Yesterday, Toei started streaming a 30-second teaser trailer for the upcoming Mazinger Z anime film. The 30-second promo features footage that debuted this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
The film’s official website also updated with a new key visual, that shows the titular Mazinger Z.
Mazinger Z will make its world première outside of Japan. As of press time, details on the début date have yet to be revealed.
Junji Shimizu (One Piece eps. 131 – 159, Futari wa Pretty Cure: Max Heart) was tapped to direct the new Mazinger Z movie at Toei Animation, with Hiroya Iijima (Afro Samurai, Gravitation: Lyrics of Love) providing character designs. Takahiro Ozawa is writing the movie’s script.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Assistant Director: Yō Nakano
- Mechanical Designs: Takayuki Yanase
- Background Art: Makoto Ujiie (Green)
- Music: Toshiyuki Watanabe
Ichiro Mizuki will return to perform the film’s theme song. Mizuki has performed numerous theme songs throughout the franchise, including the original Mazinger Z TV series, Mazinger Z Vs. Devilman, and Great Mazinger.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Kōji Kabuto: Showtaro Morikubo
- Sayaka Yumi: Ai Kayano
Source: Animate Times