For those not in the know, EO from THAT Anime Blog has started up the Sai Mecha Super Dimensional Robot tournament to inject some testosterone into the aniblogisphere which is currently ccaught up in SaiMoe’s moeblobbery.
Basically its a giant tournament in which some of the greatest Mecha to ever grace our screens & imaginations square off against each other in one-on-one combat. What more could you ask for? The competition is in its nomination phase, so behold my nominations.
I feel that most have covered the all the big players in the mecha genre already so I’m going to nominate those which I feel are rather unrated and deserve some recognition.
Gurren MK-II (Code Geass)
While most have gone for the Lancelot from Code Geass, I feel that it looked too much like a ballerina. So I have gone for the backbone of the Black knights, the Guren MK-II, the powerhouse of the rebellion. Zero would have been nothing if it wasnt for the might of the MK-II.
Not biased towards the pilot.
Gundam GN-002 Dynames (Gundam 00)
There were few things more beautiful in Gundam 00 than Dynames sniping his targets from a far. Unlike Setsuna in the Exia who opted for brute force taking the enemy head on, the Dynames preferred to use skill and precision to complete his missions. Which if I was a Gundam meister would have been how I would taken care of the job.
VAF-6 Alpha Fighter (Robotech)
Growing up in the bowels of deep dark Africa, Robotech was my first peek into world of anime let alone the awesome world of mecha. And like other great trilogies (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) I watched it backwards, so I saw the Alpha fighter way before I saw the Rick and Roy in their original Veritechs. I’ll admit it was the fact that it could change into a robot from an airplane that won me over, blew my mind each and everytime!
Alteisen (Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector)
I only found out about the Super Robot Wars world last year. An entire world foll of mecha and I had never heard of it, amazing. There are so many mechs in this series I could have chosen any of them but I decided to go with hard-hitting ALT, yeah no drilling here, ALT keeps things simple – take spike and put it through whatever is in front of you. What a man!
Now this a ballerina I can support because she is an actual ballerina and my is Fuego graceful. So simple too, his is just a motorbike with arms, thats all. So simple in fact that an engineering buddy of mine claimed that it wouldn’t be too difficult to build one of those. I’m still bluddy waiting!
Gurren Lagann (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
I’m sorry I would have just felt guilty if I never included him, he is the epitone of manly super robotness after all. In fact the tournament should be held to decide who the 2nd best Mecha is, because lets be honest there is none that is going to top good old Gurren Lagann.