The men’s mecha in the anime series Vandread. Hibiki’s bangata (also called a vanguard) has the special ability to ‘unite’ with some of the women pirate’s dread fighters to create various vandreads (hence the name of the show). These vandreads have greater abilities then either the dread fighters or the bangata by themselves but are very specialised. Only Hibiki’s bangata and the dreads of Dita, Meia and Jura have this ability which seems to stem from their exposure to a substance called Pexis.