Anime, Nerdery

Japan’s Giant Gundam Is Now a God of Love

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Two nerdy Japanese folks — or, at least as likely, one incredibly nerdy Japanese man and one impossibly understanding non-nerdy Japanese woman — got married at the giant, 60-foot Gundam in Odaiba. More fantastic — they were the one couple allowed to have their wedding at the Gundam… out of 500 couples who applied for the honor. The dude is dressed in Amuro Ray’s uniform, while the lady got lucky and wore a regular wedding dress. However, Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was there, which is pretty much like George Lucas showing up at one of those Star Wars weddings I feature every so often. Go check out AnimeVice for many more pics, including the Gundam decked out for the happy event.

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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.