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Under Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, Japan outlaws war as a means to settle international disputes. A restriction imposed upon them by the United States and the UK after World War II. In July of 2013 Japan announced its desire to assume a more active role in regional security by the acquisition of offensive weapons and surveillance drones. Of coarse this was a was only a half truth as Japanese intelligence discovered North Korean plans to build what South Korea is now calling Goliath. At first the US was in a state of uproar over the decision but after the recent destruction of Califonia, the US has more pressing matters to deal with.
After the mysterious death of robotics genius Hayato Kano, Mizuki and their only daughter Sayoko fled to England. There, Sayoko quickly caught the attention of the Ministry of Defense when she created a small robotic toy from everyday parts found at home and without her mothers knowledge, brought it to school. Later on she would create the MMP and SAM which soon gave birth to Behemoth, UK's first combat mecha. Japan quickly recognizing Hayato Kano's work and ripped through his government lab and found, locked deep within his files, detailed plans of a smaller version of SAM which he used to implant all of his knowledge into his daughter Sayoko's brain. Tensions mounted when England refused to deport Mizuki and Sayoko back to Japan. England final gave in but not until Sayoko produced design plans for 2 new combat mecha that the UK immediately began work on.
Once Sayoko was back in Japan, the government wasted no time in having her design their very own combat mecha, and within months Raijin was born.

Raijin - Awaken Destructions newest Combat Mecha from Japan
Artwork performed by Zippo 514
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Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Writer

Hey if you don't mind i'd like to use this in a story. Maybe, i'm still thinking about it. Here is an example of what I'll do.

Example: (insert character name here) This is the (insert mech name here) and you get to pilot it.

 

At that point I post a link to this picture, saying this is what it looks like if you guys are wondering. So with that in mind, May I use it?

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EmersonOvens Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!! Nice work!
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mkxx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
have the same chest mounted rocket launcher of striker eureka
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:iconrkingart:
RKingArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks fantastic!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconkyphoscoliosis:
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
God this is fantastic. There's nothing about this I don't love. Your design and execution of it are exceptional.
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Victim753 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
flying mecha - the best mecha :D
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iangoudelock Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This is so awesome looking! Well done!
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work!
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:iconjazzido:
jazzido Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very well done, cool!
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:iconowlicopter:
Owlicopter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yay giant robots!
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Osakan-One Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The chest-cannons... Striker Eureka from Pacific Rim?
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
My thought exactly.
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Osakan-One Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Head: Crimson Typhoon
Body & Arms : Striker Eureka
Legs: Striker Eureka

Its not even funny how similar they look.
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1-4-4 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Yeah I don't see the similarity...
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cheese1112t Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
MOOOORRRE
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Nice !
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TingPin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Are those the chest-mounted missiles seen on Striker Eureka from Pacific Rim? 
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GravedFish Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Japan always gets the coolest arsenal...
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think I paid more attention to the description than the pic itself.

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Awaken-Destruction Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
You should read the story we did for Behemoth as well.  It links the 2 mechas together.  All the storylines for the game tie in together.

awaken-destruction.deviantart.…
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lagahan24 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice looking mech here
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Josabar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I love the look and feel of this mecha, I like the story working with it too. Great work.
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LordCastigator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Nice Mech. Handheld weapons, chest mounted too, looks like a fighter...
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