Thursday, December 16, 2010


Another Especially Creepy Japanese Robot

This one dances. Oh joy! Giant man hands and 'iron giant' legs--the first signs of trouble. I wish the Japanese would stick to anime. The images of anime are not so close to human as to creep us out. The closer you get to real, the worse it is. See The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol versus Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell (both of the latter are scheduled for live action treatment--a mistake, and I'm not talking about the casting of Keanu Reeves as Spike, either--although that's horrible to contemplate). They even have a term for this form of creepiness--The Uncanny Valley.


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