Battle of the Planets To Rise Like a Phoenix

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

After success of the 2013 Gatchaman movie in Japan, Corus Entertainment’s animation arm Nelvana and marketing company d-rights Inc., will be working jointly on new series Battle of the Planets: Phoenix Ninjas (tentative title).

BOP: PN will be a re-envisioning of the original Battle of the Planets series produced by Sandy Frank Entertainment. In their press release, Corus Entertainment has said the series will have a distinct look and feel that will pay tribute to the classic series.

“We’re thrilled to be working with d-rights on a new version of Battle of the Planets, which has a devoted worldwide fan base,” said Andrew Kerr, Co-Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “This classic property has endured with fans and we are ready to reach out to a new generation of kids. The series will be new, but it will feature the same big action stories.”

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Gatchaman Full Length Trailer!

GatchamanIt’s here! And for many fans who have waited months to see a full length trailer, the time is now. And I must say what one sees looks very good. Could this film be the blockbuster hit of the summer for Japan? Will we see this film given a limited release in North America? One can only hope.

The movie stars Tori Matsuzaka (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) as Ken the Eagle, Go Ayano (Kamen Rider 555, Rurouni Kenshin) as Joe the Condor, Ayame Goriki (Mirai Nikki, Black Butler) as Jun the Swan, Tatsuomi Hamada (Ultraman Zero, Gokaiger Vs. Gavan) as Jinpei the Swallow and Ryohei Suzuki as Ryohei Suzuki (Mei-chan’s Butler) as Ryo the Owl.

Gatchaman hits Japanese theatres August 24th.

Source(s): Orends: Range, Movieclips Trailers

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