Getter Robo Armageddon
|Getter Robo Armageddon|
|Original Manga||Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa|
|Director/Artist||Yutaka Sato/Yasuhiro Geshi/Jun Kawagoe|
|Made By||J.C. Staff|
|Episode Length||30 minutes|
|# of Episodes||13|
Sum it up in a Sentence
Post-apocalyptic entry into the Getter Robo series with a new Getter team and the return of some old favorites.
After beng framed for the murder of Dr. Saotome, Ryoma Nagare is released from prison to stop the recently-revived Dr Saotome from destroying the world with the Shin Dragon. After failing to stop his plan, 99% of hummanity is killed and the rest goes into hiding in underground bunkers.
13 years later, a group of surviviors, oincluding former Getter pilot Benkei, stumble upon the Shin Getter Robo and the result of Saotomes' experiments - the artificial human, Go. With alien Invaders terrorising what's left of Humanity, a new Getter team consisting of Go, Saotome's daughter Genkei and Gai, another survivor, stand up to fight the new threat.
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Much darker than the "sanitized" Getta Robo series of old, to bring it closer to the original manga. True to the genre, it's full of gritty manliness and Gaogaigar levels of awesomeness towards the end. The plot doesn't make much sense, but that is to be expected when you deal with robots so powerful they fuck with space/time. Great art syle that uses rough lines as an homage to Go Nagai's original manga. 4/5
I'd just like to point out that everything in the main description (and much more) happens in the four episodes of the series. If you're new to Getter Robo, then you'll be better off watching New Getter Robo as an introduction to the series. For people who are already familier with Getter then you should know what to expect - a dark, gritty world, large amounts of silliness, fighting and hotblooded passion. The story rarely makes sense (especially in the beginning), but this isn't why you're watching Getter Robo Armageddon - you're watching it to see giant robots beat the shit out of giant aliens or other giant robots, all of which will either bleed or explode when destroyed, maybe even both at the same time. If this puts you off, then this isn't the show for you.
- Bandai Visual's webpage (Japanese)