The Most Amazing Cosplay From Wondercon: Day One!

Every year, the Wondercon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from Wondercon day one. » 4/19/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

The Latest Persona 3 Trailer Has Sun, Sand, and a Humanoid Tank

ATLUS just released the 3rd trailer for the 2nd installment of the Persona 3 movie series, Persona 3 The Movie – #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream – and it looks like everybody's favorite self-aware humanoid tank is joining the team. » 4/17/14 8:00am Thursday 8:00am

Silver Spoon Is an Amazing Slice-of-Life Tale That Transcends Its Genre

I generally hate slice-of-life stories. I find them meandering and pointless. But Silver Spoon stands at the pinnacle of the genre and weaves a tale so full of life lessons, deep characters, and thematic exploration that even I can’t help but love it. » 4/15/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

Nagi no Asukara is Emotionally Heart-wrenching and Thematically Deep

When I heard there was another anime by the creator of Anohana called Nagi no Asukara in the works, I braced for another round of emotional masochism. But while still a story of loss and love, I was treated to a world under the sea that was as beautiful as it was thematically deep. » 4/11/14 6:40am 4/11/14 6:40am

Fans Take Steins;Gate Audio Drama and Turn It into a Movie

I love the time travel adventure Steins;Gate in all its forms and am always left wanting more. Luckily for me, there are plenty of spin-off games, manga, and light novels out there. There are also several audio dramas—one of which has been turned into an hour-long movie by fans. » 4/11/14 6:00am 4/11/14 6:00am

Your Complete Spring 2014 Anime Guide

Spring means we get rain, flowers, warmer weather and, more importantly, a new anime season. But with 60 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest. » 4/08/14 7:40am 4/08/14 7:40am

Steins;Gate: The Kotaku Review

I love time travel stories. They are my favorite type of science fiction. But even in a world with Back to the Future and Star Trek IV, I'd still say the most interesting, complex, and utterly captivating time travel narrative I have ever encountered is the visual novel Steins;Gate. » 4/08/14 6:40am 4/08/14 6:40am

Doraemon Meets Akira In This Bleak Vision of the Future

Japan has selected the adorable robot cat Doraemon as its special ambassador for its 2020 Olympic bid. And as we all know, Akira predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That can mean only one thing... » 4/07/14 12:15pm 4/07/14 12:15pm