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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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1974   1973   1972  

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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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Mazinger Z is an enormous super robot, constructed with a fictitious metal called Super-Alloy Z, which is forged from a new element (Japanium) mined from a reservoir found only in the sediment of Mt. Fuji, in Japan. See more »

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Remade as Mazinger Z: INFINITY (2017) See more »

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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 December 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

TranZor Z See more »

Company Credits

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Asatsu-DK, 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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