And I thought we had cool cartoons when I was a kid. Junpei Mizobata has been cast in new live-action film, Hurricane Polymar. For those of us raised on Bananaman and Super Ted, Hurricane Polymar is based on a TV show which aired on channel NET (now TV Asahi) from 1974-1975.
Junpei Mizobata will play the main character, Takeshi Yoroi. You can see him in all his glory in the original title sequence below. He is a private investigator who comes into possession of a special suit made out of artificial polymar. With the suit, Takeshi Yoroi turns into, you guessed it, Hurrican Polymar. Which also means he has the ability to turn into five different vehicles.
Also cast in supporting roles are Yuki Yamada, Mikie Hara and Yurina Yanagi. The new movie will be directed by Koichi Sakamoto, with a release date set for May 2017. No official trailer yet, obviously, but we're sure it won't be long before the first teaser reaches our screens.