New Getter Robo

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New Getter Robo
New Getter Robo DVD1.jpg
Japanese DVD cover art of the first volume
新ゲッターロボ
(Shin Gettā Robo)
Genre Mecha
Original video animation
Directed by Jun Kawagoe
Music by Kazuo Nobuta
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Studio Brain's Base
Licensed by
Released April 9, 2004September 10, 2004
Episodes 13
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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.[1]

Plot[edit]

An alternate retelling 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 the monsters from mythology.

Characters[edit]

  • 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.
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese); Lex Lang (English)
  • Hayato Jin (神隼人 Jin Hayato?): Both a terrorist and a genius, he pilots the Jaguar Machine and Getter-2.
Voiced by: Naoya Uchida (Japanese); Kirk Thornton (English)
Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese); Michael McConnohie (English)
  • 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.
Voiced by: Kinryū Arimoto (Japanese); Tom Wyner (English)
  • 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.
Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese); Wendee Lee (English)
  • 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.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Kim Strauss (English)

Four Heavenly Kings[edit]

The Four Heavenly Kings are revealed in episode 12 as the primary antagonists of the series that used Abe no Seimei to destroy Getter Robo.

  • Tamonten (多聞天 Tamonten?): The "leader" of the four, attacks with lightning bolts and can grow in size.
Voiced by: Tessho Genda (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English)
  • Jikokuten (持国天 Jikokuten?): Attacks with a sword.
Voiced by: Banjou Ginga (Japanese); Dan Woren (English)
  • Zochoten (増長天 Zōchōten?): Attacks with a large serpent on his body.
Voiced by: Yuusaku Yara (Japanese); Paul St. Peter (English)
  • Komokuten (広目天 Kōmokuten?): Attacks with scrolls with quickly written incantations.
Voiced by: Daisuke Gouri (Japanese); Richard Epcar (English)

Reception[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original airdate
01 "There Goes Ryoma"
"Ryōma ga Iku" (竜馬が行く) 
2004-04-09
02 "Hayato is Coming"
"Hayato ga Mairu" (隼人が来る) 
2004-04-09
03 "Benkei Musashibo"
"Musashibō Benkei" (武蔵坊弁慶) 
2004-05-14
04 "Three Animals Go!"
"Sanki ga Iku" (三匹が行く) 
2004-05-14
05 "Oni Fire"
"Onibi" (鬼火) 
2004-06-11
06 "The Mansion Where The Oni Dwell"
"Oni no Sumukan" (鬼の棲む館) 
2004-06-11
07 "The Ying-Yang Master"
"Onmyōji" (陰陽師) 
2004-07-09
08 "Collision"
"Gekitotsu" (激突) 
2004-07-09
09 "Hell's Upheaval"
"Jigokuhen" (地獄変) 
2004-08-13
10 "Lone Wolf"
"Hitori Ōkami" (ひとり狼) 
2004-08-13
11 "Thus The Divine Wind Blows"
"Kakute Kamikaze ha Fuku" (かくて神風は吹く) 
2004-09-10
12 "Heaven and Earth"
"Ten to Chi to" (天と地と) 
2004-09-10
13 "There Goes Ryoma"
"(Saishū hanashi) Ryōma ga Iku" ((最終話)竜馬がいく) 
2004-09-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Couto, Jeffrey. "Super Robot Reviews: New Getter Robo Vol-1". Japan Hero. 

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