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Trailer: Infinite Space

Trailer: Infinite Space

Epic space battles, maniacal villains and cherubic heroes with wild hair: Infinite Space’s trailer honors anime’s grandest traditions and is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

Mega64: MGS 4

Mega64: MGS 4

This Metal Gear Solid 4 video starts off like any other, at least until God himself (aka Hideo Kojima) appears and proceeds to get super-stealthy awesome on the streets of San Francisco.

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Giant Toroyan Robot

Giant Toroyan Robot

Incredibly grotesque yet awe-inspiring, Kenji Yanobe’s Giant Torayan robot is a 24 foot tall robo-baby sculpture that breathes fire and sings; it’s on display in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.

Hakodate Tourism Videos

Hakodate Tourism Videos

Hakodate is likely the first city to destroy itself in an effort to attract tourists: giant robots and squid battle fleets annihilate whole city blocks in the hilariously epic video above.

Trailer: Cat Shit One

Trailer: Cat Shit One

AKA Apocalypse Meow in the US, Cat Shit One instantly reminds us of George Orwell’s dystopic Animal Farm, with cute animals armed to the teeth. It’s a 12-episode anime series.

Book: Sneaker Tokyo

Book: Sneaker Tokyo

Too bad it’s only available in Japan: Sneaker Tokyo is a treasure trove of info on the past, present and future of Tokyo sneaker culture; it’s packed with interviews, images and previews.

Movie Trailer: Goemon

Movie Trailer: Goemon

Stuffed to the brim with over-the-top visuals, this full 138-second trailer for Goemon is unabashedly epic; it’s directed by Kazuaki Kiriya of Casshern fame and opens this May in Japan.

Life-Sized Gundam

Life-Sized Gundam

Staying up for only two months starting from July at Tokyo’s Odaiba island, this life-sized Gundam will protect earthlings with its 59-foot tall height, 50 lights and movable head.

Space Invaders Piggy Bank

Space Invaders Piggy Bank

This 1:6 scale mini-Space Invaders Piggy Bank is a multifunctionalist’s dream: it not only stores your 100 yen coins, but actually lets you play Space Invaders on its LCD screen.

Elecom Scope Node

Elecom Scope Node

Elecom’s Scope Node Mouse may be slick, but is it actually functional? It promises pen-like usability by placing its 1600 dpi sensor between the index finger and the thumb.

Video: Tmsuk Enryu

Video: Tmsuk Enryu

This six-ton Tmsuk T-52 Enryu robot translates to “rescue dragon;” a pair of arms can each lift 1100 pounds, ideal for earthquake and accident rescue ops (or taking out deranged cyborgs).

EX Getter Robo

EX Getter Robo

Getter Robo has a special place in the pantheon of combining robot fiction, which is why fans will likely be ogling these awesome (but pricey) die-cast redesigns of Getter 1, 2 and 3.

DVD Trailer: Kurau

DVD Trailer: Kurau

From the same studio that brought us Full Metal Alchemist, Kurau Phantom Memory’s 24 episodes are available as a DVD box set; you’ll get both English and Japanese audio plus subtitles.

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Mini Arcade Machines

Mini Arcade Machines

It was every 80s kid’s dream to have a home arcade; you’ll be able to do so on a small scale with the Sega Taikan Collection, which includes five mini cabinets (one is a mystery).

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi announces Lost Planet 2 in the rather lengthy trailer above; it’s an ice world no more with jungle climes, but we’re most excited by the co-op play.

Intro Cinematic: SF IV

Intro Cinematic: SF IV

With February 17th just around the corner, Capcom has dropped Street Fighter IV’s opening cinematic; we’re happy that it features the slick, hand-drawn style seen in earlier trailers.

Preview: White Knight

Preview: White Knight

While the cinematic and gameplay trailers were nothing short of awesome, this narrated GTTV preview for White Knight helps to fill in the blanks for the upcomingPS3 exclusive RPG.

Tokyoflash Heko Watch

Tokyoflash Heko Watch

Tokyoflash continues to ply the minimalist and esoteric oceans with the Heko Watch; three rows of LEDs (one visible, two hidden) are all that mar its otherwise smooth stainless steel face.

Amadana Stick Calculator

Amadana Stick Calculator

The calculator is the last thing we’d call stylish, but the Amadana Stick Calculator comes in at a svelte 8mm with an elongated design that (almost) makes doing our taxes appealing.

Real Arcade Pro EX SE

Real Arcade Pro EX SE

Hori’s Real Arcade Pro EX SE is as close as you’ll get to the real arcade experience; the Xbox 360 controller is made with parts from Seimetsu, who builds real arcade cabinets.

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Trailer: Star Ocean

Trailer: Star Ocean

The trailer above for Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a bit like Final Fantasy meets Mass Effect; word is it’ll be more team-focused with a 4-party system when it drops 2/24 in North America.

Space Battleship Yamato

Space Battleship Yamato

We’re still trying to count all the turrets on this monster LEGO replica of Space Battleship Yamato; this classic anime actually bested Star Wars at the Japanese box office in 1977.

Gameplay: White Knight

Gameplay: White Knight

Loved the White Knight Chronicles trailer? this gameplay video has it all: a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress and some four-legged biomechanical cannon thing from hell.

Puma Monster Pack

Puma Monster Pack

Get your growl on with Puma’s insanely detailed Japanese Monster Pack, styled off of kaiju films from the 50s-70s with wild textures that recall Godzilla, Mothra, Ghidora and more.

Chubu Mechatrobots

Chubu Mechatrobots

Ignoring their obvious phallic properties, these Chubu Mechatrobots by Kazushi Kobayashi are from an alternate reality 1950s; they’re on display at the Tokyo Cultuart shop.

Heartbeat Watch

Heartbeat Watch

If this Heartbeat Watch’s EKG stops beating the only thing dead is your battery: it spikes according to the time, not your pulse; simply recharge via USB to get the ol’ ticker going again.

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