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.
Discotek Media's latest anime acquisition is bringing us some more Mazinger Z action! 2009's Shin Mazinger Z Impact is due out in a complete DVD collection, featuring the original Japanese language with English subtitles. Hit the jump for more.
Hong Kong based Threezero offers their take on anime/manga's first internally piloted giant robot hero Mazinger Z with a 40cm figure that Good Smile Company will be distributing in August. Get a look after the jump.
Anime's first heroic giant robot piloted from an internal cockpit was 1972's Mazinger Z. Its first foes were Mechanical Beasts Doublas M2 and Garada K7. So, when Toei offers Robot Girls Z moe version Z-chan and Doublas as hug pillows and sheets, they're certainly dipping into a deep legacy. Get a look after the jump.
Discotek Media busted out some more announcements via Facebook, topped off with the license of the School Days anime series and its Magical Heart Kokoro-chan OVA. The 12-episode series and spin-off is coming on June 24 in Japanese with English subtitles. More on that and other releases after the jump.
Shortly after announcing the release date for Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Discotek Media hit up Facebook again to share some details on their Mazinger Z release. The 46-episode DVD collection of the original TV anime arrives on April 29. More after the jump.
Mazinger Z is a super robot manga/anime series created by Go Nagai in 1970s and no doubt one of the most popular robots in the genre. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary, NODA-YA in Miyagi Prefecture will release a 1/18 scale Mazinger Z figure in Spring 2014. Check the details of the 1m-tall figure after the jump!