Sword Art Online is one of the most notable and recognizable anime series of the past decade. Its immense popularity both in the US and Japan has sparked an endless fandom, countless merch, and even a handful of spin offs, both video games and anime. However, despite the popularity, SAO […]

Sword Art Online  (SAO)  is one of the most popular animes, especially in fairly recent times. The series had a resurgence earlier this year and late last year due to the first bit of the Alicization arc airing. And although the resurgence was noticeable, SAO has always maintained a steady […]

If you read my marathon Your Name piece, then one film that came up quite often was 5 Centimeters per Second (Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru) (to be abbreviated: 5 cm/s), a previous film from director Makoto Shinkai. The slow beauty of 5 Centimeters Per Second isn’t for everyone. While I briefly […]

Earlier this week, the world renowned animation studio Kyoto Animation located in Kyoto, Japan suffered a deadly arson attack, leaving 34 dead and 34 injured. The suspect was apprehended, and confessed to the crime in police custody.  On behalf of Culture of Gaming, I’d like to express and extend our […]

Sex, Cyberpunk 2077, and Ghost In The Shell. If that’s not an enticing title, I don’t know what is. CD Projekt Red’s upcoming title, Cyberpunk 2077 is highly anticipated, especially after dropping some bombshells like Keanu Reeves playing the notorious Cyberpunk character, Johnny Silverhand.  But like most things in this […]

Your Name was Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 anime movie hit. No other anime movie since the legendary Studio Ghibli 2001 film Spirited Away achieved such a high commercial and critical success, whether it was domestically in Japan or here in the United States. While Shinkai was already a renowned director in […]