Adam WarRock has created awesome nerd-rap albums about subject like Firefly, Mass Effect, and tons of comics; now he’s set his sights (and thymes) on Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime classic Akira in an album titled — what welse? — Neo-Tokyo. Topless Robot is just disgustingly proud to be premiering the first video for the album’s first single, “…Is About to Explode!” Neo-Tokyo includes seven tracks, all with beats from DicepticoN, and is available for download for a mere $5 right here! It’s better than turning into a giant, bloated, techno-psychic-mutant blob that crushes your own girlfriend to death in your filthy, fleshy folds. From one who knows!
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.