History Anime / ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman

4th Sep '17 5:08:28 AM C2
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** Another Achilles Heel turned out to be their uniforms. Each piece of their clothes - shirt, pants, and shoes - turn into their uniforms. Lose any part of it and you can't transform, as Jun finds out.

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** Another Achilles Heel turned out to be their uniforms. Each piece of their clothes - shirt, pants, and shoes - turn into their uniforms. Lose any part of it and you can't transform, as Jun finds out. Galactor was able to reverse engineer Gatachaman's transformation technology from the shoe that Jun left behind.
15th Jul '17 11:20:51 PM R.G.
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** Ken/Mark: White
** Joe/Jason: Red
** Jun/Princess: Pink
** Jinpei/Keyop: Yellow
** Ryu/Tiny: Brown

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** Ken/Mark: Ken: White
** Joe/Jason: Joe: Red
** Jun/Princess: Jun: Pink
** Jinpei/Keyop: Jinpei: Yellow
** Ryu/Tiny: Ryu: Brown



* RadialAssKicking: It nearly happened on a daily basis, with the Spectra commanders sending a legion of {{Mook}}s to try to overwhelming the team with sheer numbers. Needless to say, it was not a very effective strategy.

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* RadialAssKicking: It nearly happened on a daily basis, with the Spectra Galactor commanders sending a legion of {{Mook}}s to try to overwhelming the team with sheer numbers. Needless to say, it was not a very effective strategy.
15th Jul '17 7:05:10 PM FordPrefect
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* RadialAssKicking: It nearly happened in a daily basis, with the Spectra commanders sending a legion of {{Mook}}s to try to overwhelming the team with sheer numbers. Needless to say, it was not a very effective strategy.

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* RadialAssKicking: It nearly happened in on a daily basis, with the Spectra commanders sending a legion of {{Mook}}s to try to overwhelming the team with sheer numbers. Needless to say, it was not a very effective strategy.
15th Jul '17 7:02:53 PM FordPrefect
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The show revolves around five heroic teenagers in bird suits who use ninja type weapons. Each hero drives a special vehicle which combines with the God Phoenix mothership, which is then able to fire missiles and convert to the Kagaku Ninpo Hinotori ("Science Ninja Art: Firebird", or "Fiery Phoenix" in ''Battle of the Planets''). ''Gatchaman'' was, in fact, [[TropeMaker the very first place the concepts]] of FiveManBand ([[TheHero hero]], [[TheLancer cool guy]], [[TheChick token female]], [[KidAppealCharacter precocious kid]], [[TheBigGuy big guy with a hick accent]]), and CombiningMecha [[{{Sentai}} intersected]]. The heroes mostly waged battles against the MonsterOfTheWeek built by the evil Galactor crime syndicate / terrorist army, which was ultimately led by Sosai ("Leader") X, an alien supervillain who wanted to rule the Earth, and Berg Katse, a mutant who could shift genders at will.[[note]]Although, in the second dub, ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', Berg Katse, or rather "Galactor" (after the organization) is portrayed as the leader with Leader X, or rather "Computor" portrayed as being merely a consultant.[[/note]]

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The show revolves around five heroic teenagers in bird suits who use ninja type weapons. Each hero drives a special vehicle which combines with the God Phoenix mothership, which is then able to fire missiles and convert to the Kagaku Ninpo Hinotori ("Science Ninja Art: Firebird", or "Fiery Phoenix" in ''Battle of the Planets''). ''Gatchaman'' was, in fact, [[TropeMaker the very first place the concepts]] of FiveManBand ([[TheHero hero]], [[TheLancer cool guy]], [[TheChick token female]], [[KidAppealCharacter precocious kid]], [[TheBigGuy big guy with a hick accent]]), and CombiningMecha [[{{Sentai}} intersected]]. The heroes mostly waged battles against the MonsterOfTheWeek built by the evil Galactor crime syndicate / terrorist army, which was ultimately led by Sosai ("Leader") X, an alien supervillain who wanted to rule the Earth, and Berg Katse, a mutant who could shift genders at will.[[note]]Although, in the second dub, ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', Berg Katse, or rather "Galactor" (after Katse ("Galactor", after the organization) is portrayed as the leader leader, with Leader X, or rather "Computor" X ("Computor") portrayed as being merely a consultant.[[/note]]
19th Jan '17 7:18:41 AM ReikoKazama
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* GratuitousEnglish/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The live-action film used a ''lot'' of American and European extras and background characters in order to invoke an international feel. Of note is one scene where a (very) white security guard at a gala event instructs guests ("Put your hand there. Thank you, next." (motions towards scanner) "Please, alright. Put your hand there. Alright, next..." etc') on the use of an ID scanner. A negative result causes Ken to reply back to him in equally flawless English.

