Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii was an astounding JRPG full of action, amazing scenes, stunning music and heart pounding action. It’s all these reasons plus more that make it highly coveted and expensive to pick up these days. So it’s with bated breath that many a fan is eagerly anticipating the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U. Recently the artwork for the Japanese cover released and it looks amazing!
The game is being touted by many as the spiritual successor to the Wii title so it makes the Japanese launch date of April 29th all so far away.
We’ve seen the 1:1 ratio figure of the Gundam over at Odaiba but here’s a new one to join the ranks. Recently unveiled, the 8 metre tall figure was shown off at Lalaport Toyosu and is all to promote the live action Patlabor movie, THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-. The movie hits up Japanese cinemas on April 5th but check out the video below which shows the amazing figure off.
Fans of anime, Gargantia, can wait that bit longer until season 2 with the release of this awesome figure of Ledo’s mech, Chamber. It’s a resin garage kit from Volks that was on display at All That’s Hobby 21 on March 1st.
The figure has 107 parts, standing at 13.5cm and will set you back ¥11, 000.
We all knew it was going to happen or later but it looks like the future is here now and in Japan.
Japan has always had a fascination with mechs and robots which has prompted the creation of this awesome robot.
Kuratas KR01 is a four metre tall robot that allows a pilot to sit inside and control it from a cockpit where it’s able to reach a top speed of 10kph (6mph). Kuratas is a joint effort between two men, artist Kogoro Kurata and OS developer Wataru Yoshizaki (V-Sido robot), who have also enlisted the aid of Suidobashi Heavy Industries.
It cal also be controlled via remote control by using a 3G enabled device. The mech also has facial recognition software built-in so if it locks onto you, no chance you’re getting away!
Things have a habit of just suddenly appearing in Japan such as the Gundam life sized statue in Odaiba and now we have a huge 11 metre robotic beetle mech that showed up at the Tsukuba Festival recently. The creation is thanks to Mr. Hitoshi Takahashi who presented the model called Kabutom RX-03, who measure in at 11 metres long and and weighs 17 tonnes, ouch.
Now where’s Snake and Raiden when you need them? 🙂