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Mazinkaiser is a fictional super robot from Go Nagai's Mazinger metaseries, featured in the 2001-2002 OVA series Mazinkaiser, as well as the movie, Mazinkaiser: Deathmatch!! Ankoku Daishogun. Within the story, Mazinkaiser was created by Professor Juzō Kabuto, and piloted by his grandson, Kouji Kabuto.

Mazinkaiser was created for the Super Robot Wars video game series by Banpresto, subsequently becoming a part of Mazinger canon.

History[]

Mazinkaiser was first designed by Banpresto for Super Robot Wars F Final, released for the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation, with the blessing of Mazinger's creator, Go Nagai. The concept behind the machine was to give Kouji Kabuto, the pilot of Mazinger Z, an upgraded machine for later stages of the game series. Banpresto contacted Go Nagai and pitched the idea to him, and he agreed to come up with the new unit. The new Mazinger was such a success that Go Nagai decided to create an animated series specifically for Mazinkaizer.

Super Robot Wars F Final

  • In Super Robot Wars F Final, Mazinkaiser is an evolution of the original Mazinger Z, caused by Getter Rays.

Super Robot Wars Alpha

  • In the Alpha timeline, Mazinkaiser is the original Mazinger that predated Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger. However, Jūzō Kabuto thought it was far too powerful and dangerous to be put into use, and locked it inside a hangar. Although it was safely contained in this area, the captive machine roared and raged like a caged beast. Mazinkaiser was finally activated by Kouji in a crisis; while Mazinger Z was being overhauled, the Mycene forces attacked the Photon Research Institute with multiple mass-produced copies of Great Mazinger.
  • This version of Mazinkaiser has three modes, as signified on its chest jewel; the "Demon(魔) Mode," in which the Kaiser Pilder is not installed and Mazinkaiser moves by its own will, the "Z Mode," the normal mode that Kouji uses, and the "God(神) Mode," in which Mazinkaiser's full power is unleashed. The portrayal of Mazinkaiser's God Mode throughout its appearances is nebulous, so its power and nature are unknown, but it is implied to be equivalent to the full power of Shin Getter Robo.

Manga

  • Essentially a manga of the 2002 OVA, Mazinkaiser is the ultimate Mazinger, created by Jūzō Kabuto, much like the OVA.

OVA

  • Mazinkaiser is the final, ultimate creation of Professor Jūzō Kabuto, the genius who created Mazinger Z and designed Great Mazinger. Kouji discovered Mazinkaiser completely by accident; when Mazinger Z was destroyed in battle, the Hover Pilder activated an automatic protocol and flew into a hangar hidden behind a waterfall. There, Kouji saw a holographic message from his grandfather, telling him about Mazinkaiser and leading him to it. From then on, Kōji would use Mazinkaiser to battle the Mycene forces lead by both Dr. Hell and later, Ankoku Daishogun (The Great General of Darkness).

Statistics[]

OVA Version[]

  • Power Source: Photonic Reactor
  • Armor Materials: Super-Alloy New Zα
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 23 meters
    • Weight: 39 tons
    • Output: Unknown

Super Robot Wars Version[]

  • Power Source: Photonic Reactor
  • Armor Materials: Super-Alloy New Zα
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 28 meters
    • Weight: 39 tons
    • Output: Unknown

Weapons And Attacks[]

Note: Since Mazinkaiser varies from appearance to appearance, each weapon/attack will be labelled by its appearance in the video games, anime and manga.

Koushiryoku Beam (Photonic Beam)

  • Like Mazinger Z before it, Mazinkaiser can unleash pure Photonic Energy from its eyes. However, Mazinkaiser's version is much more powerful. (All versions)

Rust Tornado

  • An improved version of Mazinger Z's Rust Hurricane, Mazinkaiser fires a trio of high-power tornadoes from its mouth grill, releasing corrosive particles along with the powerful winds. (All versions)

Giganto Missile/Gigas Missile (Giant Missile)

  • An enhancement of the previous Mazingers' Navel Missile, Mazinkaiser launches a powerful missile from its torso area. (All versions)

Turbo Smasher Punch

  • Mazinkaiser's version of the eponymous Rocket Punch. It functions much like Great Mazinger's Drill Pressure Punch, but with more force behind it. (All versions)

