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Star Driver, from Studio Bones, has everything required to be legendary. Giant robots? Check. Preposterous posturing? Check. Good animation and character designs? Check. A sense of humor about itself and a good feel for the ridiculous? Check and check.

Its main character calls himself the “Ginga Bishounen” (Galactic Prettyboy). How can this possibly go wrong?

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Robot beach episode yeeeeeah!

Robot + swimsuit episode = ???

Stan Lee’s Heroman continues to march on in anime form. While many of you probably dropped it after its plodding-but-necessary origin episodes, the official site now contains a trailer for the second half of the show that promises nonstop greatness in the near future.

The fusion of American comic and Japanese animation looks ready to kick itself into a higher gear, with an anti-hero standing in opposition of everything Heroman represents as well as a hero who now does a whole lot more than just shout and press a button to save the day.

If you’re not familiar with Heroman, I highly recommend watching it – but skipping to around episode 8. It has way more potential than its kiddie look and time slot would suggest, and once it gets rolling, it’s a huge blast to watch.

Boys love robots!

Crunchyroll has added in the latest announcement in the race to for online streaming rights, and it’s a pretty interesting one – the East-meets-West Heroman. The simulcast will be available every Thursday at 3 AM Pacific time, and while I’m not going to stay up for it, I’m definitely going to add it to my morning ritual. The collaboration of the legendary Stan Lee with Studio Bones has me fascinated, and I really want to see how it all plays out. Hit the jump for the list of countries covered by Crunchyroll, as well as their official synopsis of the show.

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This can only end well. Right?Square Enix’s anime page announced today that Heroman, the collaboration between Stan Lee (X-Men, Spider-Man) and Studio BONES (Eureka Seven, Darker than Black), is set to air in April. The legendary comic book creator’s story, which follows a boy named Joey Jones after he finds the controller to a super robot he dubs Heroman, is the latest addition to a strong-looking spring anime lineup, which already includes Arakawa Under the Bridge, Giant Killing, and Kaichou ha Maid-sama!

I’m getting more and more excited as I think about what’s coming up in April, and it’s getting harder to wait two months for the new spring season to start…