I know I stretch the word “terrific” a lot when I post Super Terrific Japanese Thing, but by god, this video is terrific in the most traditional sense of the word. A bunch of Japanese nerds got together to re-do the opening credits to Evangelion in live-action, and it’s just outstanding. I’m not lying when I say I’d watch these guys re-do the entire TV series, as long as they kept their budget about the same. If you go over to Kirainet, there’s also live-action versions of the ’80s Fist of the North Star opening theme as well as the old soccer anime Captain Tsubasa. If you enjoyed this, I imagined both of those are worth your time.
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.