Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman

Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman

Gatchaman is an original Japanese TV series (in the Japanese language, containing phrases in English) that preceded the English translated versions.

In the future, Earth is attacked by Galactor with a series of mechanical menaces. Each with their own vehicle and unique weapons, only Gatchaman's high tech group of five young people can defend the Earth from Galactor's repeated attacks as they attempt of fulfill their mission to find Galactor's hidden headquarters and finally defeat them.

Gatchaman originated the concept of teams of 5 members, with their own vehicles, which has been reused in many incarnations, including Go Lion (which came over to the US as Voltron) and the ranger series (which came over to the US as Power Rangers).

Eighty Five episodes of the series were released in a heavily edited and dubbed version in the US called Battle of the Planets and later redubbed and released as G-Force, with even more noticeable flaws.

Two sequel seasons to this series Gatchaman II and Gatchaman Fighter were released in Japan.

In 2005 ADV Films re-re-dubbed the series in English and began re-re-releasing the series on DVD unedited, including the original undubbed but subtitled Japanese version, marking 33 years since its original release. They are included in this guide too.

Episode Info

Final: 1x105 -- Earth Extinction 0002 (Sep/29/1974)

While Joe is still held by Galactor, Gatchaman searches for the entrance to Galactor's base before the final stage of their Black Hole Operation can be unleashed.
Brian JepsonBrian Jepson
voiced Joe Asakura the Condor (G2) (English)
Hideo KinoshitaHideo Kinoshita
voiced Narrator (Japanese)
Isao SasakiIsao Sasaki
voiced Joe Asakura the Condor (G-2) (Japanese)
Katsuji MoriKatsuji Mori
voiced Ken Washio the Eagle (G-1) (Japanese)
Kazuko SugiyamaKazuko Sugiyama
voiced Jun the Swan (G-3) (Japanese)
Kim PrauseKim Prause
voiced Jun the Swan (G3) (English)
Leraldo AnzalduaLeraldo Anzaldua
voiced Ken Washio (English)
Luci ChristianLuci Christian
voiced Jinpei the Swallow (G4) (English)
Mikio TerashimaMikio Terashima
voiced Berg Katse (Japanese)
Tooru OohiraTooru Oohira
voiced Dr. Kouzaburou Nambu (Japanese)

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Creator: Tatsuo Yoshida
Producer: Ippei Kuri, Tomoyuki Miyata
Music: Bob Sakuma, Hiroshi Tsutsui
Director of Photography: Tadashi Hosono
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Character Designer: Tatsuo Yoshida, Akemi Takada, Yoshitaka Amano
Animation Director: Sadao Miyamoto

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Classification: Animation
Genre: Anime | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Fuji TV ( Japan)
Language: Japanese
Runtime: 25 Minutes
Premiere: October, 1972
Ended: September, 1974
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