Humanity is under attack by the Oni - fierce demons of unknown origin - that can only be defeated by Dr. Saotome's Getter Ray-powered robots. However, these robots are only a stopgap, buying time for the next generation of Getter-powered robot: Getter Robo. Able to change shape into three combinations to suit the current task, and vastly more powerful than its predecessors, Getter Robo requires three pilots to fully utilize it. Dr. Saotome selects three interesting individuals for the task: Ryoma Nagare, a headstrong martial artist; Hayato Jin, a power hungry terrorist; and Benkei Musashibou, a bear of a man who has turned to the way of Buddha. Together, these oddly-matched teammates must find out where the Oni come from and stop the threat that they pose.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
GUTS! A cry that rings out in many an anime series, signifying a characters will to never give up, never surrender. Often, this cry results in a burst of energy, allowing the protagonist to fight on, despite their injuries. New Getter Robo and Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann are both series which feature this cry, giant robots, and evil beast like creatures trying to exterminate mankind. If you enjoyed one, you should definately check out the other.
Never give up that is the moto of these series. Both give you that rush of adrenaline as gaints robots face off without fear and nop holds barred attitudes, couple that with the characters that just exude bad-ass this is defaintly series that are worth looking at if you like the other.
If New Getter Robo tickled your fancy, then don't miss out on the excellent Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann. Although they incorporate almost exactly the same ingredients (a race of ugly monsters, robots that grow limbs and combine, lots of shouty attacks, super-manly protagonists), TTGL cooks them into a far more nuanced and thrilling experience than NGR.
The year is 2025. Fifty years ago, Queen Himika and the evil Jama Empire attacked mankind; Kyushu, Japan, was their battleground. Ultimately an event caused fog to surround Kyushu, effectively cutting it off from the rest of Japan; and the mainland has lost contact with it ever since. In the present, students like the motorcycle-loving Kenji Kusanagi have little knowledge of these events, except what they learn in history books. However, when Himika and her Phantom Gods appear once more, Kenji finds himself in the middle of the battle - and a cockpit. Now, as the pilot of the mecha Jeeg, Kenji and a few unlikely classmates must battle the forces of evil and save the world!
Modern remakes of 70s super-robot classics means at least two things: old school mecha rumbles are not over yet in the heart of the anime fandom and one can enjoy those milestone even with a retold story and brand new graphics.
Koutetsushin and New Getter Robo are basically revisions of two older series by the same person (Go Nagai). Darker and grittier than their predescessors, they target a much more mature audience. Filled with violence, giant robot fighting, and pilots trying to prove they are the best while saving the world; there is no question that if you enjoy one, you will enjoy the other.
Jeeg is a bit lighter and targeted towards a slightly younger audience than New Getter Robo.
Dr. Hell and Baron Asura are once again trying to destroy Japan! As mechanical beasts lay waste to all in their path, Kouji Kabuto and Tetsuya Tsurugi rush out to face them with the mighty robots Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger; but it’s soon clear that they’ve walked right into a trap – ending with the defeat of Mazinger Z. Great Mazinger is outnumbered and all appears lost; that is, until a new and mysterious robot arrives and destroys Asura’s army with ease! Its name is Mazinkaiser, and it’s a machine with enough power to surpass both God and the Devil, to control the world or utterly destroy it. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, can Kouji master the power of Mazinkaiser in time to stop Dr. Hell's latest bid for world domination?
New Getter Robo and Mazinkaiser are basically revisions of two older series by the same person (Go Nagai). Darker and grittier than their predescessors, they target a much more mature audience. Filled with violence, giant robot fighting, and pilots trying to prove they are the best while saving the world; there is no question that if you enjoy one, you will enjoy the other.