Gatchaman Live Action Movie Trailer Released

Gatchaman Live Action MovieThe Gatchaman live action movie trailer has finally been released on the movie’s official website. Gatchaman, which went into production back in October, is scheduled for a nationwide release on August 24th, 2013.

Gatchaman is being directed by Toya Sato with Yusuke Watanabe penning the script. Watanabe was also the writer behind the 2013 Battle of Gods Dragonball Movie, the live action remake of Gantz, and the popular Japanese drama Bloody Monday.

The movie will star Tori Matsuzaka, Go Ayano, Tasuomi Hamada, Ryoheo Suzuki and Japanese IT girl, Ayame Gouriki. Ayame is acting in another manga/anime to live-action remake, playing Shiori Genpo in Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). Production on the movie began in October of 2012 and wrapped up in December.

Gatchaman is the story of a 5-member superhero team who uses their scientifically & genetically enhanced physical skills and martial arts to protect the earth, practice environmentalism, and promote the responsible use of technology. As members of the International Science Organization, they fight against the technologically advanced terrorist organization “Galactor”, who seek to control Earth’s natural resources for profit and evil.

The Gatchaman franchise has a strong cult following due to its global syndication in the 70′s, and is known as “Battle of the Planets” in the west. In Japan, it’s known as “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman”.

You can view the 30 second trailer below. Stay tuned as we’ll keep this page updated with more information as it’s released.

Source: (Japanese)


  1. kishi

    May 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Trailer looks good. Don’t expect Hollywood style special effects though. Japan’s budgets are way smaller.

  2. demandred

    June 17, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Wow, this is actually being made? I didn’t even know it was in production. Even better, it comes out in a few months. Definitely going to check it out.

  3. Rui

    June 23, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I’m actually looking forward to this. I hate live action adaptations because they (more often then not) suck. Death Note wasn’t too bad and neither was Gantz. But I’m hopeful because I think they have a great cast. I can’t really think of anyone better for the parts. And who doesn’t love some Ayame Goriki?

    • Vampire Bill

      June 29, 2013 at 9:21 am

      I like Ayame Gouriki, but she seems to be in EVERYTHING anymore. We’re all going to get burnt out from seeing her in movies and dramas and that’ll be that. It happens every time. They over-saturate their actresses.

  4. RiderGaroX

    July 13, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Why Berg Katse is a female? I thought he was gay.

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