The BEST Episodes of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
In the future, earth is attacked by Galactor with a series of mechanical menaces. Each with their own vehicle and unique weapons, only Gatchaman's high tech group of five young people can defend the earth from Galactor's repeated attacks as they attempt of fulfill their mission to find Galactor's hidden headquarters and finally defeat Galactor. Gatchaman originated the concept of teams of 5 members, with their own vehicles, which has been reused in many incarnations, including the ranger series (which came over to the US as Power Rangers). Gatchman spawned two sequel series: Gatchaman II and Gatchaman Fighter. Gatchaman was brought to US audiences in a heavily edited form known as Battle of the Planets Battle of the Planets and later as G-Force. The information for all the episode synopses was generously contributed by Veronika Henkels. Please visit her web page. Veronika's Gatchaman Page
#1 - The End of Crescent Coral
Season 1 - Episode 92 - Aired Jun 30, 1974
One after the other, the torpedoes hit right on target.The props of the camouflaging coral reef get stuck in the base which loses its balances and starts sinking towards the bottom of the sea.Inside, the engineers don't want to just leave their research, but Ken and Jun convince them the really important thing is their lives. They make them escape. Meanwhile, while Nambu is destroying the data a big computer falls over and traps his leg, rendering him immobile. The God Phoenix notices the sound of the explosions and returns to the base. After making sure of this, another group of torpedoes attacks the base. Overturning, the base is caught on the wall of a deep-sea trench and the God Phoenix cannot escape from the hangar. Ken and Jun have managed to arrive at Nambu's room, but they can't open the door because the electrical system has been shut off. They sit down, awaiting their last hour. However, the base starts falling towards the deep-sea trench again and through this shock, the God Phoenix tears down the hangar's shutter and breaks into the interior. Joe and Jinpei go to Nambu's room, crossing flooded areas. They meet with Ken and Jun. With the burner in Joe's airgun they break open the door and rescue Nambu. The God Phoenix separates itself from the sinking base. The Science Ninja Team watches for a long time how the form of the own base sinks deep into the deep-sea trench. Nambu orders them to blast the base. When he tells them that it would be easy for Galactor to save data from the base in the deep-sea trench, Ken presses the firing button for the Bird Missiles. The basis of the Science Ninja Team, Crescent Coral, has ceased to exist.
#2 - The Return of Joe?!
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 1978
In the country Amelia, between the cities New Jork and Scratton, there's the Dera Desert. Below that desert, Galactor is building a scecret base which is supposed to become a very important military strong point. But because they have rushed its completion, a huge explosions occurs and triggers a 9.2 magnitude earthquake in the area. The two cities get into a very critical situation. In order to find out what is happening, the team launches a sensor-equipped rocket drill into the Earth. The data is sent to the New God Phoenix and analyzed by Nambu. However, after the launch, the team is ambushed by Galactor and, yet again, the mysterious person saves them. The only way to save the cities is to dive under the desert in the Condor Attacker, since it can take the pressure. Through the explosive power of the Fire Targetter, which is equipped with the ultra powerful Tektay explosive, the mantle convection can be calmed down. However, there's no G-2 to pilot the attacker. Just at this moment, Condor Joe finally appears alive before the Science Ninja Team. Then Ken and the others face the mecha which has appeared, while Joe accomplishes his task perfectly.
#3 - The Mysterious Red Impulse
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 1972
While flying, Ken is surprised to encounter the plane of the Red Impulse commander. He pursues him, but Red Impulse gets away using some superb flying technique; Ken longs to be able to use similar techniques. The Science Ninja Team gets order to guard the super powerful plane "Blue Hawk", pride of the country Toritan. But the crew of the plane has been killed before take-off and has been replaced with Galactor members. Nambu learns of this situation after take-off. He mobilizes Red Impulse in order to protect the Science Ninja Team from the Blue Hawk, since it is more powerful than the God Phoenix. The God Phoenix continues to accompany the Blue Hawk without knowing the situation onboard. Red Impulse appears, attacking the Blue Hawk and, after shooting a timebomb into it, disappears again. Ken sees that and firmly believes that Red Impulse is actually an enemy. Ignoring Nambu who wants to stop him, he pursues Red Impulse alone in the G-1. While Ken is away, the other four members get abducted and taken to a base located in a volcano. Ken however follows Red Impulse, who in turn is following the signal emitted by the time bomb. They arrive together and save the team just before they're executed. Nambu tells them that Red Impulse is a friend battling on their side. The G-1 and the Red Impulse plane fly through the sky wing-to-wing, reminiscent of bird parents flying with their children. Nobody at the time knows the meaning of the tear appearing in the Red Impulse commander's eye.
