I run the 'I Love Japanese Games' facebook page - unsurprisingly, I love Japanese Games, which is how I ended up contributing to Rice Digital. I love doujin games, but expect me to write about all aspects of the Japanese games industry - from JRPGs, to Visual Novels, shooters - anything that interests me, basically. I've been told to tell you that my 'views are not necessarily those held by Rice Digital or it's partners'.

It’s not Manga, it’s Gekiga – the short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi

It’s not Manga, it’s Gekiga – the short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi

on July 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment

My introduction to Gekiga and the short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi came purely by chance. While browsing the shelves at my local bookstore, I came across…

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The problem with Shenmue 3 – what can we truly expect from the most wanted sequel in gaming

The problem with Shenmue 3 – what can we truly expect from the most wanted sequel in gaming

on June 19th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now that the dust has settled on the astonishing Sony press conference (where, somehow, the prayers of every Japanese Game fan were answered in spectacular fashion)…

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BlazBlue Battle Cards Out Now On iOS

BlazBlue Battle Cards Out Now On iOS

on May 15th, 2015 | 2 Comments

BlazBlue Battle Cards is Out Now On iOS. I do have a very distant recollection of this existing, but I didn’t realise it was so close…

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The Perfect game – seven games I think are perfect

The Perfect game – seven games I think are perfect

on May 13th, 2015 | 7 Comments

You often hear people saying that it’s impossible to make a perfect game. Perfection suggests that it’s impossible to improve in any way. That the object…

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Grandia 2 HD Steam release coming

Grandia 2 HD Steam release coming

on May 12th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Grandia 2 HD Steam release is a thing! So says GungHo who recently polled the internet in a bid to see which game they should re-release. Thankfully Grandia…

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Leaked photo from Konami 2015 strategy meeting details future plans for Metal Gear and Hideo Kojima

Leaked photo from Konami 2015 strategy meeting details future plans for Metal Gear and Hideo Kojima

on April 29th, 2015 | 12 Comments

* With Konami preoccupied by an internal scorched earth policy regarding anything that’s even remotely interesting about the company** we managed to get a hidden camera into…

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Nobunga Concerto Review

Nobunga Concerto Review

on April 21st, 2015 | 17 Comments

Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before but one of my guilty pleasures is body swap and time travel stories – whether in book, film,…

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Dirty games characters I don’t like, because they’re unhygienic

Dirty games characters I don’t like, because they’re unhygienic

on April 14th, 2015 | 22 Comments

It may come as a surprise to some of you that, while I am, certifiably, a disgusting pervert I am in fact rather fastidious in nature. I like…

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Watch Ryo Hazuki give Lan Di the beatdown while pretending it’s Shenmue 3

Watch Ryo Hazuki give Lan Di the beatdown while pretending it’s Shenmue 3

on April 9th, 2015 | 35 Comments

Imagine a world where Ryo Hazuki comes home to find Lan Di pushing his Dad around and asking about some mirror – and then Ryo just…

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BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend opening

BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend opening

on April 7th, 2015 | 18 Comments

The only thing that gets me hotter than watching the BlazBlue Chronphantasma Extend opening , is Google image searching pictures of Megan Fox from around 2005,…

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