Top 50 Best Mecha Anime Of All Time

top 50 best mecha anime of all time


When Anime has every genre that people would love, then why not mechas? Haven’t heard of the name already?


Here’s a small introduction to mechas and their history: Mecha is one other genre in Japanese comics or manga.


It involves everything mechanical. Do the stories revolve around robots, androids, and whatnot? These anime can go to the extent where they turn living beings into mechas.


But still, the main focus is limited to bots. Just after the second world war, when Japan hit massive technological growth, this was the time when the anime world also started to grow a passion for this genre.


When people saw humans doing great things with their superpowers, this was new to the audience.


Slowly, this anime was being liked by people. It started to interest them with the scientific and factual content it contains.


The first-ever mecha was telecasted in the year 1966. Later, several mecha anime started to air, and below given is the current list of mecha anime that are liked and watched frequently by the audience:




1. Ghost in the Shell (1995)


ghost in the shell (1995)


Entity Detail
Title Koukaku Kidoutai
Type Movie
Studios Production I.G
Aired 1995-11-18 00:00:00
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.291
Duration 1 hr. 22 min.


Ghost in the Shell was one of the fascinating series. Happening in the year 2029, humans look upon tremendous growth in technology and cyborgs become one among humans.


While they are co-living, section 9, a secretive section in the police department, comes across unimaginable crimes.


At the age where the human brain has the capability of being directly connected to the internet, technological crimes are never going to be less than expected.


Major Motoko, from section 9, comes to know about the weird Puppet Master and tries to keep track of him and bring him to light for he is responsible for the unimaginable crimes that are related to the cyber cell.


Ghost in the Shell sometimes has perfect answers to insane human questions. This series is timeless and is loved by people from any decade and that is the reason why it stands first on the list among hundreds of mecha anime.


If you are planning to watch something with the other members of your family, then don’t think twice, this short and sweet movie is the right choice.




2. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet


Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet


Entity Detail
Title Suisei no Gargantia
Type TV
Studios Production I.G
Aired Apr 7, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Source Original
MAL Score 7.481
Duration 23 min. per ep.


The planet mentioned in the title happens to be a Blue Planet where there is fresh and natural air available.


This is what the mecha pilot, Ledo, who accidentally lands on some planet and does not recognize the time zone he is in thinks about the planet.


The planet is named Gargantia. He is surprised by human existence, the technologies, and the natural resources available.


While Ledo has no reach to the people he knows, losing all communication with them, he starts adapting himself to the lifestyle of this new place.


The story takes new turns and twists, and the peaceful life of Ledo is becoming unstable day by day.


The series halts with how Ledo tackles, struggles, and comes back to a normal state.


This show has a lot to promise. It keeps you entertained and engaged. It has bagged many awards and is on the list of popular anime with tough competition.


It is a perfect watch and a promise that it would not fail your expectations.




3. Evangelion




This took place in the year 2015. The existence of humans becomes a question and they are completely dependent on the giant machines that are built by the NERVs.


There have been demons, machines, and even aliens attacking the earth. But here, the humans are attacked by the angels.


This attack becomes heavy and tough to be fought back. That is when the giant machines come to the rescue.


They are called majestically, the Evangelions. These Evangelions are more powerful when operated by young fourteen-year-old boys.


One of them is our hero, Shinji Ikari. In a blink of an eye, Shinji Ikari is assigned to pilot the giant Evangelion, Unit 01.


He is put in a place where he has to act responsibly and help in saving people from the attack.


This series is so fast-moving and addictive. No anime could compete with Evangelion when it was telecasted.


It was said that even people who are not interested in anime will fall in love with this series.


Also, it is a high recco for the illustrators for observations, analysis, inspiration, and practice.




4. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


tengen toppa gurren lagann


“Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” is an epic mecha anime that follows Simon, a timid young man living in a subterranean village, and Kamina, a brash and boisterous individual who dreams of reaching the surface world.


They unearth an ancient robot, Gurren Lagann, and combine it with their willpower to pierce through the ceiling of their world, escaping into a vast wasteland ruled by the Spiral King.


Joined by Yoko, a skilled fighter, and a growing team, Simon and Kamina embark on a daring journey to liberate humanity from the Spiral King’s tyranny.


The series is known for its over-the-top action sequences, its inspiring themes of perseverance and self-belief, and its unique blend of humour and heart.


Despite its unconventional art style, “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” gained a devoted following for its exhilarating story, memorable characters, and its celebration of fighting for what you believe in.



5. Code Geass


Code Geass


Code Geass is an accidental story of the superhero. The hero of our story is a common man until the day when that incident happens.


There are already battles going on in Japan, now called Area 11 and Britannia. While Japan is being the weaker participant, Britannia keeps gaining power.


One day, in a battle, a Britannian student, Lelouch Lamperouch, who studies in Japan is accidentally caught in battle.


Thankfully he is in a place where he could escape and he escapes. The unknown girl, C. C becomes the sole reason why Lelouch discovers his super abilities.


He is excited and is ready for the battle when he comes to know that he can save Japan and stand up for the good and truth.


If you have already decided to watch this series, get ready for the elements of twists, turns, surprises, and more action because the superhero is coming, to save the world.



