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Japan's Kuratas Giant Robot Accepts U.S. Duel Challenge

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Suidobashi Heavy Industry's million-dollar Kuratas robot was officially challenged to a giant robot duel by the U.S.-based MegaBots. MegaBots issued the challenge with a video on June 30 with the message,

"SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES! MegaBots, Inc. challenges you to a duel! You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot - we have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world to fight them to the death.

Prepare yourselves, and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight."

The gasoline-powered Mark II weighs in at 12,000lbs (5,400kg) and requires two pilots to fully operate its movement and cannons.

Not one to back down to a challenge, Suidobashi accepted the challenge with their own video. Founder Kogoro Kurata commented that MegaBots' robot could be cooler, "Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It's...Super American." He added that they have to defeat America, because "giant robots are Japanese culture."

The Kuratas weighs in at four tons but requires only one pilot.

Both videos ask the other party to pick a location for the throw down. Those anticipating a gun-and-melee giant robot duel will have to wait and see whether the show will happen in Japan or the U.S.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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