Movies, Toys, Video Games

Bikinis and Zombies = Movie and Toys

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Long ago, Japan made a cheap-o video game named Oneechanbara, which was inordinately successful as it was all about a girl in a bikini top and cowboy hat killing zombies with a samurai sword. There have been quite a few game sequels and merchandise of the main character Aya (as well as her equally sexy and improbably dressed co-stars), but now the game has truly tasted success, as it is becoming an (equally cheap-o) movie.
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That’s the Japanese stars of the film above, which opens in April; the website, which contains nothing but a rather nifty behind, is here. Coincidentally, Yamato Toys USA sent me a pic of their newest Aya figure, covered in blood. It sums up the game and movie’s appeal rather succinctly, I believe. The figure’s only available through Yamato’s online store until the end of February, so if you want it, get it here.
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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.