Japanese Fans Rank Anime’s Most Hot-Blooded Mecha Series

It’s a question we as fans have long debated: what is the ultimate hot-blooded mecha anime? When Anime! Anime! asked, 941 fans answered — and we have the top ten results.

 

Note that the playing field was divided into “Gundam series” and “everything else” — so these are the non-Gundam results. The votes were 60% male and 40% female, with a respectably even spread across all demographics from teen to 40+.

 

10: Eureka Seven


9: Aim for the Top! Gunbuster


8: Majestic Prince


7: Neon Genesis Evangelion


6: Macross Frontier


5: ALDNOAH.ZERO


4: The King of Braves GaoGaiGar


3: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion


2: Gurren Lagann


It may be surprising to not see Gurren Lagann at the top of the list, but there is one show that beat it… by just ten votes. And that is:

 

1: Fafner in the Azure


Any you would have ranked differently… or any you feel were missed out entirely? Let us know!

 

Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.