​12 Aliens Who Came to Earth to Save Humanity

What with wars, destroying the environment, and general imbecility, humanity is constantly getting itself into trouble. More than a few kindly aliens have come to Earth trying to help us change our ways, and for the most part, we've tried to kill them. Here are a dozen aliens that, directly or indirectly, tried to… » 2/24/14 10:07am 2/24/14 10:07am

Anime Super Sale, Humble Sid Meier Bundle, The Walking Dead [Deals]

Once Amazon put up a ton of discounted anime, it wasn't too difficult to decide what we'd headline io9 Deals with today. Evangelion, Akira, Miyazaki, Yamato... so much to choose from here, including movies, television, box sets, and lots of pre-order discounts that include pre-order price guarantee. We'll drop a few… » 2/07/14 11:45am 2/07/14 11:45am

Evangelion 3.33 changes everything you think you know about Evangelion

If you've watched the first two movies in Gainax's movie retelling of their hit anime Evangelion, then you know the first movie was pretty much a straight-forward recap of the TV series' first episodes. The second movie added new characters and new angels to fight, taking the story into new territory (our review is… » 1/10/14 1:20pm 1/10/14 1:20pm

Why the original finale to Evangelion is the only one that matters

There are no questions about zombies, the ending of Man of Steel, or superhero genitalia in this week's mailbag. I should be happy, but instead I'm just suspicious. What are you people planning?! Hrmm. Anyways, you'll have to content yourself with the best Avengers stories, why The Dark Tower can't be animated and a… » 11/20/13 8:00am 11/20/13 8:00am

The evilest month of the year begins thanks to DC’s villains

With the Trinity War over, DC’s bad guys are stealing the spotlight (possibly literally) in a month-long event that begins this week. Meanwhile, The Star Wars finally arrives, the X-Men have their time-traveling-est adventure yet, and Jonathan Hickman’s “sacrilicious” new series arrives, all in this week's comics! » 9/03/13 3:30pm 9/03/13 3:30pm

10 Completely Ridiculous Ways the World Has Ended

The end of the world is a scary idea, but the way the world ends isn’t always so terrifying. As it turns out, society could collapse or the planet could get destroyed in a variety of dumb and/or ludicrous ways. Here are 10 doomsday scenarios we hope will kill us, if only so we don’t have to die of embarrassment. » 8/12/13 10:00am 8/12/13 10:00am

11 Things Mad Scientists Should Never Do

Being a scientist is hard work, but being a mad scientist is even harder. There are so many additional dangers, and you can rarely even recognize them, because, you know, you’re mad and all. I highly recommend all mad scientists tape these 11 “don’ts” on their fridge or hunchbacked assistant, whichever they see most. » 5/06/13 10:05am 5/06/13 10:05am

The 20 Most Epic Beards and Mustaches in the Multiverse

They say the truest test of a man is his ability to grow and maintain facial hair. Admittedly, I have no idea who "they" are in this instance, but its obvious why they're preoccupied with what happens above and below a man's lips — it can make the difference between shame and dignity, between class and boorishness,… » 4/01/13 12:00pm 4/01/13 12:00pm

Evangelion and One Piece return to Cartoon Network's Toonami

Good news, everybody! In one of the very few positive things that have happened for the American anime industry over the last five or so years, the Evangelion 1.11 movie will be airing this upcoming Sunday (March 17th) as part of "Toonami's Birthday Party." And that's not all, because all-new episodes of One Piece » 3/11/13 11:45am 3/11/13 11:45am

Watch the unbelievable first 6 minutes of Evangelion 3.0, starring…

I personally prefer the original Evangelion TV series, warts and all, over the old Eva movies or even the new movie series. But I'll tell you one thing the new movies have that the original TV series doesn't: Pirate Asuka fighting an Angel in space. You can watch the first six-plus minutes of Gainax's newest… » 2/21/13 8:40am 2/21/13 8:40am

And now, the best all-bike horn cover of the Evangelion theme song…

When I say this is the "best all-bike horn cover of the Evangelion theme song you'll hear all day," I don't mean this is the "only all-bike horn cover of the Evangelion theme song you'll hear all day." I mean that even if you hear several other all-bike horn covers of the Evangelion theme song during the course of… » 12/24/12 9:30am 12/24/12 9:30am