6. Astro Boy


Astro Boy


Entity Detail
Title Tetsuwan Atom (1980)
Type TV
Studios Tezuka Productions
Aired Oct 1, 1980 to Dec 23, 1981
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.131
Duration 24 min. per ep.


Astro Boy is a replacement for a dead boy. He is created by Dr. Tenma to bring himself out from the death of his son Tovio.


Astro Boy is a robotic human. After some days of creation, he is deactivated and set aside.


But, he is recreated and given great powers with the appearance of a small boy, by the Head of the Ministry of Sciences.


Dr. O’Shay feels that Astro Boy will be a great help in surveilling the other machines and bots.


This is for safety purposes, they said. But in Astro’s life, he is discriminated against and he faces a lot of racism for he is a robot among the humans.


The rest of the story is the journey of Astro Boy to find his purpose and identity.


This series was loved by kids and was telecasted on the cartoon network channel. It is super welcomed as it preaches acts of kindness.



7. Robotics; Notes




It has always been a dream of the robotics club of the high school, the Central Tanegashima High School Robotics Research Club, to finish the construction of the giant mecha, GunPro 1.


Now it is her turn to contribute. Showing full interest in completing the construction, Akiho Senomiya dreams of it every minute of her life.


While she is this much excitement, the dream takes reverse gear as the funds are less to complete the construction.


Also, she has a club partner who has the least interest in this whole process.


His name is Kaito Yahisho. Kaito, just like Akiho, is passionate about something else. He keeps playing his video game that fights the mechas called the PokeCom.


While PokeCom is considered to be useless, it plays a major role in taking this story to another level.


The unexpected twists and turns happen and the series starts moving as fast as a roller coaster.


Even though the series claims to be a bit less than the actual novel, the series will not fail to keep you occupied.


If fun and craziness are all that you need, then do check out this series.



8. Gundam 00


Gundam 00


Running out of energy resources, people on earth start looking for alternatives from every natural thing possible, be it the sun, moon, or even the soil.


While this new power, which is solar power, is enjoyed immeasurably by the three major powers, there is hunger, poverty, and other crises in the same world.


The countries that ate by selling the old, extinct resources now have no means of income thus they suffer from poverty and hunger.


This situation ends in wars, fights, and disputes among powerful and weak nations.


Finally, light falls on the truth, and justice is provided by a mysterious parliamentary group.


They come to earth and solve all the problems that are existing. This nerve-cracking series involves a bit of politics that is well-written and properly directed.


This series is a must-watch if you love anime.



9. Knights of Sidonia


Knights of Sidonia


Entity Detail
Title Sidonia no Kishi
Type TV
Studios Polygon Pictures
Aired Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.671
Duration 24 min. per ep.


Humans predicted that there could be destructive attacks on earth. They built spaceships and sent humans in search of other planets where there can be life and people can live permanently.


Before hearing from the spaceships, the galaxy is being destroyed by the alien group called the Gaunas.


They take over the earth and believe that the human race has completely crashed. They continue to build their kingdom and grow more with technology.


They never knew about the spaceships and the spaceships survived. One among those spaceships is Sidonia.


Sidonia is controlled by the team of Nagate Tanikaze. The story moves around Tanikaze trying to save the leftover humans from the alien forces that attack the spaceship after knowing its existence.


When the bombing and attacks happen, Tanikaze comes to know his capacity and his worth.


He is revealed, what he could do to mankind and save it. This anime has an amazing vibe that brings in a kind of motivation while watching it.


It is an awesome experience to watch this anime series.



10. Aldnoah.Zero




Entity Detail
Title Aldnoah.Zero
Type TV
Studios A-1 Pictures, TROYCA
Aired Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Source Original
MAL Score 7.421
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Humans find a way to reach Mars through the moon. This secret way is known as the Hypergate.


Hypergate is more like a bridge that helps humans to travel and build a space for living on the planet Mars.


People build a Kingdom around themselves and call it the Vers Empire. The Vers Empire takes over Mars and owns it.


Soon, they claim themselves to be different from humans and declare a war on the earth.


They decide to fight on the surface of the moon. As the war takes place, something that should have not happened happens.


The only way to communicate physically, Hypergate is destroyed. The aftermath of this war results in the beings from Mars getting stuck outside their home planet.


They discover new technologies and try to reach Mars and do what they can do.


Fifteen years after this happens, there is another attack on the earth. Aldnoah. Zero is a great anime that has equal shares for the mechas, actions, and feel-goods.



11. Akira




Entity Detail
Title Akira
Type Movie
Studios Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Aired 1988-07-16 00:00:00
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.161
Duration 2 hr. 4 min.


Among the best on the mecha anime list, Akira holds an important place. This mecha has a different storyline and a great psychological aspect.


Akira is one among the students who are recruited by the government and involved in the critical study of parapsychology.


This government project that tries to discover the paranormal claims in humans results in the development of psychic abilities in Akira.


By mistake, Akira tends to destroy the whole of Tokyo through an explosion. The government identifies the cause and puts Akira into safe isolation for years.


The powers could not be kept a secret forever, the selfish authorities find out about these super abilities and try to exploit them.


How Neo – Tokyo is saved and what happens to the powers and how they can be used are clearly explained in the rest of the plot.


Other main characters are neatly portrayed throughout the story. The story might seem to confuse the audience but in the end, everything seems to be clear and perfectly logical.


