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

Can you find the “Kyushu button?”

You need to enter the mind of a child to find it.

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Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days Cafe dies in 3 days

Perhaps it just wasn’t the right time for a lunch loaded with existentialism.

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Kendama training cures one man’s self-isolation blues

There’s never been a better time to brush up on the old eye-hand coordination.

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Using Japan’s ancient recipe for homemade instant rice that lasts at least two years, possibly 20

A recipe two years in the making.

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Ken Shimura remembered for his huge contribution to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors in Japan

Let’s take a look at what is undoubtedly Shimura’s biggest cultural impact.

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Convenience store shopper panicked to find bread section empty, until finding out why

Timing is everything.

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Man orders nothing but a free smile from McDonald’s Japan using Uber Eats

Delivery charges applied, of course.

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Osaka club offers up great heavy metal hand washing song selections

Help seek and destroy germs with these 20-second segments of metal classics.

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20th Century Boys star Toshiaki Karasawa named Japanese Jack Bauer in 24 reboot

That could work.

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Mr. Sato records his own CD while working from a karaoke room

It had always been our writer’s dream to cut an album, but there was just one problem…

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Sega hints at return of most powerful spokesperson they’ve ever created

That rodent you’re thinking of doesn’t hold a candle to this man’s raw strength.

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Arashi’s greatest hits named world’s best-selling album of 2019

The veteran boy band becomes first Japanese artists to achieve such a ranking.

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Soft On Demand’s free adult video offer results in personal information leak

Sounds like they were soft on cybersecurity, but seriously, folks… 

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Man who knowingly spread coronavirus to various bars in Aichi dies in hospital

A reminder of how serious this disease can be.

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Taiwanese sports channel airs anime Slam Dunk in place of cancelled NBA games

We interrupt this NBA shutdown to bring you a very important anime.

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Japan’s Eel Pie manufacturing sector hit hard by effects of COVID-19

Unagi Pie is one of many Japanese cultural treasures struggling under the pandemic.

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Osaka man reserved and cancelled 1,873 seats at two baseball games to get more space for self

He was also arrested for it, lest anyone get any ideas.

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Japanese adult video company offers 200 free movies as pandemic support, site crashes same day

They say it’s good for the immune system.

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Japanese store curses toilet paper supply to protect it from thefts

Stealing toilet paper is an evil that can only be undone by a greater evil.

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Chinese cosplayer rigs DIY Death Stranding carrier for his baby

Do not try this at home.

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