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Getter Robo

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Japanese: ゲッターロボ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 4, 1974 to May 14, 1975
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, MechaMecha, ShounenShounen
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art), Ishikawa, Ken (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

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Score: 7.221 (scored by 18011,801 users)
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Ranked: #49952
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Popularity: #3334
Members: 4,156
Favorites: 119
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MangaShounen SundayNagai, Go (Story & Art), Ishikawa, Ken (Story & Art)
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Synopsis

The first Getter Robo series chronologically published 15 years before the rest of the manga. Getter Robo pioneered the idea of the combining and transforming robot.

Millions of years ago, the dinosaurs were driven deep underground due to the sudden arrival of "Getter Rays" on Earth. After evolving into sentient beings, they grew bitter and vengeful at the humans who replaced them on the surface and began plotting their attack on humanity.

Fighting against them is Getter Robo, a machine built by Professor Saotome which uses the mysterious Getter Rays as its power source. Piloting it are three strong-willed young men—the violent martial artist Nagare Ryoma, the psychopathic yet highly intelligent revolutionary Jin Hayato, and the hot-blooded judo master Tomoe Musashi. Each controls one of three specially designed combat jets which can be combined together in different forms to form three different kinds of giant robots: the flying, axe-wielding Getter-1, the quick, drill-wielding Getter-2, and the tough, tank-like Getter-3.

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Characters

Saotome, Michiru
Supporting
Gore, Emperor
Supporting
Neon
Supporting
Saotome, Genki
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jul 3, 2011
AniJournal (All reviews)
Story: The plot is very interesting, and considering the time it was made (In the 70's) it is actually the original thing that inspired many of the popular animations today, such as Transformers. Though this story has a good plot and many twists, it's rather predictable and sterotypical for the modern day reader. You have the villians who yell "Muahahahahahaha!" and tell the world of their evil schemes. Not to mention the series cuts off and you have to obtain the sequal that wasn't made for many years later. In the beginning of the series, the scenes jumped around a lot and it was rather read more
Nov 4, 2020
Realhumanbean (All reviews)
Getter Robo is one of the most important and legendary series ever made, and I'm shocked at how unpopular it is on this website. With Getter Robo Arc finally getting an anime adaptation that will finish the story, I figured it was time to go share some thoughts on this franchise with each entry. Getter Robo is the lovechild of co-writer Go Nagai and writer/artist Ken Ishikawa. Ishikawa, unfortunately, passed away before he could finish the manga yet despite that, Getter Robo has preserved through the years with multiple OVAs over the decades. But here everything starts, and while it's far from perfect, it does read more
Jun 22, 2021
Infamous_Empire (All reviews)
Getter Robo is an absolute Classic. The story is rather basic by Super Robot manga standards, but that’s because it was one of the first of it’s kind, and it shows. The series doesn’t feel like it’s ripping off anything, despite effectively playing straight most super robot tropes. The structure of the story is a massive help with this. That is, the manga is rather short chapter-wise, being only 13 chapters, plus a prologue and a comedy special, that does not mean it’s short, each chapter is very long, with it not being unusual for a single chapter to exceed 100 pages in length. This read more

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