Getter Robo Go
|Getter Robo Go|
Cover of Getter Robot Go Ongakushu CD album. From left to right, characters Gai, Go and Sho, and Getter Robot's main form in the back.
(Gettā Robo Gō)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroki Shibata|
|Music by||Michiaki Watanabe|
|Original run||February 11, 1991 – January 27, 1992|
|Written by||Tatsuya Yasuda|
|Original run||December 28, 1990 – April 30, 1991|
|Written by||Tatsuya Yasuda|
|Magazine||Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special|
|Original run||February 1991 – February 1992|
|Written by||Ken Ishikawa|
|Magazine||Monthly Shōnen Captain|
|Original run||February 1991 – May 1993|
The anime was originally broadcast from February 11, 1991 to January 27, 1992 on TV Setouchi and TV Tokyo with a total of 50 episodes. Along with the TV series, a few manga versions were released. One of them was released in the US under the name Venger Robo and in Spain as Venger Robot Go. The anime and manga are unrelated, and while the anime is a remake of the original series, the manga is a sequel of the original manga. The series is sometimes wrongly written in Japanese as ゲッターロボ号.
This article needs an improved plot summary. (December 2009)
In the year 200X, Doctor Rando, a genius scientist gone mad, has broken the peace on the Earth by trying to conquer the world from his Polar base, using an army of his Metal Beasts, super robots developed by him to conquer the world and led by his genetically created officers. No regular weapons seem to work against the Metal Beasts. To combat him, Japan's Defense Agency request the cooperation of NISAR, the Japan International Aerospace Corporation, which has developed a robot, the Getter Robo. Dr. Tachibana, the head of the Getter Robo project, is reluctant to use the robot for battle. Despite this, Getter Robo, piloted by Go Ichimonji (later joined by Sho Tachibana and Daido Gai), is able to defeat a Metal Beast with the sacrifice of Shinichi, the son of Dr. Tachibana. This prompts the improvement of Getter to make it a transforming machine piloted by three persons, capable of defeating the Metal Beasts and stopping Dr. Rando from conquering the world.
|#||Title||Director||Writer||Original release date|
|1||"shutsudō!! buki naki tatakai" (出動!! 武器なき戦い)||Hiroki Shibata||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||February 11, 1991|
|2||"batoru heri kōbōsen" (バトルヘリ攻防戦)||Toru Yamada||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||February 18, 1991|
|3||"busō seyo! gettā robo" (武装せよ!ゲッターロボ)||Yoshikata Nitta||Junki Takegami||February 25, 1991|
|4||"daburu bonbā sakuretsu!!" (ダブルボンバー炸裂!!)||Masayuki Akechi||Shoji Tonoike||March 4, 1991|
|5||"gai, kesshi no daibingu" (剴、決死のダイビング)||Takao Yoshizawa||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||March 11, 1991|
|6||"tachibana-hakase dakkaisakusen!" (橘博士奪回作戦!)||Takenori Kawada||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||March 18, 1991|
|7||"sakebe!! atsuki kyōdai no kizuna" (叫べ!! 熱き兄弟の絆)||Toru Yamada||Junki Takegami||March 25, 1991|
|8||"kyōi! teki wa ōzora ni ari" (驚異!敵は大空にあり)||Yoshikata Nitta||Shoji Tonoike||April 1, 1991|
