Live-Action Gatchaman Film's 1st On-Set Footage Aired
posted on by Egan Loo
NTV's morning television program Zip! aired the first on-set footage from the live-action film adaptation of the classic Tatsunoko Productions science-fiction hero anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.
Zip! also aired an on-set interview with the cast. Tori Matsuzaka (.hack//The Movie, live-action Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) stars as Ken, the head of the eponymous team. Gō Ayano (second-in-command and "dark hero" Jō), Ryōhei Suzuki (main pilot Ryū), Tatsuomi Hamada (youngest member Jinpei), and Ayame Gōriki (explosive yoyo-wielding Jun) round out the cast.
Director Toya Sato (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Sexy Voice and Robo, Kaiji, Gokusen) began shooting the film in October. Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys, Gantz, Bloody Monday, 2013 Dragon Ball Z film) wrote the script, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed films) designed the characters.
The film will open in Japan on August 24.
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