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Because Robots

This entire post is dedicated to the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, because the two hours of my life that I spent there today more than deserve their own blog entry.

First, let me say that if you’re in Tokyo and on the fence about whether to spend the money on the a Robot Restaurant, you should definitely do it.  Don’t pay full price on their web site, though.  We got a good discount through Veltra, and when we got to the ticket office, we found they were offering even better discounts at the door.  Of course we were going to the 4pm show during the off season, so I can’t guarantee it’ll always be that way.

Speaking of the ticket office, this is what you see when you arrive…

The sign out front…

Big, scantily clad robots that you can sit on and move their arms…

A cute (scary?) little robot perfect for a picture…

And the brightest entrance hall ever.
By the time we got to the elevator, we were already so excited, we could hardly stand it.  Then we saw the waiting lounge.  Hello, Vegas!

Yes, that’s a robot playing 80’s hits…

This little show about Sake completely scared the kids…

And I just couldn’t resist getting this picture of the entrance to the bathroom.  Apparently, the men’s room has a gold urinal!
After the waiting lounge (where you get a free drink – woo hoo!), you head down to the basement theatre, where your mind will be blown…

And go into action, he did…

You could feel the drumming through your legs…

Rockin’ out with a fish, as you do…

End of act one.

I’m sure there was a point to this brief interlude, but I missed it…

When evil robot aliens attack, who you gonna call?  Kung Fu Panda!

And when he fails the first time, of course he returns on a large cow…

Time for the heavy artillery…

Oh, look!  There’s one of the baddies!

Who’s about to get his butt kicked by a mermaid on a shark!

Indiana Jones could never watch this show…although he would probably end up wooing the baddie dominatrix with the machine gun.

Michael Jackson songs are even better with neon dancers.

There was no story line to the 3rd act, but who needs a story when you have a horse riding a horse?

So many sequins…

And another creepy picture, in case the header picture wasn’t enough to give you bad dreams…

But we’ll end with a happy picture because, really, the Robot Restaurant is all about good, wholesome, robot fun.

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