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Jan 202010

Let’s play a game. You play as a 500 meter giant robot, and you have to defend the world from 15 invaders. Let’s increase the stakes by saying that you must defeat the enemy within 48 hours or Earth gets destroyed. Beat the enemy, and you pay with your life. Lose the fight, and the world gets destroyed, not to mention you dying in the process. Continue reading »

Dec 272009
Final Votoms

A promo video of the upcoming sequel to the 1983 hard science mecha anime Armored Trooper Votoms is now viewable at Sunrise’s website, giving a sweet preview of what to expect in this sequel, which takes place 26 years after the end of the original series. Votoms: Gen-ei Hen will be released on March 26, 2010.

The video in question can be viewed here or in the embedded Youtube link after the jump before it gets removed: Continue reading »

Nov 262009

Megas XLR not included.

Because everyone digs giant robots.

Ok, I know I’ve been slow. Not covering Silent Line Portable‘s JP release was already a sign and missing last week’s Random Mecha Video of the day/week was another. So to make it all up for the lack of Random Mecha Videos and content, I present a massive collection of Mecha Anime openings from 1960’s till 2008. This is not my work, but it has been floating around an would at least interest anyone who has played SRW and asked “Where the hell did this robot come from?”. You’ll see it all, from icons like Tetsujin 28 (including the re-makes and re-imaginations), Mazinger-Z, various Macross and Gundam titles, to obscure super-robot titles such as Chogattai Majutsu Robo Gingaizer (Super Combining Magical Power Robo Gingaizer). It’s 7-8 hours of awesomeness and mecha history. The download links after the jump. Continue reading »

Oct 212009

Sadly, its only a series of ads for “Fever Macross” a new Pachinko game machine, though it should give everyone an idea on how a live-action adaptation of Macross could look like. Speaking of a live action adaptation of Macross, I dread the thought and pity the poor soul who will play the role of intergalactic bimbo Lynn Minmay.

[via: Topless Robot]

Oct 212009

A new trailer for the upcoming Macross Frontier: ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ (Macross Frontier: The False Diva) has been floating around the net recently. The new film is an re-telling of the TV series aired back in 2008, and the movie will feature new re-animated scenes edited from the TV series. The False Diva is also the first of 2 confirmed Macross Frontier films, with an upcoming second that film will tell a whole new story and will include new music.

Macross Frontier: ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ will be shown in theaters across Japan on November 21, 2009.

[via: Japanator]

Oct 182009
Sengoku Gyōjin Dullahan

Upcoming samurai anime Sengoku Gyōjin Dullahan ~Kagen no Keishōsha (Dullahan: inheritor of the Crescent Moon), a re-imagining of Japan’s Sengoku period, just got itself a 90 second promo trailer showcasing the characters and the concept behind the whole show. The twist differentiating Sengoku Gyōjin Dullahan from other Sengoku era shows is having the characters wear power suits and armor instead of traditional samurai armor, essentially making it a futuristic-feudal-era anime. The 90 second trailer can be seen in their official site, in the link after the jump: Continue reading »

Oct 162009
Gundam final shot

Video starts after the jump. The largest mecha franchise made its debut in 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam, and has since been growing strong. Even if you never watched any Gundam show, chances are you have heard about this giant multi-media franchise in one form or the other. The Gundam meta-series consists of the anime itself, its sequels, and alternate universes, lots of video games, comics, side-stories, novels, movies and various trademark applications on ordinary household items. Continue reading »