Gatchaman (1972–1974)
"Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman" (original title)

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A team of bird-themed superhero ninjas battle the menace of Galactor, a technologically advanced international terrorist organization determined to conquer the world.

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Series cast summary:
Katsuji Mori ...
 Ôwashi no Ken (Ken Washio) (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Isao Sasaki ...
 Kondoru no Jô (Jô Asakura) (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
 Shiratori no Jun (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Yoku Shioya ...
 Tsubakuro no Jinpei (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Shingo Kanemoto ...
 Mimizuku no Ryû (Ryû Nakanishi) (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Tôru Ôhira ...
 Kôzaburô Nambu (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Mikio Terashima ...
 Berugu Kattse (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Nobuo Tanaka ...
 Sôsai Ekksu (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Hideo Kinoshita ...
 Narêtâ (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Teiji Ômiya ...
 Andâson (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
Leraldo Anzaldua ...
 Ken Washio (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
George Manley ...
 Narrator / ... (105 episodes, 1972-1974)
...
 Additional Voice / ... (104 episodes, 1972-1974)
Victor Carsrud ...
 Ryu Nakanishi / ... (103 episodes, 1972-1974)
...
 Berg Katse / ... (103 episodes, 1972-1974)
...
 Dr. Nambu / ... (99 episodes, 1972-1974)
Josh Grelle ...
 Additional Voice / ... (92 episodes, 1972-1974)
Tesshô Genda ...
 Various characters (75 episodes, 1972-1974)
Glenn Fraser ...
 Additional Voice / ... (71 episodes, 1973-1974)
Eden J. Barrera ...
 Additional Voice / ... (64 episodes, 1972-1974)
Brian Jepson ...
 Additional Voice / ... (50 episodes, 1972-1974)
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In the year 2001, Earth is under attack by a terrorist organization named Galactor, which is waging a destructive campaign of conquest and terror using super-high technology in the form of bizarre and supremely powerful war machines and biological weapons. The United Nations's forces are helpless to stop this menace, but Professor Nambu of the International Science Organization has a counterforce of his own: the Science Ninja Team, a team of super-agile youngsters who operate with a bird theme and have fighting skills that are a match for any foe, regardless of numbers or firepower. The team is made up of Ken (Eagle), aka Gatchaman, their noble leader with an incomplete past; his hotheaded second-in-command Jô (Condor), their level-headed electronics and demolitions expert; Jun (Swan), their young and impulsive reconnaissance specialist; Jinpei (Swallow), Jun's adopted brother and eighth-generation decedent of the Iga ninja; and their jovial and rotund pilot, Ryû (Owl) are determined ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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This series wasn't officially presented unedited in the United States until almost 33 years after its debut in its home country of Japan. See more »

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Spoofed in Otaku no video (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Gacchaman no Uta
("Gatchaman's Song")
Performed by Masato Shimon
Music by Asei Kobayashi
Lyrics by Tatsunoko Production Planning Department
Arrangement by Bob Sakuma
First ending theme (episodes #1-22)
Second opening theme (episodes #23-105)
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Five acting as one!
6 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

How could you not like this cool as hell show ? Martial arts, giant monsters, and the unforgetable fiery phoneix.Gatchaman had everything forget the horrible Battle of the Planets, and watch this show uncut. Episode after episode these kids rack up a body count the size of Europe. And Ken and Joe are always arguing, usually over who to kill and who not. The last two episodes were my favorites.


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