Great Mazinger

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Great Mazinger
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Original Manga Go Nagai
Directors Detsuo Imazawa/Masayuki Akihi/Nobuo Onuki/Takeshi Tamiya/Tomoharu Katsumata/Yasuo Sankichi
Format Anime (TV), Manga
Made By Toei Animation
Episode Length 25 minutes
# of Episodes 56
# of Volumes 4


Mecha, Action, Sci-Fi

Sum it up in a Sentence

An adopted boy continues the hot blooded fight against evil with an even more powerful robot, created by the previous protagonist's father.

Main Description

The story centers on Tetsuya Tsurugi, an orphan raised by none other than Kenzo Kabuto, the once thought dead father of Mazinger Z pilot Kouji Kabuto. Kenzo Kabuto is the creator of the new, improved version of Mazinger, made by refining his father's Chogokin Z (Super Alloy Z) into a new, stronger form, designed to fight against humanity's new enemy, the Mikenese Empire, led by the Great General of Darkness and his army of Warrior Beasts. Kenzo gives the Great Mazinger to Tetsuya to pilot, who is accompanied by a new token girl, Jun Hono (an orphaned half Japanese, half black girl), in her female robot Venus A.

Both Great Mazinger's and Tetsuya's training are completed just in time to come to Kouji's aid as the Mycene Battle Beasts overwhelm Mazinger Z. With the original Mazinger destroyed, Kouji went to America to study space travel and left Japan's defense in the hands of Tetsuya and the Fortress of Science. Tetsuya battles the Mycene Battle Beasts and even their mighty generals, cumulating in a bitter final battle with the Mycene's military leader, Ankoku Daishogun (Great General of Darkness). After the Great General of Darkness' defeat, the Mycene forces are led by Doctor Hell, the villain from Mazinger Z, back under the guise of the Great Marshall of Hell.

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