Mazinkaiser SKL: A Great Action-Packed Anime

I just finished watching the 3-part saga of “Mazinkaiser SKL” and was very satisfied with it.  The pace was fast and full of battle scenes.  The Blu-ray disc release by Anime Works was very good, albeit lacking a bit on special features.  The total run time for this anime was about 80 minutes.  Music was powered by some heavy metal songs that added to the intensity of the battle sequences.

For an overview of the plot, you can read the Wikipedia article here.

If you’ve seen the other Mazin machine anime such as Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and Mazinkaiser, you’ll note that Mazinkaiser SKL is operated not by just one pilot but two pilots who take turns operating the robot.  One pilot is an expert in guns and projectile weapons while the other is proficient in sword fighting.  Both pilots are pretty intense.

Mazinkaiser SKL, which integrates a skull-like design, is very powerful, able to defeat a horde of enemy robots.  Witness the battle against these robot hordes and one-to-one combat with very powerful robot enemies.

There are references to other Go Nagai characters, both robots and beings.  Some of the enemy robots have similar designs to enemy robots of the previous Mazin robots.  The female robot Wingle integrates some designs taken from Devil Lady and other Go Nagai female robots.  Even Mazinkaiser SKL’s detachable wings resemble that of Devilman‘s.