San Francisco, CA, February 5, 2019 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the home media release of MAZINGER Z: INFINITY on February 19th.
MAZINGER Z is one of Japan’s most revered sci-fi properties. The anime film, which Toei Animation produced, takes place ten years after the conclusion of the famed Mazinger Z TV series. VIZ Media will release MAZINGER Z: INFINITY as a Standard Edition DVD on Blu-ray. The MAZINGER Z: INFINITY Blu-ray’s MSRP will cost $24.98 U.S. / $29.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD’s MSRP will cost $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN. Audio featuring English and Japanese dialogue options and English subtitles are available in both formats.
The MAZINGER Z: INFINITY movie is based on the classic manga series by Go Nagai. It follows our hero, Koji Kabuto, in an action-packed adventure where only he can choose his ultimate path! Ten years ago, the villainous scientist Dr. Hell led his wicked followers, known as the Underground Empire, in a struggle to destroy all of humanity. It was against these forces that the young hero Koji Kabuto fought, piloting the legendary super robot “Mazinger Z.” Koji’s victory stopped Dr. Hell’s evil plan and returned peace to the Earth. Now Koji has left the pilot seat behind and become a scientist in his own right, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. Yet an unexpected encounter deep under Mt. Fuji triggers an even greater threat to mankind than ever, altering Koji’s destiny forever. With humanity’s fate in their hands, Koji and Mazinger Z choose between good…and evil.
“Fans have awaited this home media release ever since VIZ Media presented MAZINGER Z: INFINITY in theaters last year,” says Brian Ige, VIZ Media’s Vice President of Animation. “MAZINGER Z is a revered icon of the super robot anime genre, and we invite audiences to add this adventure to their personal home media collections.”
The MAZINGER Z: INFINITY Blu-ray set bonus features include the original Japanese theatrical trailers and a special music video of the MAZINGER Z theme song performed by Ichiro Mizuki. Blu-ray exclusive content includes a special Behind-the-Scenes featurette with interviews of the Japanese production staff, an English dub cast, and a digital art gallery. Bonus content for the DVD set includes the Japanese theatrical trailers and the Ichiro Mizuki music video.
The English voice cast for the film features Wayne Grayson in the lead role of Koji Kabuto, Mike Pollock as Dr. Hell, and Dan Green as Tetsuya Tsurugi.
Go Nagai was Born in 1945 in Wajima City, Ishikawa. After making his debut with Meakashi Polikichi in 1967, this renowned manga artist created numerous beloved series across Japan, namely Mazinger Z, DEVILMAN, and Harenchi Gakuen. He is the one and only manga artist with experience to simultaneously write for five weekly magazines: Shonen Jump, Shonen Magazine, Shonen Sunday, Shonen Champion, and Shonen King. He has many fans not only in Japan but all around the world.
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