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''G-Men '75'' (Kanji: Gメン'75, Hepburn: G-Men Narajungo) was a UsefulNotes/PrimeTime Japanese CopShow starring Tetsuro Tanba as Chief Superintendent Tetsuya Kuroki (better known to Western audiences as Tiger Tanaka of ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'') as the head of a special investigatory body of the Japanese police known as the G-Men. It was created by producer Teru Kondo of Creator/ToeiCompany as a [[DuelingWorks rival show]] to Nippon Televsion's ''Series/TaiyoNiHoero'' and aired on Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (the same station that aired the Franchise/UltraSeries) for 355 episodes from 1975 to 1982.

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''G-Men '75'' (Kanji: Gメン'75, Hepburn: G-Men Narajungo) Nana-juu-go) was a UsefulNotes/PrimeTime Japanese CopShow starring Tetsuro Tanba as Chief Superintendent Tetsuya Kuroki (better known to Western audiences as Tiger Tanaka of ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'') as the head of a special investigatory body of the Japanese police known as the G-Men. It was created by producer Teru Kondo of Creator/ToeiCompany as a [[DuelingWorks rival show]] to Nippon Televsion's ''Series/TaiyoNiHoero'' and aired on Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (the same station that aired the Franchise/UltraSeries) for 355 episodes from 1975 to 1982.


The show was concieved as a SpiritualSuccessor to Kondo's earlier shows ''Key Hunter'', ''Eyeful'', and ''Birdie'', also starring Tanba. However in sharp contrast to the upbeat 1960s Franchise/JamesBond-esque vibe of the earlier three series, ''G-Men '75'' was set up from the start as a cynical, HardboiledDetective cop drama with little to no comedy or lightheartedness. These days, it is well-remembered for its iconic opening, replete with [[PowerWalk powerwalking]] from the main cast and its samurai/western style theme music]] by Shinshuke Kikuchi (of ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBall'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fame, he also did the music for the show's three predecessors).

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The show was concieved as a SpiritualSuccessor to Kondo's earlier shows ''Key Hunter'', ''Eyeful'', and ''Birdie'', also starring Tanba. However in sharp contrast to the upbeat 1960s Franchise/JamesBond-esque vibe of the earlier three series, ''G-Men '75'' was set up from the start as a cynical, HardboiledDetective cop drama with little to no comedy or lightheartedness. These days, it is well-remembered for its iconic opening, replete with [[PowerWalk powerwalking]] from the main cast and its samurai/western style theme music]] music by Shinshuke Kikuchi (of ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBall'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fame, he also did the music for the show's three predecessors).



* KubrickStare: Superintendent Noriyuki Odagiri has one in Episode 179.

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* KubrickStare: Superintendent Noriyuki Odagiri has one in Episode 179.179 against the episode's criminal-of-the-week.


* GetIntoJailFree: The plots of Episodes 2 and 288. Detective Sekiya is sent to go undercover to halt a jailbreak

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* GetIntoJailFree: The plots of Episodes 2 and 288. 280. Detective Sekiya is sent to go undercover to halt a jailbreakjailbreak at the infamous Abashiri Prison in the latter; Tsugawa does the same in a women's prison.


* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: In Episode 1, the bullets apparently lodge themselves into a[BulletproofVest without flattening on impact.

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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: In Episode 1, the bullets apparently lodge themselves into a[BulletproofVest a [[spoiler: BulletproofVest without flattening on impact.]]



** The villain of Episode 33.

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** The villain of Episode 33.33, who's also a CopKiller.



** Inspector Sekiya pulls this off in Episode 33 against an escaped serial killer trying to kill the woman who sold him out years befote. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it ends up being a MutualKill.]]
** Ditto for Detective Shuichi Tsukasa in Episode 103, this time against some arms dealers.

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** Inspector Sekiya pulls this off in Episode 33 against an escaped serial killer trying to kill the woman who sold him out years befote.before. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it ends up being a MutualKill.]]
** Ditto for Detective Shuichi Tsukasa in Episode 103, this time against some arms dealers.gun runners.


The show was concieved as a SpiritualSuccessor to Kondo's earlier shows ''Key Hunter'', ''Eyeful'', and ''Birdie'', also starring Tanba. However in sharp contrast to the upbeat 1960s Franchise/JamesBond-esque vibe of the earlier three series, ''G-Men '75'' was set up from the start as a cynical, HardboiledDetective cop drama with little to no comedy or lightheartedness. These days, it is well-remembered for its iconic opening, replete with [[PowerWalk powerwalking]] from the main cast and its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOMboRYbvro epic, almost samurai/western style theme music]] by Shinshuke Kikuchi (of ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBall'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fame, he also did the music for the show's three predecessors).

