tokyo's first robot restaurant hosts giant fembot fights tokyo's first robot restaurant hosts giant fembot fights
nov 07, 2012

tokyo's first robot restaurant hosts giant fembot fights

giant bikini-clad fembot image © designboom

on our recent trip to japan, we noticed a brightly colored hummer navigating the streets of tokyo with some very curious passengers aboard… a pair of giant bikini-clad female automatons hailed people on the street as they made their rounds on the vehicle, but why you ask? the answer is perhaps just as out-of-this world. they are advertising the robot restaurant, a new eatery and entertainment establishment which opened in july 2012 in the kabukicho red light district located in the city’s shinjuku area — fitted out at a cost of ¥10 billion (125.8 million USD).

with japan being home to more than 50% of the world’s robot production, the sight of these eponymous cyborgs is nothing typically out of the ordinary for locals, but these fembots aren’t exactly serving up food and drink items. in fact, this is far from their priority seeing as how the menu exists mostly of bottled tea, canned beer and local chuhai. you can also get a bento box, though we wouldn’t recommend it, because indistinguishable from cheap convenience store fodder.

instead, four of these technologically enhanced femme fatales are employed more as giant combat machines, operated by real bikini babes – who control their movements and facial features of these dolled-up androids – that battle one another each night in front of a paying audience. the four massive female robots also wink and wave to the beat of traditional japanese drums and a lady gaga dance tune. for the fee of ¥4,000 (51USD), customers get to experience the acid-tripping colors, video screens and mirrors which adorn the interior, while getting front row seats to the action.

 

each of the fembots are outfitted with a chair to accommodate the drivers which control their movements and facial expressions images © designboom

 

 

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a hummer has been prowling the streets of tokyo on november 3, with a curious cargo in tow: a pair of giant female automatons, raising their arms as if to say ‘irasshaimase‘. image © designboom

advertising truck for the robot restaurant image © designboom

 

 

the hummer is outfitted with four screens depicting animations of the fembots

 

 

the monochramatic coordination of the female robot’s outfit and hair

 

 

 

 

 

the interior of the restaurant is a bit of a trip covered in brightly colored and reflective surfaces

  • In the last picture, are those TWO asian chicks in bikinis sitting in the same chair beneath a pair of huge robot knockers? Operating joysticks?

    If it is, I’m gonna read designboom more often

    Matt says:
  • Japan, what are you doing

    Japan, STAHP!

    ó_õ says:
  • The comment above, the exact thing I was thinking throughout the article.

    Kat says:
  • misogny at it’s worst, these are awful! robo porn please no. D

    diane kaston says:
  • ^ Japan, what are you doing – Im pretty sure their having fun, imagine that, having fun, interesting concept.

    calen says:
  • japanimated-nano-fetish-gone wild.bladerunner,even today,is ahead of time

    snp5k says:

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