Trivia: Getter Robo

  • Author Existence Failure: Ken Ishikawa. This left Getter Robo Āḥ, the last series chronologically, on a very annoying cliffhanger since the magazine it ran in was cancelled and he was unable to pick it up again before his death.
    • Possibly not. The Getter Robo Saga compilation manga (made while Ishikawa was alive) supposedly has a "revised ending for Getter Robo Āḥ", but few English-speaking fans have been able to read it.
      • The revised ending glosses over the previous cliffhanger and presents an even worse one. Arc makes it back to Earth somehow, Kamui pulls a coup of the Dinosaur Empire and develops the anti-Getter weapon "Bug", and beats the crap out of Arc. Then Getter Dragon appears and it just stops there.
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  • Super Robot Wars:
    • Better to list which games doesn't include Getter in it, which are BX, J, K, L and UX. Special mention in that it forms one of the corners of the "Holy Trinity" of the series, the others being Gundam and Mazinger.)
      ** Also, most of the time it appears, it's Getter Robo G. Shin Getter vs Neo Getter, appears in Reversal and GC/XO, Armageddon appeared in Destiny, and New Getter appeared in NEO. Armageddon, however, made a triumphant return in Super Robot Wars Z2.
      ** Shin Getter is also part of a group called the Three Gods by much of the fandom, the other two being Genesic GaoGaiGar and Mazinkaiser. In-game and in promotional art, those three robots are considered pretty much the biggest heroes of the Super Robot type and are always shown front-and-center.
  • What Could Have Been: Besides Ishikawa's death, Imagawa was the one who directed the first 3 episodes of Armageddon. Everything was shaping up for an intense mystery martial arts mecha mashup with all of Ishikawa's series joining the fray. Then he got sacked, simply for taking a little too long. He took the scripts with him, leaving Armageddon the aborted mess it was post-Ep3.
    • Considering what we still got in the end was still awesome, it could've been worse. Still one has to wonder...