The Guardians of the Galaxy in Anime Gifs

In Japan, there is currently an anime airing where the Avengers have basically been trapped in Poké Balls by Loki. To tie in with the recent movie, the Guardians of the Galaxy showed up in all their anime glory. And even though the anime isn't available outside of Japan, there’s no need to worry: I come bearing gifs! » 10/31/14 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

Valkyria Chronicles is My First and Only SRPG Love

This week, Sega announced that formerly PS3-exclusive Valkyria Chronicles would be coming to PC November 11, 2014. Just the idea that more people will get to experience this game makes me giddy. Why? Because the Valkyria Chronicles series is my first and only SRPG love. » 10/31/14 6:30am Yesterday 6:30am

When Japanese Game Titles Go From English to ...English?

The Evil Within was released across the world in the past few weeks. However, in Japan, its country of origin, it has a different English title: Psycho Break. Of course, this is far from the first time a Japanese game with an English title has been renamed after it has left Japan. » 10/28/14 7:00am Tuesday 7:00am

Fatal Frame V is a Solid Survival Horror Game

I am a long-time fan of the Fatal Frame survival horror series—despite my aversion to scary things. And while I'll be the first to agree the franchise has had its ups and downs, the series' Wii U debut, Fatal Frame V, is a solid outing for the series. » 10/21/14 5:30am 10/21/14 5:30am

Anime Hilariously Explores What Makes Something "Romantic"

You’ve seen the same romantic scene a thousand times in a thousand different movies and, yet, every time it still gets you right in the heart. But what exactly makes it romantic and what would happen if you changed one little detail? In Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun, the answer is hilarity. » 10/21/14 4:00am 10/21/14 4:00am

Terror in Resonance Starts Strong But Falls Apart Midway

Terror in Resonance, the latest from the acclaimed director of Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy, had one of the strongest starts of any anime of the summer season. Sadly, it is an anime that completely falls apart into a contrived mess halfway through. » 10/17/14 9:30am 10/17/14 9:30am

Here's the First Nine Minutes of the Bayonetta Anime in English

Bayonetta 2 isn’t the only thing Bayonetta hitting store shelves next week: The awesomely over-the-top anime Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be released as well—and we at Kotaku have an exclusive look at the film’s first nine minutes in English. » 10/17/14 8:00am 10/17/14 8:00am

The Fatal Frame Movie is an Atmospheric Masterpiece

Japanese horror game series Fatal Frame is one of my personal favorites. So despite disliking horror movies in general, I went to see the new Fatal Frame live-action theatrical film. And while never scream-inducingly scary, its amazing atmosphere makes it one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen. » 10/14/14 7:30am 10/14/14 7:30am

How To Import Japanese Games

Across the ocean there is a magical land where some games debut months or even years before they do in the West—or sometimes never at all. But how do you get your hands on one of these mythical games from the Land of the Rising Sun? Kotaku East is here to help. » 10/14/14 7:00am 10/14/14 7:00am