THE ORIGINAL SUPER ROBOT CLASSIC ON DVD AT LAST!
Koji Kabuto’s grandfather has discovered two resources which can save humanity: Photon Light Energy and the ultra-impregnable Super Alloy Z. However, Dr. Kabuto’s research is abruptly cut off when the evil Dr. Hell sends his trusted lieutenant, the bisected Baron Ashura, to assassinate him! Koji, now orphaned along with younger brother Shiro, swear revenge using Dr. Kabuto’s last and greatest invention: the super robot Mazinger Z!
Joined by Dr. Kabuto’s successor, Dr. Yumi, his daughter Sayaka, and her research robot Aphrodite A, Koji sets out to protect Japan from Dr. Hell’s menacing mechanical beasts and ensure the peaceful work of the Photon Light Institute. Can Koji and Sayaka, along with local bully boy Boss, prevent this most dangerous of villains from running amok and conquering the world?
For everybody who’s ever shouted attack names along with their favorite heroes or wished their toys came with a proper rocket punch, Mazinger Z is the must-see starting point in this beloved anime genre.
Created by legendary manga artist Go Nagai (Devilman, Getter Robo), Mazinger Z first aired in Japan in 1972. This set contains episodes 1-46 uncut in the original Japanese with English subtitles, making it the first release of the original Mazinger Z in North America.
Original Author: Go Nagai, Dynamic Pro
Planning: Higashi Kasuga, Koji Bessho, Ken Ariga, Kenji Yokoyama
Production Coordinator: Masaharu Eto, Yoshiro Sugawara
Script: Susumu Takahisa, Keisuke Fujikawa, Hirokazu Fuse, Hiroyasu Yamaura, Hiroshi Koenji
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Hane
Produced by: Toei Animation Co. Ltd., Dynamic Pro
ES072 - Color - NTSC - Dolby Digital - 1150 Min - Aspect Ratio 1:33:1 - 4:3 Full Frame (OAR) - Region 1 - 1972
Release date: April 29, 2014