Toei has announced that they’re bringing out the original Mazinger Z anime series on Blu-ray in Japan and there’s potential for a really big release here for fans. The 92-episode series is getting three box sets produced that will be priced at 25,000 yen each and run with about thirty episodes per set. The announcement revealed that they were doing a negative scan on it as opposed to an HD remaster and they’re doing a frame by frame series of fixes as well. Check out the discussion on this here.
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?
[Source: Mazinger Z]