Following an initial announcement in November to eager fans and subsequent radio silence for numerous months, we happened to hear on the grapevine that the Getter Robo Arc anime adaptation will be premiering this summer.
The official website for the franchise was updated and it revealed a new promotional video, cast, staff, and a July 2021 debut date. The promo video features Jam Project’s song, “Storm 2021”.
THE MANGA’S PLOT
Getter Robo Arc is, chronologically, the fifth in the Getter Robo series.
The manga is described thus:
Taking place several years after Getter Robo Go, Earth is now a post-apocalyptic world. Hayato, now an aging scientist, has completed Professor Saotome’s masterpiece, Getter Robo Arc. Piloting it are Ryoma’s son Takuma, the human-dinosaur Kamui, and the younger brother of Tayel, Baku. Alongside the reformed Dinosaur Empire, they fight the insectoid Andromeda Flow Country attacking from across time and space.
The manga’s plot focuses on Andromeda and the conflicts around it. The Getter Robo Arc robot must save the world from the enemy that seeks to destroy the source of the getter rays that have devastated its civilization. However, another mysterious Getter robot that’s piloted by Ryoma Nagare’s son appears, adding more twists and thrills to an already conflicted situation.
ANIME CAST AND STAFF
The cast for this anime includes –
- Yuma Uchida who will be playing the role of Takuma Nagare
- Arihiro Mukaino who will be playing Sho Kamui
- Kazuhiro Sunseki who will take the character of Baku Yamagishi
- Naoya Uchida who will play Jin Hayato
Among the staff are –
- Jun Kawagoe (Getter Robo: Armageddon, Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo, New Getter Robo) is directing the anime at Bee Media
- Tadashi Hayakawa (Galaxy Angel Rune, Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman, Mazinkaizer SKL) is in charge of composition and is also writing the scripts
- Kazuya Hoshi is in charge of character designs
- Hideyuki Motohashi (Fushigi Yugi, Hikaru no Go) is designing characters for animation
- Yoshichika Kuriyama (Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman) and Shiho Terada (Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman) are composing the soundtrack
The Getter Robo Arc manga ran in Futabasha‘s Super Robot Magazine beginning in 2002 and it remains unfinished after Ishikawa’s death in 2006. Futabasha published three compiled book volumes for the manga.
With this anime coming in the summer, how hyped are you for it?
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