Z Mind is a chic retro giant robo show that deftly balances humor, action, and intrigue.The show uses the basic structure of the giant robo show - one evil organization sending monster after monster, transformation sequences, and the shouting out of attack names - but gives them all a modern twist. The animation is fluid and the character designs are pleasing (though the decoration on girls? battlesuits is a little questionable). The special effects are nicely handled as well. All in all, Z mind is six episodes of fun and excitement for any giant robo fan.
Volume 1: "Z Mind" Plot Summary:
Ayame and her sisters live quietly with their Aunt and Uncle just outside of Tokyo until one day when a huge monster appears from out of nowhere to attack Ayame.
Soon the girls learn that they are the only ones capable of piloting Z Mind, a giant robot and Earth's only defense to the invading aliens.
Aided by a mysterious red headed boy and a floating purple specter, they pilot the huge machine into battle after battle, desperately defending their home and family.
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Hajime Yatate
Director: Yasuhiro Matsumura
Character Designer: Kamo Hamaru
Music: Kazuo Nobuta
Animation Director: Kazuo Watanabe
Animation Studio: Sunrise
American Producers: Bandai Entertainment
Volume 1 Information
Title: Z Mind
Running Time: 150
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 6
1: Metal Life-Form in the Cherry Blossom Sky
2: Family Love, the Battle of the 12th Year
3: A Mother's Prayer, Satsuki in a Electromagnetic Cage
4: The Discovery of the Mysterious Fourth Cockpit
5: Z-Mind's Amazing, Maximum Power
6: Tragedy, People Strewn About a Vacant Sky
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