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.

Personally, it would be fine if these were homages / inspired by, etc. Read more

Save

Finally completing the Ev0 37 trial in the PS3 Street Fighter collection was one of my favourite gaming moments of the past few years. I REALLY wish the Switch collection had those trials. Read more

Save

A small device is affixed under each player’s shirt that “pops,” making a hole in the shirt and oozing out a brownish liquid. Read more

Save

As far as I’m aware, Japanese dates are written out as YYYY/MM/DD, so 8/9 as August 9th would be correct. Read more

Save

Since international numbers are flipped, the 8/9 seems like one of those longer reaches, because in Japan, it would be 9/8, right? Read more

Save

Any theories so far on the Sword and Shield Regi’s, like their shrine locations relate to bombing sites in the UK? Read more

Save

I really don’t understand this shit. Is it the uniforms? There are plenty of other smart-looking uniforms not associated with genocidal regimes. Read more

Save

I remember being here when your son was born, in the old days before the Star commenter system was enacted and the Gawker network was young and scrappy. I remember interviewing for two months before being granted public commenting rights. Hard to believe it’s been so long. Glad you and yours are still around Brian.
Read more

Save
Now playing

This CG cinema seeming “similar” to “Shadowbringers” is like saying Derek Zoolander’s looks seem “similar” to each other.

Save

It’s really nice that Capcom has gotten people interested in science with the latest Resident Evil game. Read more

Save

Hard disagree.

I’m an Indian who was raised in the Middle East and now lives in America, and I 100% don’t let my feet or the underside of my shoes touch anything that is supposed to be respected in Indian culture; the most common example being Books. I was taught from an early age not to let my books (school or Read more

Save

i dont care for pikachu but the kyogre lure is nice. makes me wanna go fishing...or take a bath
Read more

Save

I get Korea’s issues with Japan but this seems a little unreasonable. It’s a symbol that doesn’t really look like anything, and a shrine that Japanese people still pay respect to. If they don’t like the content packs then they could just not buy them.
Read more

Save

The new Yukata in that colour/style looks like a Jedi robe, so it has that going for it. Read more

Save

It’s all about Mario’s nails now.

Save