Gatchaman Crowds Crowding

Gatchaman Crowds title screen HajimeHajime's notebooks

Some of my favourite screencaps from the first episode of Gatchaman. I have no feelings of nostalgia pushing me to watch this series or any real interest in the plot thus far, but I do like Hajime's Gatchaman outfit and that might be enough for me to watch on. Initially I thought she was annoying, but I do really like her (visual) character design! I also like drawing Utsutsu for some reason.

SuganeUtsutsu Hajime's Gatchaman form

Ruben has already done his analysis, but all the same, the characters remind me of Katanagatari in their artwork with hints of Mawaru Penguindrum and Tatami Galaxy. Speaking of Tiger and Bunny in Ruben's post though, the overtly flamboyant character reminds me also of Zange Natsume from Inu x Boku SS, from the eyes to the shade of his hair to the flamboyance itself. Also, ears. I also feel Utsutsu looks like Nanami Yasuri from Katanagatari though Lum is certainly possible. Her appearance in the beginning also reminds me of Yin from Darker than Black.

Considering Hajime means the 'beginning', I hope that her joining the forces will lead to something new and exciting for the Gatchaman/men(?), though I'm sure you all know how that turns out already anyway.

Maaya Uchida who voices Hajime seems to be a new talent of the past three years, but she is doing an amazing job of voice acting as Hajime. Daisuke Namikawa and Miyano Mamoru plus Aya Hirano and... SAKURA TANGE (?!) (SMASH! Guest 2012, Sakura in Cardcaptor Sakura) make up a star-studded cast.


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