JULY 14, 2023, PITTSBURGH, PA — Mad Cave Studios and Tatsunoko Production have officially partnered to publish Gatchaman comics for adult and teen readers. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン) is a Japanese animated franchise about a five-member superhero ninja team created and produced by Tatsunoko Production, with the original anime series debuting back in 1972. The series centers around five young superhero ninjas employed by Kōzaburō Nambu of the fictitious International Science Organization to oppose Galactor, an international terrorist organization of technologically advanced villains who are trying to control Earth’s natural resources, such as water, oil, sugar, and uranium. Recurring themes of Gatchaman involve conservation, environmentalism, and the responsible use of technology for progress. Under the agreement, Mad Cave Studios will be publishing new Gatchamanstories that take place in the world of the original series setting, staying true to the timeless classic. “Mad Cave couldn’t be more excited to partner with Tatsunoko and bring Gatchaman back to North America,” said Mark Irwin, Mad Cave Studios Senior VP of Business Development. “We have big plans for the science ninja team, and look forward to sharing their fantastic adventures with readers, new and old.”“Gatchaman has entertained and influenced fans around the world for over 50 years, and it could not be a better time to introduce their futuristic world to a new generation of readers,” said Kaz Haruna, Tatsunoko Production Director of International Business. “Tatsunoko is absolutely excited to work with the team at Mad Cave Studios.”
The first Gatchaman release is slated for 2024.
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ABOUT TATSUNOKO PRODUCTION: Established in 1967 by founder Tatsuo Yoshida, Tatsunoko Production has pioneered the Japanese animation industry with such classics as Speed Racer, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, and Samurai Pizza Cats. Tatsunoko is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and continues to produce animated content.