‘Gatchaman’ Live Action Trailer

Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 5.50.27 AM’70s anime series Gatchaman, which aired in North America under the title Battle of the Planets, is getting a live action film adaptation and the first trailer looks… not too bad.

Gatchaman is in the ‘sentai’ genre (which is about as close to American-style superheroes as Japan gets).  Generally, they involve one or more heroes who transform into super-alter-egos, complete with skin-tight bodysuits and motorcycle helmets.  The genre’s most famous example (around here, anyway)  is Power Rangers.


Anime distributor Sentai Filmworks recently announced that the original Gatchaman series will be getting a Blu-ray release.

Here’s the trailer.  Take note of the fact that the movie features a song by a band called ‘Bump of Chicken.’


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