Last year, Tatsunoko announced it would be celebrating its 55th anniversary with an Avengers-esque mashup of some of its most iconic superheroes for a new anime series—and although Western audiences may only be vaguely familiar with some of these heroes, they’ll be getting to see the new show, too.
A few years ago, Cliff Chiang did designs for a Gatchaman-style (better known in the U.S. as the 1970s cartoon Battle of the Planets) take on DC’s finest heroes that had us longing for a classic anime take on the Justice League. But artist Jordan Gibson has added to those hopes with a whole series of Gatchaman…
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.
Halfway through the summer season, I called Gatchaman Crowds one of the five anime you should be watching. It is an anime that all gamers should watch as it shows amazing insight into the future of video games in addition to having an adventure that’s deeper than you’d expect.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
Artist Cliff Chiang has whipped up some perfectly awesome takes on Battle of the Planets, G-Force, and Gatchaman — for charity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.