Gatchaman (ガッチャマン) is a Japanese original video animation based on the original Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. The OVA is a shortened retelling of the original series, with updated character designs and new Japanese voice cast.
The Gatchaman OVA was first dubbed and released by Urban Vision through Harmony Gold in 1997 on VHS. Unlike previous adaptations of the Gatchaman series, the OVA was left intact, with the only changes being name changes. This is likely due to the OVA being less aimed toward children and containing more innuendo. Many of the voice cast had previously worked on Saban's adaptation of the sequel series, Eagle Riders, with Mona Marshall reprising the role of Jinpei/Jimmy.
At Anime Boston in 2013, Sentai Filmworks announced they had acquired the rights to the OVA and were releasing it on DVD along with the original 1970's series. The new dub reunited the voice cast of the ADV Films (Sentai's predecessor) dub from 8 years earlier. The new dub was released as a stand-alone DVD and as an extra on The Gatchaman Complete Series Blu-Ray.
|Image||Character||1st Dub Name||Seiyū||Harmony Gold Dub||Sentai Dub|
|Ken Washio||Ken||Masaya Onosaka||Eddie Frierson||Leraldo Anzaldua|
|Joe Asakura||Joe||Kōji Ishii||Richard Cansino||Brian Jepson|
|Jun||June||Michiko Neya||Lara Cody||Kim Prause|
|Jinpei||Jimmy||Rica Matsumoto||Mona Marshall||Luci Christian|
|Ryu Nakanishi||Rocky||Fumihiko Tachiki||Richard Epcar||Victor Carsrud|
|Dr. Nambu||Ikuya Sawaki||Michael McConnohie||Andy McAvin|
|Director Anderson||Yonehiko Kitagawa||Michael Forest||Marty Fleck|
|Red Impulse||Red Spector||Unshō Ishizuka||Bob Papenbrook||John Tyson|
|Berg Kattse||Solaris||Kaneto Shiozawa||R. Martin Klein||Edwin Neal|
|Leader X||Lord Zortek||Nobuo Tanaka||Ralph Votrian||Charles Campbell|
|Harmony Gold||1997||3 Volumes||Harmony Gold||NTSC||United States|
|Urban Vision||2001||Complete Series||1|
|Sentai Filmworks||2013||Complete Series||Sentai|