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Dokdo Guard Gangchi

Dokdo Guard Gangchi
Target age : G-rated Duration : 13min × 5ep
Synopsys
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Title Dokdo Guard Gangchi
Synopsis Gangchi the sea lion is a member of a circus troupe, who has no knowledge of his past. When asked for help by Gwaengi of Dokdo, Gangchi and his circus friends venture forth and defeat Amur’s gang, who invaded Dokdo to take the “burning ice,” eventually restoring peace in the islets.
Time Setting Present day
Genre Drama, adventure
Subject Matter Natural environment and wildlife of Dokdo
Target Audience Primary: schoolchildren / secondary: all ages
Run Time Five episodes of 10 minutes each, plus a two-minute supplementary video per chapter (Educational series on Dokdo)
Specifications Full HD (1920×1080 resolution), at least 24 frames per second, picture aspect ratio of 16:9, and 5.1 surround sound

The history of Dokdo, its natural environment and marine life, the adventures of four animal friends to survive in the islets, and learning about Dokdo through organic experiences.

Gangchi the sea lion is a member of a circus troupe, who has no knowledge of his past. When asked for help by Gwaengi of Dokdo, Gangchi and his circus friends venture forth and defeat Amur’s gang, who invaded Dokdo to take the “burning ice,” eventually restoring peace in the islets.

Episode 1: Descendant of a sea lion
Episode 2: Gangchi joins the Dokdo Guards
Episode 3: Memory restored, the necklace unlocks the map
Episode 4: Burning ice Episode 5: Everyone saves Dokdo together

Main Characters

Main Characters

  • Special agent Gangchi (Descendant of a sea lion)
    A clumsy sea lion who tries his best in the circus troupe with the aim of reaching the Magical Paradise, but always ends up ruining the seal show. One day, Gangchi comes to Dokdo with Gwaengi to escape the invader Amur. Realizing his true self and the mystery of the necklace that he received from his mother during his time in Dokdo, he finally confronts the villain Amur to save the Dokdo islets.
  • Bigmouth Hoho (Tiger)
    A braggart who is clueless in practice, Hoho worked as the show host in the circus troupe. After accompanying Gangchi to the Dokdo islets, he experiences nature for the first time in his life and has his brags exposed as fake.
  • Glutton Coco (Elephant)
    CoCo has a great sense of balance and performs bicycle stunts in the circus. But he is also afraid of heights and avoids high places. He often blasts water through his nose and has a voracious appetite, eating anything that’s lying around as if he might even be able to digest rocks. He is never in a hurry, no matter what happens.
  • Magician Rooroo (Kangaroo)
    Rooroo is the circus magician who performs the circus’s magic shows. Every time she takes an object out of her wondrous pouch, a little pinging sound can be heard.
  • Sage Sacheol (Evergreen spindle tree)
    Sacheol the evergreen spindle tree is a living heritage and the most representative vegetation of Dokdo. The protagonists and Gwaengi as well as seagulls love and respect him, calling him Sage Sacheol. A true elder with great wisdom, the spindle tree saves Gangchi from Amur’s attacks but sacrifices himself into becoming rigidified. The character is a vivid embodiment of self-sacrifice and spiritual leadership.
  • Captain Gwaengi (Black-tailed gull)
    Assisting Sage Sacheol, Captain Gwaengi guards the Dokdo islets. He knows Dokdo like the back of his hand and, as the leader of the seagulls, is cautious and meticulous about everything. He trains Gangchi and his friends, helping them adapt to life in the islets.
  • Villain Amur (Giant octopus)
    A villainous octopus who is after the burning ice of Dokdo, Amur dreams of conquering the world with the power of the burning ice. He is also Gangchi’s sworn enemy who killed Gangchi’s mother years ago.
  • Medus (Amur’s henchman)
    A pirate who accompanied Villain Amur to Dokdo in order to find the meta stone. Violent and ruthless, Medus is a typical villain, and a servant of Amur. He secretly plots to depose Amur and take the meta stone for himself as soon as the stone is discovered.
Achievements
  • Broadcast on Gong Media in France.
  • Broadcast on Playrun TV.
  • Won the Participation Prize at the 2nd Our Neighborhood Character Awards.
  • Participated in the 23rd Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Special screening at COEX Megabox).
  • Screened at Gyeongju World Culture Expo.