Mazinger Z (TV)

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Alternative title:
Mazinga Z (Italian)
Mazinger z mastin (Spanish)
Tranzor Z
مازنجر (Arabic)
マジンガーZ (Japanese)
無敵鐵金剛 (Chinese (Taiwan))
마징가 제트 (Korean)
Themes: mecha, super robot
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: From the island of Bardos in the Aegean Sea comes a new threat to humanity in the form of Doctor Hell and his army of mechanical beasts. However, a new hero stands in his way: Mazinger Z, a giant robot built out of the indestructible metal chogokin and equipped with an arsenal of advanced weaponry. Piloting Mazinger Z is hotheaded teenager Kouji Kabuto, who strives to avenge the death of his grandfather and protect Japan from Doctor Hell's forces.
User Ratings: 135 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:6, dub:3, raw:1, others:5
5 Spanish dubbed
)
 Excellent: 18 votes (sub:11, dub:2, others:5
3 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Very good: 25 votes (sub:10, dub:6, raw:1, others:8
5 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Good: 30 votes (sub:11, dub:5, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:12
7 Spanish dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
)
 Decent: 19 votes (sub:8, dub:4, edit.dub:1, others:6
3 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Italian edited dub
)
 So-so: 10 votes (dub:4, edit.dub:1, sub:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:2, dub:1, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Arabic edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
Seen in part or in whole by 362 users, rank: #2190 (of 6577)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.867 (Good), std. dev.: 2.3055, rank: #2877 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 6.761 (Good−), rank: #3071 (of 6580) (seen all: 7.46 / seen some: 5.92 / won't finish: 4.45)
Bayesian estimate: 6.823 (Good−), rank: #2698 (of 5026)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 92
Episode titles: We have 92
Vintage:
1972-12-03 to 1974-09-01
1980-01-21 (Italy)
1984 (México - Canal 5)
1994 (TV Azteca - Azteca 13)
1997 (TV Azteca - Azteca 7)
2012-07-07 (Mexico, Cadena Tres)
Opening Theme:
"Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki
Ending Theme:
"Bokura no Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki
Insert song:
"Soratobu Mazinger Z" (空飛ぶマジンガーZ) by Ichiro Mizuki
"Z no Thema" (Zのテーマ) by Ichiro Mizuki
Official website:
Trivia: We have 6
Review:
News: Show:
In Memoriam (Dec 31, 2009)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Mazinger Z - TV Series Vol. 1 (Sub.DVD) 2014-04-29 (from $38.97)
    Mazinger Z - TV Series Vol. 2 (Sub.DVD) 2014-12-23 (from $38.24)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tomoharu Katsumata
Music:
Akira Ifukube (Stock Music)
Michiaki Watanabe
Original creator: Go Nagai
Sound Director: Kanji Fukunaga

Music Selection: Haruo Kagawa
Planning:
Azuma Kasuga (Asatsu)
Ken Ariga (Toei Animation)
Kenji Yokoyama (Toei Animation)
Koji Bessho (Fuji TV)
Recording: Hiromi Kanbara
Theme Song Performance: Ichiro Mizuki
Hiroya Ishimaru as Koji Kabuto

Haruko Kitahama as Baron Ashura (Female)
Hidekatsu Shibata as Baron Ashura (Male)
Hiroshi Ohtake as
Boss
Dr. Sewashi
Isamu Tanonaka as Mucha
Jouji Yanami as Professor Gennosuke Yumi
Junpei Takiguchi as Count Brocken
Kazuko Sawada as Shiro Kabuto
Kotoe Taichi as Sayaka Yumi (3rd; eps 40-92)
Kouji Yada as
Dr. Morimori
Iron Mask
Viscount Pygman
Kousei Tomita as
Dr. Hell
Nuke
Minori Matsushima as Sayaka Yumi (eps 14-39)
Tomoko Matsushima as Sayaka Yumi (1st; eps 1-13)

