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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 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".Music/EarthWindAndFire. 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 features Tori Matsuzaka [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger (Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red)]] as Ken.

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* AtomPunk: The series has a 70s setting with a lot of futuristic elements thrown in.


At Anime Boston, 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.

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At Anime Boston, 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 had acquired the license for Gatchaman Gatchaman, and will release they later released both the entire 1972 anime series and the 1994 OVA on both DVD and Blu-Ray.


* LighterAndSofter: Both Gatchaman Crowds and the "Main/Live-ActionAdaptation" are this, especially the former.

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* LighterAndSofter: Both Gatchaman Crowds and the "Main/Live-ActionAdaptation" "Main/LiveActionAdaptation" are this, especially the former.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Gatchaman Fighter is much darker in tone than its predecessors with much death and destruction, Ken nearly dying from the radiation exposure from the Hypershoot, and the possible deaths of the team.


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* LighterAndSofter: Both Gatchaman Crowds and the "Main/Live-ActionAdaptation" are this, especially the former.


* GiantEqualsInvincible: SubvertedTrope. Yes, Galactor's {{Robeast}} were HumongousMecha that easily whitstood any attack the army threw at them, and destroying them in return, but a FiveManBand of teenagers with a CoolAirship was all what was needed to take on them.
* 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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* GiantEqualsInvincible: SubvertedTrope. Yes, Galactor's {{Robeast}} were HumongousMecha that easily whitstood withstood any attack the army threw at them, and destroying them in return, but a FiveManBand of teenagers with a CoolAirship was all what was needed to take on them.
* 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.all right. Put your hand there. Alright, All right, next..." etc') on the use of an ID scanner. A negative result causes Ken to reply back to him in equally flawless English.


* 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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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).confusion).
** In Japan, there was some debate over if "Gatchaman" was the name of the Science Ninja Team, the individual members (rendered as "Gactchamen"), or one character specifically. Turns out Tatsunoko [[https://twitter.com/tatsunoko_pro/status/914418263735570433 intended it to be a]] ProtagonistTitle, with Ken's alternate title being Gatchaman.


** 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.


** 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.


* 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.


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]]


* 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.


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.


* 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!


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.

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