|Composition||Super Alloy New Z|
|Power Source||Photonic Energy|
|Dimensions||Height: 25 meters (82.0 feet)
Weight: 32 tons
|Performance||Land Speed: 450km/h
Flying Speed: Mach 4 (4939 km/h or 3044 mph)
Underwater Depth Limit: 8000 meters
(8 km or 4.9 miles)
Underwater Speed: 25 knots
Jump Capability: 20-30 meters
Horsepower Output: 900000-1.3 million HP
|Notable moves||Atomic Punch, Breast Burn, Thunder Break, Great Typhoon, Mazinger Blade|
The Great Mazinger (グレートマジンガー Gureto Majinga) is the successor to Mazinger Z and the titular robot of the series of the same name. It was created by the thought to be deceased Dr. Kenzo Kabuto alongside the Venus A. Its pilot is the adopted son of Kenzo, Tetsuya Tsurugi.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Great Mazinger resembles its predecessor but has a few minor changes such as a larger height and weight, a higher crown, horns that are pointed upwards on the sides of its head, a V-shaped heat sink, and pointed fins on its appendages. It features a built-in, compact red Scrander called the Scramble Dash on its back that can expand and allow flight anywhere.
History[edit | edit source]
Dr. Kenzo Kabuto knew of the threat to come with the death of Dr. Hell and using his father's designs of the Mazinger Z, Kenzo improved upon them adding more features and refining Super Alloy Z to a stronger and lighter alloy, Super Alloy New Z. He took in two orphans to train in using the robots he created to fight the Mycenae Empire. Tetsuya completed his training in time to help Kenzo's biological son, Koji Kabuto and the Mazinger Z when the Mycenae started their attack.
With the Mazinger and Diana A badly damaged, Koji and Sayaka Yumi travel to America to study leaving Japan's safety in Tetsuya and his partner Jun Hono's hands. With the Great Mazinger, Tetsuya battled against the Empire's Warrior Beasts and their generals before facing off against the Great General of Darkness in a great and exhausting battle. The Great Mazinger emerged victorious. But the threat was far from over.
With the Great General's death, the Emperor of Darkness had him replaced with a revived Dr. Hell now known as Great Marshall of Hell. By attacking two cities at times in order to lure the Great and Venus far away from each other, Hell attacked and decimated the now unguarded Science Fortress Laboratory and nearly destroyed it. Just in time, a repaired and upgraded Mazinger Z arrived piloted by a returned Koji Kabuto, who is able to protect the Science Fortress long enough for the Great to come back. In the manga version, Hell only tried to capture the Great which ended in failure.
The Great Marshall attacked again on two fronts, this time on the Photon Power Laboratory. Although its power plant remained, the rest of the lab was destroyed. Meanwhile the Great Mazinger suffered serious internal damages and Tetsuya himself was injured. The Mazingers were unable to save Dr. Kabuto as he sacrificed himself to cripple the impending enemies. Koji and Tetsuya were both saddened with the death of their father and launched a final assault to finish off the badly damaged Fortress Demonika. With help from Diana A and Venus A, the Double Mazingers dealt the finishing blow to Great Marshall Hell.
With the Mycenae Empire's defeat, the Great Mazinger and Mazinger Z were put in storage until they were brought out to fight the Grendizer in the manga. In the anime, it's implied that both Mazingers are on display in a museum.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Brain Condor[edit | edit source]
5 meters (16 feet)
- Maximum Speed
Mach 1 (1200 km/h or 750 mph)
- Maximum Dive Depth
8 kilometers (4.9 miles)
- Power Source
- Armor Materials
Super Alloy New Z.
An aircraft that functions as the control center for the Great Mazinger. It emerges from an underwater launch bay and connects to the head of the Great Mazinger.
