Why shouldn’t you pick a fight with anime cosplayers? Well, it’s not because you get beat up, because c’mon — they’re just anime nerds. But unless you have the video editing and special effects skills of Yung Lee here, your cosplay fight video is going to look like crap. Lee went to Anime North, found random cosplayers, shot this footage, and then assembled it into the mini-action-masterpiece you see above. You know, if one guy can make these kind of action scenes with random, obviously non-professional martial artists, on his computer, I kind of think there’s no excuse for any movie or TV show to have a shitty action scene ever. Ever. Entertainment industry, shape the fuck up.
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.