Model number(s): Type-04 (standard); Type-04/F1C (equipped with air glide wing system)
Code name(s): Zangetsu; Zangetsu Flight Type
Unit type: customized commander type seventh generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Militarized Zone of India
Operator: Order of the Black Knights/United States of Japan/United Federation of Nations
First deployment: a.t.b. 2018
Accommodation: pilot only, in motorbike-style cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 4.68 meters
Weight: combat weight 8.09 metric tons; 9.08 metric tons (equipped with air glide wings)
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: energy filler, replaceable electrical cartridge, uses Yggdrasil drive superconductor transfer system, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; landspinner high-mobility propulsion system, mounted in legs; cockpit ejection system; air glide wing system, enables atmospheric flight; radiation barrier, mounted in head
Fixed armaments: slash harken, mounted on chest; 2 x machine cannon, retractable, mounted in chest
Optional fixed armaments: 12-tube small missile launcher, mounted on air glide wing system
Optional hand armaments: “Seidotou” brake blade, mounts slash harken
Developed off the same base as the Type-05 Akatsuki, the Type-04 Zangetsu (meaning “slashing moon”) was an elite model knightmare frame designed specifically for Black Knights Shogun Kyoshiro Tohdoh. It boasted incredible performance as per Tohdoh’s exacting specifications, which stipulated that it be able to fight Suzaku Kururugi’s Z-01 Lancelot on equal terms. The Zangetsu’s primary weapon was the Seidotou, the special chain-sword wielded by Tohdoh’s previous customized Type-03T Gekka, and was supplemented by a slash harken and a pair of retractable machine cannon. For defensive purposes, the Zangetsu featured not only the same radiation barrier as the Type-05S/G Akatsuki Zikisan Type, but had the rather unusual capacity to use the hair-like ornamentation on its head as a shield as well. Tohdoh proved the effectiveness of his machine and his skills when he did indeed stand toe-to-toe with his former student Suzaku during the Black Knights’ battles in the Chinese Federation. Several months later, following the Black Knights’ rejection of Zero and his subsequent return as the new Emperor of Britannia, Tohdoh entered battle in an attempt to slay his former leader. The Zangetsu was badly damaged when Lelouch set off the Sakuradite in Mount Fuji to destroy a large portion of the Black Knights’ forces, but Tohdoh continued to fight until his machine was finally destroyed in a duel with Suzaku and his new Z-01Z Lancelot Albion.
Pilot: Kyoshiro Tohdoh
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass Info
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 10.05.2006 – 07.28.2007 (S1);
04.06.2008 – 09.28.2008 (S2)
U.S. 04.27.2008 – 10.26.2008 (S1);
11.02.2008 – 06.07.2009 (S2)
Japan 10.21.2017 – 05.26.2018
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