Hey Halo — this is how you do an anime adaptation. You crank up the awesome all the way, then you twist the knob so hard it breaks. And then you pick your skull out of the wall behind you, because it’s been blown clean out the back of your skull.
In less exciting news, the trailer for the Wolverine anime was also revealed, and… well… he has a mullet. A really, really large mullet. Now, writer Warren Ellis says the anime is just a test, and won’t be used — apparently the series will actually be an expanded version of the ’80s Wolverine comic when Logan was living in Japan and fucking with ninja (metaphorically and literally) by Chris Claremont. Frankly, if Iron Man going to be that good, I don’t give a shit about the Wolverine anime.
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.