Sit back and enjoy this massive list of giant robots!
|Hello and welcome to my top ten mecha nominations for the epic Sai Mecha league! If you are scratching your head, wondering what the hell this thing is all about. Well, let me tell you. I’m sure at least some of you have heard of the Sai Moe league where you vote for the cute girls over the years of anime. There is one for the dudes of anime as well. With all these bishies and cute girls polls out there, where do us hardcore Mecha fans go? Well, we go to the Sai Mecha of course. Basically every giant robot fan out there on the internet submits a list of ten machines to ExecutiveOtaku (some of you might recognize him from THAT Anime blog). Anyway do visit the blog and see all the random drama as we fight and cheer for our favorite Mechs.
I tried to keep the spoilers low but still SPOILER WARNING! You have been warned…
10 – Gurren MK II
Yes the inner Code Geass fan was screaming at me for knocking this machine to number ten; however, I just could not bring myself to forget this super cool red Mech. What is not to love here? First off the bright red grabs my attention instantly and you know what red means right? It has to be seriously fast, right? And sure I know I have a hardcore weakness for redheaded anime chicks so Kallen gets points from me, but if you have ever seen this mech in action, you can see why I just had to list this machine.
9 – God Gundam
Any fan of the G gundam series knows all about this super Mecha thanks to some random English dub quotes from the main pilot Domon Kasshu. On the design side of things, the God Gundam fits the classic Gundam color scheme complete with white, red, blue and of course yellow. The best thing about G Gundam for me was watching how each pilot controlled their machines and how they threw in martial arts for the combat side of things. So, please enjoy the ERUPTING BURNING FINGER! Damn that really make me go back in time.
8 – Gurren Lagann
And you thought this was going to be a gundam list?! Just kidding! Most mecha fans out there have a hardcore love for Gurren Lagann, maybe you love all the oddball characters or the story? Or maybe you are like me and just love to see giant robots pound the crap out of each other! Whenever you get Team Dai-Gurren fired up you can always find the Gurren Lagann kicking ass and combining with every damn thing it touches. I mean seriously it combines with a battleship, the damn moon and it even battles a whole freaking universe! How can you top that?
7 – THE END type Zero
Every great hero needs an evil rival, right? Even though I know Anemone isn’t really evil, but you might as well call her a rival to Eureka. Every time this jet black machine challenged the team of Renton and Eureka, I always found myself cheering for the good guys, but the other half was spent rooting for Anemone to kick some ass! However, near THE END, yes pun intended, you start to have different views on his mecha and for that I just had to toss this machine onto my list.
6 – The Delphine
If you have ever seen any of the Break Blade movies you probably either love or hate the mechanical designs for the various mechs, but I haven’t found too many people that generally hate them. So, the Delphine looks just like the other machines in the movie series; however, it isn’t powered by quartz at all. Instead it acts more like a gundam using various types of tech inside…not to mention the speed and random ninja like weapons. Have you ever seen a giant robot throw a giant ass throwing star tied to a massive rubber band?! Yes, you haven’t seen anything until you watch the final battle of the last movie.
5 – Vox Aura aka Midori
MARU! Yes the Vox Aura or Midori has a special place on this list of crazy machines. Rinne no Lagrange was a huge hit for me, thanks to several lead characters like Madoka, Lan and Muginami. Now for the actual mech part, everyone remembers Madoka’s unique piloting skills were nothing fantastic or amazing; however, they were very comical for the first part and always left a fun impression on me. Design wise, Midori has a combination of white and neon green for the color scheme and yes I know the cockpit portion was of course purposely designed to show off “dat ass” from the pilots but I still thought to be an interesting design overall.
4 – Tauburn
KIRABOSHI BITCHES! Star Driver was either a hit or miss with most people, but I found it to be so damn entertaining! The series was filled with some of the most “unique” mechanical designs out there for a giant robot series. I mean you have a motocyle, a bull, a lion and so on; and then you have Takuto’s machine the Tauburn. I will admit after I saw the first reveal of that machine, I wasn’t too thrilled about the look, but I was sold after the first half with every damn battle because Takuto suddenly gained a new weapon or learned a new technique after winning the fight… So, if you can look past the oddball designs you might enjoy seeing this Mecha kicking ass!
3 – Nono
What, a human looking character?! Well, I would classify Nono as being something special from Gunbuster 2. While this character looks like your typical moe girl from any anime, I would say that Nono has a similar personality like Madoka from Rinne no lagrange and the looks of Lala from To-love-ru complete with bright pink hair of course. But Nono is a lot of fun to watch in the series. So, just what in the world is she anyway? I would call her an android themed character, only she never really figures that fact out until the end of the short six episode series after she transforms into a mech. Yes, Nono literaly becomes a giant robot complete with missiles and she can fire massive laser beams too! Always a plus point.
2 – Nirvosh type zero
Just in case you haven’t realized this by now, you can probably tell I really love Eureka Seven a lot! And one of many reasons for falling in love with this series will always be the idea of mechs on flying surfboards just like the Nirvosh. Halfway through the series the Nirvosh undergoes a transformation where it gains a slick new look and crazy speed! Yeah once you see it zipping around in the sky, you can see why I really love this machine.
1 – Aquarion EVOL
Ohhh Aquarion EVOL, why are you so damn crazy!? Most anime fans either love this series or hate it, but for myself I am so addicted! Now the EVOL requires the pilots to combine their machines into one giant super robot, but what happens is a hilarious scene where the characters moan and gasp as they combine their “bodies” into “one”… Yes, I know sounds so perverted! It can be but this is more of a hilarious type of perverted fun…and this series is filled with some of the best cheesy lines of all time! Like bros before holes and countless others…so I will say this now GO AQUARION EVOL for the winner of the Sai Mecha! Are you with me?!
Anyways, thanks for reading my top ten mecha list! Good luck to the other super robots and stay tuned for the actual Sai Mecha tournament to start! GO AQUARION!!!!