Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation (スーパーロボット大戦ORIGINAL GENERATION THE ANIMATION Sūpā Robotto Taisen Orijinaru Jenerēshon Za Animēshon) is a 3-episode OVA that takes place after the events of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, a game featuring only original characters and mechs created by Banpresto for the Super Robot Wars franchise. It is later succeeded by Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars.
Set after Original Generation 2, an unknown fleet of enemy mechs called Bartolls suddenly attacks the populace of Earth, destroying all opposition, with millions of citizens instantly vanishing during the raids. ATX Team members Kyosuke, Excellen, and Bullet, along with Ryusei, Rai, and Aya of the SRX Team are sent to investigate before the situation turns deadlier.
Connections with the SRWOG GamesEdit
In the Sony PlayStation 2 remake of the two Original Generation games on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Super Robot Wars Original Generations, the bonus segment of the game deals with the events of the OVA, with new content and some taken from the Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Sound Cinema drama CD.
- Excellen Browning utilizes the Rein Weiss Ritter, as its reversion was retconned in Original Generations.
- The ATX Team is not dealing with Wilhelm von Jurgen alone; the Shura, the antagonists of Super Robot Wars Compact 3, make their debut as adversaries, as well as the appearance of Fighter Roar and the Compatible Kaiser, which made its debut in The Great Battle IV.
- Lamia Loveless' Bartoll is kept inside the Hellgate Facility, instead of being sent to attack the ATX and SRX Teams. However, all appearing characters in the OVA are sent to confront Juergen. Characters who did not appear in the OVA, such as Irmgult Kazahara and Ibis Douglas, also join in the assault.
- Juergen is not grafted within the core Bartoll unit of the Hellgate Facility; instead, he is inside a Valsion Custom Type-CF, fully piloting the machine and still able to maintain his consciousness.
- The most drastic change occurs when Kyosuke Nanbu does not successfully rescue Lamia. Right after he ejects her out of the Bartoll, Jurgen delivers a shot towards the Alt Eisen Riese's hand, seemingly aiming for Lamia, who was grasped in its fingers. Thrown out of the reach from the team, the Original Generation characters proclaim a missing-in-action status on Lamia, while they proceed to defeat Jurgen. Just before the final blow can be dealt, Duminuss, the main antagonist of Super Robot Wars Reversal, appears and destroys Jurgen, claiming he has served his purpose. Lamia's fate is later cleared following a reprogramming by Duminuss, turning against her allies.