Z-Mind

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Z-Mind
思春期美少女合体ロボ ジーマイン
(Shishunki Bishōjo Gattai Robo Z-MIND)
Genre Mecha, Action, Science fiction
Original video animation
Directed byYashuhiro Matsumura
Produced byKen Matsumoto
Toru Hasegawa
Written byFuyunori Gobu
Music byKazuo Nobuta
Studio Sunrise
Imagin
Licensed by
Released February 25, 1999 July 25, 1999
Episodes6
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Z-Mind(思春期美少女合体ロボ ジーマイン,Shishunki Bishōjo Gattai Robo Z-MIND, lit. The Union of The Adolescent Beauties Z-Mind also subtitled The Battling Days of The Shimatachi Virgins) is a six-episode OVA series produced by Sunrise and Bandai Visual, released from February 25, 1999 to July 25, 1999. The OVA series was initially released in North America on DVD in 2002 by Bandai Entertainment. [1] At Otakon 2013, the OVAs, along with a bunch of other former Bandai Entertainment properties were rescued by Sentai Filmworks. [2]

Original video animation animated films and series designed for release in home-video formats

Original video animation, abbreviated as OVA and sometimes as OAV, are Japanese animated films and miniseries made specially for release in home video formats without prior showings on television or in theatres, though the first part of an OVA series may be broadcast for promotional purposes. OVA titles were originally made available on VHS, later becoming more popular on LaserDisc and eventually DVD. Starting in 2008, the term OAD began to refer to DVD releases published bundled with their source-material manga.

Sunrise (company) Japanese animation studio

Sunrise Inc. is a Japanese animation studio and production company which is a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. Its former name was Nippon Sunrise and, before that, Sunrise Studio. Its headquarters is in Suginami, Tokyo.

Bandai Visual visual planning

Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. (Formerly known as AE Planing, Network Frontier and Bandai Media, was a Japanese anime, film production and distribution enterprise, established by Bandai Company, Limited and a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings, Inc.

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Plot

In 1976, an alien species known as the Orgapiens invades Earth. To combat them, the Japanese and American military forces have collaborated on a giant robot known as Z-Mind. Z-Mind is piloted by three sisters: Ayame, Renge and Sumire.

Characters

Ayame Hanakawado(花川戸あやめ)
Voiced by: Yuri Amano (Japanese); Kelly Sheridan (English)
Renge Hanakawado(花川戸れんげ)
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (Japanese); Maggie Blue O'Hara (English)
Sumire Hanakawado(花川戸すみれ)
Voiced by: Urara Miura(Japanese); Jocelyne Loewen (English)
Satsuki Hanakawado(花川戸さつき)
Voiced by: Emiko Itō(Japanese); Tabitha St. Germain (English)
Akira(あきら)
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese); Kirby Morrow (English)
Tatsunosuke(辰之助)
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese); Colin Murdock (English)
Koto Hanakawado(花川戸琴)
Voiced by: Atsuko Mine (Japanese); Ellen Kennedy (English)
Jim Pekinpah(ジム・ペキンパー)
Voiced by: Seizō Katō (Japanese); Ron Hadler (English)
Koji(甲児)
Voiced by: Kentarō Itō (Japanese); Brent Miller (English)

Episode List

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Metal Life-form in the Cherry Blossom Sky"
"Sakura Sora Kōtetsu no Seimei Tai Shutsugen" (さくら空 鋼鉄の生命体出現)
February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25)
2"Family Love, the Battle of the 12th Year"
"Kazoku Ai, 12 Nen Me no Tatakai" (家族愛 12年目の戦い)
March 25, 1999 (1999-03-25)
3"A Mother's Prayer, Satsuki in an Electromagnetic Cage"
"Haha no Inori, Denji Ori no Satsuki" (母の祈り 電磁檻のさつき)
April 25, 1999 (1999-04-25)
4"The Discovery of the Mysterious Fourth Cockpit"
"Hakken Nazo no Dai 4 Kokkupitto" (発見 謎の第4コックピット)
May 25, 1999 (1999-05-25)
5"Z-Mind's Amazing, Maximum Power"
"Kyōji Jīman, MAX Pawā" (驚異 ジーマインMAXパワー)
June 25, 1999 (1999-06-25)
6"Tragedy, People Strewn About a Vacant Sky"
"Aisetsu Kokū ni Chiriyuku Hito" (哀切 虚空に散りゆくひと)
July 25, 1999 (1999-07-25)

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