Isekai anime+robots and mecha. It might sound unusual, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work, right?
That’s why today we’ve decided to experiment and put together a list of the best isekai anime with robots and mechas.
And we want to let you know upfront that many of these anime are a bit older, as this subgenre was quite popular back in the day, but don’t let this stop you.
So, all that’s left is for you to get comfortable, make some popcorn, and choose which anime to dive into tonight.
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8. Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs is a unique and quite controversial isekai anime from 2022, consisting of 12 episodes.
The story revolves around Leon, a former Japanese worker who gets reincarnated into an otome game where women hold absolute power over men.
In this alternate world, men are treated as objects for romantic pursuits or even as slaves.
Leon, however, refuses to accept this oppressive system and uses his real-world knowledge to incite a rebellion and overturn the status quo.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible mayhem this anime offers. Soon, you’ll be immersed in a story that combines comedy, action, drama, romance, and yes, even mecha and robots.
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs is your go-to choice if you’re seeking something truly one-of-a-kind, absurd, and admittedly a tad controversial.
7. The Wings of Rean
The Wings of Rean is an ONA series from 2006 that acts as a spin-off of Aura Battler Dunbine, another anime on this list, sharing the same setting and themes.
Suzuki, a young rebel, decides one day, along with his friends, to launch a rocket into the American base in their Japanese town to express their dissent.
During his escape after this act, he encounters Princess Lyx, who claims to be from another world, traveling aboard her flying battleship.
But unbeknownst to them, this chance meeting will set several events in motion, leading to an impending war.
We strongly recommend this series to fans of Aura Battler Dunbine since it takes place in the same world and explores classic themes like war, politics, and of course mecha, reminiscent of the vintage series.
You can also watch it even if you haven’t seen the main series, but delving into both will provide a deeper and more comprehensive experience.
6. NG Knight Lamune & 40
NG Knight Lamune & 40 is a 1990 anime with 38 episodes that combines comedy, fantasy, and mecha elements.
Lamune is a regular 4th-grade boy who loves video games. One day, he buys a new game from a traveling girl, but when he tries to play it at home, something strange happens.
The same girl who sold him the game appears on his TV screen, and she introduces herself as Princess Milk from the world of Hara-Hara and asks Lamune for help in saving her kingdom, as he’s the chosen hero.
In summary, this anime offers a classic isekai experience with old-school animation and a classic isekai-style plot, while also featuring plenty of humor to keep things entertaining.
5. Knight’s and Magic
Knight’s & Magic is quite a niche isekai anime, released in 2017 in 13 episodes adapted from the light novel of the same name.
The protagonist this time is an otaku with a great passion for mecha, who unexpectedly dies in a car accident.
But instead of dying, he is reincarnated in an alternate world in the guise of Ernesti Echevarria, a silver-haired little boy.
And his goal will be to become a pilot of Silhouette Knight, the huge mechas that are used in this world, aided by his modern knowledge.
Knight’s & Magic is a good blend of isekai, fantasy, and mecha. Although we can’t promise you a masterpiece, you’ll find a rather simple and super entertaining anime that you might enjoy if you like this subgenre.
4. Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventures
Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventures is a 1999 isekai anime divided into 13 episodes, with mecha, action, and science fiction as genres.
Katsuki Yotsuga is a boy who has mysterious visions about huge robots fighting each other. No one believes him except Mitsuki, a schoolmate who will take him to her father, doctor Sanada.
Here Katsuki discovers that they are not actually visions, but a terrible war between mechas is actually happening in a parallel world, which the boy will be able to reach thanks to the machine he invented.
This set the start for his journey in search of answers.
Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventures is another anime on this list that mixes isekai and mecha elements with a vintage touch.
But what sets it apart is its slowly unfolding, mystery-filled plot that gradually adds pieces to the puzzle.
3. Aura Battler Dunbine
Aura Battler Dunbine is an isekai anime that was released in 1983 in 49 episodes and is undoubtedly one of the pioneers of the isekai genre.
The story follows Sho Zama, a Japanese boy who, after a motocross accident, finds himself in the fantasy world of Bystol Well, populated by dragons, knights, and powerful robots.
Due to being endowed with an intense aura, Sho is soon enlisted by the ambitious Drake Luft, a powerful lord aiming to expand his territories, as the pilot of an Aura Battler, an insectoid robot/mecha.
However, an encounter with the rebel army causes Sho to discover Drake Luft’s true plans, leading him to switch allegiances and kick off an epic battle of ideologies.
Aura Battler Dunbine has aged and a lot, we know. Its animations are undeniably outdated and might not be as well-received by today’s standards, but we’re talking about an 80’s anime, after all.
But if that doesn’t discourage you, you appreciate vintage anime and haven’t watched it yet, don’t hesitate any longer, because you’re in for an incredible adventure filled with politics, psychology, adventure, and much more.
2. Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth, released in 1994, is an anime that follows the journey of three girls, Hikaru, Umi, and Fu, who are transported to the fantasy world of Cefiro during a school trip to Tokyo Tower.
The world is in peril and they are tasked with saving it as Magic Knights, using their newfound magical powers.
The girls form a magical guild and fight against the evil High Priest Zagato to rescue Princess Emeraude, the key to victory.
Magic Knight Rayearth is a unique blend of isekai, mecha, majokko, adventure, action, and more.
And while its animations aren’t the most up-to-date, don’t let that detail deter you from experiencing this gem.
1. The Vision of Escaflowne
The Vision of Escaflowne stands is probably one of the best choices if you seek a union of action, isekai and romance.
The protagonist, Hitomi Kanzaki, is a typical high school girl with two passions: running and tarot cards. One day, during her tarot readings, she experiences a vision of being transported to an unknown world.
Initially dismissing it as a mere dream, she soon realizes its reality when a dragon and a swordsman named Van Fanel appear before her during a training session.
Van rescues Hitomi by defeating the dragon, and they find themselves mysteriously transported to the war-torn planet Gaia, where a battle against the Zaibach empire rages.
The Vision of Escaflowne is an incredibly unique anime that can be considered quite niche nowadays.
But its blend of isekai, action, mecha, and romance might be a perfect choice for you today, so don’t miss it if the premise catches your interest.