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Infini-T Force (インフィニティーフォース, Infinitī Fōsu) is a Japanese 3DCG anime series featuring a crossover between characters from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Casshan, Hurricane Polymar and Tekkaman: The Space Knight, all series produced by Tatsunoko Production in the 1970s. The new series is a co-production between Tatsunoko and Digital Frontier and aired from October 3 to December 26, 2017.

Infini-T Force
インフィニティーフォース
(Infinitī Fōsu)
Manga
Infini-T Force: Arc to the Future
Written byUkyō Kodachi
Illustrated byTatsuma Ejiri
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMonthly Hero's
Original runOctober 31, 2015 – present
Volumes8
Anime television series
Directed byKiyotaka Suzuki
Written byToshiya Ono
StudioTatsunoko
Digital Frontier
Licensed by
Original networkytv, NTV, FBS, STV, HTV, MMT, SDT, CTV
Original run October 3, 2017 December 26, 2017
Episodes12
Anime film
Gekijōban Infini-T Force: Gatchaman Saraba Tomo yo
Directed byJun Matsumoto
StudioTatsunoko
Digital Frontier
Licensed by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2018
Runtime90 minutes
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PlotEdit

Emi is a seventeen-year-old girl living in Shibuya, Tokyo. Her father is always away with work and she's grown listless. Suddenly, a twist of fate involving a certain magical item changes everything. A mysterious pencil, of all things, is linked to the appearance of heroes from another world! Could this be the start to the excitement she's so desperately craving, or is there something more?

CharactersEdit

Ken Washio (鷲尾健, Washio Ken)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki[1]
Twenty four year old Ken is the oldest of the four heroes and acts as their leader. He usually reprimands Emi when she misbehaves and is determined to save her, while restoring the worlds Z destroyed. He has the power of transforming into Gatchaman G-01. During his first encounter with Z, he manages to make him drop the Case, which ends up in Emi's hands.
Jouji Minami (南城二)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[2]
Twenty two year old Jouji is an astronaut looking for a new planet for his people to settle in his original world. He fights as Tekkaman using the "Tekset" armor armed with a double bladed lance.
Takeshi Yoroi (鎧武士)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura[2]
Twenty year old Takeshi is a former agent with the ability to transform himself into Hurricane Polymar using a special polymer that gives him special powers. After his world is destroyed by Z, he lives for one year as a detective in Shibuya until he meets Emi and the other heroes.
Tetsuya Azuma (東鉄也)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō[2] (Japanese); Landon McDonald[3] (English)
Seventeen year old Tetsuya is the youngest of the four heroes. In his world, Tetsuya was transfromed into an android called "Casshan" by his father to fight other androids who threaten human race, after his world is destroyed, he meets the other heroes and Emi, joining them with his pet companion, the robotic dog Friender (フレンダー, Furendā).
Emi Kaidou (界堂笑)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano[4]
The main protagonist. Emi is an aloof 17-year-old girl who lives alone in her house since her father has left for unexplained reasons. When meeting the four heroes, she comes across an artifact known as "Case", that has the power of making wishes come true. In her hands, the Case takes the form of a large pencil, reflecting her desire to draw. She is later revealed to be Z's daughter.
Z (ゼット)
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono[4]
Emi's father and the main antagonist, Kazumichi Kaido is a man who takes possession of the Case and under the alias of Z, destroys other worlds to fulfill his wish of protecting Emi. His research leads him to discover that in all parallel worlds, Emi is destined to have a tragic death in front of his eyes, so he sealed her in a closed world to protect her. In his hands, the Case takes the form of a small sun, reflecting a memory of his past when he watched the sunset with his daughter.
Damian Grey (ダミアン・グレイ)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa[4]
Damian Grey is a mysterious, flamboyant man who approaches Takeshi and hires his services to track down the Case. He then reveals himself the be a dangerous monster who intends to take the Case for himself in order to become the perfect evil.
Belle Lynn (ベル・リン)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[4]
A woman from a dying race of inhumans who seeks strong genes to revive her people. She joins forces with Z, intending to take his genes, until she discovers that he is not human anymore, and attacks Emi instead.
Raja Kaan (ラジャ・カーン)
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto[4]