|9||"neizā honbu kikiippatsu" (ネイザー本部危機一髪)||Masayuki Akechi||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||April 8, 1991|
|10||"gekitotsu!! kyōfu no kaitei kessen" (激突!! 恐怖の海底決戦)||Takao Yoshizawa||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||April 15, 1991|
|11||"gattai seyo! kōtetsu no senshi" (合体せよ!鋼鉄の戦士)||Takenori Kawada||Junki Takegami||April 22, 1991|
|12||"shō, fukushū no barādo" (翔、復讐のバラード)||Toru Yamada||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||April 29, 1991|
|13||"hangeki seyo! gettā gai" (反撃せよ!ゲッター剴)||Yoshikata Nitta||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||May 6, 1991|
|14||"kurōn ningen no kyōfu" (クローン人間の恐怖)||Masayuki Akechi||Junki Takegami||May 13, 1991|
|15||"kodomo tachi o kyūshutsu seyo" (子供たちを救出せよ)||Takao Yoshizawa||Shoji Tonoike||May 20, 1991|
|16||"dekiru ka? kaichū hatsu gattai" (出来るか?海中初合体)||Takenori Kawada||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||May 27, 1991|
|17||"tate tetsu! jibun ni kate" (立てテツ!自分に勝て)||Hiroki Shibata||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||June 3, 1991|
|18||"muhō naru chousensha" (無法なる挑戦者)||Toru Yamada||Junki Takegami||June 10, 1991|
|19||"metaru bīsuto no bōrei" (メタルビーストの亡霊)||Yoshikata Nitta||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||June 17, 1991|
|20||"karei naru supīdo taiketsu" (華麗なるスピード対決)||Masayuki Akechi||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||June 24, 1991|
|21||"neizā kichi kaimetsu sakusen" (ネイザー基地壊滅作戦)||Takao Yoshizawa||Shoji Tonoike||July 1, 1991|
|22||"higeki! shinkai no dokusaisha" (悲劇!深海の独裁者)||Takenori Kawada||Junki Takegami||July 8, 1991|
|23||"tomoni tatakae! waga senyū yo" (共に戦え!我戦友よ)||Toru Yamada||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||July 15, 1991|
|24||"ningen jōhatsu jiken o oe" (人間蒸発事件を追え)||Yoshikata Nitta||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||July 22, 1991|
|25||"tatakae gai! namida no yakusoku" (戦えガイ!涙の約束)||Masayuki Akechi||Shoji Tonoike||July 29, 1991|
|26||"dai abare! yasha danshaku" (大暴れ!ヤシャ男爵)||Takao Yoshizawa||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||August 5, 1991|
|27||"beishitei kikiippatsu" (ベイシティ危機一髪)||Takenori Kawada||Junki Takegami||August 12, 1991|
|28||"seiken sōdo tomahōku" (聖剣ソードトマホーク)||Toru Yamada||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||August 19, 1991|
|29||"shō, ashita e no chikai" (翔,明日への誓い)||Hiroki Shibata||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||August 26, 1991|
|30||"todoke! aoki uchuu (sora) no teki" (とどけ!蒼き宇宙(そら)の敵)||Yoshikata Nitta||Shoji Tonoike||September 2, 1991|
|31||"nazo no kikōshi narukisu" (謎の貴公子ナルキス)||Masayuki Akechi||Junki Takegami||September 9, 1991|
|32||"g āmu raizā hatsudō!!" (Gアームライザー発動!!)||Takao Yoshizawa||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||September 16, 1991|
|33||"taiketsu! gettā vs yūji" (対決!ゲッターVS由自)||Takenori Kawada||Shoji Tonoike||September 23, 1991|
|34||"kyōfu!! kindan no kaiiki" (恐怖!!禁断の海域)||Toru Yamada||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||September 30, 1991|
|35||"taifū metaru bīsuto" (台風メタルビースト)||Hiroki Shibata||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||October 7, 1991|
