- The release schedule is being pushed back to 2011. (Not a big surprise considering Astro Boy is yet to be released.)
- It's confirmed that Nambu is now of African descent and sports the "Afro Samurai" look. His goal is to gather teenagers to fight the alien menace that is Katse and Gallactor.
- As you might have guessed, the selected teenagers don't get along at first. Joe, a bad-boy street fighter with a vendetta, refuses to join, and the others attempt to beat some sense into him at a construction site. Only after, through some fault of his, Nambu gets captured by Gallactor does Joe join the team. (Wolverine in a bird suit, anyone?)
- Imagi Joe more closely resembles OAV Joe than original Joe.
- Jun's action scenes are cool, but she's not as sexy. Her mini skirt birdstyle seemed to get high marks, though.
- Jinpei and Ryu seem more noticeable in the Imagi version.
- Katse loses both his mutant nature (appearing entirely male) and his sense of humor.
- The audience seemed unhappy with the quality of the CGI, claiming the movements were not very smooth.
- There seems to be a little bit of confusion about the title: "Gatchaman" vs. "Gatchamen."