chiefly in anime or manga: a large combat robot having humanoid form, typically controlled by an occupant
[< Japanese meka, specific use of the broader sense ‘machine’, ‘mechanism’, ultimately < English mechanic or a similar word]
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Quite possibly the most critic-proof movie ever made, Power Rangers marks a fascinating new phase in the Japanese colonization of the western imagination—a radical postwestern narrativity and design sense alike, born of the combined subversive powers of toy manufacturers, classical mecha action, and the tastes and aspirations of the under-tens.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing was one of the first shows to take the popular ‘giant robot’ concept of human-piloted mecha and turn it into a storyline that matched rites-of-passage drama with smart plotting and hard-edged technology.
The story follows a robotics engineer and his giant mecha as they try to save Tokyo from a lethal crustacean-like creature.
What began as a high school dating visual novel morphed into a sci-fi saga packing mecha, aliens, and an alternative world.
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