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The show was concieved as a SpiritualSuccessor to Kondo's earlier shows ''Key Hunter'', ''Eyeful'', and ''Birdie'', also starring Tanba. However in sharp contrast to the upbeat 1960s Franchise/JamesBond-esque vibe of the earlier three series, ''G-Men '75'' was set up from the start as a cynical, HardboiledDetective cop drama with little to no comedy or lightheartedness. These days, it is well-remembered for its iconic opening, replete with [[PowerWalk powerwalking]] from the main cast and its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOMboRYbvro epic, almost samurai/western style theme music]] by Shinshuke Kikuchi (of ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBall'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fame, he also did the music for the show's three predecessors).



* AllForNothing: The ending of Episode 179. [[spoiler: Superintendent Noriyuki Odagiri spends the whole episode trying to defuse a hostage crisis where a former policeman holds up the Tokyo MPD headquarters after the chief refuses to prosecute two punks who killed his mentor in the force. Odagiri arrests the two punks and brings them to the ex-officer to make him stand down and to assure him that the killers will face justice. But before the ex-cop can stand down, he gets gunned down by police snipers.]]
* TheAce: The whole cast, as a rule. All of them are either multilingual, have knowledge in martial arts and guns, and are all cerified badass [[HardboiledDetective Hardboiled Detectives]] who have been granted the role of Japan's top cops by the government itself.

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* AllForNothing: The ending of Episode 179. [[spoiler: Superintendent Noriyuki Odagiri spends the whole episode trying to defuse a hostage crisis where a former policeman holds up the Tokyo MPD headquarters police station after the local police chief refuses refused to prosecute two punks who killed his mentor in the force. Odagiri arrests the two punks and brings them to the ex-officer to make him stand down and to assure him that the killers will face justice. But before the ex-cop can stand down, surrrender, he gets gunned down by police snipers.]]
* TheAce: The whole cast, as a rule. All of them are either multilingual, have knowledge in martial arts and guns, or firearms, and are all cerified certified badass [[HardboiledDetective Hardboiled Detectives]] who have been granted the role of Japan's top cops by the government itself.



** Apparently Kuroki's getup is a nod to Creator/RobertStack and his appearance as Elliott Ness on ''Series/TheUntouchables.''



* CopKiller: The villains of Episodes 33, 105, 205, 253, and 331. These episodes also feature said Cop Killers as [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer fake motorcyle cops]].

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* CopKiller: The villains of Episodes 33, 105, 205, 253, and 331. These episodes also feature said Cop Killers as [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer fake motorcyle cops]].



* DaChief: Kuroki.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: The villains of Episodes 253 and 254.
* FramedFaceOpening: The opening sequence as well as the ending.

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* DaChief: Kuroki.
Kuroki, being a Chief Superintendent.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: The villains of Episodes 253 and 254.
254 are Japanese terrorists [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulNess who seek to kill their former comrades before they get set to hang for their crimes.]]
* FramedFaceOpening: The opening sequence sequence, as well as the ending.ending. As the series progressed and the lineup was changed, the show changed the sequence to reflect the new cast members.



* GetIntoJailFree: The plots of Episodes 2 and 288.

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* GetIntoJailFree: The plots of Episodes 2 and 288. Detective Sekiya is sent to go undercover to halt a jailbreak



* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: In Episode 1, bullets apparently lodge themselves into [[BulletproofVest Bulletproof Vests]] without flattening on impact.
* HostageSituation: Episodes 179 and 222-223.
* ItsPersonal: Tachibana's wife and child are killed by getaway drivers in a robbery in Episode 105. He spends the rest of the episode trying to avenge their deaths.

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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: In Episode 1, the bullets apparently lodge themselves into [[BulletproofVest Bulletproof Vests]] a[BulletproofVest without flattening on impact.
* HostageSituation: Episodes 179 and 222-223.222-223, both of which have Odagiri in a key role; he's the main focus of the former and he gets to outsnipe the perps in the latter.
* ItsPersonal: ItsPersonal:
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Tachibana's wife and child are killed by getaway drivers in a robbery in Episode 105. He spends the rest of the episode trying to avenge their deaths.



* HardboiledDetective: The main cast is built around them.

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* HardboiledDetective: The main cast is built around them.them, and the show was hyped up around this during its run.



* NiceHat: Kuroki's black fedora, a shout-out to Robert Stack's [[Series/TheUntouchables Elliott Ness]].

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* NiceHat: NiceHat:
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Kuroki's black fedora, a shout-out to Robert Stack's [[Series/TheUntouchables Elliott Ness]].



