Mechabay origins


MechaBay strives to be the most definitive and accurate reference for popular mecha series. We are currently focussing on the Gundam series but our goal is to cover other popular series in the genre.


On 1 February 2009, good friends Jenxi and Michael founded MechaBay. They contributed to the Gundam Wiki as administrators. The lack of standardisation on the Wiki and the constrains of using a wiki system resulted in the establishment of a self-hosted project. The articles on the Gundam Wiki were in a mess due to disorganised duplication of Wikipedia articles. Heavy advertising on the wiki further contributed to the chaotic appearance.

The design of MechaBay is clean and simple, devoid of unnecessary clutter. Rather than focussing excessively on mecha specifications, MechaBay works towards a balance between technical information and other in-universe content, such as articles about the characters, organisations and factions.

The aim of the articles is to be readable and encyclopaedic.