Ranked #1472

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: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 1,784 users)
Ranked: #14722
Popularity: #3589
Members: 4,653
Favorites: 45
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Synopsis

From the island of Bardos in the Aegean Sea comes a new threat to humanity in the form of Doctor Hell and his army of mechanical beasts. However, a new hero stands in his way: Mazinger Z, a giant robot built out of the indestructible metal chogokin and equipped with an arsenal of advanced weaponry. Piloting Mazinger Z is hotheaded teenager Kouji Kabuto, who strives to avenge the death of his grandfather and protect Japan from Doctor Hell's forces.

(Source: ANN)

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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

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

More episodes Episodes(0/92)

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Opening Theme

"Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Bokura no Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki



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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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