Watch Gate Keepers
- 2 Seasons
Gate Keepers is an anime set in 1969 Tokyo. Uikya Shun thinks of himself as an ordinary school boy. He isn't aware that the Earth is under attack by an inter-dimensional alien race and that he has a latent gift to manipulate paranormal energies. This power, called Gate Keeping, is the only weapon that humanity can use against the Invaders. When Shun jumps into a fight between a younger girl and Invaders on his way to school, he comes to the attention of A.E.G.I.S- a clandestine peace keeping organization funded by the government. A.E.G.I.S has its local headquarters under Tategami High School. Shun joins the ranks of the school's agents and begins to fight at the side of his childhood friend Runiko Ikusawa. His extraordinary powers, however, come with a price and prove to be a legacy passed down from a father he despises. As the series progresses, Shun, Runiko and the absent-minded pianist Reiko Asagiri recruit other potential Gate Keepers to help defend Tokyo. Each Gate Keeper's powers manifest in a unique and sometimes violent or heartbreaking way. Over time they learn new Gates to better fight the Invaders who likewise find new ways to manipulate human pawns to serve their own ends. The Gate Keepers have to not only struggle to master their powers and defeat the Invader's nefarious plots to control humanity but face down their own inner demons and emerge ready to work side-by-side. Worse, even the Gate Keepers themselves prove to be capable of falling to corruption. By the end of the first season, Shun is desperate to make one ultimate strike against his foes with the fate of the world itself at stake. The show is directed by Koichi Chigira and licensed in the United States by Geneon. Shun Ukiya is voiced by Takarhiro Sakurai in the original Japanese show and Jim Taggert in the dubbed English version.