History Manga / GetterRobo

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A classic HumongousMecha manga, created in 1974 by manga author Creator/KenIshikawa, who had previously collaborated with Creator/GoNagai in the production of his smash-hit series ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Where ''Mazinger'' pioneered the concept of a HumongousMecha piloted by a human, ''Getter Robo'' effectively created the CombiningMecha with its three-part machine, which required the three pilots to work in harmony in order to work at its best. Five arcs of the manga were created before Creator/KenIshikawa's death in 2006 - Getter Robo, Getter Robo G, Getter Robo Go (created 17 years after ''G''), Shin Getter Robo and Getter Robo Āḥ. Though they all form a single coherent continuity, there is also a significant TimeSkip between them and each series is vastly different in tone, technology level and setting, and usually involves the next generation of Getter Robo pilots. In the thirty years since its creation, ''Getter Robo'' has had a number of spinoffs and alternate tellings, which, while not direct adaptions of the manga, usually feature the same characters but in different storylines and settings. These include...

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A classic HumongousMecha manga, created in 1974 by manga author Creator/KenIshikawa, who had previously collaborated with Creator/GoNagai in the production of his smash-hit series ''Anime/MazingerZ''. Where ''Mazinger'' pioneered the concept of a HumongousMecha piloted by a human, ''Getter Robo'' effectively created the CombiningMecha with its three-part machine, which required the three pilots to work in harmony in order to work at its best. Five arcs of the manga were created before Creator/KenIshikawa's death in 2006 - Getter Robo, Getter Robo G, Getter Robo Go (created 17 years after ''G''), Shin Getter Robo and Getter Robo Āḥ. Though they all form a single coherent continuity, there is also a significant TimeSkip between them them, and each series is vastly different in tone, technology level and setting, and usually involves the next generation of Getter Robo pilots. In the thirty years since its creation, ''Getter Robo'' has had a number of spinoffs and alternate tellings, which, while not direct adaptions of the manga, usually feature the same characters but in different storylines and settings. These include...



* ''Getter Robo'': The original manga released in 1974. The primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off.
* ''Getter Robo G'': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat.
* ''Getter Robo Go'': Was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.
* ''Shin Getter Robo'': Published from 1996 to 1999, it serves as an interquel between ''Getter Robo G'' and ''Getter Robo Go''.
* ''Getter Robo āḥ'': Was meant to be the finale to the Getter Robo saga, but [[AuthorExistenceFailure Ken Ishikawa's death due to health issues lead to it coming to a grinding halt]].
%%* ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'':
%%* ''Getter Robo Anthology: The Will of Evolution'':

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* ''Getter Robo'': The original manga released in 1974. 1974, although the first chapter was released several days after the first episode of the TV anime and was much DarkerAndEdgier. The primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, Empire and its ruler, Emperor Gore, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, To fight them, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of is desperately looking for pilots for his daughter Michiru's classmates newly constructed SuperRobot Getter Robo. These pilots ultimately turn out to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of be Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; young and HotBlooded karate master, who lost his purpose in life after avenging his father's honor at a martial arts tournament; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; teenaged terrorist, who was plotting to kill the prime minister when Ryoma and the dinosaurs found him; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off.
judo master training on Mt. Daisetsu.
* ''Getter Robo G'': Was a part of the first Getter Robo manga during the original serialization, but was recognized as a separate arc in the Getter Robo Saga. The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the The team recruits a new member Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill Kuruma and opposes the empty third seat.
demons with their previously introduced new Getter Robo.
* ''Getter Robo Go'': Was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.
''Starvengers''. Loosely based on an older Getter Robo Go manga and its TV anime adaptation. While the previous incarnations of Getter Robo Go were reboots of the original Getter Robo, Ishikawa's Getter Robo Go manga is a continuation of his Getter Robo manga. Takes place 15 years after the events of Shin Getter Robo and features an entirely new Getter Team consisting of Go Ichimonji, an especially talented schoolboy; Sho Tachibana, daughter of Professor Tachibana; and Gai Daido, a mechanic of Getter Robo. With Hayato taking over Saotome's place as the boss of the team, they fight evil Professor Rando who wants to conquer the world with his cyborg zombies and massive war machines.
* ''Shin Getter Robo'': Published from 1996 to 1999, it serves as an interquel between ''Getter Robo G'' and ''Getter Robo Go''.
Go''. The plot deals with the nature of the Getter Rays and the evolution of Getter Robots. Insectoid aliens come from the future to destroy the Saotome Research Facility.
* ''Getter Robo āḥ'': Was meant to be the finale to the Getter Robo saga, but the magazine's cancellation and [[AuthorExistenceFailure Ken Ishikawa's death due to health issues lead to it coming to a grinding halt]].
halt]]. It follows a new Getter Team struggling against the Andromeda Country, the same enemy from the Shin Getter Robo manga. The new team consists of Takuma Nagare, son of Ryoma; Kamui, a half-reptiloid and [[spoiler:son of Gore]]; and Baku Yamagishi, younger brother of Messiah Tayel from the Getter Robo Go manga.
%%* ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'':
Suicide'': a spin-off manga based on some of Ishikawa's notes.
%%* ''Getter Robo Anthology: The Will of Evolution'':Evolution'': a collection of what-if chapters made by different authors.



