Getter Robo Armageddon

Getter Robo Armageddon

Japanese DVD cover art of the first volume

(Shin/Chenji Gettā Robo!!
Sekai Saigo no Hi
Genre Mecha
True Getter Robo!!
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Ken Ishikawa
Published by Futabasha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Manga Action
Original run 19971998
Volumes 2
Original video animation
Change Getter Robo!!: The Last Day of the World
Directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (1-3)
Jun Kawagoe (4-13)
Produced by Shigeru Watanabe
Tatsuo Ozawa
Music by Yasunori Iwasaki
Studio Brain's Base
Dynamic Planning
Licensed by
A.D. Vision (former)
Discotek Media (current)
Released 1998 – 2000
Runtime 30 minutes (each)
Episodes 13
True Getter Robo: Try to Remember
Written by Yasuhiro Imagawa
Illustrated by Hisashi Matsumoto
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Monthly Magazine Z
Original run July, 2001December, 2001
Volumes 1

Getter Robo Armageddon, known in Japan as Change Getter Robo!!: The Last Day of the World (チェンジゲッターロボ!! 世界最後の日 Chenji Gettā Robo!! Sekai Saigo no Hi, anime title) and True Getter Robo (真ゲッターロボ Shin Gettā Robo, manga title), is a manga and original video animation released in 1998 by Bandai Visual, based on the manga and anime series Getter Robo, created by Ken Ishikawa and Go Nagai. The series, however, owes more to the manga than the 1970s animated adaptation, with designs closer to those of Ishikawa's original art, and a darker, more serious tone than the anime. It is a direct sequel to the audio drama 'Getter Robo: The Moon Wars'. Aside from the main characters and titular mecha, Getter Robo Armageddon and The Moon Wars have no relation whatsoever to previous Getter Robo stories, instead taking place in their own continuity.


The plot opens some time after the Moon Wars, where things for the original cast have taken a turn for the worse. the main character and pilot of Getter-1, Ryouma Nagare, has been framed for the murder of the Getter Machine builder Dr. Saotome after the death of Saotome's daughter, Michiru. However, he is released from jail and is reunited on Earth—unhappily—with his old allies, Hayato Jin (who set up then testified against Ryouma) and Musashi Tomoe, to fight none other than Dr. Saotome himself, who has seemingly risen from the grave to threaten humanity with his ultimate creation—and most dangerous weapon—Shin Getter Dragon, a massive weapon powered by the same cosmic Getter Rays which gave life to their old weapons. However, their efforts to stop Dr. Saotome, not to mention an overzealous Japanese Defense Force, are in vain, as nuclear weapons are used on Shin Dragon.

The resulting explosion and shock wave of Getter Rays wipes out 99% of the human population worldwide. Thirteen years after this catastrophe, as humanity clings desperately to life, the re-emerged extraterrestrial Invaders threaten Earth once more. The only safeguard against this alien threat is a giant robot that emerges from the wreckage of the nuclear blast—Shin Getter Robo—piloted by an artificially created human named Gou. With the help of Hayato's Super Robot Army and Gou's co-pilots Kei and Gai, Shin Getter fights to keep humanity's dreams alive.

Later, Ryouma returns piloting the Black Getter Robo to aid the new Getter team against Dr. Saotome who returns with Stinger and Corwen when Shin Getter Dragon re-activates and continues its evolution. It was also revealed that Kei was Dr. Saotome's younger daughter and Michiru's younger sister, who was adopted by Benkei. Soon the Invaders put their true plan into action by transforming Jupiter into a Getter Ray Sun and Ganymede one of its moons would soon go on a collision course with Earth, prompting both the old and new Getter teams to spring into action to save the planet.


Old Getter Team

Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese); Douglas Taylor (English)
Voiced by: Naoya Uchida (Japanese); Bill Wise (English)
Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese); Steve Sanders (English)
Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (Japanese); Lowell B. Bartholomee (English)

New Getter Team

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese); David Stokey (English)
Voiced by: Narumi Hidaka (Japanese); Katherine Catmull (English)
Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese); Edwin Neal (English)


Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese); John Paul Shephard (English)


Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (Japanese); Jessica Hedrick (English)
Voiced by: Yasuaki Suzuki (Japanese); David R. Jarrott (English)
Voiced by: Kunihiko Yasui (Japanese); Dan Bisbee (English)


  1. From Beyond the Grave (復活!!悪の要塞 早乙女研究所! Fukkatsu!! Aku no Yōsai Saotome Kenkyūsho, Reborn!! Saotome Laboratory, the Stronghold of Evil!)
  2. Shin Dragon: God or Devil? (脅威!! 神か悪魔か真ドラゴン! Kyūi!! Kami ka Akuma ka Shin Doragon, Menace!! Shin Dragon, God or Devil?!)
  3. Goodbye, Getters! (日本壊滅!!さらばゲッター! Nihon Kaimetsu!! Saraba Gettā!, Japan Annihilated!! Farewell Getter!)
  4. After the Blast (激震!!荒れ狂う大地! Gekishin!! Arekuruu Daichi!, Earthquake!! The Raging Land!)
  5. The New Generation (出撃!!新たなる戦士たち! Shutsugeki!! Aratanaru Senshi-tachi!, Sortie!! New Warriors!)
  6. The Awful Truth (悪夢!!暴かれた真実! Akumu!! Abakareta Shinjitsu, Nightmare!! The Truth Revealed!)
  7. Into the Dragon (決戦!!スーパーロボット軍団! Kessen!! Sūpā Robotto Gundan!, Decisive Battle!! Super Robot Army!)
  8. Blood and Ice (死闘!!血に染まる氷原! Shitō!! Ketsu ni Somaru Hyōgen!, Struggle to the Death!! Blood Dyed Ice Fields!)
  9. Battleground: Manhattan (謀略!!摩天楼の決闘! Hōryaku!! Matenrō no Kettō, Stratagem!! Skyscraper Duel!)
  10. War in the Pacific (降臨!!南海を断つ邪神! Kōrin!! Nankai o Tatsu Jashin!, Advent!! The Evil God that Cleaves the Southern Sea!)
  11. Overload! (襲来!!甦る亡者たち! Shōrai!! Yomigaeru Mōja-tachi!, Invasion!! Resurrection of the Dead!)
  12. Help from the Stars (戦慄!!砕け散る魂! Senritsu!! Kudakechiru Tamashii!, Tremble!! Smashed Spirits!)
  13. Evolution's End (閃光!!進化の果て! Senkō!! Shinka no Hate!, Flash!! Evolution's End!)


Yasuhiro Imagawa was originally put in charge of the project. Due to an unknown disagreement with the staff, he left the project, leaving the story in disarray from episode 4 and onward.


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