Brian Ashcraft

Brian Ashcraft is a senior contributing editor at Kotaku and has been writing about video games for The Japan Times since 2007. He is also the author of two books, “Arcade Mania!” and “Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential.” A graduate of Cornell University, Ashcraft has called Osaka home for over a decade.

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Your turn to shoot AKB47, alongside your BFFAKB

| Mar 24, 2014

Your turn to shoot AKB47, alongside your BFFAKB

Zombie girls in uniform Proving anyone can become a zombie, members of popular idol group AKB48 have been turned into sailor-suited walking dead for a new arcade game “Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition.” To end the plague, you must shoot antidote-loaded weapons at zomibified ...

Sony, Microsoft to square off at Tokyo Game Show

Sep 19, 2013

Sony, Microsoft to square off at Tokyo Game Show

In Japan, the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is gaming’s main event. This year, heavyweights Sony and Microsoft are set to square off at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe convention center with brand new consoles in tow. Who will come out on top? Sony’s PlayStation 4 and ...