News Staff: Shin Mazinger is Not New Mazinger Z or Remake
posted on 2009-03-05 03:53 EST
A March 4 blog entry from Gakken's Animedia magazine reports that the production staff of the upcoming Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen anime wrote a note to emphasize that the project is a separate work from the Mazinger Z television anime of the 1970s. The Shin Mazinger staff further requested that the magazine not use phrases such as "Mazinger Z remake" or a "new Mazinger Z." (Similar to the 2000 Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo video anime series, the "Shin" in Shin Mazinger's title is the Japanese character that means "true" and not the character that means "new." All of these projects originated from Go Nagai's manga.) In fact, the magazine says that the Shin Mazinger staff asked that the magazine avoid mentioning the old television series to introduce the new series and avoid using the phrase "Mazinger Z" in big letters in article captions and such.
The Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen anime series will premiere in Japan on April 4.