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Mazinger Z 

Majingâ Zetto (original title)
Teenager Koji Kabuto pilots the amazing super-robot Mazinger Z to avenge its inventor (his grandfather) against the Mycene Empire, led by the evil mad scientist Doctor Hell.
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Series cast summary:
Frank Cattelano Frank Cattelano ...  Woodstick (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Robin Gould Robin Gould ...  (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Dale Hemmond Dale Hemmond ...  Doctor Hell (M&M) / ... 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Dana Ikeda Dana Ikeda ...  Shiro (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Dando Kluever Dando Kluever ...  Koji (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Randy Obata Randy Obata ...  (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Priscilla Piano Priscilla Piano ...  Sayaka (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
William Saylor William Saylor ...  Baron Ashura - male half (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
Elizabeth Wichmann Elizabeth Wichmann ...  Baron Ashura - female half (M&M) 27 episodes, 1972-1973
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Storyline

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 December 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

TranZor Z See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Animation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although Mazinger Z never made it to Mattel's "Shogun Warriors" collection in America, his "brother" Great Mazinger, the title robot of the sequel series Great Mazinger (1974), was featured in that collection (as "Mazinga" and then "Great Mazinga"). See more »

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a new genre of cartoon was born in TV
17 October 2006 | by aizkomendiSee all my reviews

I was quite a fan of the series as a child and after that it has always remained in my mind as one of those memorable cartoons that made a difference in the early 80s compared to previous animated series (Heidi, Barbapapa, Il Etait une Fois l'Homme..., most of which I love). I find that other similar Japanese cartoons of this kind released later can't match Mazinger Z, as they started to boringly repeat the same pattern.

That very thing, the novelty, may be one of the best features of Mazinger Z. Another good point is its inventiveness, with so many extravagant monsters, strange devices and bizarre characters; actually, we were eager to see each new installment to find out what kind of new fiend or evil machine was awaiting us!


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