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Gatchaman 

Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (original title)
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A bird-themed superhero team fights against the menace of Galactor, a technologically advanced terrorist organization.
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Series cast summary:
Masaya Onosaka Masaya Onosaka ...  Ôwashi no Ken 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kôji Ishii Kôji Ishii ...  Kondoru no Jô 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Michiko Neya Michiko Neya ...  Shiratori no Jun 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Rica Matsumoto ...  Tsubame no Jinpei 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Fumihiko Tachiki ...  Mimizuku no Ryû 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Ikuya Sawaki Ikuya Sawaki ...  Kôzaburô Nambu 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kaneto Shiozawa ...  Berugu Kattse 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Nobuo Tanaka Nobuo Tanaka ...  Sôsai X 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Reddo Impurusu 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Yonehiko Kitagawa Yonehiko Kitagawa ...  Andâson 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Takeshi Aono ...  Donarudoson 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Tomohisa Asô Tomohisa Asô ...  Scientist B 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ...  Galactor Soldier / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ...  Submarine Captain 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ...  Kurintosu - isshô 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Naoko Ishî Naoko Ishî ...  Stewardess 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Junko Iwao ...  On'na Jupitâ 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ...  Count Rosmandos / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Takehito Koyasu ...  Kessurâ 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Yasunori Masutani Yasunori Masutani ...  Gyarakutâ 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Burakku Bâdo 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Issei Miyazaki Issei Miyazaki ...  Gyarakutâ soldier 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Takashi Nagasako Takashi Nagasako ...  UN Forces Operator 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Toshihiko Nakajima Toshihiko Nakajima ...  Myuren no shachô 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kazuhiro Nakata Kazuhiro Nakata ...  Gyarakutâ 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ...  Security General 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Ai Orikasa ...  On'na Katse 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ...  Devil Snake Captain 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Shigezô Sasaoka Shigezô Sasaoka ...  Beorukku-saishô 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ...  Galactor 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kyôko Terase Kyôko Terase ...  Catherina Asakura 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ...  Aran 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kôichi Tôchika Kôichi Tôchika ...  Gyarakutâ 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kunihiko Yasui Kunihiko Yasui ...  Gyarakutâ 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Leraldo Anzaldua ...  Ken the Eagle 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Charles C. Campbell ...  Leader X 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Richard Cansino ...  Joe (Urban Vision dub) 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ...  Additional Voices 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Victor Carsrud ...  Ryu the Owl 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Luci Christian ...  Jinpei the Swallow 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Lara Cody Lara Cody ...  June 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Richard Epcar ...  Rocky 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Michael Forest ...  Chief 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Eddie Frierson ...  Ken 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Brian Jepson ...  Joe the Condor 3 episodes, 1994-1995
R. Martin Klein ...  Solaris 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Steve Kramer ...  Additional Voices 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Dave Mallow ...  Various Characters 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Mona Marshall ...  Jimmy 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Andy McAvin ...  Dr. Nambu 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Michael McConnohie ...  Dr. Kôzaburô Nambu / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Art Metrano ...  Additional Voices 3 episodes, 1994-1995
David Millbern ...  Additional Voices 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Edwin Neal ...  Berg Katse 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Bob Papenbrook ...  Father 3 episodes, 1994-1995
David Pires ...  Additional Voices 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Tony Pope ...  Galactor Commander 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Kimberly Prause ...  Jun the Swan 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Simon Prescott ...  Additional Voices 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Mike Reynolds ...  Braddock 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ...  Dr. Kirkland 3 episodes, 1994-1995
John Tyson John Tyson ...  Red Impulse 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Ralph Votrian Ralph Votrian ...  Lord Zortek 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Clifton Wells Clifton Wells ...  Kirkland 3 episodes, 1994-1995
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In the near future, Earth finds itself under attack from the powerful and vicious terrorist organization Galactor, which is lead by Sôsai X and his immediate human subordinate, Berg Katse. With its massive resources and advanced technology, the group seems overwhelming. However, the free world has a powerful defense with the superhero team Gatchaman. Organized by Kôzaburô Nambu under the aegis of the International Science Organization and led by Ken Washio (Ôwashi no Ken), it is determined to prevent Galactor from winning. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Gatchaman is back - big time on DVD!


Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gatchaman See more »

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Production Co:

Tatsunoko Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The Region 1 Urban Vision DVD release included a free postcard. See more »

Connections

Remake of Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Gatchaman '94 (Remix)
Music and Lyrics by Asei Kobayashi and Bobu Sakuma
Performed by Ichirou Mizuki
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Not too shabby; Perfect for newcomers
9 March 2003 | by CykeSee all my reviews

There's been a sudden resurgence of 80's properties over the last couple of years. He-Man, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and others have all returned to the forefront in the form of new cartoons, comics, and action figures. Being a child of the 80's I really wanted to stay with the game, and I found there was really only one property I wasn't terribly familiar with: Battle of the Planets, or G-Force. In need of a crash course, I went to an Anime store to find something G-Force related for rent. This OAV series, Gatchaman, turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. The DVD collects all three 45-minute episodes. The whole Science Ninja Team is introduced to newcomers like me, and everyone gets plenty to do. There is lots of great action and suspense, and the gadgets aren't too shabby either. However, make sure you watch the Japanese version; the English dub isn't too good.

Note: If you are already familiar with G-Force and you want to know how good this show is, consult the external links.


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