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Ryoma Nagare

If there’s a hole it’s a man’s job to thrust into it!
New Getter Robo

First Apperance: Getter Robo manga
Also Featured: Everywhere else aside Hien manga.
Voiced By: Akira Kamiya (classic anime, Daikessen), Hideo Ishikawa (Armageddon, Shin vs Neo, New), Lex Lang (New dub)

Main character of the first series and main character in general, featured in every adaptation of the series, pilots Getter-1.

Hayato Jin

Looks like the only ones who can pilot Getter Robo are either superior pilots… or insane
Getter Robo Go manga

First Apperance: Getter Robo manga
Also Featured: Everywhere else.
Voiced By: Keaton Yamada (classic anime), Naoya Uchida (Armageddon, Shin vs Neo, New), Yasunori Masutani (Daikessen), Kirk Thornton (New dub, as Todd Crump)

Pilot of Getter-2, more intelligent and calm than Ryoma, but in many continuities also even crazier than him.

  • Adaptational Heroism: He's kind of a dick in the original anime, but is mostly a moody loner. This is in sharp contrast to the manga, where he's a homicidal psychopath and terrorist.
  • Anti-Hero: Type V. Eventually, he softens up slightly to a Type IV.
    • Type II in the 70s anime version.
    • Type III in Armageddon.
  • Axe-Crazy: Manages to pull out this and The Stoic at the same time.
  • Badass Longcoat: In Ah and Hien.
  • Bad Boss: In his first appearance of the manga, he brutally kills his minions, sometimes for no reason at all. He does get better but still has some tendencies that make others fear him.
  • Character Development: Grows significantly over the course of the series. In Getter Robo Go he even gets engaged.
  • Deadpan Snarker: on occasion, he tends to be the most prone of this among the three pilots. Such as this gem from Armageddon:
    Ryoma: Hayato! What was that!?
    Hayato: (calmly reloading gun) It had big claws and a long tail, so I'd say it was a monster.
  • For the Evulz: In original manga he starts a revolution in his school, takes control of one of it's buildings and plots to kill Japan's prime minister out of boredom. In New he leads terrorists to satisfy his sadistic thirst of killing.
  • Femme Fatalons: In his first appearance.
  • Freudian Trio: Ego to Ryoma’s Id.
  • Gorn: In original manga and New he cuts out guy’s eyes, ears and tongue with his fingernails.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: however he doesn't have them in the 70s anime adaption, the crossovers, or Getter Robo Devolution.
  • Japanese Delinquents: In the original manga, he's the leader of a gang of them.
  • The Lancer: For Ryoma
  • Older and Wiser: In Armageddon, Shin vs Neo and manga continuity starting from Go.
  • Omniscient Morality License: Pulls it out few times to justify more amoral actions against the enemies. Suprisingly doesn’t use it in Go manga, when Go calls him on sacrificing people’s lives to find out how neutralize Rando’s nuclear devices.
    Hayato: Don’t worry. I’ll ask them to forgive me when I see them in hell.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil
  • Real Men Wear Pink: In the showdown with Shin Dragon in Armageddon, he's kicking ass in a giant robot while wearing a pink work shirt. And it works.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: To Go during the start of, well, Go, sending powerful assassins after him to see if he's worth recruiting. It's even implied he has done this to others, who failed the test.
  • The Smart Guy: Smartest of Getter Power Trio.
  • The Stoic: Probably one person who managed to be stoic and Axe-Crazy at the same time.
    • Not So Stoic: In original manga he starts panicking at the first encounter with dinosaurs, to the point of peeing himself and pass out after piloting Getter for the first time. In New, after helping defeats Oni in Getter for the first time he drops his stoic persona and tries to destroy Satome Research Lab, while grinning like a maniac.
  • Slasher Smile: Oh so very often, but Go manga version really takes the cake, probably outclassing even New incarnation.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Tear Off Your Face: His introduction in the original manga, Hayato punishes a would-be deserter with this. A second guy just loses his eyes, ears, and nose.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: In New he leads a terrorist cell. At one point of his henchmen calls him on the fact he don’t give a damn about their cause and uses them as his personal tool to kill people.
    • This is actually a Setting Update of the original manga, wherein he was the leader of one of 1970s Japan's notoriously violent campus radical groups.
  • Yakuza: In the 90s he became a gangster instead of a terrorist as the only terrorists making the news in Japan at the time were the Aum Shinrikyo cultists, which wouldn't suit his personality very well.

