The original Getter Robo anime and manga both ran from April 1974 to May 1974 with the distinction of pioneering the concept of the machines combining into a super robot hero. Akita Shoten is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the still popular series with a pair of battle collage and cover art t-shirts from creator Ken Ishikawa and contributor Go Nagai, appropriately offered offered in three color options. More after the jump.
1974's Getter Robo introduced the idea of combining vehicles to mecha anime. If you are old enough, and lived in the right parts of North America, you might have caught its follow-up, Getter Robo G as Starvengers in the Force Five syndication block. FREEing scheduled a combining Getter Robo G figure for spring 2014, along with a re-release of their original Getter Robo. Get a look after the jump.
Continuing to look ahead to winter series, the designs for two more moe versions of classic super robots, set to appear in Toei's Robot Girls Z shorts, have been revealed. Hit the jump to see them.
Increasingly loved distributor of classic and niche anime Discotek has taken to Facebook to outline their plans for the first half of 2013. Robust mecha anime director Jun Kawagoe's 2000 OVA Shin Getter Robo VS Neo Getter Robo and 1996 update of '70s Tatsunoko anime Hurricane Polymar have firm release date while Samurai Pizza Cats, Lupin the 3rd Green VS Red, Love Com and Captain Harlock are penciled in. Get the details after the jump.