New Getter Robo
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|New Getter Robo|
Japanese DVD cover art of the first volume
(Shin Gettā Robo)
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Jun Kawagoe|
|Written by||Jun Kawagoe|
|Released||April 9, 2004 – September 10, 2004|
New Getter Robo (新ゲッターロボ Shin Gettā Robo) is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese mythology like the Oni and Abe no Seimei.
A reimagination of the Getter Robo story, it begins with Dr. Saotome, who seeks extraordinary men to pilot his invention: The Getter Robo. Many who have tried to pilot it have died, and his son, Tatsuhito, was seriously injured during a Getter battle. He finds three men to pilot the Getter Robo: Ryoma Nagare, Hayato Jin, and Benkei Musashibo. Now they must battle and destroy the Oni, mysterious creatures that appeared suddenly which happen to resemble mythological monsters.
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- Ryoma Nagare (流竜馬 Nagare Ryōma): The team leader. Strong, and trained in martial arts in his father's footsteps. Pilots the Eagle Machine and Getter-1.
- Hayato Jin (神隼人 Jin Hayato): Both a terrorist and a genius, he pilots the Jaguar Machine and Getter-2.
- Benkei Musashibo (武蔵坊弁慶 Musashibō Benkei): A warrior monk named after the legendary Japanese hero of the same name in addition to Musashi Tomoe and Benkei Kuruma. Pilots the Bear Machine and Getter-3.
- Professor Saotome (早乙女博士 Saotome hakase): Inventor of the Getter Robo. Also pilots the Bear Machine during the second and third episodes, up until Benkei is recruited.
- Michiru Saotome (早乙女ミチル Saotome Michiru): Professor Saotome's daughter. She is more interested in studying the Oni than fighting them.
- Seimei Abe (安倍晴明 Abeno Seimei): Seimei Abe is the villain of the series. He is responsible for bringing the Oni to attack the world.
Four Heavenly Kings
- Tamonten (多聞天 Tamonten): The "leader" of the four, attacks with lightning bolts and can grow in size.
- Jikokuten (持国天 Jikokuten): Attacks with a sword.
- Zochoten (増長天 Zōchōten): Attacks with a large serpent on his body.
- Komokuten (広目天 Kōmokuten): Attacks with scrolls with quickly written incantations.
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|01||"There Goes Ryoma"|
"Ryōma ga Iku" (竜馬が行く)
|02||"Hayato is Coming"|
"Hayato ga Mairu" (隼人が来る)
"Musashibō Benkei" (武蔵坊弁慶)
|04||"Three Animals Go!"|
"Sanki ga Iku" (三匹が行く)
|06||"The Mansion Where The Oni Dwell"|
"Oni no Sumukan" (鬼の棲む館)
|07||"The Ying-Yang Master"|
"Hitori Ōkami" (ひとり狼)
|11||"Thus The Divine Wind Blows"|
"Kakute Kamikaze ha Fuku" (かくて神風は吹く)
|12||"Heaven and Earth"|
"Ten to Chi to" (天と地と)
|13||"There Goes Ryoma"|
"(Saishū hanashi) Ryōma ga Iku" ((最終話)竜馬がいく)
- Official Bandai Visual New Getter Robo site (in Japanese)
- New Getter Robo (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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