UFO Robo Grendizer / Robot Girls Z

UFO Robo Grendizer

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Genres: action, science fiction
Themes: aliens, mecha, space, super robot
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Duke Fleed is a survivor of the Vega Star, raised by Dr. Umon as his adoptive son, and known as Daisuke Umon on Earth. Years after his arrival, he’s faced with the threat of King Vega and his army, who want to conquer the Earth. With his friends Koji and Hikaru (and later his kid sister Maria Grace), Duke decides to fight back using his best weapon—the almighty Grendizer.
Number of episodes: 74
Vintage: 1975-10-05 to 1977-02-27

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Robot Girls Z

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Genres: action, comedy, science fiction, slice of life
Themes: mecha, robots
Objectionable Content: Significant
Plot Summary: There is a new team of “Toei robot girls” named “Team Z” that is made up of three girls based on Toei’s Mazinger Z franchise: Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and UFO Robot Grendizer. Usually they perform in activities around Nerima ward in Tokyo to raise the awareness of the promising future energy source “Photon Power”. However, there are times when “Mechanical Beast” team of girls emerge from the “Subterranean Empire” and attempt to steal the energy. Thus “Team Z” has to battle them to prevent this, though sometimes they just go and beat up the “bad girls” to relieve stress.
Running Time: 10 minutes per episode
Number of Episodes: 9
Vintage: 2014-01-04-to 2014-03-02
Opening Theme: “Robot Girls Z” by Kikai Shoujotai
Ending Theme: “Team Z no Chikara!” (Team Z’s Power!) by Robot Girls Team Z

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Grendizer U

Plot Summary: The man who fell into the desert has no memory. Koji Kabuto picked him up and named him Daisuke. Koji has two faces: a billionaire and a champion of justice, thanks to his wealth made from the power of photons, a clean energy source. Although Daisuke has a somewhat shady side, he possesses extraordinary talent, and Koji begins to trust him. Just as it seemed that peaceful days would continue, unidentified aerial phenomena began to appear over major cities around the world. It is the Vega Star Alliance Army, attacking from a star system far away from Earth. Humanity is trampled by Vega, whose weapons far surpass any on Earth. Mazinger Z, the iron fortress that rises from the water, is Earth’s last hope as it is forced into a difficult battle against the Vega Star Alliance Army. In the midst of this dire situation, the alien demon Grendizer appears, kicking up a cloud of sand. Its pilot is Daisuke, whose real identity is a prince named Duke Fleed who had been exiled from his home planet.
Vintage: 2024-07-05

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Uchuu Enban Dai-Senso (movie) - Vintage: 1975-07-21
UFO Robo Grendizer (movie) - Vintage: 1975-12-20
UFO Robo Grendizer tai Great Mazinger (movie) - Vintage: 1976-03-20
Grendizer - Getter Robo G - Great Mazinger Kessen! Daikaijuu (movie) - Vintage: 1976-07-18
Robot Girls Z+ (ONA) - Vintage: 2015-05-20
Robot Girls NEO (ONA) - Vintage: 2018-08-18

Toei’s Robot Girls Z TV Anime Shorts to Premiere in January

posted on 2013-07-29 02:40 EDT
Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Grendizer re-imagined as girls in slice-of-life gag shorts

