Gatchaman (or Battle of the Planets) « The Daily P.O.P.

Posted: June 19, 2009 in Scifi
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GforceI was looking over some blogs and came across this entry about one of my all time favorite anime series Battle of the Planets. While the 80’s version does not exist as I plucked out my brains literally, the Sandy Frank presentation of G-Force is watch I grew up with in the late 70’s. You can take a look at the YouTube clip below. When you get a chance, read below for even more info and videos in the original lanuguage which is very cool.

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For those of you who had no idea that there was such a course of study as ‘ninja science,’ allow me to crack open the secrets of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.

Better known stateside as Battle of the Planets (or G-Force), Gatchaman is one of the most popular super hero anime series of all time. This style of program (five young heroes kicking the snot out of nameless/faceless goons and monsters) would much later resurface as the all-too-familiar Power Rangers, but for the original was amazing for its purity.

The basic mission of the team (operating as part of the surprisingly well-funded International Science Organization) is to protect the planet’s natural resources from the evil terrorist organization known as Galactor led by the strangely effeminate Leader X. Trained in ‘bird style’ fighting techniques and armed with state-of-the-art weapons including the deadly yo-yo, what kind of chance does Galactor have?

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