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Russo Brothers' AGBO Studios Develops Adaptation of Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
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Directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame) announced at their panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday that their AGBO Studios is developing an adaptation of the Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets) television anime series. The Russos added that they could not say if they will direct the project, nor could they say if the project will be animated or live-action. However, they said that if they do direct, it would be in live-action.

The first Gatchaman anime premiered in October of 1972 and earned an average rating of 21%. It was only planned for two quarters of a year, but was extended to two full years for a total of 105 episodes. Tatsunoko Production's classic sci-fi hero series follows five people who serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo in the near future. Galactor, a mysterious group whose technology far surpasses that of humans, has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. Dr. Nanbu has assembled these five young heroes as humanity's last hope.

The original series premiered in the United States in 1978.

Sentai Filmworks previously released the entire original Gatchaman television anime series, the Gatchaman II and the Gatchaman Fighter sequel series, the 1994-1995 OVA series, and the Gatchaman Crowds and Gatchaman Crowds insight spinoff anime in North America.

Sources: Russo brothers' San-Diego Comic Con panel (Egan Loo), Deadline (Anthony D'Alessandro)

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