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TranZor 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.




1974   1973   1972  


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Series cast summary:
Joan Borràs ...  Doctor Infierno 1 episode, 1972
Santiago Cortés Santiago Cortés ...  Doctor Iz Mori Mori 1 episode, 1972
Julia Gallego Julia Gallego ...  Koji Kabuto 1 episode, 1972
Camilo García Camilo García ...  Rico 1 episode, 1972
Antonio Gómez de Vicente Antonio Gómez de Vicente ...  Doctor Biz Sewashi 1 episode, 1972
Juan Lluch Juan Lluch ...  Narrador 1 episode, 1972
Dionisio Macías Dionisio Macías ...  Genosuke Yumi 1 episode, 1972
Nuria Mediavilla Nuria Mediavilla ...  Shiro Kabuto 1 episode, 1972
Pepe Mediavilla Pepe Mediavilla ...  Boss 1 episode, 1972
María Esperanza Navarro ...  Sayaka Yumi 1 episode, 1972
Luis Posada Mendoza Luis Posada Mendoza ...  Doctor Juzo Kabuto 1 episode, 1972
Constantino Romero Constantino Romero ...  Conde Broken 1 episode, 1972
Albert Trifol Albert Trifol ...  Mucha 1 episode, 1972
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ...  Baron Ashura 1 episode, 1973
Hiromu Jin Hiromu Jin ...  Heinrich Stroheim 1 episode, 1974


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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Release Date:

3 December 1972 (Japan) See more »

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(92 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the manga by 'Go Nagai', this series gave birth to the modern Japanese super-robot. These qualities include a samurai-like body, lasers and missiles shooting out of certain parts, attachments (weapons, jet wings, etc.), and the ever-popular shooting fists (Mazinger Z's "Rocket Punch"). This was also the first Japanese giant robot to be piloted by a human being (in this case, Koji Kabuto), whereas previous giant robots were remotely controlled by a hand-held device or watch (like _"Tetsujin nijû-hachi gô" (1965)_, Japan's first heroic robot, and its semi-remake, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967)). See more »


Spin-off Go Nagai World (1991) See more »

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One of my first encounters with anime.
18 October 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Granted I had seen some "Speed Racer", but I never really watched it and I had also seen other shows some featuring these characters dressed as birds who flew a ship called the Phoenix and another revolving around a space ship that looked like a giant ocean vessel and it flew backwards at times for some reason and was really dark and hard to understand for someone who was maybe five. This one though I watched nearly every episode and the amazing thing to me at the time was that this show had some resolution to it. It actually ended, the bad guys done in unlike nearly every American cartoon where nothing really concludes such as the last episode of the generation one Transformers that ended with Galvatron and this new bad guy vowing to get the Autobots, Dungeons and Dragons with the kids never making it home, with GI Joe with Cobra still out there ready to try again and so on and so forth. This one did end and did feature a rather cool robot that got new weapons as the show progressed, it was a bit bland to begin with as it could not fly and had only a few really cool weapons. As it went on he got a cool shooting fist like the one Android 16 used against Cell in Dragonball Z, then that weapon evolved to include razors that shot out. Then the big robot even got wings so he could fly and even more weapons were incorporated into the wings. He would also get a couple of allies in a female robot and a rather funny one called Bobo in America. The villains not only consisted of Dr. Hell, but a really weird person that was half man half woman and a dude with a flying head. Interesting show and it was kind of nice seeing a conclusion.

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