Getter Robo is a series created by Ken Ishikawa, and co-created by Go Nagai that is featured in The Knights of the Multiverse. Like its sister series Mazinger Z, the characters used are set after the original 70's anime and its sequel series, and takes inspiration from several of its later adaptations.
Featured Characters[edit | edit source]
Robots[edit | edit source]
- Getter Robo (in the form of the Mass-Produced Getters)
- Getter Robo G
- Getter Army
- Shin Getter Robo
- Shin Getter Dragon
Adapted Material/Changes to the Source Material[edit | edit source]
The characters' appearances come from many different sources. Ryoma, Hayato and Musashi's character models are based off of their appearances in Super Robot Wars X Omega, which in turn are a combination of their original anime and Getter Robo Armageddon appearances. However, Michiru's design is based off of her appearance in the game Getter Robo Daikessen, and Dr. Saotome's is straight from Armageddon, mostly to represent how secluded and devoted to his research he's become.
While most of the characters maintain their personalities from the original 1974 anime, Dr Saotome takes more cues from his other interpretations, being grouchy and very distant.
Rather than the suicide bomb technique he does in the final episode of the original anime, Musashi's sacrifice is made to resemble his final battle against the Dinosaur Empire in the Shin Getter vs Neo Getter OVA and the original manga. In addition to that, it was even broadcasted on live television, being seen by almost everyone on Earth Prime.
The character of Benkei Kurama, Getter Poseidon's pilot in the original anime and several other adaptations of the series, has been dropped from this version of the story completely, with Michiru taking his place as Poseidon's pilot. This is justified in story (plus, Michiru was already a very capable pilot in her own right. Heck, Hayato even left the team for a while in the original series, leaving Michiru to pilot Liger. That, and most fans agree that in the original series at least, Benkei really was just a cheap replacement for Musashi).
SInce the Hyakki Empire doesn't technically exist in this version of the story, several of their mechs (mostly just the ones that appear in several Super Robot Wars games) make cameos appearances in Season 1 of KotM as creations of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N..
The introduction to the Getter Army in the third season is loosely based off of the second half of the first episode of the OVA.
Michiru's role as Poseidon's pilot is actually based off her minor role as its pilot in the OVA.
As previosuly stated, Musashi's final battle is modeled after the first episode of this series.
Shin Getter Robo's introduction is slightly based off of its appearance in episode three of the OVA.