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New Anime Announced for 'Toei Robot Girls' Project to Air in Jan 2014

by symbv
Jul 29, 2013 12:59 AM | 29 Comments
In the latest issue of Megami magazine, it was announced that the "Toei Robot Girls" project will get a new anime. It will be called "Toei Robot Girls Z" and consist of nine 10-minute episodes to start airing on Toei Channel from January 2014.

The story revolves around a new team of "Toei robot girls" named "Team Z" that is made up of three girls based on Toei's Mazinger Z franchise: Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and UFO Robot Grendizer. Usually they perform in activities around Nerima ward in Tokyo to raise the awareness of the promising future energy source "Photon Power" (koushiryoku). However, there are times when "Mechanical Beast" team of girls emerge from the "Subterranean Empire" and attempt to steal the energy. Thus "Team Z" has to battle them to prevent this, though sometimes they just go and beat up the "bad girls" to relieve stress.

"Toei Robot Girls" project started life in 2009 with a weekly release of 4-koma manga (which lasted until February 2013). Merchandise and art books were also released over the years. In July 2011, it was adapted into a pilot anime video "Toei Robot Girls" that was based on the robots Baratak, Gakeen, and Gaking.

Official anime website: http://www.robot-girlsz.com (to start operation from July 30, 2013)

Key staff and seiyuu cast remain unchanged from the pilot video:

Staff
Studio: Toei Animation
Director: Ikehata Hiroshi
Series Composition: Hyoudo Kazuho
Character Design: Kawakami Tetsuya

Cast
Z-chan (Mazinger-Z): Honda Mariko
Gre-chan (Great Mazinger): Minase Inori
Grenda-chan (Grendizer): Aranami Kazusa
Baron Oshura: Hisakawa Aya
Garada K7: Morishita Yukiko
Doublas M2: Touyama Nao
Gai-chan (Gaiking): Takaoka Kaori
Gakki (Gakeen): Satoh Satomi
Baratan (Baratak): Tsuji Ayumi
Dandan (Danguard A): Kitaoka Chiharu
 
Source: Megami Scan 1, Scan 2, Scan 3 via Hachima

Toei Robot Girls Z on MAL

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Fai said:
Jyagan said:
Fortunately, Getter Robo is absent. He is occupied being manly in his new series for 2014


Don't be too sure. Nothing is sacred.


Especially when money is involved.

Jul 30, 2013 12:43 PM by Hoppy

Jyagan said:
Fortunately, Getter Robo is absent. He is occupied being manly in his new series for 2014


Don't be too sure. Nothing is sacred.

Jul 30, 2013 11:43 AM by Fai

Ooh, this actually looks like a lot of fun. I love the animation. Time to catch up on some super robot anime so I can pick up on the references.

Jul 30, 2013 10:52 AM by NotDolphy

Wow, this new series pleases me greatly! My only gripe is that the episodes will be short. :[

I will still watch this! :D

Jul 30, 2013 3:10 AM by LunyRed

Fortunately, Getter Robo is absent. He is occupied being manly in his new series for 2014

Jul 29, 2013 5:43 PM by Jyagan

I totally already want to do cosplay from this.

Jul 29, 2013 5:41 PM by Brand

Sounds like it will be shit and it will be its a pass for me. I prefer traditional mecha anime like Gundam not this.

Jul 29, 2013 5:24 PM by Roloko

only 10 mins hum

Jul 29, 2013 11:46 AM by Mr_Gutts

Mahou Shoujo DBZ?

Jul 29, 2013 9:32 AM by GD1551

NekoHaruhi said:
Episode 0 PV:


Whoa it actually has some fighting this is actually pretty cool. ROCKETO PAWNCH! Thanks for these PVs btw, they are much better than a synopsis.

Jul 29, 2013 9:27 AM by VioLink

It's pretty much a bloodless Dai Mahou Touge, I like those kind of parody anime.

will watch

Jul 29, 2013 9:05 AM by Hoppy

Episode 0 PV:



Jul 29, 2013 8:50 AM by Zekamashi

@Fai

That I can agree with ^^. So, you were talking about that kind of show then, my bad. Can't wait for S2 to air though. Let's end it here since this is out-topic and I'm aware I might be dragging it lol.

Dizzee said:
More lolicons, atleast they got some clothes on.
I think you're confused between loli and lolicon or it might be a typo.

mitch3315 said:

I don't think this is an anime about lolicons... Unless the lolis in the show are lolicons... Is it possible for a loli to be a lolicon?
Why not? ^^

Jul 29, 2013 5:20 AM by EasyGo-er

Dizzee said:
More lolicons, atleast they got some clothes on.


I don't think this is an anime about lolicons... Unless the lolis in the show are lolicons... Is it possible for a loli to be a lolicon?

Jul 29, 2013 5:03 AM by mitch3315

EasyGo-er said:
Fai said:

Next Gundam will be all about a simple highschool student finding a 8 year old cyborg girl, Gundam-Tan, who asks him to be her pilot.
One has already been released and instead of Gundam-Tan, her name is VVV-Tan. And I see you already gave it a 10/10 ( ¬‿¬)

(Don't worry, I also give it a 10 too though my score might change depending on S2.......really??)



Except that
and the show is incredibly self-aware of the tropes it uses.

If anything, VVV is closer to old-school super-robot shows

Jul 29, 2013 4:41 AM by Fai

I see a lot of Vividred elements in that PV, with less fan service and more rainbow colored beams though.

Jul 29, 2013 4:25 AM by ThangLong

Fai said:

Next Gundam will be all about a simple highschool student finding a 8 year old cyborg girl, Gundam-Tan, who asks him to be her pilot.
One has already been released and instead of Gundam-Tan, her name is VVV-Tan. And I see you already gave it a 10/10 ( ¬‿¬)

(Don't worry, I also give it a 10 too though my score might change depending on S2.......really??)

Jul 29, 2013 4:18 AM by EasyGo-er

nghhhhhhhhhhh.

Is nothing sacred anymore?




Dragon_Slayer_X said:
Give me back my old mecha shows...........pretty please!!! Z-chan, Gai-chan??? What's next?


Next Gundam will be all about a simple highschool student finding a 8 year old cyborg girl, Gundam-Tan, who asks him to be her pilot.

Jul 29, 2013 2:43 AM by Fai

This looks amazing... I'll watch once I catch up with all the referenced shows, which will take incredibly long.

Jul 29, 2013 1:55 AM by morshuwarrior

That PV reminds me a lot of Vividred. Will watch, but hopefully this one will have more character and plot development than fanservice.

Jul 29, 2013 1:49 AM by Iconic

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