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A new battle between the U.S. and Japan is brewing, and it has absolutely nothing to do with women’s soccer.

It’s robots. And not just any robots — the giant, paintball-shooting, two-person piloted robot on the American side against the shiny silver machine of highly technical destruction from the Japanese.

Maker of giant fighting robots MegaBots, Inc., challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industries to the duel last week via this YouTube video: “Prepare yourselves, and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight.”

And Suidobashi promptly responded. “MegaBots, thank you for issuing the video. On behalf of Japan, we accept your challenge.”

The videos really tap into Japanese vs. American fighting styles. While MegaBots strapped on American flags and strutted around with sunglasses touting their robot’s appetite for destruction, Suidobashi’s founder and CEO Kogoro Kurata said he found the challenge “interesting.”

“Just building something huge and sticking guns on it… it’s Super American,” he said, adding that building robots is Japan’s thing and there’s no way that they can lose.

This is one match-up we can’t wait to see.

Watch Suidobashi’s response below:


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