"We have a giant robot, you have a giant robot—you know what needs to happen."
The Japanese game designer tells us about 'ReCore,' 'Mighty No. 9,' his Capcom past, and his love for robots.
Are giant robotic arms coming to wipe out humanity?
Alyssa Salazar is negotiating the intricate rules of Lolita dress-up alongside the guidelines for being a hijabi Muslim woman.
At just 22, she has an impressive list of credits and the photo skills to back them up.
In the latest Michael comic, Michael reviews a mass-produced anime product on YouTube.
We sat down with legendary tattoo artist Horiyoshi the Third as he explained his work and the philosophies behind it.
In his new book, Australian artist Paul Schonberger captures the unique ability of older men to "not give a fuck."
VICE Japan caught up with online sensation Megwin and treated him to feast of culinary delights.
Like his work, the photographer is friendly but totally illusive.
Zauo takes the idea of "farm-to-table" and feeds it a barnful of meth.
The "Aum Affair," as it is known in Japan, terrified the country and continues to reverberate two decades after cult members attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin.
More selections of memorable excellence from the vintage role-play series.
Local press have labeled Kishi Ryoichi's death a harakiri-style suicide, which is a ritualized tradition that has been endemic to Japanese culture since the 12th century.
Tokyo hosts the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in Asia, complete with shamrocks and pints of Guinness.
Haruhiko Kawaguchi's claustrophobic images aim to express what we feel when we talk about love.
VICE talks with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling with mental illness, addiction, and PTSD—often overprescribed narcotics and other pharmaceuticals that bring their own sets of problems.
Four years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown and the resulting 12-mile evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains—braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals.
For years, young people from Indonesia to China have been dressing up like Nazis, buying Hitler-adorned merchandise, and embracing "swastikawaii."
Reading Marie Kondo's word-of-mouth hit The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had me spending my evenings lying on the floor, thanking my sweaters individually for keeping me warm.
Lifelike replicas of young Japanese women, fluent in Chinese, English, Korean, and Japanese, will be capable of making eye contact, reading body language, and responding to organic conversation.
A culture of overwork is worrying government officials, who are on the brink of forcing the country's workaholics to chill out before they die from overwork.
12-year-old member of singing a group called 3B Junior is awake now, but she still can't move. It's a good reminder that breathing helium is a goofy—but real—way to die.
Though there's a general stigma against governments paying out ransoms to groups like the Islamic State, it's more of a fuzzy line than a hard and fast rule.