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Unfinished Business with UFO Robo Grendizer

Here’s a show that I very vaguely remember from my first encounters with television. Along with Sesame Street, Mickey and Donald Disney cartoons, Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies, the first shows I’ve ever seen are super robot anime. The trouble … Continue reading

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Moments of 2009: Without a Doubt, the Real Star of the Shin Mazinger Z is Revealed

There are two breakout characters in Shin Mazinger Z: Nishikori Tsubasa, and Baron Ashura. The former used to languish in obscurity in the manga Violence Jack, and the latter was the bad guy that Kabuto Koji used to beat up … Continue reading

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Ashura Cryin’ — The Villain Has Many Faces (Baron Ashura sure showed a bit of character this time)

Baron Ashura has always been something like a buttmonkey to me, though more like the ineffectual enemy who always gets foiled by the hero. I think one of the triumphs (yes, I think it’s already a triumph) of Shin Mazinger … Continue reading

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ROCKET PUNCH-drunk on Shin Mazinger Z

Mai waifu gave me this Soul of Chogokin Mazinger Z die-cast toy robot last year. Life is very good yes? Mazinger Z (1974)was one of the first anime I ever saw. It was so long ago (maybe 1979-1980 thereabouts) that … Continue reading

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