Episode 3
Series Gatchaman Crowds
Original Air date July 25th, 2013
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Futurism is the 3rd episode of Gatchaman Crowds. It first aired on July 25th, 2013.


After Hajime befriended the MESS, which she decided to nickname Messy, there hasn't been any more abduction cases involving the MESS, who had released all the humans they abducted, leading the other Gatchamen to become curious as to whether they were hostile at all. The next day, GALAX users at Hajime and Sugane's school receive word from Rui, under the guise of X, that some spoiled milk has been sent to their school, prompting Hajime and the other students to try and get the word out. With help from Sugane, Hajime manages to warn the other students and shut down the vending machines distributing the milk. Later that day, when a helicopter crash puts some citizens on a gondola at risk, Rui approves the usage of something known as "Crowds" whilst Joe comes across a curious man capable of assuming a human's form by kissing them.


  • During a conversation about the MESS as a species, Joe states that "Compared to our Gatchaman predecessors, we're pathetic." This is a possible acknowledgment to the fandom of the original series by the writers as well as an inside joke as to how the series does not center around superheroes and their adventures like its predecessors.

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