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New Anime of 'Gatchaman' Franchise to Air This Summer

by symbv
Apr 7, 2013 8:05 AM | 46 Comments
According to an article in the latest issue of the Tsukuru magazine, a spin-off TV anime series from the "Gatchaman" franchise will start to air from July. The name of the series is "Gatchaman Crowds" and it will feature a girl as the protagonist this time with a new updated character design. The anime studio remains Tatsunoko Production and the director is Nakamura Kenji.

Source: Official anime website, Scan of Tsukuru Magazine (contains picture of the new character design)

Gatchaman Crowds on MAL

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Well, since I didn't like the original, thus don't care about it, I'm pumped as HELL for this. So far, I love everything I've seen. I was actually happy when I saw they weren't going with the corny bird suits.

Jul 10, 2013 12:16 AM by DmonHiro

pumped for this show, not familiar with the og so I probably won't be disappointed or rage.

Jul 7, 2013 9:38 PM by Sourire

The suits look killer. Gives me slight Dead Space/Crysis vibes. Really psyched about this.

Jul 7, 2013 8:58 PM by neontaster

The OP looks pretty cool (warning: video quality is not that good)


Jul 7, 2013 8:26 PM by symbv

Vla said:

Poor Gatchaman purists (I know one in RL), they'll be at rage. And even moderate fans of Gatchaman will be, I guess, disappointed by new lead.


See I could never understand that mentality. This series won't change anything about the older ones either way. And it could turn out to be a great adaptation. Though I'm sure we're all expecting it to be very different from the original series. I'm more excited to see that not only is Nakamura directing it but it's also a pure Tatsunoko Productions title. They don't seem to produce many modern series these days but it's truly a cool studio worthy of respect.

Jun 30, 2013 5:33 PM by LayedBack

OST by Taku Iwasaki (Jormungand, Katanagatari, Gurren Lagann). I really like his work.

Jun 14, 2013 6:47 AM by neontaster

So Hirano Aya will voice a mascot character...
http://www.ntv.co.jp/GATCHAMAN_Crowds/character/paiman.html

Jun 14, 2013 3:33 AM by symbv

Oh, finally, more artwork! Looks neat. The blond guy look so ... tsundere. My curiosity about how they will go about it is killing me.

Jun 6, 2013 11:16 AM by figuette

Happy to see this, it is not so Bored in this Summer

Jun 5, 2013 6:52 PM by windtalk

well that is this franchise dead for the same reson that Lupin is dead to me Casting Fuck the casting choices that new Luipn TV cast i had a bit og issue with but oi this cast is god awfull

Jun 4, 2013 9:31 PM by DateYutaka

symbv said:
Key visual looks pretty nice

And the heroine will be voiced by the up-and-coming Uchida Maaya !! (Rikka in Chuunibyou, Mao in GJ-bu, Rei in Vividred, also Sankarea)



Also Frenda in Railgun S. She has quite a range.

Jun 4, 2013 8:05 PM by neontaster

Natsu12345 said:
A kid's show?
Problem?

Jun 4, 2013 2:51 PM by Cabron

This is one of the upcoming shows I'm interested in but also highly skeptical about. It's always interesting to see old stuff come back and be re-imagined, it's another thing entirely when it looks to bear zero resemblance to it's source and appears to be the "in name only" type. I have nothing against a female protagonist (it worked fine for Lupin III: Mine no Fujiko which was awesome), what I do have an issue with is nothing they have shown so far tells me why I should consider this a Gatchaman or Tatsunoko Superhero series. Also this whole Tsuritama team thing does nothing for my interests like some as I just plain never saw that show and have little interest in it. Also not a huge fan of Maaya Uchida at all and have yet to see a role where she stands out as anything other than cutesy girl who does cutesy things and I'm sorry but those shows just aren't for me and casting her is another question mark for me.

Gonna wait till I see a trailer and this project proves once and for all whether it really has basis in the original, but I'm starting to get bait and switch vibes here like this is another one of those series where they try to hook people using a classic franchise name and then the show has absolutely nothing to do with that franchise and is just a humdrum show about daily life. Really don't feel like getting tricked into watching another one of those when I just plain don't find them interesting so I hope it's more than that. I'm fine with a new direction, just please please don't be boring.

Jun 4, 2013 2:45 PM by PeacingOut

The only thing I don't like is that green haired girl in bikini. Seriously... no, please.
But anyway, I'm definitely in.

Jun 4, 2013 9:26 AM by Anny

Key visual looks pretty nice

And the heroine will be voiced by the up-and-coming Uchida Maaya !! (Rikka in Chuunibyou, Mao in GJ-bu, Rei in Vividred, also Sankarea)

Jun 4, 2013 5:50 AM by symbv

At first I thought that it's April 1st joke. Then I've noticed the date and realized that it's not.
Poor Gatchaman purists (I know one in RL), they'll be at rage. And even moderate fans of Gatchaman will be, I guess, disappointed by new lead. By the way, here is picture of main heroine, which isn't Jun but "Hajime Ichinose" (dark-haired girl, I guess) and someone else, unfamiliar too.

Apr 9, 2013 11:57 AM by Vla

Oh a super hero classic

Apr 9, 2013 11:17 AM by Mr_Gutts

Kenji Nakamura direct the project? Will try

Apr 8, 2013 12:18 AM by Firixizu_Mint

A kid's show?

Apr 7, 2013 8:20 PM by ToG25thBaam

I am definitely checking this out. I am going to need to see how this relates to the original gatchaman, though. It's probably not going to a next generation squad, though, since this anime is being called a spinoff.

Apr 7, 2013 5:27 PM by WingZero1223

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