The Live-Action Silver Spoon Lacks Heart and Soul

Last year, I chose Silver Spoon as one of the best five anime of 2013—so when I heard there was a live-action adaptation in the works, I was more than a little excited. Unfortunately, I am sad to report that the live-action film is devoid of much of what makes the Silver Spoon manga and anime so great. » 3/11/14 7:50am 3/11/14 7:50am

The Live Action Kiki's Delivery Service is Surprisingly Not Terrible

When I first heard about there being a live action version of Kiki's Delivery Service in the works, I (as well as my fellow Kotaku authors) were more than a bit skeptical about it. However, after seeing it, I am happy to report that it is a perfectly watchable film that stands apart from its world-famous counterpart. » 3/04/14 7:00am 3/04/14 7:00am

The Retro Game Master Movie Is a Great Episode but a Terrible Film

Game Center CX, (known as Retro Game Master in the West) follows Shinya Arino as he attempts to conquer classic games from the 8 and 16-bit eras. This past weekend marked the release of the series' first feature film. Though, given all of its problems, we'll be lucky if it’s also the last. » 2/25/14 8:00am 2/25/14 8:00am

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Is an Average Epilogue to a Great Series

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising is the newest film in the Tiger & Bunny series, which features a world where superheroes and reality TV have come together to make fighting crime a popular game show. And while the series was unique and enjoyable from start to finish, this theatrical adventure is only marginally above average. » 2/11/14 7:30am 2/11/14 7:30am