All Gate Keepers released episodes
Begin The Defense Of The Earth
It is May, 1969 in Japan. As a new era of prosperity begins for this small country, the world at large has seen a rise in unnatural disasters. A secret organization, known as A.E.G.I.S. (Alien Exterminating Global Intercept System), has traced their roots to entities known as “Invaders”. In an effort to prevent further devastation, the Far Eastern branch is searching for individuals who possess the power to open “gates”; also known as “Gate Keepers”. Meanwhile, we are introduced to a teenager named Ukiya Shun, who lives with his mother and younger sister Saemi. Ukiya’s world drastically changes when his home is endangered in a battle between a group of Invaders and the first Far Eastern Branch recruit, Ruriko Ikusawa. Ukiya’s anger over the jeopardy to his home causes him to unknowingly open a gate, which he uses to single-handedly defeat the Invader threat.
Stand Up For Peace
We are briefly introduced to Shun’s past as he struggles with the decision to become a Gate Keeper, which would move him away from home and force him to switch schools. In his mind, this would mean neglecting his family duties, which Shun believes his deceased father had done. Shun’s convictions are tested when his family is once again endangered by an Invader attack! Seeing Shun as a competitor, Ruriko seeks to prove herself as the superior Gate Keeper by attempting to face this new threat alone. However, it is her influence that ultimately pushes Shun into making his choice.
Play The Dazzling Music
As part of his relocation, Shun moves in next to Ruriko and her family. A.E.G.I.S. has assigned them with the task of investigating, as well as protecting potential Gate Keepers. To help him do this, the commander has given Shun some equipment which will enhance his gate ability. Their first assignment is Reiko Asagiri, rumored to cause good visions to all those who listen to her piano playing. A preliminary investigation reveals Reiko to be lacking in certain mental aptitudes. Ukiya and Ruriko must come to the rescue when Invaders threaten the lives of people attending one of her piano recitals. Reiko’s true powers are revealed when forced to fight after Ruriko and Shun find the Invader threat to be more than they can handle.
Finding A New Warrior
Racing along the Japanese country-side in a bullet train, Shun, Ruriko and Reiko seek out the next candidate, Banba Chotaro (a.k.a. Bancho). Although Bancho doesn’t manifest any gate ability, he appears to have incredible strength, which he often uses to pick fights with would-be thugs. Meanwhile, a nearby company is threatening to fill the local salt refinery field. A closer investigation reveals an Invader influence, resulting in the gang once again banding together for a big showdown. All it will take is teamwork, guts, and a really big secret weapon (compliments of Megane, official A.E.G.I.S. mechanic)!
Run Towards Your Dream!
This time A.E.G.I.S is kind enough to bring a Gate Keeper candidate to them. Kaoru Konoe, a 15-year-old female, has manifested amazing physical abilities far-surpassing those of even the world’s best Olympic athletes. Labeled the “Gate of Pursuit”, this gate appears to be a hurdle for Konoe. Shun and Ruriko must convince her to join the Far-East Branch. Their efforts are halted when the Invaders strike the newly-opened Tomei Highway. Caught in a fight she sees as not her own, Konoe must decide whether to help the people around her, or resign herself to the belief that some things cannot be overcome.
Infiltrate The Girl's Dormitory Of Terror!
After several screw ups in battle, the commander decides that the time has come for a captain to be appointed. With everyone’s head filled with visions of power, the group loses focus on working together as a team. Meanwhile, Reiko and Konoe are getting used to dorm life at the school. Strange things seem to be occurring all over Sumire Dormitory, which prompts Shun and everyone to investigate for Invader activities. One after another there numbers diminish as members go missing. What is the cause of the strange activities? Will anyone qualify to be granted the title of captain?
Shoot Down The Enemy Out Of The Sky
This time the Invaders have taken to the skies. Planes have been crashing worldwide, with the most recent activity occurring over the Sea of Japan. Shun is to meet with a member of the Shanghai branch at Atsugi Airbase, where they made an emergency landing while in pursuit of an unidentified aircraft. He must help this agent is finding the Invader...if only he knew who the agent is. Ruriko and Konoe go to guard Haneda Airport, where paranormal frequencies seem to be registering at increasing levels. Unknown to Ruriko, Konoe’s private competition with her has already begun. This eventually takes a rest when the Invader threat finally reveals itself in a very unusual way.
Find The Invader!
Up until know the Invaders have been nameless faces. Who are these Invaders any ways? When paranormal frequencies register at the Gate Keepers’ own school, Shun and the rest are faced with the reality of their own situation. It is in this horrible circumstance where the next Gate Keeper manifests their amazing ability; one that carries with it great power, yet brings about even greater sorrow.
Break The Pitch Dark Gate
Shun is haunted by visions of the endless faces of the loved ones, struck down by Invaders. He finds it difficult to perform his duties as a Gate Keeper, which causes Ruriko to take matters into her own hands. With attacks occurring more often, and the appending Apollo 11 shuttle landing, Shun struggles to find the conviction to continue on. A new student, Kageyama Reiji, transfers to the school after coming back to Japan from overseas. A protector of women, and somewhat of a playboy, he doesn’t seem to be much of a fighter. However, Reiji helps Shun to see exactly what it is he needs to do, and come to grips with this life he now leads.
Get Over The Devil's Dream
After defending the Apollo 11 return shuttle in the South Pacific, the Gate Keepers team find there plane attacked on the trip home buy a new form of Invader, Akuma Hakushaku (Demon Duke). After crashing on a tropical island, Shun and the others find that the threat has left them. While trapped in paradise, the team seams to be experiencing strange visions of each other. The Gate Keepers discover hidden desires, while the director seems to deliver one of those famous fan-service episodes we all know and love. What secrets are revealed about our young heroes?
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