Mazinkaiser: Shitou! Ankoku Dai Shogun

Mazinkaiser: Deathmatch! General Dark

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mazinkaiser: OVA 8
Japanese: マジンカイザー 死闘!暗黒大将軍
English: Mazinkaiser: Deathmatch! General Dark
Spanish: Mazinkaiser ¡Combate a Muerte contra el General Negro!
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 2003
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 56 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.091 (scored by 28302,830 users)
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Ranked: #37632
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Popularity: #8256
Members: 5,469
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Koji is on holiday when the 7 generals from Mikene attacks the world, under the leadership of the general of darkness.How will Koji be able to stop them...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murata, Masahiko
Director, Storyboard
Nishimori, Akira
JAM Project
Theme Song Performance
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"The Gate of The Hell" by Jam Project

Ending Theme

"Senshi yo Nemure..." by JAM Project featuring 福山芳樹


Apr 1, 2012
Almost exactly the opposite of the mazinkaiser Ova series
This final addition to the Mazinkaiser franchise has the much needed depth in drama, and gore, that the Mazinkaiser Ova lacked

I feel so bad having to post-pone this amazing movie thinking that it was just the same as the series, but boy have I wronged myself

Right off the bat you are greeted and spoiled with scenes you cannot imagine being incorporated into the Mazinger universe

As a long childhood fan, I loved this addition to the series, I could feel it expanded the audience's taste while at the same time maintaining that classic lustrous feel that all the ...
Aug 4, 2010
Almost the opposite of the other Mazinkaiser OVA series (not SKL) this one could have been very good as a longer series and by adding truer darker events in it's plot line allowed itself to build the shallow characters in ways the original OVA series didn't.

That said, I can't recommend this as a stand alone since when I watched this I thought this was the conclusion to the OVA series and not a separate series which is why I had a high enjoyment of this so much because of the way it seems to be saving the Mazinkaiser OVA series in general.

The premise, action and ...
Sep 6, 2016
Mixed Feelings
It's September 6th, and that means it's Go Nagai's birthday. Following the success of the Mazinkaiser OVA, this movie was produced to give the Mazinger franchise a proper climax until Shin Mazinger would be released six years later to reboot it. Taking inspiration from the Great General of Darkness plot of the Mazinger Z TV series, said villain launches a worldwide attack with the Mikene army. National landmarks are destroyed and multiple Mazinger characters die as they fail to combat the enemy army. Most of the movie is Kouji and Sayaka trying desperately to get back to Mazinkaiser as many people sacrifice themselves to ensure ...

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