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8 Super Robots That We Could Never Forget

For the Martial Law kids.

| February 24, 2017

8 Super Robots That We Could Never Forget

By Janus Dosequis Harvey

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This country has a wonderful love affair with Super Robots. Considering the fact that Ferdinand Marcos put a stop to that during his regime, it’s a bit ridiculous to see people who never went through Martial Law clamoring for a return to those days while happily sharing how awesome the latest season of Gundam Wing is.

That being said, with decades upon decades of Super Robots that we know and love, here are some of the most memorable of the lot, for various reasons.

8. Gigantor

This is the Super Robot that launched the genre, Gigantor, also known as  Tetsujin-28 Go, was based on a 1950’s manga that became a series in the 1960’s. It featured a child remote-controlling a robot, as opposed to the normal human pilots inside the robot that we have come to know and love.

 

7. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

With its Western theme and great animation (for its time), Saber Rider was perhaps better served by its Westernization than any other anime that has been edited for Western consumption. The dynamic between the (technically) multicultural lead characters in the series probably rivaled only our #1 entry in terms of complexity.

 

6. Getter Robot

Getter Robot holds the distinction of becoming the first combining super robot. Prior to Getter Robot, this concept was not the norm.

 

5. Speed Racer

Speed Racer might not come across as a Super Robot, but when you think about it, the Mach 5 should, for all intents and purposes, count as a Super Robot, even if it’s only car-sized. It fits all the other checkboxes of the genre.