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Japan is ready to roll with Gatchaman. A live-action film based on the 1970s anime that was imported to the United States as Battle of the Planets will land in Japanese theaters in two months, but you can check out the new trailer below in its action-packed glory.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Set in the near future, Gatchaman follows the story five special agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo, as they try to protect the world from the mysterious terrorist group who call themselves Galactor. With technology far surpassing that of humans, Galactor has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. Trained to draw out the power from the mysterious crystal-like object called a “stone,” our five heroes will be called “Gatchaman.”
Gatchaman, directed by Toya Sato (Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler, Gokusen: The Movie) and written by Yusuke Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Gantz), is scheduled to open in Japan on Aug. 24. At this point, no U.S. date has been announced.