After months of waiting, the official website for the live-action film adaptation of the classic sci-fi anime “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman” started streaming its first promo! Check out the awesome suits after the jump.
The five serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo in the near future. Galactor, a mysterious group whose technology far surpasses that of humans, has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. A mysterious crystal-like object called a "stone," is humanity's only hope. Those who are able to draw out the power of the "stones" are forced to train to become special agents in a five-person team called "Gatchaman."
Tori Matsuzaka will play the role of Ken Washio, the team leader and tactical expert. Also included in the cast are Go Ayano (Kamen Rider 555, Rurouni Kenshin) as second-in-command marksman and weapons expert Jō Asakura; Ayame Goriki (Mirai Nikki, IS) as the electronics and demolitions expert Jun; Tatsuomi Hamada (Ultraman Zero, Gokaiger vs Gavan) as the youngest and reconnaissance expert Jinpei; and, Ryōhei Suzuki (Hana Kimi) as Ryū Nakanishi, the ship's pilot.
Directed by Toya Sato (Kaiji, Gokusen), with screenplay by Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods), Gatchaman premieres August 24th.
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