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Built your own custom KRATAS robot for just $1.4 million

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By Takahiro Sumida in Tech on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Suidobashi Heavy Industry have released the first giant boarding robot, dubbed KRATAS. It’s a 13 foot tall mechanized robot with rocket launchers for shoulder pads and machine guns embedded into its arms. You can even built your own custom KRATAS. It will only cost you $1.4 million.

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Now you can have a Samurai spirit with this mask

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By Takahiro Sumida in New Products on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Samurai Masks were facial armor which covered either the whole face or part of the face. It expressed anger, which then scared the enemy. Lacquersmith LYNX recently revived the Samurai Mask as silver accessories using the same technique of 300 years ago. When you put on it as armor, your inner Samurai will arise.

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Wonderfully bizarre shoe design by Noritaka Tatehana

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By Takahiro Sumida in New Fashion on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Wondering about those heel-less shoes worn by Lady Gaga? Those are Noritaka Tatehana’s works. He handmakes all his shoes so you have to wait three to five months until you get it. But while you wait, you can spend that time figuring out a opportunity to actually wear them.

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Japanese comedian unintentionally creates music video for Muse

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By Takahiro Sumida in Video on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Japanese comedian Tekken made a cartoon for a local TV program, using British rock band Muse’s song, Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption) as background music. The video was uploaded to YouTube and quickly became popular, with more than 3 million views. Muse watched it, and decided to use the cartoon as the official music video.

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Geisha meets rock music in this video by Yoshida Brothers

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By Takahiro Sumida in New Music on Wednesday 2 January 2013

The Yoshida Brothers utilise the traditional Japanese instrument, the Shamisen, in this awesome collaboration with Japanese-Canadian rock band, Monkey Majik. Even better: the video contains exotic images of Japan. No wonder we love it so much.

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Riusuke Fukahori draws beautiful frozen goldfish

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By Takahiro Sumida in New Art on Tuesday 1 January 2013

Riusuke Fukahori draws goldfish on layers of resin to give it a three-dimensional effect. It’s just like magic. He only draws goldfish, stating: ‘Goldfish has everything good and evil, so it’s beautiful’.

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