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Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z

Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 1195 users)
Ranked: #12832
Popularity: #3184
Members: 2,982
Favorites: 28
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mazinger Z
Alternative version: Mazinkaiser, Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen
Spin-off: UFO Robo Grendizer
Side story: Mazinger Z vs. Devilman, Mazinger Z vs. Dr. Hell, Mazinger Z vs. General Dark, Mazinger Z (Movie)
Sequel: Great Mazinger
Other: Mazinger ZIP!

Characters & Voice Actors

Boss
Boss
Main
Ootake, Hiroshi
Japanese
Ootake, Hiroshi
Segundo, Carlos
Spanish
Segundo, Carlos
Dr. Hell
Dr. Hell
Main
Tomita, Kousei
Japanese
Tomita, Kousei
Ferrière, Jacques
French
Ferrière, Jacques
Kabuto, Kouji
Kabuto, Kouji
Main
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Japanese
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Barrero, Jesús
Spanish
Barrero, Jesús
Yumi, Sayaka
Yumi, Sayaka
Main
Matsushima, Minori
Japanese
Matsushima, Minori
Song, Do Yeong
Korean
Song, Do Yeong
...

Staff

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



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Jun 26, 2010
Taguma
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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Mar 12, 2011
roriconfan
ANIME NOSTALGIA SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?uid=251338&show=userpage&do=blog&blogid=29009&page=0

TEASER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyRoF689VRE&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U6TKOBCKB4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfGmTzabFM8&feature=related

First let me make some things clear. The ANIME NOSTALGIA series is not meant to review EVERY SINGLE ONE anime which offered something to the industry. So don’t go asking me why did I jump from Ribbon no Kishi to Mazinger Z without first reviewing other cult series like Mach 5, Ashita no Joe or Lupin the Third. I just don’t have enough material to write a whole review about them. Maybe in the future I will and will get to shoehorn them inside but NOT NOW because read more
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Recommendations

Both Nagai properties were worked on contemporaneously by the same studio, and it shows. They're animated quite similarly (stiff figures, bright colors) and both feature a simple monster-of-the-week plot. I'm relatively sure that the two shows even share actors; Kouji and Akira are essentially the same character.
The resemblance of this series is given in the context of some of his characters. For example, in Mazinger, Boss is a fat teenager who is school rival of the protagonist of the series (Koji Kabuto) and who gets jealous when someone approaches Sayaka Yumi, while that in Albegas, Kumai Goro is also a rival school that Daisaku have and has the same feelings and attitudes towards Hotaru, than Boss had towards Yumi.
Also both female protagonists have a parent who constructs or improves the main fuse.

Opening Theme

"Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Bokura no Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki

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