Tranzor Z is the American adaptation for Mazinger Z airing on 1985. Like many dubbed adaptations of anime during the twentieth century, especially for younger audiences, there were several changes to original content (e.g. the main characters receiving western names such as Koji being renamed as Tommy Davis).

Major ChangesEdit

While the overall plot remains the same, some episodes were removed for US television guidelines of 65 episodes. Names were also changed to fit those guidelines, from Japanese to several Western names and names from religious sources such as Dr. Hell were changed to Dr. Demon and Mazinger Z to Tranzor Z. References to Japanese cultures were also removed to appeal to a western audience.

Although it is notable that some major aspects of the original show were not changed during the import, such as Devleen's dual-sexed nature and the deaths of the major villains.


Tranzor Z received very little success, partly due to the popularity of Voltron, the American adaptation of GoLion and Dairugger XV and fans calling the series a rip-off of Voltron in spite of Mazinger Z preceding GoLion and Dairugger by a decade.

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