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** ''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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** ''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.OVA and Dynamic Productions' plans for more output generally (as using an OVA format was, for Dynamic, a new idea at the time).


* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In ''Armageddon'', [[spoiler: Michiru. She preferred to mess with a test flight and die rather than be killed by the Invader infection she was carrying]]. [[spoiler:This was not only [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a bad way for her to go]], and [[SwissMessenger screwed over others]], but she may have already been being influenced by the infection, just not completely taken over]].

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In ''Armageddon'', [[spoiler: Michiru. She preferred to mess with a test flight and die rather than be killed by the Invader infection she was carrying]]. [[spoiler:This was not only [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a bad way for her to go]], and [[SwissMessenger [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom screwed over others]], but she may have already been being influenced by the infection, just not completely taken over]].

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[spoiler:Kamui]] definitely comes to this viewpoint after hearing the commander of the Getter Armada's justification for slaughtering other civilisations:
--> "Why does Getter act towards human evolution? That's because it has chosen us to become the rulers of all space. The pinnacle of evolution is...UNIVERSAL DOMINATION!"


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** After its debut, the Shin-Getter became this as well. Often getting the lions share of appearances in merchandise and crossover works.


* ''Getter Robo 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.

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* ''Getter Robo 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 The concept of parallel universes teased in prior works is brought into the franchise to combine different forefront as the Getter Robo continuities in its own.Team fight off the Devolved, invaders from destroyed universes and try to prevent their own from suffering the same fate. Contains a wealth of MythologyGag and ContinuityNod to past works.



* BodyHorror: The Invaders, the Oni, the plant monsters from ''Hien'', the insect creatures from the ''Āḥ'' manga... hell, nearly every Getter Robo enemy race can possess and deform other creatures (mostly humans) into horrible monsters

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* BodyHorror: The Invaders, the Oni, the plant monsters from ''Hien'', the insect creatures from the ''Āḥ'' manga...manga, the Devolved from ''Devolution''... hell, nearly every Getter Robo enemy race can possess and deform other creatures (mostly humans) into horrible monsters


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** Due to the characters in ''Devolution'' having knowledge of the Mutiverse, there are a ton of these but the biggest was when Saotome tried to convince Ryoma to get in the Getter-1 by stating it's his fate in ''every'' universe to pilot it and the scene cuts an obscured shot of the original Ryoma Nagare and Getter-1.

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** Shin Dragon's final form is essentially a mix between Uzahra and Getter Robo G, with its humanoid upper body resembling Getter Dragon.

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* TankTreadMecha: Most [[CombiningMecha Getter Robos]] have this as [[MultiformBalance their third, least-used form]]:
** The original "Getter 3" formation consists of the Bear and Eagle jets combining into a [[KibblesAndBits crude]] humanoid torso mounted on top of the Jaguar (which sprouts tank treads). It's the MightyGlacier of Getter's forms, outfitted with extending arms (which its pilot uses for judo throws) and two large missiles, and is also the best adapted to underwater combat.
** {{Averted}} by Getter Robo G's equivalent to the Getter 3 form, "Getter Poseidon", which is fully humanoid.
** Getter Robo Go's third form "Getter Gai" combines in the same way as Getter 3 and has [[KibblesAndBits a similar "mishmash of reused parts" look]], but its lower body is a DrillTank.
** Shin Getter Robo makes this form look less like an afterthought, with Shin Getter 3 having a H-shaped, vaguely spider-like lower body - two wheels to the front and two heavy tread sections to the back from which it can unleash a MacrossMissileMassacre.
** Neo Getter Robo (an AlternateContinuity design incorporating elements of both G and Go) looks like a Tank Tread Mecha on stilts - it's humanoid but squat, with massive lower legs that can deploy either tank treads or rocket engines.
** Getter Robo Hien has a Getter 3 form similar to Shin Getter 3, but blockier and with a second pair of tank treads in place of wheels.
** Getter Robo Arc's third form, Getter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acala Khan]], plays with the theme a bit - it's humanoid but wears spiked treads on its legs and shoulders, which can dock together to transform it into a giant crushing wheel.

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/YuuAsakawa, who voiced the stoic samurai sword wielder, Sho Tachibana, in ''Shin vs. Neo'' would later go on to voice [[Anime/IkkiTousen Chou'un Shiryuu]], who, like Sho, [[{{Expy}} is also a stoic samurai sword user]].

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* WolverinePublicity: Downplayed, as even in-series its the most commonly seen configuration, but you can bet nearly any marketing material for the series will depict some variation of Getter-1 with Getter-2 and 3 in reduced fashion, assuming they even show up at all. An outsider could be forgiven for assuming the red, demonic-looking form is in fact Getter Robo itself rather than just one of the three forms it can take.

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* DoingInTheScientist: Getter Energy is initially explained as being produced by small Getter-particles that come from space. Then Getter Robo Go reveals that Getter is a supernatural being that has existed since the birth of the Universe.

