"A Critical Moment for the Science Ninja Team" A rewrite. by Dragonsbain
[Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarstar - Printer
Summary: This story is in response to the Puppy Episode challenge.
Rated: 13+
Categories: Gatchaman
Characters: Dr. Kozaburou Nambu, Joe Asakura
Genre: Drama
Story Warnings: Blood, Guts & Gore, Graphic Violence, Mature Content, Violence
Timeframe: Episode Rewrite
Universe: Mostly Canon
Challenges: Rewrite the 'Puppy Episode'
Challenges: Rewrite the 'Puppy Episode'
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Word count: 19645 Read: 51829
Published: 05/31/2011 Updated: 11/01/2011

1. Chapter 1: The night before. by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (982 words)
What happened before the mole tank appeared.

This and all following chapters are based on and influenced by
" A Critical Moment for the Science Ninja Team"
1972 Tatsunoko Productions

My heartfelt gratitude and respect goes to all of the people who were involved in the creation and execution of Gatchaman. Without their extraordinary imagination anime, animation and story telling would be far less enriched.

Please enjoy and comment.

2. Chapter 2: Why a dog? by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 0] (834 words)
Here are some of the Romaji explained.

Chichi (father)

Ani (older brother)

3. Chapter 3 : "Scars" by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1988 words)
I would like to dedicate this chapter to the 4 firefighters, 3 paramedics and all the doctors and nurses at CMC Charlotte,NC. They got me up and running after my car wreck in 96.

I would also like to thank Golden Earring for the song.

This chapter's title and first quote are from Rush (Geddy, Alex and Neil). The song is "Scars" from the album Presto.

4. Chapter 4: Broken Condor by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 0] (892 words)
What Joe is thinking is in parenthesis. What Joe speaks is in quotes.

Here are a few translations to help with the Romaji.

Sumimasen (excuse me,I'm sorry)
Kon'nichi wa (Hello)
Kudasai (Please, as in Please give me)
IIE (No)
Koko ( Here, this place)
Nani (What)
Hai (Yes,That's right)
Hakase ( a doctor with a doctorate) So the team calls Nambu by a title.

5. Chapter 5 : Every parents nightmare. by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1442 words)

6. Chapter 6: "Someone to watch over me." by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 0] (1363 words)
This chapter is dedicated to and inspired by my husband's transplant team. Joe's reactions to anesthesia are a direct rip off of my husbands.
The title for this chapter came from the Gershwin song of the same name. I wrote this chapter to Jean Louisa Kelly's performance of this song.

7. Chapter 7: Calm before the storm by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (688 words)
Battle prep.

8. Chapter 8: Dance of the Mechas ( Part 1) by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 0] (1720 words)
The battle scene got long so I broke it into sections.

9. Chapter 9: Dance of the Mechas (Part 2) by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (4391 words)
Becky: Thank you for Beta Reading this section.
Sorry it took so long to post this. Some explanation for the chapter.

(Bird's Head Tachi is a variation of the Efu tachi and were carried as court swords during many periods of Japanese history.)
A hira shurkin is a throwing star.

10. Chapter 10: Dance of the Mechas ( Part 3) by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 0] (2054 words)
I've tried to separate what is happening to the team from what is happening to Sosai and Katse. They are both happening at the same time. Enjoy.

11. Chapter 11 Dance of the Mechas (Part 4) by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 0] (2516 words)
Time to wrap this battle up. Enjoy!

12. A moment of Peace by Dragonsbain [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarhalf-star (775 words)