Japan Turns Hoth into Mount Rushmore

The annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today in Japan. The center piece is an enormous Star Wars snow sculpture that looks like the Empire's take on Mount Rushmore. » 2/05/15 10:21am 2/05/15 10:21am

Your Complete Winter 2015 Anime Guide

It's winter. It's cold outside. So stay in and bundle up next to a cozy fire; there are 35 new anime airing this season to keep you company. But how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs below to see which of them catches your interest. » 1/13/15 10:40am 1/13/15 10:40am

Controllers Thrown and Busted by Angry People

How Anime Art Has Changed: An Explainer

Anime, you've changed! To be honest, the look of it is always changing. Styles and fads suit each age, so let's see how anime has evolved over the past few decades. » 11/10/14 9:42am 11/10/14 9:42am

Your Complete Fall 2014 Anime Guide

Summer is finally over and now it's time for some pleasantly cool weather. Not that you'll want to go outside and enjoy it with 50 new anime in the pipeline. But how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs to see which of them catches your interest. » 10/07/14 12:26pm 10/07/14 12:26pm

The Five Anime of Summer 2014 You Should Be Watching

We are now six weeks into the summer anime season, and with 44 new anime on the air it can be more than a little difficult to know which ones to watch. Luckily, we at Kotaku East are here to help with our recommendations. » 8/12/14 9:45am 8/12/14 9:45am

Studio Ghibli Is Not Dead Yet

Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki recently said that his studio's demise was "inevitable." Today, there are quotes from Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki that are causing people to freak out, believing that the beloved animation house has decided to stop making films. People, stop freaking out. For now. » 8/04/14 9:21am 8/04/14 9:21am

Solid Gold Godzilla Can Be Yours for Only $1.5 Million

Only! To mark the 60th anniversary of Godzilla and the new Hollywood flick, Tokyo jeweller Ginza Tanaka is offering this solid gold 'Zilla. » 7/15/14 9:45am 7/15/14 9:45am

Your Complete Summer 2014 Anime Guide

Summer makes the world a sweltering wasteland, so why not hold up in air-conditioned comfort with the new anime season. Of course, with 44 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest. » 7/08/14 10:02am 7/08/14 10:02am

Chinese Monster Hoax Wasn't Really Gollum, But a Video Game Ad

Earlier this week, a Chinese man was camping with friends in the Huairou region when he seems to have spotted a monster-like creature that somewhat resembled Gollum from Lord of the Rings. The man said he was "terrified." He snapped photos and uploaded them online. They spread like wildfire. » 6/27/14 12:31pm 6/27/14 12:31pm

Japan Did BioShock In 1973

Your Complete Spring 2014 Anime Guide

Spring means we get rain, flowers, warmer weather and, more importantly, a new anime season. But with 60 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest. » 4/08/14 2:58pm 4/08/14 2:58pm

Dead Body Discovered During Avengers Filming in South Korea

This weekend, filming began in Seoul for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mapo Bridge was closed to traffic for the production. Below the bridge, a body was discovered floating in the water. » 3/31/14 10:02am 3/31/14 10:02am

Get Drunk with Kaiju at This New Japanese Bar

You know kaiju, right? Those Japanese-style monsters now have their own watering hole, which serves booze and eats. There's an important rule, though: No superheroes allowed. Don't you dare break it! » 3/13/14 9:50am 3/13/14 9:50am

One Man's "Terrible" Cosplay Makes the Internet a Better Place

If we go by the typical standard metrics by which cosplay is judged, you might say this cosplay isn't very good. That it's bad. Or even terrible. But those standards don't matter. This is totally wonderful, incredibly creative, and utterly brilliant. » 3/12/14 9:41am 3/12/14 9:41am