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!
YATTAR NEWS brings us info and pics on a super limited, super expensive item created to celebrate four decades of super robot Mazinger Z! Get a look after the jump!
Go Nagai's pioneering internally piloted mech Mazinger Z made it to the US under the name Tranzor Z, and while its not widely remembered her, it and follow-up Grendizer have quite an international following. Italy's Spadoni Production, who has previously done a CG Saint Seiya shorts, has now launched their tribute to the seminal live action mech. Get a look after the jump.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mazinger Z, Bandai's Tamashii toy division has released a special commemorative edition of the titular robot in a special battery-powered "Soul of Chogokin DX" figure along with a new 20-page one-shot manga that explains the origins of Mazinger Z, authored by Go Nagai. Hit the jump for the interview excerpt.
The anime version of pioneering piloted mech Mazinger Z debuted on Fuji Television in December 1972 (the manga predated it by two months). In honor of the seminal rocket-punching robot's 40th anniversary Bandai is releasing a prestige DX Chogokin Mazinger Z with full internal diecast skeleton, removable armor and light and sound gimmicks. Get a look after the jump.
Go Nagai's pioneering piloted mech series Mazinger Z, or, as it was known in North America in the 80's, Tranzor Z, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To markthe occation, and a Blu-ray set of the anime series, AKB48 pop idol Miku Tanabe cosplayed as the classic heroine Yumi Sayaka. Get a look after the jump.
"God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka launched boy robot Astro Boy in 1952. "Dirty Uncle of Manga" Go Nagai created the pioneer cockpit-piloted robot Mazinger Z, as well as Devilman, in 1972. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum will hold a special exhibition from Oct. 26 honoring these anniversaries. More after the jump.