I Can’t End It Like This

I had planned to end my day with the dreaded Pok?mon story, leaving it at the top of Topless Robot all weekend to punish you bastards for your hubris, but I just can’t. Not all of you begged me to run it, and you don’t deserve to see the pic of the pre-festivities Gardevoir all holiday weekend. So here’s one of my favorite videos of all time, now in the least shitty quality I’ve ever seen.

This is the legendary Daicon IV animation, a short anime for a Japanese sci-fi con from 1984. It’s a sequel to the anime short from the Daicon 3 con (which gets recapped in the very beginning), and is set to the awesome E.L.O. song “Twilight” (from their album Time, which is absolutely phenomenal). Even if you’re not an anime fan, if you have any desire to see a girl in a bunny outfit kick the ass of virtually every sci-fi franchise up through 1983, I think you’ll enjoy it. Believe it or not, it’s all fan-made… although those fan very shortly got together to form an anime studio called Gainax.

I hope it helps ease the pain for some of you. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday.