Anime, Blu-ray, Video Games

DVD Day: May 17th, 2011

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NOTE: DVD Day is kind of weak today, so you might want to consider blowing your cash on Rockstar’s L.A. Noire videogame instead, which also comes out today and is, by all account, totally awesome. I certainly would if I had any money.

? Thor: Tales of Asgard
A.k.a. The Adventures of Jim Henson’s Thor Babies. It’s worth noting that the cover features grown-up Thor wearing Lil’ Thor’s red vest, because even Marvel knows no one wants to see Lil’ Thor.

? The Bionic Woman Season 2

? Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job Season 5

? The Five Deadly Venoms
On Blu-ray. I wonder how many copies the Wu-Tang Clan bought. At least three digits worth, don’t you think?

? Excel Saga: Complete Series
Once upon a time, I found this anime series hilarious, but it quickly got kind of irritating. However, I mention it because I do a voice somewhere in episode 14 or 15, I think, making it an essential purchase for all fans of Rob Bricken. You know who you are, you sad sons of bitches.

? Project A-ko
Meanwhile, Project A-ko remains one of my favorite anime movies ever. An action-packed, comedy classic from the late ’80s, back when super-powered schoolgirls fighting giant robots wasn’t the most overused anime clich? ever. I’m not going to pretend it’s for everybody, but if you’re into anime and don’t know about this movie, I highly recommend you check it out.

About Author

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.