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Gatchaman Japanese Trailer

Will you seek it out?

By Robert T. Trate     June 24, 2013
Source: movieclipsTRAILERS

Here is the first trailer for Gatchaman. Many of you will remember the cartoon show Battle of the Planets or G-Force with the same name. My question for you Maniacs is, do you think it will get any kind of an American release? Plus, will you seek it out one way or the other?

Synopsis: Based on the 1972 Japanese anime, the film centers on the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, a team of five young heroes skilled in the art of ninjutsu and dressed in bird-like costumes. They combat a terrorist group known as Galactor, which threatens the world.

Gatchaman arrives August 24th, 2013 in Japan. 


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lusiphur 6/24/2013 7:09:29 AM

 I read somewhere there probably won't be an American release due to legal hangups from Battle of the Planets/G-Force anime days.  I'll do some digging to see what the deal is there, but from what I read it's unlikely.

If this is half as good as Space Battleship Yamato live action from a couple of years ago, it'll be fantastic!

wessmith1966 6/24/2013 7:13:03 AM

 I remember "Battle of the Planets" anime from when I was a kid. My friends and I would rush home to my place from the school bus and turn on Channel 29 from Philadelphia. We could get the signal clearly thanks to the big antenna (that was in the days before cable, or when cable didn't reach beyond the city) my dad put up on the roof. Battle of the Planets was on along with Ultraman and Starblazers. Great childhood memories. I'd really like to see this; looks pretty well done.

lusiphur 6/24/2013 7:21:48 AM

 Seems I read some outdated material.  Here's the wikipedia entry for the availability of the seris (not always at trusted source, I know):

In 2007, Sandy Frank's long-term contract with Tatsunoko Productions (owners of the Gatchaman franchise), which gave it all domestic U.S rights to the first Gatchaman series (along with its English adaptations) lapsed, which leaves both the Battle of the Planets and G-Force adaptations in limbo, with ADV Film's uncut English dub (long since out of print) being the only one readily available on the market. In addition, ADV's sub-license with Sandy Frank that allowed them to release its uncut dub during 2005–2006 has also expired, and ADV itself ceased operations in September 2009. At Anime Boston 2013, Sentai Filmworks had announced their license to release the entire Gatchaman series (as well as the 1994 OVA) on DVD and Blu-ray, beginning in October.

So if Sentai Filmworks is willing to play ball, we could get an American release.  Here's hoping.

Wiseguy 6/24/2013 8:33:14 AM

Where's Tyni and Keyop?

I used to like this a little as a kid. But even then something about anime never really grabbed me.

Oh and this looks pretty mediocre. Unless it's free on cable I probably won't even bother

almostunbiased 6/24/2013 9:02:07 AM

I don't know if I am excited for this or not.  Like all of you I watched the show as a kid and loved it.  This trailer did nothing for me.  Maybe I need English subtitles.

VTGamehendge 6/24/2013 9:46:43 AM

I can't understand a word they're saying!

ultrazilla2000 6/24/2013 10:41:39 AM

 Looks awesome...I will seek out a fan sub, but I'm sure it will hit DVD here in the states eventually.  Seems to be taking Battleship Yamato a long time though, which sucks.  The new Captain Harlock live action looks good too.

Moz72 6/24/2013 11:19:01 AM

YES, PLEASE!! AND THANK YOU! I definitely want to see this in an English dub version!

violator14 6/24/2013 11:32:36 AM

 I never followed this series, but this movie looks pretty legit for a foreign movie!

Muenster 6/24/2013 12:18:51 PM

It looks so silly... And the acting is just horrible! Nothing against the Japanese, but they just can't seem to help themselves when making live action sci-fi action movies.. It's as though they can't turn off the flow of stupid anime clichés. 

That's a shame really, because their directors do a fantastic job in straight-up dramas. 

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