A new, 30 second trailer has dropped for the upcoming Mazinger Z anime film and it’s giving us a little taste of what debuted at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Tentatively titled Gekijōban Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z The Movie) the movie commemorates the 45th anniversary for the Mazinger Z manga and subsequent anime series. Toei will distribute the film, with Toei Animation behind the production.
Here’s the synopsis for the new movie:
It has been 10 years since then. Humanity awaits a new fate.
Once humanity was on the verge of destruction at the hands of the evil scientist Dr. Hell and his underground empire. Kōji Kabuto, his Mazinger Z super robot, and his friends at the photon power laboratory put an end to Dr. Hell’s evil ambitions, and returned peace to the world.
It has been 10 years since then. Kōji has followed his father and grandfather and now walks the path of a scientist. He encounters a mysterious life form buried in a giant structure buried deep below Mt. Fuji. A new encounter, a new threat, and a new fate await humanity. And Kōji, who was once a hero, makes a decision for the future.
It can be a god or a demon.
Once again the future is entrusted to Mazinger Z.
The show will have a world premiere outside of Japan before it opens on their shores, with the production to announce the location and date at a later time.
Till then, enjoy the new trailer!