Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z, known briefly as Tranzor Z in the United States, is a Japanese super robot manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai. The first manga version was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1972 to August 1973, and it later continued in Kodansha TV Magazine from October 1973 to September 1974. It was adapted into an anime television series which aired on Fuji TV from December 1972 to September 1974. A second manga series was released alongside the TV show, this one drawn by Gosaku Ota, which started and ended almost at the same time of the TV show. Mazinger Z has spawned several sequels and spinoff series, among them UFO Robot Grendizer and Mazinkaiser. It was a very popular cartoon in Mexico during the 1980s, where it was dubbed into Spanish directly from the Japanese version, keeping the Japanese character names and broadcasting all 92 episodes, unlike the version aired in the U.S.

TitleMazinger Z
Original TitleマジンガーZ
First Air DateDecember 3rd, 1972
Last Air DateSeptember 1st, 1974
GenresAction & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NetworkFuji TV
Number of Seasons1 Seasons
Number of Episodes92 Episodes
Plot Keywordsjapan, giant robot, piloted robot, based on manga, robot, scientist, anime, shogun warrior
Jōji Yanami
Jōji Yanami
Professor Gennosuke Yumi
Minori Matsushima
Minori Matsushima
Sayaka Yumi
Hiroya Ishimaru
Hiroya Ishimaru
Kouji Kabuto
Haruko Kitahama
Haruko Kitahama
Baron Ashura
Hidekatsu Shibata
Hidekatsu Shibata
Baron Ashura
Hiroshi Ohtake
Hiroshi Ohtake
Boss / Dr. Sewashi
Kousei Tomita
Kousei Tomita
Dr. Hell / Nuke
Isamu Tanonaka
Isamu Tanonaka
Mucha
Junpei Takiguchi
Junpei Takiguchi
Count Blocken
Nana Yamaguchi
Nana Yamaguchi
Misato
Mazinger Z
Mazinga Z
Majingâ Zetto
TranZor Z