Grendizer & Mazinger Z

It should be noted that I can’t leave an Anime store, especially one that brings back memories like The Animation Station, so I ended up buying the heads of Grendizer & Mazinger Z. Both would look very good on my desk and honestly these are very well made version, and to my surprise they turned out to be Coin Banks. I don’t think I will be using them for coins any time soon since I really like the way they look and they fit very nicely on my shelf. They are made from nice soft/hardened vinyl so they feel good when you hold them, high quality items and it just reminds me of the cartoons when looking at them.

While I was unboxing these I started playing the Grenzider opening, the original Japanese one, you can watch it here (YouTube). Honestly Duke Fleed was very cool, so when I saw these two I just had to have them. There were a few more things that I wanted to pick up but thats for a later visit, for now these satisfied me very much and it feels good seeing them on my desk.

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Review: Mazinkaizer SKL

The latest installment of one of the most popular Anime series around the world. Above Japan waits Remuria, a colossal floating islandleftover from the last world war. It s a lawless wasteland of robot super-weapons from a forgotten age of military might. Receiving word that the unstable island s reactors might explode and vaporize Japan at any time, the Japanese government awakens the most destructive force ever devised MazinKaiser!

This 3 episode OVA is AWESOME, no other words can describe it. The story of this OVA is very weak and there’s barely any character development, but what this OVA lacks in story and character development, it makes up for with probably the Most Awesome Mecha fight scenes that are almost as amazing as the mecha fight scenes in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The story here is really just an excuse to show these Awesome fight scenes and that alone is enough to overlook the OVA’s flaws and consider it to be one of the best OVAs I have seen in a while.. Now if you want a mecha show that has a deep story with strong character development and where the Mech’s have a more significant meaning to the show’s story, then this OVA is not for you, but if you want some Hardcore Mech fight scenes, than this OVA is definitely for you. Now I remember why I loved Mazinger Z, Mazinkaiser, and Grendaizer as a kid, these amazing fights make me want to jump right into the robot. Lets hope they come up with a continuation or more episodes.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork


At last we get to see a longer clip of the new Anime Mazinkaiser and I’m amazing, I can’t wait to see this show it is going to be over the top. I keep wondering why they haven’t remade Mazinger Z or Grandizer, but I’m happy as hell Mazinkaiser is coming out soon and based on this short 3 minute clip I can’t wait to see the show. I just hope its a least 26 episodes or longer, I can never get enough of giant monsterous robots getting their buts kicked by the hero and this hero is one bad mother#@$%&! lool

Link: GunJap

Mazinkaiser in 2010

At last, it has been long in development, a new Mazainkaiser, I love that a the Japanese know how to bring back an old show. For those who don’t know who Mazainkasier is, he is the bigger and badder version of Mazinger Z. This is the second teaser I have seen and if the show is as a good as the teaser its going to be damn good. Can’t wait until the show airs in November.

Mazinger Z & Great Mazinger

A lot of the model companies are releasing some cool old school robots, I have my share of Mazinger Z & Great Mazinger, and now they have released these two cool models. It doesn’t help that both of them are AWESOME in their setting and I love the accessories that go with them, the background of those photographs make them look larger then life. I recently I was watching some old school anime and they are still good to this day. I heard that they may be doing an anime revamp but I just hope they don’t take too long to do it, it would be fantastic.

Link: Tompop

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Anime Models

I saw that my model package from Ebay arrived in Kuwait so I went to Aramex right away to pick it up. It was a big but light box, only weighing about 10lbs. I bid on two excellent anime models about three weeks back and it was worth the bid. The funny part is the package said it was a toy and the box had toy written on it, and I took a slight insult to that thinking that these are model kits, but who are they to know.

The packaging was great so the items were kept in perfect condition. I saw the two boxes and opened Gurren Lagann from the look on the cover of the box, I felt like a 10 year old since it was one of the coolest models I have ever seen. I started just putting things together and it came out to be an excellent model, and most of it is made out of metal and its great. That took me about 20 minutes since I was trying the different configurations. Then I unboxed the Mazinger Z and it only had a few items so I put it together quickly and it was 100% metal model.

I was very happy with both and I think I have gathered a nice collection. Now the issue I have is that I don’t have an exact location to place these items, so I probably have to clean up and place these items in the right spot.

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Mazinger Z

So after watching Mazinkaizer and having the resin model, I watched a few episodes of Mazinger Z. I remembered the anime to be better then that, but still it brought back good memories. Since I was in Rihab I decided to pass by the Hobby Shop since I remember them having some Mazinger Z models and I really couldn’t help myself. When I saw this model I just couldn’t help myself and had to have it, I like having these unique looking models and it does give my room a very personal touch. And then there is the coolness factor that just can not be denied.

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I have been watching some old school anime, and this just brings back memories. I’m going to go through all the Mazinger series, and I completely forgot about Mazinkaiser until I found it lately. The Mazinger team suffered a great loss to Dr. Hell at the beginning of the series and Kabuto stumbles upon Mazinkaiser who manages to barely save the day. Mazinkaiser is the most powerful of all the robots, but with that power the pilot suffers great pain and if they aren’t ready they could die, so Kabuto has to develop the strength to control that machine. This shows brings back very good memories and I didn’t realize how good the series is for its time, there is some corniness to it but its still a good anime.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork