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Friday, October 12, 2012

Tori Matsuzaka To Star On Gatchaman Live-Action Film

Tatsunoko Productions' anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman as known as G-Force in the American TV adaptation, is finally getting a live-action film with Samurai Sentai Shinkenger's Tori Matsuzaka as the lead character Ken Washio. Director Toya Sato (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Sexy Voice and Robo, Kaiji, Gokusen) will helm on the film and will begin shooting October 15.

Other actors joining Matsuzaka are Go Ayano (Kamen Rider 555, Rurouni Kenshin) as Jo, Ayame Goriki (Mirai Nikki, IS) as Jun, Tatsuomi Hamada (Ultraman Zero, Gokaiger vs Gavan) as Jinpei and Ryohei Suzuki (Hana Kimi) as pilot Ryu to complete the cast. 

The main plot revolves around 5 agents serving 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. 

Source: ANN, Eiga.com


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