Giga Tribe - 기가 트라이브 (found South Korean animated series; 2008-2009)
Giga Tribe or 기가 트라이브 (pronounced giga teulaibeu) is a rather short-lived South Korean animated show made by Studio KAAB that aired on SBS TV (A television channel that is run by Seoul Broadcasting System) from October 8th, 2008 to February 4th, 2009 with a total of 39 episodes.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
13-year-old Gang Tu-Ji was a boy with a normal life. However one day, four creatures called Mini Tribes named Syube, Mojja, Chai, and Beto crash into Gang Tu-Ji's house. They explain to him that a ruler named Bavaria is planning to revive the evil King Vicious to take over the world. To stop Bavaria, the four Mini Tribes use the Giga Stones that they brought with them and together, Gang Tu-Ji and the four Mini Tribes transform into the superhero team Giga Tribe. The superhero team consists of Gang Tu-Ji as Tribe Captain, Syube as Tribe Red, Mojja as Tribe Blue, Chai as Tribe Yellow, and Beto as Tribe Green. With their superpowers and teamwork, they fight against people who have been possessed by Bavaria and by performing the Purify Dance, they are able to defeat the enemies they face and return them back to normal.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Although the show maintained a good amount of popularity in South Korea, the number of episodes that can be viewed online are scarce. Out of all 39 episodes, 14 of them were uploaded to a South Korean blog site called Naver by user 265. However, each of the 14 episodes were uploaded into two part videos. Some of the episodes only have one of their respective videos working whereas the other part of their respective videos does not work. This results in some of the episodes being partially found. Other episodes that 265 uploaded to Naver have both videos not working, making them inaccessible. Episode 10 is the only Giga Tribe episode so far to be found in its entirety as both parts of the episode can be viewed online. Several scenes from Giga Tribe episodes 29 and 39 made their way onto YouTube but were recorded in poor quality. Episodes 16-20 were discovered as video files in a Korean video file website called Filecast along with a 1-minute sneak peek video from episode 16. The page that contains the sneak peek of episode 16 also has screenshots from episodes 16, 18, 19, and 20. To view the sneak peek, however, one has to log in to Filecast by creating an account or by logging in through a social media account such as Facebook. Episodes 12, 21-28, and 30-38 are lost completely, and cannot be watched online.
On October 2017, HyungSeul Networks started contracting with Studio KAAB and all episodes were uploaded to YouTube by Cartoon Bus channel, later in March 2018, all episodes were deleted from Cartoon Bus channel along with other Studio KAAB Animations due to the end of contract from Studio KAAB.
On March 14, 2019 LMW user ValentinesEve1996 also known as valeve1996 on the LMW Forums managed to get the clip of episode 16 of Giga Tribe from Filecast and uploaded it to YouTube. Between March 25 and March 28th, 2019, the full version of episode 1 was uploaded to YouTube by the YouTube channel 지키즈TV - G Kids TV into four parts with each part being uploaded per day. Whether more episodes of Giga Tribe will be uploaded has yet to be seen.
As of April 2nd, 2020, all of the episodes that were uploaded to Naver by user 265 have been taken down. However, all of the episodes that were uploaded to Naver were re-uploaded to YouTube by YouTuber 이름은이성재(NameIsSungjaeLee), who was formerly known as 나는야성재왕(IAmJaeSungWang). Since the episodes that were inaccessible through Naver were also taken down, and there are currently no other websites to watch them online, those inaccessible episodes are now lost.
From then on, one YouTuber known as 슈퍼이성재 would upload short moments from the episodes (6 to 7 minutes long, exception making episodes 1 and 10 being uploaded in their entirety). But everything changed when 마이트 저장소 uploaded 37 of the episodes on August 24th. In episode 1 the uploader replies that they found the episode in an ancient archive and that it was a difficult discovery. In episode 37's comments, the uploader was asked about the missing 35th and 36th episodes, but 마이트 저장소 replied simply: Lost. The uploader made a playlist with the episodes in order to make it easier.. The user ChickenInvader edited the old links, putting the ones from the playlist overnight.
On January 15, 2022, YouTube user Argonaut uploaded the missing 36th episode of Giga Tribe to YouTube. As of January 22, 2022, only episode 35 has yet to been found.
On February 2, 2022, Vimeo user 최민서 uploaded the missing 35th episode of Giga Tribe to their Vimeo account. Besides the opening intro that is missing, it is the complete 35th episode of the show. With episode 35 found, the entire Giga Tribe series is now complete and the search has come to an end.
