laying the groundwork for the vastly popular sentai series in a few years is this vastly popular cartoon- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman). and it really is worth all the praise it gets.
made by Tatsunoko Productions, of "Speed Racer" fame, it's got some really great designs going for it. sleep spaceships, cool monsters and neat vehicles.
Berg Katse is one of the best villains ever, and a lot of the Galactor commanders get real personalities. you don't feel sorry for them, really, but they are people.
anyway, these first two episodes really set the tone of the show.
- "Gatchaman Versus Turtle King" a large turtle robot is stealing uranium. Ken follows orders despite Joe riding him for not stopping the robbery. we see many of their cool toys and some neat powers.
- "The Monstrous Aircraft Carrier Appears" Joe gets found out by Galactor while trying to find out their latest scheme. where does Galactor get all the money for these giant robots and ships?