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See How An Anime Master Manipulated Space And Time

The late Satoshi Kon — director of Paprika and Paranoia Agent — was one of the greatest animators to ever walk this earth, and the impact his body of work had on cinema is so rich and dense, we’re only now fully unpacking it. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself.


Pikachu Taking Lifts And Escalators

Did I say Pikachu? Sorry, I meant Pikachus. Plural. This ad marks an upcoming Pikachu event in Yokohama. The name of the event is “Pikachu Tairyou Hassei Chuu” (ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ) or loosely, “Loads of Pikachus Springing Out”.


They're Making A PlayStation Optimus Prime Transformer

You thought they’d stop at a Mega Drive Megatron? Ha! Oh, no. There’s an Optimus Prime PlayStation Transformer in the works too.


Sony's Game Consoles Look Cute When They're Small

Two decades of PlayStation! That sure is alotta PlayStation. As part of the commemoration, Takara Tomy is releasing a series of miniature PlayStation consoles, starting with the PS2.


Tokyo's Giant Godzilla Statue Looks Amazing In The Rain

Previously, Kotaku published photos of Tokyo’s new giant Godzilla statue when it was nice and sunny. But right now, the weather’s awful in Tokyo, and giant Godzilla has never looked better.


The Sport Of Japanese Apologising

After losing a game, you might think what this Japanese baseball team did was rather extreme. Then again, you might think this is pretty great.


What Devil's Third Is About And Why It's A Wii U Exclusive

Devil’s Third, was announced as a Wii U exclusive at E3 this year. A bit of a surprise considering the game was originally slated for release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. So why the change in platforms? And what’s the game about?


Dark Souls Director Wants To Make A Warm, Fuzzy Game

Earlier this year, From Software of Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, as well as the upcoming Bloodborne fame was purchased by Japanese corporate giant Kadokawa with Dark Souls‘ director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, taking on the reins as president of From Software.


Inside Japan's Newest Video Game Museum

Japan’s new video game museum, the Huis Ten Bosch Game Museum, opened earlier this month. Here’s a look at what’s inside.


Cosplay Turns Bath Time Into Fun Time

Bathing is important, sure — especially in Japan, where families take baths together. Why not make it more interesting by covering yourself in face paint, like this dad?