Does President Obama really love anime? It really doesn't matter. What does matter is it's so much fun imagining he does that last week's Kotaku 'Shop Contest produced some of the most wonderful work of the year thus far.
Fresh from telling funny anecdotes about the children he teaches on Facebook, GiantBoyDetective brings home the imagined gold this week with his heartbreaking depiction of Michelle Obama as an anime widow. He'll never notice you, Michelle. You should have hooked up with a Star Trek fan. They enjoy real women.
Of course GBD's win doesn't mean the rest of you didn't do a good job as well. It's just his made me laugh and then made me sad. Many of yours just made me sad—especially the reall cool ones that didn't meet the 636 pixel width requirement!
Mrichston — for conforming to relatively current events.
Fbs — for being sooooo romantic.
angryangryasian — for never letting the pregnancy test meme die.
!nf!n!ty — for being so dramatic and making me type all the exclamation points.
Buck Stanley — for Obama! Canada! Someone will think that's funny.
Fizziks — for Mega Obaman
Ginger Snap — for going the extra mile to keep the pregnancy test meme alive.
trixster90 — because he rocks those glasses.
lostparq — for... okay it's for the tiny pic of Schreier in the top left.
Barack Oburner — mainly for the sweet Burner name.
DistractedObserver — for reasons that will become apparent later.
AmishWolverine — for the K-On! love.
MrDeadScott — because it just fits.
99Typhoons — do not click, do not click.
KatamariD — for making it political and adorable, all at once.
secretasianman — for accurately recreating my home office.
erikthehalfabee — oh man Hilary, I know exactly how you feel.
Dexomega — for finally revealing his true form.
steinlo — because I always figured him for a Naruto fan.
Vashavi — for best use of camera blur. Seriously, had those images in the background been crisp I would have thrown a fit.
NellChan — because this Buu is perfect.
UI 2.0 — you complete bastard.
TGS1985 — now I'm going to have to make next week's contest about Biden.
sciteach — for obvious reasons.
Arch Duke Maxyenko — because I would have voted for him.
And of course...
GiantBoyDetective for the win!
Tune in this evening, when we will discuss the inaccurate use of the verb "tune" in regards to web pages.