After releasing the first collection of 46 episodes back in April 2014, Discotek Media is set to bring the 1972-1974 series Mazinger Z to a close this year with the second half set to land on December 23rd, 2014. The series brings us another 46 episodes of giant robot awesomeness in its original Japanese language form with English subtitles on DVD. They’ve also released the artwork for it and now have fans of this genre and time period anxious to see what Discotek Media may end up picking up next. The release is expected to be priced the same as the first on at $69.95 for the 1,150 minutes that the collection will run.
Plot concept: Koji Kabuto’s grandfather has discovered two resources which can save humanity: Photon Light Energy and the ultra-impregnable alloy Chogokin Z. However, Dr. Kabuto’s research is abruptly cut off when the evil Dr. Hell sends his trusted lieutenant, the bisected Baron Ashura, to assassinate him! Koji, now orphaned along with younger brother Shiro, swear revenge using Dr. Kabuto’s last and greatest invention: the super robot Mazinger Z!
Joined by Dr. Kabuto’s successor, Dr. Yumi, his daughter Sayaka, and her research robot Aphrodite A, Koji sets out to protect Japan from Dr. Hell’s menacing mecha monsters and ensure the peaceful work of the Photon Light Institute. Can Koji and Sayaka, along with local bully boy Boss, prevent this most dangerous of villains from running amok and conquering the world?