Whatever happened to Mazinger Z? Mazinger Z is an anime robot that is a contemporary of Voltes V and Daimos. All these animated android TV programs were shown in the ‘70s. If my memory serves me right, in the mid-90s the other two that I mentioned were re-released on Philippine TV but not Mazinger Z!
Maybe it’s because Mazinger Z is not as strong as that of the other two. All I can remember that Mazinger Z can do was to use the laser beams emanating from its eyes plus the rocket punch attack. It is unlike Voltes V with various ammunitions and Daimos having the superb martial arts skills that can no doubt eradicate the forces of evil into smithereens.
I can still recall that because of the limited power of Mazinger Z (he can’t even fly in the initial episodes), he had a number of robot allies. One of which was Aphrodite A. This robot had female features and is being run and operated by a girl named Sayaka. The only ammunition of Aphrodite A is her breast that can be launched as missiles.
A couple of hilarious episodes need Mazinger Z to fly to exterminate a mechanical beast on midair. For him to go up the air, Aphrodite A needs to release her missile breast and Mazinger Z needs to run after these breasts (I mean missiles) and hold on to it until he’s brought up the air.
Isn’t that silly? Or maybe sleazy! No matter what, I miss Mazinger Z.