Category Archives: Shin Mazinger Z

12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 1: Baron Ashura The Magnificent

NOTE: If you’ve seen Shin Mazinger Z, you noticed that there’s something I pretty blatantly handwaved over in my previous Mazinger posts. If you haven’t, I would heavily advise you to stop reading before the break unless you want the … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 3: Grand Finale

The final battle of Shin Mazinger Z is so awesome that not only does it span the final five episodes of the series, it wraps around and reaches its ultimate conclusion in parts of episodes 1 and 2. And it’s … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 5: The Fist of Zeus

The second half of Shin Mazinger Z is a turning point, where what was once amazing becomes even amazinger. At the halfway point, we get an excellent new OP, full of truly epic imagery (I don’t use that word lightly), … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 7: Wacky Hijinks

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the 12 Days of HOTBLOOD project, it’s that while watching JoJo is a metric truckload of pure, unadulterated fun, I watch Mazinger with something more akin to awestruck respect and admiration. Does that mean … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 9: Tsubasa The Terror

To coincide with Lisa Lisa’s first appearance in yesterday’s JoJo post, today’s Mazinger post will focus on Kabuto’s own commanding female mentor, Tsubasa Nishikiori. Because if you can make a man called DR. HELL shake in his boots, you know … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 11: Taking Off Like a Rocket Punch

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is not the only fine specimen of HOTBLOOD I experienced this year. That is an honor shared with a show by the name of Shin Mazinger: Shougeki! Z-hen On Television, a reimagining of Go Nagai’s classic Mazinger … Continue reading

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