If you are someone who loves biology, then this movie is a treat and food for your knowledge.



12. Heavy Object


Heavy Object


Entity Detail
Title Heavy Object
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff, SANZIGEN
Aired Oct 3, 2015 to Mar 26, 2016
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.271
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Causing less destruction to the human race, wars are fought and executed by machines called Objects.


Objects are being run and controlled by the females called the elites. These are most useful when there are petty border disputes and local wars between the four coalitions.


There is always a fight for peace, sovereignty, and land. Going back to the main story which involves Qwenthur Barbotage and Havia Winchell.


They tackle the mistakes made by them during the war and solve every problem caused.


This is the major story outline. The series has a good art exhibit. It has nail-biting moments and fancy scenes.


This series is a must-watch if you love action and mecha with a good sense of humor.


Does it match your taste? Then why wait? Add it to your list.



13. Appleseed




Entity Detail
Title Appleseed
Type OVA
Studios Gainax
Aired 1988-04-21 00:00:00
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.591
Duration 1 hr. 6 min.


Appleseed is a story of happenings in the future. World war three has come to an end when Appleseed takes place.


Olympus, a country used by everyone, was created as a result of the world war.


This utopian country is a jail where people cannot escape. The technologies, cyborgs, genetically tuned humans and more are the best descriptions of this place.


Humans are selected and modified in such a way that they become physically strong and emotionally weak.


The extreme hits after the suicide of the wife of a Police in the city called Calon.


Calon is now against the powers and is very much angry as he does not get any justice for his wife’s suicide.


The series takes off and how Calon with good and helpful people around rescues the city and brings it to a normal state is the rest of the story.


This series is a completely new approach to captivation, jailing, and more. If you love to watch heroes change the world then I am sure that you will love this series.



14. FLCL




FLCL, also known as Fooly Cooly, is a mind-bending anime experience that follows Naota, a confused 12-year-old navigating adolescence.


His world gets turned upside down when Haruko, a Vespa-riding alien wielding a giant bass guitar, slams into him and declares him her “Pops.”


Haruko claims to be working for a company called Medical Mechanica, tasked with extracting Naota’s “N.O.” (presumably “Nao-tacticals”) – glowing forehead bumps representing his hidden potential.


Through eccentric battles, absurd humour, and surreal imagery, FLCL explores themes of self-discovery, rebellion against conformity, and the challenges of growing up.


The series is known for its fast-paced action, unique animation style, and iconic soundtrack by The Pillows. Although unconventional and sometimes confusing,


FLCL has become a cult classic for its blend of humour, heart, and a vibrant coming-of-age story.



15. Cowboy Bebop


Cowboy Bebop


Entity Detail
Title Cowboy Bebop
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Aired Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999
Source Original
MAL Score 8.771
Duration 24 min. per ep.


Spike Spiegel is the main character and the cute hero of this story. He is friendly, kind, and helpful to people.


He has an ever-smiling face and never fails to impress everybody around him. He is good and skillful in martial arts and has great talent.


The outline of the series is that Spike along with his friends travels a lot to find a good living for themselves.


They get down in search of fugitives that are costly. With enough fights, actions, and dramas, this series is fast-moving and a perfect watch.


It is one of those kinds that people say, “One more episode please” at the end of every episode.



16. 86 




The Republic of San Magnolia presents a distorted image of their war against the Giadian Empire, claiming zero casualties.


However, concealed behind the walls, a hidden truth exists.


The Eighty-Six, individuals who differ in appearance, are confined in secrecy and forced to confront the Empire’s self-governing Legion.


These oppressed souls are commanded by Handlers, including Vladilena Milizé, who replaces a former Handler for the Spearhead squadron.


Enduring isolation from her peers who condone the mistreatment of the Eighty-Six, Vladilena fights against their dehumanizing discrimination.


Leading the squadron is Shinei Nouzen, the lone survivor of previous units, who carries the burdens of his fallen comrades.


As the paths of these individuals intertwine, their encounter could either kindle a glimmer of salvation or consume them in the depths of despair.



17. Godannar




Goh Saruwatari is busy celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife Anna Aoi.


Goh and Anna remember their first meeting five years ago during the worst battle they have ever seen.


They feel bad for the loss but are thankful that they got each other. Goh was the pilot of the mecha called Dannar.


Things are never as peaceful as always. While their wedding treat is on, they are back, the Mimesis.


Mimesis are the ones against whom Goh and Anna battled five years ago. Now, they are ready for a new turn and new adventure when the Mimesis attacks the earth.


In the mission, Anna hits a new mecha that could save this world. And it is called Neo-Okusaer.


What Dannar and Neo do together to the Mimesis is the most interesting and welcomed part of the whole series.



18. Bubblegum Crisis


Bubblegum Crisis


Entity Detail
Title Bubblegum Crisis
Type OVA
Studios AIC, Artmic, Darts
Aired Feb 25, 1987 to Jan 30, 1991
Source Original
MAL Score 7.281
Duration 41 min. per ep.


The Bubblegum Crisis is one of the best-known and most famous series in Japan. Now, it is 2032 and Tokyo has risen back from the unexpected monstrous calamity that it faced years ago.


