Friday, July 6, 2012

Takara Cool Girl 1/6th scale Gatchaman G3 Jun the Swan CyGirl 12-inch female action figure

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman) is a 5-member superhero team that is composed of the main characters in several Japanese anime created by Tatsuo Yoshida and originally produced in Japan by Tatsunoko Productions and later adapted into several English-language versions. It is also known by the abbreviated name Gatchaman.

The original series, produced in 1972, was eponymously named Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman and is most well known to the English-speaking world as the adaptation titled Battle of the Planets. The title is unofficially called G-Force (not to be confused with the subsequent 1980s English-language adaptation of Gatchaman, known as G-Force: Guardians of Space). Tatsunoko also uses the official translation Science Commando Gatchaman, as shown in numerous related products and media. [source: wiki]

Best described as a science fiction action anime, recurring themes of Gatchaman involve conservation of nature, environmentalism, and responsible use of technology for progress and advancement. The series is centered around five young superhero ninja in the employ of Dr. Kōzaburō Nambu of the fictitious International Science Organization to oppose an international terrorist organization of technologically advanced villains, known as Galactor, from trying to take control of the Earth's natural resources.

The main characters featured always wore either teen fashions with numbered T-shirts showing their rank in the team or caped battle uniforms styled after various birds. Most of the team were in their late teens, apart from Jinpei who was about ten or eleven. They included Ken Washio, the team leader and tactical expert; Jō Asakura, his second-in-command marksman and weapons expert; Jun, the team's electronics and demolitions expert; Jinpei, the youngest and reconnaissance expert, and adopted brother of Jun; and Ryū Nakanishi, the ship's pilot.

This is Takara Cool Girl 1/6th scale Gatchaman Gun G3 CyGirl 12-inch female figure. Jun is also known as Princess (Battle of the Planets), Agatha Jane in G-Force. Her rank is G3 and her bird uniform / costume is that of a swan. She uses a yo-yo as her weapon and she rides a motorcycle / bike.

While I was trawling the internet for images, I came across some rather nice illustrations of Gatchman, besides the original renderings as well

I also found some amazing Gatchaman G3 Jun Cosplay ;p

This is actually a repost as I had posted on this figure on my toy blog way back in November 2006 - see my post HERE :)

There are also posts on Gatchaman G1 Mark the Eagle HERE and Gatchaman G2 Jason the Falcon HERE as well as group shots of the three of them HERE

1 comment:

Unknown said...

She is the only female member of the Ninja Science Squad Force and the older sister of Tiny youngest member of Gatchaman's team only five members saved the universe from the forces of evil and protect mankind and keep the peace based from 1970's TV series of the same name also in comic books novels movies serials
magazines action figures/dolls/vehicles and media. and became popular anime/manga series of all time.thanks for the information for your comments in your opinion.from:Wayne