Japan Accepts America’s Giant Robot Battle Challenge (VIDEO)

Last week, American robot engineers MegaBots challenged Japan to a robot duel. Although it initially seemed unlikely that Japan would accept, those concerns didn’t last long, as it looks like we’re about to get a fight that’ll put BattleBots on notice.

Suidobashi Heavy Industry released a video, formally accepting the challenge. Yes, it’s officially on. Robots are going to fight for the pride of their country. And considering how the Women’s World Cup panned out, Japan will likely be out for redemption.

But even without that stinging World Cup defeat looming over their heads, the Japanese aren’t the least bit afraid of MegaBots, standing proudly beside their creations and even throwing in a taunt or two. Hell, Suidobashi Heavy Industry founder Kogoro Kurata straight up clowned on the MegaBots mech.

“Come on guys, make it cooler,” said Kurata. “Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It’s….Super American.”

He would go on to say that, simply on principle, no other country could defeat Japan in a robot duel. “We can’t let another country win this. Giant robots are Japanese culture,” Kurata added, before going on to say that he hopes it’s a melee combat duel. You know, a fight of the full-contact variety.

“If we’re gonna win this,” Kurata said, “I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it.”

So yeah, it’s about to be on. Of course, to make sure the U.S. understands this is all in good fun, the description for the video thanks MegaBots for the challenge. Still, this sounds like a lot of fun. Check out the challenge acceptance video below:

Japan Accepts America's Giant Robot Battle Challenge (VIDEO)

Alright, so we don’t know when the battle is going to take place, or where. Or even what weapons, if any, they’ll be using (I’m guessing none, if Kurata’s calling for melee combat). But the notion of this even happening is like something out of the daydream of a child in mid-sugar rush. Here’s hoping this gets filmed with high-definition cameras, because this could be a fight for the ages.

Now all it needs is a catchy title. Like The War to Settle the Score. Or The Rumble of the Not-So-Humble. The Battle That Won’t Take Place In Seattle (We Assume)? Mettle on Metal? I don’t even care what they call it. Seriously, what a time to be alive.

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