MAZINGER Z: INFINITY — Big Image Gallery From Toei!
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
It can be a god or a demon.
Toei has provided SciFi Japan with more than 30 large, high-res images from their new anime film, MAZINGER Z: INFINITY (マジンガーZ ／ INFINITY, Majingaa Z/INFINITY). Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mazinger’s creator, Go Nagai, the movie is an all-new sequel to the classic 1972-1974 Super Robot television series.
MAZINGER Z: INFINITY had its world premiere at the 2017 Rome International Film Festival and is now playing in Italy. The movie opens in theaters across Japan on January 13, 2018. VIZ Media has licensed the North American distribution rights for release in 2018.
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!
World Premiere: October 28, 2017 (2017 Rome International Film Festival)
Japanese Theatrical Release: January 13, 2018
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Koji Kabuto: Showtaro Morikubo
Sayaka Yumi: Ai Kayano
Lisa: Sumire Uesaka
Shiro Kabuto: Natsuki Hanae
Boss: Wataru Takagi
Mucha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Nuke: Masami Kikuchi
Prime Minister Gennosuke Yumi: Junpei Morita
Dr. Nossori: Bin Shimada
Dr. Sewashi: Kozo Shioya
Tetsuya Tsurugi: Toshihiko Seki
Jun Hono: Ami Koshimizu
Count Brocken: Keiji Fujiwara
Baron Ashura: Hiroyuki Miyasako, Romi Park
Mazin Girls: Azusa Tadokoro, Miku Ito, Okarina, Yui P
Dr. Hell: Unsho Ishizuka
Director: Junji Shimizu
Original Story: Go Nagai
Screenplay: Takahiro Ozawa
Character Design: Hiroya Iijima
Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase
Art Director: Makoto Ujiie
CG Directors: Daiki Nakazawa, Eiji Inomoto
Assistant Directors: Yo★Nakano, Koji Kawasaki
Music: Toshiyuki Watanabe
Opening Theme: “Mazinger Z” by Ichiro Mizuki
Production: Toei Animation
© Go Nagai/Dynamic Planning – MZ Film Partners
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.
About Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
Toei Animation Co., Ltd. (Jasdaq:4816) ranks amongst the world’s most prolific animation production studios. The company’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing with sales offices in Paris, Hong Kong and representative office in Shanghai. Since its founding in 1956, Toei Animation Co., Ltd. has produced more than 11,000 episodes of TV series (more than 200 titles) and more than 215 long feature films. For more information, please visit toei-anim.co.jp.
For more information on MAZINGER Z: INFINITY, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- MAZINGER Z THE MOVIE Coming From Toei Animation
- Toei Animation Shares MAZINGER Z Feature Film Details At Annecy International Animation Film Festival