If Pacific Rim has taught us anything, it’s that humanity needs giant robots more than ever. Towering, gargantuan skyscrapers of metals and circuits that can launch an elbow rocket into the face of physics and drop big legs in any kaiju stupid enough to invade our reality.

And then we’ll probably turn on each other, because you don’t just keep giant robots around to gather dust. You unleash them for fame, glory and patriotism. Something that America and Japan know all too well, as those two nations will soon be competing to see who the best mech-master really is.

By Japan and the USA, I kind of mean MegaBots Inc. from the nation of the Trumped and Suidoboshi Heavy Industries from the land of the rising sun. For months now, the two companies have been engaging in some friendly banter over whose robot happens to the bigger, badder piece of real steel.

A feud that is now officially going to upgrade into a physical contest this August says Nerdist, when SHI’s Kuratas faces off against the Megabots’ Mk III pride and joy. Metal, flamethrowers and cyber-carnage. What a time to be alive.

Look, I’m well aware that both of these robots move around like elephants with crippling agoraphobia, but we’ve got to start somewhere. Haley’s comet won’t be back for another lifetime, and I’d love to tell my gran-kids of the day that I witnessed the very first clash of patriotastic bots against one another in an event that kickstarted a new golden age for humanity.

“It was bitchin’” I’ll whisper to little Hashtag Junior, just before I shuffle off this mortal coil. “And then Sir Killalot started judgement day…”

 

Last Updated: April 6, 2017

13 Comments

  1. OOOOH YEEEEEEEAH!

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  2. Skittle

    April 6, 2017 at 14:39

    Going to be the slowest fight ever. I can picture two robots just slowly hitting eachother with the same movements over and over again, until one robots falls over and doesn’t have the ability to get up. Like a turtle on its back.

    Laaaaaaaaame

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  3. Admiral Chief

    April 6, 2017 at 14:48

    Chick dig giant robots

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    • Lu

      April 6, 2017 at 15:06

      • Francois Knoetze

        April 6, 2017 at 15:50

        man I miss this show!!

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      • Admiral Chief

        April 7, 2017 at 07:54

        I’m sad my comment and your epic picture didn’t get more upvotes…

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        • Lu

          April 7, 2017 at 08:09

          Apologies for not upvoting yours!

          With Samurai Jack getting a grown up version, I can only hope for some new Megas action.

          Best freaking intro evar!

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          • Admiral Chief

            April 7, 2017 at 08:26

            Indeed.

            Thoughts on the new Samurai Jack?

            I quite like it actually

          • Lu

            April 7, 2017 at 08:37

            Waiting for the complete season. One of my quirks is that I get immensely upset if I want to watch the next episode and have to wait for it. The only show I break my rule on is Game of Thrones. Looking forward to watching it though.

  4. Admiral Chief

    April 6, 2017 at 14:49

  5. Original Heretic

    April 6, 2017 at 15:00

    Screw Pacific Rim (yes, I do love the movie, bear with me before you lynch me).
    Let’s go back to the original big robot movie.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae35b27d1fa328b09be5d916e477d0abfdaccee64ae8fd4e1793c94591dbc7d7.jpg

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    • jGLZA

      April 6, 2017 at 16:10

      Man I loved that movie!

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  6. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    April 6, 2017 at 15:41

    Saw this announcement awhile back but glad its still happening.
    Still keen to see what happens :3

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