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Code Geass getting new sequel project and film trilogy

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion was one of the first anime I had ever seen. Its story of one kid mind controlling himself into a political uprising caught my attention and held it throughout its two seasons. In celebration of its 10th ...

 
 
 
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Japan agrees to robot duel with USA

Back in 2012, Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan introduced the world to the 'KURATAS', a big piloted robot mech and pretty much gave hope to anyone who ever dreamt of seeing piloted robots come to reality. Dubbed as an 'art piece' by it...

 
 
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OP Up! Super Robot Edition

Welcome to the first edition of OP Up!, a weekly selection of anime opening videos that is here to help you get through your Wednesday to the end of the week. This week's theme is about Super Robot anime and the many opening sequences that ...

 
 
 
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A Daily Dose of Anime Openings: 80's Week

Alright kids, time to load up on the hairspray, neon bracelets, and your favorite denim jacket. We are going back to the 80's! Being a child of the 80's the anime of the time left a huge impression on me, that I really didn't even recogniz...

 
 
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Fan poll selects most powerful robot

The argument about the strongest robots in anime is one that will continue in perpetuity. I mean, it's hard to get any sort of consensus about what to even include on the list. Giant robots are one thing, but do you include androids and gyn...

 
 
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Gundam: Reconguista in G gets way more info

Sunrise dropped a ton of new info on the official Gundam: Reconguista in G website. In addition to a newly available trailer, we now have updated info on staff and cast, as well as several of the main 'bots you'll be seeing on-screen. Acco...

 
 
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Discotek Media licenses Super Dimension Century Orguss

Continuing in their bid to license and/or rescue all the awesome old properties, Discotek Media will release Super Dimension Century Orguss sometime next year. All 35 episodes will be available with the Japanese language track and English s...

 
 
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Dragon Ball Z's Androids names revealed

Did you ever feel like you didn't know enough about the young, hip Androids 17 & 18 from Dragon Ball Z? Well, thanks to Akira Toriyama answering questions in a Q&A column, we finally know the names of our favorite androids/cyborgs/w...

 
 
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First Impressions: Captain Earth

I secretly loved Star Driver. The ridiculously over-the-top posing, flashiness, strange imagery, and the beautiful animation; it all came together to make for an entertaining whirlwind of confusion and glee. That shouldn't come as too much ...

 
 
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Ever wanted to pilot a robot?

Ah, I can see it now. It's 2015, and people have started to use robots instead of cars. Wouldn't that be awesome? Well luckily for us, a Japanese company built one, and you could be piloting it as we speak. Sakakibara Kikai has created an 1...

 
 
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Robotech Movie gets fan remaster

As much as I've loved any franchise, I don't think I've put as much work into anything as much as Robotech Motion Comics has in this video they posted back in November of 2013. In it, they remastered Robotech: The Movie by pulling footage f...

 
 
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New Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story announced

In the last couple of years, the only two types of Mobile Suit Gundam games I've seen come out are either part of the Musou series or of the Extreme variety. You're either crushing a ton of chump units in space or you're duking it out in an...

 
 
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Anime-style robot on science journal causes rage

When you think of robotics, what's the first thing to come to mind? For me, I think of the killing machines from the Terminator series. For most others that aren't hellbent on seeing a robot apocalypse, they might think of cute gynoids like...

 
 
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Review: Aquarion: EVOL - Season 2, Part 1

When you think Shoji Kawamori, his work on Macross immediately comes to mind. It's been one of the most influential properties in Japan since it's debut. However, another major show that Kawamori worked on is Aquarion. You might know it as ...

 
 
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Nobunaga the Fool is looking like a good time

I was getting worried about what anime I would be watching this Winter season. For some reason nothing was really lining up with my tastes, until my buddy Jeff Chuang mentioned that Macross's Shoji Kawamori was behind the upcoming, Nobunag...

 
 
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Brooklyn Robotworks brings your favorite bots to life

There's always some guy at a convention that tries to look like a robot. Whether there's a bit of effort or a simple Cardboard Gundam, you're bound to find somebody clomping around in a suit. While that's all well and good, the photos from ...

 
 
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Chogokin Hello Kitty will shoot you with her rocket paw

There's a Chogokin Hello Kitty figure in the works. That's huge news for people who know what Chogokin means, but for the rest of you this means soon you would be able to purchase a Hello Kitty toy with rocket punch.  Rocket punch is a...

 
 
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Review: Godannar Complete DVD Collection

The robot genre has changed in many ways over the years. For one thing, the stories have become more complicated, incorporating social commentary in an effort to appeal to wider audiences beyond children who are impressed with shiny metal t...

 
 
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A Bearguy appears in Shin Dynasty Warriors Gundam

For me, the best thing to come out of Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G was Bearguy. Designed as a cross between the Zeon Acguy and...a bear...it's cute, it's cuddly and it'll zap you with a beam cannon shaped like a recorder. No, I'm ...

