11 Best New Mecha Anime [with great art]

Now that you’re here, you love Action and Mecha, but have you watched the new Mecha Anime with great graphics and atmospheres?

It’s true that the best and iconic mechas are among the older ones, but this list proves that the newest mecha anime (some of) are definitely worth watching too, and there’s no reason, seriously no reason not to watch (seriously) some of new mecha anime in this list (seriously, check out top 3).

11- Knight’s & Magic

Mal Score: 7.08

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Isekai, Mecha Year: 2017 Studio: 8bit

After Tsubasa Kurata, a hardcore mecha otaku, is killed in a car accident, he reincarnates in a medieval world where massive humanoid mechas called Silhouette Knights are used to defeat demonic beasts.

Born to a noble family and fortunate enough to have extraordinary magical abilities, Tsubasa enrolls in an elite magic school with the dream of piloting a Silhouette Knight, the Royal Laihaila Academy.

10- Heavy Object

Mal Score: 7.26

Genres: Action, Mecha, Military Year: 2015 Studio: J. C Staff, SANZIGEN

Mechas called “objects” began to dominate all wars in future, and wars turned into bloodless games between “objects”.

But, the tide of battle turns when Qwenthur and Havia, faced with the incredible powerful an enemy Object, manage to single-handedly defeat the Object with just their wits and ingenuity.

9- Darling in the FranXX

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Mal Score: 7.22

Genres: Action, Drama, Romance, Mecha Year: 2018 Studio: A1 Pictures, Trigger, CloverWorks

In a dystopian future, humanity chose immortality at the expense of their reproductive systems and after giant monsters called Klaxosaurs wiped out some of humanity, the survivors were forced to seek refuge in huge fortress cities called Plantations.

When the authorities realized that they needed humans with reproductive functions to protect the Plantations, they gave birth to fertile children, whom they called “parasites“, through genetic cloning. And they framed the parasites’ lives as purely fighting and trained them to use giant mechas known as FranXX with male-female pairings.

Hiro, a FranXX pilot, encounters a notorious FranXX pilot codenamed Zero Two and known as the “Partner Killer” in the jungle, eftsoon a Klaxosaur appears and kills Zero Two’s partner. Hiro and Zero Two have to manage the mecha together, and interestingly, they easily defeating the Klaxosaur. Zero Two says she’s found new “darling“.

8- Aldnoah Zero

Mal Score: 7.40

Genres: Action, Military, Mecha Year: 2014 Studio: A1 Pictures, TROYCA

A hypergate discovered on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission has allowed some people to teleport and settle on Mars.

Martian settlers discovered a high technology on there they called “Aldnoah“, and this discovery led to the establishment of the Vers Empire and the declaration of war on the rest of the world.

7- Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Mal Score: 7.46

Genres: Action, Adventure, Mecha Year: 2013 Studio: Production I.G

In the distant future, most humans have left Earth and formed the Galactic Alliance. Humanity is in a constant war with strange creatures called Hideauze. A mecha pilot, Ledo, lost control during the battle and was swept into space-time that his mecha’s computer could not recognize.

He warped to Earth, which he thought was just a myth, surprised to find water-filled, low-tech, and naturally breathable air (It doesn’t seem like the distant future). Ledo is trapped on this calm and peaceful blue planet, but the peaceful days will not last long.

6- Broken Blade

Mal Score: 7.25

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Mecha Year: 2014 Studio: Production I.G, Xebec

On the continent of Cruzon, Humans are born with “magic” that allows them to control Quartz, create light, and control giant Mechas called Golems‘. However, although the bells of an impending war between the Krisna Kingdom and the Athenian nation are ringing, the “un-sorcerer” Rygart Arrow lacks this power.

An ancient type of Golem was found in a mine shaft, although ancient but with more advanced abilities than existing Golems and no one was able to control it. The key to activating this Golem, which can turn the tide of battle, can be a “non-mage” person.

5- SSSS:Gridman

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Mal Score: 7.12

Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi Year: 2018 Studio: Trigger

Yuta Hibiki awakens with amnesia and the ability see things that others cannot. He first encounters a Gridman in the reflection of his friend Rikka Takarada’s computer and it tells him to “Remember his calling,” but Yuta doesn’t understand what this means.

Later, in the distance, he sees an extremely large monster but it doesn’t move. It’s only when Yuta gets to school that the two sightings make sense: a monster attacks and the hero Yuta saw in the computer screen pulls him within the computer and transforms Yuta into a giant hero named Gridman


4- Knights of Sidonia

Mal Score: 7.65

Genres: Action, Mecha, Seinen, Space Year: 2014 Studio: Polygon Pictures

It has been 1000 years since the alien race called the Gauna invaded the world, and only a small part of humanity has escaped by leaving the world in giant ships called “seed ships” like Sidonia.

Nagate Tanikaze spent his time in mecha pilot simulations while living deep beneath in Sidonia. When Gauna begins to attack Sidonia, he is tasked with piloting the legendary unit known as the Tsugumori, due to the high-level skills of Tanikaze, the hero humanity needs.

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Promare (Movie)

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Mal Score: 7.96

Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi Year:  2019 Studio: Trigger

Why need watch?

A feast for your eyes (Studio Trigger alert!) and pure action, Promare is a colorful thrill ride that will entertain you. Remember, minimum expectation, maximum efficiency.

A great power suddenly appeared within the people who mutated 30 years ago; The Burnish race quickly wiped out half the world’s population, albeit unintentionally.

Nowadays, a battle has begun with the emergence of the terrorist group Mad Burnish.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans

MAL Score: 8.04

Genres: Mecha, Action, Space Year: 2015 Studio: Sunrise

Why need watch?

I don’t know 🙁 if you watched it, just write in comments for others.


Iron-Blooded Orphans is about a group of teenagers who oppose the world government that rules Mars because of the horrendous living conditions of Mars.

A group of young adults living on Mars rebel against them and start their own security company for freedom.

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86: Eighty Six

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MAL Score: 8.26

Genres: Action, Mecha, Drama Year: 2021 Studio: A1 Pictures

Why need watch?

86 has a great battlefield and atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re in it.. a deep, shocking, dramatic story that doesn’t stop hurting the audience… Quite different from other animes.


The Republic of San Magnolia is waging a war against the machine drones known as the Legion. There is no need to worry about the 85 districts of the Republic that continue the war with their own unmanned combat vehicles without causing any casualties. 

However.. In precinct 86th district, young soldiers known as 86, who are not seen as human, fight head-to-head with the Legions.

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