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New gen:LOCK Clip – an Evil Mecha Threatens Cammie

Rooster Teeth has just released a new clip from the fourth episode of gen:LOCK.In this episode, Cammie (voiced by Maisie Williams) comes face to face with an unknown evil Mecha while out on a mission in her Holon. Cammy is put in a tight spot as the rest of her team are not around to […]

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Netflix Preps Pacific Rim Anime

It is not a secret that the live action/CG film that is Pacific Rim is heavily inspired by the Japanese mecha and kaiju concepts. So it is not that surprising that the franchise is going to come full circle soon, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CCO Ted Sarandos unveiled a Pacific Rim anime during […]

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Netflix Gets in on the Mecha Action with ID-0

Streaming service Netflix will be giving fans of anime, particularly those with a fondness for the mecha genre, a treat this spring as they have just published the english listing for Goro Taniguchi’s original mecha TV anime ID-0. Mr Taniguchi is known for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and he is in good company […]

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Mazinger Z Returns to the Big Screen

It’s a given that most kids and teens these days might not be so familiar with Go Nagai’s mecha manga and TV franchise, Mazinger Z, but it is still noteworthy news that a Mazinger Z theatrical film is in the works, as it is one of the pioneers of the super robot genre and will […]

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Super Robot Wars Series Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

In Super Robot, The Passing Year, The Coming Year, which is the official blog for the Super Robot Wars franchise, Takanobu Terada revealed the events that happened in 2015, which include the finale of the 3rd Super Robot Wars Z game series for PS Vita and PS3, the launch of the Super Robot Wars BX […]

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Guillermo Del Toro Clarifies Pacific Rim Sequel’s Status

Most of Guillermo Del Toro’s projects tend to encounter problems beyond the first or second movie, despite garnering praise from fans and critics alike (and in most cases despite more than breaking even at the box office.) So it’s reassuring that the director himself confirmed that the sequel to the mecha/kaiju love letter Pacific Rim, […]

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Second Trailer for Super Robot Wars BX Released

Bandai Namco has just released the second trailer for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Super Robot Wars BX. The trailer is rather lengthy, clocking in at around 14 minutes. The heft is due to the fact that it showcases the special attacks of many characters featured in the game. https://youtu.be/AOkVMBUF4lE

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Top 5 Anime Games That Should Have Been Released Outside of Japan

The thing about a lot of anime franchises, particularly shonen ones, is that they lend themselves well to video game adaptations. When a guy in a suit wants to milk more money from a show about spiky-haired people shooting lasers from their swords while kicking each other into mountains, the first thing he thinks of […]

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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Joins Adult Swim’s Toonami Lineup

As revealed in a recent Tumblr Q&A for Adult Swim;s Toonami block, Gainax’s popular 2007 mecha anime series, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, will be joining Adul Swim’s Toonami programming block starting on August 16, at 2:00 am. For the uninitiated, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is set in a fictional future where Earth is ruled with […]

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Pacific Rim Animated Series Could Be Produced in Japan

Guillermo del Too has recently been active in talking about his Mecha/Kaiju love letter, Pacific Rim, and during an interview with Collider, he discussed the planned animated series that will be borne out of the project, revealing that the animation could be handled by a Japanese studio.

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New English Trailer for Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

North America and Europe will get their own localized versions of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn later this summer. It’s going to be a long wait, but hopefully the English trailer released will help tide people over. The trailer showcases the intense crowd-brawling action only a Dynasty Warriors game can bring – of course, it’s going […]

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New Teaser for Upcoming Patlabor Film

A new official Youtube channel has just been launched for the upcoming live-action film for the seminal robot franchise Patlabor, which has been given the title “The Next Generation –PATLABOR-. One of the first contents to be uploaded to the channel is a 30 second teaser for the film, featuring a CGI created AV-98 Ingram. […]