What Michael Bay started, I can finish, thanks to this amazingly Japanese video. It’s a parody of the closing credits to an anime called Lucky Star, but you don’t need to know anything about that to be emotionally crushed by the sight of your favorite Decepticons drawn in the most kawaii style possible, dancing and prancing about like Japanese schoolgirls. See how girlishly they shake those pom-poms? Why, it would be almost impossible for any Transformers fan to not think about Megatron and Starscream’s adorably getting down next time they tried to watch the cartoon or enjoy the toys! Joe D. provided the link, but rest assured, the decision to inflict it upon you all was entirely me.
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.