Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (TV Series 1972–1974) Poster


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Followed by 

Gatchaman II (1978) (TV Series)
Gatchaman F (1979) (TV Series)

Version of 

G-Force: Guardians of Space (1987) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (1994) (TV Mini-Series)
Gacchaman (2013)
This is the first feature film live action adaptation of the original Gatchaman animated series from the 1970s.

Edited into 

Gatchaman The Movie (1978)
Most of the footage of this film comes from here.
Battle of the Planets (1978) (TV Series)
"Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman" was edited, censored, and Americanized to become the U.S. TV series "Battle of the Planets."

Referenced in 

The Demon (1978)
The boy (Hiroki Iwase) plays with a Gatchaman doll, and later talks about Gatchaman with a policewoman (Shinobu Ootake).
Taimu bokan ôdô fukko (1993) (Video)
The main characters make a cameo appearance.
The Simpsons: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) (TV Episode)
In the couch gag Marge is Jun
Teen Titans: Revved Up (2005) (TV Episode)
The Bus Driver is dress up in a Jun the Swan costume.
Knocked Up (2007)
When we first see Ben he is wearing a Gatchaman T-shirt.
Yattâman: Naniwa no takoyakiô kettei da koron! (2008) (TV Episode)
Ken & Jun make a small cameo in the crowd.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (2008) (Video Game)
Ken the Eagle & Jun the Swan are playable.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Astro Boy (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Imagi Studios will adapt this show into a movie
Sym-Bionic Titan: Shaman of Fear (2010) (TV Episode)
Lance's father is modelled after Chief Anderson.

Spoofed in 

Otaku no video (1991) (TV Mini-Series)
Bleach: Burîchu: The Soul Burial Detective, Karakura Riser Is Born (2009) (TV Episode)
Many of the outfits resemble those worn by the team in Gatchaman

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

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