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Anime OP themes in Super Robot Wars NEO
June 10, 2009, 2:41 pm
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Mazinger Z, known as Tranzor Z in United States, is a Super Robot manga and anime series created by Go Nagai. The first manga version was serialized in Shueisha Shōnen Jump from October 1972 to August 1973, and it later continued in Kodansha TV Magazine from October 1973 to September 1974. In December of 1972, the anime version premiered on Fuji Television. The TV series ended September 1, 1974. A second manga series was released alongside the TV show, this one drawn by Gosaku Ota, which started and ended almost at the same time of the TV show.

Great Mazinger is a manga comic book and anime television series by manga artist Go Nagai, made as a direct continuation of the successful Mazinger Z series. It was aired on Japan in 1974, immediately following the end of the first Mazinger series. It lasted for 56 episodes.

Jushin Liger also sometimes romanized as Juushin Liger, Bioarmor Ryger, Jushin Riger, Jushin Ryger and some other variations) is an anime superhero TV series created by mangaka Go Nagai. Produced by Dynamic Productions (Nagai’s own company) and Nippon Sunrise, the series was broadcast on Nagoya Broadcasting Network (NBN) from March 11, 1989 to January 27, 1990, for a total of 43 episodes. A manga series was also released alongside the anime, originally published by Kodansha and re-printed by Keibunsha, Daitosha and Daiso Shuppan.



Shin (New) Getter Robo is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese mythology like the Oni and Abe no Seimei.

GoShogun was a super robot anime series produced in 1981 and aired in 1982 in Japan. It is variously referred to in English as “Demon God of the War-Torn Land GoShogun”, “Warring Demon God GoShogun”, “Civil War Devil-God GoShogun” and “Macron 1”.

NG Knight Lamune & 40 was a Japanese television series of 1990 that was never distributed by any English-language firm. It was one of the Lamune group of television shows and OAVs, and the “NG” in the title stands for “new generation”. In all there were 3 OVA series (NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX, NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX, VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh) and a sequel television anime series (VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire).

Galaxy Cyclone Braiger was an anime series aired from 1981 to 1982 in Japan. There were 39 episodes aired. Other loosely translated names include “Braiger”, “Bryger”, “Brygar”, “Galactic Whirlwind Bryger”, “Galactic Cyclone Buraiger”, “Cosmo Runner”. It is the first series from the J9 Series.

Absolutely Invincible Raijin-Oh is a 51 episode Japanese anime television series, and the first series produced for the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired in Japan from April 3, 1991 to March 25, 1992. The story revolves around a group of elementary school children who are given command of a mecha named Raijin-Oh and their efforts to defend the Earth from the evil Jaaku (evil) Empire.



Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger or Energetic Explosion Ganbaruger also known by the dub name Energy Bomb) is a 47 episode animated shōnen mecha television series, and the second series produced for the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 1992 to February 24, 1993.

Go-Saurer is a 51 episode animated television series, and third series in the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired in Japan from March 3, 1993 to February 23, 1994. The story revolves around a group of elementary school children who are given command of a mecha named Go-Saurer and their efforts to defend the Earth from the Kikaika Empire (Named the “Machine Empire” in the Filipino dubbed version).

Whirlwind! Iron Leaguer  is an anime series by Sunrise. Directed by Tetsurō Amino and featuring mecha designs by Kunio Okawara, it premiered on TV Tokyo on April 6, 1993 and ended its run on March 29, 1994, spanning a total of 52 episodes.

Mobile Fighter G Gundam is a Japanese animated television series directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo, Getter Robo Armageddon).

Created to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the franchise in 1994, G Gundam is the first of three Gundam series to take place in an alternate continuity from the original “Universal Century”. The show takes place in “Future Century”, where every four years a fighting tournament between the space colonies is held. Each country sends its representative Gundam Fighter to fight on Earth until one is left and the winning nation has earned the right to govern over the colonies for the next four years.

The events takes place in year 60 of the Future Century, during the 13th Gundam Fight. G Gundam follows Neo Japan’s representative Domon Kasshu, who is in the fight as much to win as well as fulfill his own mission of tracking down his brother who had stolen a mysterious Gundam; the Devil Gundam (Dark Gundam in the American version) from the Neo-Japan government.

The series takes a widely different turn than the rest of the franchise. It has a number of Shōnen elements to it, such characters possessing superhuman-speed and strength simply through martial arts training, and this can also be seen the behavior of the main cast. Most of the Gundams in the series feature elements of super robots, such as heroic robot designs and voice activated special attacks, but there are some that still remain in real robot territory.

Mobile Fighter G Gundam aired on TV Asahi from April 1, 1994 to March 31, 1995, totaling 49 episodes. The English language version aired on the American Cartoon Network from August 5, 2002 to October 16 of the same year.

“Lord of Lords Ryu Knight” is a 1994 mecha anime television series and OVA, notable for its super-deformed mechas and RPG elements, notably job classes. It tells the story of Adeu, a boy who lives his life by the “Ethos of Chivalry” (a code of conduct similar to the Knightly Virtues) who is on a quest to Earth’s Blade, a gigantic sword reaching to the sky from the ground. Along the way, he meets Paffy, who is a princess and her two escorts, Sarutobi, a ninja, and Izumi, a priest. Throughout their adventure, they come across many villains, which is mostly composed of thieves and bandits, who are usually after their Ryu mechs, which are far stronger than the normal mechs (henceforth referred to as Solids).


