Thursday, January 4

Real life mecha engineering

This is an interesting website on attempting to create real life mecha in real world applications.Cool stuff eventhough they haven't ready for anything yet. I shall visit this site periodically just to see how they progressing. And yes, this is sort of mecha fan of Mecca. (pun intended)

The site.


This machine was build by a Japanese fan of mecha, it is however only able to shuffle instead of making a real walk. But hey, it is a start and cool to look at. But this video also shows why mecha in real life can't be a dominant war machine over traditional military assets such as main battle tanks or even a humble troop armed with AT weapons.

Old look into past, Zone of Enders.

My fave mecha game for PS2, I also loved the intro and sheer music accompanying this work. It is shame that however, there is limited plot they can use for Zone of Enders franchise, it is always about 2 machines built on mysterious power of minerals that amplifies the pilots personality and will plus a human-like combat AI in the machines.

I place this in my blog as my tribute to this fine work of art.

Manga getting big in USA.

US manga publishers getting very efficient in liscensing mangas and publishing it in USA, some of them are very notable titles like Mushishi which I considered as one of the better titles in 2006.

The article.

Language and why Japanese is popular

Over at College Canada, another Montreal-based private language school, the hot tongue of the moment is Japanese, according

to co-ordinator Daïnn Van Doorne Legris. Says Legris, "I think it's because of the manga, Japanese animation, there are many young adults who take that course, and yes they are fascinated by manga

Link here

An article discusses why some people willing to do foreign language as difficult as Japanese.