‘Robot Girls Z’ TV Shorts to Air in January Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation’s robots are relaunching thanks to the Toei Robot Girls project which sought to turn Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation’s robots into beautiful girls. A new series of TV shorts will be aired next January and will focus on three characters: Z-chan (a girl reimagining of Mazinger Z), Gre-chan (Great Mazinger), and Grenda-san (UFO Robo Grendizer). Together the girls form ‘Robot Girls Z (Team Z), a team assigned to protect the Photon Energy source from enemies. Hiroshi Ikehata (original Toei Robot Girls, Ring ni Kakero 1: Sekai Taikai-hen) is directing the new anime, and Kazuho Hyodo (Tactical Roar) is in charge of the scripts. Tetsuya Kawakami (Shigofumi – Letters from the Departed, Toei Robot Girls) designed the characters. The Toei Channel will run the shorts this January.