#4 - Certain Death! Two Firebirds
Season 2 - Episode 47 - Aired Aug 26, 1979
Because of the Solarshifter plan and the consequently unusual weather, icebergs break out one after the other at the North Pole. In order to stop a huge iceberg, G-Town goes to Sanbur City in the country Aberika. When Dr. Pandora goes out for a meeting, the Galactor ninja group Galakon sneaks into G-Town instead of her. Through the actions of the Ninja Team, the enemy is completely defeated, but the propulsion system is destroyed and G-Town goes out of control. It falls into a deep sea trench and above it, a huge iceberg starts to cover the trench, making it impossible to exit G-Town. It's Gel Sadra's Seafang plan. The communication network is also destroyed, and the only hope is Dr. Pandora. She gets into the old God Phoenix which is located at Nambu's villa. Straining her untrained body, she melts the iceberg with the Firebird. But Gel Sadra attacks and Pandora gets into a critical situation! Saving her is the Firebird of the New God Phoenix, which was now able to exit G-Town. Then, in the dark blue sky, the two firebirds, the old one and the new one, beat their wings.
#5 - Mystery? Mystery! GelSadora's Mother
Season 2 - Episode 50 - Aired Sep 16, 1978
Since she has no childhood memories, Gel Sadra wonders about her own past and goes to ask Governor X. He answers "This goes without saying. You have been grown in a growth machine in an instant. That's why you don't have a childhood. You have been aboard a luxury ship with your mother, who surely died when the ship was sunk. No, even if she were alive, she wouldn't believe that you were her daughter. For her, you are the conqueror of Earth. Don't think those useless thoughts!" However, Gel Sadra goes looking through the passenger list of that ship, searching her mother's name and soon learns the shocking truth. She is Pandora's daughter..!! X uses this fact and invites Pandora to the base. He had promised to Gel Sadra that, if Pandora joined Galactor, she could be reunited with her mother. At the same time, the Science Ninja Team discovers that base as well. Mother and daughter accomplish a moving reunion. Pandora lapses into mourning after learning the truth. She thinks that the deeds of her daughter are not for the conquest of Earth, but for Earth's destruction. She rebukes her daughter, saying that her true daughter would never join Galactor. Governor X interrupts. The Science Ninja team has sneaked in. While fighting the team, Gel Sadra is worried about the well-being of her mother and goes back, shouting "Mother!". The team is astonished. However, Gel Sadra learns that Governor X has put Pandora in a rocket, has launched it, letting it self-destruct high up in the sky. For the first time, Gel Sadra doubts Governor X. Human emotions like anger and grief dwell in her heart again
#6 - The Secret of Crescent Coral
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 1972
A secret base. In order to resist their terrible enemy, Nambu thinks about a base for the Science Ninja Team. But fearing enemy intervention, he gives the Ninja Team orders to fly a patrol at Point G in the southern Pacific Ocean. Following orders not to intervene there, the God Phoenix leaves a smoke screen and flees when it encounters a sea anemone mecha. That night, Jinpei is with the other four team members, but he is not tired at all. He takes the G-4 and dives to the bottom of the sea. Children in the park had told him that G-4's popularity is the lowest of all the team members, and he intends on gaining their favour by being the best. Despite the worries of the other team members, he wanders around the sea bottom searching for the mecha. He never notices that he is being tailed by the mecha he seeks. Jinpei finds what seems to be a base under construction, but is caught by the mecha. He contacts Ken, but the base is blown up before his eyes. The mecha is destroyed by the God Phoenix and Katse gets away again. Jinpei wails that the base has been blown up because of his own egoistic actions, but Nambu tells him that the destroyed base was only a decoy. The Science Ninja Team had been the bait to attract the enemy's attention. The God Phoenix is flying high in the sky. Deep below stretches a crescent shaped coral reef. Below the reef hides the base which is capable of changing its location.
