Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (1972–1974)
This is the first feature film live action adaptation of the original Gatchaman animated series from the 1970s.
Most of the footage of this film comes from here.
"Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman" was edited, censored, and Americanized to become the U.S. TV series "Battle of the Planets."
The boy (Hiroki Iwase) plays with a Gatchaman doll, and later talks about Gatchaman with a policewoman (Shinobu Ootake).
The main characters make a cameo appearance.
In the couch gag Marge is Jun
The Bus Driver is dress up in a Jun the Swan costume.
When we first see Ben he is wearing a Gatchaman T-shirt.
Ken & Jun make a small cameo in the crowd.
Ken the Eagle & Jun the Swan are playable.
Hewy says Imagi Studios will adapt this show into a movie
Lance's father is modelled after Chief Anderson.
Many of the outfits resemble those worn by the team in Gatchaman