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.
StarChild, a subdivision of King Records that focuses on anime-related productions, is publishing a 2-disc CD set showcasing the music of the classic Sunrise mecha anime Fang of the Sun Dougram. Hit the jump to learn more.
The "Mecha Tsuku" ("Make a Mecha") competition has entered the final phase, in which the 5 remaining entries will be judged by popularity, with the winning entry being made into a mecha anime for Fuji TV. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.