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YMMV / Shin Mazinger

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  • Awesome Music: When you've got JAM Project doing the opening themes, that's a given.
    • Kanjite Knight, the first opening, deserves special mention.
  • Crazy Awesome: Let's just go with the easy route and say everything, but, beyond anything, Juzo Kabuto.
  • Fridge Logic: Kouji and Shiro's parent's first met ten years before the beginning of the show. So...How can they possibly be their parents?
    • They left Bardos Island 10 years ago. The expedition started some years before, as did their first meeting.
      • That still doesn't explain how Kouji is their son. Even if he was born during the super long seven year expedition that the previous troper is implying, why wasn't he with them when he escaped? Was he sent back to Atami before it was over? Who the hell would be watching him then? Dr. Yumi? The Kurogane House?
      • Also they escaped Bardos with just Juzo and Tsubasa, and despite her not showing any signs of pregnancy, when Stroheim found her she was with Shiro so...what, did she not tell Stroheim she was back for 7 to 9 months until he was born?
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One episode of Duck Dodgers that homaged Godzilla and several 70s anime had a Mazinger Expy that could turn into a giant fist.
  • Internet Backdraft: When the first episode aired there were lots of reviews that utterly trashed it. Regardless of your opinion on the episode, bringing this up in certain areas of the internet is an excellent way to start a Flame War.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Tsubasa's turning into quite the ingenious schemer. We're lucky she's on Kouji's side.
  • Memetic Mutation: It's name is. It's name is. It's name is. It's name is. It's name is. It's name is. (Ad infinitum)
    • SUPER ASHURA, due to his/her fight with Mazinger Z in episode 3, putting him on the same level as Master SUPER ASIA.
  • Moment of Awesome: More like a Crowning Super Robot Show of Awesome.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The sound which Mazinger makes when Pilder docks and Mazinger's eyes lit up. Its the sound that proclaims incoming Badassness and ass whooping.
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  • Older Than They Think: Zeus tossing his arm as a Rocket Punch was originally done nine years earlier, by a Real Robot no less.
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: The first six episodes are a slow crawl of exposition and introductions. Around episodes 7 & 8, however, the pace starts to pick up.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Baron Ashura's body is half male and half female...literally, they were made from one half of the remains of Isolde (the woman) and one half of the remains of Tristan (the man). This leads to the kind of confusion you'd expect as to what to refer to them as.
  • Values Dissonance: The duel between Kabuto and Lorelai simply must go through because of the wishes of their fathers. Despite their own wishes, they are forced to battle—thankfully, it's played for the tragedy of it all.
  • The Woobie: Baron Ashura. Sure, they're a villain, but it's like the whole show is against them...and that's on top of being a cyborg made from the remains of both a male and a female Mycenae priest who were romantically involved! Of course, they get the last laugh.

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