Category Archives: Mecha

Pacific Rim: “The Money Shot”

Despite the bizarre (though sadly predictable) rash of internet naysayers who seem intent on burying Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim before it even premieres, I am so looking forward to this. The following video shows you, at least in part, … Continue reading

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Pacific… Umm, Atlantic… How Many Rims Are There?

Atlantic Rim (US-2013; dir. Jared Cohn) is the notorious mockbuster studio The Asylum’s pre-hash of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming blockbuster, Pacific Rim. It has giant monsters rising from the depths (albeit different depths), giant mecha, a human combat team and … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Official Trailer

Well, we’ve had hints about Guillermo del Toro’s anticipated daikaiju epic, Pacific Rim — and if you thought you were excited before, check out this just released official trailer: [youtube 2vKz7WnU83E] This could make a profound change to my top … Continue reading

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Now That’s Big

Going on the latest poster created for this year’s Comic-Con, the giant robots of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim are utterly gigantic. Assuming their size is roughly comparable to that of the daikaiju enemies they are created to fight, we’re … Continue reading

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Review: Painting Giant Robots and Monsters

Godaizer (Singapore-2011; short [18:43 min.]; dir. Hillary Yeo) Reviewed by Robert Hood Mecha is one of the most popular sub-categories of anime and has produced some of the best and longest-running animated sci-fi series ever. Though quintessentially Japanese when considered … Continue reading

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Review: Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (Japan-2007; dir. Masayuki Yamaguchi, Kazuya Tsurumaki and Hideaki Anno) Blu-ray edition reviewed by Robert Hood Giant robots (known as mecha) and giant monsters (known as daikaiju): two of the most iconic elements of Japanese … Continue reading

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Godaizer is Coming!

New giant robots are always welcome, and there’s a new one coming from animator Hillary Yeo that promises to re-envisage the old template in a new visual manner, daikaiju elements and all. It features in a short film titled Godaizer … Continue reading

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Update: Future Fighters

Future Fighters is a big live-action mecha epic — full of space battles, giant robots and, as seems inevitable these days, 3D thrills. We featured it on Undead Backbrain last June, and now, in a press release issued for Comic … Continue reading

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Future Fighters: The Next Big Thing?

In the 22nd Century, the darkest region of space lies in the hearts of men. News of a huge in-development 3D SFX extravaganza from China-based production company Agog Films — with multi-national backing and creative input — has hit the … Continue reading

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Gigantor Dressed Up In Brand New Pixels

The Japanese giant robot Tetsujin 28 has had many incarnations. Created in manga form in 1956 (written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama), it spawned several anime series, was renamed as “Gigantor” for US TV, and appeared in a recent live-action … Continue reading

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