Funimation to Stream Tatsunoko's Yoru no Yatterman Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream the anime Yatterman Night (Yoru no Yatterman) as it airs in Japan.
Yatterman Night will begin streaming on Tuesday, but subsequent episodes will debut after the Japanese broadcast every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. EST. Tatsunoko is producing the Yatterman Night anime in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Time Bokan franchise. The series will have 12 30-minute episodes.
The story is as follows:
Long, long ago, a pair of heroes called the Yatterman faced off against the mischievous Doronbow Gang, led by the sexy villainess Doronjo. Now, years later, the Yatter Kingdom is protected by the new Yatterman. But the mysterious new Yatterman have forced the Yatter people into labor, and unrest runs rampant throughout the kingdom. In the spirit of her predecessor, a young new Doronjo reforms the Doronbow Gang in rebellion against the Yatterman.
In celebration of the beloved classic's 40th anniversary, this modern update features some familiar faces, and an exciting new cast and story.
Tatsuya Yoshihara is directing the series, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is handling series composition, and Keisuke Goto designed the characters. Tatsuya Katou is composing the music. The band SCREEN mode performs the opening theme "Kyokugen Dreamer" (Limit Dreamer) and the voice actress group Sphere performs the ending theme, "Jōnetsu Continue" (Passion Continue).
The cast includes:
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.
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