Gatekeepers DVD 1

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About Gatekeepers DVD 1

Gate Keepers: Open the Gate includes episodes 1-3 of the anime directed by Junichi Sato.

It is 1969 and Japan is experiencing a boom as it continues to recover from World War II. Unknown to the average citizen, a group of Invaders are moving to take over the world. Luckily a new type of hero has been found to combat these Invaders, the Gatekeepers!

Shun Ukiya is in a hurry to grow up and he's not going to make the same mistakes his father made. On his way home, he finds himself trapped between the invaders and protecting his mother and sister. He soon discovers that he is a gatekeeper, and the Aegis, a group of special agents, wants him to join them. His old friend Ruriko, already a gatekeeper, isn't too thrilled about him joining the team and she hopes its all a bad dream!


  • Publisher: GENEON
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Battles, Mecha
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 80
  • Year Created: 2000
  • Release Date: 1/6/2004
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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Sci-Fi Fun From Junichi Sato

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A secret organization trying to protect Japan from invaders from another dimension discovers a teen boy has ill-defined 'gate keeper' powers and wants him to join them. That's the basic premise of the first episode of this fun enough sci-fi action series. Over the course of the next episodes new gate keepers are discovered, all of them teenagers. The series has enough humor and action to keep most viewers entertained, even if you've seen this all before.

The Executive Director of "Gate Keepers" is Junichi Sato, who also directed the first season of "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon" and created the manga "Princess Tutu" and "Pretear - The New Legend of Snow White". If his name on any series interests you then you need to pick up this one. The DVD box claims an 80 minute running time but it's actually 70 minutes. Extras include non-text and alternate opening and closings and TV commercials.