#7 - The Plan to Blow up Crescent Coral is Completed
Season 1 - Episode 91 - Aired Jun 23, 1974
Galactor has a spy infiltrate a passenger ship with a lot of ISO engineers onboard. He attaches a homing system to the ship and it is then blown up by firing torpedos into it. Nambu, afraid that such a incident may happen again, sends the Science Ninja Team on a patrol. The God Phoenix dives at the spot where the ship sank and encounters crab-shaped tanks. Seizing the opportunity when the Science Ninja Team is distracted by the tanks, a submarine attaches itself to the belly of the God Phoenix. When the crab-shaped tanks are sure of this, they retreat. The Science Ninja Team doesn't trust this move, but they nevertheless go back to their base when Nambu orders them to do so. The Galactor submarine manages to easily sneak into Crescent Coral. The crew kills some engineers disguise themselves and install the homing system in the base. The assaulted engineers are discovered and Nambu suspects that a homing system equal to that in the passenger ship has been installed. He orders Ken and Jun to find the system, and Joe and the rest to find the submarine which fires the torpedos. Ken and Jun search the interior of the base, discover the Galactor members disguised as engineers and corner them. However, the Galactor members press a button, per Katse's instructions, which causes the submarine to blow up completely. Thus destroying the one clue as to the location of the tracking device. It's nearly impossible to search the huge base with its complicated layout. Elsewhere, the God Phoenix is searching the bottom of the sea, but it cannot detect the submarine which hides close by. Convinced of his victory, Katse's laughter resounds as torpedoes are launched towards Crescent Coral.
#8 - United Ninjas, Giant Devil Man
Season 1 - Episode 95 - Aired Jul 21, 1974
In the Jupiter mountains, there are ruins of a fortress which is said to have been erected by ninjas of ancient times. There some strange corpses are found. Nambu charges Jun, who is familiar with this region, with the investigation. Jun has found Jinpei in the Jupiter mountains. It was decided that this day would be Jinpei's birthday and it has been celebrated ever since. Despite that, Jinpei is in a bad mood that Jun has gone away this year because of the investigation. Ryu tells him that, since he doesn't know when his real birthday is, it doesn't matter when he celebrates it. Jinpei goes to the Jupiter mountains in order to research his real birthday and his origin. Jinpei sleeps in the hut of an old man he met, but they are attacked by a Ninja group. Jinpei learns from the old man, that he used to be one of those ninjas as well and that, because he opposed Katse, his eyes were crushed while the chief and his family were killed. Only one person, the at-the-time three year old son of the chief, was missing. However, the old man says that if he were to meet that child, he wished he could convey him the message that knowing about one's origin is no luck. Then he breathes for the last time. Soon, Jinpei meets with Ken and the others, who have stolen the chariots of the ninja group and, led by the horses, hurried to the base, and also with Jun, who sneaked into the base as well. They fight with the ninja group, who has been subdued by the Galactor army, and defeat the giant devil man, composed of the united ninjas, with the Tornado Fighter. They couldn't learn Jinpei's origin or his true birthday. But as a reparation, Ryu hands Jinpei a birthday present. The present has been crushed in the fight, but Jinpei is nevertheless satisfied.