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* GratuitousEnglish/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: GratuitousEnglish[=/=]SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The live-action film used a ''lot'' of American and European extras and background characters in order to invoke an international feel. Of note is one scene where a (very) white security guard at a gala event instructs guests ("Put your hand there. Thank you, next." (motions towards scanner) "Please, alright. Put your hand there. Alright, next..." etc') on the use of an ID scanner. A negative result causes Ken to reply back to him in equally flawless English.
29th Dec '16 11:34:11 AM nombretomado
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The show revolves around five heroic teenagers in bird suits who use ninja type weapons. Each hero drives a special vehicle which combines with the God Phoenix mothership, which is then able to fire missiles and convert to the Kagaku Ninpo Hinotori ("Science Ninja Art: Firebird", or "Fiery Phoenix" in ''Battle of the Planets''). ''Gatchaman'' was, in fact, [[TropeMaker the very first place the concepts]] of FiveManBand ([[{{The Hero}} hero]], [[{{The Lancer}} cool guy]], [[{{The Chick}} token female]], [[KidAppealCharacter precocious kid]], [[{{The Big Guy}} big guy with a hick accent]]), and CombiningMecha [[{{Sentai}} intersected]]. The heroes mostly waged battles against the MonsterOfTheWeek built by the evil Galactor crime syndicate / terrorist army, which was ultimately led by Sosai ("Leader") X, an alien supervillain who wanted to rule the Earth, and Berg Katse, a mutant who could shift genders at will.[[note]]Although, in the second dub, ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', Berg Katse, or rather "Galactor" (after the organization) is portrayed as the leader with Leader X, or rather "Computor" portrayed as being merely a consultant.[[/note]]

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The show revolves around five heroic teenagers in bird suits who use ninja type weapons. Each hero drives a special vehicle which combines with the God Phoenix mothership, which is then able to fire missiles and convert to the Kagaku Ninpo Hinotori ("Science Ninja Art: Firebird", or "Fiery Phoenix" in ''Battle of the Planets''). ''Gatchaman'' was, in fact, [[TropeMaker the very first place the concepts]] of FiveManBand ([[{{The Hero}} ([[TheHero hero]], [[{{The Lancer}} [[TheLancer cool guy]], [[{{The Chick}} [[TheChick token female]], [[KidAppealCharacter precocious kid]], [[{{The Big Guy}} [[TheBigGuy big guy with a hick accent]]), and CombiningMecha [[{{Sentai}} intersected]]. The heroes mostly waged battles against the MonsterOfTheWeek built by the evil Galactor crime syndicate / terrorist army, which was ultimately led by Sosai ("Leader") X, an alien supervillain who wanted to rule the Earth, and Berg Katse, a mutant who could shift genders at will.[[note]]Although, in the second dub, ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', Berg Katse, or rather "Galactor" (after the organization) is portrayed as the leader with Leader X, or rather "Computor" portrayed as being merely a consultant.[[/note]]



A lot of older American anime fans [[GatewaySeries saw it as kids]] from one or another syndicator, and have a nostalgic soft spot for it. Many critics do consider it to be a historically important anime. Considering its competition in its time in the realm of SuperHero animated television series was ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', then the superior animation and writing of ''Gatchaman'' easily made this series the best in the genre until the {{Diniverse}} franchise began in the 1990s.

