Dr. Hell and Dr. Kabuto are two archaeologists who found the remains of an ancient civilization capable of making giant robots. When Dr. Juzo Kabuto found out Dr. Hell's plans of creating the robots to conquer the Earth, he became his enemy and started the construction of Mazinger Z, a fantastic giant robot, as a defense weapon. The story starts when Dr. Hell sends his first assistant, Baron Ashura, to kill Dr. Kabuto. The attempt is successful, but not completely: Just before his death, he is found by his grandson, Kouji Kabuto, and informs him about the recently finished robot hidden on the underground basement. From this moment on, and with the help of Dr. Gennosuke Yumi -Dr. Kabuto's ex-assistant- the inexpert Kouji manages to learn how to pilot powerful Mazinger. Dr. Yumi also made a robot of his own, called Aphrodite A, and piloted by his daughter Sayaka, which was primarily conceived as a peace-time robot. Both Mazinger and Aphrodite together combat and destroy every mechanical... Written by
Miguel Ángel Díaz González
Wow suprisingly good, glad I was able to track down the episodes
This is really a great series,unfortunately 23 yrs later the episodes are hard to get, but using the power of the internet,I practically got all the episodes. This anime while outdated is incredibly ahead of it's time with special effects and violence being used to show the war between Mazinger and Dr. Hell. Yes thats right I watched one episodes where an airplane basically gets blown up by the terrorist organization by Dr. Hell (remotely had me thinking of September 11).
However, after watching this series it no doubt inspired Giant Robo series like Voltron and Mobile Suit Gundam, especially with the similar plotlines.
Even better to my surprise I was able to get that rare Mazinger Z that follows the series.
Two Thumbs way up.
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