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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How Fast Can You Go with Gatchaman Cycling Wear

To promote the upcoming release of the live action Gatchaman film in Japan, J Sports has produced Gatchaman cycling apparel in the form of cycling jerseys and bib pants. There are two jerseys available. The first jersey has a frontal design to resemble the bird suit worn by Ken while the back will have pictures of the Science Ninja Team. The 2nd jersey is the Science Ninja Team design which will be covered in a wide variety of Gatchman names and logos.

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