Viz Media brings the Mazinger Z film to Blu-Ray and DVD a year after its US theatrical release.
Toei Animation released the Mazinger Z: Infinity anime film in 2017, based on Go Nagai’s classic manga series, Mazinger Z. The film was released for a limited run in US theaters almost a year ago in February 2018. Now, Viz Media is finally bringing the film to Blu-Ray and DVD for North American audiences.
Vice President of Animation at Viz Media, Brian Ige, had the following to say about the upcoming home release:
“Fans have eagerly awaited this home media release ever since Viz Media presented Mazinger Z: Infinity in theaters last year. Mazinger Z is a revered icon of the super robot anime genre and we invite audiences to add this adventure to their personal home media collections.”
Mazinger Z: Infinity‘s new release will include the English voice cast including Wayne Grayson as Koji Kabuto, Mike Pollock as Dr. Hell, and Dan Green as Tetsuya Tsurugi. The original Japanese voices with English subtitles will also be available. Bonus features will include the Japanese theatrical trailers for the film and a music video for the Mazinger Z theme song performed by Ichiro Mizuki (Saburo Hazuki and voice of the Custom Visor in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters).
The Japanese voice cast features other notable tokusatsu series veterans as listed below:
- Wataru Takagi as Boss (Armadillo Imagin in Kamen Rider Den-O, Gaburio in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger)
- Kappei Yamaguchi as Mucha (voice of Ticket and ToQger equipment in Ressha Sentai ToQger)
- Masami Kikuchi as Nuke (Dorobozu in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger)
- Junpei Morita as Prime Minister Yumi (Creator King Ryuuwon in GoGo Sentai Boukenger)
- Bin Shimada as Dr. Nossori (Kamen Rider 2 & Kamen Rider V3 in Kamen Rider (Skyrider))
- Kozo Shioya as Dr. Sewashi (Alien Standel Abolbas in Ultraman Tiga)
- Unsho Ishizuka as Dr. Hell (Larry in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger)
- Kouji Kikkawa performing the ending theme, “The Last Letter” (Kamen Rider Skull in Kamen Rider W)
The Blu-Ray set will also include exclusive bonus features not on the DVD set. Examples include a Behind-the-Scenes featurette with interviews with the Japanese production staff and English voice cast and a digital art gallery.
The Mazinger Z: Infinity Blu-Ray set’s MSRP is $24.98 USD and $29.99 CAN. The DVD set’s MSRP is $19.98 USD and $24.99 CAN, and both sets will be available on February 19th.
Mazinger Z: Infinity acts as a sequel to the original story about Koji Kabuto on a mission to defeat the evil scientist, Dr. Hell, and the Underground Empire by piloting a super robot called Mazinger Z. Following his victory, Koji has retired from piloting to become a scientist until an encounter under Mount Fuji brings about humanity’s biggest threat which leads Koji to choose between good and evil.
Source: Viz Media via Press Release