Starring: Daisuke Namikawa, Maaya Uchida, Ryota Ohsaka, Corey Hartzog, Jessica Calvello, Ty Mahany.
Running Time: 288 minutes
Gatchaman first started life way back in the 1970s, and is better known in the west as Battle Of The Planets. There have been many iterations of Gatchaman over the years, ranging from loosely connected anime shows to live-action movies and so on. Therefore you must forgive my ignorance of being absolutely clueless on the franchise with the latest offering, Gatchaman Crowds, being my first exposure to this world.
Set in Tokyo, the series follows a series of superheroes known as Gatchamen, who seemingly protect the world from alien invasions. However, once a new recruit, Hajime, joins the force, things begin to change. Hajime is at first presented as naive, but quickly shows that her bubbly, cute approach to the alien threat may actually be worthwhile. She ends up talking to one of the aliens,