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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

Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 2,496 users)
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Ranked: #5792
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Popularity: #3311
Members: 7,854
Favorites: 111
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kabuto, Kouji
Kabuto, Kouji
Main
Akabane, Kenji
Japanese
Akabane, Kenji
Baron Ashura
Baron Ashura
Main
Yamagata, Kaori
Japanese
Yamagata, Kaori
Ishitobi, Kouji
Japanese
Ishitobi, Kouji
Nishikiori, Tsubasa
Nishikiori, Tsubasa
Main
Ichijou, Miyuki
Japanese
Ichijou, Miyuki
Dr. Hell
Dr. Hell
Main
Kishino, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Kishino, Kazuhiko

Staff

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

nicepants
Oct 4, 2009
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
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Psycho_Kenshin
Oct 5, 2009
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
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Yukariki
Feb 4, 2013
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
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