Yasuhiro Imagawa is the fucking MAN. He’s a brilliant director, renowned for his care for the stories he writes and the perfectionism that he puts forth in all of his projects. Here are the top 5 reasons he’s worth driving all the way to Georgia to talk with for an hour or two at Anime Weekend Atlanta.
The first complaint most people are likely to have about Shin Mazinger Shougeki Z-Hen is that it makes no damn sense, but right behind that is the complaint that the animation sucks a fat, loaded cock. As many of us find the insanity of the show to be one of it’s strong points, the later is the only complaint really remaining. However, is it really a negative? The phrase ‘it’s not a bug, it’s a feature’ comes to mind as we seek justification for the craptastic animation.
The guy I worship over at Eastern Standard has probably put it best. The new Mazinger is simultaneously nonsensical garbage and the greatest thing to ever exist. I pretty much knew this was coming, and I was more than ready to hop right in and love every minute of it. Yasuhiro Imagawa is one of my favorite directors – he created Giant Robo and directed Mobile Fighter G Gundam, both of which are some of the most awesome throwbacks to 70s-style super robot anime there are. I’m sure he pretty much wet himself when he got the opportunity to work on the newest anime installment of the classic Go Nagai series Mazinger, and fans like me wet ourselves knowing he’d get to do it.