#9 - G-2 Covered with Wounds
Season 1 - Episode 99 - Aired Aug 18, 1974
The Science Ninja has pursued Katse and arrives at a base. X orders Katse to terminate the Science Ninja Team. They want to reciprocate when missiles are shot at them from the base, but Joe can't focus properly and therefore can't decide on a target either. The bird missile he shoots blindly destroys the upper part of the fortress. The five of them break into the base, but they are guided into a trap and are about to be buried under sand. They escape with the tornado fighter, but because of Joe's blinding, they fail the first time. Ken notices Joe's condition and orders him to stay on the alert in the God Phoenix. Joe goes back to the God Phoenix and is irritated because he has the enemy before his eyes and can't do anything. He punches a panel and causes his fist to bleed. Ken and the others discover an ammunition storage room and plan to use it to confuse the enemy, but through a trick of X they are locked up in a room with a drill attached to its bottom side. The room moves forward deep into the earth, heading towards the magma. Through the drill's centrifugal force there's nothing they can do. Ken contacts Joe in the God Phoenix, and tells him to shoot a bird missile equipped with a timing device right below the drill. When Joe says that he doesn't have self-confidence, Ken his convinced that something is not right with Joe's body. However, Ken tells him that he entrusts their lives to him and lets him know the location of the drill with a bird scramble. Joe prays that for one second everything will be well and back to normal. The eyes return to normal for a moment. Joe's fist punches hard on the launching button. The Science Ninja Team escapes alive and well, but Ken, without reason, feels afraid at the sight of the blood on Joe's hand.
#10 - Gatchaman 20 Years Later
Season 1 - Episode 100 - Aired Aug 25, 1974
A by-product of the Mantel plan is the Mantel condensation energy formula whose immense destructive power is kept a secret. In order to bury that equation forever, Ken goes together with Dr. Maxim towards the North Pole Sea in a cargo plane. Underway, a screw in the throttle comes loose and they get into trouble steering the plane. However, Ken puts in a clip as replacement and makes a forced landing. But the cargo plane is swallowed by a sudden crack appearing in the ice field. When Ken and the doctor come round, a physician appears before them. He explains that twenty years have passed since and that the present is a world where Galactor has been victorious. Ken is not convinced and is shown the devasted surface of the Earth where the slanting ISO building and the graves of the Science Ninja Team are. Moreover, Jinpei, now grown up and a Galactor member, shows up. He says that they had been defeated, but that Ken should accept this peaceful world, and convinces him to hand over the equation data. Dr. Maxim agrees to hand over the data. In order to take out the data inserted into his own body, he goes to a capsule in the cargo plane. Elsewhere, Ken goes to the cockpit and guesses that it's a Galactor trick since the clip did not get rusty. He sends a Bird Scramble. They corner Katse who is disguised as the physician, but Katse sets the self-destruct mechanism and manages to escape. The party goes in the God Phoenix to the North Pole Sea again in order to submerge the data there. The Doctor did notice the trick very early and he had the intention of eliminating himself with the data in the capsule.
#11 - Reverse! Checkmate X
Season 1 - Episode 102 - Aired Sep 8, 1974
A message comes in that a mecha has appeared, but since he can't contact Nambu, Ken goes out based on his own decision. But that mecha is bait to lure the team away from Nambu. Meanwhile, Joe visits an unlicensed doctor. The Female Commander appears, unnoticed by Joe. The doctor watches Nambu, who has locked himself up in his house, pushing his analysing work. Nambu is abducted by Galactor. Joe, who has visited the doctor again, sees the commander, follows her and arrives at the mecha where Nambu is held. Nambu says to the triumphant Katse that it's a pity that he can't publish the true face of Katse, which he has been grasping for a month. At that moment, Joe comes storming in in order to save Nambu. He is shot by the Megazainer, the transformation is undone and he remains unconscious. He is surrounded by Galactor rifle muzzles. At that instance, the Science Ninja Team, who entered because of Joe's message, mows down the Galactor members. Katse aims the Megazainer again at the Science Ninja Team. Regaining consciousness, Joe shoots the wire of his airgun into the muzzle of the Megazainer, making it explode. The mask goes flying through the explosion's shockwave and Katse covers his face. Nambu trusts them the secret that Katse should have been born as twins, one male, one female, but that he is a mutant who was born as a hermaphrodite. Just then X shows his form before Nambu and the others. Ken hesitates for a moment to throw his boomerang at the fleeing Katse. The Science Ninja Team shudders at the existence and power of X.
