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Kodansha to Publish Mazinger Z Alter Ignition Manga

Kodansha has recently confirmed that they will be publishing the Mazinger Z spin-off one-shot manga, Mazinger Z Alter Ignition.  The single volume will be released on December 20.  Mazinger Z Alter Ignition was written by Yu Kinutani and was originally launched on the Dynamic Planning’s official website on May 19.   A separate manga series titled, “Mazinger Z Interval Peace,” by Takahiro Ozawa, also launched in the Monthly Young Magazine on the same day. The manga showcases an alternate take on the events featured in the original Mazinger Z manga series. The original manga series focuses on a high school boy named Koji Kabuto and his powerful robot called the Mazinger Z.  He faces offRead More


Kouji Kikkawa to Perform Mazinger Z: Infinity Film Ending Theme

The official Mazinger Z: Infinity film website has updated with an announcement that Kouji Kikkawa will be performing the ending theme for the film.  The ending theme for the film will be titled, “The Last Letter.” According to the website Kikkawa commented that “the song was made with the image of a pilot and his robots going beyond their limits and sharing a connection and sorrow.”  Go Nagai, creator of the Mazinger Z franchise stated that the the song will “make the people who went crazy over Mazinger Z remember the good times.”  Kikkawa is best known for his work in Tokusatsu such as theRead More


Mazinger Z: Infinity Film Details Revealed

The official Mazinger Z: Infinity website has updated with new details about the upcoming film. It has been revealed that Great Mazinger will also be making an appearance in the film.  Great Mazinger is the main character that appears in the anime/ manga of the same name.  The anime series ran from September 8, 1974 –  September 28, 1975.  The manga series was published by Kodansha in October 1974 and ran until October 1975.  The manga ran for 2 volumes.   The website also revealed the cast members for the film. The cast members include: Toshihiko Seki: Tetsuya Tsurugi – A hero who helped KojiRead More


Netflix Japan Streams Devilman Crybaby Trailer

Netflix Japan has posted a new trailer the new Netflix exclusive Devilman Crybaby anime series.  The series is set to run for 10 episodes and will premiere next Spring. The series will be available in 190 countries/ territories and will feature nine dub tracks along with 25 subtitle languages. Netflix provided a synopsis for the series. The protagonist Akira Fudo (Kouki Uchiyama) learns from his best friend, Ryo Asuka (Ayumu Murase), that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Ryo tells Akira that the only way to defeat the demons isRead More


Mazinger Z Anime Film Premiere Date Announced

The official Mazinger Z anime film website has updated with the premiere date details for the upcoming anime film. The film will premiere in Japan on January 13, 2018.  For those who are unaware the film’s story will be set as a sequel to the original Mazinger anime series. As stated earlier, the film is set 10 years after the events of the original series.  The main hero Koji Kabuto will follow his grandfather and father’s footsteps as a scientist.  One day he discovers a mysterious large object that shows vital readings somewhere below Mount Fuji.Read More


Mazinger Z Animated Film Teaser Streamed

Recently a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Mazinger Z animated film was shown during the Annecy Film Festival earlier this week. The trailer reveals that the film will feature a combination of 3D models with 2D line art. The film is set to premiere in Europe before it’s premiere in Japan.   The film’s production cast consists of: Go Nagai: Original Creator Junju Shimizu: Director You Nakano: Assistant Director  Takahiro Ozawa: Screenplay Takayuki Yanase: Mecha Design Hiroya Iijima: Character Design Toshiyuki Watanabe : Music Ichiro Mizuki : Opening Theme Toei Animation: Production Toei: DistributionRead More


Mazinger Z Movie Teaser Streamed

Toei has updated their official US Youtube channel with a teaser trailer for the worldwide release for upcoming Mazinger Z film. Not much else is known about the project except that it is set to premiere sometime this year. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.  


Crunchyroll to stream Mazinger Edition Z

Crunchyroll has announced that they will be streaming Mazinger Edition Z  starting today at 5pm PDT for premium members in the United States and Canada.  The show will also be available to free members starting today with the first 13 episodes.  New episodes will be available weekly to free members.   Crunchyroll also provided a quick synopsis for the series. What would you do if you had ultimate power thrust into your hands? As a normal high school boy, Kouji Kabuto never thought he would have to face that problem. But when your grandfather is a scientistRead More