 
 
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Japan sent a talking robot to space

In a move that could only be described as either totally awesome or fiscally irresponsible, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- or JAXA for short -- has delivered a talking robot to the International Space Station. It's purpose? To p...

 
 
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Pacific Rim faces off with Gundam

After becoming a living mecha god after his recent Pacific Rim movie, you'd think that director Guillermo del Toro would be hard to impress. A news crew followed the visionary around Tokyo, making a few stops to buy stuff, and of course ta...

 
 
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What's with Optimus Prime's new look?

Transformers fans may or may have a reason to get excited with the upcoming direct to video release of Transformers GO!, in Japan. There's some pretty slick looking 3D animation going on, the usual twanging guitars, and new characters...

 
 
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Super Robot Wars OG: Masoukishin 3 coming to PS3/Vita

A leak from this week's Famitsu magazine has revealed that Namco Bandai will be releasing Masoukishin: Pride of Justice on August 22 for the PS3 and Vita. The second game in the Masoukishin saga, Revelation of Evil God, saw a PSP relea...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: KOS-MOS vs Nono

*ding, ding, ding* It's over!  Despite Bit and Liger Zero's slow turning speed, the duo's ability to adapt to any situation was put into place. Knowing that the Strike had the advantage in mobility, Bit attempts to counter with th...

 
 
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Discotek Media licenses Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

Long time readers may remember that I reviewed Diebuster a couple years back. I fellated the show, and with good reason. It's one of my favorite OVAs, only topped by it's predecessor, Gunbuster. The only problem is that it's a fairly p...

 
 
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Robotech fans, prepare to be amazed what love can do

Remember that fan made Robotech project we got a peak at a while ago? It looks as though this Spanish speaking group isn't messing around, and has some amazing progress on the project. You can really feel the love on this one. Th...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

If you know anything about me, you probably know I am totally obsessed with Transformers. Especially, G1 figures. Today we go far back to the Japanese dub of the Transformers opening theme. The whole lineage of Transformers is a bit comple...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy is an anime I've enjoyed since it first aired, and I was more than willing to grab this review when it came up. Thanks to FUNimation, Ergo Proxy (previously licensed by Geneon) has been rescued and re-released in full as a Classi...

 
 
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JapanaTen: The Valkyries of Macross

Why does anybody really watch a mecha show? Is it for the deep stories that examine the relationships between people? How about the destruction that war causes and how it impacts the soldiers in the middle of it all? Nope, it's none of thos...

 
 
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Hop in the 1/1-scale Gundam bust like a real pilot

If you've ever dreamed of the day you could hop into a Gundam, a real life-sized Gundam, then you might want to take the next flight out to Tokyo and hit up the Gundam Front. The 1/1-scale Gundam Bust of Destiny's Strike Freedom is now full...

 
 
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Clean that Gundam mess up!

The geniuses behind the Gundam franchise always find a way to pull at my heart strings, and even more importantly, empty my wallet. Sharp electronics has joined the Federation this time, and now he amazingly cute Haro vacuum clean...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: Battle Angel Alita vs Major Kusanagi

*ding ding ding* IT'S OVER!! Looks like the killer instinct was too much for Rally. Revy is the winner! (13 > 10) Next up, we have two women androids stepping into the arena. These battle ready androids can do some serious punishment and...

 
 
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First Impressions: Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

Back in 2005, I remember being in the mood for a light-hearted show. I was pretty bummed out, things weren't going so well, so I looked around for something to watch. I saw that a show called Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien, or Kiminozo to fans, had so...

 
 
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Robotech fan film begins to take shape

Still waiting in dread for the potential of a Hollywood Robotech remake? Well, some talented Spanish speaking "fans" have gotten together on a project that they are calling Robotech: Valkyrie Project, and you might want to may attention in...

 
 
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AIBO continues to fight for its life in Tokyo Jungle

I spent much of the early 2000's dreaming of one thing, one day owning the Sony AIBO. Sony little premium robot represent a lot of the technology ideas and affluence I thought I always wanted. Alas the sweet little guy was di...

 
 
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SHIRI: the Japanese robot butt that responds to touch

A team of researchers from the Hentai Tokyo University of Electro-Communications have recently revealed their latest achievement in sensory robotics: SHIRI, the robotic butt. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Are you by any chance in the m...

 
 
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Robots want you to get your hair did

Leave it to the Japanese to find complex robotic ways to do the most mundane tasks. Enter Panasonic's Head Care Robot! The Clockwork Orange looking machine will do things like wash your hair, massage it, and scare the heck out of you. Perh...

 
 
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Robotics;Notes will have an anime this October

The third of 5pb's visual-novels, following ChäoS;HEAd and Steins;Gate, will be receiving the anime treatment this October. It is due to air in the noitaminA block, along with an original anime called Psycho-Pass. Fans of 5pb in p...

 
 




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