I’ve already run one trailer for the new remake of the anime classic Space Battleship Yamato (a.k.a. Star Blazers), but here’s another, partially because it still looks phenomenal and partially because my brain has turned to porridge and I can’t handle looking on my regular Japanese websites for whatever horrid pervert accessory the Japanese came up with last week. So let’s just enjoy fine animation, excellent space battles, and what seems to be an update done right instead of the Vagical Lubricant Home Brewing Kit or other horror we might have had to learn about. Thanks to Steve B. 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.