When Super Street Fighter IV comes out in April, it’ll have more than new characters and moves; Capcom has hired anime studio Gonzo to do some new animation for the game, a trailer of which is above. As with most Gonzo’s work, the animation is swell, and it’s nice to see a few of the Shadaloo-hating street fighters in action. And as with most Street Fighter anime, it’s only about 35% fighting and 65% people standing around and talking and doing things we don’t care about because they aren’t fighting. Can you imagine a Street Fighter anime that was actually mostly Street Fighter characters fighting each other? I know, it’s too horrible to think about! Thanks to Dan M. for the tip.
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.