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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 monsters have emerged to wage a new war on mankind. Now, a new generation of Getter pilots must save the world. Ryoma’s son Takuma, the hybrid saurian Kamui, and the clairvoyant Baku Yamagishi pilot Getter Robo Arc against Earth’s newest foe.
Gee’s verdict: Not Enough High Power
Perhaps the nicest thing I can say about Getter Robo Arc is that its heart is clearly in the right place. Between the JAM Project led OP and ED, the callbacks to former Getter Robo works, and the general tone, it’s clear that the people working on Getter Robo Arc have a sincere desire to bring the late Ken Ishikawa’s work to life. It’s for that reason that it’s all the more unfortunate that the production itself is so clearly struggling with its obviously limited budget. Unlike say, Back Arrow, which disappointed because its talented staff purposely created a boring world, Getter Robo Arc falters, not because of its intentions, but because of the reality of its available resources. Not even its old school Go Nagai style character art can distract you from its limited animation, poor CG, and stilted editing. Getter Robo deserves better than this, time will tell if Arc can succeed in spite of its tangible limitations.