Gatchaman Crowds (ガッチャマンクラウズ, Gatchaman Kurauzu) is a 2013 anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura. It's part of the Gatchaman franchise. The first season aired between July 12, 2013 and September 27, 2013, and the second season, titled Gatchaman Crowds insight, started with a prologue episode streamed on Hulu on June 20, 2015 before first airing on July 4, 2015 and finishing on September 26, 2015. The series takes place in the early summer of 2015 and is set in the city of Tachikawa, Japan. A "second metropolis" of Tokyo, Tachikawa is protected by the Gatchaman, warriors who fight in special reinforced suits powered by the manifestation of their spiritual powers called NOTE. Following the introduction of their newest member, the energetic and cheerful Hajime Ichinose, the Gatchaman must deal with Berg Katze, an enigmatic alien creature bent on destroying Earth just like it did with several other planets in the past.