It's just like in the comics! Last week's Kaiju War crossover leads right into Forever Giant Robot this week*! After all, who's going to fight the monsters that rose from the depths or fell from sky in the blog crossover of the moment? What's a giant robot? Well, any kind of mechanical creature that's about the right size to fight kaiju will do, whether piloted "mechs" or self-controlled. Some are monsters themselves, bent on destruction. Others are humanity's helpers, our last line of defense. While anime spawned a lot of giant robots, I'm not into anime enough for a lot of them to make it onto the list (and yes, the only reason Iron Giant isn't on here is probably because I haven't gotten 'round to watching it yet); maybe some of the other participants will take care of that. Who else is participating? Michael May's Adventureblog and That F'ing Monkey (with more to come, watch this space!).
*This blog in no way endorses comic book events doing this.
Honorable mention: RoboPagoda
7. Crimson Typhoon
Kill All Monsters, but he gets luckier in the giant robot category. I just love Deathstork. Neat design, all spindly next to its bulkier cohorts. A female pilot, tapping into a proud anime tradition. And perhaps most importantly, GREAT name. Yeah! Deathstork!
Now it's up to you! Write your own list or a link to your own space in the comments! The crossover is in full swing! What are YOUR favorite giant robots?