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.