ROBO-G

ROBO-G
PHOTO BY KEIKO MISAWA

A robot that appears in the movie “ROBO-G” is paraded outside the Shinjuku Piccadilly theater in Tokyo. The Japanese film stars Mickey Curtis as an old codger grandfather who finds new life as an entertainer inside a robot suit. Things turn bizarre when a young female student falls in love with the robot.

  • 2

    some14some

    Looks like (Honda) ASIMO's Oyaji !

  • 0

    Serrano

    I like the expression on the face of the guy second from the left.

  • 1

    Gurukun

    It would be nice if we could see the damn robot pushing that white thing on the dolly.

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    Matthew Simon

    Why does it look like it was dragged behind a car for a few blocks?

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    JapanGal

    It is on a cart. That would not be a good robot for "Euro Trip"

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    gyouza

    Why does it look like it was dragged behind a car for a few blocks?

    Watch the film - it would make more sense! From the clips I've seen, it seems quite amusing, and am tempted to go and watch now as opposed to waiting for DVD.

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    davestrousers

    Wheel him down the road to Kabukicho.. he'll probably get approached by some Nigerian guy saying hey! robot, wanna come to my club, we've got some real classy fembots there..

  • 0

    Foxie

    All those nice things you can see in Tokyo. It seems that not only women fall in love with him.

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    anglootaku

    Me wants, programming him, would be a dream.

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    gaijinfo

    SerranoJAN. 17, 2012 - 02:34PM JST

    I like the expression on the face of the guy second from the left.

    He's thinking "that mofo is gonna take my job!"

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    smithinjapan

    Why not ROBO-Jiji?

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    Lunchbox

    Is he in Noda's new cabinet line-up?

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    zurcronium

    with an eyepatch he would look a lot like PM Noda.

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    lostrune2

    See, this is a future 2-birds-1-stone solution for Japan's aging population and declining birth rate - how oyaji can make nubile female students fall in love with them who like anything kawaii.

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    HonestDictator

    I guess household androids are still in the same group as the missing flying cars we were promised. Well at least it looks like scientists are working on it though. Once we get a truly functional household android my mom won't be calling me over to do measly chores and when you help your friends to move just send over your android and all is well!

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    cactusJack

    Don't show this to PM Noda, he might propose a robot tax.

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    TorafusuTorasan

    He's joining the protest over nuclear plant stress tests. "Making us droids work in a nuclear plant is cruelty to robots!"

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