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A lot of older American anime fans [[GatewaySeries saw it as kids]] from one or another syndicator, and have a nostalgic soft spot for it. Many critics do consider it to be a historically important anime. Considering its competition in its time in the realm of SuperHero animated television series was ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', then the superior animation and writing of ''Gatchaman'' easily made this series the best in the genre until the {{Diniverse}} franchise Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse began in the 1990s.
20th Nov '16 3:26:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: How do you make more awesome a FiveManBand of highly-trained spandex-suited teenagers, equipped with {{Badass Cape}}s, {{Cool Helmet}}s all kind of weapons, a CoolShip and combat vehicles? You make them ninjas, of course!


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* {{Ninja}}: How do you make more awesome a FiveManBand of highly-trained spandex-suited teenagers, equipped with {{Badass Cape}}s, {{Cool Helmet}}s all kind of weapons, a CoolShip and combat vehicles? You make them ninjas, of course!
22nd Apr '16 7:30:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The series was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in 1994 as a 3-episode {{OVA}} with character designs by Yasuomi "''Mezzo Forte'', ''Kite''" Umetsu and a soundtrack by Maurice White of the band "Earth, Wind, and Fire". A CGI {{Revival}} film animated by Imagi Animation Studios (who rose to fame with ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'') was scheduled for release in 2010, but the project entered DevelopmentHell and never came out. More recently, Ken, Joe, and Jun have appeared as playable characters in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' alongside some of Tatsunoko's other greatest hits. A ContinuityReboot anime series titled ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' premiered in July 2013, though it's largely InNameOnly. A [[http://japanverse.com/2013/04/gatchaman-live-action-movie-trailer-released/ live-action movie adaptation]] was released in August of 2013 and [[HeyItsThatGuy features Tori Matsuzaka]] [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger (Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red)]] as Ken.

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The series was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in 1994 as a 3-episode {{OVA}} with character designs by Yasuomi "''Mezzo Forte'', ''Kite''" Umetsu and a soundtrack by Maurice White of the band "Earth, Wind, and Fire". A CGI {{Revival}} film animated by Imagi Animation Studios (who rose to fame with ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'') was scheduled for release in 2010, but the project entered DevelopmentHell and never came out. More recently, Ken, Joe, and Jun have appeared as playable characters in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' alongside some of Tatsunoko's other greatest hits. A ContinuityReboot anime series titled ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' premiered in July 2013, though it's largely InNameOnly. A [[http://japanverse.com/2013/04/gatchaman-live-action-movie-trailer-released/ live-action movie adaptation]] was released in August of 2013 and [[HeyItsThatGuy features Tori Matsuzaka]] Matsuzaka [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger (Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red)]] as Ken.
11th Mar '16 1:41:41 AM erforce
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The series was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in 1994 as a 3-episode {{OVA}} with character designs by Yasuomi "''Mezzo Forte'', ''Kite''" Umetsu and a soundtrack by Maurice White of the band "Earth, Wind, and Fire". A CGI {{Revival}} film animated by Imagi Animation Studios (who rose to fame with the fourth ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film) was scheduled for release in 2010, but the project entered DevelopmentHell and never came out. More recently, Ken, Joe, and Jun have appeared as playable characters in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' alongside some of Tatsunoko's other greatest hits. A ContinuityReboot anime series titled ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' premiered in July 2013, though it's largely InNameOnly. A [[http://japanverse.com/2013/04/gatchaman-live-action-movie-trailer-released/ live-action movie adaptation]] was released in August of 2013 and [[HeyItsThatGuy features Tori Matsuzaka]] [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger (Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red)]] as Ken.

