How come Japan gets all the shiny cool stuff?!?
It looks like we have about two months to learn to speak Japanese and book a trip because on August 24th the land of the rising sun will be able to see director Toya Sato’s live action adaption of GATCHAMAN! Better known here in the U.S. as BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, the new film is described as follows:
Set in the near future, Gatchaman follows the story five special agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo, as they try to protect the world from the mysterious terrorist group who call themselves Galactor. With technology far surpasses that of humans, Galactor has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. Trained to draw out the power from the mysterious crystal-like object called a “stone,” our five heroes will be called “Gatchaman.”
The trailer looks like some serious “live action anime” fun and makes me wonder if a live action VOLTRON could’nt be far behind . . .
I would love to chat about it more but I have to start tearing into “Conversational Japansese for Dummies.”
Hey – if you speak Japanese already or at least read it – can someone explain to me why it says “Bump of Chicken” in the lower right hand corner of the screen at the 1:02 mark?
Sayōnara for now !