Musashi Tomoe

First Apperance: Getter Robo anime
Also Featured: Getter Robo manga, Shin Vs Neo, Armageddon
Voiced By: Toku Nishio (classic anime), Shinpachi Tsuji (Armageddon), Yasuhiko Kawazu (Daikessen), Kiyoyuki Yanada (Shin Vs Neo)

Young and idealistic judo fighter with a big heart, pilots Getter-3.

  • Gonk: Not that cartoonishly ugly, just... plainer compared to others.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In every continuity.
  • They Killed Kenny: Humorously, there's a bit of a running gag involving him dying in some way, due to the his Heroic Sacrifice in the original manga, to the point where virtually all reboot continuities and games featuring him will kill him off. The only time it's possible to save him will involve secrets (and these routes are non-Canon as far as story goes).
  • Took a Level in Badass: From plucky comic relief, to taking on the dinosaur empire solo in the original Getter Robo, to leading the Getter Crusaders in Ark.
  • Parental Substitute: In Armageddon. After Michiru and Saotome's deaths and Ryoma's imprisonment, Musashi takes Genki in. Too bad he also dies soon afterwards, so Benkei (who's his old friend in this Alternate Universe) raises Genki... as Kei.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In manga.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Manga version clearly thinks he is in Lighter and Softer classic anime world, and not Darker and Edgier world of manga, much to annoyance of his teammates.
    • Fridge Brilliance: As mentioned above, Musashi is a Canon Immigrant from the Getter Robo anime, which was significantly lighter in tone than the ultraviolence-ridden, dark manga. Musashi's genre error is likely Ishikawa having fun with this fact.

Benkei Kuruma

Voiced By: Joji Yanami (classic anime), Shozo Iizuka (Armageddon), Masaya Takatsuka (Daikessen)

Pilot of Getter-3 after Musashi's death in fight with Dinosaur Empire

Benkei Musashibo

Appears in: New Getter Robo
Voiced By: Kiyoyuki Yanada (original), Michael McConnohie (New dub)

Wild man raised by Buddhist monks who has sworn vendetta against the Oni for massacring his group. He carries a sword connected to them, and pilots Getter-3.

Go Ichimonji

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga.
Also Featured: Getter Go anime, Shin Vs. Neo, Armageddon.
Voiced By: Takeshi Kusao (Go anime), Tomokazu Seki (Armageddon), Jun Fukuyama (Daikessen), Takahiro Sakurai (Shin Vs. Neo)

Young student with unusual physical features, Hayato gets him to pilot Getter Robo Go. He pilots Getter one And later Getter-1 in Shin Getter

Sho Tachibana

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga
Also Featured: Go anime, Shin Vs Neo.
Voiced By: Yuko Kobayashi (Go anime), Chizu Yonemoto (Daikessen), Yuu Asakawa (Shin Vs Neo)

Skilled swordfighter and daughter of professor Tachibana, who has built Getter Robo Go alongside Hayato, to fight Professor Rando. Pilots Getter-2.

Gai Daidou

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga
Also Featured: Go anime, Armageddon, Shin Vs Neo
Voiced By: Akira Kamiya (Go anime), Yasunori Matsumoto (Armageddon), Tetsu Inada (Daikessen), Toshiharu Sakurai (Shin Vs Neo)

Young mechanic who gets to pilot Getter-3 in Getter Robo Go, after the first man choosen by Hayato to pilot it gets crazy.

Takuma Nagare

First Apperance: Getter Robo Āḥ manga

Ryoma's son, pilot of Getter Āḥ-1

Kamui Sho

First Apperance: Getter Robo Āḥ manga

Half reptilian pilot of Getter Āḥ-2, son of Emperor Gore and a kidnapped human woman.

Baku Yamagishi

First Apperance: Getter Robo Āḥ manga

Younger brother of Messiah Tayel, pilot of Getter Āḥ-3

Schwartz Koff

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga.
Also Featured: Armageddon
Voiced By: Kunihiko Yasui (Armageddon), Moriya Endō (Daikessen)

Racist and misogynist pilot of American mecha Stilva, part of forces opposing Rando.

John Rembert

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga.
Voiced By: Yosuke Akimoto (Armageddon), Kozo Shioya (Daikessen)

Pilots Stilva with Schwartz Koff, but gets a lot less focus, spending a lot of time injured.

