Yoru no Yatterman's Story, January TV Premiere Revealed
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
More information about the Yoru no Yatterman (Yatterman of the Night) project was unveiled on Monday. The project will be a television anime series that will premiere in January on Tokyo MX TV and other channels. Tatsunoko is producing the anime in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Time Bokan franchise. The series will have 12 30-minute episodes.
The image unveiled shows characters Boyacky and Tonzuraa, but is missing the female Doronbo, Dorojo:
The story is as follows:
In a remote land, there was a girl who gazed beyond the ocean. The land was Yatterman Kingdom. It is said that it is a heavenly land controlled by the Yattermen, the allies of justice. In order to save her sick mother, the girl attempted to land in Yatterman Kingdom to ask for help. However, she was turned away, and her mother passed away without anyone to give her charity.
Doronbo: One of the bands of great thieves. There was a beautiful girl named Doronjo working under a boss named Dokurobeh. Her lackies were two men named Boyacky and Tonzuraa. The Doronbo fight with Yattermen, and within the fray, the team is banished to a remote land.
This is the story of a new generation of Doronbos. Doronjo, Boyacky, and Tonzura, as well as the story of the birth of Gan-chan and Ai-chan as Yattermen.
More information about the series will be unveiled on November 10.
The original Yatterman television series premiered in 1977, and it spawned the first Yatterman anime film that same year. A new Yatterman televison series aired in Japan in 2008 for 60 episodes, and was followed by an animated film in 2009. A live-action film also premiered in the same year.
Images © Tatsunoko, Yoru no Yatterman Production Committee 2015