Samurai Star Wars is 12 parsecs worth of neat

Now that Disney bought Star Wars, I hope they get a little bit riskier and produce new stuff loosely based on the classic trilogy. A Japanese version would look amazing, as these cool action figures demonstrate. It's only a natural step—as George Lucas' original saga was directly influenced by Kurosawa's work. » 12/26/14 12:52pm 12/26/14 12:52pm

Samurai Sword Maker Holds The Key To Nuclear Reactors

In testament to old world craftsmanship, Japan Steel Works is both a samurai sword maker and the only company in the world that's good enough with steel to produce the central part of a nuclear reactor's containment vessel in one piece, an engineering necessity in order to reduce the risk of radioactive leaks. The… » 3/14/08 9:59am 3/14/08 9:59am

Samurai Stormtroopers Hunt Down and Exterminate Ninja Jedis

If Star Wars took place in Japan and Jedis were ninjas, this is what Stormtroopers would hunt them down in during the Great Jedi Purge. They're obviously smarter than the average clone, too, since they're too dumb and clumsy to wield katana. Created by artist Yoshi Isao and on display at Gift Show 2008 in Tokyo, Giz… » 2/08/08 6:30pm 2/08/08 6:30pm