Switching between intense action Yakuza battles to Monkeys collecting bananas might seem like a huge leap, but for Masao Shirosaki, it’s just another day at work! With the release of the latest Monkey Ball game, we were able to talk to him about why he wanted to work on Monkey Ball, his thoughts on Yakuza games, his hobbies, and lots more! Curious? Hit the jump and find out what he said!
As Americans gear up to celebrate the holidays, that means a few other traditions are on their way, namely awkward conversations with family you rarely see and potentially being asked what “anime” is after seeing Goku and Pikachu in the big parade. But fear not: We’ve got a guide on how to navigate these quizzical minefields and enjoy your holiday!
AiAi, MeeMee, and the rest of the monkeys are finally back! It’s been 7 years since the last regular Super Monkey Ball game, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is a revamp of a 13 year old Wii title. Is it enough to revive the fun and frantic golf-race-balance action series? We’ve got some thoughts, so grab a banana and hit the jump to find out!
How do you make a fighting game where the main character is so strong, he wins in a single punch? You make him not show up! We got to spend some time with the beta version of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, and we’ll let you know what we thought about it. Suit up for action, heroes, and read on after the jump!
It’s Halloween, and to close out our celebration of the supernatural, we’ve got a list you can’t bear to not look at: The top 10 invisible anime characters of all time! That’s right, these characters are notable for NOT being seen! Curious to “see” who we selected? Hit the jump and find out!
When companies start updating their retro library, there’s a tendency to focus on the classics: games that people remember from their childhood, titles that sold systems, and memorable faces and names. But what about the games that are less known, or totally obscure? Don’t they deserve love too? We’ll try and answer those questions about Columns II and Ichidant-R, so insert your quarters and hit the jump!
The beautiful re-imagining of Link’s Awakening is out in the wild, and it’s time to answer two really distinct questions: is this LoZ game worth your time if you’re a returning fan, or is this the place to start if you’ve always been curious about the LoZ series? We’ve got the answers for you, so put on your adventuring tunic and hit the jump to find out what we thought!
Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time to get in the mood by getting in touch with your inner ghouls and ghosts. But what about vampires? While a pretty popular character type, we feel like there are ten Vampires whose fangs are just a bit sharper than the rest. Curious to see who made our top ten? Get out your garlic and wooden stakes and hit the jump to find out, if you dare!
We love Bananya here at Crunchyroll, and we’re pretty sure you do too! We got a chance to interview the woman behind the banana cat madness, Akiyo Nagano! Curious to know what Nagano-san thinks of Bananya’s explosive popularity or what she thought of the Bananya Pool? Hit the jump and and find out all that and much more!
It’s been an amazing 20 years of pirate action, drama, and laughs, and to celebrate we’re looking at amazing and memorable scenes. We counted down what we felt were some of the most memorable moments in One Piece history, but we asked you all to tell us what were your favorite moments. Curious to see what other readers selected? Hit the jump and find out!
Even if you don’t know his name, you likely know his voice; one of the most prolific voice actors in anime, Norio Wakamoto, is celebrating his 74th birthday today. So put on your best birthday hats, practice rolling your R’s, and join us as we celebrate the life and career of one of anime’s most memorable voices! Hit the jump to join in!
When Bandai Namco announced their new project Code Vein, gamers were left wondering what the game would end up being; early impressions of the game elicited lots of comparisons to a certain popular game, but is that all there really is to Code Vein? We’ve got a comprehensive review ready to answer your questions, so hit the jump to find out what we thought!
One Piece is turning 20, and that means it’s time for a huge celebration! We’ve created videos of the very best One Piece moments to look back on and remember the great adventures that Luffy and co have embarked on during their journey to find the One Piece. Curious to see if any of your favorite moments made the list? Hit the jump to find out!
The Yakuza series has become a fan favorite, with recent entries in the series helping to reignite the fires of players seeking dramatic gangster stories, mini-games, and arcade games galore. But what has really set Yakuza apart from other story driven games is the unique tone and attitude the series takes. Speaking to Jon Riesenbach, we got to discuss how the Yakuza Remastered Collection aims to help bridge the gap between older and newer titles. Curious to find out more? Hit the jump and read on!
If you’ve played beat 'em up games, dodgeball, and other various games from the SNES and NES lineage, you might be familiar with the chunky little sprites of Kunio-kun and his pals, headlining games like River City Ransom, Super Dodgeball, and more. In River City Girls, WayForward have returned to River City with a new spin on the franchise. But can it take a punch, or does it have a glass jaw? Hit the jump to find out what we thought in our comprehensive review!