Mazinger Z
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Mazinger Z

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Synonyms: Majinga Z
Japanese: マジンガーZ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 2, 1972 to Aug 13, 1973
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art)


Score: 6.651 (scored by 18351,835 users)
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Ranked: #134322
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Popularity: #4454
Members: 4,243
Favorites: 53


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One of the first Super Robot manga and the one that introduced most of the traits of the Mecha genre. Constructed with the Super-Alloy Z, Mazinger was built by Professor Juzo Kabuto as a weapon against the Mechanical Beasts of the evil Dr. Hell. Koji Kabuto, the grandson of Professor Kabuto, becomes the pilot of Mazinger Z when his grandfather is killed, and battles from there on against Dr. Hell and his allies. This is the first series that introduced the concept of a pilot inside a Mecha, which all series from then on have followed.

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Jan 14, 2022
Mazinger Z is a simple, yet bizarre and interesting manga, where Go Nagai's ability to clearly tell is a story is on full display, even if the overarching story is a little flat. His visuals are very clear, and many of the ideas in the manga are quite interesting, even if variations can be found elsewhere. There is little to really hold your imagination on this five volume manga alone, but the simplicity of the manga is also a strength as it is quit easy to read.

The major flaw is that most of the characters lack real development, and at times feel a bit ...
Apr 8, 2023
Mazinger Z is a good old mech story, a giant robot trying to protect the earth from a greater evil force, fighting monsters and with charismatic characters. However, this simplicity is what makes Mazinger Z so special and a huge inspiration to others of the same genre.

The story starts with Koji Kabuto, who is the grandson of a huge scientist (Dr. Juzo Kabuto), his father and mother died in a fatal accident while on a joint project, so, he lives with his grandfather and his brother, Shiro Kabuto. One day, a great earthquake appears in the town, destroying Koji's house, and killing his grandfather too. ...
Sep 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
You know the story, Kouji Kabuto's grandpa has built a giant robot for him, called Mazinger Z, and gave him the choice of either doing good or evil, to become a god or the devil.

But if you don't, you shouldn't make this your first contact with the series. While it's a fun read for veterans on the series, if you're getting into it for the first time, you can get really confused, as many things are simply dropped on your face without any explanation.

The series stays in a steady pace for most of its run, but in the last two volumes you can tell ...

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'Mazinger Z' Franchise Receives Anime Film

'Mazinger Z' Franchise Receives Anime Film

A press release by Toei Animation revealed on Thursday that an anime film based on Go Nagai's Mazinger Z franchise is in production. Tentatively titled more

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