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The currently unnamed Mazinger Z movie is a film project produced by Toei Animation for the 45th anniversary of the Mazinger franchise and creator Go Nagai's 50th year as a manga artist. Not much is known at the time. The film be debuted on AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26, 2017 with a teaser.[1]

Production Edit

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Teaser poster as displayed on official website.

Toei Animation will be in charge of the film's production while its parent company Toei will handle distribution. A website for the film was launched by Toei on January 26th.[2]

At its announcement in AnimeJapan 2017, Showtaro Morikubo will voice Koji Kabuto while Ai Kayano will play Sayaka Yumi. Junji Shimizu is the director with Yo Nakano serving as the assistant director, while Takahiro Ozawa will write the script. Takayuki Yanase drafts the mechanic designs, Hiroya Iijima will design the characters, and Makoto Ujiie will be in charge of background art. Go Nagai also announced that the film will have a world premiere outside of Japan before Japan's premiere.[3]

The first footage of the film will debut at the Annecy Film Festival on June 14, during a "Making of" segment of the film.[4]

Trivia Edit

  • The film is the first property of the Mazinger and Dynamic Productions franchises to be used in collaboration with Toei Animation in 40 years following a fallout with creator Go Nagai.

References Edit

  1. Pilder On On-Screen! Toei Animation Revives Mazinger Z in a Movie
  2. Mazinger Z Anime Gets Film Adaptation For 45th Anniversary
  3. New Mazinger Z Anime Film Stars Showtaro Morikubo, Ai Kayano
  4. Go Nagai Debuts New Mazinger Z Film's Footage at Annecy

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