News New Mazinger Z Anime Film Reveals 1st Visual
posted on 2017-03-22 19:17 EDT
The staff of the upcoming theatrical anime film based on Go Nagai's Mazinger Z unveiled the first visual for the film on Thursday. The tagline on the visual reads, "That could become either a god or a demon."
The film, tentatively titled Gekijōban Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z The Movie), is commemorating the 45th anniversary of the original Mazinger Z manga and television anime series. Toei Animation is producing the project, and Toei will distribute the film.
The film will have a stage event at the AnimeJapan 2017 event in Tokyo on March 26.
Nagai launched the Mazinger Z manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1972, and the television anime series premiered at the same time. The anime ran for 92 episodes from 1972-1974, and the anime's 68th episode garnered a 30.4% viewer rating when it aired on March 17, 1974.
The story follows high school boy Kōji Kabuto in his super robot Mazinger Z as he battles Dr. Hell, a mad scientist bent on world domination. The franchise has spawned four television series, at least nine movies, and several original video animation projects.
Source: Comic Natalie
Image © Go Nagai / Dynamic Planning, MZ Production Committee
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