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'Mazinger Z' Franchise Receives Anime Film

by Vindstot
Jan 26, 2017 5:02 PM | 15 Comments

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 Gekijouban Mazinger Z, the film is commemorating the series' 45th anniversary. Toei Animation is producing the film, and Toei will be in charge of distribution. More information will be announced at the project's special stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26.

Mazinger Z was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump for 33 chapters between October 1972 and August 1973. A 92-episode TV anime adaptation by Toei Animation aired between Winter 1972 and Summer 1974. The series has inspired four TV anime, three OVA series, and several movies. Discotek Media licensed the TV anime for North American distribution and released the series in two DVD boxes in April and December of 2014.

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@Vindstot First footage projection announced:

edit 16/06: @Vindstot
The teaser is out !

(Mizuki Ichiro confirmed as coming back as singer for the movie)

Out-of-topic: Nagai is making a 10episodes show for an Internet broadcast.

Apr 19, 2017 1:54 PM by Rei_III

I havent seen anything from this franchise, but I'm assuming the film will be new viewer friendly.

Feb 22, 2017 4:09 PM by malvarez1

I'm very excited. Mazinger Z is underrated. Now if we could just get a Shin Getter Robo remake....

Feb 17, 2017 6:50 AM by MechaFan-RX-78-2

Awesome news, looking forward to it.

People are completely right to criticize modern Toei though, they put out terrible quality in pretty much everything including their modern sequels to old IPs. Them animating the original adaptation is completely irrelevant. That said, I'm still excited to see it despite it likely being of low quality at least animation-wise and not feeling the movie format is a good fit for Mazinger.

Jan 28, 2017 5:19 AM by Nickienator

Another old anime gets a revival. This should be cool to see.

Jan 27, 2017 8:09 AM by Haneken2086

Almost thought the long awaited Gaiking movie came, which trailer still looks awesome (2010):

Too bad it's not Shin Getter either. So this is the classic bot with black diaper.

Jan 27, 2017 2:38 AM by gophercg

I was hoping for the sequel of Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen :<

Jan 27, 2017 12:25 AM by Johnnyd3rp


You morons (sorry but people are being THIS retarded especially with what I will state here), Mazinger Z the original WAS ANIMATED by Toei as well, so OF COURSE they're gonna be in charge of this (of course if you take away the remake which was animated Bee Media or the alternate one which was Brains Base).

Aside from that I'm pretty excited for this as I personally would want to see another one from my first anime series. We'll see of course for the staff members of this but for now... the amount of hate bandwagoning when it comes to this and the full CG TV series is very unbelievable.

DatRandomDude said:
Tchoo tchoo, all abort the Toei hate train!
Destination : Retardland

It is even more retarded considering the original was animated by the exact same studio that's taking the anime film.

Jan 26, 2017 8:38 PM by removed-user

What a time to be alive.
Will it be more Toeizinger or will it be more close to the manga?

Jan 26, 2017 6:44 PM by Cabron

im gonna watch this one, i have seen Mazinger Z TV series on AXN-Asia channel back in the 1990s

Jan 26, 2017 6:38 PM by deg

Tchoo tchoo, all abort the Toei hate train!
Destination : Retardland

Jan 26, 2017 6:07 PM by DatRandomDude

oh a remake that's ni-


No no no no no no!
This franchise will be ruined just like Sailor Moon Crystal.

Jan 26, 2017 6:04 PM by Gridley

DatRandomDude said:
Its going to be Uchuu Senkai Yamato all over again ?

You mean an exorbitant amount of Sayaka's ass a la 2199? I'll take it.

Jan 26, 2017 5:25 PM by QuattroVaginas

Its going to be Uchuu Senkai Yamato all over again ?

Jan 26, 2017 5:13 PM by DatRandomDude

What a blast from the past

Jan 26, 2017 5:06 PM by Mana

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