|36||"ubawa reta ji kō tsurugi (sōdo tomahōku)" (奪われた磁鋼剣(ソードトマホーク))||Masayuki Akechi||Shoji Tonoike||October 14, 1991|
|37||"mongoru no aoki ōkami" (モンゴルの青き狼)||Takao Yoshizawa||Junki Takegami||October 21, 1991|
|38||"narukisu fuyū yōsai (zenpen)" (ナルキス浮遊要塞(前編))||Takenori Kawada||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||October 28, 1991|
|39||"narukisu fuyū yōsai (kōhen)" (ナルキス浮遊要塞(後編))||Toru Yamada||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||November 4, 1991|
|40||"gettā 1 o kyūshutsu seyo" (ゲッター1を救出せよ)||Hiroki Shibata||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||November 11, 1991|
|41||"jūryoku no wana karano dasshutsu" (重力の罠からの脱出)||Yoshikata Nitta||Katsuhiko Chiba||November 18, 1991|
|42||"bousō! metaru bīsuto" (暴走!メタルビースト)||Masayuki Akechi||Shoji Tonoike||November 25, 1991|
|43||"yasha, midori no chi ni shisu" (ヤシャ,緑の地に死す)||Takao Yoshizawa||Junki Takegami||December 2, 1991|
|44||"girisha no kamigami no hanran" (ギリシャの神々の反乱)||Takenori Kawada||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||December 9, 1991|
|45||"teiō randō shōmetsu su !?" (帝王ランドウ消滅す!?)||Toru Yamada||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||December 16, 1991|
|46||"narukisu, arata naru chōsen" (ナルキス,新たなる挑戦)||Hiroki Shibata||Katsuhiko Chiba||December 23, 1991|
|47||"kokuren ketsugi kōfuku seyo!!" (国連決議・降伏せよ!!)||Yoshikata Nitta||Shoji Tonoike||January 6, 1992|
|48||"totsugeki!! 4 nin no senshi" (突撃!!4人の戦士)||Masayuki Akechi||Yukiyoshi Ohashi||January 13, 1992|
|49||"kyōi!! jatei fukkatsu" (驚異!!邪帝復活)||Takao Yoshizawa||Junki Takegami||January 20, 1992|
|50||"gettā yo eien ni nemure" (ゲッターよ永遠に眠れ)||Hiroki Shibata||Hiroyuki Hoshiyama||January 27, 1992|
Staff and production notes
- Airtime: Monday, 18:30-19:00
- Network: TV Setouchi, TV Tokyo
- Production: TV Setouchi, Toei Doga, BigWest
- Planning: Yoshimasa Onishi (BigWest), Kenji Yokoyama (Toei Doga)
- Planning cooperation: Dynamic Planning
- Producer: Chiyo Okazaki (TV Setouchi), Tatsuya Yoshida (Toei Doga)
- Original work: Go Nagai, Ken Ishikawa
- Music: Michiaki Watanabe
- Chief animation director: Joji Oshima
- Series director: Hiroki Shibata
- Script: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama, Yukiyoshi Ohashi, Junki Takegami, Shoji Tonoike, Katsuhiko Chiba
- Episode direction: Hiroki Shibata, Toru Yamada, Yoshikata Nitta, Masayuki Akechi, Takao Yoshizawa, Takenori Kawada
- Animation supervisor: Joji Oshima, Yuji Hakamada, Takahiro Kagami, Keiichi Sato, Joji Kikuchi, Seiya Nakahira, Takashi Nashizawa, Satoru Minowa, Masahiko Okura
- Art: Shinzo Ko, Kayoko Koitabashi, Masazumi Matsumiya, Ryu Tomamura
The anime is a remake of the original Getter Robot series with no real relationship with the previous anime or manga. Each episode features a different metal beast enemy, a similar format to the anime television series Mazinger Z. The design of the Getter Robot has some features reminiscent of Mazinger Z, such as a "Rocket Punch" attack. The series also marked the renewal of business relationships between Toei Animation and Go Nagai, which were interrupted by the conflict with Daiku Maryu Gaiking.
