Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen (真マジンガー 衝撃! Z編 ,Shin Majingā Shōgeki! Zetto Hen?) is a new Mazinger anime series which will premiere in Japan on April 4.[1] According to the production staff, it has no relation to the 1970s show and should not be described as a Mazinger Z remake.[1]

Along with the TV series, a new manga, Shin Mazinger Zero (真マジンガーZERO ,Shin Majingā Zero?) is set to start on April 18, 2009 (2009-04-18) (cover date June 2009 (2009-06)) in the magazine Champion Red.[2] The pair responsible for the shōnen manga Akumetsu, Yoshiaki Tabata and Yuki Yogo, will write and illustrate the Shin Mazinger Zero manga.[3]

Episode 1 aired in Japan last weeknight at around 11pm. Anyone else watching this?