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Playstation 4 3 Comments

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.

Non Fiction 2 Comments

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.

Games 1 Comment

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?

Movies 1 Comment

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?

Fiction 0 Comments

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 .

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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.