Kei Minamikaze

First Apperance:' Getter Robo Go Manga
Also Featured: Armageddon
Voiced By: Narumi Hidaka (Armageddon), Emi Uwagawa (Daikessen)

Messiah Tayel

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga.

Mysterious child who claims to have been send by God to help Getter Team. Pilots Getter-3 when he, Ryoma and Go hijacks Shin Getter


Emperor Gore

First Apperance: Getter Robo manga
Also Featured: Getter Robo 70s anime.
Voiced By: Hiromu Jin (classic anime), Kozo Shioya (Daikessen), Kenji Utsumi (classic anime in Super Robot Wars, Shin Vs Neo)

Leader of Dinosaur Empire and main villain of the first manga and classic anime.

Emperor Burai

Earth doesn't belong to dinosaurs. It belongs to demons!
Getter Robo manga.

First Apperance: Getter Robo manga
Also Featured: Getter Robo anime, Getter Robo G anime and manga.
Voiced By: Joji Yanami (classic anime), Hisao Egawa (Daikessen)

Leader Of Hundred Demons Empire, an empire of horned demonic cyborgs.

  • Big Bad: Of Getter Robo G.
  • Back from the Dead: in the Shin Getter manga, time-travelling Insects from the Getter Emperor's time found the drifting hulk of the Hundred Demon Empire vessel and restored Burai to life, in hopes that he would destroy Getter and prevent the Getter Emperor from ever existing.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Eviler Than Thou: Towards Gore.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Burai was initially just a student coming along on an arctic exploration, who was sent into the crashed remains of an Alien ship specifically because he was expendable. The core of the ship was still active and modified him into the demonic creature we all know, and he used the repaired ship and the Arctic team to found the Hundred Demon Empire.
  • Time Travel: As confirmed in the Shin Getter Robo manga, the crashed ship that transformed Burai was part of a fleet fighting a losing battle against the Getter Emperor, something that was implied in the original chapter but not confirmed as the exact details had likely not been conceptualized.
  • Playing Both Sides: Starting all out war between Demon Empire, Dinosaur Empire and Getter Team to force Gore into making final, desperate attack - either Getter or Dinosaur Empire would be defeated, leaving him with only one enemy or the two would weaken each other.

Professor Rando

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga.
Also Featured: Getter Robo Go anime.
Voiced By: Daisuke Gori (Go anime), Kozo Shioya (Daikessen)

Main villain of Getter Robo Go manga, a Mad Scientist with the dream of world's counqer. In order to do so he convinces world's goverments to found creation of scientific laboratory on the north pole, where different scientific teams could work together for a better future; he then proceded to turn all greatest sciencists he invinted there into his cybernetic slaves. The Japanesse team managed to escape, thanks to Hayato, who then, together with Doctor Tachibana, created secret organization to thwart his plans.


First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga

Professor Rando's right hand of unknown motives and abilities.

Empress Jatego

First Apperance: Getter Robo Go manga.

New leader of Dinosaur Empire after Gore's demise secretly manipulating Rando for her own goals.


First Apperance: New Getter Robo
Voiced By: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Kim Strauss (English)

Powerful wizard who rules his own dimension and commands the Oni. He kidnaps Getter Robo and it's pilots to provide him a challenge.

Four Oni Gods

First Apperance: New Getter Robo
Voiced in Japanese by: Tessho Genda (Tomo-Ten), Banjo Ginga (Jikoku-Ten), Yusaku Yara (Zojo-Ten), Daisuke Gori (Komoku-Ten)
Voiced in English by: Taylor Henry (Tomo-Ten), John Daniels (Jikoku-Ten), Francis C. Cole (Zojo-Ten), Richard George (Komoku-Ten)

Four godlike beings that appears at the end of New Getter Robo, real masterminds behind the Oni and Semei.

with the Anti-Spirals.

