While recent years have seen something of a resurgence in the number of mecha anime being produced, sales suggest that the genre has seen better days. Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny were best sellers in the first half of the last decade with 58,589 and 68,735 copies sold respectively. With a big drop off, nothing has broken 10,000 in 2010's. More after the jump.
Here's a fan video that gloriously does what it says on the tin. It provides a side by side size comparison of 174 mech, sorted by size from Microman to Lagann. Get a look after the jump.
Move over Voltron, GaoGaiGar and Constructicon Devastator, a new teaser image has been released for the upcoming Chogokin (die-cast) Disney combiner mech from Bandai & Tamashii Nations. Get a look at the new titan of cute after the jump.
The 9th Miku Miku Dance Cup competition is underway, and MMD creators are pulling out all the stops for top honors. Now, a video called “Miku Miku Dance Super Robot Wars Z” throws down the gauntlet with wild mecha action featuring a galaxy of iconic characters all made using MMD software. Prepare for burning action after the jump!
Over the last couple months, Pixiv artist Kurosshu has been posting a series of interconnected collages tracking the history of anime's mecha from Astro Boy and Gigantor to Nano Shinonome and Gundam AGE. Catch over 400 after the jump.
Gearing for hype at this year's San Diego Comic Con, the gigantic scale of the mecha protecting Earth from alien invaders in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim are on display in a new event poster. Get an early look at next summer's giant robot Hollywood movie after the jump.
Humanoid robot maker Hajime Sakamoto of Hajime Research Institute isn't happy with the 1/1 scale Gundam. It's just a statue. Nor is he satisfied with the 2-meter No.33 he built in 2009. It's just "large." He's now working on a 4-meter mobile suit complete with cockpit, on his way to Gundam's 18 meters. More after the jump.
35-foot-long robot snake Titanoboa recently met up with Mondo Spider, a 1,700 pound mechanical arachnid that carries people around at the Burning Man festival. Check out the meeting of the true life giant robots after the jump.