For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be.
Ah, Giant Robots. Who doesn't love giant mechanical creations stomping around and kicking butt? Over the years there have been many badass robots and mechs that have wormed their way into our hearts, but some are just especially great. So here are our picks for the 10 greatest giant robots, ranked.
For almost four decades, the Super Sentai franchise — the original Japanese title of the series better known as the Power Rangers — have featured massive mecha blowing up monsters. It should be no surprise that there have been bizarre 'bots over the years. Here's 15 of the weirdest — and the most wonderful.
Anime has taught us that teenagers are always the best giant robot pilots, but do they need to be crazy? Because it sure seems like a lot of insane people manage to get in the cockpits of Gundam, EVA Units, and the like. Here are a dozen maniacs who shouldn't be trusted with scissors, let alone giant robots.
Concept artist Greg Broadmore, creator of Doctor Grordbort and many fine creatures for Peter Jackson's Weta Studios, has done it again. He's created a monster so blisteringly awesome that it almost defies words. Meet the MECHA-HOP. I love the way its spine looks like a bike chain.
Marta assured her that the Rival Robots were a hoax, a pair of sculptures constructed by some mischievous artist after the city had already been abandoned. But Lili slipped away to the site every chance she got, imagining an era when giant mechanical creatures battled across the Earth. An illustration by Jordan Grimmer
It takes tremendous skill to pilot a giant robot, and it takes genius to make them. But unfortunately, it's rare that these pilots and inventors are also blessed with any design sense and/or common sense, because there are many giant robots that end up completely preposterous. Here are more than a dozen mighty…
Just because you pilot a giant robot, that doesn't mean that you never get lost. What happens when these two stop and ask for directions?
Gene Kim started his NYU Tisch undergraduate thesis film Fighting Spirits before Black Swan came out, but it also plays with the classic image of dueling ballerinas in black and white. But when these ladies battle on stage, they fight with something heavier than toe shoes.
Gundam has long been called the Star Trek of Japan, because of its long-running popularity, and its many, many incarnations. This means there have been hundreds, if not thousands of Gundams and other assorted mecha designed for the Gundam anime series, and not all of them have been winners. For every RX-78 from the…
We've seen some spectacular (and adorable) Voltron cosplay, but this crew of mecha fans takes it to the next level. Each member of the group dresses as one of the series' five robot lions, and their costumes assemble to form Voltron.
Have you ever wondered what Mickey Mouse and friends would look like if they narcissistically constructed giant robot duplicates of their own personages?
Remember Vaudeville, that imposing 12-foot-tall, Microsoft-Kinect-controlled mech that was supposed to bear nothing scarier than a mop? Well, Suidobashi Heavy Industry — the Japanese hobbyist collective behind the project — has redubbed their creation "Kuratas," and added such bells and whistles as a H₂O rocket…
For this delightfully absurd test animation, 3D designer Hauke Scheer has imagined a dark polluted future where humans have teamed up with cetaceans in battle suits. Ergo, Mechawhales. Watch as the Human-Whale Alliance battles extraterrestrials invaders of the year 2037. The sheer impracticality of the whale's…
On March 9, 1913, the still-around Salt Lake Tribune published a one Dr. Gustav Luchy's simple plan to traverse the wastes of Antarctica and extract the continent's vast mineral riches.