Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

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Off-duty Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) officer and otaku, Youji Itami, is on his way to attend a doujin convention in Ginza, Tokyo when a mysterious portal in the shape of a large gate suddenly appears. From this gate, supernatural creatures and warriors clad in medieval armor emerge, charging through the city, killing and destroying everything in their path. With swift actions, Youji saves as many lives as he can while the rest of the JSDF direct their efforts towards stopping the invasion. Three months after the attack, Youji has been tasked with leading a special recon team, as part of a JSDF task force, that will be sent to the world beyond the gate—now being referred to as the "Special Region." They must travel into this unknown world in order to learn more about what they are dealing with and attempt to befriend the locals in hopes of creating peaceful ties with the ruling empire. But if they fail, they face the consequence of participating in a devastating war that will engulf both sides of the gate.

User Rating: 4.65 ( 2 votes)


English: GATE
Japanese: GATE(ゲート)自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Genco, Magic Capsule, Warner Bros. Japan, KlockWorx, Showgate, Bandai Namco Games
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Ryou Andou – Director
Takahiko Kyogoku – Director
Yukio Nagasaki – Sound Director
Ayako Kouno – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “GATE: Sore wa Akatsuki no you ni (GATE~それは暁のように~)” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 1-11)
ED1: “Prism Communicate (ぷりずむコミュニケート)” by Rory (Risa Taneda), Tuka (Hisako Kanemoto), Lelei (Nao Touyama) (eps 1-11)
ED2: “GATE: Sore wa Akatsuki no you ni (GATE~それは暁のように~)” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (ep 12)

Episode List

01: The Self-Defense Force Goes to Another World
02: The Two Armies
03: Fire Dragon
04: To Unknown Lands
05: The Battle of Italica
06: Ride of the Valkyries
07: The Princess’s Decision
08: Japan, Beyond the Gate
09: The Hakone Mountain Night Battle
10: Despair and Hope
11: Visitors
12: What Would Itami Do?



“How do we make people like the JSDF?” “Idk, send them to another world to fight fantasy characters for the glory of Japan! Also add lolis.”


Blatant propaganda glorifying the Japanese military with absurd amounts of otaku pandering.


I love the way this show depicts a meeting between our world and a magical one.


Gate: Rory Mercury


There is some odd joy in watching knight being moved down by tanks and machine guns. Everything else is kinda just decent.


“This is a cool concept but, can we somehow make it propaganda for the Japanese armed forces?”


You may imagine all the badass things GATE could do with its insanely awesome premise, but the show itself clearly has no such creativity.