Akiko Tsuboi as Risa (ep 46)
Hidekatsu Shibata as
Geronimo (ep 76)
Kenzou Kabuto (ep 92)
Hiromu Jin as Stroheim Heinrich (ep 61)
Ichirô Nagai as Snow Sculpture Judge (ep 13)
Isamu Tanonaka as Dr. Nossori
Kazuko Sugiyama as Dr. Lisa (ep 18)
Kei Tomiyama as Junichi (ep 12)
Keiichi Noda as
Scientist (ep 4)
Tetsuya Tsurugi (ep 92)
Keiko Tomochika as Mitsuo Satomi (ep 20)
Keiko Yamamoto as
Hiroshi Kasuya (ep 31)
Onimaru (ep 20)
Kenichi Ogata as Dr. Nossori (ep 9)
Kôhei Miyauchi as Dr. Gordon (ep 18)
Kouji Yada as
Bakarasu (ep 69)
Iron Cross
Narrator
Piguman 
Kousei Tomita as General of Darkness (ep 92)
Kunihiko Kitagawa as Ippongi
Michiko Nomura as Yuri (ep 23)
Nana Yamaguchi as
Koji & Shiro's Mother (eps 90-91)
Misato
Noriaki Wakamoto as Saijō (ep 26)
Noriko Ohara as Erika/Espionage R1 (ep 67)
Osamu Kato as
Dr. Watson (eps 86-87)
Duke Gorgon
Gonta (ep 30)
Jūzō Kabuto (ep 91)
Reiko Katsura as Ayuko (ep 51)
Rihoko Yoshida as
Lorelei (ep 61)
Rumi (ep 1)
Ryouichi Tanaka as
Kitō (ep 51)
Rico (eps 33-34)
Sachiko Chijimatsu as Hitomi Aozora (ep 63)
Sanji Hase as Heisuke (ep 30)
Shunji Yamada as Escapee (ep 64)
Ushio Shima as Jūzō Kabuto
Yonehiko Kitagawa as Dr. Nossori

Kazuhiko Inoue (Debut)
Kenichi Ogata (Debut)
Japanese companies
Animation:
Nakamura Production (uncredited)
Toei Animation
Top Craft (9 episodes
eps 55, 60, 64, 70, 76, 82, 84, 87, 89
)

Development: Toei Chemical Industry
Music Production: Columbia Music Entertainment
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sponsor:
Calbee
Popy
English staff
English cast
Director: Chris Henderson
Executive producer: Bunker Jenkins

Additional Work: Kaitlyn WILEY (Discotek)
Editing Assistant: Lise Ruth
Music Score: Douglas Lackey
Production Coordination: Sandy Childs
Sound Effect Director: Jim Hodson
Supervising Sound Mixer: Jim Hodson
Theme Song Performance: Isao Sasaki (OP & ED Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Unit Manager: Patricia Byrne
Video Editing: Helen Marie Ingram
Gregg Berger as
Devleen
Tommy David
Mona Marshall as Toad

Dale Hemmond (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Dana Ikeda (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Dando Kluever (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Frank Catelland (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Priscilla Piano (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubing)
Randall Obata (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Robin Gould (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
William Saylor (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
English companies
"Synthesis & Emulation": ZoundFX
Licensed by: Discotek Media
Music Administration: Jay Warner Music Group
Music Copyright: Three Bee Music (ASCAP)
Production: M. & M. Comunnications Inc. (Honolulu, Hawaii Dubbing)
Recording: Commercial Recording (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Korean cast
Korean staff
(none)
Kim Yeongok as Soi Dori (Kouji Kabuto)

Hyeon-Jik Kim as Baron Ashura (Male)
Kim Seokok as Baron Ashura (Female)
Park Il as Dr. Hell
Park Sohyeon as Aeri (Sayaka Yumi)
Wu Munhui as Cheoli (Shiro Kabuto)

Lee Yeongdal as Count Brocken
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
Theme Song Performance: Damien Robillot
Brigitte Lecordier as Julius
Danièle Hazan as Baron Ashula (version femme)
Isabelle Ganz as Segoya (2è voix)
Jacques Ferrière as
Boss
Docteur Hell
Jean-Claude Donda as Baron Ashula (version homme)
Jean-Pierre Gernez as Professeur Saphir
Patrick Borg as Kôji
French companies
Broadcaster: M6 (from 1988)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Miguel Alonso (Spain dub)
Translation: Manuel Scholz (Spain dub)
ADR Script: Manuel Scholz (Spain dub)

