BIGONE Inc. announces the production of a live-action Getter Robo film, based on the original manga series by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. The series was the first of its kind – a masterpiece of Japanese manga and anime – featuring three vehicles coming together to form one giant robot.
Getter Robo is the story of giant robots by Go Nagai & Ken Ishikawa written between 1974 and 1975. It ran as a manga series in Weekly Shonen Sunday and also as a TV series on Fuji Television. The pinnacle of Japanese giant robot stories, Getter Robo is credited with introducing the “combining forces” element to the genre.
While the TV series adopted a simple storyline of goodness prevailing over evil to appeal to a younger demographic, the original manga series by Ken Ishikawa had a more violent and harsh tone, which is celebrated by hardcore fans. The seminal masterpiece, appealing to a wide variety of anime and manga fans for many years will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2025.
To raise funds for the production of a proof-of-concept trailer, focused on developing advanced visual effects techniques, the company is running a Kickstarter campaign until May 1st, 2023.
If you are interested in backing the project, you can find the official Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigone-inc/live-action-getter-robo-trailer-short-film