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Resident Evil 5 HD Review

Playstation 3 Resident Evil 5 HD Review

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Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Review

Playstation 4 Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Review

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Nioh Review, or Onimusha Gaiden Souls

Games Nioh Review, or Onimusha Gaiden Souls

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Resident Evil 5 HD Review

Suspenseful co op and a frustrating single player experience; Resident Evil 5 may not the worst game in the series, but it may be the most out of touch.

The Real Ghostbusters vs Gegege no Kitaro?

Who got their anime in my Ghostbusters? An unexpected member of the ghost tribe makes an appearance in The Real Ghostbusters episode Knock Knock.

Sion Sono’s Tokyo Vampire Hotel doesn’t look like your typical J Drama

Looking like a mix of Tokyo Tribe and Tag, Tokyo Vampire Hotel looks to bring Sion Sono’s patented brand of anarchy to Amazon Prime.

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Review

Adapting most of Attack on Titan’s first season with a teaser epilogue for the second, Attack on Titan The Game (or A.O.T. Wings of Freedom in Europe) puts players in the shoes of popular faces such as Eren and Levi of the Scout Regiment as they fight off horde upon horde of encroaching titans.

Nioh Review, or Onimusha Gaiden Souls

Fighting through an ancient Japan fraught with demons and power-hungry samurai, Team Ninja’s Nioh pleases Souls fans and Yokai enthusiasts alike.

Interview with Matt Alt: Localizing Nioh and the World of Yokai

An interview with Matt Alt of AltJapan on localizing Nioh, Toriyama Sekien, and introducing the west to the wider world of yokai fiction.

Four Things Netflix’s Castlevania Series Must Get Right

Game to screen adaptations don’t exactly have the best of reputations. Adi Shankar, producer of Netflix’s Castlevania series promises us it’ll be ‘the best fucking video game adaptation ever made’, it’s hard not to be skeptical. What is it that Netflix’s Castlevania series needs to get right for a chance at being a successful adaptation?

Sadako vs Kayako Review (2016) | The Ring vs The Grudge

The grudge match of the century is here as the titans of late 90s j horror collide in Sadako vs. Kayako. Will Sadako run rings around Kayako? And whoever wins, will we lose again?

Rasen / Spiral Review (Koji Suzuki, 1995)

Rasen is a nugget of a great science fiction, body horror novel wrapped up in an unfortunate repetitious retelling of the first book. While its meta textual approach is impressive, it takes far too long to birth anything interesting.

Himeanole Review (2016) | Indie rom-com brutality

I Saw the Devil gatecrashes on a cutsie indie romantic comedy, resulting in one of the nastiest serial killer films Japan has to offer.

Mad Father Review (2012)

If you’ve played an RPG maker game before you know what to expect, but by playing to its strengths and committing to a brisk pace, Mad Father succeeds in telling a memorable story .

Best Gifts for Horror and Anime Fans 2016

Looking for gift ideas for the horror fan in your life or to fill your own wish list? Let this list of manga, blu rays and t shirts give you some ideas!

Watcher in the Attic Review (1976)

Given its sleazy cast of characters and lucid pace, Watcher in the Attic definitely isn’t for everyone, but fans of the ero guro aesthetic or atmospheric film making are bound to discover a new cult favourite.

Yomawari: Night Alone Review (2016)

With its unique brand of cute horror, the beautiful Yomawari: Night Alone is a surprising addition to the survival horror genre. Through a top down perspective reminiscent of Corpse Party rather than Silent Hill, Yomawari isn’t the expected throwback to survival horror games of Playstation 1 and 2 era.

I Am A Hero Review (2016)

Overall, I Am A Hero isn’t just the best zombie movie of the year, but a template for manga adaptations going forward. With fantastic special effects, creative direction and characters you can actually root for Shinsuke Sato delivers more than the expected otaku fare and creates a film that truly stands tall in the genre.

As the Gods Will Review (2014)

As the Gods Will has an incredibly strong start with the daruma and maneki neko games. As violent as they are funny, early scenes work thanks to a strong sense of humour that unfortunately evaporates once the film expects the audience to take its characters and their emotions seriously.

A Visit to the new Godzilla Store in Shinjuku Tokyo

November the 3rd 2016 marks the king of the monster’s 62nd birthday. Not a landmark year to be sure, but with Shin Godzilla standing as the second highest grossing film of the year in Japan, Gojira deserves all the love he’s getting. Enter Japan’s first Godzilla store, newly opened at Shinjuku’s Marui Annex, Tokyo.

5 Japanese Horror Films Free on Prime this Halloween

Forget to stack up on Japanese Horror films for the Halloween period? We’ve all spent an inordinate amount of time looking for the perfect horror film to watch, and with it being Halloween there’s even less time to waste. Let Horror Japan’s guide to the best films on Prime save you some time!

Gurozuka Review (2005)

When you think Japanese horror, it isn’t really slasher films that come to mind. Well, for better or worse, along comes Gurozuka to fill the void. With bad acting, dull direction and one of the worst film scores in recent memory, Gurozuka is a film strictly for Japanese horror and slasher movie completionists.

Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek Review (2005)

Near the ruins of an abandoned city, seven children gather to play a game of hide and seek where those caught by the oni disappear forever. The debut film of Shuhei Morita, the man behind Tokyo Ghoul and the Oscar nominated Tsukumo, Kakurenbo is a film that will please both anime fans and folklore buffs alike.

Battle Heater Kotatsu Review (1989)

Between the heated toilet seat and kotatsu, Japan really is the land of heated wonders. Until of course those objects want to eat you. Because what else is horror for but to turn comforts such as showers, phones and heaters in to nightmares? If you’re looking for another Hausu, this is about as close as you can get.

The Restaurant of Many Orders Review (1992)

Kenji Miyazawa’s The Restaurant of Many Orders takes from the best of Western fairy tales in a Japanese animation where the hunt is what’s for dinner. At only twenty minutes in length, The Restaurant of Many Orders makes for a fantastic addition to any Halloween line up and spooks up a creepier mood than most.

Curse of the God Dog Review (1977)

Shunya (Female Prisoner Scorpion) Ito’s only stab at the horror genre. Expect murderous dogs, forced suicide, possession, mass hysteria and much confusion! With no adherence to genre tropes, narrative structure, or even traditional editing the film ends up as a nearly 2 hour dose of confusion… but is that confusion actually a good thing?

Call Me Tonight Review (1986)

Remi is a high school student by day, call girl by night whose life takes a turn when she receives a call from Ryo Sugiura, a teenager who literally turns in to a beast whenever he masturbates or has perverted thoughts.

The Empire of Corpses Review (2015)

Based on a novel by award winning science fiction writer Project Itoh, The Empire of Corpses is a late, big budget steampunk sequel to Frankenstein. Animated by Wit, the company behind Attack on Titan, it’s natural expect great things from such a pairing. Unfortunately the only remarkable thing here is how disappointing it is.