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New image + more cast members revealed for upcoming 'Gatchaman' movie

April 11, 2013 @ 5:01 am
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As reported earlier, Tatsunoko Production's popular anime "Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman ("Science Ninja Team Gatchaman")" will get live-action movie adaptation, directed by Sato Toya. Recently, a new image, which shows the members of Gatchaman in the "G Suits", has been revealed.

Live-action movie "Gatchaman" sets in Tokyo in the near future. The world becomes threatened by a new kind of terrorist group known as the Galactor, who have already taken over half of the globe. Scientist Nambu Kouzaburou decides to step up against them and forms the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. It’s a team of five young heroes skilled in the art of ninjutsu, who dress in unique costumes called "G Suits".

It has already been announced that the team leader and protagonist ‘Owashi no Ken’ will be portrayed by actor Matsuzaka Tori. The remaining four superhero ninjas are played by Ayano Go (as "Condor no Joe"), Gouriki Ayame (as "Shiratori no Jun"),Hamada Tatsuomi (as "Tsubakuro no Jinpei"), and Suzuki Ryohei (as "Mimizuku no Ryu").

Regarding the "G Suits", Matsuzaka commented, "It fits great for all 5 of us, and it's easy to do the action scenes, so I was able to fly around freely at the filming." Apparently, it took over a year to make the "G suits", and to make it be able to withstand action scenes. It is also said that the total cost for the suits was 20 million yen.

Along with the new image, new cast members for the movie have also been announced. The cast members are Kishitani Goro (as "Dr. Nambu Kozaburo"), Mitsuishi Ken (as "Dr. Kirkland"), Hatsune Eriko (as an original character "Naomi"), and Nakamura Shido (as mysterious invader named "Iriya").

"Gatchaman" is scheduled to open in theaters on August 24th.

Source & Image: Cinematoday

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