North American fans of classic anime better get ready because Gatchaman, Tekkaman, Casshan, and Hurricane Polimar are all teaming up in the series Infini-T Force. Not only that, but they’ll be able to legally watch it very soon! The series, which unites four of Tatsunoko’s most popular characters, will debut its first two episodes on VIZ Media’s website on October 4th.
Check out a clip from the series here…
The episodes will be presented with English subtitles. New episodes of the series will debut every Tuesday. VIZ Media’s acquisition also includes theatrical rights to the Infini-T Force film, which is due out in early 2018.
“INFINI-T FORCE introduces Tatsunoko Production’s most famous anime superheroes for a new generation of viewers while also exciting fans of the original shows,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “We are honored to work with Tatsunoko Production in presenting INFINI-T FORCE to North American fans this fall!”
We’ve got a summary of the series’ plot below.
Living in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district, Emi Kaido is the envy of almost every high schooler in Japan. She has startling wealth, a luxurious modern apartment, and no parents in sight. But beneath it all lies a tangle of apathy and loneliness. Emi is parentless and is looking for diversion in all the wrong—and dangerous—places. And it’s the choices Emi makes that teaches her that life can change in an instant. Her penchant for peril drags her into yet another life-and-death situation, this time involving an enigmatic object known as the “Case” and four mysterious heroes. What ensues is an all-out battle between good and evil, and a story of self-realization. The future of humanity and the world lies in Emi’s hands.
For longtime anime fans you might remember Gatchaman under their English language dub name of Battle of the Planets. Tekkaman even briefly made an apperance in dub form, famous for his “SPACE LANCE” catchphrase.
You’ll be able to watch the series at VIZ’s website here.
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