Fire Blaster

  • As is standard with the Mazingers, Mazinkaiser's chest fin is a heat sink for the Photonic Energy reactor and can release this thermal energy as a devastating ranged attack. The Fire Blaster is the most powerful attack of this type, being shown able to completely melt even enemies missed by many yards. According to the manga, it is powerful enough to burn through Earth's core (All versions)

Kaiser Sword/Kaiser Blade ("Dual-Blade Style")/Shoulder Slicer

  • A pair of swords emerge from Mazinkaiser's shoulders; their design is similar to Great Mazinger's Mazinger Blade. The OVA version of Mazinkaiser has only used this weapon in the movie. (Anime and game)

Final Kaiser Blade

  • A large sword emerges from Mazinkaiser's chest fin. This weapon is part of Mazinkaiser's true power, unleashed when Kouji fought Baron Ashura in the form of Hell King Gordon. In installments that feature the OVA version of Mazinkaiser alongside Shin Getter Robo, the two can execute the Dynamic Double Impact attack, which involves the Final Kaiser Blade and the Getter Tomahawk. (Anime only)

Reitou Beam (Glacial Beam)

  • Mazinkaiser fires a blast of super-cold energy from the antennae on the side of its head. This attack, only seen in the movie, is an improvement of Mazinger Z's Reitou Beam. (Anime only)

Kaiser Knuckle

  • In the movie, Mazinkaiser can spin its forearms without launching them, giving its punches more power. It uses this move as part of Kaiser Nova in Super Robot Wars W, but has not used it as a standalone attack. (Anime only)

Jet Boomerang

  • Mazinkaiser launches and remotely controls the Kaiser Scrander at the enemy. (Game only)

Scrander Boomerang

  • Mazinkaiser removes the Kaiser Scrander and throws it as a giant boomerang. In the anime it was shown it is powerful enough to cut the Mycene fortress Demonika in half. (Anime and game)

Scrander Cutter Ranbu

  • Mazinkaiser flies at a high speed and slashes multiple enemies with its Scrander. (Manga only)

Dynamite Tackle

  • In the manga and its earliest Super Robot Wars appearances, Mazinkaiser can charge its body with Photonic Energy and perform a powerful body slam attack. In the games, this weapon has the unique property of allowing Mazinkaiser to move to a different spot on the map as it attacks. (Manga and game)

Kaiser Nova

  • In the manga and some Super Robot Wars games, Mazinkaiser can unleash an incredible amount of Photonic Energy from its body all at once, creating a massive explosion. (Manga and game)

Related Machines[]

Kaiser Pilder[]

Like the Mazingers before it, Mazinkaiser's cockpit is located in a separate vehicle which functions as a jet fighter. It is armed with a laser beam in the tip of the nosecone. During the Mazinkaiser movie, Boss hid the Pilder inside Boss Borot to keep it safe from the Mycene.

Kaiser Scrander[]

OVA

  • Like Mazinger Z, Mazinkaiser cannot fly under its own power. When Kouji was thrown into the newly volcanic Mount Fuji in the OVA, Jun and the Photon Power Labs team found the Kaiser Scrander and sent it to save Kouji. The Kaiser Scrander can dock with Mazinkaiser, giving it the ability to fly (as well as using it as an impromptu weapon in the form of Scrander Boomerang).

Super Robot Wars

  • The Scrander in Super Robot Wars, while detachable (usually for the Jet Boomerang attack) is built-in in the Kaiser.
    In Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden, it was discovered that the Kaiser Scrander made a blind spot that could be used to restrain Mazinkaiser (the same blind spot of Great Mazinger); this was used when the Mycene's Archduke Gorgon found and stole Mazinkaiser. In Super Robot Wars Alpha 2, the Kaiser Scrander is unavailable because Professor Yumi is correcting this flaw; the Scrander doesn't return until partway through Super Robot Wars Alpha 3.

Trivia[]

  • While Mazinkaiser is one of the most powerful Mazingers, its appearances alongside Grendizer in media are very scarce. It is commonly believed that this is because their creator, Go Nagai, did not want to assert one machine as being more powerful than the other.
  • The Super Alloy New Zα is different in the anime from the original Super Robot Wars version, as it can't regenerate (or is never seen/implied to do so). However, the same alloy that's shown in the manga does actually got damaged and is never shown to regenerate from it.

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