Tokyo is named Mega Tokyo now after the destruction. There are technological developments, and machines called “Boomers” are created to be a help to mankind.


But, like everybody else on earth, boomers are also exploited. They are built with powers that can blast the earth and extinct the human race.


These bad forces are stopped by the superpowers. The Knight Sabers, a team of four girls with heroic powers are the only hope that could save people, the city, and the earth.


These girls take responsibility and come to the frontline to make changes and modifications that are good for people.


If you love hero-villain war-type movies or series, then this series is a great pick for you.


It is also a must-watch if you want to see some girls in action.



19. Yamato 2199


Yamato 2199


Entity Detail
Title Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
Type OVA
Studios Xebec, AIC
Aired May 25, 2012 to Oct 25, 2013
Source Original
MAL Score 8.361
Duration 25 min. per ep.


While earth is seeing good technological growth, there is an unexpected bombing by alien groups.


Earth tries everything possible to get back on track and change gears but every time it’s a failure.


While all these are happening, there is great news, news that the earth can be saved and there is help being sent.


This news excites people. But for this to happen, the people on earth have to take up a long trek and reach a destination that is more than 150,000 light-years away.


Will this trek be a success? Will the aid reach our hands? And will the earth be saved?


This story has a good amount of action throughout the series. If you are a sport or an adventure lover, then I’m sure that this series will keep you absorbed.



20. Trigun




Entity Detail
Title Trigun
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Aired Apr 1, 1998 to Sep 30, 1998
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.231
Duration 24 min. per ep.


According to rumors, Vash is said to be a brutal villain. He is said to kill people for fun and take over cities so that he could be the most powerful.


He is fed with death and leaves trails of blood all the way. This is what people know and have been hearing about him.


In reality, Vash is a very sweet and soft character. He has never killed people or tortured them.


His attitude is so much Clowney and he has an obsession with Donuts. But he is traumatized by what people know about him and talk about him.


Soon, the truth is revealed and the adventures take place. This series makes you fall in love with Vash as the anime world has not seen one such character.


Also, it is a must-watch if you love mecha anime.



21. Eureka 7


Eureka 7


Entity Detail
Title Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven
Type TV
Studios Bones
Aired Apr 17, 2005 to Apr 2, 2006
Source Original
MAL Score 8.081
Duration 24 min. per ep.


This story lives around Renton Thurston. Renton is just fourteen years old and he lives with his grandfather.


His grandfather’s full-time work is to take care of Renton but actually, he is a mechanic.


Right from the day Renton has known about the Gekkostate, he has been dreaming and desiring to be a part of it.


He always thinks of riding the mecha and working closely with legends while his grandfather puts a barricade on it.


He is concerned about the boy’s safety. One fine day, Renton accidentally runs into a girl pilot named Eureka.


Things take great turns and halts. Finally, after all the confusion, Renton gets a chance to be a pilot of Gekkostate.


This becomes a great experience for him as he gets to know the back story and outline of the current scenarios and happenings.


Eureka 7 is a perfect entertainer which is spiced up now and then to have surprise elements for the audience.



22. Broken Blade


Broken Blade


Entity Detail
Title Break Blade 1: Kakusei no Toki
Type Movie
Studios Production I.G, Xebec
Aired 2010-05-29 00:00:00
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.661
Duration 51 min.


In the land of Cruzon, people fulfill their desires by using the “Quartz”.Quartz kind of gives access to the magic and that helps people fulfill whatever they want to.


But there is one person and the hero of our story who is not able to use the quartz.


He is Rygart Arrow and the story revolves around him. People say one leads to another, likewise, the inability to use quartz makes Arrow drive an ancient mecha called the Golem.


What comes next is nothing but wonders. This series is an adaptation of the manga, but there are a lot of details that the manga doesn’t have.


If you are just starting to explore mecha anime, this series is a good recommendation for you to start with.



23. Magic Knight Rayearth


Magic Knight Rayearth


Entity Detail
Title Magic Knight Rayearth
Type TV
Studios Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Aired Oct 17, 1994 to Mar 13, 1995
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.461
Duration 24 min. per ep.


The season begins with a priest kidnapping the princess. She is not just another princess, she is Princess Emeraude from Cephiro.


Her fate brings the three high school girls, Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji to work closely.


Initially, they have no idea about what was going on until a man called Clef, also known as Master Mage Clef tells them why they are involved in this.


The place that has been a peaceful park has now been destroyed by some negative vibrations and forces.


They take this chance, stand together, and decide to save Cephiro from the renegade priest.


They are given the name, Magic Knights. Magic Knights take up the advice of Clef and help in the process.


There are a lot of surprises and fruitful elements present in this series. If you have not included this anime in your list, please do.


Because it is one of those anime that are not missed to be watched.



24. Patlabor




The world in the future turns out to be so dependent on technology that electronics are found to be everywhere.


While they are properly used, criminals on the other hand aim at exploiting the technology.


The criminals become responsible for the act of exploitation which generates an unpeaceful environment in Tokyo.


This police robot helps in solving the situation and bringing back peace to the city.


Patlabor is all about the adventures of the police robot, Patlabor. Sometimes it is also about the misadventures of the police robot.


If you want to take a break and have fun, this anime is the best pick for you.



