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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Pokémon Colors interactive digital art exhibit to tour Japan from July

So many colors, your cone cells will want to catch ’em all.

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Three people become first arrested in Japan for posting 10-minute movie recap on YouTube

Movie makers say 10-minute summaries hurt their bottom line.

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Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel

Patient possibly infected with the “Spidey” variant of COVID-19.

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The Paralympics’ first official video game becomes an entirely new breed of sports game

Pegasus Dream Tour is a sports game people who don’t even like sports can enjoy.

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FFXV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix to make the first Paralympic game【Interview】

Tabata and JP Games hope to make the world a brighter place, one game at a time.

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Yamagata kids on way to school accidentally say “good morning” to wild bear

Bear was reportedly very rude.

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“Conbini warp” an increasing traffic problem for businesses and authorities across Japan

Warping is best left to the Mario Bros.

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Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night

There’s a very thin line between lurking and guarding.

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Cans of 7-Up discontinued in Japan, production quietly stopped last January

7-Up, Japan hardly knew ye.

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Superman to star in upcoming gourmet manga series

It’s Superman like you’ve never seen him before…eating Japanese food.

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Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror

More than likely, they’re just getting warmed up too.

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Rolled up balls of paper win 1st and 3rd place in Tokyo Tech paper airplane contest

Lazy like a fox.

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Kanna Hashimoto wins Guinness World Record for getting tissues really fast

Hashimoto becomes the undisputed, certified Queen of Tissues.

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Experience a job putting dandelions on sashimi for eternity in new VR game!

Easily the most sophisticated sashimi dandelion simulator to date.

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Booze made from wood coming soon in Japan

I think that I shall never drink a double as lovely as a tree.

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Japanese researchers learn how to grow hair follicles, and probably new hair

If you want hair restoration, better go to the source.

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7 MEN Samurai leading charge of Johnny’s new wave, need your help translating

From playing their own instruments to scaring the crap out of each other, these six 7 MEN are changing the face of Japanese idols.

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The case of Hyde’s stolen hydrangea in Wakayama City

On the bright side, he could probably write a song about this.

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“Beef Candy” blurs the line between sukiyaki and candy

The great taste of simmered meat with all the longevity of a Tic Tac.

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“Four-eyed” goat sighting spooks Miyagi senior

What started as supernatural encounter turned into a fun zoology lesson.

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