The first full trailer for director Toya Sato‘s live action film, Gatchaman has hit the Internet. Gatchaman was known in the States as the much watered down anime versions, Battle of the Planets and G-Force. You might remember a teaser trailer that came out a couple of weeks ago, it’s the second video below if you don’t and haven’t seen it yet.
That teaser was incredible and full of action. This trailer . . . not so much. Hopefully when we get a translated or sub-titled version of the trailer it might help, but as it is, the trailer is choppy and doesn’t have that same energy of the teaser that blew me away.
The cast includes Tori Matsuzaka as the teams leader Ken, Go Ayrano as the second in command Jo, Ayame Gorikias as Jun, Tatsuomi Hamada as young Jinpei, and Ryohei Suzuki as the pilot Ryu.
The five serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo at the beginning of the 21st century. 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 as Earth’s ultimate weapon, a five-person team called “Gatchaman.”
The theme song was the big reveal in this trailer. Bump of Chicken is the band and are apparently a big deal in Japan and the only choice for director Sato. Stay for the ending credits, that’s where you can check out the new music.
Watch the trailer and met me on the other side for more.
Here’s the teaser for those that haven’t seen it yet.
The “feel” of the trailer seems disjointed, or is it just me? The fiery phoenix looks cool and was a trademark on the animated series. I can’t wait to see some of the Cosplay that will come out of these movie, those suits look pretty bad-ass.
What did you think of this trailer?