Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie
Film information

Directed by

Hisayuki Toriumi

Produced by

Toshio Suzuki

Written by

Jinzō Toriumi



Music by

Koichi Sugiyama

Distributed by




Template:Nihongo Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie or 科学忍者隊ガッチャマン 劇場版 or Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman: Gekijōban, and translated on screen as "Science Ninja Team: Gatchaman" is a 1978 Japanese anime science fiction film that acts as a compilation of the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman television series.[1]


Sosai X traveled millions of light years to reach the planet Earth and creates a mutant Berg Katse. 30 years later he is the leader of the terrorist organisation 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 "Godphoenix" to stop Galactor's Machiavellian plans of world domination.

The film is basically an abridged retelling of the 1972 - 1974 TV Series. The only difference is that the conclusion of the film leads into the then upcoming sequel series Gatchaman II.


The film contains new additional music called The Gatchaman Symphonic Suite Album. The Production Design is consistent with Gatchaman II.

The film was released in English for the first time by Sentai Filmworks in 2015.[2] It features a dub produced by Seraphim Digital that is consistent with the earlier Gatchaman titles released by the company and its predecessor.[3]


Character Japanese English
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 Casrud
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


Further reading

External links

Gatchaman media
TV animation Science Ninja Team Gatchaman · Gatchaman II · Gatchaman Fighter · New Gatchaman (unproduced)· Good Morning Ninja Team Gatchaman · Gatchaman Crowds · Gatchaman Crowds insight · Battle of the Planets: Phoenix Ninjas
Movies Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie · Gatchaman (2011 - unproduced) · Gatchaman (2013)
Adaptations Battle of the Planets (movie) · Eagle 5 Brothers · G-Force: Guardians of Space · Eagle Riders· Battle of the Planets: The New Exploits of G-Force (unproduced)
Other Gatchaman (OVA) · NTT Gatchaman · Tachimals Theater · Infini-T Force · Time Bokan: Royal Revival

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