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Japanese Fans Want to Take These Anime Machines For a Spin

Let’s go for a ride.

From giant robots to airborne gliders to 3D maneuver gear, from the beginning, the world of anime and manga has featured a wide and amazing array of rideable machines.

Polling site Charapedia recently asked its readers what anime machines they’d like to take a spin in, and the results have arrived. Let’s take a look.

20. 3D Maneuver Gear
Attack on Titan

19. Strike Freedom Gundam
Gundam Seed Destiny

18. VF-25 Messiah
Macross Frontier

17. Guren Type-08 Elements “SEITEN”
Code Geass

16. The Galactic Merchant Fleet Robot Kaien

15. Z Gundam
Z Gundam

14. Yatter One

13. Xabungle
Combat Mecha Xabungle

12. Scopedog
Armored Trooper Votoms

11. God Gundam
G Gundam

And the top ten…

10. Tachikoma
Ghost in the Shell

9. Ingram
Mobile Police Patlabor

8. Lancelot
Code Geass

7. Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

6. Turbo Engine Skateboard
Detective Conan

5. Thousand Sunny
One Piece

4. Mehve

3. Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam

2. Evangelion Unit-01
Neon Genesis Evangelion

1. Time Machine

As a connoisseur of old-school anime, I’m happy to see a lot of classic machines made the top ten – though I wouldn’t touch the cockpit of Unit-01 with a ten foot pole, personally.

How about you guys? What flying, roving and diving machines from anime have you always wanted to hitch a ride in?

Source: Charapedia

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.