We already know that the mecha anime Mazinger Z is to make a comeback on the big screen for the first time in 45 years. The project will hold a special event at AnimeJapan 2017, the anime festival due to be held on 25-26 March 2017.
‘Gekijouban Mazinger Z Kidou Kinen Event (Movie Mazinger Z: Startup Commemoration Event)’ is the tentative title for this AnimeJapan2017’s stage event, and it is to be held on 26 March on the ‘Blue Stage’. The event will last from 11:35 to 12:15.
Showtaro Morikubo, a voice and stage actor known for a voice actor known for the anime Major, Naruto Shippuden, and Yowamushi Pedal ,will be appearing on the stage. He will be joined by voice actress Ai Kayano who is best known for her voice work in Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day) and 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion). The event will reveal more info on the upcoming movie and some inside stories from the production.
Mazinger Z started out as a manga series written by Go Nagai, and began serialisation in the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump in 1972. It’s probably the first robot that was piloted by a human in the history of manga and anime. The story included many aspects that captured the readers’ hearts: various cool weapons, Mazinger Z’s superpowers, and the unique characters including protagonist Kouji Kabuto. It became a huge hit.
Its fame then spread overseas to countries in Asia and Europe. Mazinger Z is one of the most popular robots worldwide, and still has many enthusiastic fans. What kind of story will we see after all this time? How are Morikubo and Kayano going to take part in this new film? Let’s look forward for this special upcoming event!
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