PANDA-Z: THE ROBONIMATION is a 2004 kids' giant-mecha show created by character artist Shuichi Oshida. The show is considered to be a loose parody of another famous robot show, Mazinger-Z, created with the full blessing of original creator Go Nagai. It ran on Kids Station in Japan from April 12, 2004 to November 1, 2004, with reruns aired for several years after its completion. The show ultimately clocked in at one season with 30 five-minute episodes.