Gate Anime – First Impressions

Series Introduction

In August of 20XX, a mysterious gate suddenly appears in modern-day Tokyo’s Ginza district.  Warriors who appear to be from middle-age Europe, monsters (e.g. “orcs” and dragons) and other fantasy-like beings pour out of the gate killing many Tokyo citizens in the name of conquest.  The Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) is quickly mobilized and defeats the invaders using superior modern weaponry and tactics, but the mysterious gate remains. The Japanese government decides to send part of the JSDF to investigate the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Lt. Itami,Youji, an Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon (Recon 3) discovers that villages in the world are being attacked by a flame dragon. An elf girl, the sole survivor of one such attack, joins the group as they travel across this dangerous new world.

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Gate – Thus the JSDF Fought There Anime PV 2

There’s a second PV for Gate – Thus the JSDF Fought There anime which is scheduled to air this summer.  That was fast! (not that I’m complaining).  So far, it looks pretty good.  Certainly a lot of “weapon porn”, and the character designs seem pretty good from what I can tell.  I also like the PV background music.

Gate – Thus the JSDF Fought There Anime Announced

On December 18, an anime adaptation for the light novel/manga series Gate – Thus the JSDF Fought There  (Gate – Jietai Kare no Chi nite, Kaku Tatakeri) was announced.  A short PV was added to the official anime site as well.

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