Mazinger Z Anime Film Gets New Visual And January Premiere Date In Japan.

Mazinger Z Anime Film Gets New Visual And January Premiere Date In Japan.

Mazinger Z anime film website share on Tuesday a new key visual which you can see below, and the anime movie's Japanese premiere date.

The film titled Gekijōban Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z The Movie), is being produced by Toei Animation to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the original Mazinger Z manga and television anime series. The anime film is being directed by Junji Shimizu (One Piece: Episode of Chopper - The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom, Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi) ,with a script by Takahiro Ozawa (Tokyo Toybox, Steves). As previously revealed by the anime film staff, Mazinger Z anime film will open internationally ( details to be revealed) before opening in Japan on January 13, 2018.

Toei Animation describes the completely original story:

Humanity was once in danger of its downfall at the hands of the Underground Empire, which was led by the evil scientist Dr. Hell. Koji Kabuto piloted the super robot Mazinger Z, and with help from his friends at the Photon Power Laboratory, he thwarted Dr. Hell's evil ambitions and returned peace to the world.

It's been ten years since then... No longer a pilot, Koji Kabuto has taken after his father and grandfather by starting down the path of the scientist. He encounters a gigantic structure buried deep beneath Mt. Fuji, along with a mysterious indication of life...

New encounters, new threats, and a new fate await mankind. The former hero Koji Kabuto has a decision to make about the future: whether to be a god or a demon...
This grand action film depicts the fierce battle fought by the people and Mazinger Z--once again entrusted with the future of mankind!

The original Mazinger Z (Majingā Zetto) was written and illustrated by Go Nagai. The manga series debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1972 to August 1973. The first anime television series adaptation of the manga premiere in Japan on December 1972 to September 1974. Nagai's manga series has spawned several sequels and spinoff series.

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