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Gatchaman, also known as "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman," is an anime that follows the adventures of a five-member team of teenage superheroes. The members of this team, along with guidance from Dr. Kozaburo Nambu, constantly seek to thwart the plans of the international terrorist group known as Galactor and its leader, the shape-shifting mutant, Berg Kattse.

The most frequent plot of a given episode would usually involve the Gatchaman team stopping giant monsters, controlled by Galactor, from making off with Earth's natural resources. Every so often, Gatchaman would receive help from some combat pilots led by a "Red Impulse."

The individual members of Gatchman include: team leader and tactician, Ken "the Eagle" Washio; lieutenant and weapons master, Jo "the Condor" Asakura; electronics and demolition specialist, Jun "the Swan;" recon expert and Jun's adopted brother, Jinpei "the Swallow;" and pilot, Ryu "the Owl" Nakanishi. Each member wore a special uniform with a bird motif and utilized a variety of special gadgets, lethal weaponry, and devastating martial arts. Additionally, the team flew around the globe in a special jet, the "God Phoenix."

Gatchaman was adapted twice for English-speaking audiences, where it was retitled "Battle of the Planets" and "G-Force: Guardians of Space."

Gatchaman is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (105 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 1972.

Where do I stream Gatchaman online? Gatchaman is available for streaming on Fireworks International, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gatchaman on demand at Microsoft Movies & TV, iTunes online.

Fireworks International
1 Season, 105 Episodes
October 1, 1972
Cast: Isao Sasaki, Katsuji Mori, Kazuko Sugiyama, Shingo Kanemoto, Yoku Shioya
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Gatchaman Full Episode Guide

  • Even though Galactor is defeated, Nambu warns that evil still exists, as the potential to do evil deeds resides in every person.

  • X reveals the sinister plan for Earth.

  • Joe is captured and brought before Katse.

  • The team can't contact Nambu, so they make their own decisions which could prove fatal for Nambu.

  • Katse continues with a plan to kill the team.

  • X orders Katse to kill the Science Ninja Team after they follow Katse to the base.

  • The Leona 3 is launched in order to solve the Mily Way Nebula mysteries.

  • ISO intelligence may have uncovered the location of the Galactor Headquarters, but getting there is going to be tricky!

  • Jin investiagates ruins in the Jupiter Mountains when strange corpses are uncovered.

  • Ryu's father is in critical condition, and Joe finds himself in a bad situation.

  • An order is received from X to make sure every member of the Science Ninja Team is dead!

  • Ken and Jun must evacuate their researchers as the ship comes under attack. Later, Numba finds himself in a dire situation.

  • A Galactor spy is onboard a passenger ship full of ISO engineers!

  • Jinpei has a plan to turn the coral reef into bait which will lure Galactor.

  • A man knows Katse's secret, and the team seeks to learn from him.

  • Jinpei falls in love at first sight with a girl in the mountains. He later learns that she has been abducted and sets out to rescue her.

  • When a sugar substitute is developed and prepared for distribution, someone buys every last ounce of it, leaving none for public consumption.

  • An intercepted transmission reveals that Galactor spies will infiltrate Utoland City.

  • The scientist Demon tries to sell his own invention to Galactor by using it to attack a cargo plane, which carries goods for those in need.

  • Galactor attacks and a drill falls into a crack in the Earth. Since the energy source of the drill is uranium, it is predicted that, when the drill touches the magma, a huge earthquake with a magnitude of more than 8 will occur.

  • Dr. Misuno succeeds in diminishing the earlier invented detection device. Galactor plans to use it in an operation to track down the Science Ninja Team and follow them to their base.

  • In the country Assham, an uprising has started. Traces of a confusion ray appear on the body of the leader who has been shot. Thinking that a few hundred people have been bathed in that ray, the Science Ninja Team sneaks into the country.

  • Sensitive and confidential information about the Science Ninja Team is stolen.

  • A research institute for the Earth's crust, which is located at the bottom of a deep sea canyon 10,000 meters below sea level, breaks off a connection. Ken and Joe go to the research institute in Marin Saturn in order to investigate.

  • The country Dokual is rich in the Earth's resources. But because it declines to pay supporting money to Galactor, the president's life is threatened.

  • When the mobilization order from Nambu comes in, Joe is in the middle of a race. Because he finishes it, he is too late.

  • When a Galactor mecha is mobilized, one of its planes loses speed and collides with a fishing boat which happens to have Ryu's father on board at the time.

  • A mammoth, which should be encapsulated in a glacier, appears at an amusement park.

  • A leading scientist alerts every department about the strange behavioral changes in the locusts, but he is ignored.

  • The ISO uncovers a new energy source in the Himalayas, but the investigation crew sent to learn more is wiped out by the region's Yeti.

  • Mummified corpses are found, and Nambu orders the team to uncover the reason.

  • Galactor infiltrates the country Shosken.

  • A nuclear explosion occurs on a small island in the South Sea.

  • Institutions of the Mantle Plan are attacked one after the other by a jellyfish mecha.

  • Katse plans to weaken the activities of the Science Ninja Team by killing their biggest benefactor.

  • The brains of deceased and famous doctors have been preserved, but they keep getting stolen!

  • Professional baseball players disappear in front of spectators.

  • Nambu allows the team to be captured by Galactor in order to learn the location of the enemy base.

  • Ken encounters three Red Impulse planes. Disregarding orders from Nambu, Ken heads toward their base.

