Spectacular Full Trailer For Live Action GATCHAMAN Arrives!

Contributing Writer; Sydney, Australia (@HugoOzman)
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Spectacular Full Trailer For Live Action GATCHAMAN Arrives!
Destined to become one of the biggest Japanese blockbusters this year, the live-action adaptation of Tatsunoko's classic anime Gatchaman (aka Battle Of The Planets / G-Force) has come from an incredibly strong production team. Sato Toya (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Gokusen, Kaiji 1 & 2) directs. Watanabe Yūsuke (20th Century Boys, Gantz) has written the script. Yamazaki Takashi (Returner, Always: Sunset on Third Street, Space Battleship Yamato) is the visual effects supervisor. Aramaki Shinji (Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, Space Pirate Captain Harlock) has designed the characters and Koike Tatsuro (K-20) is the stunt coordinator. 

The five serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo in the near future. Galactor, a mysterious group whose technology far surpasses that of humans, has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. A mysterious crystal-like object called a "stone," is humanity's only hope. Those who are able to draw out the power of the "stones" are forced to train to become special agents in a five-person team called "Gatchaman."

Japanese fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of Gatchaman in local theaters on August 24, and the spectacular new trailer explains why they are so excited. 

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White Rose BrianJune 21, 2013 10:56 AM

Who else would like to see this released in US theaters?

Todd BrownJune 21, 2013 10:59 AM

From what I'm hearing, it can't be. There's a rights conflict stemming back to the anime days that means this movie can only be distributed in Asia.

william chandraJune 21, 2013 12:34 PM

finally! everything seems right, man, there's a good old day where even the great Alex Ross do an artwork for Gatchaman!

Cedric Chou Ya-LiJune 21, 2013 12:44 PM

Where's the humour, where's the fatty guy, the little mischievious kid?
It all looks so serious - is it produced by Christopher Nolan too? (Just
kidding here, but I guess you get my point, right?)

hutchJune 21, 2013 3:40 PM

I'm just gonna blame Michael Bay for stealing the U.S. name: G-force. Fucker.

hutchJune 21, 2013 3:41 PM

Ah hell. That means no subtitles when disc is released. When will Japan learn?

Todd BrownJune 21, 2013 4:31 PM

Hong Kong version should be English friendly. And there's nothing to 'learn' here ... someone controls the rights outside of Asia. They're not even bothering to push it in the international sales markets because there's no point.

Dominick Dale DamasoJune 21, 2013 6:18 PM

Is it me or their armor reminds me of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep?

Mad_Dog_YayanJune 21, 2013 7:18 PM

Did you watch the original Japanese dub or the Battle of the Planets dub? Because from what I've heard, the original was quite serious and dark, the BOTP dub pretty much mackere it.


UNCLE BENJune 21, 2013 7:53 PM


Uncle BenJune 21, 2013 7:57 PM

Although I wish the the capes was more wings like. They gotta look like HAWK BIRDS! ; )

NateDizzyJune 21, 2013 8:13 PM

Really? That reminds me of Macross/Robotech.

XinoJune 21, 2013 8:34 PM


movie looks tight, hope it turns out right.
love the costume, i'm glad they didn't play those darn J-pop

DJRickyVJune 21, 2013 9:34 PM

Do Voltron next guys!

Martin WagnerJune 22, 2013 1:03 AM


Ard VijnJune 22, 2013 4:11 AM

Yeah, I noticed. Weiiiiiiiird...

Cedric Chou Ya-LiJune 22, 2013 9:37 AM

You know what, you're right: I watched BotP when I was a kid---dubbed in French, too, so who knows how much humor and goofiness they've added at the time! So, my bad for the comment :P

hutchJune 22, 2013 3:49 PM

yeah, I know. Still blaming Bay, though (giving the bad-ass name 'G-Force' to talking gerbils? Fuck, man.). These days I don't care anymore. I watch movies without subtitles if the best versions don't have 'em. I went to Japan and watched Miike movies without subs. Don't really need 'em. Stories tell themselves.

Jackie JormpjompJuly 9, 2013 4:00 AM

Fun. When I was a little kid I had a Battle of the Planets coloring book that I loved, but the animated program never aired in my city! This was pre Internet so it drove me crazy! The 7 year old me would love to see this, which means present day me wants to see it too as 7 still make most of my decisions.