* ''Getter Robo Devolution'': A manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi of [[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Linebarrels of Iron]] fame, released on December 12, 2015. Most of the cast are now [[YoungerAndHipper aged down into middle-schoolers]], but [[AdultFear the dark themes have not been toned down in the slightest]].

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* ''Getter Robo Devolution'': Devolution: the Last Three Minutes of the Universe'': A manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi of [[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Linebarrels of Iron]] fame, released on December 12, 2015. Most of the cast are now [[YoungerAndHipper aged down into middle-schoolers]], but [[AdultFear the dark themes have not been toned down in the slightest]]. Introduces the concept of parallel universes into the franchise to combine different Getter Robo continuities in its own.



* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter adaptation of Ishikawa's original manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script.
* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Also known as ''Shin Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi'', Armageddon is an OVA set in a world where Professor Saotome apparently goes rogue and allies with the monstrous, saurian creatures called Invaders, producing a bio-organic Getter monster dubbed "Shin Dragon"; and the OnlyOne who can stop him might be Ryoma, who was imprisoned years ago for [[NotAsYouKnowThem murdering the good Professor]]. When the United Nations fires a nuclear missile at Shin Dragon, the resulting fallout kills 90% of the world's population. Almost a decade later, a new team of Getter pilots formed by Benkei's adoptive daughter Kei and his right-hand Gai, as well as a clone made by Saotome named Go, battle the Invaders with the super-powerful Shin Getter Robo, eventually joining up with the original team. Second animated series brought to the U.S., courtesy of AD Vision, in 2001. This series is also the one credited to finally getting the [[SerialEscalation over-the-topness]] of the manga into animated form, and is a perennial favorite of fans of the franchise. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally chosen as director, but was fired after three episodes]] [[ExecutiveMeddling for unknown reasons]]. It is a common misconception that it is a sequel to a RadioDrama called ''Moon Wars'', but that was not produced until after the end of the OVA.

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* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter an adaptation of Ishikawa's the original Getter Robo Go manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" and is a reboot of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script.
original TV series.
* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Also Originally known as ''Shin ''Change! Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi'', Hi'' or ''Change! Getter Robo - the Last Day of the World'', Armageddon is an OVA set in a world where Professor Saotome apparently goes rogue and allies with the monstrous, saurian creatures called Invaders, producing a bio-organic Getter monster dubbed "Shin Dragon"; and the OnlyOne who can stop him might be Ryoma, who was imprisoned years ago for [[NotAsYouKnowThem murdering the good Professor]]. When the United Nations fires a nuclear missile at Shin Dragon, the resulting fallout kills 90% of the world's population. Almost a decade later, a new team of Getter pilots formed by Benkei's adoptive daughter Kei and his right-hand Gai, as well as a clone made by Saotome named Go, battle the Invaders with the super-powerful Shin Getter Robo, eventually joining up with the original team. Second animated series brought to the U.S., courtesy of AD Vision, in 2001. This series is also the one credited to finally getting the [[SerialEscalation over-the-topness]] of the manga into animated form, and is a perennial favorite of fans of the franchise. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally chosen as director, but was fired after three episodes]] [[ExecutiveMeddling for unknown reasons]]. It is a common misconception that it is a sequel to a RadioDrama called ''Moon Wars'', but that was not produced until after the end of the OVA.



