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Toei Previews Robot Girls Z Anime in New Promo Video

posted on 2013-11-30 12:30 EST
Full series with super robots reimagined as girls to premiere in January

Toei began streaming a new promotional video for its Robot Girls Z television anime series on Sunday. The anime is the latest incarnation of Toei Robot Girls, the project that turns Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation's "legendary super robots into beautiful girls!!"

The stars of the new Robot Girls Z series are Z-chan, Gre-chan, and Grenda-san. Together they (try to) defend Photon Power Town from "the enemy, the mechanical beast girls of the underground empire." The villains are led by Baron Ashura, the underground emperor "bent on world domination(?)" — or at least, town domination.


Mariko Honda plays the hot-blooded leader Z-chan, a reference to Mazinger Z.


Inori Minase plays the steely calm game-playing professional Gre-chan, a reference to Great Mazinger.


Kazusa Aranami plays the seemingly airheaded but possibly scheming Grenda-san, a reference to UFO Robo Grendizer.


Maaya Uchida plays 14-year-old Gecchan, a reference to Go Nagai's robot franchise Getter Robo. She is extremely spoiled and blunt, and although she has lots of firepower, she is also capricious. She needs lavish praising to operate at her full potential. Her weapons of choice are her familiar Getter Tomahawk and Getter Beam.
Minami Tsuda plays 20-year-old Zieg-san, a reference to Go Nagai's Kotetsu Zieg manga and anime. She is the head of a super-popular circle at dōjinshi events. She is the oldest of the robot girls and is happiest when she recounts her past exploits of valor. Her weapons are Knuckle Bomber, Spin Storm, and Mach Drill.

Aya Hisakawa plays Baron Ashura


Yukiko Morishita plays Garada-chan (Garada K7)


Nao Tōyama plays Doublas-chan (Doublas M2)


Yuna Taniguchi plays Geromazen R9
 


Momoko Matsui plays Gaia Q5


Saori Goto plays King Dan X10


Kanako Miyamoto plays Gerossum X2 


Aya Suzaki plays Poses O2


Saki Hatanaka plays Baranga M2


Mika Kikuchi plays Minerva X 


Shizuka Furuya plays Line X1 


Hibiku Yamamura plays Belgas V5

Honda, Minase, Aranami, Uchida, and Tsuda also form Kikai Shōjo Tai (Mechanical Girl Team), the group that performs the anime's title theme song "Robot Girls Z" heard in the video above. Robot Girls Kenkyūsho Ongaku-bu wrote the lyrics, and ARM (IOSYS) composed and arranged the music. Nippon Columbia will sell the single next year.

The television episodes will have the return of Satomi Satou as Gacky (Ga-Keen), Ayumi Tsuji as Bara-tan (Baratack), Kaori Takaoka as Gai-chan (Gaiking),  and Chiharu Kitaoka as Dandan (Danguard Ace) from the earlier Toei Robot Girls project.

Hiroshi Ikehata (original Toei Robot Girls, Ring ni Kakero 1: Sekai Taikai-hen) is directing the new anime, and Kazuho Hyodo (Tactical Roar) is in charge of the scripts. Tetsuya Kawakami (Shigofumi - Letters from the Departed, Toei Robot Girls) designed the characters.

The series will premiere on January 4 on the CS broadcast satellite system's Toei Channel. Each month will have a three-episode arc, starting with "fullbokko: 1 Kami ka Akuma ka!? Tōjō-hen" (Enter the God, or Devil!?).

Images © Dynamic Planning, Toei Animation © Leiji Matsumoto, Toei Animation © Robot Girls Laboratory


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