Real-life Rideable Mecha in the Making

Kōgorō Kurata, who years ago built a life-size VOTOMS statue, is now concentrating his efforts on building his very own 4-ton 4-meter-tall rideable mech. Once complete, the mech will be able to move through hydraulics, software, and a diesel engine, and it will even have a working cockpit hatch.

Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Gen-ei Hen Promo Video

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:

Super Japanese Mecha Anime Opening Collection

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.

Random Mecha Video(s): Gunhed and J-Phoenix

Okay, to make up for being half-assed in posting front page content I’m posting 2 videos for this weeks Random Mecha Video(s). This first one is from a live action movie Gunhed released during the 1980s, and it certainly looks something out of the set of Aliens. While the mech itself spends much of its time rolling, its good to see it actually blow stuff up. Second random mecha video after the jump.

Mecha Video of the Day/Week: Armor Trooper Votoms PS1 games

In celebration of the upcoming new Armor Trooper Votoms series, our Random Mecha Video of the Day/Week is a duo of PSX Votoms games; Armor Trooper Votoms: Lightning Slash and Armor Trooper Votoms: Blue Knight Berserga. Lightning Slash is a little gem of a VOTOMS game was released by TAKARA in 1999 for the PSX.