Manga Hikaru no Go will be turned into a live-action drama in China and will be streamed starting next summer on Chinese platform iQiyi. Hikaru no Go ran from 1998 to 2003 and got an anime adaptation.
In April 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan. The region’s famed castle was badly damaged, but rebuilding is underway. It looks tricky.
Here’s our first peek at the upcoming Yakuza 3 full-HD remaster, running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second. What do you think? Looks good! Like Yakuza 3 for the PS4.
This is called May’s Garden House Restaurant. Located in Bangkok, it is the first officially licensed Totoro themed restaurant in the world.
Sunset Overdrive PC just popped up on the Korean Ratings Board website, which often reveals games before they’re officially announced. Make of it what you will. [Thanks, Sang!]
Nintendo is releasing a new Switch bundle in Japan. A My Nintendo Store exclusive, it’s cheaper and has less stuff.
During the 1980s, in the wake of Star Wars and Apocalypse Now, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola produced one of the most daring—and in Japan, most controversial—films ever made. Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is unlike anything before or since.
Silly, yet brilliant. If you were going to pick one image from Hunter X Hunter to make into earrings, it would be this.
Now considered PlayStation 3 classics, Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 are getting remastered for the PlayStation 4 in full HD.
Japan has brought the world some truly delicious treats, but one of the best of all has to be meron pan (melon bread). We know it tastes good, but how was it invented? And why is it called that?
Previously, Kotaku reported that Japan is getting a Hello Kitty bullet train. All we saw was the outside. Now, we get concept art showing what inside the train looks like.
Make no mistake. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame doesn’t seem easy to please—even if you are his son. Rather, especially if you are his son.
Artist Ray Tatsumi has done an exhaustive in-depth study of Japanese maid outfits, tracing their origins from the UK and the USA.
Want to wander around the Japanese countryside? Nostalgic Train is a self-described “mysterious walking simulator” that’s set in rural Japan that might be filled with nostalgia, but not with people. The game is out on Steam this June, but currently only has Japanese language support.