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Gatchaman

Alt titles: Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman, Battle of the Planets, G-Force: Guardians of Space

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In the 21st century, the evil faction known as Galactor is set on world domination… and there’s only one group of people who can stop it: the Science Ninja Team! Under the guidance of Dr. Nambu and the International Science Organization, the team handles everything from taking down giant turtles to battling iron monsters, all in the name of justice! Go go Gatchaman! Take down the evil Galactor and save the world!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Gatchaman II TV 1978 TBD
Gatchaman F TV 1979 TBD
Gatchaman OVA OVA 1994 TBD
Gatchaman Crowds TV 2013 TBD
Gatchaman Crowds Second TV 2014 TBD
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Hisayuki TORIUMI Director
Bob SAKUMA Music
Tatsuo YOSHIDA Original Manga Creator
Ippei KURI Producer

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Gatchaman roriconfan 6/10 Apr 12, 2012
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman roriconfan 6/10 Apr 12, 2012
Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman roriconfan 6/10 Apr 12, 2012
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CurtiLoweLove watched Gatchaman at 105 of 105 episodes
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Blocker Corps

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Earth is in terrible danger! From the depths of the ocean, Hell Queen V and the evil Mongool empire have risen, attacking Japan with a fleet of ships and monsters. Hope lies only with an unlikely group of heroes that must gather their strength and pilot four mecha capable of beating these foes. Can Tenpei, Jinta, Kenjou and Gensuke save the day, and the world?

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Old school ultra cheesy action hero titles? Look no further than Gatchaman and Blocker Corps.

Chou Denji Robo Combattler V

Chou Denji Robo Combattler V

Deep beneath the surface of the Earth, an evil race is studying the origins of man and seeks to conquer and populate the world. Led by Prince Garuda, his mother, and a number of vicious monsters, the fiends are quick to attack and little hope remains for humanity – that is, except for Professor Nanbara's creation, the super electromagnetic robot Combattler V! This massive piece of machinery is made up of five pieces that are piloted by five young men and women, and represents Earth's only chance of survival against the invaders. Go, Combattler V! Protect the world!

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Gatchaman and Combattler V are both cheesy series from times of olde,  filled with garish colors and ridiculous outfits for the heroes. While Gatchaman is more of a sentei series and Combattler V is more of a mecha focus, I still think fans of one would like the other.  

Cutey Honey

Cutey Honey

Honey Kisaragi thought she was a typical teen, until one day she discovers that her father, a genius of robotic engineering, has been murdered. The culprit is the evil Panther Claw organization, a dastardly group of women who want one thing more than life itself: a device that can manipulate elements and create rubies, diamonds and other precious jewels. The only problem is... the device is inside Honey herself! For Honey is actually an android created by her father, and with the flip of a switch she can transform herself into a crime-fighting vixen. Sometimes she's a photographer, a model, a racer, a flight attendant or a singer, but her true identity is the soldier of love, Cutey Honey!

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Funkgun

There is an evil organization hell bent on causing problems. BUT fear not! You have someone to fight the unending hordes of bad guys.

In both titles the (good) characters can transform into different outfits to fight the bad guys. In  Gatchaman, it is a suit for fighting, in Honey it is varrious disguises and personas to take on the baddies.

Each week the villains have a lead bad guy and a group of masked minions to tackle. There is also a sinister main bad guy who sends out the teams, while a dark commander is pulling the strings. 

Basically these are great prototype anime form a defining era of anime in the 70's. 

Getter Robo G

Getter Robo G

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Although I find Gatchaman better in pretty much all aspects, I can see the obvious link of having a team ,  one being a woman, and one being a rather heavy set man. There are normally the 2 other guys, one being the too cool, second in command, and then the leader. There is also a comander of opperations in a lab coat.

They usually have the singular baddies thay are fighting.

Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion

Hyakujuu-Ou GoLion

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How does one start the similarities?

A team of 5

They fight against overwhelming odds.

Both have a hero vehicle of sorts. In Golion(voltron) It is 5 armored mecha resembling lions, that can combine into a giant singular humanoid mecha.

In Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets) the team has one giant singular ship that has mini vehicles inside of it (such as a smaller fighter, a rolling 4x4 and a motor bike)

both series the cast is dressed in a Ccrayola box of colors.

part of a classic genre of episodic action tales. Both are very similar.