Inagi City, Tokyo, Japan is drumming up tourism by celebrating the work of mechanical designer and Inagi native Kunio Okawara with an unusual promotion: the installation of a 2 meter (6.6 feet) tall monument of Yatter Wan, the loveable mecha from Yatterman. Hit the jump to learn more, wan.
From 1977-1979, leather-clad blonde Hiroko "Doronjo" Sasagawa antagonized the heroes of Yatterman and excited the Tatsunoko anime's young viewers by occasionally bathing or losing her clothes to an explosion 20-year old cosplayer Nekomu Otogi, recently married to Oh! My Goddess author Kosuke Fujishima, has starred in a photo series dedicated to the various incarnations of Doronjo - which has now been turned into the latest entry from figure-maker FREEing's 1/4 scale series.
After last month's teaser of a Dead or Alive 5 - Last Round collaboration with venerable anime studio Tatsunoko that includes Ai-chan from Yatterman, with that series' Doronjo and the Yatterman Night version of the character, Gold Lightan, the leads for the new Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R and more, Koei Tecmo has now posted a preview. Get a look after the jump.
At this weekend APM D-1 FIGHTING FESTIVAL event in Tokyo, Koei Tecmo and producer Yosuke Hayashi teased collaborations coming to the Dead or Alive 5 - Last Round fighting game in March with an arcade lead in. A collaboration from venerable anime studio Tatsunoko include Ai-chan from Yatterman, with that series's Doronjo and the Yatterman Night version of the character, Gold Lightan and the leads for the new Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R.
An unforgettable element of the Tatsunoko's Time Bokan franchise was its blonde, adult thief antagonists Doronjo, and before her, Majo. Last season's celebration of the series' 40th anniversary, Yatterman Night, flipped the script, presenting a nine year-old version of the classic villain. Timed to follow the June Japanese release of Night Blu-ray box set, PLUM has now launched pre-orders for a 1/7th scale figure of the young Doronjo ahead of its July release.
FUNimation has rounded out their slate of winter 2015 simulcasts with Yatterman Night. The 12-episode TV anime series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Tatsunoko's Time Bokan series. The first episode of will premiere on Tuesday, January 13th, with subsequent episodes streaming shortly after Japanese broadcast at 10:30 AM EST/9:30 AM CST on Sundays, More after the jump.
SCREEN mode is a two-member unit formed by 31-year-old voice actor Yu Hayashi as -YOU- (vocal) and music producer Masatomo Ohta as Masatomo (guitar) in 2013. Their record company Lantis has posted a short version PV for their upcoming 4th single "Kyokugen Dreamer," the OP song for a winter 2015 TV anime Yoru no Yatterman. Check the song after the jump!
Classic goofy/sexy villainess Doronjo gets decidedly younger as the upcoming Yoru no Yatterman anime has introduced her nine-year-old descendant in its new preview and visual. Get a look after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming TV anime Yoru no Yatterman announced the voice cast for the four main villain characters today. It will premiere on Tokyo MX as the 40th anniversary title for Tatsunoko Productions' Time Bokan series in January 2015. Check the latest information after the jump.
Japanese anime blogs have begun reporting a staff listing for Yoru no Yatterman allegedly from an early look at the upcoming issue of the Newtype anime magazine. Previously it was said the plan was for the young staff from Muromi-san to update the classic mecha-superhero comedy in a manner similar to Gatchaman Crowds, and Muromi-san's Tatsuya Yoshihara is listed as director. More after the jump.