MasterChef's John Torode sifts through the archives and serves up a selection of mouthwatering dishes from some of the nation's favourite television chefs.

The A to Z of TV Cooking - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2013-07-06

The A to Z of TV Cooking - Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! - Netflix

Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, known in Japan as True Mazinger Impact! Z Chapter (真マジンガー 衝撃! Z編, Shin Majingā Shōgeki! Zetto Hen), translated in the Soul of Chogokin toys line as Shin Mazinger Impact Z!, is a Mazinger anime series, directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (of G Gundam and Giant Robo fame) which premiered in Japan on April 4, 2009. According to the production staff, it has no relation to the 1970s show and should not be described as a Mazinger Z remake. The series is a “retelling” of the basic story of Mazinger Z, featuring most of the same characters, mechanical beasts, and some general plots of the original series, plus some additional material. It keeps the original plot line of Mazinger Z, but makes references to other Go Nagai works, such as Z Mazinger, Devilman, Violence Jack, Mao Dante, Abashiri Family, and others. Elements from other related Mazinger works appear in the series, such as the story of Kedora (based on an original Mazinger Z story by Ken Ishikawa) and the appearance of Energer Z, the original concept before Mazinger Z. Along with the TV series, a new manga, True Mazinger Zero started on April 18, 2009 (2009-04-18) (cover date June 2009 (2009-06)) in the magazine Champion Red. The pair responsible for the shōnen manga Akumetsu, Yoshiaki Tabata and Yuki Yogo, write and illustrate the Shin Mazinger Zero manga. In 2010 a game based on the series was released for the PC.

The A to Z of TV Cooking - True Mazinger Zero - Netflix

Although published along the anime series, the manga True Mazinger Zero (真マジンガーゼロ, Shin Mazingā Zero) is not an adaptation of its story. Written by Yoshiaki Tabata with art by Yuki Yogo, it is an original production which takes elements from several past versions of the Mazinger concept. The plot deals with Humanity being destroyed by an evil Mazinger Z. Koji Kabuto, the last man alive, is killed by a human-sized, human-looking Minerva X so his spirit can travel back in time to prevent the disaster—but it takes several tries. Ultimately, parallel universes become a theme in the story, enabling cameos from several different versions of Mazinger Z, including Gosaku Ota's manga version of Koji (a cyborg) and Nagai's 1990 reimagining of Mazinger Z, Mazin Saga (a man wearing an armor that turns him into a giant). Shin Mazinger Zero also includes guest stars from Nagai's more risqué works, such as the nude warrior Kekko Kamen, and as such, contains high-levels of gore and sexual content. It spawned a sequel entitled True Mazinger Zero vs. The Great General of Darkness (真マジンガーゼロVS暗黒大将軍, Shin Mazingā Zero vs Ankoku Daishōgun), which focuses on Great Mazinger, with cameos from UFO Robo Grendizer and its cast. The sequel is four volumes long and still ongoing as of July 2014.

The A to Z of TV Cooking - References - Netflix