The villainous Dr. Hell has amassed an army of mechanical beasts in his
secret hideaway, the island of Bardos located in the Aegean Sea. He is
capable of controlling mechanized beasts with his cane, and instructs
them to unleash devastating attacks. However, Dr. Hell doesn't do all
the dirty work by himself; he has his loyal henchman Baron Ashura to
carry out his devilish plans.
There are also those that will see to it that evil does not prevail.
Kouji Kabuto is the young and feisty teenager with a score to settle:
his goal is avenging the murder of his grandfather by Dr. Hell. And he
might just be able to pull it off, as he is the pilot of Mazinger Z, a
mighty giant robot made out of an indestructible metal known as
Mazinger Z boasts several powerful special attacks. By channeling
Photonic Energy through its eyes, and unleashing the Koushiryoku Beam,
it can cause great destruction. But things get really cool when Mazinger
Z launches its Rocket Punch attack. Dr. Hell and his minions might have
just found their match!
Runtime: 25 minutes
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Mazinger Z (Japanese: マジンガーZ, Hepburn: Majingā Zetto, known briefly
as Tranzor Z in the United States) is a Japanese super robot manga
series written and illustrated by Go Nagai. The first manga version was
serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1972 to August
1973, and it later continued in Kodansha TV Magazine from October 1973
to September 1974. It was adapted into an anime television series which
aired on Fuji TV from December 1972 to September 1974. A second manga
series was released alongside the TV show, this one drawn by Gosaku Ota,
which started and ended almost at the same time as the TV show. Mazinger
Z has spawned several sequels and spinoff series, among them being Great
Mazinger, UFO Robot Grendizer and Mazinkaiser. A theatrical film sequel,
taking place 10 years after the original series, was animated by Toei
Animation and released in theaters on January 13, 2018.
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In the United States, Three B. Productions Ltd., a production company
headed by Bunker Jenkins, developed Mazinger Z for American television
by producing an English-dubbed version, which Jenkins retitled Tranzor
Z. This adaptation aired in 1985, and was, like many English-dubbed
anime shows that were on American TV at the time, re-edited for American
audiences. Many of the Japanese names used in Mazinger Z were changed
for its adaptation into Tranzor Z; for example, Koji Kabuto became Tommy
Davis, Sayaka became Jessica, Shiro became Toad, Professor Kabuto became
Dr. Wells, Dr. Hell became Dr. Daemon, and Baron Ashura became Devleen.
Only 65 out of the 92 episodes were dubbed into English, as 65 was the
minimum amount of episodes required for syndication. An earlier English
dub that was more faithful to the original was produced and aired in
Hawaii for around 30 episodes in the late 1970s.
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