25. Vision of Escaflowne


Vision of Escaflowne


Entity Detail
Title Tenkuu no Escaflowne
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Aired Apr 2, 1996 to Sep 24, 1996
Source Original
MAL Score 7.691
Duration 24 min. per ep.


After a lot of cuts, the series was shortened to 26 episodes from the planned number.


Hitomi Kanzaki is the main character of this series. She is a simple girl who is obsessed with fortune-telling, tarot cards, and more.


Just like other girls of her age, she also has a crush on somebody who goes to school with her.


One day suddenly there is a spark and a boy with a dragon from space. Within a blink of an eye, she is taken away from earth into a new world.


She is brought there by the boy with the dragon with the least bad intentions. Things turn out to be different and there are surprises every moment Hitomi stays there.


The adventures of Kanzaki are the main element that keeps the audience engaged and never allows them to move from their spot.



26. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)


Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)


Entity Detail
Title Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Type Movie
Studios Topcraft
Aired 1984-03-11 00:00:00
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.391
Duration 1 hr. 57 min.


While the earth is polluted and exploited, the Valley of the Wind is a small town that lives in peace.


The story is about Nausicaa, the princess of the Valley of the Wind who stands up for her place.


There is a cold and brutal war between the two nations near the Wind Valley.


The town is in danger and people living are slowly losing hope for their future.


The decisions that Nausicaa makes are going to change the lives of the people and make Wind a better place to live in.


Will her efforts end the war? Watch the movie to get your doubts cleared and the questions answered.



27. Gunbuster




Entity Detail
Title Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
Type OVA
Studios Gainax
Aired Oct 7, 1988 to Jul 7, 1989
Source Original
MAL Score 7.881
Duration 30 min. per ep.


The storyline is well-crafted and the characters are well-placed throughout the series. Humans evolve, their discoveries evolve and they reach out to different galaxies and get out of the earth.


The earth comes across monstrous aliens that are being created to destroy humans and invade earth.


Humans decide not to remain silent and respond to the action of those aliens through big robots and good machinery to save themselves. With the unsure talents of being a pilot, Noriko Takaya learns to pilot a mecha.


She is iconically known as the daughter of one of the late space captains. Her contribution to saving the earth is the plot of the series.


This series is a must-watch if you love woman-based stories. The series has unexpected views, votes, and ratings. It is worth the watch.



28. Voice of a Distant Star


Voice of a Distant Star


Entity Detail
Title Hoshi no Koe
Type OVA
Studios CoMix Wave Films
Aired 2002-02-02 00:00:00
Source Original
MAL Score 7.191
Duration 25 min.


The alien group called the Tarsians attacked the earth. There might be a lot of stories around the attack but this series is all about the loving couple Noboro Terau and Mikako Nagamine.


Waiting for their graduation from high school, Noboro and Mikako imagine a different future. After the attack, Mikako gets an opportunity to serve as a pilot for the nation and save it.


Being separated by circumstances, the two of them somehow maintain rapport and communicate with each other.


But the situation does not cooperate. Communication is delayed and the existence of love is put under doubt and question.


Every person who knows the outline of the story would eagerly wait to know the ending.


This anime is a different take on the mecha genre.



29. Valvrave




Entity Detail
Title Kakumeiki Valvrave
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Aired Apr 12, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
Source Original
MAL Score 7.161
Duration 24 min. per ep.


When most humans move out of the earth, they see it as growth and find a living in space.


While the earth is divided and ruled by two big powers, The Dorssia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Rim United States.


There is another nation, the JIOR, which remains neutral between the two nations. Everything goes normal until there is a bigger dispute and unwanted invasions.


These invasions also invaded the peaceful life of an ordinary man from JIOR, Kakumeiki Valvrave.


Valvrave is the right pick for binge-watching because you cannot stop even if you want to until you feel like it.



30. Mazinger Z


Maginzer Z


Entity Detail
Title Mazinger Z
Type TV
Studios Toei Animation
Aired Dec 3, 1972 to Sep 1, 1974
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.261
Duration 25 min. per ep.


Mazinger Z is a mecha built and kept in secret in case of emergency needs to battle against evil.


Professor Juzo Kabuto, who built the bot, feeds on the greatest abilities that could serve the purpose of the birth of the robot.


As expected, there is a twist in the story. The team of professors is killed by the selfishness of Dr. Hell whereas prof. Kabuto escapes.


Kabuto, accepting what has happened, decides to return to Japan so that he could warn the people of the upcoming danger.


Meanwhile, Dr. Hell starts to build a monster dynasty that could listen to him and make him the king of the world.


As a counterattack plan, Kabuto begins to construct Mazinger. Just as he finishes his construction, he is bombed to death.


He makes his grandson control the bot and make the world a better place. This series establishes the enemy kind of relationship between the hero and the villain and it is more of good against evil.



31. Voltron




Entity Detail
Title Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion
Type TV
Studios Toei Animation
Aired Mar 4, 1981 to Feb 24, 1982
Source Original
MAL Score 6.821
Duration 23 min. per ep.


The story starts when Keith, Lance, Pdge, Hunk, and Shiro discover Allura and Coran.


They are found to be frozen and kept alive for at least ten thousand years.


This begins when the five of them enter space through a blue lion. Allura and Coran belong to a group called the at-leans.


