Go Nagai is one of the greatest mangaka Japan has ever known, and that’s certainly saying a lot! And as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of his long and storied career, they will release the Nagai Go Anime Ikkiken Blu-ray.
But with so many anime adaptations of his works, which Go Nagai anime will be included? Well, it’s really up to the fans to decide. Fans can choose from 100 episodes from Go Nagai’s body of work. Exxperts picked the 100 anime to place in the poll, and those chosen will then be part of the Blu-ray collection. However, there is one fixed bonus anime, and that is the Mazinger Z Vs. Devilman film. Voting is now open via the Toho offcial website. It features several titles including Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, UFO Robo Grendizer, Getter Robo, Getter Robo G, Kotetsu Zieg, Devilman, Cutie Honey, Dororon Enma-kun, and Majokko Tickle.
Go Nagai’s works have had some big international impacts. One of the biggest ones was in Southeast Asia, where they showed the original Mazinger Z anime back in the 70’s. To this day, the franchise has had a huge impact, especially on the older fans who watched the original series as kids. In fact, when Mazinger Infinity hit theatres in the region, many of the older fans showed up to watch their childhood favourite. The impact of Nagai’s series has been so big that there are many figure collectors who only collect Mazinger Z and/or Getter Robo figures. As for his other works, you can still watch Devilman Crybaby on Netflix, and they recently released Cutie Honey Universe earlier.
source: Comic Natalie