I'll say it right now, I know next to nothing about Mecha as a genre. I would only consider myself a "mecha fan" on the basis that giant robots trying their hardest to kill each other is cool and timeless. I want to introduce Mecha into my worldbuilding, but I have a lot of fantasy races and subraces and I wanna have the Mecha be at least slightly different from race to race. How would a Dwarven Mecha be different from an Orcish Mecha? How do politics get involved? Is it like Gundam where there are corporations selling giant robots to the highest bidder or are they strictly military arms. Are my mechs just giant hunks of Magitech? If so, does the pilot 100% need to be a Mage and of what caliber and qualifications? A lot of these are my decision to make as an author, but I'm absolutely stumped. What kind of Mecha Anime what be good research material for me to watch and where can I watch it? If my Mechs are Magic-based, does that put them in the category of Super Robot no matter how many elements of "mature storytelling" typically associated with Real Robots I go with? Can a series with Super Robots, or just Magitech in general, have the same level of narrative weight as it would with more realistic tech? Is Final Fantasy the only franchise that can get away with having the kind of narrative I want to portray? I'd love insight, ideally from veterans of Sci-Fi Fantasy Hybrids like what I'm trying to do. Thanks in advance.