A humorous advertisement for Manulife Financial re-imagines Go Nagai's super robot Mazinger Z as a mid-level manager prepping for retirement. Hit the jump to check it out.
Robot Girls Z: Furubokko Battle, a new smart phone game based on the Robot Girls Z TV anime, will be coming to Android and iOS in the summer of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toei has announced that it will release "Devilman Blu-ray COLLECTION," a seven-Blu-ray disc box set of the 1972-73 TV anime adaptation of one of Go Nagai's representative manga works, on October 7, 2015. Its outer jacket illustration is newly drawn by Kazuhiro Ochi (Angel Tales, PoPoLoCrois). Hit the jump for more details.
Fans of cute girls and giant mecha will soon have something to celebrate, because the long-anticipated sequel to Robot Girls Z, entitled Robot Girls Z Plus, will begin streaming on Niconico and Youtube beginning May 20, 2015. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Getter Robo is one of the most famous super robot manga/anime franchises, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa in 1974. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, an original art exhibition will be held at art gallery GoFa in Aoyama, Tokyo, from May 23. Hit the jump for more details.
Dynamic Planning today announced that a new anime adaptation of Devilman, one of Go Nagai's representative manga series in the 1970s, is in the works. It is scheduled to be screened at an event in this fall. Hit the jump for more details.
The original Getter Robo anime and manga both ran from April 1974 to May 1974 with the distinction of pioneering the concept of the machines combining into a super robot hero. Akita Shoten is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the still popular series with a pair of battle collage and cover art t-shirts from creator Ken Ishikawa and contributor Go Nagai, appropriately offered offered in three color options. More after the jump.
Since October, anime distributor Discotek has been teasing big news on a sports license. This weekend, that news dropped. Yowamushi Pedal series 1 and series 2 Grande Road will be released on home video English subtitles. Along with this, they announced plans to released Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone on DVD and Blu Ray. This will be their first title to have a brand new English dub, included along with Japanese with English subtitles.