Death Caprice
Season 1, Episode 1
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Air date January 28, 2011
Written by Tadashi Hayakawa
Directed by Jun Kawagoe
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N/A Search-and-Kill
Death Caprice is the first episode of the Mazinkaiser SKL OVA.


With the Gravity Curtain's generator growing out of control, the Skull Force are dispatched to disable it. However, only the Death Caprice Squad and Lieutenant Tsubasa Yuki of Gren Falcon Squad survive and are caught in the war between the three nations of Machine Island. The Kaiser then enters a battle against the warlord Kiba.


The Gren Falcon Squad fly to the sight of Machine Island. Two of the soldiers speak about the reputation of the Death Caprice Squad Ken Kaido and Ryo Magami. Captain Scarlet Hibiki comes in to keep the crew in line, informing Lieutenant Tsubasa to relax and do her job that won't involve combat. As the Squad break through the gravity barrier, the ship is attacked by stray bullets from a battle taking place on the island, killing all of the crew except Tsubasa. Tsubasa manages to escape the wreckage on the Lady Falcon before the ship crashes. On land she sees the battle between the three armies inhabiting the island. Meanwhile the Kaiser battles against the Kiba Army with Kiba getting a good look at his future opponent.

Tsubasa is brought to the Hachiryokaku fortress where she meets their leader Aila who explains the events that lead to the present and how the Gravity Curtain can be stopped by powering down the three factories that supply the armies with robots. Kiba is at his fortress partying with his men before announcing to take over the Hachiryokaku and take the women that inhabit it. The Death Caprice Squad see his army advance and prep Kaiser. The Hachiryokaku also prepare to fight as Kaiser did not show up and having a little doubt about Kaiser. However, they are quickly overwhelmed until the Kaiser arrives. While the Kaiser destroys several robots all by itself Kiba challenges the robot with his Bakuryuki.

The Hachiryokaku get a little help from Tsubasa when they need to fall back. Garan and Himiko watch from their fortress the battle between Kaiser and Kiba. After exchanging a few blows, the Kaiser slashes through the Bakuryuki, causing it to explode with Kiba inside. The Hachiryokaku are amazed at the sight that Kaiser defeated their enemy rather easily while Aila wonders what the future holds.

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