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''Mazinger Angels'' (マジンガーエンジェル, Majinga Enjeru) is a HumongousMecha manga series. It is both a {{Crossover}} of the ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Mazinger]]'' series and a spoof of ''Series/CharliesAngels''. Written by GoNagai and drawn by AkihikoNiina, it was originally published in Kodansha's Magazine Z, starting in 26 June 2004 (#2004-08) and ending in 25 November 2006 (#2007-01). It was compiled in four tankōbon. A sequel was released in 26 December 2007 in Magazine Z as well, called ''Mazinger Angels Z'' (マジンガーエンジェルZ), which features the original designs for Mazinger Z and Grendizer, called Energer Z and Gattaiger, as well as Kikunosuke Abashiri from ''AbashiriIkka''. It was compiled in two tankōbon.

TwentyMinutesInTheFuture, technology is advanced enough to fabricate humanoid robots. Most of them are relatively tiny and used for mundane tasks like security service, but some of them are used to commit crimes. Sayaka Yumi (from ''Anime/MazingerZ''), Jun Hono (from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), Hikaru Makiba and Maria Grace Fleed (from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') are members of a secret organization / private investigation agency investigates and solves crimes related with mechas and cyborgs. Each one of them pilots a HumongousMecha to fight back the giant robots they run into during their cases: Aphrodite-A, Venus-A, Diana-A and Minerva-X. Their identities are kept secret and the general population only knows their team's name: the Mazinger Angels.

As they solve case after case, Sayaka and her team start suspecting most of them are linked: someone is backing several criminals, psychopaths and miscreants with mechas for furthering some sinister purpose. A person perfectly willing destroying whoever stands in his way. And they are standing in his way...

''Mazinger Angels'' is noteworthy because the cast is exclusively formed by the female main characters of the Mazinger series. They were several of the first {{Action Girl}} in anime, but several storylines in the original series involved scenarios where TheHero had to [[FauxActionGirl save]] or [[DistressedDamsel rescue]] the ActionGirl to show how {{Badass}} he is. Here they never show up, so the female leads are free to show their badassery without getting dragged down with FauxActionGirl or DistressedDamsel scenarios or being OvershadowedByAwesome.

This series also highlights the sex appeal of both the characters and the mechas, sometimes similarly to the way ''Anime/AgentAika's'' shows the female characters.

Most recently, two original soundtracks were released as part of the series. They contain several new original melodies for the series, including a TV-sized main theme of Mazinger Angels, as well as several musical arrangements of melodies from several series of GoNagai, including all the Mazinger related series and several other anime TV series such as ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' and ''Manga/DororonEnmaKun''.

