Mazinger Z is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a bang because in January, it’s getting itself a new anime movie. And now, its official website has revealed a brand new trailer which introduces us to some of its cast members:

According to the trailer, here are the characters for this upcoming Super Robot anime film:

  • Showtaro Morikubo as Koji Kabuto
  • Ai Kayano as Sayaka Yumi
  • Sumire Uesaka as Lisa
  • Natsuki Hanae as Shiro Kabuto
  • Wataru Takagi as Boss
  • Kappei Yamaguchi as Mucha
  • Masami Kikuchi as Nuke
  • Junpei Morita as Prime Minister Yumi
  • Bin Shimada as Dr. Nossori
  • Kouzou Shioya as Dr. Sewashi
  • Unshou Ishizuka as Dr. Hell

The anime previously showed a trailer during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France last month. Here it is:

Toei Animation will be producing the movie, and here’s how they describe the story:

Humanity was once in danger of its downfall at the hands of the Underground Empire, which was led by the evil scientist Dr. Hell. Koji Kabuto piloted the super robot Mazinger Z, and with help from his friends at the Photon Power Laboratory, he thwarted Dr. Hell’s evil ambitions and returned peace to the world.
It’s been ten years since then… No longer a pilot, Koji Kabuto has taken after his father and grandfather by starting down the path of the scientist. He encounters a gigantic structure buried deep beneath Mt. Fuji, along with a mysterious indication of life…
New encounters, new threats, and a new fate await mankind. The former hero Koji Kabuto has a decision to make about the future: whether to be a god or a demon…
This grand action film depicts the fierce battle fought by the people and Mazinger Z–once again entrusted with the future of mankind!

Tentatively titled “Mazinger Z The Movie” and based on Go Nagai’s classic genre-defining super robot manga, the film will premiere in Japan on January 13, 2018.

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