Top 20 Best Mecha Light Novels

Mecha is one of the rarest and distinctive genres in the anime industry. While some of the genres like a slice of life and fantasy are mostly famous in the east, mecha anime shows are surprisingly famous all over the world. From the classic mecha anime/robot anime like Neon Genesis Evangelion to recent sensation Gundam, all of them have won the hearts of the fandom over the world.

Pluto

Someone or something has killed the strong Swiss robot Mont Blanc in an ideal future where humans and machines live. A major person in a robot rights group is assassinated elsewhere. The two incidents appear to be unrelated…except for one very obvious clue: both victims’ bodies have been fashioned into some strange collage, replete with artificial horns put beside the victims’ heads Interpol assigns robot investigator Gesicht to this odd and difficult case, and he soon finds that he, too, is a target as one of the world’s seven great robots.

The Origin of the Mobile Suit Gundam

Commander Char Aznable, a Zeon ace pilot, believed he could thwart the Federation’s intention to develop a mobile suit by assaulting their research station on colony Side 7. He was mistaken. With a prototype now operational, the beleaguered Federation troops retaliate with their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam, with disastrous results. Amuro Ray, a young electronics genius in the thick of the war, is determined not to lose his friends and family in the crossfire. But what can a single child do to combat a horde of mobile suit-clad intruders?

Getter Robo Go

Hayato Jin is the leader of NISAR, a privately owned research, and weapons development company situated in Japan, years after the events of Getter Robo/Shin Getter Robo. He and Professor Tachibana have been creating different weapons and bolstering their soldiers in preparation for a fifteen-year-old threat: the mad scientist Rando. When Rando’s troops launch their global terrorist activities, NISAR begins its hunt for outstanding warriors to operate their superweapon, the Getter Robo.

All You Need Is Kill

When the extraterrestrial Mimics attack, Keiji Kiriya is one of many recruits crammed into a suit of battle armor known as a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be resurrected every dawn to fight and die once again. On his 158th iteration, he receives a message from a mystery ally known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s freedom or his downfall?

Knights of Sidonia

The Sidonia, a lone seed ship, plies the vacuum ten millennia after the solar system was obliterated. The gigantic, nearly indestructible, but barely sentient extraterrestrial life forms that destroyed humanity’s home Earth remain a threat to humanity’s survival. Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the bowels of the vessel, down under the glittering layers where people have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. However, not long after he emerges from the Underground, the spaceship’s cool-headed female commander leaves him with a valued legacy. Meticulously drawn, sprinkled with cutting comedy, but uncommonly sensitive to narrative and structure for the international cult classic, Knights of Sidonia may be Tsutomu Nihei’s most accessible work to date, even as it is touches notes of sad grandeur as a hopeless battle for existence unfolds.

Shin Getter Robo

Shin Getter Robo is the second Getter Robo series in order of appearance. Professor Saotome has created his masterwork, the Shin Getter Robo, years after the original narrative and amid a brief period of peace. At the same time, mankind makes significant advances in space travel and Getter Ray’s research. Unfortunately, their advancement draws the notice of a strange and malevolent species from across time and space.

Voices of a Distant Star

what distance would you go for your one true love? Amid an alien invasion, Mikako joins the resistance, leaving behind the one young man she loves. As she goes deeper into space, Mikako’s only connection with her boyfriend is through cell phone text messages. The war rages on and years pass, but Mikako barely ages in the timelessness of space while Noboru grows old. How can the love of two people, torn apart by war survive?

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Leon, an office worker, gets reborn into an especially harsh dating sim video game in which women reign supreme and only handsome guys have a place at the table. But Leon has a hidden weapon: he recalls everything from his previous existence, including a complete playing of the game in which he is currently locked. Watch Leon launch a revolution to transform this new planet to realize his utmost desire. Watch Leon start a movement to alter this new world so that he may achieve his ultimate desire to live a calm, uncomplicated life in the countryside!

DARLING in the FRANXX

Earth is a disastrous wasteland in a shattered post-apocalyptic future. Plantations, which are movable fortress cities, are humanity’s last surviving strongholds. Massive monsters are known as klaxosaurs, the planet’s new apex predators, have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, and conditions are no better behind the walls of the Plantations. Adults live in sterile immortality, while children are viewed as little more than parasites, intentionally made to couple up and control the Plantations’ enormous defensive robots known as Franxx. Hiro, a former child genius, drops out of the flying school after falling out of sync with his co-pilot, and his tragic choice to miss his group’s graduation ceremony sets him on a collision course with Zero Two, a horned girl whose co-pilots invariably die. She refers to Hiro as her “darling,” but what does it mean in such a heartless world?

Broken Blade

Rygart Arrow is the only person in his society who does not have the natural capacity to power up quartz, the energy source that powers all of the machines. Fortunately, the King and Queen of his nation, Krisna, are old college buddies! But so is Zess, the commander of the mech army that is attacking Krisna. Arrow, as usual, feels helpless in the face of war until he discovers a strong, old combat suit that no one else can run. Arrow’s inherent aptitude for the suit’s working mechanism may well make him the most crucial player of all.

Eureka Seven: Psalms of Planets

Renton Thurston, a 14-year-old boy, is fed up with his boring life. He is only happy when he “lifts,” which is an extreme type of aerial hoverboarding. His dissatisfaction stems from his childhood of toiling in his Grandfather’s garage and being the son of an enigmatic yet renowned “hero.” A huge LFO (Light Finding Operation) vessel named Nirvash crashes from the sky one day, and a lovely young girl named Eureka emerges and requests repairs. When a smitten Renton jumps over himself to assist her, the two embark on an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Magic Knight Rayearth II

Hikaru, Fuu, and Umi are transported back to Cephiro. They don’t know how they might have been brought back now that the Pillar is gone. As they meet up with old pals, they discover that Cephiro is crumbling since they lack a pillar. They also discover that gateways from other planets have opened, and the leaders desire the Pillar for selfish motives. Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu must now embark on a journey to prevent Cephiro from dying.

