There's no denying the awesomeness of giant robots. Good for us, then, that there's an entire genre of anime dedicated to giant robots — mecha. But with such a vast array of mecha shows to choose from, getting into the genre can be daunting for a newcomer. But leave that to us! Hit the jump and check out our mecha recommendations.
One of the coolest things in all of fiction is when a character returns (either from the dead or from a serious accident) with a new cyborg body. I will literally never get tired of it, mainly because it looks cool, but also because it gives us some cool themes to chew on. Hit the jump to read about some great examples!
Coffee afficionados who want a bit more automation in their morning java routine will soon have the opportunity to experience the sort of caffeinated bliss that only robots can provide at the Henna Cafe ("Strange Cafe"), a tiny coffee kiosk on the 1st floor of the Shibuya MODI shopping center in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to BEEP BOOP.
Patrons who've always wanted to lounge in a throne like a space-dictator will soon have the opportunity to do so thanks to a new collaboration at Eizo Izakaya Robo Kichi ("Mind's Eye Image Tavern Robo Base"), a mecha-themed eatery in Nishi-Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.
In November of 2017, a new pub / eatery is opening in Nishi-Ikebukuro that seeks to give patrons the experience of work-weary mecha pilots meeting at a secret base to knock back a few drinks and share war stories. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just in time for the CEATEC 2017 technology trade show, Bandai Namco, IBM Japan, and VAIO have joined forces to develop and exhibit a prototype communications robot based on the Haro mascot character from the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. Hit the jump to learn more.
The robot doubles have arrived. Watch as actress Tetsuko Kuroyanagi meets "totto," her robot double created with 3D scans and voice samples. What's the deal? Figure it out with us after the jump.