The latest video from MetaBallStudios combines two of our favorite things, zen size comparisons and giant robots. While these two things may not seem like they go together, MetaBallStudios makes it work. And so, through the power of well-crafted animation, we take a tour of all our favorite pop-culture mechas and see how they stack up against one another when it comes to size. And as a bonus, we experience it all with the backdrop of a great soundtrack. Giant piloted robots live in anime, movies, and more, but which ones stand tall among the rest? Let’s take a look.
For those who don’t know, a mecha is defined as “a large armored robot, typically controlled by a person riding inside the robot itself.” “Mecha” is also sometimes spelled “Meka.” Of course, it sounds like the word stems from mechanical, but MetaBallStudios took a few liberties with the exact definition in this size comparison video. We absolutely love that they included Alfredo Linguini from Ratatouille. While Ratatouille’s hero might not be a traditional mecha, we must admit that when Remy controls Alfredo, it gives off serious Pacific Rim vibes. And that’s what makes these videos so great.
Of course, not all mecha are giant robots; some are actually tiny robots. According to MetaBallStudios, one of the smallest mecha around is Emmet’s Construct-O-Mech from The Lego Movie. This mecha is only approximately 30 cm, a true robot baby. Meanwhile, other familiar mecha such as the MCU’s Hulkbuster armor, Star Wars‘ AT-ST Walker, Power Rangers‘ Megazord, and Pacific Rim‘s Gipsy Danger reach a little higher.
But none of these robots, not Voltron: Legendary Defender‘s Voltron, not even Mechagodzilla, come close to reaching the highest heights of giant robots. As the video draws to a close, we blast off into space. And there, we see that some mecha exist on a cosmic scale. Getter Emporer from Getter Robo rivals the Milky Way in size. But who is the most giant robot of all, you ask? Well, that honor goes to Gurren Lagann’s Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. This “colossal, mech-like mass of energy” is greater in size than the observable universe. Phew, a giant robot indeed.