The Editing Room

The blog of an anime/games journalist who occasionally dabbles in translation and the occult. Japanese magazine scans, news, reviews, interviews, features: they all go here. He also teaches English to kids in Japan, and often goes off on strange tangents. Formerly of Japanator and Destructoid.

Hi beautiful Tumblr people.

As of this writing, I’m off to Tokyo to attend Tokyo Game Show on both business days, Thursday and Friday. I’ll be writing features for Destructoid and Japanator alike, but as per the usual, I’ll mostly be covering all the small games you’ve never heard of but should have.

That being said, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO WRITE/FILM/COVER? What special game do you just HAVE to know about even though other sites won’t give it the time of day?

LET ME KNOW. ANONYMOUSLY OR OTHERWISE. I’ll do my best to get some coverage of it, be that in the form of a preview, interview, video, or photos.


Fourteen minute video courtesy of Famitsu, showing off Final Fantasy Explorers’ various jobs, the functions they serve, etc.

Either way, lots of gameplay here. The game is looking excellent and I’m excited to check it out at TGS.

New Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: DanganRonpa AnotherEpisode pages from this week’s Famitsu.

Shirokuma and Kurokuma are the main “idol” roles in this game. The Hero Robot, MacGyver. No, I’m not kidding you. It’s technically a member of the Warriors of Light. Wields a giant drill and fights Komaru and Genocider in combat.

Touko also has some amazing visions/fiction of her and Byakuya doing the nasty. 

Tons of gimmicks in each area to make the gameplay more interesting. Monoc-Man is an in-game game in which you can basically take out Monokuma units from afar, puzzle-like. 

When exploring areas, you can find papers with targets on them. This is called the Killing List, and it was put together by the Monokuma Kids. The example Famitsu shows is named Ishimaru, and looks like he’s probably Ishimaru’s dad. 

Yuu is the 16-year-old leader of his squad of three musketeers. A shot of Yuu’s house in the top scan. He and his peeps Jean and Nicolai were meant to guard Agnes. The three of them eventually meet up with Magnolia and form a party. 

Agnes also acts as the navigator in this game on the bottom screen, not completely unlike what Airy did in Bravely Default.

New job called Tomahawk. Amy is the asterisk holder, and she’s from the good ole nation of flowers. She quietly lives in the area with her people and can supposedly communicate with the spirits. She uses a rifle which also works as an axe. Amy was designed by abec (Sword Art Online). 

Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: DanganRonpa AE pages from last week’s Dengeki. Was a bit late on this one. 

General overview of the game mechanics, main characters, villains, and returning characters.

Pretty rad Persona 5 ad from this past week’s Dengeki Playstation. Simple and to the point.

Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: DanganRonpa AE is looking super sexy. The art style looks great when rendered in 3D, and even if the gameplay ends up being somewhat clunky, everything else looks wonderfully messed up.

All the sexy. All the lawyers. All the detectives. 

I cannot wait for this game.

Playing the Smash 4 demo and loving it.

Also beware, I’m currently experiencing intense feels.

Friendly reminder that this is still the greatest video on the internet. 

Tomokazu Sugita, Nakamura Yuuichi, and Sakurai Takahiro play the Genesis Yu Yu Hakusho action game together and impersonate Norio Wakamoto for days. It’s still hilarious. Tokyo Encounter is hilarious. Go watch it please.