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Getter Robo(ゲッタロボ) is a Mecha(Super Robot) Manga series by Go Nagai(Mazinger Z,  UFO Robo Grendizer and Koutesushin Jeeg) and the late Ken Ishikawa (Ultraman Taro, Super Robot Wars, Godzilla). And an anime produced by Toei animation. The First series run was from April 4, 1974 up to May 8, 1975 on Fuji TV. Opening Theme by Hironubo Kageyama.

Plot:

Involves three strong-willed teenagers from the same high school: soccer player and martial artist Ryoma Nagare, rebel loner Hayato Jin and Judo master Musashi Tomoe, who pilot three specially designed combat jets which can be combined together in different forms to form three different kinds of giant robots, Getter-1 (for flight combat), Getter-2 (speed advantage for ground\undeground combat), and Getter-3 (strength advantage for submarine combat). They were assembled by Prof. Saotome, who conceived the Getter Robo project as a means of deep-space exploration; it became instead Earth’s first line of defense against the Dinosaur Empire, a civilization of reptile-like humanoids who evolved from the now-extinct dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. They have lived many years underground, and they now want to reclaim the Earth as theirs and destroy humanity.

The series was groundbreaking in the anime mecha genre: for the very first time, it introduced the concept of separate machines combining to form a Super Robot. Using three jets, Getter Robo could combine in three different ways to create three different versions of Getter Robo for different conditions and situations. This idea was originally discussed during the creation process for Mazinger Z (the first Super Robot to be piloted internally), but was dropped and then developed for Getter Robo. This combination idea proved to be a very powerful concept that has been used in the super robot genre ever since. Also, by adding three pilots to the robot was able to add an element of teen drama, probably influenced by the already popular anime sci-fi team show Gatchaman (better known in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets, G-Force: Guardians of Space or Eagle Riders).

Wikipedia

Main Characters:

  • Ryoma Nagare – Pilots Getter-1, a strong martial artist.
  • Hayato Jin – Pilots Getter-2, a delinquent and a genius.
  • Musashi Tomoe – pilots Getter-3, a judo expert
  • Benkei Kurama – 2nd pilot of getter 3(replaces musashi), a baseball player
  • Prof. Saotome – Inventor of the Getter Robo
  • Michiru Saotome – daughter of Prof. Saotome, beautiful and strong willed
  • Genki Saotome – Professors Saotome’s son.

Machines:

Getter Machines

Getter Robo is composed of three jet-like vehicles piloted by one of the three pilots. Eagle is the red jet, controlled by the pilot of Getter-1. Jaguar, the white jet, is used by Getter-2’s pilot. Getter-3’s operator uses Bear, the yellow machine. All three are armed with missiles, but are generally very weak and never used in combat unless absolutely necessary. They also appear when the pilots use the Open Get verbal command to break up the current form, so that they can change into another or so they can dodge an enemy’s attack. Its Special Move/Attack is Getter Beam( a beam which shoots getter rays) and its usual weapon is the Getter Tomahawk(used by Getter 1).

Getter 1 – Eagle

  • Pilot: Ryoma Nagare
  • Height: 38 m
  • Weight: 220 tons

Getter 2 – Jaguar

  • Pilot: Hayato Jin
  • Height: 38 m
  • Weight: 220 tons

Getter 3 – Bear

  • Pilot: Musashi Tomoe
  • Height: 20 m
  • Weight: 220 tons

Wikipedia

As years go by Getter Robo became an Icon, so sequels, prequels, alter universe and etc. has been made in both manga and anime. Also Toys and Video Games have been released.

So thats it for now thanks, Despite of being my lack of information giving I hope this post helps you guys even a little bit…

じゃあなまたよ!

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