is a female mecha
from the Great Mazinger anime
series, created by Go Nagai
. She plays the traditional role of the lady robot that helps the mazinger robot fight the enemy. She was named after Venus
, the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
The robot was created by Dr. Kenzo Kabuto (son of Juzo Kabuto and father of Koji and Shiro Kabuto). When the Mikenese Armies prove too strong for Mazinger Z
, Great Mazinger
enters the scene and Venus is his companion in battle, together with Boss Borot
. Despite the improvement Venus represents compared to Aphrodite A
and Diana A
, and being quite capable in combat, she usually suffers more damage than Great Mazinger, as was the case with Aphrodite and Diana compared to Mazinger. She appears from the first to the last chapter of the Great Mazinger TV series, when Mazinger and Diana return to help them defeat the enemy. She is also featured in some of the OVAs, including the Mazinkaiser
ones. In this case, there are two versions of her, one of them is more stylized (piloted by Sayaka Yumi after Aphrodite A
is destroyed) and the other one (piloted by Jun) is more similar to the classic one.
The first Mazinkaiser Venus is infected with a virus by Drago Ω1
, a mechanical beast, in one of the OVAs and mutates into a Medusa version, becoming evil and attacking Mazinkaiser and the institute. In this state, Venus operates without pilot and has several snakes coming out of her head, but instead of heads they only have a big eye... Read More