#12 - The Death Wager of G-2
Season 1 - Episode 103 - Aired Sep 15, 1974
The illness progresses and Joe goes racing at the track in order to shake off his fear. There he is captured by Galactor and dragged before Katse. Katse presses him to reveal the true faces of his comrades. Because he declines, Joe goes mowing down the Galactor members who assaulted him, but he is attacked by another blinding. On the way to the cell he escapes by jumping off the mecha, but he collapses on the street and is brought to a hospital. After regaining consciousness, Joe hears Nambu and the doctor talking on the phone and learns that he has still about a week or ten days left to live. Galactor starts its last operation. Additionally, they start the Vibration operation as a bait. Everywhere on Earth earthquakes of varying scale keep happening. Nambu gives orders to investigate the relation between the earthquakes and Galactor, but Joe is left behind for a medical examination. Joe asks Ken to take the G-2 car with him. When the Science Ninja Team leaves, Joe sees a moment of carelessness by Nambu and runs away. Based on Katse's careless words, Joe finally reaches Cross Karakorum and is convinced that the headquarters are there. When he wants to contact Ken, his bracelet is smashed by a Galactor bullet. Joe fights with the Galactor members surrounding him. But finally he crumbles because of the Galactor bullets. At that time, in an observatory, the extinction of the star Selector in the Andromeda nebula is observed.
#13 - The Evil Black Hole Operation
Season 1 - Episode 104 - Aired Sep 22, 1974
The mecha serving as bait is destroyed by the God Phoenix. Then, the order from Nambu to search Joe comes in. X is agitated because of the disappearance of Selector. He accidentally tells he will have the Earth extinguished and orders Katse to set the timer in the mantle. The order to return home goes out to the Science Ninja Team. It is said that the Earth is turning into a black hole, that neutron reactions have been happening. Nambu says that Galactor is causing nuclear explosions in the interior of the mantle layer. But they can't determine the location. At that moment, the message that the headquarter has been discovered is received by Ken's bracelet in morse code. Nambu suspects a trap, but sends the Science Ninja Team to follow the signal in the knowledge that it might be a trap. Those who are sending the signal are the two members of Red Impulse who sneaked into the headquarter. Joe is given a drug which lets him recover temporarily and is dragged before Katse. Hearing about the Black Hole Operation, Joe throws a feather shuriken in Katse's direction. But Katse evades it. It is then drawn into the interior of the machine by the counter. In the eye of the collapsed Joe, the God Phoenix on the screen is reflected. The God Phoenix has arrived, but the fog is dense and they don't know the entrance. Then the Red Impulse members appear and lead the Science Ninja Team. But they fall into a Galactor trap and the two men collapse under the bullets. The Science Ninja Team, with the volition of Red Impulse in their hearts, return to the outside. They split up in different directions, searching for the entrance.
#14 - Earth Extinction 0002
Season 1 - Episode 105 - Aired Sep 29, 1974
Eerie stone statues appear in the fog. The Science Ninja Team walks around, searching for the entrance. Galactor is there and has spread out a radio net, waiting for a transmission to be sent. And also Joe, who has learned of the arrival of the Science Ninja Team, has mobilized his last forces and has sneaked out of the base, where people were trying to get away. In the middle of the fog, Jun is cornered by Galactor, but Joe's feather shuriken saves her. Through the radio communication, saying that Joe has been discovered, the four other team members gather around Joe, but Joe's hour of death is already impending. Leaving some parting words, Joe tells them that the entrance to the base is here. Intercepting the radio communication, Galactor comes to shorten the harmony of the gathering. Ken and the others head towards the entrance, leaving Joe behind. Breaking in, they discover Katse and push him to stop the operation. However, X's figure appears and he tells them that in 30 minutes Earth will have disappeared. Katse presses him that he had said something else in their conversation. X tells him that the disappearance of his mother star has caused the plan to change, then he shows his figure, a huge golden tube, and leaves. The team wants to stop the mechanism, but Katse says that he has trusted X and has put in no control mechanism, then he throws himself into the magma. Ken wants to climb into the mechanism and stop it, but Jun holds him off. At that moment, the feather shuriken Joe threw at Katse loosens a gear wheel inside the machine. Because of a molecular bomb which exploded in the interior of the machine, the mechanism stands still. However, nobody knows that. Ken and the others go outside, and stand still on the solid earth with no survivors around. Nambu reports on the self destruction of Galactor at the press conference. He answers to the reporters that the core of evil is in his own heart as well as in the others' heart as well.