* ''New Getter Robo'': Essentially a more faithful adaptation of Ishikawa's original ''Getter Robo'' manga, with some scenes lifted directly from it. The Dinosaur Empire is skipped altogether, with the Oni (or 100 Demon Empire,) getting put front and center, and the entire Getter Team is much more violent (bordering on psychopathic) as well as being older than their predecessors. The Getter is also redesigned, but fans tend to refer to it as "New Getter" in order to distinguish it from the original, which appears in ''New'' as a prototype. Is generally considered a good starting point for new viewers because of its straightforwardness and faithfulness to the manga; conveniently, this was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} Entertainment in 2005 and is still available from many online retailers and can be found on Creator/{{Hulu}}.

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* ''New ''Shin Getter Robo'': Essentially a more faithful condensed adaptation of Ishikawa's original ''Getter Robo'' and ''Shin Getter Robo'' manga, with some scenes lifted directly from it. The Dinosaur Empire is skipped altogether, with the Oni (or 100 Demon Empire,) getting put front and center, and the entire Getter Team is much more violent (bordering on psychopathic) as well as being older than their predecessors. The Getter is also redesigned, but fans tend to refer to it as "New Getter" in order to distinguish it from the original, which appears in ''New'' as a prototype. Is generally considered a good better starting point for new viewers because of its straightforwardness and faithfulness to the manga; straightforwardness; conveniently, this was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} Entertainment in 2005 and is still available from many online retailers and can be found on Creator/{{Hulu}}.
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Robo'': Published from 1996 to 1999, it serves as an interquel between ''Getter Robo āḥ'':G'' and ''Getter Robo Go''.
* ''Getter Robo āḥ'': Was meant to be the finale to the Getter Robo saga, but [[AuthorExistenceFailure Ken Ishikawa's death due to health issues lead to it coming to a grinding halt]].
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* '''Getter Robo High''': A spin-off TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}}-themed manga for Mahjong-themed magazine ''Kindai Mahjong''. It has a female protagonist and involves both the lost city of {{Atlantis}} & beating up monsters with majong move-controlled robots. The manga artwork is done by {{NSFW}} Artist Drill Jill and the scenario was written by Bingo Morihashi, the same guy who wrote for ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry's 3 and 4'' and ''VideoGame/SeventhDragon 2020''. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously.]]

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* ''Getter Robo'': The first TV series, made by Creator/ToeiAnimation. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Getter Robo G'': Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.

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* '''Getter ''Getter Robo High''': High'': A spin-off TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}}-themed manga for Mahjong-themed magazine ''Kindai Mahjong''. It has a female protagonist and involves both the lost city of {{Atlantis}} & beating up monsters with majong move-controlled robots. The manga artwork is done by {{NSFW}} Artist Drill Jill and the scenario was written by Bingo Morihashi, the same guy who wrote for ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry's 3 and 4'' and ''VideoGame/SeventhDragon 2020''. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously.]]

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* ''Getter Robo'': The first TV series, made by Creator/ToeiAnimation.Creator/ToeiAnimation and airing from 1974-1975. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Getter Robo G'': The sequel series to the above, and was originally pitched by a toy sponsor who wanted to extend the series and garner more profit. Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.



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8th May '17 4:58:23 AM WolfThunder
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* ''Getter Robo'': %%The original TV series, wherein the primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Getter Robo G'':
* ''Getter Robo Go'':
* ''Shin Getter Robo'':
* ''Getter Robo āḥ'':
* ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'':
* ''Getter Robo Anthology: The Will of Evolution'':
* ''Apocrypha Getter Robo DASH/Apocrypha Getter Robo DARKNESS'':
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* ''Getter Robo'': %%The The original TV series, wherein the manga released in 1974. The primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
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* ''Getter Robo G'':
G'': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat.
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Go'': Was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.
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* ''Getter Robo'': The original TV series, wherein the primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Getter Robo G'': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat. Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.
* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter adaptation of Ishikawa's original manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script. The original manga was much more well-received, and was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.

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* ''Getter Robo'': The original first TV series, wherein the primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction made by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off.Creator/ToeiAnimation. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Getter Robo G'': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat. Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.
* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter adaptation of Ishikawa's original manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script. The original manga was much more well-received, and was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.


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->''"Looks like the only ones who can pilot Getter Robo are either superior pilots…'' ''[[CrazyAwesome or insane!"]]''

