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  • Acting for Two: In Getter Robo Daikessen!, several characters are voiced by the same person.
    • Professor Tachibana and General Bat are both voiced by Tomihisa Aso.
    • Bob Hosner and Count Rasetsu are both voiced by Akira Murakami.
    • Emperor Gore, Professor Lando and John Lambert are all voiced by Kozo Shioya.
  • 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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  • Franchise Killer: At least for the Anime adaptations: after New Getter Robo, there hasn't been any new Getter Robo-related animated works at all. This stands in stark contrast to stablemate Mazinger Z.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: In the OVAs, both Ryoma's and Hayato's voice actors are Itachi Uchiha and his ancestor Madara respectively. Interesting, in Armageddon, Musashi's japanese voice actor (Shinpachi Tsuji) is also Pakkun, Shin and Neo have Go as Sasori and in New, Raikou is Temari and Tamonten, one of the Four Heavenly Kings is also Kurama.
  • Super Robot Wars:
    • Better to list which games doesn't include Getter in it, which are J, K, L, UX, BX and X. Special mention in that it forms one of the corners of the "Holy Trinity" of the series, the others being Gundam and Mazinger. Another special mention is that Super Robot Wars X is also the first-console game which Getter is absent.
    • 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, and has since become SRW's go-to Getter entry, with T letting the Armageddon version of the old Getter Team pilot the Daikessen versionn of Shin Getter Dragon.
    • 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. Though fans consider the-yet-to-be-featured Getter Emperor to be some sort of 'Overdeity' to compete with Mazinger's Mazinger Zero.
  • The Other Darrin: The OV As replaces the cast of the 70's anime with a new one:
  • Role Reprise: While the video game Getter Robo: Daikessen uses its own cast for most of the characters, this did not apply to Akira Kamiya, who reprised his role as Ryouma.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Shin vs. Neo opens with an attack on New York City... which includes a looooong, lingering shot that goes all the way up the World Trade Center towers, to showcase how much bigger the Dinosaur Empire terraforming device is. That episode was released all of ten months prior to the September 11 attacks. (This is likely what killed the OVA for licensing, making it the strange sole gap in new-millennium Getter exporting.)
  • 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-Ep 3.
    • Considering what we still got in the end was still awesome, it could've been worse. Still one has to wonder...
  • The Wiki Rule: The Getter Robo Wiki.


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