What is Mecha Anime?
Mecha anime is a genre of Japanese anime that focuses primary on giant robots. Mecha anime tends to be eccentric and epic, revolving around large-scale battles for the sake of humanity. Mecha animes encompass a comedic and dramatic tone. The mecha genre is broken down into two subcategories; super robot, featuring super-sized, implausible robots, and real robot, where robots are governed by realistic physics and technological limitations (Gundam series). Now if you want to watch some epic space battles check the list below.
10. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
A mecha pilot is accidentally warped into an unrecognizable space-time. After waking up from a long-time hibernation, he finds himself trapped on a planet with human residents talking in a strange language and naturally breathing air.
Renton Thurston, the fourteen-year-old son of Adrock Thurston lives a boring life with his grandfather in a boring town. But his boring life is forever changed when a large mechanical robot crash into Renton's room.
8. Knights of Sidonia
The story follows the adventures of Garde pilot Nagate Tanikaze. Who after his grandfather's death emerges to the surface and is selected to be a Guardian pilot. Just as Sidonia is once again threatened by the Gauna.
When Shibuya is thrown into the year 2388, high school student Daisuke and his friends are conscripted by AHRV agent Milo to fight revisions, a hostile cyborg race.
6. Macross Frontier
During a mission to an unexplored asteroid belt a reconnaissance New United Nations Spacy (N.U.N.S.) VF-171 Nightmare Plus is destroyed by extremely powerful and fast insectoid biomechanical alien known as the Vajra. Unable to stop the new enemy threat, the N.U.N.S. Colonial Defense Forces authorizes the deployment of a private military Strategic Military Services (S.M.S.) to combat the alien menace.
5. Full Metal Panic!
Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril is tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori. He moves to Japan to study at Chidori's school, Jindai High School, with assistance from his comrades Kurz Weber and Melissa Mao. They protect Chidori from different organizations are out to kill her.
In 1972, an ancient alien hyper-gate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and living there and created the Vers Empire. Now, in 2014, war is brewing between Mars and the Earth.
When mecha attack a research centre, its students, pilots, and researchers must fight back with the help of mysterious artefacts and a young samurai.
2. Darling in the Franxx
Pushed to the brink of extinction in a post-apocalyptic world, humanity is under constant threat from giant creatures known as klaxosaurs. The survivors of a catastrophic war against klaxosaurs must put the fate of humanity in the pilots if large battle-robots called Franxx.
1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
The Holy Empire of Britannia conquered the country known as Japan and now call it Area 11. The Empire uses powerfully destructive robotic weapons called Knightmares to ensure control, but someone is about to stand up against it. Lelouch, the black prince, has endless ambition and uses the power of the Geass to build a world based on his ideals.
Neon Genesis Evangelion series
Ghost in a Shell series
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann