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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Limited edition Evangelion Asuka Telecasters on sale this June

Get in the damn groove, Shinji!

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Garden eels in Japanese aquarium are forgetting humans and need your help!

Help the eels remember us by gawking at them from your own home.

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Help Japan’s dairy industry in style, using 100-yen milk carton covers

Make your milk cartons ready for whatever formal event may arise.

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SoraNews24’s first article written entirely by an AI

The future is here, and it’s weird.

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Japanese McNuggets now come with creamy corn sauce, we attempt a potage with it

A new creamy delight for your next box of “McNugg.”

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The sad reason this Osaka supermarket couldn’t sell out of two-yen masks

Hard lives are only getting harder.

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Japanese Red Cross releases important video on dealing with COVID-19 in a different way

In evading the virus, you might find yourself infected with something worse.

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A talk with the man who helped bring Studio Ghibli to the west, Steve Alpert【Interview】

An inside look at Studio Ghibli at a crucial time in its history.

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Tiny fish-shaped soy sauce bottles repurposed for sanitizers

What could possibly go wrong?

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Liven up your next party with cookies in the shape of giant sunflower seeds

There’s never been a better time to learn how to make one.

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Okinawan man arrested for buying cigarettes with currency of the dead

Poor exchange rate with the metaphysical plane was not enough to cover his pack of smokes.

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Black bear in Sendai becoming proficient with the three-section staff

Park exercising its constitutional right to arm bears.

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Station in Tokyo starting to look like a futuristic dystopia a little too early

Guess it’s time to start scavenging for overshields and gravity hammers already.

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Elevator owner in Japan adapting to a COVID-19 world, also handy for popcorn fans

That’s one way to stick it to the pandemic.

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Akihabara’s shady art salespeople surprisingly adhere to state of emergency guidelines

Eulien: Covenant

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Isolation driving Japanese idol to dismantle and itemize fruits and other foods

All play and no work makes You a dull girl.

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Tokyo taxi firm “mercy fires” entire workforce, says drivers better off collecting unemployment

Promises to hire all approximately 600 people back after situation improves.

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Leading bottled water brand in Japan goes label-free to reduce waste, angers many

Coca-Cola told to try harder in these trying times.

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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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