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I have watched all the Mobile Suit Gundam series and many other transforming robot genre series, but I want to know which is the first series that started the transforming/morphing mobile suit/robot genre in anime.

Here, transforming/morphing is changing from aircraft/armour to humanoid/creature form or any other forms.

  • Welcome to Anime & Manga SE Charles. Please consider to expand your question i.e. clarifying what type of robots you're talking about. – chirale Jul 12 '13 at 15:20
  • I think this may be a duplicate of anime.stackexchange.com/q/3828/1734 – Nil Jul 12 '13 at 15:33
  • also this one... anime.stackexchange.com/q/3629/1734 – Nil Jul 12 '13 at 15:34
  • Super robots and morphing mobile suit are different fwik. If OP expands this question I cannot see a reason to close or mark as duplicate. – chirale Jul 12 '13 at 16:13
  • @ Here what i mean by transforming/morphing is changing from aircraft/armour to humanoid/creature form or any other forms – Charzhard Jul 14 '13 at 3:00
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I'm going to assume that you mean a giant robot that transforms into something else, usually a vehicle. If that's the case then you have two candidates depending on how further you want to specify them.

Brave Raideen was released in 1975 and it featured a giant robot that transformed into a bird shaped rocket ship.

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Getter Robo was first released in 1974 and it featured three space ships that combined into a three different giant robots.

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An honorable mention goes to Ambassador Magma which was first released in 1966. The titular character changed into a rocket ship, although there was no transforming mehcanism shown, so I (personally) wouldn't include him.

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