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One Shots / “Triple Getter Attack!”

Summer 2021 saw the release of Getter Robo Arc, the anime adaptation of what Ken Ishikawa intended as the final entry in the Getter Robo franchise, if not…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 12: The New Dinosaur Empire

This show is just getting more and more insane over time. I really dig that. Last time on Getter Robo Arc, so many things happened. Space time events,…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 94: A Coup D’Etat is in Order

In Jel’s absence, the crew chats about this season’s usual anime lineup and sneaks in some Kamen Rider talk.

The Glorio Blog

October is Going to be Busy! Upcoming Mecha Series Promos

2021 has been good to mecha fans thanks to multiple series premieres compared to the previous years. With the Summer 2021 anime season ending and Getter Robo Arc…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 11: Finally, Revenge

Last time on Getter Robo Arc, a lot of things happened. A space war, revenge, the gigantic Getter Emperor, and the Getter Robo Arc crew feeling helpless in…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Box Art Extravaganza: September 2021

I think I skipped a month or so worth of packaging art so we’re back to cover September. And while this month didn’t have that many releases, the…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 10: A Disorientating Space War

Last time on Getter Robo Arc, Takuma, Kamui, and Baku travel through a portal created by the Dinosaur Empire with the crew of the Gettersaurus and end up…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 9: The Portal Collision

Episode 8 left Getter Robo Arc in a lot of chaos. The Andromeda Stellaration not only continued their attacks on the planet Earth, but they also started their…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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The History of Getter Robo and What It Influenced

Getter Robo is one of the few progenitors of mecha anime as we know it today, so why do Western audiences know so little about it? Scott Freisthler…

Anime News Network - Views

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 93: Pirates vs. Ninjas

In addition to our regularly scheduled anime, we chat about Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time and the debut of Fena: Pirate Princess.

The Glorio Blog

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 8: Chaos in the Dinosaur Empire

A lot of things to build off from last episode. The Black Shin Getter Robo flying all over the Earth fighting against Andromeda Stellaration’s insector units which still…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 7: Political Tensions

Last week’s episode set up a few things to be looked into and explored this week. The first one was the mysterious appearance of the black Shin Getter…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Summer 2021 Anime Season at the Halfway Point

Ok, this season is hard to write about. Not just because it’s a lighter season to check out. None of the shows that I’ve watched started at the…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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I Went Ahead and Read the Manga: More Unsolicited “Getter Robo Arc” Thoughts

The following may contain spoilers for Getter Robo Arc. Going back to my current Getter Robo zeitgeist, I decided to read the whole of Getter Robo Arc to…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 92: Monkeys Playing Baseball

Anime might not be good this season, but at least it’s… interesting? We continue to analyze the shows we are watching, including the previously impossible concept of a…

The Glorio Blog

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 6: A World Wide Conflict

This anime knows no rest. Usually, a slow down episode would be the name of the game for anime series because it allows animators some time to rest…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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I Want to Read the Manga! “Getter Robot Arc” Unsolicited Initial Thoughts

I’ve been diligently watching Getter Robo Arc whenever an episode drops every Sunday as this is the first time I’ll be watching proper a Getter Robo story from…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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This Week in Anime - Getter in that Robo!

Old school mecha fan Jean-Karlo introduces Steve to the world of Getter Robo Arc, subterrainian dinos, insect troops, and how it's all one big metaphor for nuclear power.

Anime News Network - Views

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 5: Legacy

Last episode was a good introduction a lot of themes and concepts. The danger of the Getter Rays, the legacy of the current generation of the main Getter…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Summer 2021 First Impressions – Getter Robo Arc

Streaming: HIDIVE Episodes: 13 Source: Manga Episode Summary: 19 years ago, a disaster destroyed cities and infrastructure all over the world. Now people struggle to afford food and…

Season 1 Episode 1

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 91: Sponsored by the Okinawan Tourism Board

We discuss a few new shows trickling in while coming to terms with the shows we’re watching this season, including possibly hitting the backlog.

The Glorio Blog

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The Speakeasy #127: Demon Slayer Movie, Heaven’s Feel 3, Sonny Boy, Kageki Shojo, + More Summer 2021 Anime

We discuss the new shows of the 2021 summer season: The Detective is Already Dead Getter Robo Arc D_CIDE TRAUMEREI Peach Boy Riverside Sonny Boy The Aquatope on…

Reverse Thieves

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 4: Ghosts Of Our Past

This episode starts with a quick recap of the previous episode and a little bit more. The Andromeda Stellaris’ attack has been defeated for now. I mean, of…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Summer 2021 Schedule

Sunday Love Live! Superstar!! 19:00 NHK-E (07/11) Getter Robo Arc 21:00 AT-X (07/04) Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. 21:30 AT-X (07/04) Tian Guan Ci Fu 21:30 Tokyo MX (07/04) Shinigami…

Random Curiosity

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 3: A Personal Matter

As another small recap over how the last episode ended, The Saotome Laboratory was invaded by a large army of what the Lab called insects. A portal opened…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 90: Summer 2021 Anime First Impressions

We talk about a lot of shows we probably will not be watching by next episode, but it’s not all bad, right? …right???

