As promised, the staff for the upcoming Mazinger Z anime film went on stage during AnimeJapan 2017, and announced new details. This includes a brand new teaser trailer, which teases us a few bits and pieces of the super robot.
During AnimeJapan, seiyuu Showtaro Morikubo and Ai Kayano were also present. It turns out that they will be voicing the anime’s two leads. Showtaro Morikubo voices Mazinger Z pilot Koji Kabuto, while Ai Kayano voices Aphrodite A pilot, Sayaka Yumi.
The AnimeJapan 2017 stage event also revealed the anime film’s staff. Junji Shimizu will be directing the film over at Toei Animation, while Takayuki Yanase is responsible for the mechanical design. Meanwhile, Hiroya Iijima will be the character designer, while Takahiro Ozawa writes the screenplay.
Tentatively titled “Gekijouban Mazinger Z”, or Mazinger Z: The Movie, Toei will be animating the film. They also animated the original TV anime, which first premiered 45 years ago. In fact, they are doing this film in celebration of the anime’s 45th anniversary.