MediaEdit

AnimeEdit

The anime was announced on March 26, 2016. It was inspired by the manga of the same name, but follows an original story.[5] Kiyotaka Suzuki directed the series, while Toshiya Ono supervised scripts. Oh! great designed the original character concepts, Koji Nakakita handled the suit and mechanical designs, and Keiichi Sato designed the original hero concepts.[1] The anime aired as part of NTV's AnichU one-hour programming block.[2] The opening theme is "To be continued ... " performed by Flumpool and the ending theme is "Tick-Tock" performed by Edda.[6] Viz Media announced during Anime Weekend Atlanta that they have licensed both the anime series and the film.[7] It is being streamed on Tubi TV.[8]

No. Title Original air date
1"Isolated Flower"October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)
2"Immediate Family"October 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)
3"Intelligent Fury"October 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)
4"Imaginary Friend"October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
5"Invincible Future"October 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)
6"Infini-T Force"November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
7"Insane Father"November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
8"Inner Frustration"November 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)
9"In Flux"November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)
10"Ignition Flame"December 5, 2017 (2017-12-05)
11"Independent Flower"December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
12"I'll Find"December 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)

MangaEdit

The manga was launched in the December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine on October 31, 2015.[5] It was written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Tatsuma Ejiri. Udon Entertainment announced during their Anime Expo 2017 panel that they have licensed the manga.[9]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 April 5, 2016ISBN 978-4-86468-454-5September 26, 2017ISBN 978-1-77-294050-3
2 October 5, 2016ISBN 978-4-86468-475-0March 13, 2018ISBN 978-17-7294051-0
3 April 5, 2017ISBN 978-4-86468-496-5October 30, 2018ISBN 978-1-77-294063-3
4 October 5, 2017ISBN 978-4-86468-520-7December 25, 2018ISBN 978-1-77-294087-9
5 February 5, 2018ISBN 978-4-86468-540-5
6 October 5, 2018ISBN 978-4-86468-592-4
7 April 5, 2019ISBN 978-4-86468-634-1
8 November 5, 2019ISBN 978-4-86468-676-1

FilmEdit

An theatrical film, Infini-T Force the Movie: Gatchaman - Farewell My Friend (劇場版 Infini-T Force/ガッチャマン さらば友よ, Infini-T Force Movie: Gatchaman - Saraba Tomo yo), was released on February 24, 2018. It is distributed by Shochiku and Square Enix. The cast of the TV series reprises their roles, with the addition of Kazuma Suzuki as Joe Asakura / Gatchaman G-02 of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.[4][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tatsunoko's Infini-T Force Anime Reveals 1st Cast Member, Main Staff". Anime News Network. March 1, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tatsunoko's Infini-T Force Anime Reveals Main Cast". Anime News Network. March 26, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "I'm so proud to play Casshan in the epic crossover series #InfiniTForce, now available on Blu-ray! Thank you Ryan Johnston, @MrsJulieATaylor, @VIZMedia & #Studiopolis!". Twitter. September 12, 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Infini-T Force Anime Gets Movie in February 2018". Anime News Network. August 24, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Infini-T Force Manga Gets 'Full 3DCG' Anime". Anime News Network. December 6, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Infini-T Force Hero Anime's Promo Video Reveals flumpool Theme Song". Anime News Network. September 6, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Viz Media Licenses Infini-T Force TV Anime, Film". Anime News Network. September 6, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tubi TV to Simulcast Infini-T Force Anime". Anime News Network. October 3, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Udon Licenses Infini-T Force Manga With Limited Pre-Launch at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. June 21, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "『劇場版Infini-T Force/ガッチャマン さらば友よ』 2月24日(土)公開決定!!". アニメ『Infini-T Force(インフィニティ フォース)』(公式) 最新情報. Retrieved January 3, 2018.

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