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Super Robot Wars Producer Takanobu Terada on Classic Robots and Power Rangers

Evan Minto (Editor-in-Chief): This summer we’re working through our interview backlog, bringing you interviews with artists that we’ve had sitting around unpublished for a little while. First up…

Ani-Gamers

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“Grendizer U”: New Mecha, Trailer, and Premiere Info Drops!

Things over at the super robot front have cooled down ever since Bang Brave Bang Bravern ended. But let’s not forget there’s another super robot show set to…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Box Art Extravaganza: January 2024 (Updated, Jan. 24)

It may be a new month of a new year, but the monthly cycle of releases remains the same, and along with them are pretty-looking packaging art. So,…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Super Robot Wars Neo

Super Robot Wars Neo is a video game released exclusively in Japan for the Nintendo Wii in 2009. Developed by sazanami and published by Bandai Namco Games, it…

MAHQ

“Grendizer U” New Trailer, Cast, and Mecha Information Drop

Several trailers for upcoming mecha productions dropped in the last couple of weeks, and I wasn’t able to check them out since I was on vacation. But now…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Brief Thoughts On: CB Character Go Nagai World

I had a pretty good time with CB Character Go Nagai World. It's goofy and its story has some interesting twists.

Reasons to Anime

Maken Liner 0011 Henshin Seyo!

Maken Liner 0011 Henshin Seyo! ( Wonderdog Liner 0011 Transform! ) is a 1972 Toei sci-fi anime movie. It seems like a descendant of 1970's ...

Collectr's Blog

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Interview: Super Robot Wars’ Terada Takanobu (Otakon 2023)

Terada Takanobu is a veteran game producer, and has been involved with the Super Robot Wars franchise since the 1990s. This interview as conducted at Otakon 2023 in…

OGIUE MANIAX

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What Does the ‘U’ Stand For? “Grendizer U” Anime Announced

Every now and then, we get a good couple of years where classic super robot properties get modern treatment. In the late 2000s, we got Kotetsushin Jeeg and…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho (1969) – Serial 03

So many legendary franchises have been launched by manga originally serialized in the magazine for the manliest of boys, Weekly Shonen Jump. Mazinger Z, Cobra, Kinnikuman, Dr. Slump,…

THE SKARO HUNTING SOCIETY

Day 12 - Travelogue - Osaka Aquarium (Whale Sharks!), Den Den Town, Shinsekai, and MOS Burger

Back to day 11 - Himeji Castle, the Most Beautiful One in Japan, and the Umeda Sky Building I started the day with the hotel breakfast buffe...

Tokyo Excess

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The Roles of “Characters” in Mecha Anime

Sometimes, you’ll see a wild claim about mecha anime, like “Gurren-Lagann was the first giant robot series to be about characters instead of the robots,” and it inevitably…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Unexpected Curiosity Trigger: MODEROID Big Dai-X (X-Bomber / Star Fleet)

Most will find this weird, but the sheer obscureness of this thing is what really piqued my curiosity. Then the design followed suit. This is MODEROID Big Dai-X…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Elegy of Fire and Metal: A Tribute to Mizuki Ichiro

It’s poetic coincidence that the man who sang the Mazinger Z theme would die the same year as the man who composed it. Mizuki Ichiro, aka Aniki, the…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Non-Subpar Robot: Astroganger

I first encountered Astroganger while watching a collection of robot anime throughout the decades. There it was, right after the black-and-white 1960s Tetsujin 28 and right before Mazinger…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Get Ready to be Excited (or Disappointed): All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2022 + Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn

Before anything else, let’s get this thing out of the way. Thanks to the sleuths scouring for new Japanese trademark filings, we already have wind of an upcoming…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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The REAL History of 70s SUPER Robots

Use code "MERCURY" to get $5 off for your first #Sakuraco box through this link: https://team.sakura.co/Sakuraco-MercuryFalcon and first #TokyoTreat box through this link: https://team.tokyotreat.com/TokyoTreat-MercuryFalcon" For this month's theme, TokyoTreat…

MercuryFalcon

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My Unsolicited Thoughts: Mini Deformed Going Nendoroid?

If you’re one of the couple of folks following my unsolicited thoughts on the various mecha product lines out there, then you’d know how I really like Action…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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A New Grendizer is in the Works? Dynamic Planning Announces “Project G”

There has been a steady resurgence of Super Robot properties in the last several years. From Mazinger Z INFINITY to last year’s anime adaptation of Getter Robo Arc…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Infinitism is Still a Thing, I Guess? Hobby Next Phase 2022 Summer: HG Mazinger Zero (Infinitism)

In case you haven’t caught wind of this, but Bandai Spirits Hobby Division is having their Hobby Next Phase 2022 Summer online reveal extravaganza from June 21-22. Yes,…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Interesting, They’re Not Gokin Figures? Mini Action Series Mazinger Z & Aphrodite A

As I’ve yet to get myself a copy of the Mini Action God Sigma set, the amazing folks over at Action Toys has announced the next figures in…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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The Mecha Who Were Humanity’s Last Hope of the 90s

Mecha anime has been an industry mainstay since the 60s. In the 90s, the genre grew and produced some of the most memorable anime of all time.

