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The Five Best Anime Of 2013

Over this past year, I’ve shown you my picks for the anime you should be watching for the spring, summer, and fall seasons. You’ve even had the chance to weigh in on your favourites. So without further ado, here are Kotaku‘s picks for the best anime of 2013.


The Best Japan-Only Games Of 2013

Japanese games can be quite at odds with their Western counterparts. They can be strange. They can be sexy. They can be horrific and brutal. They can also be pretty much similar to what we’re used to, crafted, of course, with love and great care. This year, it was no different.


Ace Combat Infinity And Soulcalibur Lost Swords Have Been Delayed To Next Year, According To A Recen

Ace Combat Infinity and Soulcalibur Lost Swords have been delayed to next year, according to a recent announcement by publisher Namco Bandai. Originally, both free-to-play PS3 titles were slated to arrive in late 2013.


From Cute To Awkwardly Hilarious, These Are China's Matching Couples

In China, dressing similarly is a bit of a thing between couples, and sometimes even friends. So having a competition between matching couples makes a lot of sense.


How A Nice Gesture Ruined The Latest Banderas Meme

“Ruined” is a strong word, actually. Especially when you consider how adorable the end result is. D’aww!


Have Horrible Handwriting? Maybe This Machine Can Help

My handwriting is messy. I wish it was better! Doesn’t matter if I am writing in English or Japanese, it’s chicken scrawl. Thankfully, there’s a new machine to write clearly for me.


Here's How To Play The Attack On Titan Visual Novels In English

Back in October, we took a look at the seven official Attack on Titan games coming out in Japan. Of these, four are visual novels included on the Japanese Blu-rays. Of course, if you can’t speak Japanese, there’s a good chance you’ll never be able to experience these side stories — until now, that is.


17 Minutes Of Rube Goldberg Machines Will Make Your Evening

In Japan, there’s a children’s educational program called PythagoraSwitch. The majority of it is a Sesame Street-style puppet program, but there are fantastic interludes with Rube Goldberg machines. Let’s watch those!


Bonus Anime Episodes You Might've Missed This Year

There are a lot of good anime out there this year, but sadly, when they’re over, they’re over — or are they? These days, more and more series are getting extra, not-aired-on-TV OVA episodes that often don’t show up on legal anime streaming sites. So, let’s take a quick look at some of these “missing episodes” that have come out over the past year.


Giant Crustaceans Make Fantastic iPhone Covers

Just look at this slick Giant Isopod iPhone 5s/5 cover. Do it. Look!


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