Samurai

violent times

An Afternoon With the Yakuza: Japan’s Most Notorious Crime Syndicate

A group member reflects on their violent reputation and uncertain future as they face a public relations crisis in Japan.
Staff Vice
3.1.19
digital art

The Samurai Lives on in These Dazzling Digital Drawings

The Mexican American artist incorporates traditional Japanese folklore and American animation in these kick ass character designs.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.15.17
Art

Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display

Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?
Dan Gentile
12.18.16
Film

Samurai Jack Is Coming Back to TV

Genndy Tartakovsky's beloved samurai returns on Adult Swim in 2016.
Beckett Mufson
12.2.15
Music

[Music Video] It's a Slo-Mo Samurai Fight in I'm in You's Remix for KATIEE

We can’t resist a good sword fight—thankfully, we have "BAD & THE BEAUTIFUL."
Annie Armstrong
8.13.15
Design

A Robot Challenged a Sword Master to a Battle of Blades

The Yaskawa Bushido Project gives new meaning to the term "samurai code."
Beckett Mufson
6.9.15
VICE vs Video games

Just Passing Through: ‘The Witcher 3’ and the Legacy of the Rōnin

Geralt of Rivia is never truly welcomed anywhere. A hero with few allies and no home, his actions are evocative of the manga 'Rurouni Kenshin.'
Julie Muncy
6.5.15
Words

The Best Drum & Bass Albums You Missed in 2014

It was a big year for the drum & bass single—but there were plenty of great albums that deserve some love.
Nick Minieri
12.30.14
Words

Japan's ENA Might Be a Computer Posing as a Man

We've got the exclusive on "Nerve Fiber," and it'll do things to your brain. Quietly.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.3.14
Gaming

Meet The Indie Developer Using 'Samurai Jack' To Inspire A New Style Of Gaming

Student game designer Kevin Wong made a stunning, vector-based stealth game that will spark Aku-related flashbacks.
Beckett Mufson
7.17.14
Design

Here's How To Create Digital Destruction In Blender

These awesome carnage-causing animation techniques will put you one step closer to becoming a true CGI wiz.
Beckett Mufson
7.17.14
Words

Download: X priest X - Samurai (SertOne Remix)

Dream-pop trio X priest X is like Grimes for the lavender cupcake set.
VICE Thump
9.18.13