Ranked #2531

Mazinkaiser SKL

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mazinkaizer SKL, Mazinkaiser Skull
Japanese: マジンカイザー SKL


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 27, 2010 to Apr 7, 2011
Source: Unknown
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.201 (scored by 3,008 users)
Ranked: #25312
Popularity: #3098
Members: 6,020
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Prior to the events of the anime, three factions—the Garan Army, the Kiba Army, and the Aira Army, battle for total dominance of Machine Island. The island is basically a prison, isolated from the rest of the world. The island contains a vast amount of resources, allowing the three factions to create an infinite supply of giant robots for their respective armies.

The world government learns that the island's power reactor has become unstable and will explode within 66 hours, destroying all of life and Earth itself. The government sends the Death Caprice squad, composed of mercenaries Ken Kaido and Ryo Magami to solve the issue, along with their giant robot Mazinkaiser, but was that a good idea?


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaido, Ken
Kaido, Ken
Asanuma, Shintaro
Asanuma, Shintaro
Magami, Ryo
Magami, Ryo
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Tsubasa, Yuki
Tsubasa, Yuki
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Ginga, Banjou
Ginga, Banjou


Kawagoe, Jun
Kawagoe, Jun
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
Nagai, Go
Nagai, Go
Original Creator

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Opening Theme

"The Eternal Soldiers" by Loudness

Ending Theme

"Juggernaut" by Sadie

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Jan 2, 2011
Very rarely do we see an anime come along that's so amazingly manly and straightforward that it actually functions as Gaydar™. Mazinkaiser SKL here has the amazing ability to easily pick out those who have more femininity in them than they're willing to admit, and all those people have to do to send such a signal is say "I did not enjoy this show." That's all it really comes down to, because what Japan has produced here is probably the most direct, pull-no-punches super robot series I've ever seen. It gets right down and dirty to the point: There is a badass robot, two badass read more
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Sep 27, 2013
A very awesome anime!

It's very straightforward and has a simple story. But is well written.
It's very metal. Always good. A fun film.

It's very manly and straight to the point.

The male leads are awesome and extremely badass.
The girls awesome.

If they made a anime series after this, starring those leads, I'd watch it!

Awesome robot! Kaiser is pure awesome! Wingle is also awesome.
The robot designs are all good.
Good female robot designs.

It's so metal, the island is like a mix of all things metal.

With a toga clad lady group, road warrior group and a samurai warrior group.
And they are all equally strong and capable.

Despite read more
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May 11, 2011
Mazinkaizer SKL is about endless gore and bloodshed...Which is fine by me!Although the show lacks in terms of proper storyline and character development due to its limited number of episodes,it still manages to fulfill its purpose,which is,roughly 1,5 hour of pure graphic violence.
Story : 6
While the story doesn't satisfy the ones looking for details,it still somehow serves its purpose,which is the prevalence of chaos and the commencing of a long and bloody battle.
Art : 7
Art development is very good,however,the scenery where the series takes place (a deserted area) is uniform,thus giving the viewer more and more of the same rocky environment.
Sound : 8
Japanese Metal music...awesome!I'm read more
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Jun 1, 2012
When the promotional video for Mazinkaiser SKL was released I was ready for some seriously revolutionary shit. It looked fast and bloody, with crisp animation and a stirring classical score. Now that I've watched the first OVA, I can say that it's very far from revolutionary; closer to Rabelais than to Chateaubriand.

Thankfully, most of the episode sticks with mech combat. As obvious as that may sound, plenty of mech series try to shoehorn some plot with humans. There was so much mech combat that it was a bit jarring to transition to Kiba's brothel scene. Which is a good thing. read more
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Just as GGG Final is the 'more adult' version of GaoGaiGar, SKL is is a more no-holds barred take on the Mazinkaiser concept. If you loved Final for it's epic battles, high production values, noticable but not intrusive fanservice and excellent robot design, SKL just might scratch a similar itch. 
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