Robotics company MegaBots Inc. co-founders Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcant uploaded a video to YouTube recently challenging a Japanese robot manufacturer to something many science fiction fans have been wanting to see happen for decades – a duel to the death between two giant robots. MegaBots has recently finished construction on the Mark II, a twelve thousand pound, gasoline-powered mega-mecha with ‘really big guns’ that fire three pound cannonballs at speeds of over 100 miles an hour. Their opponent? The Kuratas. Made by Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industries, the Kuratas is a nine thousand pound, single-piloted giant mecha with twin gattling-guns and a hyper-advanced targeting system. It is the brainchild of Suidobashi CEO, Kogoro Kurata.
Here is the original challenge from MegaBots Inc.
So, how did Kogoro Kurata respond? Well, after expressing his initial surprise, he seemed pretty unphased by the brash American challengers. Indeed, in the following video response, Kurata openly mocks MegaBots Inc’s creation, saying they should ‘make it cooler’ and that it’s ‘super-American‘. However, he goes on to say that he ‘can’t let another country win this’. Below is his full response to the Americans’ challenge.
The duel is set to take place a year from now in a battleground of MegaBots’ choosing, giving both sides time to modify their giant robots for a duel to the death. This is going to be seriously EPIC stuff. At last, a real life Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em is going to take place!
So who will win? America or Japan? YOU decide!