This is a continuation of the Super Robot history I started in my last post and I think I'm gonna' cut it short here because I don't want to get too bogged down with just one thing. Alot of this stuff is pretty firmly lodged in my head so I may touch on it from time to time.
Although Osamu Tezuka and Mitsuteru Yokoyama laid down the groundwork, it was Go Nagai who really got the Super Robot genre going. In 1972 came the debut of Mazinger Z.
Go Nagai's inspiration for Mazinger came from the ancient Greek legend of Bardos, which must be be one of the earliest instances of giant robots in fiction.
After Mazinger Z super robots really started to take off. Go Nagai came out with a number of follow up series, including Getter Robo in 1974 and Steel Jeeg in 1975.
Also in 1975 came UFO Robot Grendizer.
Super Robots were just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few examples of his work from my comic book library. I think these images speak for themselves.
I think I'm gonna go now.