Yatterman Anime Movie Green-Lit for August 22
posted on by Egan Loo
A preview website has announced that a new anime movie version of Tatsunoko Production's Yatterman science-fiction comedy anime series has been green-lit. The film will open in Japan on August 22. The website promises that the film will bring together new Yatter Mecha for the Yatterman duo of heroes to use in their fight against evil.
The original Yatterman television series premiered in 1977, and it spawned the first Yatterman anime film that same year. A new Yatterman televison series began running in Japan last year.
Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Ichi the Killer, MPD Psycho) cemented his newfound mainstream film success by directing a live-action Yatterman film with Arashi singer/actor Sho Sakurai (Honey and Clover). The live-action film opened in Japan in March after Miike and Sakurai held its world premiere at New York Comic Con in February . It became the #1 film at the Japanese box office for four straight weekends.
Image © Tatsunoko Production/Theatrical Animation Yattterman Production Committee 2009