Gatchaman (film)

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Gatchaman (film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byToya Sato
Written byYusuke Watanabe
Based onScience Ninja Team Gatchaman
by Tatsuo Yoshida
StarringTori Matsuzaka
Gō Ayano
Ayame Goriki
Tatsuomi Hamada
Ryohei Suzuki
Music byNima Fakhrara
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24)
Running time
113 minutes

Gatchaman (ガッチャマン) is a 2013 Japanese tokusatsu superhero film directed by Toya Sato based on the classic 1970s anime television series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.[1]


By the year 2050 AD, a mysterious organization called Galactor has occupied half of the Earth and threatens to exterminate the human race. Around the same time, the International Science Organization had uncovered mysterious stones that bear unusual powers. It is said that one person out of approximately eight million is able to harness the power of the stones; they are known as a "Receptor". Dr. Kozaburo Nambu gathers a team of these five lucky Receptors together. Known as the "Gatchaman" team, it is their mission to defeat Galactor.


Production and release[edit]

The theme song for the movie is "Niji wo Matsu Hito", performed by popular Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken.


In Japan, it opened in fifth place with ¥119,201,780 (approx. US$1,171,977) and had earned ¥401,196,315 (approx. US$3,944,512) by its third weekend.[2]


  1. ^ "Gatchaman Live Action Movie Trailer Released". 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  2. ^ "Gatchaman". Retrieved 2015-10-14.

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