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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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

Yamato 2199 is the Worst Recap Movie I Have Ever Seen

These days, anime seems to follow a set pattern. If you have a successful series, you follow it up with a recap film. Most of the time, these films have something new in them—new footage, new characters, a new side story—but not Yamato 2199. It is completely unnecessary in every conceivable way. » 10/14/14 4:00am 10/14/14 4:00am

Sword Art Online Returns Strong as a Cyberpunk Murder Mystery

Fourteen episodes in, Sword Art Online II has finished its first arc; and if you were let down after the first anime's second half, let me assure you, Sword Art Online is back and in grand style. » 10/10/14 7:00am 10/10/14 7:00am

Using the Wii U GamePad as a Ghost-Killing Camera

As a long-time fan of the Fatal Frame series, I can see the perceived appeal of having the Wii U's GamePad with its gyro sensor and dedicated screen acting as a proxy for the game's ghost-killing camera. But while it works in Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko (Fatal Frame V), I'd rather just use my big screen TV. » 10/10/14 4:00am 10/10/14 4:00am