Title:          Science Ninja Team Gatchaman Fighter DVD Box 2 Eps. 28-48

Catalog Number:  XT-1643 - 1646

Manufacturer:    Nippon Columbia

Price:              ¥18,800

Released:          12/29/04

Status:             Available

Description:       The second and final set of Gatchaman Fighter was released December 29, 2004. With the release of this box set, all three Gatchaman series were completely available on the DVD format.

Box 2came in an outer slipcase that housed two standard-sized DVD cases. There were two double-disc cases within the box, and the set's lower price reflected the smaller disc count accordingly. The artwork on the slipcase consisted of previously-published promotional pieces and model sheet image composites The artwork on the disc cases also had previously-published pieces and model sheet images. Click here to see the contents of the Gatchaman F DVD Box 2 set.

Each of the DVDs had picture discs with Gatchaman F model sheet images. Disc 6 contained six episodes each, while discs 7-9 contained five episodes each. Extras on the discs themselves consisted of a mechanical model sheet collection, alternate opening and closing credits, clean opening and closing credits, and a minute-long Gatchaman Figher film that was from a children's handheld toy projector.

The set included a nice 24-page, full-color booklet that featured a variety of interviews, information, merchandise lists, photos and episode synopses, previously-unpulished character and machine model sheet artwork. The promise of newly mastered editions was partially true, they did look better on average than the previous LaserDisc transfers, but the visible edit marks that were on the Gatchaman II and Gatchaman F LaserDisc sets were still present. The sound was again clear and free of any major distortion. The episodes were presented complete, along with their preview trailers, and each contained five chapter markers; one each for the opening, A and B story parts, preview trailer and ending. There were no mail-away incentives offered for this box set. Monaural