Reviewed by: Eeeper
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 12
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 300 minutes
English 5.1 Surround
Japanese 2.0 Stereo
DO YOU REMEMBER BATTLE OF THE PLANETS? Beneath the tranquil surface of daily life in Tachikawa, a secret war is waged against alien invaders by heroes who are considered an urban legend: the Gatchaman! With the powers of their alien G-suits, these super-powered superheroes are the unknowing citizens' only line of defense - or so they think until the mysterious LOAD and his online network appear. But when a sinister enemy emerges, it will be up to the Gatchaman's oddball recruit, Hajime, to help them join forces and save the day...!
I won't pretend to know anything about the original Gatchaman show from the 1970's, OK? My brother watched it as Battle of the Planets in reruns but I never saw it. What I do know of the show comes from Youtube clips (where else?) but it looks like fun albeit a bit too serious for its own good. Gatchaman has been remixed so many times, it's not even funny how many versions there are out there. So we come to this, Gatchaman Crowds, a spiritual successor to the original show that keeps the essence of the show but not the trappings of it.