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!! '''Manga/MazingerAngels''' provides examples of:
* ACupAngst: Sayaka and Hikaru find themselves wanting compared with Jun. In one scene, they are having a shower, and Jun gets nervous because they are staring at her very focusedly. Then they look over themselves and sigh in resignation.
** Not that they're exactly lacking (and Sayaka more than makes up for it in ''Z''), as the picture above shows. It's just that Jun is, well, '''[[HelloNurse Jun]]'''.
* AccidentalPervert: SOMETIMES it is accidental. Sayaka and her team do not appreciate it one or other way.
* ActionGirl: ALL of them.
** FauxActionGirl: Averted. Sayaka, Jun, Hikaru, Maria, [[Anime/CuteyHoney Honey]] are some of the earliest {{Action Girl}}s in anime, but back in the seventies they were often placed in situations where they needed to be rescued or saved. This does not happen here.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Boss and his boys are a whole lot less {{Gonk}} than normal. As is detective Ankokuji, who actually gets promoted to a possible love interest for Jun.
* AlienInvasion: By the Vegan Empire in ''Mazinger Angels Z''.
* AngelsPose: Sayaka, Jun and Hikaru make it on the ''[[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/mazinger_angel/c001/ very first page]]''.
* BadassBiker: Sayaka, Jun and Hikaru. Hikaru also doubles as Badass horse Rider.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Kinnosuke, as long as you don't look [[BoobsOfSteel below her shoulders]]...
* BigBad: Dr. Hell in the first series, the Vegan Empire in the sequel.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several of them. The first one was performed by [[spoiler:Daisuke, Hikaru's pet]] to save Hikaru and Maria.
* BlondesAreEvil: Marquiss Janus. The Gamia triplets would also count, but they are robots, so they are only doing what they are said to.
** Subverted with Honey Kisaragi. She is a heroine in her own right.
* BrainyBrunette: Hikaru.
* BreathWeapon: Mechanical Beast Gusios Beta III vomits a stream of highly-corrosive acid is able to melt metal. Iron-Z has the traditional Mazinger-Z Rust Hurricane.
* BrickJoke: Honey shows up to a costume party [[MythologyGag dressed as Cutey Honey]]. In the finale, it turns out Cutie Honey is her ''mech''.
* BroadStrokes: ''Z's'' connection with the original Mazinger Angels.
* BrokenBird: When Hikaru found Maria, she was unable trust anybody due to past experiences. And this was before her dog got accidentally killed and she believed her only friend was one of the culprits. And this before she got her memories back and remembered where she was from and what had happened to her home.
* ButNotTooBlack: Jun hono is half-Asian, half-black. She combines this with...
** Professor Nonaka is also half-black.
* ButNotTooForeign: Her father was a black man.
* CallingYourAttacks: Being a Mazinger show, of course the main characters do this the whole time.
* ChestBlaster: Minerva-X's Breast Fire and Aphrodite A's Heart Breast Fire. Venus and Diana also have an attack similar to the Rust Hurricane, but with variable temperature rather than corrosion.
* CombiningMecha: Energer-Z combines with its MidSeasonUpgrade to form a spaceship.
* CoolDownHug: Maria was completely berserker, refusing listening to the girls until Hikaru (whom Maria had befriended earlier) approached her, gave her a hug, and spoke to her kindly.
* {{Crossover}}: This manga crosses over three ''Mazinger'' series.
* DistressedDamsel: Usually averted.
* DemotedToExtra: Hikaru in ''Z'' is pretty much a background MythologyGag.
* EpicFlail: Aphrodite-A has Breast ''Maces''.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Kinnosuke, oh so very much. One girl even flat-out states [[IfItsYouItsOkay It'd be okay if it were her]].
* TheFaceless: Their boss is never seen and their name is never revealed.
* {{Fanservice}}: Brought to ridiculous extremes.
* FemBot: Aphrodite-A, Diana-A, Venus-A, Minerva-X.
* [[FiveManBand Five Woman Band]]:
** TheLeader: Sayaka, doubling as TheHero.
** TheLancer: Jun.
** TheSmartGuy: Hikaru.
** TheBigGuy: Jun, too.
** TheChick: Hikaru (although technically, all of them double like TheChick)
** TheSixthRanger: Kikunosuke. Maria also was introduced after several chapters.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: A giant robot only can be fought with another giant robot.
* GiantRobotHandsSaveLives: Several times.
* GenderFlip: Take your ordinary {{Crossover}} mixing together most of GoNagai HumongousMecha series (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', ''Manga/GetterRobo''). Now removes the male characters and swap the titular mechas with the {{Fem Bot}}s that show up in those series.
* GoNagai
* [[HeroesPreferSwords Heroines Prefer Swords]]: Aphrodite, Diana and Venus are equiped with one sword -the Mazinger blade-, sheathed into their shins.
* HotBlooded: It ''is'' a GoNagai manga. Even if Kouji, Tetsuya, Duke... are missing, the girls more than make up for it.
** The author also counts. In the afterwords of a volume she declared she PUT HER SOUL in her work.
* HotBloodedSideburns: Again, this a manga of the former TropeNamer.
* HotSpringsEpisode
* HumansAreBastards: Maria's opinion until Hikaru befriended her.
* HumongousMecha
* KidHero: The four leads are teenagers and still attend high school.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Mazinger Angels' mechas' main weapons are missiles.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: Maria can control Minerva-X telepathically, but she needs using a helmet so the strain does not harm her brain.
* LatexSpaceSuit: Mazinger Angels' pilot suits.
* LovelyAngels: The entire team.
