Top 10 Mecha Anime of 2017
1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation
First of the three part theatrical film remake of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.
People have created many stories. Joy, sadness, anger, deep emotion. Stories stir up emotion and captivate. However, those emotions are nothing more than the feelings of a spectator. What if the characters in the stories had their own "will"? In their eyes, are we, the creators of the stories, like gods? Revolution for our world. Punishment for the land of the gods.
Re:CREATORS. Everyone becomes a Creator.
3. Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt 2
The second season of Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt.
4. Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack
It has been three years since the end of the Gundam Build Fighters TV series. Now a totally new story starring Iori Sei and friends is set to begin. (Source: gundam.info)
5. Knight's & Magic
A Japanese mecha otaku dies in a car accident and his soul is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevarria. Eru inherits memories and interests from his previous life, and aims to be a pilot of a Silhouette Knight, a large humanoid weapon that really exists in his world.
(Source: Anime News Network)
6. Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower
A compilation film recapping the events from the second season.
7. Napping Princess
This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can't seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can't ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he's always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear.
(Source: New York International Children's Film Festival)
8. Atom: The Beginning
Atom The Beginning's story takes place in Japan after a great calamity. There were two geniuses who dreamed of the future. One was Umatarou Tenma. The other was Hiroshi Ochanomizu. The two labored day and night in robot research — Tenma to create a "god," and Ochanomizu to create a "friend." Thus a robot, A106, was born from their collaborative friendship. Would A106 really become a god, or a friend? The manga and anime tell a prequel story leading up to the birth of Astro Boy.
(Source: Anime News Network)
9. Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue
This is a dynamic dream battle featuring many types of Gunpla skirmishing in all sorts of situations. (Source: gundam.info)
I-Machines are the general term for robots that operate in extreme environments. While Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is in the middle of operating an I-Machine, she gets involved in an incident with pirates, and ends up serving as a crew member on an excavation company's spaceship.