakes【Video】

A surprising career turn for the legendary rocker as he reviews a new brand of cream.

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Man sues Tokyo wine tasting event for not allowing him to drink while operating a wheelchair

Valid safety concern or unjust discrimination?

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Japanese student told they will be penalized for not using a ruler to draw multiplication lines

Japanese schools continue in their quest to make math as annoying and tedious as possible.

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Osaka woman terrifyingly attacked by intruder while playing video games in her home late at night

Chilling home invasion is like something out of an urban legend.

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