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Stinger

First Appearances: Getter Robo Armageddon
Voiced By: Daisuke Gori (Cohen, Armageddon anime), Kenta Miyake (Cohen, Armageddon in Super Robot Wars), Masashi Hirose (Stinger)
  • Breath Weapon: The third episode has Cohen puking Invader slime.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate : Of Armageddon.
  • Eldritch Abomination:
  • Evil Counterparts: When piloting Metal Beast Getter G, Cohen is opposite Benkei and Stinger is opposite to Hayato.
  • Mook Maker: The third episode has Cohen puking Invader slime and in the finale a whole armada of Elite Mooks come from him.
  • One-Winged Angel: Their King of Invaders form
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Being The Man Behind the Man aside, they play second fiddle to Saotome most of the time in Armageddon...Then they begin hurling moons, planets, black holes and eventually an Invader Dimension at Earth and all in the final two episodes!
  • Not So Stoic:
  • The Other Darrin: Cohen is voiced by Kenta Miyake for his appearance in Saisei-Hen since Gouri died before the game was made.
  • Scary Black Man: It isn't being angry that makes Cohen scary. Aside from hosting Invaders it is his entire mannerisms that make him scary.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The ones that most likely infected Saotome and Michiru.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Their role for much of the series.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one ever takes any notice of Stinger's blue skin and polygonal face.
  • Villain Team-Up: In Super Robot Wars Z2: Saisei-Hen, the Anti-Spirals cooperate with the Invaders because the Invaders use Getter Rays incorrectly. Rather than simply inundating themselves in the Getter and allowing evolution to take its course, they forcibly "evolve" themselves. To the Anti-Spirals, the Invaders are not "evolving" so much as they are simply growing bigger and more primal. After all, Stinger and Cohen are the only examples of sapient Invaders after Saotome kicked the bucket.
    "Correct" evolution is meant to be a slow process that increases not power and size (like in the case of Invaders), but all the attributes of a living thing. The Invaders do not contribute to Spiral Nemesis because they have no souls and therefore their rapid evolution does not increase entropy as much as a Spiral's would.
    Anti-Spiral himself states that regardless of how much the Invaders evolve, they are mindless beasts and therefore can be easily dealt with at the moment of his choosing.

     Other Characters 

Michiru Saotome

Voiced by: Rihoko Yoshida (original series), Miki Nagasawa (Armageddon), Yukiko Minnaka (Daikessen), Takako Honda (New), Wendee Lee (New dub)

Lady Raikou Minamoto

Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Mona Marshall (English)

First Apperance: 'New Getter Robo
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Expy: A stretch, but she would be one to Kei Kuruma from Armageddon, since both are gender flips of male characters (Genki Saotome for Kei, and Raikou herself to Raikou... himself?).
  • Gender Flip
  • Heroic Suicide: Kills herself via Seppuku to power-up her katana.
  • Lady of War

Genki Saotome

Professor Saotome

Voiced by: Kousei Tomita (original series, Shin vs Neo), Mugihito (Armageddon), Masaharu Sato (Daikessen), Kinryuu Arimoto (New), Abe Lasser (New dub)

  • Back from the Dead: Armageddon.
  • Badass Grandpa: Specially in New.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Disappears into Light: His fate in the manga, when the Saotome lab is enveloped in a massive wave of Getter Rays from the Shin Dragon.
  • Dying as Yourself: One way to interpret his death in Armageddon.
  • Good All Along The Armageddon version. It seems he pulled a monster of a plan that went wrong in the third episode and it got delayed.
  • Jerk Ass: And how! He's such an asshole that he almost makes Gendo of all people look like a saint. It's still just a tad subverted though in that while he is a douchebag of epic proportions, (at least in the manga,) he still ultimately has the best interests of Earth in mind rather than having some sort of hidden agenda, and he does truly care for his kids. Unlike some bespectacled asshats we may have already mentioned...
  • The Professor
  • Made of Iron: In most continuities but in the first three episodes of Armageddon he just keeps seemingly dying but still lives. Unless Inagawa had him intentionally infected himself with Invaders, like Cohen and Stinger, and he was faking pain.
  • Mad Scientist: In Armageddon. Then again, it's Armageddon.
    • Not that he doesn't have his moments in manga and New, but there he is on good guy's side.
    • He goes off the deep end in the Shin Getter Robo manga, where he spends several weeks exposing himself to high levels of Getter Rays while trying to excavate the metamorphosing remains of the Getter G.
  • Taking You with Me: In Armageddon, to the Invader Parasite that's trying to flee from his body when he gets hit with the Stoner Sunshine.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: In Saisei-Hen, which was given to him by Apollo
    Apollo(nius): "Ba'al... you really are beasts. You who cannot fathom the love and compassion of Man do not deserve to exist beneath the Sun. Ba'al, the Mechanical Angel Aquarion hereby refutes your existence! Behold! The power of mankind... and the power of life!"


Appears in: Getter Robo Daikessen

A playable protagonist who exclusively appears in Getter Robo Daikessen.