Mad Cave Studios and Tatsunoko Announce Partnership to Publish Gatchaman Comics

Announcement Art by Inaki Miranda

Mad Cave Studios and Tatsunoko Production have officially engaged to publish Gatchaman comics for adult and teen readers through Mad Cave!

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman is a Japanese animated franchise about a five-member superhero ninja team created by Tatsuo Yoshida and produced by Tatsunoko Productions, with the original anime series debuting back in 1972. The series follows five young superhero ninjas employed by Kōzaburō Nambu of the fictitious International Science Organization to oppose 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 Gatchaman stories 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 issue of Mad Cave’s upcoming Gatchaman series will be available in 2024. For more information, including updates, behind-the-scenes videos, and more, be sure to follow Mad Cave Studios on Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, and Facebook!

Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. (株式会社タツノコプロ, Kabushiki gaisha Tatsunoko Puro] and often shortened to Tatsunoko Pro (タツノコプロ, Tatsunoko Puro), is a Japanese animation company. The studio’s name has a double meaning in Japanese: “Tatsu’s child” (Tatsu is a nickname for Tatsuo) and “sea dragon”, the inspiration for its seahorse logo. Tatsunoko’s headquarters are in Musashino, Tokyo.

Driven by madness and committed to quality. Mad Cave Studios provides quality entertainment with a fresh take on an array of genres. From fantasy and action to sci-fi and horror, Mad Cave publishes stories that resonate with unapologetic and authentic audiences.


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