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.
12/4/19
7:12 AM
12

These porters are too courageous to carry that load onto mountains! I would be so scared because of the possibility of falling... Read more

11/25/19
6:31 AM
22

There are like two things in life worth waiting in line for, and “the privilege of shopping in a store” ain’t one of them.

11/25/19
6:13 AM
8

My friend asked if I wanted to go this past weekend. My first response, “ARE YOU NUTS”. My second response, “HELL NO!” I’ll give it some time and go on a rainy weekday.

11/20/19
7:16 AM
26

Almost certainly Chun-Li - the white ribbon seals it. Yes, there are white headband versions of Ryu but, even with those, they rarely ‘flow’ like that and the red version is much more iconic and common. 

11/14/19
7:16 AM
7

I think Kojima needs an English language advisor soon (preferably someone who’s also up-to-date with the current going-ons). Read more

11/14/19
7:00 AM
11

It should be pointed out that tons and tons of Hong Kong protest videos on YouTube seem to be immune to the great firewall and all comments are super pro-chinese government. Some of those “Kojima is really pro Hong Kong police” tweets are probably paid shills meant to sow division and shit stir online. Read more

11/11/19
7:35 AM
20

It will be interesting to see whether Death Stranding gets a nomination at the VGA’s this year, considering how publicly Geoff Keighly’s friendship/fauning over Kojima has been, as well as having a cameo in the game.

11/11/19
6:42 AM
30

As a weekly reader of Famitsu, I find it nearly impossible to believe four different reviewers found it perfect. Read more

10/14/19
7:34 AM
78

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
139

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