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.
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.
Official site: http://www.mazinger-z.jp/
Source: Anime! Anime!
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