Evangelion Fans Want To Send The Lance Of Longinus To The Moon

The crazy and beloved anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion turns 20 later this year, and Japanese Eva fans are looking to celebrate by literally embedding a teeny replica of a famous weapon from the show into the moon. Beats a birthday cake, I guess! » 2/06/15 1:01am 2/06/15 1:01am

Why Marvel's Civil War Movie Shouldn't Be Anything Like The Comic

Greetings, my lascivious envelope-lickers! Uh, that sounded dirtier than I intended. Sorry. In today's mailbag, I have the answers you seek — as long as you're wondering where the hell Disney's cartoons are hiding and whether Thor's hammer has accidentally killed somebody. Three, two, one, let's jam! » 1/21/15 9:05am 1/21/15 9:05am

​Can The Force Awakens Live Up To The Insane Hype It's Already Created?

So apparently some kind of Star Wars trailer dropped last week? I live in the future, so I'm not sure, but since I could do two whole PAs just on The Force Awakens questions, I feel pretty good about making the assumption. But don't worry, we still have time for Marvel movies, DC TV, Evangelion, and, of course,… » 12/03/14 10:00am 12/03/14 10:00am

The Original Evangelion TV Series Is Finally Coming To Blu-Ray

The wait is almost over! Studio Khara — new owners of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime franchise — have announced that they will finally be remastering the classic '90s TV series in HD for the show's first-ever Blu-ray release. » 12/02/14 9:20am 12/02/14 9:20am

​12 Lunatics Who Shouldn't Have Access To Giant Robots

Anime has taught us that teenagers are always the best giant robot pilots, but do they need to be crazy? Because it sure seems like a lot of insane people manage to get in the cockpits of Gundam, EVA Units, and the like. Here are a dozen maniacs who shouldn't be trusted with scissors, let alone giant robots. » 12/01/14 12:00pm 12/01/14 12:00pm

The Official Optimus Prime EVA Unit Revealed

Despite the initial art for the crazy Evangelion x Transformers crossover, which featured Optimus Prime looking truly badass in EVA Unit-01's colors, the first figure of the collaboration has arrived, and it's actually EVA Unit-01 decked out in Optimus Prime's colors. Wacky! » 5/08/14 6:24am 5/08/14 6:24am

Japan Is Making An Official Evangelion/Transformers Crossover

Oh my god. Toymaker Takara Tomy has announced that they're doing... something that involves the Transformers invading the world of Evangelion, as evidenced by this phenomenal picture of Optimus Prime decked out like Shinji's Unit-01. » 4/24/14 2:20pm 4/24/14 2:20pm

​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 you should learn to love the ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion

This Friday, the third Evangelion movie (of four) comes out, which makes us wonder how the fourth movie is going to end. A lot of people complain about the ending of the original ending of the anime series, but today some people argued that it's actually way underrated. » 1/06/14 4:45pm 1/06/14 4:45pm

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

Yes, you are allowed to hate Iron Man

The post-apocalypse is getting chilly as the winter comes. If you manage to survive whatever vague Armageddon wrecks the world, here's a helpful tip: Make friends with the biggest nerd you can find. He may be annoying, but man, his complete run of Rom: Spaceknight and a Bic lighter will see you through many a cold… » 11/13/13 8:19am 11/13/13 8:19am

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

Cloning Don'ts: Things to Avoid When Copying Yourself or Others

Are you thinking about cloning yourself or someone else? Well, STOP RIGHT THERE, SIR OR MADAM. The cloning experience is fraught with dangers you may not be aware of, or have forgotten, or are simply too dumb to realize (I don’t know how smart you are). Before you clone anything, read this. » 6/25/13 1:00pm 6/25/13 1:00pm

10 Completely Annoying Anime Cliches

Anime probably doesn’t rely on its particular tropes and clichés more than any other media or genre, but man, it feels like it. It seems like every show, movie or OVA are the same, and the people making them are just following a pre-ordained checklist. Here are 10 of the most prevalent anime clichés out there. » 5/09/13 10:30am 5/09/13 10:30am

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

Japan solves your "giant Evangelion-themed bowling pin" cosplay needs

Have you ever thought, "Man, I wish I could go bowling while I was wearing a giant bowling pin costume — and it would be even better if those bowling pins were designed like the giant robots featured in the popular anime Evangelion!" No, of course not, because you're not insane. » 4/23/13 1:50pm 4/23/13 1:50pm

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