History Trivia / MazingerZ

8th Jan '18 11:54:29 AM superkeijikun
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: Go Nagai created ''Mazinger Z'' as a side-project while working on ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', a much DarkerAndEdgier series that he was passionate about, even as it took such a toll on him that he made ''Mazinger'' to blow off steam. While both series went on to become pop cultural staples in Japan, ''Mazinger'' wound up becoming more popular than ''Devilman''.
9th Dec '17 11:55:37 AM nombretomado
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** Averted in America now that DiscotekMedia snatched up the license and will release it subtitled and completely uncut.

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** Averted in America now that DiscotekMedia Creator/DiscotekMedia snatched up the license and will release it subtitled and completely uncut.
30th Sep '17 3:56:35 AM GendoIkari
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* BadExportForYou: The series was quite butchered when it originally aired in Italy in 1980. It came after ''Grendizer'' and ''Great Mazinger'', and was dubbed differently from either (also because the latter was already taken by a different network), causing a lot of confusion in viewers at the time. Most episodes had 2-3 minutes cut to squeeze more ads or or cartoons in the same airing block. Some episodes were skipped (like the one with Minerva-X), and it was interrupted after 51 - it's not clear if the cause was MoralGuardians or the network having bought only part of the series. It took ''2015'' to finally see a complete edition of the series.

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* BadExportForYou: The series was quite butchered when it originally aired in Italy in 1980. It came after ''Grendizer'' and ''Great Mazinger'', and was dubbed differently from either (also because the latter was already taken by a different network), causing a lot of confusion in viewers at the time. Most episodes had 2-3 minutes cut to squeeze more ads or or cartoons in the same airing block. Some episodes were skipped (like the one with Minerva-X), and it was interrupted after only 51 of them were aired - it's not clear if the cause was MoralGuardians or the network having bought only part of the series. It took ''2015'' to finally see a complete edition of the series.series, but they decided to no redub the older episodes and dub the unaired ones by keeping with the original adaptation, so Kouji is "Ryo" among other things.


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** A few episodes, mostly early ones, were skipped in Italy before the series was completely interrupted.
12th Sep '17 2:32:34 AM GendoIkari
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* BadExportForYou: The series was quite butchered when it originally aired in Italy in 1980. It came after ''Grendizer'' and ''Great Mazinger'', and was dubbed differently from either (also because the latter was already taken by a different network), causing a lot of confusion in viewers at the time. Most episodes had 2-3 minutes cut to squeeze more ads or or cartoons in the same airing block. Some episodes were skipped (like the one with Minerva-X), and it was interrupted after 51 - it's not clear if the cause was MoralGuardians or the network having bought only part of the series. It took ''2015'' to finally see a complete edition of the series.
27th Aug '17 2:11:14 AM Robbyn
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* CashCowFranchise: The ''Mazinger'' franchise, since its inception in 1972, has spawned one dozen of different manga versions, sequels, spinoffs, crossovers, video games and toys, and it does not stop even forty years after its creation.
25th Jul '17 4:39:44 PM king3000
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* TropeNamers: For SuperRobotGenre and RocketPunch.

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* TropeNamers: TropeNamer: For SuperRobotGenre and RocketPunch.the SuperRobotGenre.
21st Jun '17 10:29:39 AM fruitstripegum
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* TropeNamers: For SuperRobotGenre and RocketPunch

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* TropeNamers: For SuperRobotGenre and RocketPunchRocketPunch.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The series is clearly set in TheSeventies given the hairstyles, clothes and technology.
21st Jun '17 10:25:50 AM fruitstripegum
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* RecycledTheSeries: In 1975 Creator/ToeiAnimation produced a SuperRobotGenre movie called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchu_Enban_Daisenso Uchu Enban Daisenso]]''. Creator/GoNagai, who did the designs of characters and mechas, liked the concept so much that he decided to recycle and improve his designs and create a new series based on the movie and set in the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' universe: ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
21st Jun '17 10:19:56 AM rafi
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The Spanish loved it so much that they built a ''statue''. [[http://kakuregaijin.blogspot.com/2007/01/transformations-of-mazinger-z.html No really]]. To be fair, it was going to be a part of an amusement park that was never built, but ''still''...
21st Jun '17 10:16:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* FollowTheLeader: SuperRobotGenre shows like ''[[Anime/{{Gigantor}} Tetsujin 28]]'' already had their own success, but it was ''Anime/MazingerZ'' that solidified the concept of piloting a robot (via a cockpit within its head, rather than [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl remote control]]) and started a revolutionary trend that attracted [[MerchandiseDriven toy makers]] and captivated children. Such influence would eventually lead to all sorts of landmark works that keep said genre alive and relevant to this day.
* FranchiseZombie: The original anime series was supposed to wrap up at episode 57. However, the series was so wildly succesfull it was continued for other thirty-five episodes. And then two movies were made. And two sequels. And more movies. And crossovers. And spin-offs. And reboots. And remakes. And Creator/GoNagai has stated he has got offers for a Mazinger-Z live-action movie... TropesAreNotBad however as the series is still popular and Mazinger makes appearances to this day.
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