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Who will win the world’s first giant robot battle between Megabot and Kuratas?

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Megabot MkII vs Kuratas, the world’s first intercontinental giant robot battle will happen in June 2016.

For real! This must be the ultimate dream of all science-fiction fans (and some fans of Pacific Rim) to watch real life, mega robots go into battle. Wake me up, already!

How did this all start? On June 30, 2015, a few Americans challenged a few Japanese to battle them in the world’s first intercontinental giant robot fight.

“As a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world,” Japan happily accepted the challenge.

The Americans started the invitation to battle in this video:

Followed by Japan’s reply with this video, plus the ‘challenge’ to ‘make it more cool’:

The one year time limit is almost up, so we’re anxiously awaiting the battle. Here’s a look at both teams’ robots.

Well, the Megabot is currently 15 feet high weighing 12,000 pounds. It’s able to move around with tank-style tracks. The giant robot needs two pilots – a gunner and a driver. Its arm has been equipped with paintball cannons that shoot off oversized paintballs at 120 miles per hour.

Take a look at Megabot with a live audience:

Meanwhile, Suidobashi’s Kuratas is 13 feet tall and weighs 9,000 pounds. Kuratas is faster, lighter, and is built with 4 wheels to easily move around. Kuratas only requires one pilot.

The giant robot has a more high-tech augmented reality cockpit display that can target guns on an opponent using its automated target acquisition and tracking interface abilities. Its weapons? A twin Gatling BB cannons with the ability to fire 6,000 BB pellets per minute, as well as a water cannon that shoots off missiles in random directions and will hit its target “from time to time.”

Watch the Kuratas in action in the video below.

It’s looking like a childhood dream come to live. Stay tuned for the real life battle soon.

Source: Epic Stream.