During the special Mazinger Z The Movie stage event in AnimeJapan 2017, they also revealed a new teaser video! We are zoomed in on different parts of Mazinger Z and different sentences appear on the screen, saying ‘The first of original robot animation’ and ‘It can become a god or a devil,’ leaving us with a zoom of the robot’s face.
At the event, they revealed the voice cast of the main characters. Showtaro Morikubo and Ai Kayano also joined the event on stage. The main hero, Koji Kabuto, will be voiced by Morikubo, and the heroine Sayaka Yumi will be voiced by Kayano. The director was announced to be Junji Shimizu, who also worked on One Piece Episode of Chopper + Fuyu ni Saku, Kiseki no Sakura.
Go Nagai, the original creator of Mazinger Z, was also happy to announce that the movie will air worldwide. The screening program will be revealed soon, so keep an eye on MANGA.TOKYO for all the latest info!
‘Mazinger Z The Movie’
Showtaro Morikubo and Ai Kayano
Original Work: Go Nagai
Director: Junji Shimizu
Screenplay: Takahiro Azawa (Ume)
Mechanic Design: Takayuki Yanase (‘Gundam 00’, ‘Ghost in the Shell Arise’)
Character Design: Hiroya Iijima (‘Afro Samurai’)
Art: Makoto Ujiie (GREEN) (‘Gundam’ series, ‘Eureka Seven AO’)
Assistant Director: Nakano★Yoo (‘Active Raid’, ‘Ultraman Orb’)