Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen - Episode 06 Review

Episode 6, "Fire! Photon Beam!!"


Synopsis: Kouji finds himself in jail due to his overexhuberant actions in Mazinger. Inspector Ankokuji investigates the deceased Dr. Kabuto and looks for the Pilder, which went missing. Sayaka and the other members of the Robot Corps, meanwhile, meet Tsubasa Nishikiori, a mysterious woman who was able to instruct Kouji in firing the Mazinger's Photon Beam, which destroyed Count Brocken's bomber mecha. Ankokuji sends officers to look for the Pilder at Kurogane House, while Dr. Hell realizes who the woman is.

It's a pretty slow episode, aside from the small bits that cover the end of the battle in the previous episodes. The also use the technique of showing what happened after the battle first, then how the battle ended later on. It reminded me of the second episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Though this time it was a little irritating, considering the entire show is already in a flashback, since the first episode was the final battle. Enough use of this technique! I know we're talking about Imagawa, but he needs to reel it in.

Why is it that Kouji is being arrested for piloting the Mazinger? Not only did he save the entire city from being destroyed, but it wasn't exactly his creation, now was it? He was essentially forced to defend his life with the robot. They're just blaming him because they can't blame the dead Dr. Kabuto. Luckily, Tsubasa seems to be looking out for him by hiding the Pilder (I think that's what she's doing, anyway.) I have a feeling I'm really going to enjoy that character. She's one of those kick-ass powerful woman characters with a following that I like, like Olivia Armstrong in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga.

I'm eager to find out what the past is between Dr. Kabuto, Dr. Hell, and Tsubasa. It looks like from the little preview that she worked under Dr. Hell as some sort of assistant. Maybe we'll also find out a little more about Japanium and the Mycenian plot thread.

Overall Score:

3 out of 5

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