BBC Documentary Super Sale, Gatchaman Complete, The Breakfast Club

There's an amazing selection of BBC nature documentaries on sale today. The highlight for us is the Life/Planet Earth Special Edition set narrated by David Attenborough, but you really can't go wrong with any of these. » 4/23/14 11:45am 4/23/14 11:45am

The awesome car chase scene from the CG Gatchaman movie that never was

The Japanese live-action Gatchaman movie has come and gone, but we're still lamenting the loss of the CG animated Gatchman movie Imagi was working on before it closed its doors in 2011. This recently uncovered, unfinished car chase scene has us lamenting a little harder. » 10/04/13 1:05pm 10/04/13 1:05pm

Best look at the live-action Gatchaman's awesome superhero suits

You've seen a glimpse of them in action, but Toho has put the bird-themed superhero outfits of the live-action Gatchaman movie's new team outside the 109 Men's department store in Shibuya, and my god, are they fantastic. » 8/20/13 8:30am 8/20/13 8:30am

See the all-new, live-action Gatchaman team in action!

The first trailer for Japan's live-action Gatchaman movie (a.k.a Battle of the Planets) movie is here, and you will believe five kids can dress like birds and kick ass. It's got awesome updates of the costumes, giant alien robots terrorizing the city, the God Phoenix jet, and even the evil Berg Kattse! There's… » 6/21/13 7:40am 6/21/13 7:40am

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

Japan's police mascots include robots and sentient grains of rice

Japan has 47 versions of McGruff the Crime Dog, and they range from sentient dinosaurs to miniature swan people right out of Gatchaman to manimal twins who hate drunk driving. » 10/20/10 10:00am 10/20/10 10:00am

Awesome Teaser Trailer For The Gatchaman Film We'll Never Get To see

We didn't think we could get any more depressed after Imagi started auctioning off bits from the now-dead Gatchaman movie. But this amazing teaser footage just set us over the edge. This movie must be made somehow. » 4/19/10 12:08pm 4/19/10 12:08pm

Concept Art From The Gatchaman Movie That Never Was And Never Will Be

When Imagi closed its doors, the Gatchaman movie died. Now thanks to an auction selling off every scrap of Imagi property, we can take a peek some of the neverbefore seen Gatchaman concept art. Thanks for the tip, Al. » 4/02/10 8:00am 4/02/10 8:00am

What To Watch When Television Lets You Down

Bored and sick of the lack of good SF television right now? Don't worry! YouTube wants to take care of you, with many classic - and not so classic - SF shows available right now for your viewing pleasure. » 12/27/09 3:00pm 12/27/09 3:00pm

Your First Glimpse Of Gatchaman's Defenders Of The Earth

An evil presence threatens the Earth, so it's a good thing there's a brooding hero and a team of plucky volunteers to save us, in this early glimpse at the Gatchaman teaser trailer. I love the CG cityscapes and battles. » 7/07/09 8:30am 7/07/09 8:30am

Joe Asakura's Sleek CG Look For Gatchaman

Imagi Studio's next big undertaking is the CG anime epic, Gatchaman. The first poster of hero Joe Asakura was revealed at the 2009 Tokyo Anime Fair, and he's lookin' mighty sharp. » 3/26/09 4:12pm 3/26/09 4:12pm

Astro Boy's Quest For Humanity Will Finish On Time, Despite…

Astro Boy is back in production after a halt, says Variety, and it's on track to make the Oct. 23 release date. Imagi's $25 million funding boost also means Gatchman and Tusker will continue. » 2/25/09 10:00am 2/25/09 10:00am

Cool Your Boot Jets! Astro Boy Still Zooming

Rumors are tearing up the web that Imagi's CG animated Astro Boy movie has stopped production. But don't start a robo-gladiator stampede. We talked to Imagi U.S. president Erin Corbett, who set the record straight. » 1/26/09 3:00pm 1/26/09 3:00pm

A Boy And His Giant Robot Stop A Robo Swarm In New Gigantor-Inspired…

A giant robot responds to wristwatch commands, and its eyes change color depending on how much robotic ass it's going to smash, in this awesome trailer for T-28, from the studio that's producing Astro Boy. » 1/12/09 3:30pm 1/12/09 3:30pm

Come Fly The Friendly Skies Of Gatchaman Air

When aliens take over our planet, it's up to Gatchaman » 9/08/08 10:43am 9/08/08 10:43am to set things right. Due to each hero's unique genetic code, these characters are forced to step up and defend the planet. But with the gig comes some seriously sick future toys such as slick cars and the amazing ship the Phoenix, which you finally get a look at…

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