Not your typical waifu post here. Take nothing away from appealing 2D women of all looks, personalities and ages, but I can’t turn a good mech down.
Hard mode: No Gundams. I’ve done a separate post on them anyway!
RahXephon is the most beautiful mech I’ve ever seen. It has this awe-inspiring gait that makes the slow battles of the anime majestic to watch. The head wings and all too-human face make it clear that RahXephon isn’t just a piloted mech–it’s an extension of its wielder. A fitting homage to Raideen with sleeker proportions and less gaudy colors. And true to its inspiration, RahXephon’s voice is its most dangerous weapon.
Not the Gradius one, but the Zone of the Enders 2 incarnation. In terms of mecha power levels/tiers, a LEV is to Orbital Frame as Zaku is to Gundam. Yet Leo manages to hold his own with far superior mechs using his mad skillz as the hero of the previous game. That’s what I call fighting the power. If anything, it is damned fast and sexy.
Giant Robo (OVA)
Aside from beauty, I also admire power. And the OVA design of Giant Robo is packed with it. Every part of its body got bulkier from the original, human-proportioned version, but the overall product still evokes balance. The rivets are also a great retro touch. Giant Robo is one of the few mechs that look menacing regardless of any stance, and its stare strikes fear into the hearts of men. Gotta love that pharaoh motif!
I’m not very fond of Gundam Wing, but it gave me the Tallgeese, which has a badass backstory. Based his engagements with the Gundams, you’d never imagine that Zechs was piloting the oldest mobile suit in the show. It’s so old that it got rescued from a museum, and so extreme that no pilot could handle it. Until Zechs, that is. Father of the Leo, the Tallgeese is one venerable mofo. Look at that crest!
The Gespenst Mk-II is the most recognizable original mech out of Super Robot Wars, and it deserves that honor. This workhorse has been piloted by virtually everyone out there, and is still being used in the OGverse, albeit with massive refits to help it keep up with newer machines. It’s a reliable mech that can equip a large array of weaponry, and much more durable than the paper-thin Lion. A Real by origin, but Super-tuned variants exist with the Gespenst Kick. Who needs beam sabers when you have a Jet Magnum or two?
When I first saw the Kapool, I didn’t know it had appeared in Gundam ZZ as the indigo-colored but otherwise identical Capule. But the Kapool did not suck, and lasted throughout Turn-A Gundam with nary a blown-off limb. One could attribute this to its pilots being of little threat to the enemy, but I still subscribe to the belief that these little ones were too cute for anyone to have considered shooting them. It can turn into a ball, for starters.
Not to mention it has the strongest pilot. ❤
I love red. Shin Getter-1 embodies this love, and it invokes a retro feel despite being conceived in the 90’s. Stoner Sunshine is my favorite screamed attack of all time, and those devilish wings combined with the strong shoulders make for an impressive silhouette. It also has the nifty little feature of turning its pilots into sketchy lines whenever it does the Shin Shine Spark.
Nirvash has the best eyes out of any mech. It tells you a lot just by looking at them, that Nirvash is no mere machine. Nirvash can be classified as a character itself in the show, being able to move on its own and perform astounding feats that no other LFO can replicate. The boomerang weapon offers a unique way to mop up a horde of enemies, and it flies in style.
So how about you? Do you have your own hangar? Share eet~