Talk:Mazinger Z

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Manga Info[edit]

How do you cite a manga? I have the Manga which is the source for "what is mazinger" and the other little questions WngLdr34 (talk) 01:34, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Panda Z[edit]

I don't see anything about the Panda Z parody of this show. Weyoun6 06:42, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Is there a way to edit the infobox to include the actual title of Mazinger Z vs. Devilman?Also, there should be info on the other movies in there, too. (unsigned)

Easy enough. Just paste additional movie boxes (Template:Infobox animanga), one for each movie. I would have done it, but the only Mazinger movie I'm familiar with is Great Mazinger Vs. UFO Robot Grandizer, which wouldn't go here. I'm going ahead and adding that the each article, while I'm at it. Also, I fixed the infobox here so the title will show up - use the cut and paste the template as it appears on the template page and it will work. Snarfies 22:49, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

MZ Mechas[edit]

I just made an Aphrodite A page today and a template for MZ mechas, but I'm not sure I've done everything right. It would be great if we could make pages of all the mechas and one for the mechanical monsters as well. Thank you! --Mikaine 04:01, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

A nice picture of him[edit]

Mazinger Z

The Meaning of "Daimajin"[edit]

Actually, my heritage being Japanese, Daimajin means giant and in this case majin does mean machine. (unsigned)

「大魔神」Daimajin is a fictional word created for the 1966 Daiei Motion Picture Company production of the same title (directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda), about a fictional stone idol that comes to life as an avenging demon. The title translates literally as "The Great Devil." The film was released directly to television in the US by American International Television "Majin, Monster of Terror" in 1968. There are two sequels, all of which are now available on DVD in North America from ADV Films. The lyrics, "Mashin-da, Majin-da, Majinga Zet!" in the closing theme, "Bokura-no Majinga Zetto" (Our Mazinger Z), are a play on words: "It's a machine, it's a devil, Mazinger Z!"
Hope this helps! August Ragone 01:05, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Wait, doesn't "Majin" mean "god/demon" as in "God and/or demon" rather than "Demonic god" or "God of demons"?

Scrander... Close?[edit]

Sounds more like "Scrander Cross" to me. "Close" would end in "zu", not "su". Maybe somebody thought "Scrander Close" made more sense - but these things don't always make sense. (What's "scrander" supposed to mean, anyway?) They can't be expected to. I'm changing it in the article. Zaku kai 20:15, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

The lyrics of Soratobu Mazinger Z clearly state "Scrander Cross de... DOCKING!" Kouban 02:11, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

On the subject of Scrander, I get the impression that Nagai started with the word "Scrambler" (i.e. jets scramble), but it got mutilated when first written in kana and was taken without question by an unknowing editor. =D Son Goharotto 22:22, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Pilder or Piloter?[edit]

I was just wondering if anyone else thought Pilder has been misspelled all these years? To me, it always sounded like Piloter. It makes a lot more sense than a nonsense word like Pilder, especially considering what it's for. And the error is completely understandable, considering how English words are mangled in Japanese. Does anyone know the original kana? Son Goharotto 22:16, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

You know.. It does often boggle me that people don't just flip over to the Japanese wiki sometimes. I mean, it is right there from Wikipedia's frontpage.
マジンガーZ, ホバーパイルダー, ジェットパイルダー, ジェットスクランダー. MajingaaZ, hobaapairudaa, jettopairudaa, jettosukurandaa. パイルダー・オン, スクランダー・クロス. Pairudaa on, sukurandaa kurosu. Angel the Techrat 03:40, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Ah, thank you! I keep forgetting that Wikipedia is in multiple languages. XD
I still think the odd spellings were the result of a limited understanding of English on Nagai's part, but nevertheless, the official name is the official name. Son Goharotto 20:42, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Dvdmazingermovieboxset.jpg[edit]

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"This idea may have inspired the Core Fighter in Mobile Suit Gundam and the entry-plug in Neon Genesis Evangelion."

By the time Evangelion came out this idea was tried and true (unsigned)

Manga Dates[edit]

The article gives conflicting dates for the end of the manga: 1973 in the text body, and 1974 in the infobox. Which is correct? CFLeon (talk) 23:23, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

There are no conflicting dates. The end date given in the text body is 1974, same as the infobox. The confusion is because the text body clarifies that the manga was published by both Shueisha and Kodansha. A common misconception is that the manga ended after it stopped being published in Shonen Jump, which is incorrect. It merely changed magazine. The infobox simply takes the start date of Shueisha's serialization and the end date of Kodansha's serialization. They are the same serialization as it can be verified with the Tankobon. Contrary to other Shonen Jump manga, the owner of the publishing rights is Dynamic Pro, not the publishing company. Jfgslo (talk) 04:20, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
My error as to the 1973 date, I was careless when checking for typing out the message. But there's still a conflict: from the introduction:

"it later continued in Kodansha TV Magazine from October 1973 to September 1974"

The infobox gives the ending date as "August 13, 1974". They can't BOTH be correct (unless it's something like one is the publishing date and the other is the release date; in which case it's "apples and oranges"). CFLeon (talk) 19:43, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Pilder is Transforming?[edit]

Mazinger Z is one of the pioneers of mecha/robot anime but the Pilder which forms the cockpit/command centre etc. is not really a transformer as such, all it does is fold up its turbines. The first real transformer is Yuusha Reideen, or going back further, the Tokusatsu Ambassador Magmar, though his transformation was a morphing of sorts. Nonetheless the Pilder system is not transforming. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:19, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

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