#15 - The Counterattack of Leader X
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 1978
A shining object collides with the luxury liner Queen Margareth. A child with special chromosomes is abducted from the sinking ship. Governor X has returned and with the help of his scientific power the child grows very quickly. It is given the name of Gel Sadra and enters on the task of being the new Galactor leader. Soon, numerous scientists and soldiers begin to disappear. Elsewhere, Dr. Nambu has already predicted the counterattack of Galactor. He has had the Science Ninja Team resume their activities at their underwater carrier base G-Town, which capable of changing its location. The revived Science Ninja Team greets Getz as the new G-2 and is ordered by Nambu to investigate some ruins on Easton Island. But Getz is a member of the enemy forces. The ruins are a trap and Gel Sadra is waiting there. The Science Ninja Team ends up in the ruins facing an enemy robot in the form of a statue representing a deity, equipped with laser rays. It shoots at anything that moves.
#16 - The Mysterious Feather Shuriken
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 1978
.. and the team doesn't know what to do. But thanks to a bomb somebody installed in the robot statue it is destroyed, and the team sees Getz killed by a feather shuriken. They pursue a fleeing shadow which looks like Joe. But was it really Joe? Could he be alive? The shadow leads them to a secret Galactor base which uses the ruins of the shrine as camouflage. Galactor continues in its preparations to launch the missile. The Science Ninja Team wants to stop them and they get into their individual mechas The five of them start an all-out attack on the base. Because of the Ninja Team's attack, the Galactor operation ends in failure, but Ken's Eagle Sharp is wrapped in the explosion's flames and crashes in a forest. While losing consciousness, Ken faintly hears Joe's voice. When Ken regains consciousness, a man is standing before him. It's the former Galactor physician, Doctor Raphael. He tells them of his childhood, revealing his hate for Galactor. Then Jinpei notices that Raphael's shadow is similar to Joe's. Dr. Raphael tells them that it was him who saved them from Galactor.
#17 - The Black Knights from Hell
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 1978
Somebody sneaks into Galactor's Headquarters and a plan to build a huge base in San Frangeles is relayed to the Science Ninja Team. Ken and the others are baffled at the voice of the communication. It sounds exactly like Joe's. Elsewhere, Galactor has a corps of knights, clad in black armour made of a special Sigma lightray-strengthened steel, sneak in places to steal nuclear energy. The plan is to have them destroy the city of San Frangeles while the base is still being completed. The Black Knights are actually internationally wanted criminals. Since the Science Ninja Team has been told that the escapees have secretly built a town, they go to the ruins of the prison on Alamo Island by San Frangeles. Jinpei is given precise instructions by a voice that sounds like Joe's and the Ninja Team discovers an enemy base that is still being constructed on the bottom of the sea. They sneak into it and install a time bomb. However, they are captured by Gel Sadra. The Science Ninja Team dares to try the Tornado Fighter to escape. The base explodes and they end up floating on the sea, from where they are again rescued by a mysterious person.
#18 - The Secret of Dr. Raphael
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 1978
Observatories and weather stations all over the world are attacked by UFOs. Additionally, authorities in the field of space communication are assassinated one after the other. Even Nambu can't guess the true intentions behind the incidents. In order to protect Dr. Kasshingu of the Irigutchi observatory, the Science Ninja Team goes to his whereabouts. But it's too late, they meet Dr. Kasshingu as he is already dying. The culprit is Galactor. Before dying, Dr. Kasshingu tells them that it was Dr. Raphael's Leapwave which made space communication possible. Upon hearing Dr. Raphael's name, Joe disappears from the sight of Ken and the others. Elsewhere Governor X is afraid of Dr. Raphael because he could unveil his secret. When X learns that Dr. Raphael is the only one able to send out the Leapwave, he goes berserk and orders Gel Sadra to pull the modulation waves of the Leapwave into his base and to reverse them. This way, he gives the nuclear missile launch systems a "go" order, with the aim of provoking a nuclear war. The whole world is plunged into a nuclear crisis without warning. Raphael has learned this and murmers "I am the one who called Sosai X from space. I have to take the responsibility." He then orders Joe to destroy the missiles of both parties with the antigravitational missile. A nuclear war is averted by a hair's breadth.
