Sentai Filmworks to Release Gatchaman II Anime on DVD
posted on by Karen Ressler
Section 23 Films announced in its April release slate that Sentai Filmworks will release the Gatchaman II (Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman II) television anime on DVD on April 18. The release will have Japanese audio with English subtitles.
The 1978-79 series has not previously been released in North America uncut. Saban Entertainment licensed Gatchaman II and its sequel Gatchaman Fighter in 1996 and combined the two shows to create the 65-episode series Eagle Riders. Only 13 episodes of the series aired in the United States, though all 65 episodes aired in Europe and Australia.
Sentai Filmworks describes the series:
It's been two years since the International Science Organization and their elite Science Ninja Team strike force defeated the threat of GALACTOR at the cost of Joe the Condor's life. However, there's no time limit on evil, and when Leader X stages a horrific attack on a cruise ship, there's only one force in the universe with a chance of stopping them! Can the Gatchaman team adapt to working with Joe's replacement in time to stop Leader X from mutating one of the victims into GALACTOR's new leader? Or does the ISO have a secret weapon lurking in the wings, ready to help save the day?
Sentai Filmworks previously released the entire original Gatchaman television anime series, the 1994-95 OVA series, and the recent Gatchaman Crowds and Gatchaman Crowds insight spinoff anime.