The latest addition to Crunchyroll's summer anime lineup is swooping in to save us all with its spiritual powers! Gatchaman Crowds is set to kick off on Friday, July 12 at 11:30am Pacific for premium members, with free members able to watch episodes one week after their initial broadcast.
A page for Gatchaman Crowds will soon be up at www.crunchyroll.com/gatchamancrowds. Based on Tatsunoko Production's classic 1972 Science Ninja Team Gatchaman anime (AKA Battle of the Planets), the 12-episode series is directed by tsuritama's Kenji Nakamura, with series composition by Toshiya Ono (tsuritama, Suite Precure).
Gatchaman Crowds will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, France, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.
‘Gatchaman’ is the general term for warriors who wear special power suits called NOTE, which are manifestations of special spiritual powers possessed by living beings. The Gatchaman force on Earth consists of aliens who have been dispatched by a council and Earthlings who have been scouted for their latent abilities, all of whom work together to protect Earth's people and resources from alien criminals who have invaded the planet in violation of the probation enforced by the council. Most recently, their main duty is dealing with MESS, a mysterious entity about which even the council has little knowledge.