The Glorio Blog

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Getter Robo Arc Episode 2: Setting The Stage

Last episode was the small bit of an introduction to Getter Robo Arc’s world. Especially around the Getter Robo or the Saotome Base. It’s a dog eat dog…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Summer 2021 First Impressions: Getter Robo Arc, Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru, Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha

Getter Robo Arc Short Synopsis: An irradiated human being teams up with a part-dinosaur pilot to defend Earth from an alien invasion. Wooper: Arc is the fifth installment…

Star Crossed Anime

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First Look: Getter Robo Arc

It’s been years since Ryoma Nagare, Hayato Jin, and Musashi Tomoe saved the planet from the Dinosaur Empire. Things have taken a turn for the worse as insectoid…

The Glorio Blog

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Weekly Seasonal Watches: Spring 2021 Anime Week 13/Summer 2021 Week 0

For this season only, unless I found another thing to write an episode review of, these recap posts will appear on Tuesdays now. I want to main post…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Getter Robo ARC Episode 1: It has begun

This season, I wanted to try episodic reviews once again. I don’t usually do these because everyone usually watches and does episodic review for most of the shows…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Ju-shin Ly-ger: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for July 2021

Summer 2021 anime is just beginning, and there are plenty of shows I’m looking forward to. Chief among them is Getter Robo Arc, bringing the classic giant robot…

OGIUE MANIAX

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No Mazingers Here! Soul of Chogokin GX-100 Project

When it first started 1997, no one knew that the Soul of Chogokin line would be the definitive high-end collector mecha brand. It also led to the eventual…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 88: Summer 2021 Anime Season Preview

We do our best to preview the Summer 2021 anime season, but things go off the rails as we try to find shows we want to talk about.

The Glorio Blog

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Animecast: Summer 2021 Anime Season Preview

With Summer 2021 Anime Season just around the corner, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their rundown on the up coming titles for…

Otaku Spirit

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Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo: When Dinosaur Mecha Attack

In celebrating the appearance of Getter Robo Arc next season, hopefully in a place that it can easily be streamed, here is Shin vs Neo Getter Robo! It’s…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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The Promised Neverland Fanbook: Vol. 0 Mystic Code - (4)

  Translator's note: This chapter covers pg. 101-156 from the fanbook. Previous chapters: Chapter 1  .  Chapter 2 .  Chapter 3 Chapter-4 Sea...

TPN Translations

It’s Not Infinitism: HG Getter Arc

This ain’t exactly the newest of news as Bandai Spirits has teased this previously, but we’re now getting more details of the upcoming HG Getter Arc kit as…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

Collectr's Blog

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The Kanada style in context

It is tempting, as is always the case with great artists, to imagine Yoshinori Kanada as a solitary shooting star who appeared and revolutionized Japanese animation from nowhere,…

Animétudes

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Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 1: Attack on Side 7

During the 1970s, Super Robot productions such as Mazinger Z and Getter Robo proved popular on television – this subgenre of mecha focused primarily on stories of alien…

Anime Commentary Returns

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Tales From The Hiki-Cave: The OVA Era

You might be familiar with the idea that otakudom was started by Mobile Suit Gundam, which wrapped up airing in 1980. Somewhat ironically for a subculture started by…

DeathBy1kSlimes

Mystery Box of Misery Volume 2: Squandered Potential

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

Getter Robo Arc and the True Ishikawa Style?

When I was first really getting into anime, it seemed as if the classic 1970s giant robot franchise Getter Robo was in the middle of some sustained renaissance.…

OGIUE MANIAX

The Origins of Mecha: Introduction

An introduction to an ongoing series of articles that trace the history of the Mecha genre, starting with its very earliest days.

Anime Herald

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Makoto-chan the Movie

Some western anime audiences are familiar with Crayon Shin-chan , a very long running Japanese anime series about a five-year-old boy with l...

Collectr's Blog

New Getter Robo: Beware the Getter!

It’s been a while since I’ve discussed something Getter Robo. I’ve been wanting to discuss this one in some capacity for a while. I picked up the Getter…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

What Inspired Gurren Lagann

It was never just a love letter to Super Robot anime. 00:00 Intro 02:24 Part I 21:33 Part II 43:47 Part III 1:02:52 Part IV 1:23:29 Part V…

Caribou-kun

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Year 1 Issue 25

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 25 June 17 - 23, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet let's go! …

Arcadia Dragnet

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Year 1 Issue 21

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 21 May 20 - 26, 2020 Hey, welcome to Arcadia Dragnet. Sorry for the delay…

Arcadia Dragnet