Magic Knight Rayearth

Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, three girls from different schools, bond after falling through the floor during a field trip to the Tokyo Tower. They arrive in Cephiro, a world where their desire determines what occurs and they meet Guru Clef and learn that they have been sent to save Princess Emeraude, who High Priest Zagato has imprisoned. They learn magic and acquire weapons on their quest to save Cephiro from the evils of Zagato.

Kidou Senshi Cross Bone Gundam

The plot picks up ten years after the events of Gundam F91. Seabook Arno and Cecily Fairchild, the film’s heroes, learn that Crux Dogatie of the Jupiter Energy Fleet is preparing to invade Earth with the armies of his Jupiter Empire. In reaction, Cecily adopts her birth name “Berah Ronah” and resurrects the Crossbone Vanguard, who pose as pirates assaulting the Jupiter Energy Fleece. Under the pseudonym “Kinkedo Nau,” Seabook is one of the top pilots in the new Vanguard. Zabine Chareux, a Crossbone Vanguard veteran, is the other. Tobia Arronax, a young Newtype, is the primary character of Crossbone Gundam. He becomes entangled in the conflict between the Crossbone Vanguard and the Jupiter Empire. While Gundam F91 is justifiably seen as a letdown by many Gundam fans, Crossbone Gundam is largely recognized as one of Gundam’s greatest chapters because of its lovable cast, well-written plot, and distinctive “pirate Gundam” technical designs. Its high quality makes one wonder how Gundam F91 might have turned out if Tomino had been able to complete it as the originally intended 52-episode TV series.

Getter Robo

In chronological order, this is the first Getter Robo series. Getter Robo, which debuted 15 years before the rest of the series, popularized the concept of merging and morphing robots. The unexpected appearance of “Getter Rays” on Earth drove the dinosaurs far underground millions of years ago. They became enraged and angry at the humans who replaced them on the surface after developing into sentient creatures, and they began preparing their attack on mankind. Getter Robo, a machine developed by Professor Saotome that uses the enigmatic Getter Rays as its power source, is fighting them. It is piloted by three strong-willed young men: Nagare Ryoma, a brutal martial artist, Jin Hayato, a psychotic yet extremely brilliant revolutionary, and Tomoe Musashi, a hot-blooded Judo teacher. Each controls one of three specially built battle planes that may be joined in various ways to construct three distinct types of gigantic robots: the flying, axe-wielding Getter-1, the quick, drill-wielding Getter-2, and the tough, tank-like Getter-3.

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt

The Universal Century started with humanity’s expanding population venturing into space. UC0079 is the year. Side 3, the cluster of colonies furthest from Earth, declares itself the Principality of Zeon and declares war on the Earth Federation. It has already been over a year since the conflict began. A fierce fight rages in the “Thunderbolt sector,” a desolate area of space where a huge amount of wreckage from battleships and wrecked space colonies from the conflict lies, as the Earth Federation Forces set their sights on recapturing the Zeon-controlled sector.

Astro Boy

Japan is a technological utopia in the distant year 2003, and robots are ubiquitous. Tobio, one such robot, was created by the brilliant Dr. Tenma to replace his deceased son. However, when it becomes clear that Tobio is an imperfect replica of his deceased kid, Dr. Tenma dismisses him. Professor Ochanomizu, a fighter for robot civil rights, saves him from the trash heap. Now, the small robot, dubbed Astro Boy, is tasked with protecting Japan and the rest of the globe from a variety of deadly dangers. Astro aspires to make an example to the world of the good that all robots are capable of by using his seven super-abilities and 100,000 horsepower worth of strength to combat evil.

Shin Mazinger Zero

An alternate take on Mazinger Z, in the future, the world has been destroyed by the demon known as Mazinger Z, and the only human left on earth is Kouji Kabuto. He is given a chance to save humanity by sending him back in time by a mysterious Minerva X. The history in this take is for adults, with nudity and blood that may be too much for some fans of the original version.

The Legendary Mechanic

Han Xiao, a seasoned “Galaxy” player, died abruptly in the middle of a leveling request. He was sent to the game world ten years ago and became an NPC with a player’s panel before being reincarnated based on the game’s villain. To survive, Han Xiao steadfastly chose the “Mechanic” vocation and focused on cultivation. He swore to lead the army of machines, topple the villains, and rise from the ashes to become the strongest, having gotten familiar with the game’s iterations and rules.

Date A Live

The 10th of April. Because yesterday was the last day of spring vacation, it was a school day beginning this morning. Itsuka Shidou assumed that after being awakened up by his adorable young sister, it would be the start of another typical day. As for anticipating the accidental encounter with the girl who claimed to be a ghost. The townscape vanished without a trace, along with a violent shockwave. The girl was standing in a crater in the middle of the roadway.

“—Have you come to murder me as well?” She is the calamity that will kill humanity, an unknown origin monster, and a creature despised by the rest of the planet. There are only two options for dealing with this girl: annihilation or dialogue. Shidou’s younger sister Kotori, dressed in a military uniform, told him, “Since it’s like this, just go date her and let the spirit fall for you!”.

Well, it isn’t so surprising considering how good these anime are made. Mecha anime/robot anime always involve complex character designs and takes a lot of time to air each season. However, the artists have been giving it all to bring these masterpieces to us. So, can’t we appreciate them by watching them delightfully?

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