New "Mazinger Z" Film To Premiere in Italy Ahead of Japan This October

Footage of film debuted at France's Annecy Festival this past June

Mazinger Z hero

Following the international debut of the film project at France's Annecy film festival in June, italian film distributor Lucky Red has announced that it will screen the film in Italy beginning in October, three months before the Japanese premiere, schheduled for January 13th 2018. The distributor has had previous success screening Toei Animation films in Italy, such as the 2013 Captain Harlock film, which had higher gross ticket sales of 700 million yen compared to the Japanese screenings which ended with a total of 500 million yen, highlighting the popularity of the franchise in Europe. Below, the cast and staff listing 

 

Cast

Koji Kabuto: Showtaro Morikubo

Sayaka Yumi: Ai Kayano 


Staff

Creator: Go Nagai

Director: Junji Shimizu 

Screenplay: Takahiro Ozawa 

Mecha Design: Takayuki Yanase 

Character design: Hiroya Iijima 

Assistant Director: You Nakano

Music: Toshiyuki Watanabe
Opening Theme: Ichiro Mizuki
Production: Toei animation
Distribution: Toei

 

via Animation Business Journal 

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