- Astro Boy
- Getter Robo
- Combattler V
- Voltes V
- Armored Fleet Dairugger XV/Vehicle Voltron
- Super Sentai/Power Rangers
- Gurren Lagann
Astro Boy - Combining robots can be found as early as 1963's Astro Boy series. In episode 15, Gangor (a.k.a. Gademu in the manga) consisting of 47 separate androids that combine to form a giant centipede, first shown terrorizing an ocean liner. Normally, they're disguised as "wrestling robots" but commit crimes in their centipede form. The episode ends with a fierce undersea battle, where they're swept up by an tropical storm and Astro Boy destroys each individual piece of Gangor.
In the 2003 remake of the Astro Boy series, Gadem also appears as a sophisticated electromagnet used in bank robberies to reshape gold bars into a giant centipede.