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  • Audio Rating: A+
  • Video Rating: A+
  • Packaging Rating: C+
  • Menus Rating: C+
  • Extras Rating: C+
  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: 2 - Japan
  • Released By: Bandai Visual
  • Running time: 25
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Mazinkaiser

Mazinkaizer Vol. #4

    May 11, 2002


Mazinkaizer Vol. #4
© Bandai Visual


What They Say


The Review!
Staff:
Original Work: Go Nagai
Producer: Murata Masahiko
Series Producer: Fujita Shizo
Character Design: Hayama Kenji

Music:
OP ? ?Fire Wars? by JAM Project featuring Kageyama Hironobu
ED ? ?Tornado? by JAM Project featuring Mizuki Ichiro

Cast:
Kabuto Koji: Ishimaru Hiroya
Dr. Hell: Tomita Kousei
Baron Ashura: Shibata Hidekazu/Kitayama Seiko
Yumi Sayaka: Uchikawa Ai
Boss: Tatsuki Fumihiko
Lori ?Hiramatsu Takako
Lol ? Kikuchi Tadae
Kabuto Shiro: Aida Sayaka

Story:
Kabuto Koji and the gang head off to the beach for some well deserved R & R time, but once again run afoul of the evil Baron Ashura and his minions.

Sayaka and Koji have a lovers? ?spat? as she finds him drooling over the incredibly sexy twins Lori and Lol, who have just been transferred to Photon Research Institute.

Sayaka with Boss in tow, angrily heads off for the sea in Venus A for a swim. There they encounter Baron Ashura?s newest ?Robot Beast?, Crocadiver 01. Although they put up a valiant fight, they are no match for this aquatic monstrosity and are easily defeated.

Sayaka is taken prisoner while Boss and his Borot are left to flounder. Koji and Mazinkaizer eventually find Boss and together they launch a rescue mission, infiltrating Baron Ashura?s gigantic submarine, Buudo.

Review:
Volume 4 continues the lighthearted tone set by the previous episode. With the introduction of the twins Lori and Lol, we get a lot more sexual innuendo flavored gags. Wait until you see their skimpy bikini suits (what little there is of them)!

Yumi Sayaka is given much of the focus this time around but unfortunately it is mostly regulated to the ?damsel in distress?. She however does save the day in the end as she defeats Crocadiver 01 using Venus A?s kinky ?breast missiles?.

While not the best chapter in the series, it still is a relatively good offering and will satisfy most Mazinger Z fans.

As usual with Japanese DVDs, there are very few extras to speak of. You get a simple menu screen featuring scenes from the Episode set against a background mimicking the Mazinkaizer command module. From here you can jump to the OP and ED sequence, A Part and B Part of the Episode, Next Episode Teaser and the Trailers and Announcement sections. There is also a section where you can access the Mazinkaizer Enemy Encyclopedia where you can find out about all the various Kikaiju who have menaced Mazinkaizer during the course of the series.

Features
Japanese Langnuage

Review Equipment
Pioneer DV-440 (Region Free)

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