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

Better living through gambling at Japan’s “Day Service Las Vegas”

What happens in Day Service Las Vegas thankfully doesn’t stay in Day Service Las Vegas.

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Man arrested for rape 4 days after the statute of limitations expired

Suspect was almost cleared on a legal loophole, only to be snagged by a different legal loophole.

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Seiji interviews his teenage crush Yumi Adachi with the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen

Seiji learns that beautiful women can be a lot like centipedes: more scared of him than he is of them.

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Talkin’ Terminator and droppin’ F-bombs with Schwa-chan and Linda-san

P.K. Sanjun sits down with two icons of the Terminator series and incessantly calls the former governor “Schwa-chan.”

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Hyogo man arrested for creating biohazard zone with “own” pee

Suspect was 42 years old. His pee was at least five.

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Japanese crowdfunding underway for bottled Onionade, just like mom used to make

And if your mother never made fresh-squeezed onionade for you, you may want to consider if she really loved you.

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Niigata student tricks woman out of 100,000 yen and two pairs of dirty underwear

Ah, the old dirty-underwear-wrap con. She should have seen it coming.

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We ask one of Japan’s best guitarists how to play a crappy 100-yen toy beautifully

One man did the impossible. T-cophany played one of those crappy toy guitars beautifully.

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We hit Japan’s biggest Halloween party poorly dressed as Japan’s hottest beverage

SoraNews24: Where amazing ideas are horribly executed, and horrible ideas are amazingly executed.

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Huge torii gate found in the middle of a busy Kumamoto intersection

Ensures drivers are praying for their lives as they narrowly avoid the concrete pillars.

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Japanese Filet-O-Fish to get first upgrade in 25 years

We have the technology. We can make it better, crispier, fresher.

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Famous hot springs of Beppu now offering portable inflatable onsen with authentic Beppu water

Arguably the most sophisticated kiddie pool ever created.

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Try some Alien Soup from Japan, now with more alien!

It also comes in handy instant cups for those who want their xenomorphs on the go.

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3 things to consider before buying Daiso’s Light Up Poop Stick

Thinking about investing in an electric poop on a stick? Consult our buyer’s guide first!

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Police officer found to be sex worker after leaving her gun in a public restroom

Ain’t that always the way?

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Dashcam catches “frustrated” man punching through windshield of random woman’s car

Suspect turns himself in to police, and an Internet star is born.

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Ginza Sony Park offers chance to be a Ghostbuster in AR ghost hunt

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood of Ginza, who you gonna call?

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Canon shows off video-game-like replay tech for real games of Rugby World Cup in Japan

Ca-non sports: It’s in the game.

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Japanese news agency under fire for announcing Nobel Prize goes “to foreigners”

They’re technically not wrong though.

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Social plague of “AirDrop chikan” wiped out with simple change in iOS 13 update

Well… That takes care of that.

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