Voice Actress, Inori Minase releases 3rd single “Starry Wish” stars

Critically acclaimed singer and voice actress Inori Minase has released her 3rd single "Starry Wish." The lead track is the ending theme song of the October 2016-premiered TV anime "ViVid Strike!" where she was also cast as the main character, Fuka Leventon.

GameStop Expo 2016 Impression stars

This year GameStop Expo 2016 was held on September 14th at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. I attended this one-day event to check out some of the games that we didn’t have time to play at E3 or PAX. As with E3 this year, the emphasis revolved around VR and there plenty of opportunities to try out VR at GameStop Expo. GameStop Expo has a different feel than any other gaming convention I’ve attended so far.

The Art of Castle in the Sky Review stars

The year 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Castle in The Sky by Studio Ghibli and Viz Media, the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution and global entertainment licensing is celebrating this anniversary with the release of The Art of Castle in The Sky. The release coincides with the film’s 30th anniversary and joins the series of hardcover art books by Viz Media showcasing Studio Ghibli films.

Shin Godzilla (Movie) Review stars

From Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan) comes Shin Godzilla, also known as Godzilla Resurgence here in the West. This is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho Co. Ltd and is a modern reboot of the Godzilla franchise that draws many classic elements from the original 1954 film. Already the highest grossing live action film in Japan for 2016, does it continue to build on the success of previous Toho Godzilla movies or is the new origin story a complete reboot like the Nolan Batman trilogy?

Silent Siren S World Tour 2016 in San Francisco! stars

Silent Siren, also known as "SaiSai" (taken from the first sound of each of the words) stopped by San Francisco earlier this month, one of their two stops in the States on their S World Tour 2016 . This marks Silent Siren's second time in San Francisco. They were in town only a few months earlier in July for J-Pop Summit (check out our interview coverage here). Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see them back in July, so it's the first time seeing them for me.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: Pit People stars

During PAX west we stopped in with our friends at The Behemoth, the same people who brought us Castle Crashers and got to play their new title, Pit People, an upcoming turn-based strategy game. Pit People takes a spin on what we have seen in other typical turn-based games with some unique changes that makes it stand out from the rest.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: NightCry stars

From the creator of the Clock Tower game series, director Hifumi Kono and the director of the Ju-on (The Grudge) Takashi Shimizu comes Project Scissors: NightCry from Japanese video game developers, Nude Maker and Playism. This year at PAX West, I got to play a quick demo of this game. The game plays like Resident Evil, but has the feel of a Japanese horror movie that will have you by the edge of your seat.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: Through the Woods stars

Through the Woods by Antagonist began as a Kickstarter, and it will soon be coming to Steam as their debut game. During PAX West 2016, I got to play the demo and had a quick Q&A with the staff behind Through the Woods. First, let me begin by setting the story. Through the Woods revolves around the story of a mother in search of her missing son in a forest on the western shore of Norway. The game plays in third-person, and the mother narrates her tale as you travel through the forest. Bit by bit, we learn more about what happened in the past; eventually bringing us to the present. This game is a psychological horror game with heavy influences from Norse Mythology and Norwegian folk tales. I only knew a little about the game from watching the trailer. I walked into the demo a bit intrigued and with an opened mind.