The staff of the television anime of Getter Robo Arc, the last manga in the iconic Getter Robo super robot manga series by Ken Ishikawa, revealed additional cast members for the anime on Friday. The new cast members include:
Hideo Ishikawa as Ryoma Nagare
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Benkei Kuruma
Nozomu Sasaki as Tairu
Takayuki Sugo as Professor Saotome
Yōhei Tadano as Professor Shikishima
Mitsuo Iwata as Igari
Romi Park as Queen Meldusa
Takaya Hashi as Komei
Fumihiko Tachiki as McDonald
Sumi Shimamoto as Ryō Nagare
Kenichi Ogata as Professor Han
The anime stars:
Jun Kawagoe (Getter Robo: Armageddon, Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo, New Getter Robo) is directing the anime at Bee Media. Dynamic Planning is credited for planning the anime, and Ken Ishikawa and Go Nagai are credited for the original work. Tadashi Hayakawa (Galaxy Angel Rune, Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman, Mazinkaizer SKL) is in charge of composition and is also writing the scripts. Kazuya Hoshi is designing the character concepts, and Hideyuki Motohashi (Fushigi Yugi, God Mars, Hikaru no Go) is designing those characters for animation. Yoshichika Kuriyama (Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman) and Shiho Terada (Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman, Tropical-Rouge! Precure) are composing the music.
The manga’s story centers on the conflict against the Andromeda Country, the new enemy of humanity that seeks to destroy the source of the getter rays that has devastated its civilization. Hope rests on the titular Getter Robo Arc robot, but the appearance of another mysterious Getter robot, piloted by the son of Ryoma Nagare, introduces another complication to the conflict.
Ishikawa ran the manga in Futabasha‘s Super Robot Magazine beginning in 2002, and it remains unfinished after Ishikawa’s death in 2006. Futabasha published three compiled book volumes for the manga.
Ken Ishikawa and Go Nagai created the Getter Robo manga, often considered one of the most iconic super robot manga series alongside Nagai’s own Mazinger Z. Ishikawa wrote three sequels (of which Getter Robo Arc was the last), and the franchise spawned numerous spinoff manga and anime adaptations.
Source: MoCa News