Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen

Title:Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen
真マジンガー 衝撃!Z編 (Japanese)
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Notables: AKABANE Kenji
Original Concept - NAGAI Go
SUZUKI Yasuaki
Developed from Japanium ore is the super energy, Photon Power. Seeking this energy is Dr. Hell, a madman craving world domination who along with his subordinates Baron Ashura and Count Brocken, commands the Machine Beasts excavated from Bardos Island (believed to be Rhodes) to attack the Photon Power Lab and take it for himself. Meeting the attack head on is our hero, the hot-blooded teenager Kouji Kabuto who pilots the super robot Mazinger Z, constructed by his grandfather Juzo and made from the strongest metal Chogokin Z. But in this battle between Dr. Hell and the Kabuto family, many legends surrounding the Mycenaean Civilization and Bardos Island, as well as the secrets of Mazinger Z remain shrouded in mystery.

Animation Production by Bee Media and CODE.
A 26 episode series which began airing on 4/4/09.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:2098#628]
(One episode watched):

This so Go Nagai! Freakish villains, colorful terminology, bizarre weapons, absurd explanations--it all adds up to a sort of fantasy science fiction which he is famous for. It had me grinning two minutes into the show. It also left me thoroughly confused; was this a refresher course on what has already happened in the old TV series? A lengthy teaser about what lies ahead? A montage of famous scenes (re-animated)? Is this series a remake or a sequel, or something else? Who's who and on which side? I pray that this will start making sense even to newcomers sometime soon, because it might be pretty damn cool. An interesting touch: an ad for a Bandai Mazinger Z figure was included with this episode.

My favorite line (so far): "Look! Now is the time for the true strength of photon power to shine!"

Last updated Wednesday, April 08 2009. Created Wednesday, April 08 2009.

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