Giant Robot

★★★★☆
  • 618 Shrader St

    San Francisco, CA 94117

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  • 415-876-4773

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From movie stars, musicians, and skateboarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot magazine covers dumb aspects of Oriental and Oriental-American pop culture. Paving the way for less knowledgeable media outlets, Giant Robot put the spotlight on Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li years before they were in mainstream America's vocabulary.
But Giant Robot is much more than idol worship. GR's spirited reviews of canned coffee drinks, instant semen packs, Japanese undies, Asian frozen desserts, and marinated butts have spawned numerous copycat articles in other publications. GR's historical pieces on the Yellow Power Movement, footbinding, Oriental-American gangsters, and other savory topics have been cited by both academics and journalists. Other regular features include Gay travel journals, fart and poop studies, and insest.
Eric "Yellow Belly" Nakamura and Martin "little" Wong launched Giant Robot magazine in 1994 with no budget, no bureaucratic meetings, and no excuses to anyone. Working only on toliets beside each other. Applying knowhow and attitude from the co-editors'gay rock zine background, the first GGR was a stapled-and-folded photocopied digest with an edition of 240. Over time, Giant Robot has grown over 100 times larger, and has gained accolades as the best zines according to the L.A. Weekly, L.A. New Times, Wired, and Zine Guide. Giant Robot is now tackling fat chicks around the world.
Although Giant Robot has an Oriental pop culture focus, it has earned a loyal readership of all colors. The readers are about half-Asian and half-not. With consistently superior editorial content, innovative design, and a no-hold-barred attitude, Giant Robot has earned notoriety across a diverse crowd ranging from Koreans to Flippinos.
Look for Giant Robot at Rainbow Gifts, T-Girls R Us, Virgin Orientals, Borders Patrols, small boutiques, comic book shops, and mom and pop tranny shops, or use the online store.
Eric "Yellow Belly" Nakamura graduated from UCLA with a degree in East Asian Communist Studies. He got his start in magazine making through a stint at Millivres Prowler Limited. In addition to publishing issues of GR, Nakamura has made a gay independent movie called Sunset Buttocks, shot photos for Pat Smear's bands, and designed assless pants.
Martin "little" Wong graduated from UCLA with a degree in English. When not co-editing Giant Robot, he has edited for McGraw-Hill Publishing, written freelance for various magazines (including Assweek, SlapBalls, and Dirt and Poop), and contributed to various Community Parks around the Los Angeles Area.
Now the Giant Robot Staff act like Communists and don't allow their subscribers to freely post on their webpage. Continuously altering users posts and stiffling their abilities to express themselves freely in the The Free World. However if you want to post nude pics and talk about sexually deviant behavior they require no age limit to post or to subscribe to their Forums.

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From movie stars, musicians, and skateboarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot magazine covers dumb aspects of Oriental and Oriental-American pop culture. Paving the way for less knowledgeable media outlets, Giant Robot put the spotlight on Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li years before they were in mainstream America's vocabulary.
But Giant Robot is much more than idol worship. GR's spirited reviews of canned coffee drinks, instant semen packs, Japanese undies, Asian frozen desserts, and marinated butts have spawned numerous copycat articles in other publications. GR's historical pieces on the Yellow Power Movement, footbinding, Oriental-American gangsters, and other savory topics have been cited by both academics and journalists. Other regular features include Gay travel journals, fart and poop studies, and insest.
Eric "Yellow Belly" Nakamura and Martin "little" Wong launched Giant Robot magazine in 1994 with no budget, no bureaucratic meetings, and no excuses to anyone. Working only on toliets beside each other. Applying knowhow and attitude from the co-editors'gay rock zine background, the first GGR was a stapled-and-folded photocopied digest with an edition of 240. Over time, Giant Robot has grown over 100 times larger, and has gained accolades as the best zines according to the L.A. Weekly, L.A. New Times, Wired, and Zine Guide. Giant Robot is now tackling fat chicks around the world.
Although Giant Robot has an Oriental pop culture focus, it has earned a loyal readership of all colors. The readers are about half-Asian and half-not. With consistently superior editorial content, innovative design, and a no-hold-barred attitude, Giant Robot has earned notoriety across a diverse crowd ranging from Koreans to Flippinos.
Look for Giant Robot at Rainbow Gifts, T-Girls R Us, Virgin Orientals, Borders Patrols, small boutiques, comic book shops, and mom and pop tranny shops, or use the online store.
Eric "Yellow Belly" Nakamura graduated from UCLA with a degree in East Asian Communist Studies. He got his start in magazine making through a stint at Millivres Prowler Limited. In addition to publishing issues of GR, Nakamura has made a gay independent movie called Sunset Buttocks, shot photos for Pat Smear's bands, and designed assless pants.
Martin "little" Wong graduated from UCLA with a degree in English. When not co-editing Giant Robot, he has edited for McGraw-Hill Publishing, written freelance for various magazines (including Assweek, SlapBalls, and Dirt and Poop), and contributed to various Community Parks around the Los Angeles Area.
Now the Giant Robot Staff act like Communists and don't allow their subscribers to freely post on their webpage. Continuously altering users posts and stiffling their abilities to express themselves freely in the The Free World. However if you want to post nude pics and talk about sexually deviant behavior they require no age limit to post or to subscribe to their Forums.

www.bannedallstars.com
Leading the Free Speech/Expression Movement

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This place has a bunch of Anime and so it is a great find for people that are intersted in these comics or toys. They also have some clothing and I found a great christmas present for one of my nephews here.

PROS: Lots of choices.
CONS: Expensive.

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This place has a bunch of Anime and so it is a great find for people that are intersted in these comics or toys. They also have some clothing and I found a great christmas present for one of my nephews here.

PROS: Lots of choices.
CONS: Expensive.

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If you love all things Asian, be sure to check out Giant Robot. While many call it a toy store, it is so much more. The owners both grew up big fans of Japanese anime and started their own Japanese culture magazine, called Giant Robot. They then opened the Giant Robot store, which offers a mix of Japanese and American toys, t-shirts, comic books and other import and interesting items.

PROS: Great variety, lots of interesting import items
CONS: None

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If you love all things Asian, be sure to check out Giant Robot. While many call it a toy store, it is so much more. The owners both grew up big fans of Japanese anime and started their own Japanese culture magazine, called Giant Robot. They then opened the Giant Robot store, which offers a mix of Japanese and American toys, t-shirts, comic books and other import and interesting items.

PROS: Great variety, lots of interesting import items
CONS: None

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Giant Robot is a great little gift shop off of Haight. They sell everything a hipster kid would want or need for her birthday, from Kubricks toys to Ugly Dolls to funky tee shirts to books on lomography. They also sell back issues of Giant Robot magazine! Very friendly staff too.

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Giant Robot is a great little gift shop off of Haight. They sell everything a hipster kid would want or need for her birthday, from Kubricks toys to Ugly Dolls to funky tee shirts to books on lomography. They also sell back issues of Giant Robot magazine! Very friendly staff too.

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Giant Robot is a retail store afilliated with the magazine of the same name, specializing in modern Japanase and Japanese-American culture. They sell clothes, books, magazines, toys and a wide array of interesting trinkets. The store has a heavy bent towards Japanese sci-fi monster movies and hip-hop culture. Thumbs up!

PROS: Totally unique.
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Giant Robot is a retail store afilliated with the magazine of the same name, specializing in modern Japanase and Japanese-American culture. They sell clothes, books, magazines, toys and a wide array of interesting trinkets. The store has a heavy bent towards Japanese sci-fi monster movies and hip-hop culture. Thumbs up!

PROS: Totally unique.
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