* SerialKiller: The villain of Episode 33.

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* SerialKiller: SerialKiller:
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The villain of Episode 33.



* SpoilerTitle: When a character dies or gets PutOnABus.
* ThatOneCase: Kuroki's own rears its head in the GrandFinale. It's a murder of a prostitute where he arrested the wrong man.
** Detective Kyoko Hibiki has one in her last episode, Episode 104. A flight stewardess she befriends while undercover is murdered by an international smuggling syndicate. [[spoiler: The perps get away with the crime, so she transfers to INTERPOL to find the perps and bring them to justice.]]

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* SpoilerTitle: When a character dies or gets PutOnABus.
PutOnABus, expect the episode titles to trumpet this out.
* ThatOneCase: ThatOneCase:
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Kuroki's own rears its head in the GrandFinale. It's a murder of a prostitute where he arrested the wrong man.
** Detective Kyoko Hibiki has one earns hers in her last episode, Episode 104. A flight stewardess she befriends while undercover is murdered by an international smuggling syndicate. [[spoiler: The perps get away with the crime, so she transfers to INTERPOL to find the perps and bring them to justice.]]



* TwistEnding: In Episode 1, Detective Sekiya's flight stewardess girlfriend is actually [[spoiler: a member of an international drug-smuggling syndicate, as is Sekiya's own superior in the police force.]]

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* TwistEnding: TwistEnding:
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In Episode 1, Detective Sekiya's flight stewardess girlfriend is actually [[spoiler: a member of an international drug-smuggling syndicate, as is Sekiya's own superior in the police force.]]



** Episode 280 has Detective Tsugawa's fiancee [[spoiler: be rooted out as a CorruptCop]].

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** Episode 280 288 has Detective Tsugawa's fiancee [[spoiler: be rooted out as a CorruptCop]].



* QuickDraw: The climax of the SeriesFinale sees Kuroki [[spoiler: outdraw the culprit responsible for the murders in his ThatOneCase.]]

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* QuickDraw: QuickDraw:
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The climax of the SeriesFinale sees Kuroki [[spoiler: outdraw the culprit responsible for the murders in his ThatOneCase.]]


** Episode 354 has a very unusual example: [[spoiler: It' a common house cat trained by its owner to kill.]]

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** Episode 354 has a very unusual example: [[spoiler: It' a It's common house cat trained by its owner to kill.]]


* HostageCrisis: Episodes 179 and 222-223.

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* HostageCrisis: HostageSituation: Episodes 179 and 222-223.


* FarEasternAsianTerrorists: The villains of Episodes 253 and 254.

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* FarEasternAsianTerrorists: FarEastAsianTerrorists: The villains of Episodes 253 and 254.


* TheAce: The whole cast, as a rule. All of them are either multilingual, have knowledge in martial arts and guns, and are all cerified badass [[HardboiledDetective Hardboiled Detevtives]] who have been granted the role of Japan's top cops by the government itself.

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* TheAce: The whole cast, as a rule. All of them are either multilingual, have knowledge in martial arts and guns, and are all cerified badass [[HardboiledDetective Hardboiled Detevtives]] Detectives]] who have been granted the role of Japan's top cops by the government itself.



* BulletProofVest: In Episode 1 Kuroki [spoiler: puts one on a suspect and shoots him to make him talk. The perp never found out he was wearing one until he got shot.]]

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* BulletProofVest: In Episode 1 Kuroki [spoiler: [[spoiler: puts one on a suspect and shoots him to make him talk. The perp never found out he was wearing one until he got shot.]]



* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: In Episode 1, bullets apparently lodge themselves into [[BulletproofVest Bulletproof Vests]] without flattening on impact.



* MarriedToTheJob: The cast. They're cops first and people second.

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* MarriedToTheJob: The cast.G-Men. They're cops first and people second.


* AllADream: Episode 354. [[spoiler: OrWasItADream Or was it?]]

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* AllADream: Episode 354. [[spoiler: OrWasItADream [[OrWasItADream Or was it?]]it?]]]]


Added DiffLines:

* HostageCrisis: Episodes 179 and 222-223.


* AllADream: Episode 354. [[spoiler: OrWasItADream Or was it?]]



* TheAce: The whole cast, as a rule. All of them are either multilingual, have knowledge in martial arts and guns, and are all badass policemen (and women) who have been granted the role of Japan's top cops by the government itself.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The cast as a whole have a whole wardrobe of them, but Kuroki takes the cake with his trench coat and NiceHat.

