“All this has happened before. All this will happen again.”
The above quote from Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica recurred in my mind as I read Robot God Akamatsu — a graphic novel dealing with the impact of an ancient, giant robot on humanity. Created by writer James Biggie and illustrator Frankie B. Washington with dialogue from Josh Van Reyk, this love letter to Mecha fiction will leave you wondering how often history repeats itself.
Millennia ago, the city of Atlantis was protected by the giant Robot God Aka-Mat’Xu. As monstrous beasts called Kaiju wreaked havoc upon the city, Aka-Mat’Xu would normally save the day; however, Aka-Mat’Xu and his brother-god, Balan Uru had been at war with each other for quite some time. Their feud was unleashed on the people of Atlantis and ended with the city’s destruction and Aka-Mat’Xu’s robot form was lost in the depths of the sea.