Theme Song Arrangement: Alfredo Garrido García (Spain dub)
Theme Song Performance:
Alfredo Garrido García (Spain dub)
Jordi Vila (Catalan dub)
Albert Trifol Segarra as Koji Kabuto (Catalan dub)
Jesus Barrero as Koji Kabuto (second half of the series)
Juan Alfonso Carralero as Koji Kabuto (last part of the series)
Julia Gallego as Koji Kabuto (Spain dub)

Carlos Segundo as Boss (second half of the series)
Dionisio Macias as Dr. Yumi (Spain dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Professor Yumi (Catalan dub)
Enriqueta Linares as Baron Ashler (mujer) (Spain dub)
Esperanza Navarro as Sayaka (Spain dub)
Francesc Figuerola as Baró Ashura (home) (Catalan dub)
Gloria Gonzalez as Sayaka Yumi (second half of the series)
Jaume Villanueva as Líder (Catalan dub)
Miguel Alonso as Baron Ashler (hombre) (Spain dub)
Nuria Doménech as Shiro Kabuto (Catalan dub)
Nuria Mediavilla as Shiro Kabuto (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Sayaka Yumi (Catalan dub)
Pepe Mediavilla as Boss (Spain original dub)
Raxel Antonio Raxel as Narrator (ep35) & Baron Ashler (Male) (Ashler for several episodes)
TERESA MANRESA as Baró Ashura (dona) (Catalan dub)

Alberto Trifol as Nuke (Spain dub)
Antoni Forteza as Comte Brocken (Catalan dub)
Antonio Gomez de Vicente as Dr. Sewashi (Biz) (Spain dub)
Camilo García as Rico (Spain dub)
Constantino Romero as Conde Broken (Spain dub)
Eduardo Muntada as Mucha (Spain dub)
Fernando Ulloa as Profesor Smith (Spain dub)
Isidro Sola as Buscador de oro (Spain dub)
Joan Antoni Ramoneda as Duc Gorgon (Catalan dub)
José Antequera as Dr. Infern (Catalan dub)
José Maria Angelat as Profesor Gordon (Spain dub)
Juan Lluch as Narrador (Spain dub)
Luis Posada Mendoza as
Buscador de oro (Spain dub)
Dr. Kabuto (Spain dub)
Luisita Soler as Rumi (Spain dub; ep 1)
Maife Gil as Flight Attendant (Spain dub)
Manuel Lázaro as Mascaras de Hierro (Spain dub)
Rosario Cavallé as Mrs. Gordon (Spain dub; ep 18)
Roser Cavallé as Sra. Gordon (Spain dub)
Santiago Cortés as Dr. Morimori (Iz) (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol (Spain dub)
Antonio Lara (Spain dub)
Eduardo Muntada (Spain dub)
Federico Menescal (Spain dub)
Francisco Garriga (Spain dub)
Joaquin Munoz (Spain dub)
Manuel Lázaro (Spain dub)
Santiago Cortés (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Cadena 2 (Colombia)
Cadena Tres (Mexico)
Canal Sur (Spain)
DAT Television (Venezuela)
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Telecinco (Spain)
Televisa Canal 5 (year 1984 1st. time,Mexico CH5)
Television Azteca (year 1994-95 2nd time Mex CH13)
TV Azteca (year 1997 retransmited CH7)
TVE (Spain)
Distributor:
Selecta Visión (Spain; DVD/Blu-ray)
Toei Animation Inc Latin America (Since 2012)
Dubbing: Sonygraf (Barcelona ; Spain dub)
DVD Distribution:
Series TV Chile (Chile)
Towers Entertainment (Mexico)
Internet Streaming: Netflix (Latin America)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Aldo Massasso as Professor Gennosuke Yumi
Antonio Colonnello as Baron Ashura (male version)
Laura Gianola as Baron Ashura (female version)
Laura Gianoli as Baron Ashura (female version)
Liliana Sorrentino as Sayaka Yumi
Lino Troisi as Doctor Hell

Dante Biagioni as Conte Blocken
Giancarlo Padoan as Maschera Di Ferro
Massimo Dapporto as Elmetto Di Ferro
Massimo Rossi as Nuke
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
RaiUno (from January 1980)
Super 3
Dubbing: DEFIS

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