History Trivia / MazingerZ

2nd Feb '18 6:03:54 PM luisedgarf
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* RoleReprisal: A very interesting example happens in the Mexican Spanish dub of the ''Infinity'' movie: Most of the voice actors from the remasterized version of the TV series reprise their roles in the film. This is especially interesting because the remasterized version used a [[TheOtherDarrin very different cast]] from the very first dubbed version, who was dubbed in both the U.S. (mainly Los Angeles) and Cuba, unlike the Japanese version of the film, which use a very different cast as well from the TV series.
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''...
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