TRAILER: "Gatchaman"

by Jerry Beck
June 21, 2013 12:21 AM
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Gatchaman is best known in the US as the anime series Battle of the Planets or G-Force. The property started in 1972 as Science Ninja Team Gatchamancreated by Tatsuo Yashida for animation studio Tatsunoko Productions (Speed Racer). Toho is releasing a live action film based on the characters - directed by Toya Sato - on August 24th. You can't tell much from a 1:30 second Japanese language trailer... but this looks surprisingly good!  Take a peek: Take a peek:

Here's an additional teaser released today:

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  • DocWatson | June 22, 2013 10:34 AMReply

    Err—"Tatsunoko", not "Tatsunko". ^_^;

  • Floyd Bishop | June 21, 2013 1:38 AMReply

    No Seven Zark Seven? I guess he was only in the US version.

  • Toonio | June 21, 2013 11:49 AM

    The more you know.... Thanks Jeff!

  • Jeff Jacobson | June 21, 2013 11:41 AM

    After cutting out all of the "offensive" material from the Japanese version, they had to add Seven-Zark-Seven scenes to fill out the running time.

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