Mecha anime often have those hot-blooded main protagonists who are always itching to fight and always charges into battle head on. In a new poll by animeanime.jp, the website asked 941 anime fans, 60% of whom are male, while 40% were female, which NON-GUNDAM mecha anime is the one that they think is most hot-blooded of all.
The poll featured plenty of surprises and a few snubs, and here are the Top 10:
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 – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
1 – Fafner in the Azure
While many would certainly expect all those gar-filled super robot anime from the 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s to fill this list (plus Gurren Lagann), it is actually dominated by newer anime which are more likely to employ a strategic style of combat with emo characters rather than a drag-on, knock-out and hot-blooded shounen-style battles with actual hot-blooded combatants.
The list is filled with the apparent lack of hot-blooded mecha anime from an older generation such as Mazinger Z. But then again, emotional roller coasters like Evangelion made it to the Top 10 but high-impact and action-filled ones like Getter Robo didn’t.
…oh, and Fafner in the Azure managed to upset a hot-blooded favorite like Gurren Lagann. But hey, GaoGaiGar made it to the Top 5!
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