* Anime info taken from Wikipedia .


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from this scan, Shin Getter Robo in SRW Neo isn’t Shin (Change) Getter Robo OVA but it’s Shin (New) Getter Robo.

Comment by Annonymous

Oop, sorry!

Comment by superrobotwar

Wait!, not just super robot only but all of them are “old school” ? then i’ll hope there’ll be SRW real robot version only

Comment by Rekkou

Thanks for this digest!

Comment by Folka

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why G gundam!

Comment by paradius

i guess G gundam fits into this SRW game… Probably there will be a bit different in the controls for the game system? ( smash/counter the enemy or hit/combo attack with yr wii controller?)

Comment by RJ


Instead, I hope in a SRW without any Gundam, even if G-Gundam is more “super” than “real” 😉

Comment by MazinKaesar

Iron Leaguer!! That’s beyond SS size!

Comment by LM

How are they planning to put dark, gore Shin Getter into one game with so many all-ages shows about 7-13 years old kids? It dosn’t fit at any way.

Comment by Yaiba

Here is the Ganbaruger OP

Comment by Advent

Although most of the titles are from 1970s-1990s, which make the entire NEO not so new and awkwardly childish, let’s not forget that yesterday’s 90s children are adults today. So it’s not wrong to put some “dark forces” onto the sunny-side of NEO. It’s just like kids watching violent movies and listen to adults innuendos.

This game is just full of schoolkids, which just so happen that the K title is also school-theme based. So now Mazinger playing headmaster of a kindergarten while the younger 90s brats are Shin-chan and gang, now isn’t that adding retardiness on a rip-off game?

Really, SRW is regressing year after year and still remain the same old boring game. Grow up Terada, your days of whoring mechas are over.

Comment by codename:v

I think most of the drama/serious story will mostly go with Nagai’s series or maybe there will be a spin-off happy story because of the other all-ages series.

Comment by LM

The reason why they are called NEO is because a lot of these Series are Debut series to SRW.

I doubt this is the complete list. I mean even SRWZ only showed half its list first and then showed off the rest.

Comment by ShinmeiSuzaku

apparently, c:v watched Gundam Wing at the age of 25.

Comment by Aldotsk

I really enjoy screwing up mecha. Which is why I have a deviantART account allowing me to depict myself in various sexual positions with robots.

By the way, I’m a lolicon/milf lover as well. Love my mum’s pussy so much.

Comment by codename:v

careful c:v don’t someone to troll on you on the word “pussy” which is a slang word (most of us know that means)

Comment by ReinaMK1

@CV: so is taht you mean nowadayas kids can’t this because this is only for 90’s people. just die!

Comment by Anonymous

otakus these days don’t know watch they are saying… (c:v i can tell it’s you from Anonymous comment box stop trolling already)

Comment by MaxHD2490

thx for this great post

Comment by Anonymous

I take a Brave Series over those in ANY SRW games.

Wait didnt they have one those srw games feature lots these kids shows?

Was it on the xbox or something…

Comment by ottoto

Shut up, you dumbass! I’d prefer a title without super robots (specially Mazinger and Getter)

Comment by Show

Some random guy was impersonating c.v, you idiot, just like I am impersonating him right now, asshole!

Comment by codename:v

Of all the damn fang bangled things.. I love it!

But you forgot the most important thing… JUSHIN LIGER IS A WRESTLER TOO YOU DOLTS! How could anyone not know that? Jushin Liger the wrestler is more popular and famous than Jushin Liger the super Robot show.

Either way. =D I’m happy. and CV. Eh… He’s CV. Troll, etc. I’d like to Liger Bomb him too =o.

Comment by EddaRobo

OMGGGGG I TOTALLY LOVE the Raijinoh Ganbaruger and Gousauer triology (with my favourite being the latter) but seriously, why is everyone complaining about the series? lol… some of these are real gems of the past and were made of real high quality… in the whole robot sense you might all think it seems corny and ugly but this was how things were in the old days… even though i’m prolly in the youngest of the targetted audience range… i still reckon the music being synthesized and renewed + the oldschool robots refreshed with new graphics is gonna be MAD!

Comment by Anonymous

Only read the Lord of Lords Ryu Knight manga before.
It will be a good time to try out the TV series.

Just having the 4th Eldoran in the game automatically brings it to the state of being awesome.

It is a must buy for me. 🙂

Comment by RX79V

WTF is that shit
is that A SRW
b by brave

Comment by orwah


Game is called Super Robot Wars, not Real Robot Wars.

Comment by bla

i have alot of SRW vertion even 1st cam out on super ness system( super familicom ) SRW-GB DS it was cool of them to make there owen u robot units but if would be better if i call Mazinger Z, Getto Robot, and all of japanies Super robot I wish they can add supers and strongest Japanies Robot the 1st. I am talk about Astro Boy. It was cool when i watch special edition Maziger vs getta robot!!

Comment by masterofnoob

the best japanies games series are Super Robot Wars,Dragon Quest, Final Fantasty,Super Mario ,Zelda tell if i miss any games

Comment by masterofnoob

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