#19 - Blackout Joe
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 14, 1979
A Galactor traitor steals a secret micro file from a base and gets it to the ISO headquarters. In order to decode the file, Joe goes to the Ongurei Research Institute where they have some special decoding equipment. But there's an electronic transmitter attached to the file. Its signal is detected by Galactor and they proceed to attack Joe. Saved from the critical situation by Ken and the others, Joe hurries towards the research institute again. But a strong headache attacks him. He is blinded and falls towards a valley. "What's happening, this is not supposed to be happening to my body again" he thinks. While losing consciousness, Joe remembers his past, when he found out that his father was a Galactor member, when he died as a result from an old wound he got in his head, and when he was resurrected as a cyborg. Joe is saved by Jun and regains consciousness. The file is safe. He notices that his cyborg body reacts to the transmitter attached to the file and that this was the cause for his blinding. A moment later, the two are surrounded by Galactor, but with Joe's threatening strength, the approaching enemy soldiers are defeated. But even with the newest computer, it is not possible to decode the mysterious file.
#20 - The Spaceship that Doesn't Respond
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 28, 1978
A spaceship is being repaired by Jun. Jinpei releases a safety button because he is threatened by a gun, causing the spaceship to take off. The robot threatening Jinpei turns out to be a girl who introduces herself as Sachiko. Sachiko wants to meet her father, Tetsutaro Arimura, who works as research head at the Earth Investigation Station Moa. Following her wish, the ship makes a forced landing at the space station. But no one is there. While searching for Arimura, they coincidentally run into Galactor and get into a difficult situation. Galactor's goal is to steal data tapes of the Mantle energy and occupy the station. Using the two as hostages, they rob the Mantle energy data from Arimura. But the Science Ninja Team quickly arrives to rescue Jinpei and forces Galactor to retreat by shooting the artificial gravity device. Gel Sadra believed that this was a decisive attack and was only able to timidly hand over one tape to Governor X
#21 - Trap in Another Dimension
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 4, 1979
Communication with police and military forces in the highland of Oshia keeps getting cut off. Joe has been behaving strangle as of late, and as Ryu follows him, he disappears in that same spot. Ryu leaves behind the words "spiral galaxy!?". The Science Ninja Team thinks that all this is the deed of Galactor and starts an investigation in the Oshia region immediately. There, Governor X's new weapon, Galamoeba, is hidden and waiting. The Science Ninja Team tries to resist with the God Phoenix, but they are hauled inside the enemy mecha. There they are released into another dimension. The humans who disappeared were also in that other dimension. They had been brainwashed in order to become soldiers to build the solar shift plan. The Science Ninja Team is sentenced by Gel Sadra to vanish with the other dimension in twenty minutes. Ryu is floating around in this dimension and Joe rescues him with his car. Meanwhile the others plot a daring escape with the Firebird, attacking and breaking the wall of the dimension. But Galactor's scientific power keeps coming up with horrible inventions day after day
#22 - Mysterious Stonehenge
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 25, 1979
People keep collapsing everywhere. 20,000 humans die of unknown causes. Since radioactivity has been detected at the same time, the Science Ninja Team starts searching for its source. While investigating, Jinpei and Ryu encounter three boys and go with them to the Negiris plateau. The boys love UFOs and wanted to try to establish a contact with the extraterrestrials. They say they caught some strange radio waves while doing so. Following its source, Jinpei, Ryu and the boys arrive at Stonehenge. At that moment, a solarshifter appears out of the Stonehenge stones and Jinpei and the boys are taken away. Ryu is left behind. He meets up with Ken and the others. They want to save Jinpei, but can't approach because of a strong barrier in form of a dome. Elsewhere, Jinpei has heard the whole secret of the base. He tricks Gel Sadra, taking advantage of her way of thinking, and escapes the holding cell, taking the solarshifter's programming chip with him. Then he has one of the boys bring the chip to Ken and the others and goes back to save the other two boys. The Galactor plan had been to unite the Mantle energy with space energy, but the experiment was what caused the cruel side effects. Its weak point is exactly at the top of the barrier dome. The God Phoenix penetrates there (after Jinpei managed to escape with the two boys) and destroys the Galactor base.
