Track: Soon | Artist: My Bloody Valentine | Album: Loveless
Cute toys made terrifying. Traditional Japanese motifs reworked on rusted robots. The world of Fallout brought to life. This is the work of toy and figure modder Y_Nakajima.
Track: Vapour Trail | Artist: Ride | Album: Nowhere
On July 5, 2015, Star Wars fan and Twitter user C3poC3 started working on his Death Star II diorama. Now in 2019, he’s not done.
Weathering With You is this year’s biggest money-making film in Japan. During the picture’s first 34 days, Makoto Shinkai’s anime raked in over 10 billion yen ($94.59 million). The last Japanese movie to make 10 billion yen was Shinkai’s previous work Your Name. Read Kotaku’s Weathering With You review right here.…
Deep Ellum. Dallas, Texas, USA. By Brian Ashcraft.
Track: Fly Like An Eagle | Artist: Stereophonics | Album: Kind
In Japan, tattoos and the yakuza often seem inseparable. Not every gangster has a tattoo and not everyone with a full bodysuit is a gangster, but when pop culture depicts the underworld, anti-heroes come fully inked. Case in point: the Yakuza games.
Horror film director Johannes Roberts of 47 Meters Down fame is helming the Resident Evil film reboot. He says it will be “super scary” and will be “getting back to the roots of the game.”
Track: One Of Us | Artist: Liam Gallagher | Album: Why Me? Why Not
Nintendo and GameFreak have filed a trademark application for the kanji character 草 (kusa or sou), meaning “grass.” It’s also Japanese internet slang for LOL.
Dragons And Water. Senso-ji, Asakusa, Tokyo. By Zachary Heines.
Years back, Kotaku reported on an inventive way to hold a DualShock and play From Software’s mecha game Armored Core. Now in 2019, it’s back.
When a manga first starts, the artist is still usually finding how the characters look. With time, that changes, and over the course of the later issues, their appearance evolves. But what if an artist went back and redid those old illustrations? That’s exactly what Soichiro Yamamoto did.
Track: James Bond | Artist: Iggy Pop | Album: James Bond