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->''"Looks like the only ones who can pilot Getter Robo are either superior pilots…'' ''[[CrazyAwesome pilots…[[CrazyAwesome or insane!"]]''




* '''Getter Robo''': The original TV series, wherein the primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.

* '''Getter Robo G''': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat. Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.

* '''Getter Robo Go''': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter adaptation of Ishikawa's original manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script. The original manga was much more well-received, and was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.

* '''Getter Robo Armageddon''': Also known as ''Shin Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi'', Armageddon is an OVA set in a world where Professor Saotome apparently goes rogue and allies with the monstrous, saurian creatures called Invaders, producing a bio-organic Getter monster dubbed "Shin Dragon"; and the OnlyOne who can stop him might be Ryoma, who was imprisoned years ago for [[NotAsYouKnowThem murdering the good Professor]]. When the United Nations fires a nuclear missile at Shin Dragon, the resulting fallout kills 90% of the world's population. Almost a decade later, a new team of Getter pilots formed by Benkei's adoptive daughter Kei and his right-hand Gai, as well as a clone made by Saotome named Go, battle the Invaders with the super-powerful Shin Getter Robo, eventually joining up with the original team. Second animated series brought to the U.S., courtesy of AD Vision, in 2001. This series is also the one credited to finally getting the [[SerialEscalation over-the-topness]] of the manga into animated form, and is a perennial favorite of fans of the franchise. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally chosen as director, but was fired after three episodes]] [[ExecutiveMeddling for unknown reasons]]. It is a common misconception that it is a sequel to a RadioDrama called ''Moon Wars'', but that was not produced until after the end of the OVA.

* '''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo''': An AlternateContinuity sequel to the original series, where Musashi's HeroicSacrifice destroys all of Manhattan, causing the government to crack down on Getter Energy research. Several years later, the remnants of the Dinosaur Empire resurface, and Hayato assembles a new Getter Team to pilot the Neo Getter Robo and fight off the enemy. Some fans consider this series a redemption of ''Getter Robo Go'', as the team of Go, Shou and Gai are lifted almost directly from the manga version, with Neo Getter being a revised version of Getter Go.
** '''Dynamic Super Robots Soushingekki''': Released as a three-part special with the episodes of ''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo'', this little special features every single Super Robot made by Go Nagai (more or less) teaming up to punch things and generally promote the upcoming ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' OVA.

* '''New Getter Robo''': Essentially a more faithful adaptation of Ishikawa's original ''Getter Robo'' manga, with some scenes lifted directly from it. The Dinosaur Empire is skipped altogether, with the Oni (or 100 Demon Empire,) getting put front and center, and the entire Getter Team is much more violent (bordering on psychopathic) as well as being older than their predecessors. The Getter is also redesigned, but fans tend to refer to it as "New Getter" in order to distinguish it from the original, which appears in ''New'' as a prototype. Is generally considered a good starting point for new viewers because of its straightforwardness and faithfulness to the manga; conveniently, this was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} Entertainment in 2005 and is still available from many online retailers and can be found on Creator/{{Hulu}}.

* '''Getter Robo Devolution''': A manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi of [[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Linebarrels of Iron]] fame, released on December 12, 2015. Most of the cast are now [[YoungerAndHipper aged down into middle-schoolers]], but [[AdultFear the dark themes have not been toned down in the slightest]].

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* '''Getter Robo''': The ''Getter Robo'': %%The original TV series, wherein the primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.

''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* '''Getter ''Getter Robo G''': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat. Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.

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* '''Getter ''Getter Robo Go''': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter adaptation of Ishikawa's original manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script. The original manga was much more well-received, and was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.

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* '''Getter Robo Armageddon''': Also known as ''Shin Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi'', Armageddon is an OVA set in a world where Professor Saotome apparently goes rogue and allies with the monstrous, saurian creatures called Invaders, producing a bio-organic Getter monster dubbed "Shin Dragon"; and the OnlyOne who can stop him might be Ryoma, who was imprisoned years ago for [[NotAsYouKnowThem murdering the good Professor]]. When the United Nations fires a nuclear missile at Shin Dragon, the resulting fallout kills 90% of the world's population. Almost a decade later, a new team of Getter pilots formed by Benkei's adoptive daughter Kei and his right-hand Gai, as well as a clone made by Saotome named Go, battle the Invaders with the super-powerful Shin Getter Robo, eventually joining up with the original team. Second animated series brought to the U.S., courtesy of AD Vision, in 2001. This series is also the one credited to finally getting the [[SerialEscalation over-the-topness]] of the manga into animated form, and is a perennial favorite of fans of the franchise. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally chosen as director, but was fired after three episodes]] [[ExecutiveMeddling for unknown reasons]]. It is a common misconception that it is a sequel to a RadioDrama called ''Moon Wars'', but that was not produced until after the end of the OVA.

