Help Me Choose Which Virtual Girl to Date

Dear readers, I am about to embark on an experience unlike any other in my 30 years of life: I’m going to date a virtual girl in New Love Plus+, the newest game in the (in)famous Japanese dating-sim series. But even before I start, I find myself at an impasse. Which of the game’s romantic foils should I date? » 4/18/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Silver Spoon Is an Amazing Slice-of-Life Tale That Transcends Its Genre

I generally hate slice-of-life stories. I find them meandering and pointless. But Silver Spoon stands at the pinnacle of the genre and weaves a tale so full of life lessons, deep characters, and thematic exploration that even I can’t help but love it. » 4/15/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

Nagi no Asukara is Emotionally Heart-wrenching and Thematically Deep

When I heard there was another anime by the creator of Anohana called Nagi no Asukara in the works, I braced for another round of emotional masochism. But while still a story of loss and love, I was treated to a world under the sea that was as beautiful as it was thematically deep. » 4/11/14 6:40am 4/11/14 6:40am

Fans Take Steins;Gate Audio Drama and Turn It into a Movie

I love the time travel adventure Steins;Gate in all its forms and am always left wanting more. Luckily for me, there are plenty of spin-off games, manga, and light novels out there. There are also several audio dramas—one of which has been turned into an hour-long movie by fans. » 4/11/14 6:00am 4/11/14 6:00am

Your Complete Spring 2014 Anime Guide

Spring means we get rain, flowers, warmer weather and, more importantly, a new anime season. But with 60 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest. » 4/08/14 7:40am 4/08/14 7:40am

Steins;Gate: The Kotaku Review

I love time travel stories. They are my favorite type of science fiction. But even in a world with Back to the Future and Star Trek IV, I'd still say the most interesting, complex, and utterly captivating time travel narrative I have ever encountered is the visual novel Steins;Gate. » 4/08/14 6:40am 4/08/14 6:40am

Kill la Kill Is a Rare Breed of Anime

Kill la Kill is a rare breed of anime. It perfectly mixes comedy and action while reveling in taking everything to the extreme. And the fact that it has now ended leaves each week looking a little less bright. » 4/04/14 7:00am 4/04/14 7:00am