Announced on Japanese side Villagebooks is an unexpected but cool upcoming crossover.
Plot: Hiroto Ishikawa
Synopsis: Naoto Tsushima
Artist: Hayato Sakamoto, Hayato Yoshioka, Hidekazu Yoshiya, Yoshiya Yoshioka, Masayuki Fujisawa, Makoto Tsushima
Cover: Akira Nagai
Gallery Art: Funazu Nonaka, Go Oshima, Yuki Isao, Fumitaka
D180223 has posted a video containing all the known information about it:
The trailer for the next Super Robot Wars game is here. The next two, actually. Here’s Super Robot Wars T, for PS4 and Switch, which already has an English release for Southeast Asia confirmed like the last three:
Continue reading Super Robot Wars T: and the unexpected series keep coming
Arr! Today be talk like a pirate day, so let’s talk about the fuzzy boundary between piracy, popularization, and preservation.
I’m all for creators being able to profit off their work, and not about to defend people who pirate content just to get out of paying retail price. And some media is a lot harder to justify pirating than others; I can’t think of an acceptable reason to pirate e-books, for example. (It’s also a bad idea because you’re more likely to get malware than the correct book.)
Continue reading Ahoy, Me Hearties! Let’s talk about fan translations
I’m not dead, but I would be if I wound up in a mecha setting and didn’t follow these rules.
1. Don’t mentor a younger pilot.
2. If you must break rule one, don’t be cooler than your protege.
3. Don’t fight anything powered by a black hole.
Continue reading How to Survive in a Mecha Anime or Manga
The next Super Robot Wars game has been announced, and this time there’s an English trailer from the start.
Continue reading Super Robot Wars X announced
Toei has announced plans to crowdfund a large-scale Mazinger Z to promote the upcoming Mazinger Z movie.
Made of balloons.
Apparently a giant balloon robot costs 2.5 million yen. (A little over US$22,000.)
Also details about the plot of the movie, and if I’d heard the date (in Japanese theaters January 13, 2018) before I didn’t remember it.
Humanity was once in danger of its downfall at the hands of the Underground Empire, which was led by the evil scientist Dr. Hell. Koji Kabuto piloted the super robot Mazinger Z, and with help from his friends at the Photon Power Laboratory, he thwarted Dr. Hell’s evil ambitions and returned peace to the world.
It’s been ten years since then… No longer a pilot, Koji Kabuto has taken after his father and grandfather by starting down the path of the scientist. He encounters a gigantic structure buried deep beneath Mt. Fuji, along with a mysterious indication of life…
New encounters, new threats, and a new fate await mankind. The former hero Koji Kabuto has a decision to make about the future: whether to be a god or a demon…
This grand action film depicts the fierce battle fought by the people and Mazinger Z–once again entrusted with the future of mankind!
I guess this is one version of Mazinger that won’t need a Jet Scrander to fly.
So the duel between the US and Japanese robots that I previous mentioned here is still on, a little behind schedule. But there’s already a new challenger waiting, the Chinese robot Monkey King.
Well, at this point I think the only thing I have to add is this: