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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.