hi I kinda new here but I was wondering if you can tell me who the founder is because a user named darkshadow99 claims the founder is a mafia and says it isn't decent here is the proof.also I did not come to cause trouble I just wanted to inform the wiki
Well, its been a long time since then. But I remember the person in question tried to reshape the wiki into a Battle of the Planets Wiki without asking. We confronted him on the issue and told him this wiki was intended to cover the franchise as a whole. He got mad and then tried to cause trouble, we kicked him out.
The "Mafia" comment is a jab at the fact we run a hub of wikis dedicated to tokusatsu and tokustasu related media. (Gatchaman is considered by many to be a precursor to Super Sentai/Power Rangers) I find a lot of immature users tend to label us as that, as we are strict on rules but take a fair but firm approach to it.
You vandalize, you are outta here. You threaten us with death or other disturbing hateful remarks, you are out. Anything else has a three-strike system if it messes up the wiki and you ignore the rules. Another thing we do is simply give a friendly reminder or helpful aid if it is an honest error and you did not know how to fix it. We give you advice or try to show you how it can be fixed.
I do apologize for the current state of Gatchaman wiki. I work Retail so I'm not home much, when I adopted it I was unemployed and had a lot of free time. Now I just safeguard it. If you want to pitch in, feel free to do so, I would appreciate the help. Just try and discuss any cosmetic changes that need to be made so I won't be taken by surprise.
We like to have a little democracy, that's all.
They know you are here. I really don't want this headache again, we have big plans for the 45th anniversary of Kamen Rider and I don't want them ruined by old skeletons popping back up. I was hoping to not be a target again.
ok when he said I was globally banned the first time that was true next time I shouldn't stay logged in when others use wiki. But I returned and apologized for the trouble my brother caused and there were no problems. Now I took a break from wiki(nearly 2 months)and I guess they thought I was banned even though it would have said on my user page that I was globally banned.
Well, there are three versions. The original is about a team of bird themed costume superheroes who use ninja skills and high tech gadgets to stop a terrorist organization called Galactor who wants to rule/destroy the world.
It is loosely inspired by American superheroes (most notably the costumes which have a Neal Adams Batman feel. Even Tatsuo Yoshida admitted he was given a comic by a US GI in Okinawa and took it home with him, he was fascinated by it and decided to do his creation in that style)
It is also the first to feature original elements that would coincidentally transfer over to the Super Sentai series 4 years later in 1975. (wrist morphers, team theme gimmick, a team of five with one female member, finisher to destroy the monster, personalized individual weapons and a team attack) The series has two spin offs, an OVA, a flash animation comedy show, a live action movie (which isn't very good) and a slew of merchandise. The first series is available for free on Hulu if you are curious. The others are sadly only available on less legit measures due to licensing issues caused by the next one.
The second is the various dubs/adaptations: Battle of the Planets, G-Force etc. They are part of the reason the west even knows what anime is, as many older generations watched those on TV as kids and that paved the way for more anime to come over. Most play fast and loose with the content to appeal to an American audience and are commercially available in some cases.
The third is Gatchaman Crowds, a re-imagining of the franchise for the digital age with social commentary on how we use the Internet and Social Media. It may irritate purists as the bird motif is replaced by shiny neon Tony Stark armors, but it is an interesting take on how our digital world can affect us as humans and analyzes how superheroes would work in the age of Facebook and Twitter. You can view Crowds on Crunchyroll.
In addition, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the animation company Tatsunoko, Ken The Eagle is going to be in a new series next year alongside fellow Tatsunoko superheroes as the mighty Infini-T Force!