What the @#$% is going on with the new Gatchaman anime

Gatchaman Crowds is a recently announced anime series, clearly based somewhat on the classic Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, better known in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets. Both series features teens fighting against evil aliens in special suits, and both series are animated by Studio Tatsunoko. So why does Gatchaman… » 6/05/13 2:40pm 6/05/13 2:40pm

First tiny but awesome look at the heroes of Japan's live-action …

It's short, and all you can see are part of their helmets, but this new teaser trailer for Japan's live-action Gatchaman movie (a.k.a. Battle of the Planets, a.k.a. G-Force) has the first look at Science Ninja Team Gatchaman in uniform, and they look completely awesome. Here are two adjectives I never thought I'd be… » 4/11/13 7:20am 4/11/13 7:20am

Catch Gatchamania with the first live-action Gatchaman movie footage!

Everybody has their first exposure to anime, and for many kids in the '70s, it was Battle of the Planets, an awkwardly edited cartoon was based on the super-popular anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, about a group of five teens who dress like birds to thwart alien terrorists. The first footage of Japan's… » 12/19/12 2:00pm 12/19/12 2:00pm

Scifi's Reign Of Animation Is Only Just Beginning

Click to viewFor the first time ever, two animated science fiction movies will open the same day, this Friday. Of course, Star Wars: Clone Wars will smush the flies-in-space epic Fly Me To The Moon like... well, like a bug. But this animated traffic jam is still significant, because of what it signals: the rise of… » 8/11/08 5:03pm 8/11/08 5:03pm

Gatchaman's Super-Starship Phoenix Soars Over City

If you were wondering exactly how a more anime-flavored version of the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman movie would look, art director Felix Ip has provided more evidence. We posted some kick-ass art last week, and now Ip has uploaded another batch of images, including this one showing G-Force's supership, the Phoenix, in… » 8/08/08 2:37pm 8/08/08 2:37pm