The mighty super robot peeks out in one last appearance before his grand debut.
On February 2, Otaku USA Magazine started streaming a subtitled teaser clip for Mazinger Z: Infinity. The 71-second promo features Mazinger squaring off against a batallion of foes.
Mazinger Z: Infinity will open in North American theaters on February 11. Viz will partner with Fathom Events to host a two-day screening for the feature across the United States. The film will be shown on February 11 and 12, with both dates hosting the subtitled version of the movie. Fans who attend either screening will receive a free poster, while supplies last.
Viz previously announced that they licensed Mazinger Z: Infinity at Anime NYC.
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 penned the film’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 returned 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:
- Sayaka Yumi: Ai Kayano
- Koji Kabuto: Showtaro Morikubo
- Lisa: Sumire Uesaka
- Dr. Hell: Unshō Ishizuka
- Jun Hono: Ami Koshimizu
- Dr. Nossori: Bin Shimada
- Baron Ashura (Male): Hiroyuki Miyasako
- Gennosuke Yumi: Junpei Morita
- Prime Minister Yumi: Junpei Morita
- Mucha: Kappei Yamaguchi
- Count Brocken: Keiji Fujiwara
- Dr. Sewashi: Kōzō Shioya
- Nuke: Masami Kikuchi
- Shiro Kabuto: Natsuki Hanae
- Baron Ashura (Female): Romi Park
- Tetsuya Tsurugi: Toshihiko Seki
- Boss: Wataru Takagi
- Orange: Azusa Tadokoro
- Joint Chief of Staff: Hiroya Ishimaru
- Misato’s Daughter: Kaede Hondo
- Misato: Kana Ueda
- Green: Miku Itō
- Train Announcer: Minori Matsushima
- Blue: Okarina
- Yamagishi: Ryouichi Tanaka
- Pink: Yui P
- Other Voices: Hiroya Ishimaru
- Other Voices: Masahiro Ogata
- Other Voices: Minori Matsushima
Toei describes Mazinger Z: Infinity as:
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!
Source: Otaku USA