Gigantor Lives Again, Thanks To Ghost In The Shell Director

Innovative director Mamoru Oshii is taking on one of anime's best-loved robots from the Tetsujin 28-gō series, or as Americans know it Gigantor. The Iron Giant can suck it — this is our boy-robot love story of choice. » 12/28/09 8:00am 12/28/09 8:00am

Giant Robot Statue Looms Over Japan

Tetsujin 28-go (exported to the US as Gigantor) was the first manga to feature a giant robot, back in 1956. Now visitors to Kobe can see the giant robot in person, thanks to this 60-foot tall statue. [via DVICE] » 10/06/09 4:30pm 10/06/09 4:30pm

Cool Your Boot Jets! Astro Boy Still Zooming

Rumors are tearing up the web that Imagi's CG animated Astro Boy movie has stopped production. But don't start a robo-gladiator stampede. We talked to Imagi U.S. president Erin Corbett, who set the record straight. » 1/26/09 3:00pm 1/26/09 3:00pm

A Boy And His Giant Robot Stop A Robo Swarm In New Gigantor-Inspired…

A giant robot responds to wristwatch commands, and its eyes change color depending on how much robotic ass it's going to smash, in this awesome trailer for T-28, from the studio that's producing Astro Boy. » 1/12/09 3:30pm 1/12/09 3:30pm