Takara Tomy Website Holds 'Z' Countdown
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Takara Tomy's official website is holding a countdown that features the letter "Z" and the text "true instinct awakens." The company's Twitter account posted an image on Tuesday that shows a countdown clock on the site that will end on February 27. However, the website currently features the "Z" image and text without the clock.
Tomy launched the Zoids science-fiction mecha franchise as a model kit line in 1983. Michiro Ueyama drew a 14-volume manga series for the franchise in 1999-2001 that Viz Media released in English under the title ZOIDS: Chaotic Century in 2002-2003. The manga inspired the ZOIDS: Chaotic Century television anime series that aired in 1999-2000 and Viz Media released on home video. Three more anime series followed: Zoids/ZERO in 2001, Zoids: Fuzors in 2003-2004, and Zoids Genesis in 2005-2006. Cartoon Network aired ZOIDS: Chaotic Century, Zoids/ZERO, and part of Zoids: Fuzors. The franchise has also inspired a line of video game series for consoles, handheld consoles, PC, arcades, and mobile phones.
Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine announced a "mysterious large-scale new project" titled Code Z last month. A manga series will premiere on March 15, but no other franchise installments, or ties to Takara Tomy, have been announced.
Update: Code Z added. Thanks, Liam.
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history