The official website for the Mazinger Z film reveals a January 13th opening date in Japan, with a new visual showcased.
The official website for the newest animated film adaptation of Go Nagai’s legendary mecha manga Mazinger Z has revealed an opening date for the film in Japan, alongside a new visual.
Mazinger Z The Movie will open in January 13th in Japan. The plot for the film is as follows:
Humanity was once in danger of its downfall at the hands of the Underground Empire, which was led by the evil scientist Dr. Hell. Koji Kabuto piloted the super robot Mazinger Z, and with help from his friends at the Photon Power Laboratory, he thwarted Dr. Hell’s evil ambitions and returned peace to the world.
It’s been ten years since then… No longer a pilot, Koji Kabuto has taken after his father and grandfather by starting down the path of the scientist. He encounters a gigantic structure buried deep beneath Mt. Fuji, along with a mysterious indication of life…
New encounters, new threats, and a new fate await mankind. The former hero Koji Kabuto has a decision to make about the future: whether to be a god or a devil…
This grand action film depicts the fierce battle fought by the people and Mazinger Z–once again entrusted with the future of mankind!
Alongside this opening date announcement was a new visual that showcases the iconic Hover Pilder preparing to perform the famous “PILDER ON!!!” onto the Mazinger Z.
As previously reported, the announced staff and cast includes: Toshiyuki Watanabe ((Mothra film trilogy, Kyu Kyu Sentai GoGoFive) as the film’s composer and legendary singer Ichirou Mizuki (Voicelugger Gold from Voicelugger, Saburo Hazuki from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Custom Visor (Voice) from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) returns to the franchise as the film’s theme song singer.
Showtaro Morikubo (Remorseful Knight Arslevan from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Returns: Hundred Years After) will play the main protagonist Kōji Kabuto, with Ai Kayano (Menma from Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) as the heroine Sayaka Yumi.
Lastly, Junji Shimizu (One Piece: Episode of Chopper – The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom, Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi) will helm the film off of Takahiro Ozawa (Tokyo Toybox, Steves)’s script, Takayuki Yanase (Ghost in the Shell Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) will serve as the film’s mechanical designer, Hiroya Iijima (Afro Samurai, Chronos Ruler) will serve as the film’s character designer, Makoto Ujiie (Gundam franchise, Eureka Seven: AO) will serve as the film’s background artist, and Yō Nakano (Zoids Genesis, Even Hassan from Gundress(film)) will be the assistant director.
Source: Anime News Network