The final (I think) trailer for Japan’s live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie just came out, and if you were wondering if the movie still looks like an accurate, quality interpretation of the original manga with perfect costuming and great-looking action sequences… it does. In related news, every person tasked with making a live-action American movie out of a beloved Japanese anime or manga is currently trying to decide whether to rename the lead character “Johnny” or “Steve.” (Via Anime News Network)
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.