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Mazinger Z


Alternative Titles

English: Mazinger Z
Synonyms: TranZor Z, Mazinga Z
Japanese: マジンガーZ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 92
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 1972 to Sep 1, 1974
Premiered: Winter 1973
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 1,942 users)
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Ranked: #15092
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Popularity: #3649
Members: 5,046
Favorites: 50
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Episodes: /92

Synopsis

The villainous Dr. Hell has amassed an army of mechanical beasts in his secret hideaway, the island of Bardos located in the Aegean Sea. He is capable of controlling mechanized beasts with his cane, and instructs them to unleash devastating attacks. However, Dr. Hell doesn't do all the dirty work by himself; he has his loyal henchman Baron Ashura to carry out his devilish plans.

There are also those that will see to it that evil does not prevail. Kouji Kabuto is the young and feisty teenager with a score to settle: his goal is avenging the murder of his grandfather by Dr. Hell. And he might just be able to pull it off, as he is the pilot of Mazinger Z, a mighty giant robot made out of an indestructible metal known as Super-Alloy Z.

Mazinger Z boasts several powerful special attacks. By channeling Photonic Energy through its eyes, and unleashing the Koushiryoku Beam, it can cause great destruction. But things get really cool when Mazinger Z launches its Rocket Punch attack. Dr. Hell and his minions might have just found their match!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kabuto, Kouji
Kabuto, Kouji
Main
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Japanese
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Boss
Boss
Main
Ootake, Hiroshi
Japanese
Ootake, Hiroshi
Yumi, Sayaka
Yumi, Sayaka
Main
Matsushima, Minori
Japanese
Matsushima, Minori
Matsushima, Tomoko
Japanese
Matsushima, Tomoko
Dr. Hell
Dr. Hell
Main
Tomita, Kousei
Japanese
Tomita, Kousei

Staff

Katsumata, Tomoharu
Katsumata, Tomoharu
Episode Director
Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Episode Director
Yamada, Katsuhisa
Yamada, Katsuhisa
Episode Director
Fujikawa, Keisuke
Fujikawa, Keisuke
Script, Screenplay


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"Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki

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"Bokura no Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki



More reviewsReviews

Taguma
Jun 26, 2010
Mazinger Z is a classic of the mecha genre. This anime introduced many concepts which we see at any mecha anime, for example: The robot is the last hope of humanity, being piloted by a human (preferably teenagers), mad scientists trying to conquer the world, cronies incompetent or strange-looking people, a proud pilot woman (do you remember Asuka?).

In each episode is the same plot: Dr. Hell sends his Mechanical Beasts, Koji Kabuto runs to Mazinger, background music resounds, and the battle begins. Many emotions and feelings are mixed in the battle, but in the end, Mazinger is the winner.

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