It has been far too long an interlude since I made the last post, and certainly my work load is only increasing though I hold out faint hope that I will have more time in October. While super robot is usually about robots kicking the crap out of each other Mazinger Z does this and much more. I really like how Kouji is not just a snot nosed punk raving about justice and world peace, unlike other protagonists with their lousy tacked on tragedies the Kabuto clan is one fucked up family. The tale of the Kabuto clan is almost as interesting as the action and taken by itself is a pretty decent story compared to other series. (Also trying out a new quicker format for posting.)
I am genuinely surprised that Baron Ashura got a whole lot more development than villains usually get. Usually there is some sort of crap justification for why people go bad but here Iseult and Tristan started out rotten and wanted power and godhood. Nevertheless they were still patriots of Mycenae which was starting to get pretty fucked up. Even if they were evil at least they knew something about loyalty which makes their treachery as Baron Ashura all the more damning as Duke Gorgon still believes and seems to rather die a thousand deaths than ever serve Dr. Hell.
Still despite treachery begetting treachery it was a wonderful history lesson about the God of Mecha, Lord Zeus. Even if Zeus was incapable of suspicion and wished to believe that there was some good in Duke Gorgon at least when proven wrong he fought like mad to kill his e enemies instead of weeping over their treachery. I am at a loss of words to describe how EPIC it was to watch Mazinger Z fight alongside Zeus as heir and ally. Improvised Rocket PUNCH was ten kinds of WIN and AWESOME and brought back fond memories of DaiGuard AWESOME type indeed.
It was sad to watch the doom of the Kurogane Five who are now the Kurogane One. At least they Django and the Master got really good deaths not so sure about Cross and Yasu, especially the latter who walked right into it. Still it Django blowing Duke Gorgon’s brains out was pretty cool. After they were gone Tsubasa just wasn’t herself any more and it seems that Tetsuya be hating on her for taking away his mecha. So it seems that back in the day Tetsuya and Kenzo were like Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, Tetsuya tells the jokes and Kenzo gets the girl. Though poor Stroheim he held the torch for Tsubasa for so long and he loses out to a wife beater like Kenzo. Still I suppose this is poetic justice as we all know how Patrick and Katie got BEST END, since it was the Katie Punch that altered their fates for the better. This Kenzo slap ont eh other hand cannot compare to the infamous Bright Slap. Even with this Energer Z I still think Mazinger Z can kick it’s ass any day of the week, twice on Sunday, and smack Energer Z back into last week. Still we shall see how Tetsuya is going to kill Tsubasa FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. Nevertheless I suppose that Karma has finally caought up to Tsubasa after killing the one guy who loved her even after she had some other dude’s kids.