Isaac's recently discovered the joys of mecha anime, but things weren't always like this! In this week's Aniwords, he traces his journey from fantasy anime fanatic to the robothugging sensibilites that have overtaken his life, and muses on how a the things that help us change over time. Get in the robot, reader, and hit the jump!
The Japanese broadcast schedule for the 2nd cour of science fiction mecha TV anime Fafner Exodus has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ryosuke Takahashi, the director of the classic Sunrise mecha series Armored Trooper VOTOMS, is planning a new series of side-story novels set in the Armored Trooper VOTOMS universe. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual for the upcoming TV anime Comet Lucifier highlights the massive size of the show's Guardian mecha, designed by Takayuki Yanase.
A humorous advertisement for Manulife Financial re-imagines Go Nagai's super robot Mazinger Z as a mid-level manager prepping for retirement. Hit the jump to check it out.
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar, a classic mecha TV anime from 1997 and the conclusion to the Braves series, is receiving a deluxe Bluray release on Japanese home video. Hit the jump to learn more.
Space Warrior Baldios, a mecha TV anime from 1980 with strong environmental themes, is receiving a Japanese home video release as a limited edition Bluray boxed set available only through Amazon Japan and Bandai Visual Club. Hit the jump to learn more.
For a limited time, Japanese Netizens will have the opportunity to enjoy the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam TV anime thanks to Hulu Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The landmark OAV series, Megazone 23, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a deluxe Bluray boxed set release on Japanese home video. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Premium Bandai is releasing a limited edition plastic model of the Scopedog Turbo Custom variant of the signature mecha from the classic 1983 Sunrise mecha series, Armored Trooper VOTOMS. Hit the jump to check it out.