Nippon Television Network Corporation has announced the acquisition of 54.3% of anime production company Tatsunoko, the people behind classics such as Speed Racer and Time Bokan, from Takara Tomy, who will continue to hold a 20% stake in the company. The announcement mentioned that the possibility of a Gatchaman Crowds movie is being explored. More after the jump.
MMO game Cronous is raising its level cap. To promote this, there's an XP bonus, and to really hype things, a Gatchaman Crowds promotion. Through December 12th, special Crowds themed item drops will give player bonuses, including the ability to transform their avatar into Hajime Ichinose. A later phase will players to become the Gatchaman form of Sugane Tachibana. Get a look after the jump.
A new video takes you behind the scenes within 48 hours of making and launching five seperate Gatchaman (classic rather than Crowds) Cosplays. Watch the team suit up wiith Dan Louie as Ryu the Owl, Yuto Akaboshi as Eagle Ken, Aaron Ng as Jinpei the Swallow, Jesse Yu as Joe the Condor and Linda Le as Jun The Swan after the jump.
Since 2011, Tachikawa, located in western Tokyo Metropolis, has been celebrating its status as the "City of Anime." Generally this means that its Autumn Rakuichi notes its status as the inspiration for the setting of A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun, but this year, the “Certain Municipality’s Area Promotion” got to double up with an appreciation for Gatchaman Crowds, which likewise set its action in the city. More after the jump.
So far there's just an announcement and a small Berg Katze teaser on NTV's website, but a second season of unique superhero anime Gatchaman Crowds has been confirmed with the title "Gatchaman Crowds Second." More after the jump.
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. Read on for more!
Get ready for the one that started it all as Sentai Filmworks brings Gatchaman to the U.S. in high definition! All 105 episodes of the original TV series plus the three episode OVA series will be released in both DVD & BD versions. This classic action series is directed by Hisayuki Toriumi (Area 88) and features character designs by Tatsuo Yoshida (Hurricane Polymar) with sound direction by Shigeharu Shiba (Sorcerer Hunters) and music by Bob Sakuma.
Following the 30 seconds teaser in April, the official website for the up-coming live action Gatchaman film finally posted a one minute 33 seconds full trailer today. Check the updated battle of the science ninja team after the jump!
Joining the previously announced Maaya Uchida, a remarkably fun voice cast has been assembled for Gatchaman Crowds. Maybe mollifying some of the traditionalists, classic Tatsunoko hero-voice Katsuji Mori plays the series' elder statesman, while the ever popular Mamoru Miyano is the classic villain Berg Katze, and Haruhi herself, Aya Hirano plays the series' sexiest character. See who's who after the jump.
Gatchaman Crowds seems to have a lot of element that could make it quite the interesting anime. The sci-fi series will deal with a new Japanese metropolis and an intergalactic social network along with distinctive visual style from Tsuritama's Kenji Nakamura and original character designer Kinako. At the same time, we're now seeing that the summer anime is directly referencing the familiar Gatchaman, which makes the radical departure more disconcerting for traditionalist.
This summer's Gatchaman Crowds isn't looking any less strange the more we see of it. Tsuritama's Kenji Nakamura is set to direct the new incarnation of the Science Ninja Team with previous collaborators Toshiya Ono on scripts and Yûichi Takahashi adapting Kinako's original character designs. Dancouga Nova's Koji Nakata is on mecha design. The latest announcement is that Maaya Uchida (Vividred Operation's Rei Kuroki) voices the series' lead. Get a look after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks held its panel at Anime Boston earlier today and hit the ground running with announcements. Hit the jump to see all of the new titles picked up by the distributor, which include the Gatchaman TV series and OVA along with 2004 giant robot action/romance comedy Godannar.
Earlier today, we got a look at Kinako's designs for this summer's Gatchaman Crowds. You may not have heard of the illustrator, but you won't want to miss the sketches from her Pixiv page, with plenty of irreverent tributes to One Piece, Pokemon Madoka Magica, Hellsing and even LocoRoco. Get a look after the jump.