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Crunchyroll to Stream Robot Girls Z Plus Anime

posted on 2015-05-16 14:30 EDT
6 new monthly Robot Girls Z shorts to debut in Japan on Wednesday

Media service Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Central panel on Saturday that it will stream the Robot Girls Z Plus anime series. The new series of six monthly Robot Girls Z anime shorts will premiere in Japan on Wednesday.

Voice: 2015: A new project launches!
Text: Teaser
Voice: Its name: Robot Girls Z+!
Voice and Text: Team Z
Voice and Text: Reformed Team G
Voice and Text: Team LOD
Voice and Text: Team Gō
Voice and Text: New characters who first appeared in the online game will also make their grand entrance one after another!
Voice: A plight looms over Nerima again!
Text: A new crisis threatens the Robot Girls!?
Voice: The Revival of the Underground Empire!?
Text: The Underground Empire!?
Voice: A new enemy appears!?
Text: A new enemy!?
Voice: A chaotic battle against the threat that suddenly appeared!
Text: Team Z vs. Reformed Team G!?
Voice & Text: Amid these dire developments, the countdown begins for Robot Girls finally being banished from Nerima!
Voice and Text: Robot Girls Z+ runs every month on the 20th!

The protagonists of Team Z will appear in the new shorts, along with the reformed Team G, Team LOD with new members, Team Gō, and characters who first appeared in the franchise's online game. The new shorts' story will be based on two classic "Toei Manga Matsuri" films, Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo (Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo) and Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo G - Kuuchuu Dai-Gekitotsu (Great Mazinger Vs. Getter Robo G - The Great Space Encounter).

The returning and new cast members include:

  • Kazusa Aranami as Grenda-san 
  • Inori Minase as Gre-chan 
  • Mariko Honda as Z-chan 

  • Sayuri Yahagi as Liga-sama
  • Maaya Uchida as Gecchan Dragon
  • Misaki Kuno as Pon-chan
  • Minami Tsuda as Jeeg-san
  • Natsumi Koike as Paan-san

  • Emi Nitta as Raicchi
  • Kaori Takaoka as Triple Gai-chan 
  • Naomi Ōzora as Bal-chan

  • Emi Hirayama as Shō-chan
  • Shiori Mikami as Gō-chan
  • Ari Ozawa as Gai no Jō
Ayana Taketatsu as Bossborokko

The returning staff include:

  • Producer: Yoshihide Moriyama 
  • Line Producer: Takahiko Sakagami 
  • Original creator: Go Nagai 
  • Series Composition: Kazuho Hyodo 
  • Script: Kazuho Hyodo
  • Character Design: Tetsuya Kawakami 
  • Director: Hiroshi Ikehata 
  • Co-Production: LandQ studio's 
  • Animation Production: Toei Animation 
  • Production: Toei Animation/Toei Video/Toei Channel

The Robot Girls Z anime is the current incarnation of Toei Robot Girls, the project that turns Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation's "legendary super robots into beautiful girls!!"

The stars of 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.

Crunchyroll streamed the first series as it ran in Japan last year. The television anime spawned a compilation movie last May.

[Via Nebs]


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