America has a giant robot. Japan has a giant robot. If the challenge is accepted, the two will fight in one years time.
Finally, let the robot wars begin! MegaBots is laying the foundation for what could be the prequel to the giant mech vs. giant monster flick “Pacific Rim.” The Boston-based company challenged Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industries, creator of the Kuratas giant robot, to a duel against its Megabot Mark 2.
UPDATE: JAPAN ACCEPTS GIANT ROBOT FIGHT CHALLENGE FROM AMERICA
It is official – Japan has accepted the U.S.’s challenge of an epic robot battle. Let the wars begin!
U.S.-based robot company MegaBots threw down the gauntlet last week to its Japanese competition Suidobashi Heavy Industry for their respective robots to duke it out in an all-out clash.
In the MegaBots video, the combative announcement was delivered with Japanese subtitles, accompanied by proud American fanfare and flags.
The comeback was delivered with fantastically reciprocated humor. Suidobashi CEO Kogoro Kuratas remarks that while Megabot’s contestant is interesting, “building something huge and sticking guns on it [is] super American.”
There aren’t yet any specific details of when or where this clash of the robot titans will actually happen from either MegaBots or Suidobashi. If it does take place, my money’s on Japan. As Kurata states, “Giant robots are Japanese culture.”
Fabio Evagelista is a Brazilian writer.
Crossed Paths is the first book of the Myra-Hati trilogy, an epic adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, for the lovers of sci-fi / fantasy genre. This is the author’s first work published in America.