#23 - Suspicious G-2
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 11, 1979
Galactor releases test waves of the solarshifter. At the same time, in the city of Owari, accidents due to anomalities in the main computer keep happening, which provoke a panic. The Science Ninja Team goes to Owari in order to find out the reason for all this. But when they arrive in the city, Pimer and the New God Phoenix also cease to function properly. Galactor takes advantage of this opportunity and attacks with hang gliders. In order to return their attack, the Science Ninja Team leaves the God Phoenix, but Joe's condition is not good. Ryu returns to G-Town with the God Phoenix. Joe is not to be deterred though and starts his attack. However, the huge shield of electromagnetic waves around the solarshifter affect his cyborg body in a bad way. He gets into a critical situation and becomes unconscious. He is saved and treated by Dr. Raphael, who revives him. Even though Dr. Raphael warns Joe about the electromagnetic field, Joe does not want to let down his friends. He then sneaks into the Galactor base alone. However, the field affects him again, leaving him helpless. He cannot completely enter the center of the base and shoots a rocket through a closing door, thus provoking a major explosion. The God Phoenix, which just returned to the city from G-Town, sees the explosion and finishes off the base. Then they rescue Joe out of the sea.
#24 - Dr. Nambu's Death!
Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 1, 1979
The Science Ninja Team hurries to the hospital. When Dr. Pandora announces that she's giving the orders now, Joe tries to shoot her. Ken stops him. Because the person who shot Dr. Nambu is not known, Dr. Pandora then orders the team to investigate a certain spot from where specific brain waves are emanating. While the team is on its way there, they receive a message that Dr. Nambu has died. Joe still distrusts Dr. Pandora and returns to the hospital alone. The rest of the team wants to return too, but Ken tells them to obey Pandora's orders (and slaps Jun). They detect a Galactor base at their destination and sneak into it right away. Galactor has amplified Gel Sadra's special brain waves and has created a monster which is about to attack Dr. Nambu. Pandora has foreseen that and has put Dr. Nambu in a state of suspended animation (by shooting him), thus resisting the monster's brain wave radar. Joe has punched Pandora, but when she tells him what was really going on, Joe resists Gel Sadra with his own brain waves. With the brain waves, he creates a figure of his own and defeats Gel Sadra - just before the team finds her in the Galactor base. Clarifying the whole affair, Pandora is no longer a suspect. But she finishes telling Ken and the others that Joe is a cyborg.
#25 - G-1's Anger
Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired May 13, 1979
A big earthquake suddenly happens in New Joke. But the inhabitants are not the only ones who are shocked - so is Gel Sadra. She never gave this order! This operation has been undertaken by the Galactor commander Panther. He convinces Gel Sadra to participate in the operation, thus showing Governor X her strength. The Science Ninja Team goes to investigate and detects a missile base in a huge underground, public hall. Galactor has shot a missile into a gas chamber and thus created the earthquake. At that moment, the missile that Joe, Jun and Ryu discovered is launched, causing another earthquake. It also causes the hall to collapse and Joe, Jun and Jinpei are locked in. Under Nambu's order, Ken and Jinpei leave for Rodo Island to stop the guidance waves of the missiles, even if they don't like leaving their comrades behind. But the attacked Galactor base rises into the sky! The base is the huge mecha Mechasatan. Ken invades the mecha from its lower part, where the ray mounted at top of the mecha can't protect it. At the end of a fight for life or death with Panther, Ken succeeds in destroying the transmitter that is sending the guidance waves by throwing Panther into the mechanism. Gel Sadra throws herself at Governor X's feet.