Oh man! I’m so psyched! ADVFilms is releasing the original anime, uncut, of Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman! This seminal cartoon from the 70’s is the foundation for all other team-based anime. You have all the archetypes: the righteous, but inexperienced leader, the loner who is out for revenge, the “princess”, the little guy and the big fat guy.
This show made appearances in the US as “Battle of the Planets” and “G-Force”, and even “Eagle Riders”. Needless to say, this show was my first introduction to Japanese animation. From then on, I was hooked. I’ve loved anime and manga ever since.
So, if you’re feeling nostalgic, or you want to see what the buzz is about, then check it out!