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* TheWorfBarrage: The Getter Beam suffers this in ''Shin vs. Neo'', with Gou never once successfully landing of of the Getter's most iconic attacks.


* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Originally known as ''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.

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* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Originally Also known as ''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.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: The manga with its evolution themes is basically about the battle for survival of species. The humans, dinosaurs and aliens just can't coexist and have to fight each other to extinction.


* ''Getter Robo Go'': Was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''. While the Getter Robo Go anime was a reboot 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 school athlete; 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 CyborgZombies and massive war machines.

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* ''Getter Robo Go'': Was briefly released in English by Viz Media as ''Venger Robo'', a nod to ''Starvengers''. While the Getter Robo Go anime was a reboot 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 school athlete; 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 CyborgZombies cyborg zombies and massive war machines.



%%* ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'': a spin-off manga based on some of Ishikawa's notes. In the time period between Getter Robo Go and Getter Robo Arc Hayato builds a new Getter to fight plant-monsters.
%%* ''Getter Robo Anthology: The Will of Evolution'': a collection of what-if chapters made by different authors.
%%* ''Apocrypha Getter Robo DASH/Apocrypha Getter Robo DARKNESS'': a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse comic not unlike a FanFic.
%%* ''Dino Getter'': a manga made to promote a new line of toys.

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%%* * ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'': a spin-off manga based on some of Ishikawa's notes. In the time period between Getter Robo Go and Getter Robo Arc Hayato builds a new Getter to fight plant-monsters.
%%* * ''Getter Robo Anthology: The Will of Evolution'': a collection of what-if chapters made by different authors.
%%* * ''Apocrypha Getter Robo DASH/Apocrypha Getter Robo DARKNESS'': a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse comic not unlike a FanFic.
%%* * ''Dino Getter'': a manga made to promote a new line of toys.



* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is an adaptation of the original Getter Robo Go manga and is a reboot of the original TV series.
* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Originally known as ''Change! Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no 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.

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* ''Getter Robo Go'': A 90s version of the series, Go is an adaptation of the original Getter Robo Go manga and is a reboot of the original TV series.
* ''Getter Robo Armageddon'': Originally known as ''Change! Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no 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.



* ''Shin Getter Robo'': Essentially a 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 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 better starting point for new viewers because of its 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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* ''Shin ''New Getter Robo'': Essentially a 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 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 better starting point for new viewers because of its 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}}.


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, 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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* ''Getter Robo'': The original manga released in 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 and its ruler, Emperor Gore, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. To fight them, Professor Saotome is desperately looking for pilots for his newly constructed SuperRobot Getter Robo. These pilots ultimately turn out to be Ryoma Nagare, a 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 teenaged terrorist, who was plotting to kill the prime minister when Ryoma and the dinosaurs found him; and Musashi Tomoe, a 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. The team recruits a new member Benkei Kuruma and opposes the 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''. 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''. 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.

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* ''Getter Robo'': The original manga released in 1974, although the first chapter was released several days after the first episode of the TV anime and was much DarkerAndEdgier.1974. The primary antagonists are the Dinosaur Empire and its ruler, Emperor Gore, the remnants of the dinosaurs who escaped extinction by hiding deep below the Earth's surface. To fight them, Professor Saotome is desperately looking for pilots for his newly constructed SuperRobot Getter Robo. These pilots ultimately turn out to be Ryoma Nagare, a young and HotBlooded karate master, karateka, who lost his purpose in life after avenging having avenged his father's honor at a martial arts tournament; Hayato Jin, a teenaged terrorist, who was plotting to kill the prime minister when Ryoma and the dinosaurs found him; and Musashi Tomoe, a judo master judoist 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. The team recruits a new member Benkei Kuruma and opposes the 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''. Loosely based on an older While the Getter Robo Go manga and its TV anime adaptation. While the previous incarnations of Getter Robo Go were reboots was a reboot 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; school athlete; 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 CyborgZombies 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''. The plot deals with the nature of the Getter Rays and the evolution of Getter Robots. Insectoid Mecha-insectoid aliens come from the future to destroy the Saotome Research Facility.



%%* ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'': a spin-off manga based on some of Ishikawa's notes.

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%%* ''Getter Robo Hien: The Earth Suicide'': a spin-off manga based on some of Ishikawa's notes. In the time period between Getter Robo Go and Getter Robo Arc Hayato builds a new Getter to fight plant-monsters.



%%* ''Apocrypha Getter Robo DASH/Apocrypha Getter Robo DARKNESS'':
%%* ''Dino Getter'':

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%%* ''Apocrypha Getter Robo DASH/Apocrypha Getter Robo DARKNESS'':
DARKNESS'': a DarkerAndEdgier AlternateUniverse comic not unlike a FanFic.
%%* ''Dino Getter'':Getter'': a manga made to promote a new line of toys.


* JAMProject: Openings and endings to ''New'' and ''Shin vs Neo'', while the two OPs of ''Armageddon'' were sung respectively by Ichirou Mizuki and Hironobu Kageyama, who would later form the group.

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