review

We test the new two-in-one curry rice cooker from Japan that’s got everyone talking【Video】

Can this magical Twin Chef cooking machine deliver on taste as well as convenience? 

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We taste the Adult Cream Pie from McDonald’s Japan

This dessert has been a long time coming.

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We try the new Starbucks Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino in Japan【Taste test】

Santa’s boots come filled with lots of little surprises.

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We try the new Halloween Masquerade Party drinks from Starbucks Japan

Time to put on our mask and find out what a Halloween Red Night Frappuccino tastes like.

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KFC’s dating sim cooks up fingerlickin’ Colonel Sanders romance, but the recipe feels off【Review】

While the presentation sizzles like a chicken wing fresh from the fryer, the content is a creamy, cold mash with no gravy.

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Drenched in passion – Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You is here, but is it good?【SoraReview】

Arguably the Shinkai-est anime yet, and perhaps the beginning of a connected Makoto Shinkai cinematic universe?

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Starbucks Japan Royal Milk Tea Frappuccino: The perfect drink for milk tea lovers

A timely taste of royalty as we head into the new era.

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He’s back! Beloved City Hunter enchants and thrills in new feature length anime【SoraReview】

Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, comes back in a long-awaited feature-length anime movie after 20 years, and his antics are as outrageous as ever!

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New “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” movie gets two-thumbs-up, screening event gets a fail

We went to the Premier screening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly… and almost didn’t get to see the movie!

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Review: Death Note (2017)

After years of anticipation, this American adaptation of the hit manga thriller is available on Netflix! Jacob Chapman breaks down whether this movie is noteworthy or should just be erased.

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SoraReview: Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the newest anime from Studio Ghibli director Yonebayashi

More than a half-dozen key Ghibli creators team up for the first anime film from brand-new Studio Ponoc, but do they do their pedigree proud?

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“Ghost in the Shell for beginners” – Our Japanese film critic’s impressions of the Hollywood film

But is that a good or bad thing?

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Makoto Shinkai’s new anime, Your Name, is a battle between the heart and the head【RocketReview】

All the things anime fans have come to expect from the acclaimed director are present and accounted for, but is that enough?

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Ready to be scared? It’s the clash of the curses in Sadako vs Kayako!【Review】

Two of Japanese horror’s biggest names came together in the newly released film Sadako vs Kayako, and you can bet we weren’t about to miss it! 

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We take up Thai restaurant’s challenge to eat a 6.5-kilo serving of ramen noodles and coriander

Customers who finish everything, including the two-kilo topping of coriander, are rewarded with all-you-can-eat coriander for life.

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We try McDonald’s Japan’s new “five-star” Clubhouse Burgers【Taste Test】

They’re billed as “five-star” hamburgers, but can these two new offerings help return McDonald’s to its former glory in Japan?

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Babymetal’s new album, Metal Resistance, is out now and it’s awesome

Not that you needed anyone to tell you, but…

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We try “The Dream,” Asahi’s new, purportedly “perfect” beer【Taste Test】

The beverage giant recently released this canned brew in direct response to consumer surveys asking the Japanese public to name its most desired qualities in a beer…

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We tried the new sake-flavour Kit Kats from Japan and they’re awesome【Taste Test】

Chocolate-covered wafers and Japanese rice wine are a winning combination.

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We pig out on tonkatsu at Marugo, the Michelin-approved breaded pork palace【Taste Test】

Our reporters made pigs of themselves at Marugo, a pork cutlet restaurant featured in the 2016 Tokyo Michelin Guide.

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