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The series was [[{{Revival}} revived]] in 1994 as a 3-episode {{OVA}} with character designs by Yasuomi "''Mezzo Forte'', ''Kite''" Umetsu and a soundtrack by Maurice White of the band "Earth, Wind, and Fire". A CGI {{Revival}} film animated by Imagi Animation Studios (who rose to fame with the fourth ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film) ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'') was scheduled for release in 2010, but the project entered DevelopmentHell and never came out. More recently, Ken, Joe, and Jun have appeared as playable characters in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' alongside some of Tatsunoko's other greatest hits. A ContinuityReboot anime series titled ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' premiered in July 2013, though it's largely InNameOnly. A [[http://japanverse.com/2013/04/gatchaman-live-action-movie-trailer-released/ live-action movie adaptation]] was released in August of 2013 and [[HeyItsThatGuy features Tori Matsuzaka]] [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger (Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red)]] as Ken.
29th Feb '16 7:53:25 PM Dingbot
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* AmnesiacDissonance: Episode 60 involves Ken saving an amnesiac pilot who ends up becoming an unofficial sixth member of the team. When he recovers his memories during a mission and remembers that he was a member of Gallactor, he must decide between his loyalty to Gallactor or his new-found friends at the Gatchaman team.

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* AmnesiacDissonance: Episode 60 involves Ken saving an amnesiac pilot who ends up becoming an unofficial sixth member of the team. When he recovers his memories during a mission and remembers that he was a member of Gallactor, Galactor, he must decide between his loyalty to Gallactor Galactor or his new-found friends at the Gatchaman team.



* EvilPlan: [[TheDragon Berg Katse]] wanted to [[TakeOverTheWorld conquer Earth]]. However [[ManBehindTheMan His leader]] [[BigBad Sosai-X]] intended [[KillAllHumans kill everyone]]. When the latter found out about the former's real intentions, [[VillainousBSOD he got appalled]] and [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide commited suicide]].]]

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* EvilPlan: [[TheDragon Berg Katse]] wanted to [[TakeOverTheWorld conquer Earth]]. However [[ManBehindTheMan His his leader]] [[BigBad Sosai-X]] intended [[KillAllHumans to kill everyone]]. When the latter found out about the former's real intentions, [[VillainousBSOD he got was appalled]] and [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide commited committed suicide]].]]



* GratuitousEnglish/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The live-action film used a ''lot'' of American and European extras and background characters in order to invoke an international feel. Of note is one scene where a (very) white security guard at a gala event instructs guests ("Put you hand there. Thank you, next." (motions towards scanner) "Please, alright. Put your hand there. Alright, next..." etc') on the use of an ID scanner. A negative result causes Ken to reply back to him in equally flawless English.

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* GratuitousEnglish/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The live-action film used a ''lot'' of American and European extras and background characters in order to invoke an international feel. Of note is one scene where a (very) white security guard at a gala event instructs guests ("Put you your hand there. Thank you, next." (motions towards scanner) "Please, alright. Put your hand there. Alright, next..." etc') on the use of an ID scanner. A negative result causes Ken to reply back to him in equally flawless English.



* LimitedWardrobe: Although this was sort of explained as their civilian clothes are not simply swapped out for their superhero outfits and actually become them. This was a major plot point when Jun lost one of her shoes and Galactor realized that the Gatchaman team had secret indentities when it accidently transformed into the boot of her costume.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Although this was sort of explained as their civilian clothes are not simply swapped out for their superhero outfits and actually become them. This was a major plot point when Jun lost one of her shoes and Galactor realized that the Gatchaman team had secret indentities identities when it accidently accidentally transformed into the boot of her costume.



* MonogenderMonsters: All featured {{Mook}}s of Galaktor were male.

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* MonogenderMonsters: All featured {{Mook}}s of Galaktor Galactor were male.



* {{Mooks}}: The standard Galactor Goon squads.

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* {{Mooks}}: The standard Galactor Goon goon squads.



** The God Phoenix only goes into Burning form from fleeing the exploding Galactor base.

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** The God Phoenix only goes into Burning burning form from fleeing the exploding Galactor base.



* OminousFog: In an early episode, clouds of OminousFog cover an oceanic area where ships are vanishing. At the beginning of the episode a character tells he does not like that eerie fog and it is crepping him out, and another character scoffs that are silly superstitions and [[TemptingFate there is nothing to be frightened of]]... right before they disappear.

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* OminousFog: In an early episode, clouds of OminousFog cover an oceanic area where ships are vanishing. At the beginning of the episode a character tells he does not like that eerie fog and it is crepping creeping him out, and another character scoffs that are silly superstitions and [[TemptingFate there is nothing to be frightened of]]... right before they disappear.
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