Robo'':
* '''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo''': An AlternateContinuity sequel to the original series, where Musashi's HeroicSacrifice destroys all of Manhattan, causing the government to crack down on Getter Energy research. Several years later, the remnants of the Dinosaur Empire resurface, and Hayato assembles a new Getter Team to pilot the Neo Getter Robo and fight off the enemy. Some fans consider this series a redemption of ''Getter Robo Go'', as the team of Go, Shou and Gai are lifted almost directly from the manga version, with Neo Getter being a revised version of Getter Go.
** '''Dynamic Super Robots Soushingekki''': Released as a three-part special with the episodes of ''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo'', this little special features every single Super Robot made by Go Nagai (more or less) teaming up to punch things and generally promote the upcoming ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' OVA.

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* '''New Getter Robo''': Essentially a more faithful adaptation of Ishikawa's original ''Getter Robo'' manga, with some scenes lifted directly from it. Robo Hien: The Dinosaur Empire is skipped altogether, with the Oni (or 100 Demon Empire,) getting put front and center, and the entire Earth Suicide'':
* ''Getter Robo Anthology: The Will of Evolution'':
* ''Apocrypha
Getter Team is much more violent (bordering on psychopathic) as well as being older than their predecessors. The Robo DASH/Apocrypha Getter is also redesigned, but fans tend to refer to it as "New Getter" in order to distinguish it from the original, which appears in ''New'' as a prototype. Is generally considered a good starting point for new viewers because of its straightforwardness and faithfulness to the manga; conveniently, this was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} Entertainment in 2005 and is still available from many online retailers and can be found on Creator/{{Hulu}}.

