When originally released in 2016, the acclaimed Your Name became the highest-grossing anime in Japan ever. Today, its follow-up, Weathering With You, was released in Japan. The movie shares many thematic and stylistic themes with Your Name. The result is good but flawed.Warning: This review includes some light spoilers. Weathering With You tells the story of a Japanese high...
Back in April 2006, as an American living in Osaka, I had only been working here at Kotaku for a few months when a new anime took the internet by storm. At that time, cosplayers at otaku events across Japan were dressing up as the lead character in Kyoto Animation’s latest show, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and copying...
Track: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next | Artist: Manic Street Preachers | Album: This Is My Truth Tell Me YoursKotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.
Blizzard chief development officer and co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the company after 28 years. Pearce founded Blizzard as Silicon & Synapse in 1991, along with former Blizzard president Mike Morhaime, who stepped down last year, and current senior vice president Allen Adham. In a farewell message posted on Blizzard.com, Pearce says he plans to be more active and...
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFVideo game heroes Sonic and Tails meet the cartoon heroes of Lakewood Plaza Turbo in a very special episode of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. The episode, aptly titled “Let’s Meet Sonic,” airs Sunday, August 4 at 4:45 pm Eastern on Cartoon Network.
Some senior, pro-Israel Democrats are furious about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s resolution “affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.” Great job, y’all.
Things are testy between the Catholic Church and ex-Trump staffer Steve Bannon at the moment. Reporting today from ThinkProgress, on how Bannon and the group CatholicVote used phone data location to target voters who’d been to Catholic Iowa churches with ads, likely won’t help matters.
One of my favorite anime songs of all time is “Shiki No Uta”, the ending theme to hip-hop martial arts epic Samurai Champloo. Japanese hip-hop, soca, and reggae artist Minmi just debuted an English version of the tune, and it’s so good. Listen on Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music. Then return and gush.
It’s official: After watching the ludicrous, deranged, awe-inspiringly kitschy trailer for CATS, I have decided that it is now Splinter’s “Movie of the Year.” Get ready for a TON of content—or CAT-tent—about CATS, folks. Meow!!!!
Announced at Marvel’s games panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the first chapter in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 paid season pass is Marvel Knights, starring Moon Knight and three other guys. The other two chapters feature the Fantastic Four and X-Men, though not Colossus or Cyclops. Those two come to the game for free on August 3o.
Fallout 76 got a hotfix today to address some of the problems plaguing players since the Tuesday’s update went live . One thing it fixes are legendary item drops that previously weren’t appearing. One thing it doesn’t fix are legendary enemies that don’t drop legendary items because the game has mislabeled them.
John Tanton, an ophthalmologist and eugenicist who dedicated his life’s work to racism and building the anti-immigration movement’s political infrastructure , died yesterday at the age of 88. Rest in piss.