The story moves about when the identities of the leans are revealed and everybody gets introduced to everybody.


The peacefulness of the environment is soon assassinated when the earth is put in danger.


The five of them are heroes and are taking up the huge responsibility of saving the planet.


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your popcorn and get ready to witness the cutest superheroes fight for the living planet.



32. Mospeada




This series is a combo of machines with a touch of space. There are always aliens trying to invade earth from outer space.


This time it is the Inbit, who is responsible for the invasions. Earth tries to rise against the Inbits but it keeps failing.


Earth faces a situation where there are only a few human beings left. One among them happens to be a mecha pilot, Stick Bernard.


He is sick and tired after witnessing the death of his would-be wife. He thinks of everything, takes his own time to grieve for his losses, and finally decides to take the chance against the Inbits.


He finds the core of the Inbits and gets into an operation of destroying them with all his might.


The story is told in an orderly way that doesn’t confuse the audience. The plot from the beginning to the end is clear.



33. Aquarion




Entity Detail
Title Sousei no Aquarion
Type TV
Studios Satelight, Production Reed
Aired Apr 5, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Source Original
MAL Score 7.111
Duration 24 min. per ep.


The unstoppable shadow angels were stopped from destroying the earth 12,000 years ago. But an unannounced happening awakens them to fight and conquer earth.


This time, humans lose hope as the Shadow Angels rise with new power and new energy to destroy the earth and its beings.


While the humans lose control and have no idea how to tackle the situation, Aquarion, a powerful robot, is introduced.


Aquarion is a combination of three souls, hearts, and bodies. He is fueled with power and all the abilities to fight the enemies.


Throughout, Aquarion never fails to make you fall in love with him. You know that it is a total mecha time when you find animation combined with a great story and with some essence of art.



34. Big O


Big O


Entity Detail
Title The Big O
Type TV
Studios Sunrise
Aired Oct 13, 1999 to Mar 27, 2003
Source Original
MAL Score 7.531
Duration 24 min. per ep.


The people from Paradigm city are suffering from loss of memory.


This effect claims to be a result of the calamity that happened a few decades ago.


A simple man Roger pretends to be an arbitrator around the city. He has the Big O bot that listens to his commands but he has no idea why.


Slowly knowing the happenings around him, he records his current life with the help of Big O.


One day, Roger tumbles into the past and tries to discover it when Dorothy, the android, comes into his life.


Also, Dorothy and Roger get into a cool relationship, there are new characters and the enemies come into the story.


The past, present, and future are together questioned. “Were the answers revealed?” is the end question of every audience.



35. Gun X Sword


Gun X Sword


Entity Detail
Title Gun x Sword
Type TV
Studios AIC ASTA
Aired Jul 4, 2005 to Dec 26, 2005
Source Original
MAL Score 7.271
Duration 24 min. per ep.


An unimaginable villain kills the fiance of the hero of this story. Van, with all the grief, goes in search of the murderer, the clawed man.


When there is a lot of time to reach the decided destinations, we generally tend to come across a lot of other events.


Nobody knows, they might be life-changing too. Similar to that, Van comes across the city of Evergreen.


He meets a small weak-kneed girl who tells Van that her brother is kidnapped and she is in search of him.


When Van is introduced to the city, people start asking for good guidance that could relieve them from all the cruel happenings in and around.


Initially, Van doesn’t give an ear to listen but his conscience pricks him to help when he comes to know the secret ties between the villains in Evergreen and the actual villains.


He decides to help. This series is praised for its AV setup. It is also known for its content and good entertainment.



36. Heroic Age


Heroic Age


Entity Detail
Title Heroic Age
Type TV
Studios Xebec
Aired Apr 2, 2007 to Oct 1, 2007
Source Original
MAL Score 7.551
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Humans have races within themselves but this story is a story of other races that fight with mankind.


The three races, the bronze, silver, and heroic tribes are dominant towards humans. Humans, every day, start questioning their survival and their future.


A beautiful princess, Deianeira rolls up her sleeves and tries to find a solution to the issues.


She comes to know that the last man from the Golden tribe is the one that could help.


She looks for him and finds him on a forsaken planet. What happens next is the rest of the series.


The artistic touch is consistent throughout the series. This series is a good entertainer that keeps the audience excited.



37. Zoids




Entity Detail
Title Zoids
Type TV
Studios Xebec
Aired Sep 4, 1999 to Dec 23, 2000
Source Unknown
MAL Score 7.371
Duration 25 min. per ep.


Zoids are sweet little machines that are designed to be in chaos. They are the soldier robots of a far planet called Planet Zi.


This story goes on around the boy Van who is born and brought up on Planet Zi.


Van loves the Zoids. He is always with one of them called Zeke. Zeke has a special ability where another Zoid can be merged with Zeke.


This ability makes Zeke more powerful, thus making it more ready for a good battle.


While Van enjoys the company of Zeke, he is introduced to a girl called Fiona.


Fiona becomes closer to Van. Slowly, Zeke and Van come to know about Fiona, who she is, where she has been, and what she is put through.


This series is very much enjoyed by the kids. Also, it is one of the best-animated series that one could never miss out on watching.



38. Rahxephon




Entity Detail
Title RahXephon
Type TV
Studios Bones
Aired Jan 21, 2002 to Sep 11, 2002
Source Original
MAL Score 7.421
Duration 23 min. per ep.


