BURNING HYPE: The Shin Mazinger Z Review OF MANLY PASSION

February 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm 2 comments


I’ll readily admit one thing: I have never seen the original triumvate of Go Nagai Super Robot madness known as Mazinger Z, MazinKaiser and UFO Grendizer. I don’t think I was even born when Devilman was around. And Ive only read the first 7 chapters of the Getter Robo manga. And I have watched GaoGaiGar.

So when I keep hearing all the good things being said about the new Mazinger Z remake, and being a recent convert into the extremely silly and nonsensical (but totally wonderful) world of SUPER ROBOTS, there was no way I was gonna miss this show.

*CUE TESSHOU GENDA

THIS IS THE BEST SHOW OF 2009!!!!!

*UNCUE TESSHOU GENDA

Barring Imagawa’s GaoGaiGar remake (should Bandai ever decide to do so), and considering I have never seen the show before, I’m going out on two limbs here and declare this the best remake of a show I have yet to see.

If you thought Gurren Lagann was good, you have to see this. [Tesshou Genda]YOU CAN’T JUST SEE GURREN LAGANN AND NOT SEE THE MOST FAMOUS SUPER ROBOT IN HISTORY![/Tesshou Genda] JAM PROJECT sang the OP. And whatever JAM PROJECT sings for, IT WILL BE GOOD. Kanjite Knight is the best OP song of 2009 ever. Blowing Mizonokochi Sun Tribe, only my railgun, and even the cardiac-arrest-inducing Hidamari Sketch OPs OUT. OF. THE. WATER.

You can’t also ignore Baron Ashura, the formerly inefficient badguy-turned-sympathethic character-turned ULTIMATELY SUCCESSFUL VILLAIN! Imagawa has outdone himself, fleshing out Ashura’s non-existing backstory and turning the insane half-male-half-female person into a rather likable character, whose story almost threatened to take over the entire show (if it weren’t for MAZINGER ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETO!!!!!!!).

And there’s the insanely hilarious BROCKEN BALL. Where everyone but Lord Brocken wins.

And HOLY SHIT NISHIORI TSUBABA PLAN’S TO KILL DOCTOR HELL IS SO LOOPY AND INTRIGUING SHE MADE KOUJI SUMMON HADES HIMSELF TO KILLL EARTH.

And ZEUS ROCKET PUUUUUUUUUUNCH.

I think I’ll piss myself going into the details. It’s GaoGaiGar-level BEAUTIFUL. No wait, this IS better than GaoGaiGar.

And I’m probably fangasming over this. Here’s a better writeup than I’ll ever give it.

IMAGAWA, WE NEED MORE.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. IKnight  |  February 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Hear, hear!

    Reply
  • 2. Anatole_serial  |  February 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I watched the original when I was a kid, and I loved it dearly.

    Shin Mazinger is a whole different thing. It’s ludicrous, nonsensical, over-the-top, and TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME.

    The cardboard villains from the old series became INTERESTING and ENJOYABLE villains in this one. Particularly Baron Ashura… Damn, I totally loved that character.

    Reply

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