Sai Mecha: The Super Dimensional Robot Tournament!

I’ve started a little side project, inspired a bit by International Sai Moe, to have fans choose mecha to compete with each other in a tournament. This is a new thing and I’ll be learning as I go but it should hopefully be a fun tournament for all involved. Nominations will open tonight at 12am EST (GMT -5) via email, and the first preliminary matches to test the system will begin at the same time. More details at:

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  1. Posted March 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Permalink


    • Kherubim
      Posted March 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      I nominated the VF-1S Valkyrie and the Destroid Tomahawk… *fistbump*

  2. lavlavi
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    longtime lurker, first time commenter. i just want to say this idea of yours is awesome!

    • Posted March 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

      Glad to hear from you for the first time, and I’m glad you like the idea!

  3. Posted March 26, 2011 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    This is the best idea ever!! Wooooooooot nice work by the way.

  4. Soulstrider
    Posted March 26, 2011 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Glad to see your project going forward, will follow this closely. Although I am pretty sure either Gundam or TTGL will win.

    • Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      There are a lot of Gundams, so that helps split the franchise vote a bit. TTGL I expect to do really well though. Glad to have you following this!

  5. DarkFireBlade25
    Posted March 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam will pwn. you. all.

    • Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

      I’m sure the Freedom will be a point of contention. As loved by its fans as it is hated by its detractors (including me, heh.)

  6. Ressy
    Posted March 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Full Metal Panic needs more love.
    So I nominated the mecha from that, regardless of it they defy the laws of physics like TTGL or Gundam Seed.

    • Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

      In the nominations so far there have been two FMP mecha that have been very popular. Currently in the top 5 or 10 for total nominations iirc. So there seems to be plenty of love for FMP so far.

  7. Magnus
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Needs more BattleTech. ^^

    • Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

      As much as I love Battletech, I didn’t want to make things too complicated by straying outside of anime works. But Battletech will always hold a place in my heart.

    Posted March 27, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Phoenix Gundam and Ball – because it’s funny like that :3

  9. DonQuigleone
    Posted March 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I approve. But there are a lot of mecha, why not split into divisions like “Real Robot-prototype” “Real Robot-mass production” , “Super Robot”, or by era.

    It’s difficult to make a direct comparison between the Valkyrie, and the Gurren lagann.

    • Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

      I really didn’t want to make things complicated for this so I didn’t make it multiple divisions or rounds with different rules or double elimination or anything. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this and I don’t want to take up the burden of running things beyond a simple tournament format.

      As to comparisons, that’s entirely up to each voter. Whichever mecha you like better than the others, for whatever reason (capabilities, visuals, design, anything), just vote as you see fit.

  10. d3v
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:28 am | Permalink


    Why did I only see this now? I know I should have been checking THAT more often.

    That said, if neither the God nor Master Gundam make it to the finals, then the tournament is obviously rigged.

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