12/1/11

Getter Robo Saga - Getter Robo G (Complete)

And there you have it. The second entry in the Getter Robo Saga series, Getter Robo G, has finally been brought to completion. With this post, the only main Getter Robo series left untranslated is the final story of the saga - Getter Robo Arc. I'd like to thank OtherSideofSky for stepping up and translating this part of the series in his usual speedy manner.

Getter Robo G Chapter 5 Part 3
Getter Robo G Chapter 5 (complete chapter)

When I started on this journey in 2008, the only translated Getter Robo manga was the first volume of the first series. Many were familiar with the OVA/TV releases but had little to no knowledge of the manga that influenced a whole generation of creators and fans in Japan. I decided to get this great series translated, but due to the difficulty of finding willing translators, I had to scanlate Getter Robo in an out of order manner; The first series we released was Shin Getter Robo because it was the shortest, thus the easiest to find a translator for. Then I found translators to help me with Getter Robo Go because it was a relatively unknown part of the saga, yet probably the most pivotal point in the series. I wanted to get it out of the way because translators would come and go, and I never knew if I was going to be able to get another Getter series translated.

Fortunately, we've been able to do Getter Robo and Getter Robo G since then even though I still have to deal with importing and scanning the books myself as well as trying to reel in translators with promises of money. It's truly a miracle that Getter scanlations have even gotten this far. It's all thanks to the hard work of the various translators I've had the pleasure of working with over the years and the financial support I've gotten from donators. Not to mention my stubbornness, I guess.

Anyhow, enjoy. I've got no solid date for when I'll start Getter Robo Arc, but I'll probably get to scanning it after my finals are finished.

17 comments:

  1. Fantastic. Thank you so much for seeing this through.

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  2. Big thanks to you, and the translators! I've really enjoyed reading these and the Devilman series. and I'm looking forward to more Mars.

    To me this is equivelant to restoring an old lost film, I think that Your hard work will be remembered and appreciated far into the future,

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  3. Awesome! Thanks SO MUCH! Really tempted to start rereading the whole saga tonight!

    So, in the original version, did the story go straight from 453 to 492? Or was there something else in there that the scene with the Raouki beast replaced?

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  4. Congrats on yet another completed project. And thanks.

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  5. I have scans for GETTER ROBO ARC 1-3 in case you want to spare yourself the work of scanning them yourself.

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  6. Yeah, in the original, the story jumped from 453 to 492. The saga version fills out the ending quite nicely compared to the original. The entire segment of Raouki and where they absorb the energy of the sun is a new addition to the story.

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  7. Also, I'll stick to scanning Arc myself. It'll look much, much better. And it actually makes things easier for me in terms of image editing.

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  8. That was some ending and those extra pages that were added in really did wonders to the story. Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys put into this.

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  9. First of all, thanks for all the translations of Getter & Mazinger comics you've made so far. I look forward to the rest.
    Second, think you may like to see these colouring pictures I made from your scans. Enjoy:

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/Frobman/GetterColouringin.jpg

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/Frobman/TripleMazinPower.jpg

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/Frobman/ShinGetterRoboattacks.jpg

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/Frobman/GetterRoboGArmsFolded.jpg

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  10. Wow, nice work! I'm especially fond of the Getter-1 color image. If you do more, I'd like to see them. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I looked back through the blog and noticed that Getter Robo Go was not in the Saga collection photo. Was Go unchanged for the Saga release?

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  12. I didn't buy it at the time, but now I own the Go Saga edition. There's literally like a page and a half of new material. They did add in Ishikawa's cartoon biography "Getter and I" which I'm interested in getting translated.

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    1. Any change of getting "patches" with the differences (covers, contents pages?, and "Getter and I") at some point?

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    2. I'll be redoing Getter Robo Go sometime in the future.

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    3. Excellent news, thank you!

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  13. Great work and a big achievement. For years I wondered how come so much manga was translated and yet influential stuff like Go Nagai's work was ignored. While I've owned the manga for years, I didn't understand any of it. (:

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  14. Thank you very much!

    I waited for the whole thing to be finished so I'll see how it compares to the previous Getter Robo mangas you've released.

    Looking forward to Getter Arc in the future. (even if it doesn't end properly).

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