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    The fifth series in the Getter Robo franchise that takes place far into the future after the previous incarnation when Earth has been turned into an apocalyptic wasteland. This new squad of soldiers are out to defend the earth by a bunch of extraterrestrial bugs.

    Airs: Sunday, July 4, 2021

    Studio: Bee Media, A-Cat

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    Getter Robo Arc is the fifth Getter Robo series chronologically.

    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.


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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Look a what Earth has become.

    And so it begins with background information, a planet that has become a gigantic wasteland, and the MC fighting an invader undermanned. Just when Takuma was about to be outmatched, in comes Sho to save the day. This show sure brings back memories of those hot-blooded old school mecha shows, and Hironobu Kageyama singing the opening theme song is proof of that. I certainly like the nostalgia this show brings even if production values are lacking, and Go Nagai makes his mark as one of the boldest artists in the business. Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what Sho's role is with this show as the veteran fighter compared to Takuma. While I haven't watched any of the other Getter Robo series, that's not a prerequisite for this show as it features an entirely new cast of characters and the only things that carry over are explained through flashbacks.

    As always, through the trial period process this show goes.
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    • #3
      Episode 2

      Putting it all together.

      I really liked that they played Heats, the second series opening theme, in that flashback sequence as it's a great song. And now that Takuma, Baku, and Kamui are all in this together, chosen by Getter, they need to learn how to fight and being able to combine is part of it. This team just looks so dysfunctional when they can't do that, and not to mention these guys can't help but to fight each other. While that's going on, there's Meldusa with some news that apparently Getter is some kind of great evil, but that's something for another day.
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      • #4
        Episode 3

        There are just so many of them.

        And now, the Getters fight against an enemy that's hard to hit as the yellow guy is invading with a bazillion grunts that make this battle quite a difficult one. But the Saotome lab was ready for a situation just like this, and it was pretty cool to see all those weapons in action. And the Getters just needed to find an opening, and an opening they got. And then the one who murdered Takuma's mother shows up, well not in the flesh but with the portrait formed by all those bugs causing Takuma to lose his composure. Pretty much, this is an all-action episode here as it goes to show how difficult the fight is to defend what's left of the planet.
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        • #5
          Episode 4

          Old McDonald had to harm.

          So the one who killed Ryoma's mother is named McDonald. Those three didn't exactly have it easy as kids, especially not Kamui seeing that he's a half-human. And so, the Getter Rays are the cause behind everything that's wrong about the world, and how it's harmful remains to be seen. But it's clear that the three pilots aren't aware about it and there's something fishy about this situation.

          Thus with that, the trial period has expired and while the story has issues, the hot-blooded action has been pretty good, and enough for me to keep going with this show.
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          • #6
            Episode 5

            Somebody call the exterminator.

            And now there's a humongous pest problem at Saotome Labs as the scientists there are turning into bugs. There are just so many of them, and the Getter pilots decide to bet the farm by using Kamui's mixed blood to open the gate and use the Getter Rays. And it worked, but seeing how destructive they are if misused that there is that great risk involved that worked out in the end seeing that this weapon is the root of all problems according to the enemy. What that is is something for another day, but in any case this is some pretty good action going on.
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            • #7
              Episode 6

              Stone'em with sunshine.

              Great to see Sho doing well as she's back. And once again, another good battle there, especially with Shin Getter kicking some butt there. That Stoner Sunshine is quite a force to be reckoned with. Then there's that ending as the Getter pilots of the present are going underground to get some extra help as after all, they will need all the help they can get.
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              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 7

                Half-human, half-Saurian, all-warrior.

                Humans and Saurians haven't exactly been on great terms, but with the Insectors getting more and more serious and formidable, the Getter pilots will need all the help they can get. And seeing that Kamui was the result of a hybrid breeding project that had too many failures that this alliance was made possible. And then the guys are treated to quite an extravagant meal. Nevertheless, the fact that they are using Getter Rays whose diabolical nature has yet to be revealed that of course there are some causes for concerned, but with their world in danger that they will pretty much need to use everything they got. Pretty solid story there on Kamui as there have been so many shady things going on, but at least he's doing something about it.
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