* MadScientist: Dr. Hell.
* MadeOfIndestructium: Of course, all {{Fem Bot}}s are made of Alloy-Z, but during the HotSpringsEpisode, Aphrodite-A got reinforced with a special alloy to endure Gusios Beta III's acid weapon.
* ManBehindTheMan: In the first chapter, the Mazinger Angels confront a couple of thieves (the two persons Baron Ashura was before dying and being spliced together). GenreSavvy Sayaka declares there are no way two petty thieves such like them could have got the resources for that operation, and bluntly interrogates them about their backer.
* MascotMook: Garada K7 and Doublas M2 make still another appearance in this series. The later one gets upgraded to [[CombiningMecha King Doublas]].
** The first Saucer Beast fought by Duke Fleed in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' also appears in first chapter of ''Mazinger Angels Z''.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: In addition to the obvious stuff from the main three ''Mazinger'' series, ''Mazinger Angels'' also features characters and elements from such GoNagai series as ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', ''Manga/DororonEnmaKun'', ''Anime/KekkoKamen'', ''IronMuscle'', ''{{Garla}}'', ''Anime/GodMazinger'', ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''...
* MechaShow
* {{Meganekko}}: Hikaru wears glasses in tis incarnation.
* MsFanservice: All the girls had shades of this but Jun was the main provider of fanservice in the first part, as the enemies had a tendence [[ClothingDamage to shred her clothes.]] In ''Mazinger Angels Z'', that role falls in Kikunosuke.
* NotAsYouKnowThem: The villains of the original series show up, but this time they are more normal-looking instead of downright bizarre or creepy: Baron Ashura are two people (right like he/she was originally before Dr. Hell pulled a ReforgedIntoAMinion stunt), Count Brocken's head and body are not split, Archduke Gorgon is a man with a tiger pet, Marquiss Janus has not two faces and she is the aging owner of a host club instead of a witch...
* OjouRinglets: Maria sports them, overlapping with HotBloodedSideburns.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Averted, for once. Without their male counterparts overshadowing them, the heroines of Mazingerverse can at last prove how badass and awesome they are.
* PantyShot: Several times.
* PantyThief: For some reason, one mechanical beast recipient finds no better use for it than dressing it up as Santa and stealing panties, with the ultimate goal of filling a 50m pool with them.
* PervertRevengeMode: Aim your eyes or hands where they do NOT belong, and you will be kicked. Hard.
* TheProfessor: Professor Nonaka is the designer and builder of the HumongousMecha. In one scene you can see Kenzo Kabuto from ''Great Mazinger'' and Professor Nossori from ''Mazinger Z'', too.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: The Gamia triplets.
* {{Robeast}}: Dr. Hell's Mechanical Beasts (Kikaijuu) and Empire Vega's Saucer Beasts.
* RocketPunch: Have we mentioned this is a ''Mazinger'' series?
* ShoutOut: There are so many shout-outs to other GoNagai works that it has its own page. See -and add- examples there.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Brocken's plot to keep nosy interlopers away as he mined the mountain in the HotSpringsEpisode.
* StalkerWithACrush: Sayaka has one: Naojiro. Boss, Nuke and Mucha does not like that he bothers their friend, but they are unable to stop him. Fortunately, she does need NO bodyguard (and so he was informed by Sayaka as she beat him).
* SuperMode: Minerva-X's Flyin Mode.
* SuperRobot
* SuperRobotGenre
* TrainingFromHell: A storyline involved the girls undergoing special -and specially hard- training.
* ThematicRoguesGallery: The Mazinger Angels use HumongousMecha to fight {{Robeast}}.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Count Brocken was a former Nazi officer in the original series. Here he owns a resorts chain named "The Third Reich". how subtle.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Maria learns her Fleedian heritage in the sequel.
* TorpedoTits: All {{Fem Bot}}s -minus Minerva- have regular TorpedoTits or combine their original Oppai Missiles with the RocketPunch variant used by the HumongousMecha from their respective series: Sayaka's Aphrodite A combines it with Mazinger's "Iron Cutter", Jun's Venus A combines it with Great Mazinger's "Drill Pressure Punch" and Hikaru's Diana A combines it with Grendizer's "Screw Crusher Punch".
** The series goes [[UpToEleven even further than that]], especially with Aphrodite. She's used hers to deploy Lifeboats for a sea rescue mission, deployed a pair of hands for a BarehandedBladeBlock, and even once launched ''Breast Rocket Punches''.
* {{Tsundere}}: THREE of them: Sayaka, Jun and Maria. They were quite famous by that trait back in the seventies. Fortunately, their usual fuses (Kouji and Tetsuya) are not present to set them off. Unfortunately, there are more than enough perverts for making up for their absence.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jun is the only one from the original team unaccounted for in ''Z''.
* XMeetsY: The {{Mazinger}} universe (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') meets ''Series/CharliesAngels''.
** Alternatively, ''Anime/MazingerZ'' meets ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Hikaru looks and acts the part very well, with the HimeCut and being the nicest one of them, such as befriending Maria and recruiting her with a hug and kind words. The inner iron comes out later when she becomes a full-blooded ActionGirl.
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