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    Friday October 13, 2017
  • Metal Mania Looms as USA Takes on Japan in Real Giant Robot Battle

    Twitch stream of already-waged battle to air on October 17

    The year is 2017. The world is in utter disarray. Chaos reigns supreme, and it's clear now there is only one true solution: Giant robot battles! The time has finally come to pit the United States' team of engineers, MegaBots Inc., against their Japanese rivals at SUidobashi Heavy Industry. The robot-fightin' challenge dates back to 2015, but it took a while to find a suitable venue and properly upgrade the robots, so the actual fight is now going down on Tuesday, October 17.

  • Monday January 30, 2017
  • Japanese Fans Rank Anime's Most Hot-Blooded Mecha Series

    The results are in for non-Gundam series!

    Which giant robot anime gets fans' blood boiling -- in the good way? News site Anime! Anime! took a poll, and we've got their top ten (non-Gundam) picks here. Did your favorite make the list? Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday September 29, 2015
  • VIDEO: Masami Obari-Designed Giant Robots Again Featured in Okinawa Bank CM

    Narrated by Sho Hayami (Maximilian Jenius in the Macross series)

    As reported back in December 2014, acclaimed robot anime director/designer Masami Obari directed a 30-second 2D anime CM featuring giant robots for Ryukyu Ginko (Bank) in Okinawa. His 90-second new CM posted yesterday features the same robots in 3DCG. Check the clip with English subtitles after the jump.

  • Tuesday December 30, 2014
  • VIDEO: Masami Obari Directs Okinawa Bank CM Featuring Giant Robots

    The director of Gravion, Ordian, Dancouga Nova, Super Robot Wars OG

    It was announced in the past July that acclaimed robot anime director/designer Masami Obari would direct animated CMs for Okinawa's Ryukyu Ginko (Bank), Ryugin for short. The first CM featuring giant robot named Great Ryugin is finally posted online today on December 30. Check the clip after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 29, 2012
  • VIDEO: Meet the Creator of the Kuratas KR01 4-Meter Mech

    Blacksmith/artist Kogoro Kurata discusses dedication and anime influences

    The Kuratas KR01 4-meter, 4-ton robot made a giant splash at this July Wonder Festival. The pilotable mech was the impressive work of artist Kogoro Kurata and OS developer Wataru Yoshizaki with the assistance of Suidobashi Heavy Industries. Taking a deeper look, a new video interviews blacksmith Kurata about his determination and anime influences. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday July 30, 2012
  • Giant Robot "Kuratas" KR01 Appears at Wonder Festival 2012

    Wealthy fans can order their own giant robot!

    The Wonder Festival 2012 hosted the latest in giant robot technology, the Kuratas KR01. Photos and video after the jump!