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Kagaku Ninja-tai Gatchaman


Alternative Titles

English: Gatchaman
Synonyms: G-Force, Scientific Ninja Team Gatchaman, Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman, Battle of the Planets
Japanese: 科学忍者隊ガッチャマン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 105
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1972 to Sep 29, 1974
Premiered: Fall 1972
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.101 (scored by 1,567 users)
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Ranked: #30172
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Popularity: #4047
Members: 4,789
Favorites: 35
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Synopsis

Due to dangers of decreasing resources and growing pollution, the International Scientific Organization is established to improve environmental conditions throughout the world. But an international criminal group, Gallactor, tries to achieve world domination by taking control of the ISO. Gallactor was created by a mysterious being from outer space known as Generalissimo X, who gives orders through its chief commander on Earth, the masked Berg katse. To fight Gallactor and its robot monsters, the ISO's Dr. Nambu enlists five brave youths into a combat squad called Gatchaman,the Science Commandos. Special scientific powers and dramatic birdlike costumes make the Gatchaman Squad a match for Gallactor, wherever on Earth it may strike. Ken(the Eagle) is the wise leader, assisted by sometimes-foolhardy Joe(the Condor), pretty Jun(the Swan), eager little Jinpei(the Swallow), and strong Ryu(the Horned Owl). Each has individual scientific weapons, but their main power lies in their aircraft, the Phoenix, which can transform itself into a fiery arrow capable of piercing the most massive threats. GATCHAMAN is a series of dynamic action and tension as ken, Joe, Jun, Jinpei, and Ryu hold themselves in constant readiness to meet each new threat by Gallactor to conquer the world.

(Source: Official Site)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Asakura, Joe
Asakura, Joe
Main
Sasaki, Isao
Japanese
Sasaki, Isao
Washio, Ken
Washio, Ken
Main
Mori, Katsuji
Japanese
Mori, Katsuji
Jun
Jun
Main
Sugiyama, Kazuko
Japanese
Sugiyama, Kazuko
Nakanishi, Ryu
Nakanishi, Ryu
Main
Kanemoto, Shingo
Japanese
Kanemoto, Shingo

Staff

Campbell, Charles
Campbell, Charles
Producer, ADR Director
Kuri, Ippei
Kuri, Ippei
Producer
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Director, Chief Animation Director
Sasagawa, Hiroshi
Sasagawa, Hiroshi
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Taosozu! Galactor (Destroy Galactor!)" by Columbia Yurikago-kai (eps 1-23)
#2: "Gatchaman no Uta (Gatchaman Song)" by Masato Shimon (eps 24-105)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Gatchaman no Uta (Gatchaman Song)" by Masato Shimon (eps 1-23)
#2: "Taosozu! Galactor (Destroy Galactor!)" by Columbia Yurikago-kai (eps 24-105)




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punkertz
Sep 6, 2014
Guys..this is one of my favourite anime(way..way back then...lol)

... So for the heck of it.. i'm going to write a review base on my childhood memories.

tome this is a masterpiece... they managed to creator such a wonderful anime way back then. With their animation tech back then..this was a great great series.

It was creative... it was fun....it was and to me still is a wonderful series.

cool heroes(although they look like hippies with bell bottoms...lol)

cool read more
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Bishounen_Hunter
Oct 18, 2009
When I heard that ADV had released G-Force/Battle of the Planets in it's entirety of all original 105 episodes completely unedited and under the original name, Gatchaman, I was overjoyed! Battle of the Planets [BOTP] was certainly all that and a bag of chips back in the day. Funny thing is, a couple of years back I attempted to revisit my childhood memories by watching Battle of the Planets again for old times sake and to my abject horror and dismay, I saw now with my adult eyes how absolutely putrid BOTP was....feel free to read my review of BOTP. Now that it's fully restored read more
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RyvanII
May 25, 2010
In only just a few short weeks, Gatchaman has been able to establish itself as my favorite anime. It's the combination of excellent vintage animation, sound, retro- style, and over-all originality that makes it such an amazing series. There's plenty of character development along with great story telling. Even the characters make the series such a great work. Gatchaman was the series that played a huge roll in the creation and boom of Henshin tv shows. My advice to anyone is to check out this series, especially if your an old-school anime fan.
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