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Getter Robo G

is a super robot anime series created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa and produced by Toei Animation. This direct sequel to Getter Robo was broadcast on Fuji TV from May 15, 1975 to March 25, 1976, with a total of 39 episodes (some episodes were rebroadcast, erroneously giving the impression that there were 43 episodes).

People familiar with Mattel's popular Shogun Warriors toy collection will remember all three of Getter Robo G's robot formations in that toy line: Getter Dragon (Dragun), Getter Liger (Arrow) and Getter Poseidon (Poseidon). As a result of the popularity of these toys in the US, Jim Terry included this series in his Force Five anime lineup under the title of Starvengers. The original Getter Robo series, however, has yet to appear in the US (although the Shin Getter Robo OVAs have appeared). In the UK, Starvengers episodes were released on video by Krypton Force under the name Formators.

Plot

After the final defeat of the Dinosaur Empire and the death of Musashi Tomoe in the original Getter Robo series. Dr. Saotome, (called Dr. Copernicus in Starvengers) creator of Getter Robo fears that the peace the Getter Robo team has won will be short lived and that an even greater enemies would appear. Dr. Saotome's fears are justified when the militaristic Hyakki (or "Hundred demons") Empire appears, (called the Pandemonium Empire in Starvengers) but Dr. Saotome is prepared with the creation of an even more powerful Getter Robo, Getter Robo G and a new Getter Robo base. Also with Musashi dead, Dr. Saotome needs a third pilot which he finds in baseball player Benkei Kuruma (called Foul Tip in Starvengers).

Statistics, Weapons, and Attacks Although the new Getter Robo G team basically had the original Getter Robo land, sea, air specialties each could now fly and had added specialties.

Getter Machines

Like it's predecessor, Getter Robo G is composed of three jet-like vehicles piloted by one of the three pilots. Dragon is the red jet, controlled by the pilot of Getter Dragon. Liger, the blue jet, is used by Getter Liger's pilot. Getter Poseidon's operator uses Poseidon, the yellow machine. All three are armed with missiles, but are generally very weak and never used in combat unless absolutely necessary. They also appear when the pilots use the Open Get (Break Formation in the English Version) verbal command to break up the current form, so that they can change into another or so they can dodge an enemy's attack.

Getter Dragon (Formed from Dragon+Liger+Poseidon)

English Version- Star Dragon

Piloted by Ryoma Nagare, English Version- Homer Winthrow Color: Red Height: 50m Weight: 330 tons Weapons Double Tomahawk - There are actually two attacks named "Double Tomahawk". The first, and probably more recognizable involves Getter Dragon pulling out two tomahawks from its shoulders and attacking. The second involves it pulling out one tomahawk and extending its handle, thus giving it more attack power by using two hands, although this larger tomahawk was originally called "Long Tomahawk". English name - Double Hatchet Double Tomahawk Boomerang - Like the original Getter Tomahawk, the Double Tomahawks can be thrown as spinning projectiles. English name - Double Hatchet Boomerang Spin Cutters - Unlike the blades on Getter-1, Getter Dragon's forearm blades are actually saw blades that cut through the enemy up close. English name - Dragon Cutters Getter Beam - The trademark Getter Robo attack is back, though this time, the beam launcher is placed up on its forehead. It can be fired in short bursts or one long blast. English name - Omicron Beam Getter Shine/Shine Spark - Getter Dragon's finishing move. When the pedals in all three machines' cockpits are pushed in simultaneously, and the attack call "Getter Shine!" is shouted, Getter Dragon is enveloped in Getter Energy. The actual attack, "Shine Spark" involves Getter Dragon diving at his opponent and, at the last moment, pulling up, letting the Getter Energy slam into the opponent. This attack has gained some notoriety, as it was the basis of Samus Aran's Shinespark attack in the later Metroid games.[citation needed] English name - Star Energize/Star Fire

Getter Liger (Formed from Liger+Poseidon+Dragon)

English Version- Star Arrow

Piloted by Hayato Jin, but piloted by Michiru when Hayato is captured near the end. English Version- Paladin Spencer Color: Blue Height: 50m Weight: 330 tons Weapons Drill Arm -Getter Liger's hand can transform into a powerful drill bit that can bore through many types of armor. Chain Attack-Getter Liger's pod arm can fire a harpoon with a chain attached to it designed for capturing and restraining of an opponent. Liger can also electrify the harpoon and chain and give an opponent a real jolt. It can also be used to swing around and catapult an opponent. Mach Special-Getter Liger is the robot best suited for land combat and is designed for a supersonic attack made especially for high speed hit-and-run tactics. English name - Arrow Speed Liger Missile-Getter Liger's pod arm can also fire multiple rounds heat seeking missiles. English name - Arrow Missile

Getter Poseidon (Formed from Poseidon+Dragon+Liger)

English Version- Star Poseidon

Piloted by Benkei Kuruma, English Version- Elmer O. Fossil aka Foul Tip Color: Gold Height: 45m Weight: 330 tons Weapons Finger Net- A semi-organic net made to capture and restain an opponent. Strong Missile- Large shoulder mounted missiles that can also function as torpedoes. Just as Liger is made for the ground, Poseidon is made for the water. English name - Shoulder Missile Daisetsuzan Oroshi (lit. Great Snowy Mountain Wind)- A powerful throwing attack, based on the one used by Musashi in the original Getter Robo. Sometimes used in tandem with the Getter Cyclone. Getter Cyclone- A collar based weapon that produces underwater cyclones of designed to incapacitate and disorient an opponent. The upper torso armor flips over to reveal a hidden turbine in the upper body, which generates the cyclone. Also effective out of water. English name - Star Cyclone Caterpillar Tread- Tank treads made for rolling over rough terrain on land or the ocean floor. English name - Caterpillar Traction

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