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I remember watching and LOVING Mazinger when I lived in Okinawa, Japan, as a young'un. I loved how the ship would land on his head. Man that was the most genius thing to me about the "Z" man. To this day I still adore it's design, and different reincarnations.

For this piece I didn't intend to take it to full colors, until after I cleaned it up, but after scanning it in and a few edits here and there I couldn't resist. hehe

Anyway, here's my take on him. :)

Hope y'all digs!
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finchzero Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I grew up with Mazinger Z also....classics like this, Astroboy, Tekkaman and Macross made me the fan i am today.
I really LOVE this piece, keep up the good work!
Oh P.S any Mazinger fan would LOVE what I just got for my birthday :P [link]
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Szwedameister Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm stationed in good ol' Okinawa right now!!!
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:iconblitzkriegomega:
BlitzkriegOmega Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Mazinger in Transformers Animated...Awesome.
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:iconjoshuadj:
JOSHUADJ Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EXCELENTE AMIGO TE RIFAS AL 100%
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:iconspiderwasp:
spiderwasp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Cool just cool!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Z uber alles!
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:iconmiacis3101:
miacis3101 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved Tranzor Z! How the robot came up out of the reflecting pool. It wasn't until years later that I realized the girl robot's boobs were actually missiles!!!
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:iconaroberuto:
aroberuto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
nice design of mazinger
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:icongatman720:
Gatman720 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The art style looks similar to Transformers: Animated.
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:iconsav8197:
sav8197 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
nice dude :iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconleokingdommaster:
LeoKingdomMaster Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Hmm, has a bit of Megaman Zero era design feel to it, with the more organic, sparsly armored body and the thin, almost crystal like wings. Wins points because I loved the Megaman Zero series.

The eyes however, well just not a fan of them. Look dead or as if Mazinger had just been molested. Other than that, it looks great.
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NachoMon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Wow. I love mazinger too. In the late 70´s when I was a little kid it was a phenomenon in Spain. And one of the few japanese Super Robot series that came to my country. Beautiful rendition, man.
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:iconbluangel13:
Bluangel13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is still my fav redesigned Mazinger Z...:floating:
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   General Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconjohncleric:
Johncleric Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
MAZIN GOOOOO!!!!
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:iconherrenmedia:
herrenmedia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Had this dude when I was a wee Shogun Warriors collectin' lad. :)

Maybe one of the best robot designs ever.
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Kitty1000 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Epic redesign of Mazinger! c:
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:iconseancofield1031:
seancofield1031 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to have a giant toy of this guy when I was a kid!! I used to have him fight my equally as tall Godzilla toy. I really miss those toys!!
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balliga Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
hiks..i'm so late to know about this masterpiece..
ha2..will be my fave...even i don't like the wing..
MAAAZIIIINNN GOOOO!!
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:iconikartiko:
ikartiko Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008   Digital Artist
MazinKaiser?
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:iconpansolo80:
pansolo80 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice. but pupils?
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:iconsfukuda:
SFukuda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool re-imagining of Mazinger Z!
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:icontatsubeiyagyu:
TatsubeiYagyu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
....................

...I really want you to do Getter Robo now. Or Mazinkaiser.

Mind-blowing pic. :D
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calebcleveland Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My Japanese step-brother got me hooked on this guy when we were still little brats. He had a die-cast metal action figure that rocked all kinds of fist-launching action.

Well done.
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stark40763 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Never seen the show, but love the artwork nonetheless...
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:iconmanyumot:
manyumot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
sweet child movie o mine.....
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Huntsman97 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Missed the show, but I was stationed at Camp Hansen back in '92-93 nest to Kin, roamed the Island Naha, Nagu, and lot of others I can't remember. Where were you at?

BTW, Kick ass Gallery!
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:iconmykemanila:
Mykemanila Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
LONG LIVE KOJI KABUTO! NICE WORK!
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:iconbrotherpanda:
brotherpanda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I was just watching this other anime 2x2 Shinobuden (or Ninja Nonsense) again the other day, and the first episode has a yellow ball guy putting panties on his head saying "PILDER ON!!!" Coincidences.
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raoxcrew Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
I can't forgive you... living in Japan. I'm so jealous! :D

Very good remake! Maybe eyes are too much rounds for me. Each to his own :P
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   General Artist
hehe sorry. :P

thank you!
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:iconculdesackidz:
culdesackidz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
nice work on this kudos :)
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   General Artist
thank you!
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dkmbaby Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
i didnt know u lived in japan, nice mazinger, i love it; hope someone hire u to make the mazinger animated series! that would be cool.
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FoxElie17 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! You really give that ol' granddad an "Animated look"! I somehow think that TTGL gets Z's style (prior to the head attaches in the body and they become a one big suparobo!) as a homage! Without him, we'll never get to see awesome and kick-ass suparobos in the next generations! :XD:
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SIGbot Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
sick
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:iconduo2nd:
duo2nd Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Goodness! The design is amazing.
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:iconcrimsonwalker:
CrimsonWalker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
u kno i love it bro
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tranzor Zeeeeeeeeeee!
I loved that show, and this is a fine piece of work!
Amazing how that pupil makes him look alive!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My favorite show as a child.
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lazeedog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
ROCKET PUNCH! koji kabuto was the man...used to watch it when i was a kid living in the philippines. was voltes v as big over in okinawa as it was in the philippines? would love to see your take on him...great job man
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paulorocker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional
Wanna Fight?

[link]

Just draw the other fighter
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Tal-robot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
....does this mean we'll see Getter Robo in your eyes?
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jarod1872 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Cool man. Don't know the character, but I love the pose.
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:iconundeadgoth:
Undeadgoth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
super cool!
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xxstoopid-star-boyxx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008   Writer
oh love this frickin drawing by the way!!lol
Goit to rambling about another topic :XD:
i just tripped out when i read Okinawa!
Anyways...Maybe if its not too much trouble...and cuz youre frickin awesome at mechs
If you have time do you think you could draw starscream or like an
unknown decepticon whos transformation is a jet? :D if you could thatd be so awesome
Ivetried and tried but can never get right and ive asked SEVERAL different people...
But if you cant thats kool too ill keep on truckin =)
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xxstoopid-star-boyxx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008   Writer
I LIVED IN OKINAWA TOO
I was an airforce brat!!
2 Years over-seas buddy!!
Thats crazy! Philipines too!
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hunterdee Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
buresta faiaaaaaaa!!!!! roketto panchi! Mazinger Z had some of the awesomest bad guys too. Hey, remember that one guy who was half man and half tiger? It was called Duke Gorgon in spanish. Baron Ashura was kinda creepy, and what's up with Dr. Hell's haircut? yeah...good times.
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Gaber Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
He finally looks good.
Yup, the head, ship thing was always my favorite part of the show.
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weremole Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dude. Yeah, glory to Go-Nagai. =)
Will be interesting to see if that new Mazinger project is more than a rumor.

Cheers, keep up the great work.
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