Episode List[edit | edit source]
|No.||Episode Title (Korean)||Episode Title (English)||Date Aired||Status|
|1||캡틴, 깨어나라!||Wake Up, Captain!||October 8th, 2008||Found|
|2||무시하지마!||Do Not Ignore It!||October 9th, 2008||Found|
|3||슈베의 위기!||The Crisis of Syube!||October 15th, 2008||Found|
|4||특명! 차이를 찾아라!||Mission! Find Chai!||October 16th, 2008||Found|
|5||지우의 마음은 누구에게로?||To Whom is Ziu's Heart?||October 22nd, 2008||Found|
|6||베토! 예술혼을 불살라라!||Beto! Blow Art Soul!||October 23rd, 2008||Found|
|7||모짜! 제발 정신차려!||Mojja! Please!||October 27th, 2008||Found|
|8||모두들 제발 그만!||Everybody Stop!||October 28th, 2008||Found|
|9||기가스톤을 사수하라!||Use the Giga Stones!||October 29th, 2008||Found|
|10||대결! 지지 않겠어||Showdown! I Will Not||October 30th, 2008||Found|
|11||너희들이 범인이지?!||You Guys Are Criminals?!||November 3rd, 2008||Found|
|12||기가트라이브는 바로 우리라고!||Giga Tribe is Ours!||November 4th, 2008||Found|
|13||트라이브! 돌아와 줘!||Tribe! Come Back!||November 6th, 2008||Found|
|14||베르크님, 출동이시다!||Berk, You're Out!||November 10th, 2008||Found|
|15||설레는 데이트!||A Thrilling Date!||November 11th, 2008||Found|
|16||생명의 은인!||A Life Saver!||November 12th, 2008||Found|
|17||포기하지 않아!||I Will Not Give Up!||November 17th, 2008||Found|
|18||깨어나는 비셔스의 힘!||The Power of the Awakened Vicious!||November 18th, 2008||Found|
|19||절체절명의 위기!||Crisis of Desperation!||November 19th, 2008||Found|
|20||출동! 슈퍼 기가트라이브||Come On! Super Giga Tribe||November 20th, 2008||Found|
|21||특종이야!||It's a Scoop!||November 24th, 2008||Found|
|22||청소대장 슈베!||Cleaning Boss Syube!||November 25th, 2008||Found|
|23||베토와 단 둘이!||Beto and Two!||November 26th, 2008||Found|
|24||1등보다 소중한 것!||What's More Important Than The First One!||November 27th, 2008||Found|
|25||차이의 소중한 친구들!||Precious Friends of Chai!||December 1st, 2008||Found|
|26||즐거운 가족여행!||Fun Family Trip!||December 2nd, 2008||Found|
|27||잘못한 거 없다구?||Is There Anything Wrong With You?||December 3rd, 2008||Found|
|28||두근두근 동물원 데이트!||I'm Excited About Dating Zoo!||December 4th, 2008||Found|
|29||지금은 비상사태!||Emergency Now!||December 10th, 2008||Found|
|30||징그러워! 징그럽다구!||Disgusting! It's Disgusting!||December 11th, 2008||Found|
|31||시끄러운 건 질색이라구!||Noisy Stuff!||December 17th, 2008||Found|
|32||반항은 이제 그만!||Stop the Rebellion Now!||December 18th, 2008||Found|
|33||함부로 버리지 말라니까!||Do Not Throw It Away!||December 24th, 2008||Found|
|34||내 얼굴이 못 생겼다구?!||My Face is Ugly!?||December 31st, 2008||Found|
|35||꿈을 이루기 위해!||To Achieve Your Dream!||January 7th, 2009||Found|
|36||최후의 결전!||The Final Battle!||January 14th, 2009||Found|
|37||격돌! 비셔스 VS 기가트라이브!||The Crash! Vicious VS Giga Tribe!||January 21st, 2009||Found|
|38||대마왕 비셔스의 부활!||Resurrection of the Great King Vicious!||January 28th, 2009||Found|
|39||올바른 마음의 힘으로!||With the Power of the Right Heart!||February 4th, 2009||Found|
Videos[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- A page from the SBS TV Website giving the descriptions for episodes 1, 2, and 3 of Giga Tribe with the other episode descriptions being found in the pages prior (in Korean). Retrieved 10 Mar '19
- A page from the SBS TV Website giving the descriptions for episodes 1, 2, and 3 of Giga Tribe with the other episode descriptions being found in the pages prior (English translation). Retrieved 10 Mar '19
- Giga Tribe synopsis page on Myanimelist. Retrieved 10 Mar '19
- Giga Tribe info page on the website Naver introducing the main characters along with a few screenshots (Korean only.) Retrieved 10 Mar '19