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Well, man not included. But have you ever wanted to fight in a giant mech like in the anime Evangelion, or Gundam Wings? Well, now that might be closer than you think. Coming from Japan (Of course, because why wouldn’t it come from Japan?) is a line of manned and fully functioning mech soldiers. You climb inside, and take it for a spin, or you can buy your own giant robot for a mere 1 million dollars! Or 120 million yen!

Now hopefully this won't be too far off

Now hopefully this won’t be too far off

Kogoro Kurata, a Tokyo designer, created the first ever actual manned robot suit called the KURATAS, after his own last name. The KURATAS is a four meter tall, five ton, quadrupedal robot suit. You can control it either by the inside of the suit, or by romote control using a smartphone. Which sucks for us Android users.

The robot suit runs on Diesel gas, but is not very fast. It only travels at the frightful speed of 10 km an hour. It does come equipped with weapons, including a rocket launcher that shoots out plastic water bottles, and a machine BB gun that shoots out 6000 BB’s a minute. It also has automatic alignment, to help it target and lock on to objects, including humans. Once the gun locks on, all you have to do is smile, and the gun stars firing. The creators have dubbed this the Smiling Shot, which seems pretty awesome in my opinion. The creators have also commented that the machine gun and rocket launcher carrying robot with a smiling shot and human lock on capabilities is a peaceful machine… uh huh. Because that’s what that robot is going to be used for… target practice at your local shooting range. Totally.

Many people and news sources are equating this suit to that of iron man, they apparently never watched anime OR Iron Man. Because Iron Man’s suit is more like an outfit, while this is obviously a mech, but that is just my nerd showing.

What do you think? If you had a million dollars to spare would you buy the KURATAS suit? I know I would!

Lucy Walcott

Lucy Walcott is a writer who loves to talk about political issues and other things. She has been an avid gamer since she was little, focusing almost exclusively on RPG and hack and slash games. Some of her favorites includes The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Ys, and Breath of Fire. Her favorite systems includes PlayStation, Nintendo, and Steam.

  • cfStatic

    If I had a million to drop on something like that, you can bet your ass I would. That sounds AMAZING. Mecha battles here we come!

  • cfStatic

    True, but if you’re dropping a million+ on one of these things, you can probably afford it.

  • DukeMagus

    KURATAS is kind of an old product (the side exists since at least 2 years ago). i’m impressed they managed to sell it on amazon

    Still, it’d be intresting if someone managed to make some money letting people use the machine for a fee (and change the airsoft gun for real ones just for the hell of it)

  • Timothy Lastovica

    Then UPS breaks it during shipping.

  • hots

    Dude has dreams.
    Those hands look especially impressive; hopefully someday it will have actual legs too.

  • dsadsada

    Just get another friend with a million to drop on this, go down to the factory together to pick it up and have at it. If you’re lucky, your battle will be so intense that the factory workers will have to deploy in any other robots still on standby to try to stop you two. And it will be the best day ever.

  • Grey

    Aw man, it’s wheeled. I figured it would be, but had the remote hopes it might be a quadruped or something. Walking mecha are so much cooler than rolling ones.

    Still plenty neat though. If they were street legal and I was both wealthy and insane, I’d buy one just to drive around the neighborhood.

  • Liam Crowter

    “Have you ever wanted to fight in a giant mech like in the anime Evangelion?”

    We have very different memories of Evangelion.

  • BasedLink

    Just $1mil? Even though that’s a lot, but you’d think they’d be more expensive than that.

  • BasedLink

    Ms. Walcott’s probably thinking of Evangelion Provisional Unit-05 from Rebuild…

  • Viredae

    It says shipping is $3.5 on the site, hilarious.

  • DasJT

    Call me when I can pilot the Megadeus.