二か国語版 『科学忍者隊ガッチャマン』米国 DVD新発売！
Original '70s artwork for SCIENCE NINJA TEAM: GATCHAMAN.
UPDATED! 2013 is turning into a bumper crop year for fans of classic
tokusatsu and anime in the US, with numerous DVD releases, and more on the way
including Shout! Factory's ULTRA Q, GAIKING, and STARZINGER, as well as Discotek Media's CAPTAIN HARLOCK, CUTIE HONEY, and MAZINGER Z to name but a few. Now, 105-episodes of Tatsunoko Productions’
original SCIENCE NINJA TEAM: GATCHAMAN series is coming to the US from Sentai Filmworks (formed out of the ashes of ADV Films) in both DVD and BD
editions for the first time on October 29th!
Evocative Tatsunoko Productions publicity art for the original series.
Using super-scientific weapons, the
global terrorist network known as Galactor is out to steal all of
Earth’s resources. Mankind’s only hope? The
International Science Organization and their elite strike force, the Science
Ninja Team! But the five young heroes have their work cut out for them
as they take on Galactor’s sinister arsenal of giant robots, mechanized weapons and endless armies of
henchmen. Now, utilizing the incredible tech created by
Dr. Nambu, and with their mighty airship the God Phoenix, GATCHAMAN just
The Science Ninja Team's resident badass, G-2: Joe the Condor!
The classic 1972-74 series is a benchmark in the genre, which took the conventions higher than ever before in terms of multiple story arcs, layered character development, and added a decidedly mature spin to what was previously labeled “Terebi Manga” (TV Cartoons). GATCHAMAN took the visual trappings of American superheroes, and brought them into the 21st Century with progressive designs, from their cutting-edge technology to the complex mechanical monsters of Galactor they encounter.
The twisted Berg Katze, shapeshifting commandant of Galactor!
Heavily-edited and truncated for US television as BATTLE OF THE PLANETS in 1978, and revised for Turner Broadcasting Services as G-FORCE in 1986, GATCHAMAN was originally issued uncut on DVD in 2004 by the now-defunct ADV Films. Sentai Filmworks is boasting both DVD and Blu-ray, Japanese and English audio tracks, and English Subtitles in one big boxset for $129.98 (DVD) and $149.98 (Blu-ray), including the three-part 1994 OVA series. Hopefully, these will be the HD remastered editions released in Japan last year by Tatsunoko and Shochiku Home Video — because I can't wait!