Great Booster[edit | edit source]
28 meters (91 feet)
- Maximum Speed
Mach 4 (4939 km/h or 3044 mph)
Lasers, Bladed Wings
An airplane-like scrander that functions like the Mazinger Z's Jet Scrander and launched from the Science Fortress Laboratory. When combined with the Great Mazinger, the Great Booster greatly improves the robot flight capabilities (even though the Great could already fly through its built-in Scrander) and can be shot at the enemies with powerful force, usually destroying them at impact.
Missiles[edit | edit source]
Like the Mazinger Z, the Great held a great assortment of Missiles most of them located in the naval area.
Weapons and Attacks[edit | edit source]
- Atomic Punch
Great Mazinger also possesses a Rocket Punch-like attack, though its fists spin while in flight, giving them extra force.
- Navel Missile
Just like Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger mounts a missile launcher in its stomach.
- Drill Pressure Punch
It is like the Atomic Punch, except that the forearms sprout drill-like blades that add to the damage as well as the speed of rotation.
- Great Boomerang
Great Mazinger can take the heat sink fin off of its chest and throw it as a giant boomerang.
- Scramble Cutter
Just like Mazinger Z's Scrander Cutter, Great Mazinger slashes the enemy with the Scrander's wings while flying at high speeds.
- Great Typhoon
Just like Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger uses turbines to generate powerful wind attacks. However, Great Mazinger's attack is simply a wind-based attack, lacking the corrosive properties of Mazinger's attack.
- Knee Impulse Kick
Great Mazinger can sprout a spike from its knee, making its kick attacks more lethal.
- Backspin Kick
Great Mazinger can also sprout a curved blade on the front of its leg for stronger kicks.
- Mazinger Blade
The flanged compartments on Great Mazinger's legs hold a pair of swords. Tetsuya typically uses the Blades for melee combat, but on several occasions he threw them at the enemy.
- Photon Beam (Devilman vs Hades Only)
- Breast Burn
Like Mazinger Z, the fin on Great Mazinger's chest doubles as a heat sink and a weapon, unleashing incredible thermal energy.
- Thunder Break
Great Mazinger can release energy into the atmosphere, stimulating the process that creates natural lightning. Great Mazinger then calls the lightning down onto the antennae on its head and redirects the energy towards an enemy.
- Thunder Blade
A one-time attack where Tetsuya channeled the lightning from the Thunder Break through one of his Mazinger Blades.
- Double Thunder Break
Similar to Thunder Break but Great Mazinger uses both hands to redirect the lightning.
- Breast Burn Special
Basically a powered-up Breast Burn, almost akin to the Kaiser Nova of Mazinkaiser but with detrimental effects to Great Mazinger. Used in the manga to destroy Gilgilgan from within.
Foreign names[edit | edit source]
- American: Great Mazinga, Mazinga, (Shogun Warriors coloring book, merchandise and toys); Tranzor Z (Tranzor Z adaptation) Mazinga-Z (European Shogun Warriors release)
- Chinese: 金剛大魔神/Great Demon God King Kong (Taiwan TV Broadcast), 鐵甲萬能俠2號/Ironclad Magnum 2 (Hong Kong, TV Broadcast)
- Korean: 그레이트 마징가/Geuleiteu Mazinga (TV series broadcast, home video)
- French: Mazinger (Grendizer compilation movie dub)
- Spanish: Gran Mazinger (TV series, broadcast), Mazinger Z (Latin Spanish dubs of Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo and Great Mazinger vs Getter Robo G), Super Mazinger Z (1979 Spanish Compilation film).
- Italian: Il Grande Mazinger (TV series, broadcast, DVD release) Il Grande Mazinga (Gosaku Ota manga, 1979 version) Gran Mazinga (Emilian-Romagnol version, TV Broadcast)
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- An early concept version of Great Mazinger was also called God Mazinger, and featured a drastically different color scheme.
- In several different dubs of the show and its Crossover movie's and in some early international merchandise, Great Mazinger and Mazinger Z are treated as one and the same mecha in spite of their different appearances.