Toei’s Robot Girls Z Episode 0 Promo Streamed

posted on 2013-07-29 14:45 EDT

Maaya Uchida, Minami Tsuda Join Robot Girls Z Anime’s Cast

posted on 2013-10-01 09:50 EDT

Toei’s Robot Girls Z Episode 1’s 1st 4 Minutes Streamed

posted on 2013-10-28 06:51 EDT

Toei Previews Robot Girls Z Anime in New Promo Video

posted on 2013-11-30 12:30 EST

ANN: The Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide - Robot Girls Z

Jan 7th 2014

Crunchyroll to Stream Robot Girls Z Comedy Anime

posted on 2014-01-27 17:18 EST

Robot Girls Z Anime to Play in Theaters

posted on 2014-03-06 23:57 EST

Robot Girls Z Movie Version’s Trailer Streamed

posted on 2014-04-18 01:00 EDT

Toei’s Robot Girls Z Gets New Anime in 2015

posted on 2014-12-23 12:20 EST

New Robot Girls Z Anime Shorts’ Characters, Story, Cast, Staff Unveiled

posted on 2014-12-24 06:30 EST

Robot Girls Z+ Video Teases New & Old Enemies

posted on 2015-05-13 23:15 EDT

Crunchyroll to Stream Robot Girls Z Plus Anime

posted on 2015-05-16 14:30 EDT

AKB48’s Miku Tanabe to Make Voice Actress Debut in Robot Girls Z Plus Anime

posted on 2015-07-13 00:30 EDT
Tanabe to debut in monthly shorts’ 5th episode in September

FEATURE: Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog: “Robot Girls Z”

December 25, 2016 2:05pm CST
Nothing says “hot-blooded mecha action” like adorable anime girls?

“Robot Girls Z” Writer Teases Big News For Niconico Broadcast

July 11, 2017 1:33pm CDT
Announcements both big and small will accompany a live-stream of the mecha comedy ONA on July 24, 2017

Robot Girls Z Blu-ray Adds Anime Short With 3 New Characters

posted on 2017-09-13 01:20 EDT
Psycho Armor Govarian, Groizer X, X Bomber inspire new characters

Rie Murakawa, Aki Sairenji, Moemi Otaka Join Cast of Robot Girls Z Anime Short

posted on 2017-10-10 09:21 EDT
New Blu-ray Disc release ships in Japan on January 10

“Robot Girls Z” opening image

Toei Unveils Robot Girls NEO Anime Shorts for Summer

posted on 2018-03-22 00:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also starts crowdfunding for separate short based on previous Robot Girls Z series

Crowdfunding for “Robot Girls Z” New Puchi-Chara Episode Reaches Over 11 Million Yen

May 07, 2018 1:30am EDT / Crunchyroll
Two seven-minute episodes of “Robot Girls NEO” will be streamed this summer

Robot Girls NEO Net Anime Reveals More Cast, August 18 Premiere

posted on 2018-07-19 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rika Nagae, Kanon Narumi join cast of 3-episode series

Robot Girls NEO Net Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visual

posted on 2018-08-09 10:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series debuts on Animax on PlayStation service on August 18

Mazinger Franchise’s New UFO Robo Grendizer Project to Be Unveiled in 2023

posted on 2022-08-25 18:49 EDT by Egan Loo
Creator Go Nagai serves as executive producer of ‘Project G’

Grendizer U TV Anime Revealed for Debut in 2024

posted on 2023-08-05 05:07 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gundam Seed’s Mitsuo Fukuda directs anime at GAINA with scripts from Code Geass’ Ichiro Okouchi

Grendizer U Anime Reboot Recruits New Cast and Crew, Shares New Art

Nov 16, 2023 8:32 AM CST
The Go Nagai remake is set to debut in 2024

Grendizer U Anime Reveals Trailer, New Cast, Theme Song Artists

posted on 2023-12-10 04:57 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Ayane Sakura, Yūma Uchida, Sho Hayami, Takehito Koyasu, more join cast of 2024 anime

Grendizer U Anime Reboot Unveils Four Updated Mechanical Designs

Mar 8, 2024 6:26 AM CST
Check out the new MiniFO and three Saucer Beast designs from the reimagined Go Nagai series

Grendizer U Anime’s 2nd Promo Video Reveals More Cast, July Premiere

posted on 2024-04-30 05:24 EDT by Joanna Cayanan
Shinya Takashi, Riho Sugiyama, Hironori Kondō, Sora Tokui join cast; new mechanic visuals also revealed