Weekend news brief: Whole lotta robot trailers edition

Lots of robot trailers came to my attention this week, here goes:

  • Kikaider Reboot, giving us about a 1.5 second glimpse. I hope the other 99.97% of the movie is just as cool.

  • The trailer for Kenzen Robo Daimidaler came out a few months ago, but since the series starts next month, here it is:

  • Gundam: Reconguista in G:

The highly anticipated Gundam the Origin, based on the manga that was based on the original anime:

  • Argevollen has series composition by Nadesico‘s Tatsuo Sato:

The latest Captain Earth preview:

  • You can see the robot in the PV for Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun, but you have to look hard:

Other news:

  • The Garo: Makai no Hana trailer doesn’t have robots. I think.

  • Speaking of Garo, the Garo anime will be called Honoo no Kokuin (“Carved Seal of Flames”). [via Tokusatsu Network]

honoo no kokuin

  • I am fairly confident that there are no robots in the new Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno trailer, though.

  • The trailer for the Terra Formars anime looks like it really wants to be Attack on Titan.

  • Kamen Rider Gaim‘s rival Baron will have his backstory revealed in novel form. [via tokunation]
  • Cenocoroll is getting a sequel this year. Neat! [via crunchyroll]


  • Scifi Japan has confirmed that the upcoming Godzilla BD releases from Sony will be the first time that Japanese audio for four of the Heisei films (Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, and Godzilla vs. Destroyer) will be available in North America. It’d be really nice if the subtitles on Tokyo SOS were redone, but that may be asking too much.
  • A special limited leatherbound edition of Sean Linkenback’s book The Art of Japanese Monsters is being prepared. It’s 20 extra pages, with an exclusive Bob Eggleton print and autographs by Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima, but costs $90 more. It looks like they have about 40 copies left, based on the most recent update.

art of japanese monsters

  • A recent Japanese ad campaign for a news app features people complaining that they only have three minutes left before their presentation or interview. Man, Ultraman is everywhere in pop culture, so why aren’t there better shows on TV? [via Tokusatsu Network]

  • People may cry foul for remaking a remake with the American reboot of The Grudge, but remember that the Japanese “original” was already a remake of a remake. Anyway, the new movie will be written by Jeff Buhler, who worked with Ryuhei Kitamura on Midnight Meat Train. [via blastr]
  • Moyoco Anno’s autobiographical manga Insufficient Direction, about her marriage to Hideaki Anno, is getting a TV anime adaptation in 3-minute shorts. Considering that the Vertical release of the manga had about 3:1 ratio of pages of comic versus pages of annotations, this could give all but the most otaku-ish of translators a hard time. [via ann]

insufficient direction anime

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