Directors: Junji Shimizu
Stars: Showtaro Morikubo, Sumire Uesaka, Unshō Ishizuka
Aired: Jan 13, 2018
Producers: Warner Music Japan
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Super Power, Mecha, Shounen
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Ten years ago, the villainous scientist Dr. Hell led his wicked followers, known as the Underground Empire, in a struggle to destroy all of humanity. It was against these forces that the young hero Kouji Kabuto fought, piloting the legendary super robot “Mazinger Z.” Kouji’s victory stopped Dr. Hell’s evil plan and returned peace to the Earth.
Now Kouji has left the pilot seat behind and become a scientist in his own right, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. Yet an unexpected encounter deep under Mt. Fuji triggers an even greater threat to mankind than ever before and alters Kouji’s destiny forever. With humanity’s fate in their hands, Kouji and Mazinger Z face a choice between good… and evil. (Source: VIZ Media)
Mazinger Z movie was everything you would expect from a Mazinger movie and more. It was emotional, and engaging. It was quite dramatic as well. I loved the fact that both Mazinger pilots were in the movie. I also Liked the fact that the enemy suits were similar to the foes in Mazinkizer. The action was over the top and quite brutal. The story was typical Mazinger story line which was quite fun to watch. It felt very nostalgic. I highly recommend the movie. You won’t be disappointed.
Overall Rate: 9/10