  • An experiment with Galactor's brand new mecha goes awry. Katse demands the survivors be terminated.

  • Ken and Jun investigate the disappearance of a fishing boat.

  • The Jet Cutter is stolen; Nambu gives the order to recover it, but Ken refuses.

  • A sniper who's been imprisoned for the last 35 years is released, and it doesn't take long for Galactor to get a hold of him.

  • Jun is attacked by bikers.

  • Galactor forces Namby and the team to choose between their lives and the pollution of the seas.

  • Katse plans to annihilate uranium related institutions all over the world.

  • Humanity encounters the worst crisis yet when a Galactor rocket explodes in the Van Allen belt.

  • As Ken sets out to see his father, an old childhood friend of his appears.

  • Ken is attacked while flying his Cessna.

  • The country Inderia has worked with the ISO to build a dam. As always, things go awry and Galactor is involved.

  • The team accompanies Nambu to a conference. When Jinpei follows what he suspects is a Galactor car, he is captured.

  • ISO institutions come under attack one after the other.

  • Director Anderson personally transports the core of his new ultracomputer, and Galactor moves in to steal it.

  • Ken is taken hostage at the airport and forced to pilot a plane.

  • A secret ISO mining factory is seized by Galactor.

  • Moroi City is attacked, but Nambu orders the team to standby.

  • When the two countries of Bien and Ameria finally make peace, their respective representatives get married as a symbol of peace. However, Galactor is planning to prevent the marriage of the two to start a war again in both countries.

  • Ryu finds himself captured by Galactor.

  • The team is invited to a popular concert where the musical group is kidnapped right in front of them!

  • While Jinpei is addled by grief, Nambu loses himself in research.

  • Spores of the Jigokiller plant are released into Earth's atmosphere.

  • A pollution free city is constructed. Shortly after the city's inauguration, the city finds itself under attack by the most unlikely predators.

  • A leading researcher goes missing. Nambu orders that he be found immediately, as his research could be dangerous if misused.

  • When an ISO research ship is attacked, its uranium resources data disappears.

  • A civil war breaks out in the country of Doria over mining rights to recently discovered oil springs.

  • Strange radio waves begin to affect people in different ways. When Ryu is bathed with these radio waves, his brain waves become catlike!

  • Jun and Jinpei are nowhere to be found while Gezora attacks.

  • Galactor targets a facility that the ISO has used all of its resources to complete. When the God Phoenix confronts it, it escapes using a smoke screen.

  • Nambu is attacked by a Galactor, and everyone focuses their energy on keeping him safe.

  • A water shortage threatens the future of Earth.

  • Jinpei visits the orphanage where he grew up, but harmless fun soon turns into a fighting matter.

  • Children are disappearing into thin air; as the team investigates, the clues seem to become harder to find.

  • A Galactor executive named Lucy wants to reveal the Glactor headquarters to the ISO for ten billion dollars!

  • An ISO volcanic research center is under attack!

  • Scientists at the ISO headquarters are being murdered; Nambu sends the team to act as body guards.

  • A new weapon--the "Mecha Ball"--may be hardest to stop because its simple structure makes it impossible to uncover a weak point.

  • When a uranium factory on the bottom of the ocean is attacked, Nambu thinks it's better to keep the team out of it. Ken disobeyes and finds himself facing off with a powerful mecha.

  • A doctor who specializes in Cyborgs disappears.

  • Joe suffers a great loss, and the God Phoenix is once again attacked by a Galactor mecha.

  • Prince Luga contacts the ISO with an offer to give up the location of the Galactor bases, going against his father's orders.

  • When whales keep attacking harbors, the team discovers that, yet again, Galactor is behind the attacks!

  • X intends to use chlidren's brains as a destructive tool.

  • Galactor manufactures a new weapon which can change its form constantly, leading the team on a wild goose chase.

  • Ghost City was destroyed ten years ago by pollution; when communication is lost with an investigation crew there, the Science Ninja Team goes to search for them only to be attacked by Galactors.

  • A strange occurrence leads the Ken and Jun to the North Pole where they infiltrate a secret base.

  • An ISO-created storage lake, which is intended to make the desert fertile, disappears. The team heads to Africa to investigate.

  • The Galactor mecha, Ibukuron, steals the world's raw material for sugar. Ryu and Jinpei are called to move out!

  • The team is guarding a plane; but the plane's original crew members have been killed and replaced by Galactor members!

  • The whole city loses power when the nuclear power plant is attacked!

  • The team investigates a meteorite that appears to have originated from the moon.

  • Jinpei uncovers what looks to be a base in the making, but he is caught by a mecha and the base is subsequently blown up.

  • As Ken tests a new plane, he is attacked!

  • The hunt for stolen gold bars leads the team to an island. Ken and Nambu disagree about their course of action.

  • On a mission to the bottom of the sea, the team encounters a mysterious submarine, which leads them to uncover "The Cemetery of the Sea."

  • An earthquake is caused by a mecha, leading Ken to the Institute for Earthquake Research. While investigating, an unexpected casualty occurs.

  • The last, ultimate battle with the Galactor. The huge mechanical monsters and devices installed at every base of the Galactor are transforming the Earth's geographical landscape into an environment hostile to the Human race.

  • Summoned to avenge the attack of a submarine, the Gatchaman Group comes upon the secret undersea headquarters of the Alien Galactor.

  • An enormous dragon-shaped warship targets The Mantel Plan, a network unifying the world's energy resources.