12 Episodes on 3 Disks. English/Japanese Audio. English Subtitles. TV-14
To Fight A Hidden Enemy
Requires An Invisible Army
Enter: The GATCHAMAN!
A secret war rages in the shadows of Tachikawa, where every day it's unsuspecting citizens fall pray to the unseen and unfamiliar foes around them. With the citizens powerless to stop their erratic and indefensible attacks, a new kind of hero emerges to push back the encroaching darkness: enter the Gatchaman! Gifted with alien technology and imbued with a much needed jolt of whimsy and adventure from its latest oddball recruit, Hajime Ichinose, the Gatchaman's mission is to protect in secret, to defend unnoticed. Meanwhile, a new online sensation is exploding within the city: Rui Ninomiya's massive social networking hub GALAX is taking hold of the populace, turning every day "GALAXters" into heroes in the making. Unfortunately Berg Katze, a new yet familiar foe, sees an opportunity to create chaos in the streets, coercing the techno-prodigy RUI with the thoughts of social justice while secretly bending the GALAX network to his will! Unable to understand his motives, the Gatchaman will have to rely on their energetic new member to figure out the puzzle laid bare by the former Gatchman as his army grows stronger by the minute. An explosion of bright lights and pulse pounding rhythms comes together for an unforgettable, action packed experience as Hajime and the rest of the Gatchaman try to update the world together in GATCHAMEN CROWDS!