Are Terminators Being Manufactured In Japan?

A long while ago, I made a short post about the Japanese company, Cyberdyne being located right here in Tsukuba, Japan. For those who aren’t up on your Schwarzenegger, in the Terminator films, Cyberdyne was the company responsible for creating the world’s most dangerous killing machines…Terminators!! These robots had the uncanny ability of blending into human society because of their human outer-appearance. Let’s say it again, shall we? “Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.” The two most notable models were the T101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the T1000 (the liquid metal one)*.

*Let’s be honest, Terminator 1 & 2 were the only two films that were truly worth their salt. It was all downhill for the franchise after that.*

During my morning commute, I always see the Cyberdyne building as I pass by Kekyu Gakuen station. That Terminator opening theme always plays in my head every time I ride by “DUN Dun dun dun dun!” “DUN Dun dun dun dun!” (it just played in your head, too, didn’t it? :) ).

There a Cyberdyne Studio at the IIAS shopping center in my town as well. It’s understandable, considering the headquarters is so close to the mall. I haven’t seen everything in the display, but it is cool to walk by a shop in the mall that’s purely devoted to robots:

There were cute robots, more cute robots, a replica of one of the EVAs from Evangelion, an Iron Man replica, and even a display of the HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb). I know I’ve mentioned the HAL in passing but it’s just such a cool piece of technology, so cool in fact that (from what I understand) the U.S. Army has become quite interested in the suit and it’s applications. I mean it’s suit that literally increases a person’s strength up to five times!

This is the future if I ever saw it! What’s even crazier is that the professor who created it (sorry it’s not Dr. Light, Megaman/Rockman fans), Yohiyuki Sankai, works at Tsukuba University. I can get to Tsukuba University in two to three minutes if I pedal fast.

Despite how cool the Cyberdyne mall display is at IIAS, it hurts my heart so much to know that my town is going to be responsible for Judgement Day, the chain of events that’s going to bring about the near extinction of the human race…sigh…the day when Terminators will overrun the Earth…double sigh. Oh…you don’t believe me?!? Of course I wouldn’t make this claim with no proof. I present the following for your inspection:




Still not convinced? Well if this doesn’t convince you, then I’m afraid nothing will.



I’ve decided to go underground to start preparing for the coming Man vs. Terminator War. Stock up on weapons, water, and food supplies…and most importantly….

Join the resistance!

Human Resistance Lieutenant
Donald Ash

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  • Nanami

    I’ll bring the cookies, waterballoons (cause that’ll make em short circuit), bentos, and other such foodstuffs. Cause I know I’m gonna hear “Red Warrior needs food badly” before long! Oh and the first aid kit.

    That’s pretty nifty! I’m impressed w/the HAL stuff. I’ve had an eye on it for a while now.

    When people at the college asked me why I was wanting to study Japanese undergrad courses when I was applying for grad school.. I told them 1) Cause I want to go to Japan to teach & 2) I figure I might as well learn the language our robot overlords are gonna speak.


    • Donald Ash

      Did you just say you’d use a water balloon on a terminator?! ROFLMAO!! That’s funny. I guess they never tried it in the movie. All that time they spent unloading every kind of bullet known to man, they could have just used a water balloon and their big bad killing machine problem would have been solved.

      Robot overlords? Oddly enough, that’s the same reason I’m studying Japanese :D

      • Nanami

        -cheeky grin- You bet I’d use one!

        Glad I amused ya! ;)

        The other reason is.. Japanese just has a really musical flow to my ears. I took like 5 years of French but I don’t really remember most of it; the Japanese that I do know really sticks with me though!

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