Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン 劇場版, Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman: Gekijōban) is a 1978 Japanese anime superhero science fiction film and a version of the anime series of the same name.
|Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie|
|Directed by||Hisayuki Toriumi|
|Written by||Jinzō Toriumi|
|Based on||Science Ninja Team Gatchaman|
|Produced by||Toshio Suzuki|
|Music by||Koichi Sugiyama|
Sosai X traveled millions of light years to reach the planet Earth and creates a mutant Berg Katse. Thirty years later he is the leader of the terrorist organization known as Galactor. They want to conquer the world. Since Galactor controls the mechanical monster "Turtle King," the nations of the world live in fear.
Earth's only hope lies with five teenagers who can move like shadows. They are Gatchaman, five superheroes who arrive in their spaceship "God Phoenix" to stop Galactor's Machiavellian plans of world domination.
|Ken the Eagle||Katsuji Mori||Leraldo Anzaldua|
|Joe the Condor||Isao Sasaki||Brian Jepson|
|Jun the Swan||Kazuko Sugiyama||Kim Prause|
|Jinpei the Swallow||Yoku Shioya||Luci Christian|
|Ryu the Owl||Shingo Kanemoto||Victor Carsrud|
|Dr. Kozaburo Nambu||Toru Ohira||Andy McAvin|
|Red Impulse||Hisayoshi Yoshizawa||John Tyson|
|Berg Katse||Mikio Terashima||Edwin Neal|
|Leader X||Nobuo Tanaka||Charles C. Campbell|
|Director Anderson||Teiji Omiya||Marty Fleck|
|Sabu||Hiroya Ishimaru||Chris Patton|
|Narrator||Kiyoshi Kobayashi||George Manley|
The movie is a feature-length retelling of the events of the TV series consisting primarily of footage from key episodes, namely the first two episodes, 51-53 (the V2 project arc) and the final four episodes. However, the first three minutes of the movie consists of newly animated footage depicting the arrival of Leader X on Earth and the birth of Berg Katse.
Instead of the music from the TV show by Bob Sakuma, an all-new score was composed by Koichi Sugiyama and performed by the NHK Symphony Orchestra. It was notably the first Japanese animated movie to feature a stereo soundtrack.
- "作品データベース". Tatsunoko.co.jp. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- "Sentai Filmworks to Release 1978 Gatchman Film With English Dub". Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- "科学忍者隊ガッチャマン". Kinenote. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie at IMDb
- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia