Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo G: The Great Space Encounter is a movie that reimagines the ending of the Getter Robo TV series. Musashi dies during an enemy attack, Benkei joins the team, and Getter Robo G is launched. However, Great Maziner also aids the fight with the help of its new Great Booster. With so much going on you may figure this to be one of the better crossover movies, but it lacks in drama and suspense. Musashi dies, but this isn't dwelled on much at a personal level among the crew, and Benkei is given no introduction whatsoever. He just pops in to
replace Musashi and that's the extent of his role here. Getter Robo G should be exciting, but it doesn't get to show off its enhancements compared to the original Getter Robo and uses almost all of the same attacks. Great Mazinger's Great Booster is just a bigger version of an old attack.
The enemy here is Pikadron, a mechanical monster protected by light rays that surround its entire body. It deflects every attack, which leads to the bad habit of a bunch of pointless footage of the two heroes attacking an enemy and making no progress. This is largely the reason why Getter Robo G's power level is indistinguishable from the original's. To make matters worse, Tetsuya immediately notices Pikadron is receiving orders from the leading spaceship but only decides to attack the spaceship first way later. And when he does destroy the leading enemy, it actually affects Pikadron in no way. He then tries Great Typhoon for the first time which blows off Pikadron's light protection (wtf, how?) and exposes it to easily be destroyed. Hooray. The main villain's identity pretty much doesn't exist, and I don't think he's even named. He's barely shown and you just see his bland small spaceship flying around. Also, if they knew Great Mazinger wasn't ready to deploy and chose to attack Getter Robo first for that reason like Tetsuya thought, then wouldn't it have made far more sense to attack Great Mazinger while it was vulnerable? Stupid aliens. Stupid Tetsuya. Oh yeah, the theme music isn't original either. Just the standard Great Mazinger and Getter Robo themes. A disappointment overall.
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