Brian Ashcraft
brianashcraft
Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.
10/14/19
7:34 AM
75

It’s waifu culture—that’s my understanding of it. The fans are essentially upset that they were not told there is a male character involved in her life.

Kidani’s comment is a backhanded way of saying that they shouldn’t be upset when the girls have family members.

10/10/19
6:56 AM
135

This isn’t milking it, this is Journalism, I personally can’t wait for the shit show at Blizzcon and I hope Kotaku reports on it.

10/9/19
5:28 AM
110

Wonder if there will be cosplay of this version of Mei at Blizzcon next month

9/19/19
8:50 AM
14

Getting to know your characters is seriously the most important part.  You can have tropey plot elements, but the interesting part is seeing how your characters react to the situation and to each other within the situation.  Define your characters and your characters will tell you where the plot needs to go.

9/19/19
7:15 AM
5

I've always been fascinated by interactivity and how the player can choose actions and affect the plot in video games. Add hundreds of hours in a JRPG and you have a very difficult task.

9/18/19
7:33 AM
136

Now that you mention college tuition and their desire for young people to study, wouldn’t it make sense for the junior competitors to receive their prize money in the form of scholarship money?

9/15/19
10:11 AM
159

of course they would do this the season with the worst animation quality....

9/3/19
8:26 AM
9

I’m sure he means it when he says he wants to end it in five years. Whether he actually does is another matter. I mean, wasn’t Oda’s original goal for One Piece to last just 5 years in total? And now we’re into its 3rd decade. If it went another 10 years or even 15, it wouldn’t shock me one bit.

9/3/19
7:13 AM
1

The Shonen Jump app is amazing, as last I checked there were at least 950 chapters of One Piece available to read. He sure as heck is not trying to beat Kochi Kame’s record.

8/22/19
9:07 AM
2

This is what got me into shoegaze. I still need to check out the new album they put out

8/20/19
2:02 AM
8

Artwork considerations aside, this is a manga (and anime, which is in its second season!) that will absolutely melt your heart.

8/9/19
7:09 AM
14

SNK brought back KOF and Samsho, they need to create a new Metal Slug ASAP.