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Science Ninja Team Gatchaman 1972

  • 1980-12-30T09:00:00+00:00
  • Fuji TV
  • 1972-10-01T08:00:00+01:00
  • 25 mins
  • 3 days, 13 hours, 25 mins
  • Japan
  • English
  • Animation, Adventure
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 Galactor. Gatchaman originated the concept of teams of 5 members, with their own vehicles, which has been reused in many incarnations, including the ranger series (which came over to the US as Power Rangers). Gatchman spawned two sequel series: Gatchaman II and Gatchaman Fighter. Gatchaman was brought to US audiences in a heavily edited form known as Battle of the Planets Battle of the Planets and later as G-Force. The information for all the episode synopses was generously contributed by Veronika Henkels. Please visit her web page. Veronika's Gatchaman Page

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What more do you want from your anime: groovy, Partridge Family-esque teens who magically/scientifically transform into avian-themed heros, pilot awesome mechs that combine into a kick-ass super vehicle & battle gender-bending, mutant alien-hybrid hermaphrodite eco-terrorists bent on world domination. Not only is Gatchaman good, weird fun, it also offers a chance to peak into Japanese perceptions of US culture as well as a window into Japanese cultural mores.

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