brianashcraft
Brian Ashcraft
brianashcraft
Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

I removed the YT video to avoid confusion--hopefully that helps. The Twitch stream was in the story when it was originally published—not added!
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Yes. I have kids who have gone thru the educational system here. In junior high, they learn about the Holocaust. In high school, if they study world history, they study it further.
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I met him! A couple times. But the first big event I covered for Kotaku was his keynote speech at TGS in which he unveiled the Wiimote. Later, I spotted him in a hotel lobby, and he pulled the Wiimote out of his pocket and handed it to me. I guess I was one of the first members of the press to get hands on with it? It Read more

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The Japanese Promised Neverland movie is mentioned in the article Read more

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Oh yeah, the Yakuza games are packed with major (middle aged) Japanese celebs!  Read more

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As I said, I haven’t heard the English language voice acting, so I really cannot comment Read more

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I have not heard the English language voice track, but the Japanese language one is good. The voice actors do a good job. Yuna and Kenji, in particular, are quite enjoyable in Japanese. Read more

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Honestly, I think this is one reason why he’s really be into the game — Nagoshi’s games are filled with (famous) people with interesting faces so when he sees a game filled with non-famous interesting faces, he’s probably intrigued. Read more

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Wow, I didn’t know that! My favorite Kurosawa film is High and Low, which is based on an Ed McBain novel. Read more

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His love of John Ford movies surprised even Western movie critics!  Read more

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Thanks for the kind message. I am currently USB-less. :( Read more

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