Category Archives: Mecha

Evangelion Re-Build

Like many, I became rather obsessed with the ultimate mecha-kaiju crossover series Neon Genesis Evangelion in its multiple incarnations and offshoots (including its still-running manga version by artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto), as its creators (especially writer/director Hideaki Anno) fought with inadequate … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick: A Gentleman’s Duel

Not so much frightful as funny this week: a period drama featuring steampunk dueling mecha, lots of destructive action and sexual innuendo — not to forget ironic comment on the underlying hypocrisies of the chivalric gentleman’s “code of honour”. A … Continue reading

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Live Action Robot Taekwon V

The “Super Robot” genre of Japanese anime arguably began with with Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s 1956 manga Tetsujin 28-go, which was subsequently animated in 1963 and released abroad as Gigantor. But it was Mazinger Z, created by Go Nagai in manga and … Continue reading

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More on Archangel Alpha (But Still No Mecha)

Archangel Alpha (US-[in production, 2009]; dir. Aaron D. Martin) is an independent scifi film with a post-apocalyptic scenario, a love story, a futuristic war and giant robots. Backbrain has mentioned it on and off (last time here), and while we … Continue reading

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Wings over Apocalypse

An apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic scifi romance inspired by Japanese animation, specifically the mecha-based form of it? That’s Archangel Alpha, which is currently filming and looks rather interesting. Archangel Alpha (US-[in production]; dir. Aaron D. Martin) Synopsis: Archangel Alpha is a sci-fi war … Continue reading

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Giant Robots Under Development

What if you could have your own custom-designed giant robot made to order? What would it be like? What would you do with it? A fascinating and awesomely cool project is underway that helps 20 kids answer these and other … Continue reading

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Grand Guardian Tokyo

Here is the ultimate in modern apartment living — a building guaranteed to protect you from earthquakes, ‘copter attack, and the general mayhem of society. It’ll even make sure you get to work on time. Too bad about everyone else, … Continue reading

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New: 20th Century Boys

Though I’m not entirely sure what it is, it looks big, robotic and partial to destruction. At any rate we get a momentary glimpse of it in the trailer for the upcoming live-action film of Naoki Urasawa’s manga 20-seiki shônen … Continue reading

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Motorbikes of the Kaiju Hell’s Angels

Humans do strange things, which is just as well for those of us attracted to the weird and the wonderful. So what do you do with a monster motorbike this big? Simple! You run over cars! Source And here it … Continue reading

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The Robo-Revolution Continues…

Or perhaps it’s the Takeover of the Toy Franchises that’s continuing… The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the Wow Wee’s Robosapien remote-controlled robot line is about to be fictionalised on celluloid by writers Avi Arad and Max Botkin. To be … Continue reading

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