Tokyo-based crafts and toy company Kougei will start accepting orders for platinum figures of Mazinger Z, a Japanese super robot created by Go Nagai in the early 1970s, in two sizes, 120 mm and 50 mm, on January 1, 2017. Only one figure in the former size will be made, and it will be sold at the price of 14 million yen (about 119,600 US dollars). Check the product photos after the jump.
The adventures of "Mazinger Manager", a series of TV commercials that re-imagines the hot-blooded super robot of Go Nagai's Mazinger Z manga as a newly retired mid-level officer manager, continue with a new entry promoting the services of the Manulife financial corporation. Hit the jump to check it out.
Crunchyroll is proud to add Mazinger Edition Z to its streaming catalog for the legion of giant robot anime fans that worship at the altar of Go Nagai. Hit the jump for the details.
Sanrio's Hello Kitty character, Go Nagai's super robot Mazinger Z, and Bandai's Tamashi Nations brand are joining forces in a zany mash-up that celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the Chōgōkin ("Super Alloy") toy line. Hit the jump to learn more.
Streaming service Viewster has Tweeted the addition of catalog anime titles including Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, the 2009 remake of the pioneering mecha anime released on home video by Discotek, Beck, Madhouse's 2004 adaptation of Harold Sakuishi's rock manga and 2005 adaptation of Yuki Urushibara's supernatural manga Mushishi. More after the jump.
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.
With some help from singer/gravure idol Ai Shinozaki, mecha pioneer Go Nagai revealed a DX Soul of Chogokin figure of his classic Great Mazinger at Tokyo Toy Show 2015. A follow-up to the 40th anniversary Mazinger Z, the second in the lineage of early, internally piloted giant robots stands 32.5cm in plastic and diecast metal, with removeable armor and LED lights for his eyes and Breast Burn.
While most Japanese April Fool's jokes have been yanked from the net, this one was left online, suggesting that there's a bit of pride behind it... 1972's pioneering piloted robot Mazinger Z is renowned throughout the world. So, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the horizon, Toei figures that it's time to mine some Super-Alloy Z and build a Mazinger theme park attraction to capture the attention of now 40 and 50 year-old fan of classic mecha.
Discotek Media is getting ready to unleash the second Mazinger Z set on December 23. With less than two months to go, Discotek hit up its Facebook page to preview 12 minutes of the English-subtitled release. See the sample after the jump.