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New Footage & Pre-vis Videos Released for the Unfinished Gatchaman Animated Film

Created by Tatsuo Yoshida and originally released in 1972 under the name Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman, the series later debuted with an English dub as Battle of the Planets (and unofficially called G-Force). It was followed by an animated film and two short-running sequel series in 1978 and 1979. The series centered around five young superhero ninja in the employ of Dr. Kōzaburō Nambu of the fictitious International Science Organization to oppose an international terrorist organization of technologically advanced villains, known as Galactor, from trying to take control of the Earth's natural resources. The Gatchaman team employed a unique style of highly violent and effective martial arts, developed by Dr. Nambu, that drew from their physical abilities to enable them to perform...
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An Early Gatchaman Trailer - This Might be Our Last Look at the Movie

  • Collider.com
September 7, 2008. That’s the day we posted a short teaser clip from Imagi’s animated Gatchaman movie. Since that time, images have been released, a longer teaser clip was shown at Anime Expo 2009, and then the bad news hit: Imagi Studios L.A. branch was getting shut down and no one knew if the Gatchaman movie would ever get released.

When we reported Imagi was getting shut down, I figured everything Gatchaman related was going to get buried with it. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as an early teaser trailer has hit the net and you can check it out after the jump. Just know this isn’t a new trailer, as Twitch reports it fits the description of something shown at the Hk Filmart back in 2007

And if the teaser trailer isn’t enough…you can see some more pre-production concept art and storyboards by going here and here.
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