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* TheAce: The whole cast, as a rule. All of them are either multilingual, have knowledge in martial arts and guns, and are all cerified badass policemen (and women) [[HardboiledDetective Hardboiled Detevtives]] who have been granted the role of Japan's top cops by the government itself.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The cast as a whole have has a whole wardrobe of them, but Kuroki takes the cake with his trench coat and NiceHat.



* BulletProofVest: In Episode 1 Kuroki [[spoiler: puts one on a suspect and shoots him to make him talk. The perp never found out he was wearing one until he got shot.]]

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* BulletProofVest: In Episode 1 Kuroki [[spoiler: [spoiler: puts one on a suspect and shoots him to make him talk. The perp never found out he was wearing one until he got shot.]]



* CopKiller: The villains of Episodes 33, 105, 253, and 331. The latter two episodes feature [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer fake motorcyle cops]].

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* CopKiller: The villains of Episodes 33, 105, 205, 253, and 331. The latter two These episodes also feature said Cop Killers as [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer fake motorcyle cops]]. cops]].
* CorruptCop: Several appear in the series, notably in Episodes 1, 33, 105, and 205.



* FramedFaceOpening: The opening as well as the ending.

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* FarEasternAsianTerrorists: The villains of Episodes 253 and 254.
* FramedFaceOpening: The opening sequence as well as the ending.



* HardboiledDetective: The main cast is comprised of them.

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* HardboiledDetective: The main cast is comprised of built around them.



* KillerCop: [[spoiler: Sekiya's superior in Episode 1, Tachibana's to-be brother-in-law in Episode 105, and the villains of Episode 253.]]

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* KillerCop: [[spoiler: Sekiya's superior in Episode 1, Tachibana's to-be brother-in-law in Episode 105, and the villains of Episode 253.205.]]



* SerialKiller: The villain of Episode 33.
** Episode 354 has a very unusual example: [[spoiler: It' a common house cat trained by its owner to kill.]]



** Inspector Sekiya pulls this off in Episode 33 against an escaped killer trying to kill the woman who sold him out years before after a murder spree. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it ends up being a MutualKill for him and the perp.]]
** Ditto for Detective Shuichi Tsukasa in Episode 103.

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** Inspector Sekiya pulls this off in Episode 33 against an escaped serial killer trying to kill the woman who sold him out years before after a murder spree. befote. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it ends up being a MutualKill for him and the perp.MutualKill.]]
** Ditto for Detective Shuichi Tsukasa in Episode 103.103, this time against some arms dealers.


* KillerCop: [[spoiler: Sekiya's superior in Episode 1, Tachibana's to-be brother in law in Episode 105, and the villains of Episode 253.]]

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* KillerCop: [[spoiler: Sekiya's superior in Episode 1, Tachibana's to-be brother in law brother-in-law in Episode 105, and the villains of Episode 253.]]



* ThatOneCase: Kuroki's own rears its head in the GrandFinale. It's a murder of a prostitute that was similar to one he supposeldy solved ten years ago.

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* ThatOneCase: Kuroki's own rears its head in the GrandFinale. It's a murder of a prostitute that was similar to one where he supposeldy solved ten years ago. arrested the wrong man.


The show was concieved as a SpiritualSuccessor to Kondo's earlier shows ''Key Hunter'', ''Eyeful'', and ''Birdie'', also starring Tanba. However in sharp contrast to the upbeat 1960s Franchise/JamesBond-esque vibe of the earlier three series, ''G-Men '75'' was set up from the start as a cynical, HardboiledDetective cop drama with little to no comedy or lightheartedness. These days, it is well-remembered for its iconic opening, replete with [[PowerWalk powerwalking]] from the main cast and its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOMboRYbvro epic, almost samurai/western style theme music]] by Shinshuke Kikkuchi (of ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBall'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fame, he also did the music for the show's three predecessors).

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The show was concieved as a SpiritualSuccessor to Kondo's earlier shows ''Key Hunter'', ''Eyeful'', and ''Birdie'', also starring Tanba. However in sharp contrast to the upbeat 1960s Franchise/JamesBond-esque vibe of the earlier three series, ''G-Men '75'' was set up from the start as a cynical, HardboiledDetective cop drama with little to no comedy or lightheartedness. These days, it is well-remembered for its iconic opening, replete with [[PowerWalk powerwalking]] from the main cast and its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOMboRYbvro epic, almost samurai/western style theme music]] by Shinshuke Kikkuchi Kikuchi (of ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBall'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fame, he also did the music for the show's three predecessors).



* KillerCop: [[spoiler: Sekiya's superior in Episode 1]]

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* KillerCop: [[spoiler: Sekiya's superior in Episode 1]]1, Tachibana's to-be brother in law in Episode 105, and the villains of Episode 253.]]

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