Big news for fans of the iconic Getter Robo franchise as Film studio Big One has announced the production of a live-action film adaptation. The announcement came on Tuesday, with a planned release for the franchise’s 50th anniversary in spring 2025. The news has already caused excitement and speculation amongst fans who have been eagerly anticipating a new adaptation of the series.
For those who are not familiar with Getter Robo, it is a super robot manga created by Ken Ishikawa and Go Nagai. The series features giant robots that combine to form an even bigger robot, and has been a fan favorite since its original publication in 1974. With its unique characters, stunning visuals, and thrilling action, Getter Robo has become a beloved classic in the world of mecha anime and manga.
The upcoming live-action adaptation is sure to be highly anticipated by fans of the franchise, and Big One is taking a unique approach to its production. The studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a pilot version of the film, with a goal of 5 million yen (about US$37,600). The campaign will end on April 19, so fans who want to get in on the ground floor of the project still have time to contribute.
One of the most exciting aspects of the campaign is the initial designs that have been revealed for the mecha in the film. These designs give fans a glimpse of what they can expect from the live-action adaptation, and they are certainly impressive. The mecha look faithful to the original manga, with a modern twist that should make them appealing to new fans as well.
Overall, the news of a live-action Getter Robo adaptation is sure to excite fans of the franchise. The fact that Big One is taking a unique approach to the project with its crowdfunding campaign only adds to the excitement. With a planned release for the franchise’s 50th anniversary in spring 2025, fans have a long wait ahead of them, but the anticipation is sure to be worth it. We can’t wait to see what Big One has in store for this iconic mecha series.
Source: Anime News Network