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Warren Shea

“A person who does not like herself should not want be friends with a person like herself”

Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

– Ukiya Ayane (Gate Keepers 21)

It’s strange, I’ve been rewatching a lot of shows/animes…and seeing the same thing but getting something completely different out of it because of how I’ve changed. I always liked the main character of Gate Keepers 21…she’s like me in a lot of ways. Below is her wiki:

An intelligent student, Ayane is ranked third-highest of her entire class at Tategami High School. Ayane’s classmates consider her to be a geek and more than a little strange, not only because she is seldom seen without her computer, but also because of her introverted attitude and near-hostility to social situations.

She is bitter about almost everything, as if she does not care about her surroundings, which is why she has few to no friends at all. Her past is revealed bit-by-bit in each episode, including her reason for avoiding any of the connections to her father. She and her mother were left to fend for themselves when her father, Shun Ukiya, dies battling Invaders. Because of this abandonment she resents using UP-15 and her inherited Gate of Wind. The only thing she treasures is a tiny bell, one of the few happy memories she has from her childhood, which she keeps on the lid of her laptop computer.

Gate Keepers 21, when you get past the gates and super powers and invaders, is about this one girl who hates everything (the main villain) and finds someone who feels the same way as her (the main protagonist, Ukiya Ayane).

In the end, Ukiya Ayane tells the villain “A person who does not like herself should not be friends with a person like herself”.

Anyways, Gate Keepers and Gate Keepers 21 were two of my first animes! Here’s the GK21 Intro, it’s one of my favorite intros ever…it’s got the pure raw innocent fun of the original GK intro but throws in spinning a cell phone in the palm of your hand…which I practiced doing…

And while I’m at it, here’s the original Gate Keepers Ending. I used to love this song…

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