- Opening 1: 21st century boy (21世紀少年 (21st century boy) 21 seiki shōnen (21st century boy)) (lyrics by Bun Onoe, composition by Daiji Okai, arrangement by Hiroshi Toyama & Daiji Okai, song by Hiroyuki Takami)
- Ending 1: Grievous Rain (lyrics by Bun Onoe, composition by Daiji Okai, arrangement by Hiroshi Toyama, song by Hiroyuki Takami)
- Opening 2: Getter Robot Go (ゲッターロボ號 gettā robo gō) (lyrics by Kang Jin-hwa, composition & arrangement by Michiaki Watanabe, song by Ichiro Mizuki, chorus by Mori no Ki Jidogasshodan (森の木児童合唱団))
- Ending 2: Tomodachi ni Naritai (友だちになりたい) (lyrics by Kang Jin-hwa, composition & arrangement by Michiaki Watanabe, song by Ichiro Mizuki)
|Vol.||Discs||Standard number||Release date|
|1||2||DSTD-7211||April 21, 2006|
|2||2||DSTD-7212||May 21, 2006|
|3||2||DSTD-7213||June 21, 2006|
|4||2||DSTD-7214||July 21, 2006|
|5||2||DSTD-7215||August 4, 2006|
The opening and ending themes have been released as singles and have been compiled in albums of the artists who performed them. The soundtrack is available in two CDs, one of which was re-released years later,
|Title||Type||Artist||Label||Standard number||Release date|
|Grievous Rain||8 cm single||Hiroyuki Takami||Bandai||BCDA-9||March 5, 1991|
|Getter Robot Go||8 cm single||Ichiro Mizuki||Columbia||CODC-8760||May 21, 1991|
|Getter Robot Go Ongakushu||Soundtrack album||Michiaki Watanabe||Columbia||COCC-7702||July 1, 1991|
|Getter Robot Go hit Kyokushu||Album||Various||Columbia||COCC-9122||October 1, 1991|
|Animex 1200 series 73: Getter Robot Go Ongakushu||Soundtrack album||Michiaki Watanabe||Columbia||COCC-72073||September 22, 2004|
The opening and ending themes are available in several compilation albums of the Getter Robot series.
Three manga versions were published with the release of the TV series. Two of them were drawn by Tatsuo Yasuda, the first one was published in the magazine TV-kun from December 28, 1990 to April 30, 1991 and the second one in the magazine Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special from February 1991 to June 1991 , both Children's publications of Shogakukan. None of these have been re-printed outside the magazines.
Another version, written by Go Nagai and illustrated by Ken Ishikawa, was published in the magazine Shōnen Captain, published by Tokuma Shoten, from February 1991 to May 1993. This version was originally compiled in 7 volumes, and later reprinted in other collections published by Daitosha and Futabasha.
|1||June 1991||ISBN 4-19-831070-X|
|2||November 1991||ISBN 4-19-831120-X|
|3||February 1992||ISBN 4-19-832030-6|
|4||September 1992||ISBN 4-19-832101-9|
|5||January 1993||ISBN 4-19-833021-2|
|6||March 1993||ISBN 4-19-833041-7|
|7||May 1993||ISBN 4-19-833060-3|
Some of these numbers were also published in Spain by Planeta DeAgostini in 1995, under the name Venger Robot Go. In France, the series was published from 1999 to 2001 for a total of 5 volumes by Dynamic Vision. A volume of the series was also published in South Korea by Seoul Cultural Publishers. In Italy, the series was published integrally as part of the Getter Saga series, which included all Getter Robot series in a single series of 12 volumes. There are a lot of major differences between Go Nagai's version and the TV version. The whole plot is rewritten to match as the sequel to the last series, Getter Robo G as well as incorporating characters and storyline that would later be adapted in the OAVs Getter Robo Armageddon and Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo. Another interesting thing is the debut of the iconic Shin Getter Robo in the Manga's last volume.
Sixteen years after Ryouma Nagare, Hayato Jin and Benkei Kuruma defeated the Hundred Oni Empire (百鬼帝国 Hyakki Teikoku), research has begun to develop a new set of Getter Machines in order to fight the threat of a new, cyborg-like species known as Metal Beasts, led by the evil Professor Rando of the "Vega Zone". Leading this project is Hayato himself, who soon scouts and enlists three young pilots: Go Ichimonji, a young professional athlete, Sho Tachibana, the daughter of Prof. Tachibana (leader of the Getter-Go project) and a skilled sword-fighter, and Gai Daidou, a former Getter mechanic. Together, these three pilots use a new set of Getter Machines to form the super robot known as "Getter Robo Go", and begin a battle to stop Rando once and for all.
Manga exclusive characters
- Hayato Jin (神隼 人)
- Ryoma Nagare (流 竜馬)
- Kei Minamikaze (南風渓)
- Schwartz Koff (シュワルツ・コフ)
- Messiah Tahir (メシア・タイール)
- Empress Jatego (女帝ジャテーゴ)
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