It has been announced that the anime movie adaptation of Go Nagai’s Mazinger Z will be released in Japan on 13 January 2018. A new key visual for the movie has also been released. The image features the Hover Pilder flying above the titular Mazinger Z. If you are able to visit a Toei cinema in Japan, you can pick up a flyer featuring the same visual from 15 July.
In celebration of the movie, a new crowdfunding project called ‘Let’s build our dream together! Super huge Mazinger Z project’aims to collect enough funds to build a Mazinger Z. More details will be announced on the movie’s website at 12:00 JST on Saturday 15 July.
The protagonist of movie, Koji Kabuto, will be played by Showtaro Morikubo. The heroine, Sayaka Yumi, with be played by Ai Kayano. Set 10 years after the end of the TV series, the movie will show an intense battle featuring Mazinger Z, who has once again been entrusted with the fate of humanity.
Mazinger Z The Movie (Working Title)
Koji Kabuto: Showtaro Morikubo
Sayaka Yumi: Ai Kayano
Original Creator: Go Nagai
Director: Junji Shimizu
Screenwriter: Takahiro Ozawa (from Ume)
Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase
Character Design: Hiroya Iijima
Art Director: Makoto Ujie (GREEN)
Assistant Director: Yoo Nakano
Music: Toshiyuki Watanabe
Opening theme: Ichiro Mizuki
Production: Toei Animation