RahXephon happens in the city of Tokyo around our main character, Ayato Kamina. Ayato is a high school attendee who spends his life peacefully.


On a good sunny day, Tokyo witnesses fighter jet attacks. When these jets don’t look like the ones made in the present, the truth about the life of Ayato is revealed.


When he is not able to believe that he has been living in a time bubble and his home is going to lose its peacefulness, he runs away in panic.


Another revelation takes place around the time when Kamina gets superpowers. He is wanted by both good and bad dominants.


This is exactly when Ayato Kamina thinks of his existence, identity, and the purpose of his life.


There are a lot of characters that play the most important roles. This series has neat research and a proper plot done beforehand.


It is a must-watch for anime lovers and perfectionists.



39. Martian Successor Nadesico


Martian Successor Nadesico


Entity Detail
Title Kidou Senkan Nadesico
Type TV
Studios Xebec
Aired Oct 1, 1996 to Mar 25, 1997
Source Original
MAL Score 7.511
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Atiko is shrewd that he would be more interested in cooking than jumping into fights and controlling mechas.


But everything changes overnight when his home on Mars is burned to the ground and somehow he is transported to Earth immediately.


On earth, he follows Yurika, the girl he likes, and somehow becomes a part of the giant spaceship, Nadesico.


Being less aware of the war and the attack that is happening on earth, Atiko tries to get mental peace and forget the sour happenings of the past.


The story settles when he fights for the earth and identifies his love for Yurika.


The series properly engages people and keeps them thinking about the immediate happenings in the story.



40. Fafner




This series is one to happen in 2150 AD. Here, humans are already battling with the Festums outside earth.


While that is going on, there is a slight loss of control in the north pole which results in the Mirs entering the earth.


The Mirs mingle among the humans but fail to mingle with them. But when there are two races in a single place, there is no other option but to co-exist.


The Mirs start co-existing with the humans except for the some that decided to attack humans and hate them.


The Mirs with Humans make wonders and turn things upside down together. This series works well for a feel-good person.


But it goes under the best of mecha list with a good rating.



41. Grendizer




Entity Detail
Title UFO Robo Grendizer
Type TV
Studios Toei Animation
Aired Oct 5, 1975 to Feb 27, 1977
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.521
Duration 25 min. per ep.


This story revolves around a person who fled to earth from another planet called Fleed.


His name is Duke Fleed. Duke’s homeland is knocked down, he somehow gets to earth with the help of an unknown spaceship.


He is identified and adopted by Dr. Umon. Dr. Umon changes his identity and renames Duke Fleed Daisuke Umon.


Duke grows up as Daisuke, he finds friends and lives his life. His life takes turns when there is a threat to Earth.


It is King Vega, dying to conquer the whole world by destroying people. Daisuke decides to destroy every plan that King Vega has and save the earth.


In this process, he uses the unknown spaceship and comes to know about it, the Grendizer.


Mecha lovers would love this anime and watch it with all their eyes because there is everything needed for the perfect mecha anime in this series.



42. Majestic Prince


Majestic Prince


Entity Detail
Title Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
Type TV
Studios Doga Kobo, Orange
Aired Apr 4, 2013 to Sep 19, 2013
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.351
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Majestic Prince is a manga developed into a series where there is a thrill from start to finish.


It is another space anime where earth becomes a place where humans do not live anymore.


Humans find air to breathe in space and shift away from earth. They improvise the next generation of humans genetically to make themselves more powerful to fight against their enemies.


While preparing themselves for the worst, the Wulgarus become a threat and start attacking the human race.


Humans pick their genetically modified generations to fight against the aliens. While everything is going well, there is a team that does not cooperate.


What happens next, and how the team wins the situation is the rest of the plot of the series.


This series is a good motivation and brings in a great vibe. It is a must-watch in the mecha anime list.



43. Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor


Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor


Entity Detail
Title Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (2005)
Type TV
Studios OLM
Aired Aug 6, 2005 to Feb 18, 2006
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.251
Duration 23 min. per ep.


Even though this series is said to cover only half of the Manga, it keeps one engaged and covers all the important and major happenings around the storyline.


Sho Fukamachi is quite introverted and is shy to talk to people. He doesn’t have perfect company until one day he tumbles into an alien bot called Unit.


Things get shape when Guyver, great power is attained as a result of the bond between Sho Fukamachi and Unit.


With this power, he decides to fight against the dominating villains who decide to take over the world.


But in this process, Sho comes to know the most kept secret that nobody ever knows.


He has answered the question, of where humans came from. While this is the core, the series also exhibits the love between Guyver and his girlfriend beautifully.


Also, the relationship between Unit and Sho is adorable. It is a perfect watch for feel-good lovers.



44. Vandread




Entity Detail
Title Vandread
Type TV
Studios Gonzo
Aired Oct 3, 2000 to Dec 19, 2000
Source Original
MAL Score 7.191
Duration 22 min. per ep.


The technology that grew to take over the world now has helped humans to take over the whole milky way galaxy and bring about changes in the way humans live.


The story starts with a gender fight. Here, men and women are enemies and they live on two different planets, Taraak and Mejere.


