Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?

Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen

Alternative Titles

English: Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!
Synonyms: Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z-hen, True Mazinger, Z Mazinger
Japanese: Zマジンガー; 真マジンガー 衝撃!Z編


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2009 to Sep 26, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis, Dynamic Planning
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Bee Media, Code
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.871 (scored by 3,252 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3955
Members: 10,863
Favorites: 137
Ranked #780Popularity #3955Members 10,863
Add to List
Episodes: /26
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


Set in the near future, humanity enters another energy revolution following the discovery of Photon Power. Derived from the ore discovered under the foothills of Mt. Fuji, its intended use was to solve the world's energy problems with its unimaginable power. Seeking this energy is Dr. Hell, a madman craving world domination who with his subordinates Baron Ashura, Count Brocken and Viscount Pygman, commands an army of mechanical beasts excavated from the ruins of ancient Greece to seize the Photon Power Lab for himself. Meeting the attack head on is the hot-blooded teenager Kabuto Kouji, who pilots the Photon Powered robot built by his grandfather, Mazinger Z. But in this battle between Dr. Hell and the Kabuto family, many legends surrounding the Mycenaean Civilization and Bardos Island, as well as the secrets of Mazinger Z remain shrouded in mystery.

A new series based on the mecha show that started it all, Mazinger Z. Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen starts over from the beginning with a new cast, to tell a new story unrelated to the original show.

(Source: shin-mazinger.com)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Motohashi, Hideyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design
JAM Project
Theme Song Performance

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Kanjite Knight (感じてKnight)" by ULTIMATE LAZY for MAZINGER (eps 1-15)
#2: "Shugojin - The Guardian (守護神 -The Guardian)" by JAM Project (eps 16-26)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Brand New World" by Natsuko Aso (eps 1-13)
#2: "Tsuyokimono yo (強き者よ)" by SKE48 (eps 14-26)

More reviewsReviews

Oct 4, 2009
nicepants (All reviews)
Shin Mazinger Shougeki Z Hen is not the average super robot show of this generation. First and foremost, it is a tribute to the bygone days of robots. It is a high quality hot-blooded, testosterone-loaded robot slugfest which will leave you begging for more.

True Mazinger combines a number of the Mazinger universe into one brand new reboot, giving some minor characters spotlighted roles, and reducing the less interesting ones, and is loaded to the brim with tributes and references to the old series. Or so I have been told. Truth be told, this was my first entry into the Mazinger universe, and it was well read more
Oct 5, 2009
Psycho_Sanji (All reviews)
True Mazinger is a very good, thoroughly entertaining super robot show.

Pretty much, Kabuto Kouji pilots the original badass super robot, Mazinger Z. Dr. Hell and his psychotic minions are constantly waging war, they want to stop Mazinger Z and get all the various powers and technology from the good guys.

For the most part, the show is dialogue driven, with all the eccentric characters going into great detail about how they feel and why they want what they do. The plot is more explained than actually shown, although this isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it keeps the intrigue going.

The oldschool super robot action is read more
Feb 4, 2013
Yukariki (All reviews)
Build a time machine, tune the dial to 1972, walk the streets of the Japanese suburbs, and you may hear that catchy Mazinger Z opening song blasting from a cathode-ray tube TV set. The famous opening animation introduces a swimming pool separating to allow the first super robot to be controlled by a human being to walk and save Japan. Mazinger Z is one of those influential works you have to know regardless of your interest in the mecha series.

However, one of the main criticisms of the well-loved kid show is that the protagonist is nothing like Go Nagai envisioned. Kabuto Kouji is supposed to read more


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for July Week 1: July 3 - July 9 Anime releases Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: 365-nichi no Jikan Blu-ray & DVD Combo...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for June 2015 Week 1: June 2nd - 8th Anime Releases 5 Centimeters per Second Expelled from Paradise DVD Expell...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen Episode 15 Discussion
dbaranyi - Jul 12, 2009
15 replies by ImNotHere »»
Dec 31, 2017 1:47 PM
Poll: Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen Episode 26 Discussion
kurotsuki - Sep 26, 2009
39 replies by Roy_Focker »»
Dec 31, 2017 7:16 AM