Obviously, Pacific Rim Uprising got its inspiration from Mecha anime. If you’ve already seen Pacific Rim Uprising, no worries, here is a list of anime you can watch to keep you in a Mecha mood.

6Aldnoah Zero

Humans have successfully settled on Mars and a group of people have decided to remain there and create a new empire independent of Earth. This decision caused strife between the two planets and a war. There finally came a time of peace until an assassination attempt on the Martian princess which caused tensions to rise again — and a major Mecha battle to ensue.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix.

5Code Geass


In an alternative Earth, the Holy Brittanian Empire has conquered Japan using powerful Mechas called Knightmares and changed Japan’s name to Area 11. Lelouch Lamperouge is an exiled noble waiting for his moment to get revenge on Brittania. He finally has his chance when a strange girl grants him a supernatural ability which he uses to help Area 11 gain victory over Brittania.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

4Darling in the Franxx

The world is threatened by giant monster-like creatures called Kyoryu. Children are raised as soldiers and taught to pilot large Mechas called Franxx for the sole purpose of fighting these creatures. Hiro and his newfound partner Zero Two, a strange girl with horns, may be the world’s best hope.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

3Eureka Seven

Renton was bored living with his grandfather and training to become a mechanic to eventually take over the family business. His dream was to become a hero like his late father and cloud surf with Mechas with the renowned Gekkostate. One day he encounters Gekkostate and makes the major decision to leave home and join them.

Streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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2Full Metal Panic!

Sousuke Sagara is a seventeen-year-old military sergeant and Arm Slave (Mecha) specialist. He’s given a mission to go undercover at a high school in order to protect Kaname Chidori, a girl with an unknown power endangered of being abducted.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

1Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

After the Calamity War ended 300 years ago, newly established governments began governing Earth. Meanwhile the human settlements on Mars struggle with class wars. A security company, Chryse Guard Security (CGS), is hired to escort a civil rights activist and are attacked while protecting her. The children who work for CGS are forced to fight on the front lines and are able to push back the opposition by using an old Mecha from the war. After many die, the children revolt and take over the company, starting a new one in its place.

Streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Writer’s note: I am speaking on behalf of myself and my views do not necessarily reflect those of anyone else.

Dy is an aspiring filmmaker with a B.S. in Film. Her hobbies include binging anime, reading comic books and watching TV and movies. Follow her on twitter @dyprinzess.