90sanime.com

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Lupin the Third Part 1 Episode 1: The Legendary Thief Lupin

The 1970s was a pretty eventful decade for Japanese animation – with regards to animated features, Cleopatra (an X-rated production directed by Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto) debuted…

Anime Commentary Returns

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Sangokushi Dai Ni Bu Choukou Moyu!

Here, after an unconscionable delay, is the HD version of the second movie in the Sangokushi trilogy, 1993's Sangokushi Dai Ni Bu Choukou M...

Collectr's Blog

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One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”

In an alternate reality where neither Great Mazinger nor Tetsuya Tsurugi exists, an unknown yet familiar robot comes to aid the badly damaged Mazinger Z. The unidentified robot,…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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#3007 / TRU Metal / Taekwon V

As of this post, Super Robot Wars 30 was formally announced yesterday, so I wanted have a super robot for the next CATALOGUE Entry. Though this one ain’t…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Taekwon V: Not Just a Korean Mazinger Z Knockoff

Well, technically it still is. But there’s more to it than your average low budget knockoff. Thanks to the pandemic, most of us were stuck at home and…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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UFO Robot Grendizer 14

Hello, everybody! Even though it’s April, today’s episode takes place in winter… Actually, it’s a new UFO Robot Grendizer episode! This is New Year’s Day and Daisuke a…

johnnyenglishsubs

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The Origins of Mecha: Mega-Hits of The 1980s

An exploration of the history of the mecha genre, tracing the biggest evolutions of the 1980s, including transforming robots and Real Robots.

Anime Herald

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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

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Mobile Suit Gundam Episode 1: Attack on Side 7

During the 1970s, Super Robot productions such as Mazinger Z and Getter Robo proved popular on television – this subgenre of mecha focused primarily on stories of alien…

Anime Commentary Returns

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Futari wa Pretty Cure Episode Two: Citizen Honoka

The second episode of Futari wa Precure aired on February 8, 2004. The script was written by Ryo Kawasaki, who also wrote the previous episode, and it was…

Dual Aurora Wave!

The Origins of Mecha: The Super Robots of the 1970s

Anime Commentary runs through the history of anime's mecha genre, taking a look at the rise of Super Robot anime like Mazinger in the 1970s.

Anime Herald

The Origins of Mecha: Introduction

An introduction to an ongoing series of articles that trace the history of the Mecha genre, starting with its very earliest days.

Anime Herald

So lets recap UK Anime Fans

Thank you dear reader, for taking the time to scan and take-in what I have posted over these years, on My UK Anime Fandom Journey of nosta...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Huge Upload of Retro Anime Music

Hi again fans! Here are all the links to Old School Anime Soundtracks etc that I was able to recover from my previous uploads. In this post, there will…

The Old School Anime & Retro Cave

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Otafu Susume 04 – Magical Mazinga Madness (Mazinga Z: Infinity)

Wes drags his spouse Jenn along to the cinema to see Go Nagai's Mazinga Z Infinity, a worthwhile film for a non-fan or a confusing 50 year anniversary…

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

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Forgotten Anime: “Voltus 5”

Distributor: Hi-Tops Video (USA) Original Year of Release: 1977 English Video Release: 1983, NTSC VHS, English Dubbed Japanese Title...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Manga Pulse 384: DevilDevilDevil Man

Something’s happened. We seem to have some sort of fever and lightheadedness. Accompanied by the smell of sulfur and an acrid smokey smell. No, Tim’s mother hasn’t appeared…

Anime Pulse

#36 - "Devilman Boss Baby" - A Discussion/Review of Devilman Crybaby

We recorded this WEEKS AGO and HERE IT FINALLY IS. Discussing the instantly infamous series based on the classic Go Nagai manga, DEVILMAN: CRYBABY! Discussing the series' background, unexpected humor, debouchery,…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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History of Mecha Anime – Gasaraki – Gundam Wing Endless Waltz – Animerica October 2000

History of Mecha Anime and spotlights on Gasaraki and Gundam Wing Endless Waltz highlight this issue. Ryosuke Takahashi worked on Votoms & Gasaraki. Mecha!

Anime Nostalgia Bomb

OtakuGeneration (Show #498) Saint Young Men

  Shownotes :: (show 498) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Saint Young Men, recorded live December 21st, 2014. This week we…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #497) Noein

  Shownotes :: (show 497) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Noein, recorded live December 14th, 2014. This week we finally watche…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #496) The Pilot's Love Song

  Shownotes :: (show 496) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With The Pilot's Love Song, recorded live December 7th, 2014. This week…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #495) Those Who Hunt Elves

  Shownotes :: (show 495) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Those Who Hunt Elves, recorded live November 30th, 2014. This week…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #464) Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

  Shownotes :: (show 464) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Impressions, recorded live April 27th, 2014. This week we're tired…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #463) Spring Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 463) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Spring Impressions, recorded live April 20th, 2014. This week we finished our journey to the…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #462) Spring Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 462) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Impressions, recorded live April 14th, 2014. This week we continued…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #461) Spring Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 461) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Spring Impressions, recorded live April 7th, 2014. This week we started the long journey to…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #460) Detroit Metal City

  Shownotes :: (show 460) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Detroit Metal City, recorded live April 2nd, 2014. This week we…

otakugeneration's Podcast