* '''Getter
Robo Devolution''': DARKNESS'':
* ''Dino Getter'':
* ''Getter Robo Devolution'':
A manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi of [[Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron Linebarrels of Iron]] fame, released on December 12, 2015. Most of the cast are now [[YoungerAndHipper aged down into middle-schoolers]], but [[AdultFear the dark themes have not been toned down in the slightest]].
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* ''Getter Robo'': The original TV series, wherein the primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. When they attack the Saotome Laboratory, home of Getter Robo, Professor Saotome enlists the aid of three of his daughter Michiru's classmates to help fight off the invasion. The team consists of Ryoma Nagare, a hot-blooded soccer star; Hayato Jin, a quiet, handsome loner; and Musashi Tomoe, a portly martial artist friend of Ryoma's whose cowardice hides a heart of gold. The series details the team's battles with the Dinosaur Empire, culminating in Musashi making a HeroicSacrifice to finish the enemy off. This series is considerably much more LighterAndSofter than the manga, with an atmosphere and MonsterOfTheWeek format more similar to ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''Getter Robo G'': The direct sequel to the original. With the Dinosaurs defeated, Earth is menaced by the Hundred Demon Empire, who wish to conquer the world and subjugate humanity. Saotome builds a new Getter and the team recruits Benkei Kuruma, a pacifistic softball coach to fill the empty third seat. Was (partially) dubbed into English as ''Starvengers'', part of the ForceFive animation block.
* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is a lighter adaptation of Ishikawa's original manga with entirely new character designs. Subsequently, it remains the "black sheep" of the Getter franchise for lacking any of Ishikawa's trademark style and edginess, despite the fact that he and Nagai cooperated on the script. The original manga was much more well-received, and was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''.
* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Also known as ''Shin Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi'', Armageddon is an OVA set in a world where Professor Saotome apparently goes rogue and allies with the monstrous, saurian creatures called Invaders, producing a bio-organic Getter monster dubbed "Shin Dragon"; and the OnlyOne who can stop him might be Ryoma, who was imprisoned years ago for [[NotAsYouKnowThem murdering the good Professor]]. When the United Nations fires a nuclear missile at Shin Dragon, the resulting fallout kills 90% of the world's population. Almost a decade later, a new team of Getter pilots formed by Benkei's adoptive daughter Kei and his right-hand Gai, as well as a clone made by Saotome named Go, battle the Invaders with the super-powerful Shin Getter Robo, eventually joining up with the original team. Second animated series brought to the U.S., courtesy of AD Vision, in 2001. This series is also the one credited to finally getting the [[SerialEscalation over-the-topness]] of the manga into animated form, and is a perennial favorite of fans of the franchise. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally chosen as director, but was fired after three episodes]] [[ExecutiveMeddling for unknown reasons]]. It is a common misconception that it is a sequel to a RadioDrama called ''Moon Wars'', but that was not produced until after the end of the OVA.
* ''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo'': An AlternateContinuity sequel to the original series, where Musashi's HeroicSacrifice destroys all of Manhattan, causing the government to crack down on Getter Energy research. Several years later, the remnants of the Dinosaur Empire resurface, and Hayato assembles a new Getter Team to pilot the Neo Getter Robo and fight off the enemy. Some fans consider this series a redemption of ''Getter Robo Go'', as the team of Go, Shou and Gai are lifted almost directly from the manga version, with Neo Getter being a revised version of Getter Go.
** ''Dynamic Super Robots Soushingekki'': Released as a three-part special with the episodes of ''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo'', this little special features every single Super Robot made by Go Nagai (more or less) teaming up to punch things and generally promote the upcoming ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' OVA.
* ''New Getter Robo'': Essentially a more faithful adaptation of Ishikawa's original ''Getter Robo'' manga, with some scenes lifted directly from it. The Dinosaur Empire is skipped altogether, with the Oni (or 100 Demon Empire,) getting put front and center, and the entire Getter Team is much more violent (bordering on psychopathic) as well as being older than their predecessors. The Getter is also redesigned, but fans tend to refer to it as "New Getter" in order to distinguish it from the original, which appears in ''New'' as a prototype. Is generally considered a good starting point for new viewers because of its straightforwardness and faithfulness to the manga; conveniently, this was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} Entertainment in 2005 and is still available from many online retailers and can be found on Creator/{{Hulu}}.
11th Apr '17 7:43:25 PM Willbyr
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* SignatureStyle: The art in the original manga is pretty much a carbon copy of Creator/GoNagai's early work, which is probably a major contributing factor to the frequent confusion over authorship. However, as time went on, Ishikawa broke away from this mold and developed his own unmistakeable blend of hyperkinetic, highly stylized and most importantly HotBlooded visuals and BloodKnight SociopathicHero characters who were somehow even more cheerfully psychotic than any his old colleague had come up with. The best way to describe it is probably ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Creator/JackKirby''.

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* SignatureStyle: The art in the original manga is pretty much a carbon copy of Creator/GoNagai's early work, which is probably a major contributing factor to the frequent confusion over authorship. However, as time went on, Ishikawa broke away from this mold and developed his own unmistakeable blend of hyperkinetic, highly stylized and most importantly HotBlooded visuals and BloodKnight SociopathicHero characters who were somehow even more cheerfully psychotic than any his old colleague had come up with. The best way to describe it is probably ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Creator/JackKirby''.
3rd Apr '17 9:23:30 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* StarterVillain: The first foe faced in the anime is Saki, a Mechasaurus sent by Emperor Gore to eliminate the Getter Robo tech before it can be used against him. Despite his anti-Getter energy defenses, he gets decapitated first episode.
12th Mar '17 12:49:40 PM tenuousbreaker
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* '''Getter Robo High''': A spin-off TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}}-themed manga for Mahjong-themed magazine ''Kindai Mahjong''. It will star a chick and apparently involve {{Atlantis}} somehow, with artwork by {{NSFW}} Artist Drill Jill and a scenario written by Bingo Morihashi, the same guy who wrote for ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry's 3 and 4'' and ''VideoGame/SeventhDragon 2020''. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously.]]

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* '''Getter Robo High''': A spin-off TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}}-themed manga for Mahjong-themed magazine ''Kindai Mahjong''. It will star has a chick female protagonist and apparently involve involves both the lost city of {{Atlantis}} somehow, & beating up monsters with majong move-controlled robots. The manga artwork is done by {{NSFW}} Artist Drill Jill and a the scenario was written by Bingo Morihashi, the same guy who wrote for ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry's 3 and 4'' and ''VideoGame/SeventhDragon 2020''. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously.]]
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