Celebrating 43 years of fighting evil mechanical beasts and protecting humanity from evil, Go Nagai's Mazinger Z is truly one of the epic legends of Japanese Popculture, and is arguably considered the "Grandfather" of the Super Robot genre! Pilot Koji Kabuto and his robot companion have landed Rocket Punches, Rust Hurricanes, and Breast Fires in several mediums, but everything started way back in October 2, 1972 when the first manga volume was released on the Weekly Shonen Jump, followed by the classic anime series on December 3 that same year.
Let's revisit nostalgia with the original opening.
Then most recently, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain had this nifty tribute... Which I took the liberty of doing a video recording during gameplay ala PS4... ROCKET PUNCH ALA VENOM SNAKE!
There you go... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MAZINGER Z!!!