I came across this t-shirt at Local Celebrity the other day. It is a Voltron Defender of the Universe t-shirt. Never heard of Voltron? Me neither but apparently it is an old anime that was even dubbed into English at one point. According to Wikipedia it wasn’t a straight dub as they removed many violent scenes to make it more palatable for the American audience. Seeing as I live in Japan one might expect that I might know quite a bit about manga and anime but I admit that I have little interest in that area. On the other hand I do read a bit of Japanese and that is why I am making this post. No, not to brag about my Japanese ability, it is not that good, but rather to tell you that Local Celebrity are misinforming you about what is written on this t-shirt.
Local Celebrity perhaps made a guess as to what was written on the tee but they were way off. Of course “Defender of the Universe” is much cooler than “Giant Robot” which is what it actually says but I think they should shoot for accuracy.
Apart from that mistake though it is a pretty sweet retro t-shirt and if you join the Local Celebrity A-List, which is free, you can get your hands on it for just $24.