History Anime / ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman

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.
24th Feb '16 10:08:32 AM nombretomado
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** Trailers for the LiveActionAdaptation make good use of a rotating pan of our heroes a la ''Film/TheAvengers.''

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** Trailers for the LiveActionAdaptation make good use of a rotating pan of our heroes a la ''Film/TheAvengers.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}.''
31st Jan '16 8:19:32 AM nombretomado
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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 ''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 ''SuperFriends'', ''{{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.
23rd Jan '16 1:30:51 PM StFan
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At Anime Boston, ADVFilms' successor Creator/SentaiFilmworks [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-25/sentai-filmworks-adds-gatchaman-di-gi-charat-godannar-anime announced]] that they have acquired the license for Gatchaman and will release both the entire 1972 anime series and the 1994 OVA on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

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At Anime Boston, ADVFilms' Creator/ADVFilms' successor Creator/SentaiFilmworks [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-25/sentai-filmworks-adds-gatchaman-di-gi-charat-godannar-anime announced]] that they have acquired the license for Gatchaman and will release both the entire 1972 anime series and the 1994 OVA on both DVD and Blu-Ray.
2nd Jan '16 12:17:20 AM RocketPuncher
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Ryu is large and bulky, and an excellent, athletic fighter.
* AdaptationalModesty: Jun wears pants like her male teammates instead of a skirt in the live-action movie.
2nd Jan '16 12:08:23 AM RocketPuncher
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* AchillesInHisTent: Ken made a positive habit of quitting in a snit or going AWOL for his own reasons at the worst possible times.
2nd Jan '16 12:01:38 AM RocketPuncher
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* ItsPersonal: Unlike his teammates, Joe has a very personal reason to fight Galactor, since they took his parents' lives and almost took his.
1st Jan '16 5:19:42 PM spirasen
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''Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'' was one of the earliest anime to which American audiences were exposed in the late 1970s (but not ''the'' first anime that American audiences were ever exposed to -- that honor most likely goes to ''Anime/AstroBoy'' in the early '60s). The original series appeared on Japanese television in 1972, produced by Creator/TatsunokoProduction; 105 episodes were originally produced, but the English translations used only 85 of those episodes.

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]] and [[{{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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''Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'' was one of the earliest anime to which American audiences were exposed in the late 1970s '70's (but not ''the'' first anime that American audiences were ever exposed to -- that honor most likely goes to ''Anime/AstroBoy'' in the early '60s). The original series appeared on Japanese television in 1972, produced by Creator/TatsunokoProduction; 105 episodes were originally produced, but the English translations used only 85 of those episodes.

The show revolves around five heroic teenagers in bird suits who use ninja-type 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]] and kid]], [[{{The Big Guy}} big guy with a hick accent]]) accent]]), and CombiningMecha [[{{Sentai}} intersected]]. The heroes mostly waged battles against the MonsterOfTheWeek built by the evil Galactor crime syndicate/terrorist 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]]



* TitleConfusion: Many viewers referred to ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets}}'' as "G-Force", even before the version that was actually called ''G-Force'' came out (and causing further confusion).

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* TitleConfusion: Many viewers referred to ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets}}'' ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' as "G-Force", even before the version that was actually called ''G-Force'' came out (and causing further confusion).
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