While this is going on, a Vanguard from Taraak is prisoned in Mejere accidentally after he crashlands on Mejere.


But this accident is responsible for the situation that women from the planet are trapped with some men.


They have no choice left other than to work with each other to escape. So, watch it as every part of the series puts you on the edge of the chair and makes you bite your nails.



45. Last Exile


Last Exile


Entity Detail
Title Last Exile
Type TV
Studios Gonzo
Aired Apr 8, 2003 to Sep 30, 2003
Source Original
MAL Score 7.811
Duration 24 min. per ep.


In this anime, the story takes place where air transport is the most used or dominant mode of transport.


The last exile is a fluctuation from peace to war to bringing back peace into people’s lives.


The two main characters of this show are Claus Valca and Lavie. They are not frightened by anything.


They start their day with full enthusiasm and fun. Through time, they get a chance to fulfill their dream which is to be the first to fly across the Grand stream in the Vanship.


While their lives are taking off perfectly, they get to meet a strange girl. This meeting turns their lives upside down.


They slowly learn about the fight between the two countries, Anatoray and Disith. Also, while trying to figure out where this all started, they try to solve the unsolvable riddle which is the only way to bring goodwill to the world.


This series makes you want to be one among the two of them and take part in the struggle.


If you love mecha and flights, then this series should surely hold a place on your list.



46. Back Arrow 


Black Arrow


Within the world of Lingalind, an enigmatic wall encompasses the land, shrouded in mystery and shielding its inhabitants from what lies beyond.


The wall, revered as the land’s maternal figure, bestows monthly celestial gift capsules known as “Rakuho” across the continent.


These capsules contain metallic armbands that grant the power to transform into mechanical beings called “Briheights.”


Consequently, Lingalind becomes a battleground for warring nations eager to secure these offerings and strengthen their military prowess.


However, the arrival of a Rakuho capsule in the countryside brings forth an unforeseen event—a black-haired stranger named “Back Arrow” emerges, claiming to originate from beyond the wall.


This revelation challenges the established beliefs and principles of Lingalind, potentially unravelling its dogmatic foundation.



47. Bokurano




Entity Detail
Title Bokura no
Type TV
Studios Gonzo
Aired Apr 9, 2007 to Sep 25, 2007
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.651
Duration 23 min. per ep.


In this anime, fifteen little friends who were enjoying their vacation at the beach came across a cave while playing.


They are surprised and confused by the electronics in the cave. While wondering to whom it belongs, a man called Kokopelli claims everything his’.


He also tempts them into playing the game that he has developed recently while his motive is to test the game with these children.


The children excitedly agree to his proposal but as they start playing the game, things turn out to be even more different than expected.


Are the children trapped?? This anime is highly recommended for children who will love robot fights but who look for a bit of realistic content also.



48. Mazinkaiser SKL


Mazinkaiser SKL


Entity Detail
Title Mazinkaiser SKL
Type OVA
Studios Actas
Aired Nov 27, 2010 to Apr 7, 2011
Source Unknown
MAL Score 7.061
Duration 27 min. per ep.


This story starts with three powers fighting to take over a mechanical, isolated island.


This island has been very resourceful in the case of building a good amount of machinery and bots for each of the powers.


While the powers, the Garan, Kiba, and Aira armies are in a fight, the control of everything leaves the hands and the island puts the whole world in danger putting itself also in danger.


This is when the World Government realizes that there is very little time to save the planet.


And to do the best for the people and the planet, the Death Caprice squad including the Mazinkaiser bot is assigned to solve the issue.


The art in the anime is appreciated by the viewers. The whole series is metallic enough true to its genre.


This series is more like an updated version of the 90s mecha anime. Also, it is rated to be one of the perfect watches for millennials.



49. Tekkaman Blade


Tekkaman Blade


Entity Detail
Title Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade
Type TV
Studios Tatsunoko Production
Aired Feb 18, 1992 to Feb 2, 1993
Source Original
MAL Score 7.451
Duration 25 min. per ep.


Happening in about 2300 AD, this anime is all about a superhero, saving the whole world by fighting against a force.


A man called Blade is the main character of our story. He, who has the Tekno crystal which transforms him into a machine, is capable of fighting consistently and helps save the earth from Radam, the attackers on earth.


While this is taking place, Tekkaman is shown as somebody who has amnesia, and he is portrayed as a man with a secret past.


With all these happenings, this series brings a bit of romance to the fighting machine’s life.


Even though the first half of this series runs as fast as it could, the second half takes its own time to move into the end.


This series is a good treatment for people who love action and drama.



50. Cyborg 009


Cyborg 009


Entity Detail
Title Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier
Type TV
Studios Shaft, Brain’s Base, Japan Vistec
Aired Oct 14, 2001 to Aug 27, 2003
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.261
Duration 25 min. per ep.


The main character of this story, Joe Shimamura, one day, finds himself to be different from who he is.


He is suddenly capable of performing heroic activities. It feels like a dream to him and that is when he identifies that he has been captivated and compelled to become one of the nine cyborg weapons by the Black Ghost, a terrorist group.


The storyline goes around Joe and the other cyborg weapons who assassinate and destroy all the attempts by the Black Ghosts.


This unfinished manga series also has other interesting characters in the list of the nine cyborg weapons that people might find cool, funny, and also adorable.



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