Inoue Azumi & Yuyu Interview @ J-POP Summit 2017 stars

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies were in for a treat at this year’s J-Pop Summit held in San Francisco. Azumi Inoue, best known for her singing in movies such as Laputa: Castle In The Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service, performed on stage alongside her daughter, Yuyu. We caught up with the mother-daughter duo to learn more about their musical influences.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Vita) Review stars

Culminating from over three years of work, Danganronpa V3 brings the murder-mystery series to its pinnacle after numerous game and anime releases, the most recent being the anime-exclusive Danganronpa 3. Although it does feature an entirely new cast of characters, V3 is definitely not for newbies to the series.

LA-AFF No Game No Life: Zero stars

2017 commemorates the 100th anniversary of anime and what better way to celebrate this major occasion than with Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF). This event took place on September 15-17 at the Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in downtown Los Angeles and screened a wide array of anime films.

So You Want to Hunt a Monster, You Say? stars

The first time I watched the live gameplay demo of Monster Hunter: World, it left my mouth wide, gaping in awe. I wanted, no, I needed more. That’s why the first thing I did at PAX West was rush over and experience Monster Hunter: World.

A Certain Magical Virtual-On Releases February 15 in Japan stars

Originally announced back in March at Dengeki Bunko Festival Spring 2017, a new trailer for Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On was shown during the Playstation conference at the Tokyo Game Show. The game is an adaptation of the 2016 light novel with the same title, featuring a crossover between Sega’s Virtual-On game series and the light novel series A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) as a part of Virtual-On’s 20th anniversary.

Ramen Summit @ JPOP Summit 2017 Impressions stars

From high-energy musical acts and guests such as Bandmaid to tasty booths such as the Sake Fest and assorted Japanese food trucks, there's a little bit of something for everyone under the sun; and believe me when I say that the sun really was out in full force during the event. Despite that however, many a fans were thrilled to satiate their palette with a selection of some of the Bay Area's finest ramen shops at the Ramen Fest, with each of the five restaurants bringing their best specialty bowls to the shores of Fort Mason.

Top Three Surprises Hidden at PAX West 2017 stars

Another PAX West has come and gone, and with it, thousands of gamers got their hands on some of the biggest titles coming out in the near future. Yet hidden amongst the crowds and booths competing for everyone’s attention, gems are just waiting to be discovered. Here are three of the most intriguing games I found at PAX West 2017.

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (PS4) Review stars

As a love letter to horror fans, PQube’s localization of the 2015 HD remaster for ROIGame’s White Day: A Labyrinth Named School still stands as one of the definitive grandparents of the first-person “hide-and-seek simulation” horror genre. Although the game still feels archaic at times, especially when compared to more recent first-person horror games such as the Outlast series or Resident Evil 7, the developer’s original creative vision still manages to shine through with the game’s unique blend of school simulation, visual novel elements, hiding mechanics and, of course, creepy ambiance.