Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri


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English: GATE
Synonyms: Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There!
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)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.711 (scored by 373316373,316 users)
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Ranked: #10372
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Popularity: #208
Members: 668,728
Favorites: 5,290

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Ishii, Toshimasa
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"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)

Ending Theme

1: "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)
2: "GATE: Sore wa Akatsuki no you ni (GATE~それは暁のように~)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 12)

Oct 15, 2015
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Two worlds, different dimensions. One is a fantasy and the other one is reality. If these two existences merge into one, what will the future hold for both worlds?

Gate: jieitai kanochi nite kaku tatakaeri, also known as Gate, starts the show with a unique performance and leaves the viewers speechless while trying to grasp the situation. On the surface, this series doesn't sound like it would make a good series. Sum up with the main lead, Youji Itami, who’s already aged 33 years old. Perhaps this is one of the most courageous steps I’ve ever seen. It's nothing personal, but the anime industry has always read more
Oct 7, 2015
TheDeedsOfMen (All reviews)
A gate to a medieval fantasy land opens up in Japan, and this can only mean one thing: sword-wielding troops get mowed down by the glorious Japanese military in their attack copters with Wagner playing. And I mean that in-universe; the soldiers are literally playing a CD of Wagner in their copters.

Why, you ask? Because Japan needs more technology and minerals and such because nationalism says so. Oh, and some humanitarian reasons, but those aren't as important.

The plot kicks off when out of nowhere a gate appears and from it come a bunch of orcs and medieval troops that indiscriminately kill civilians, wreck the read more
Sep 18, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
GATE, a simple 4 letter word that can release so much potential with its premise. The idea behind GATE is that of a series about modernized humans clashing with fantasy (warriors wielding ancient armor, elves, dwarves, dragons, etc). By clashing, it doesn’t entirely mean a total war between the two sides. After a while, both sides begins to establish a diplomatic relationship with one another. Sounds strange right? It also kind of goes in a two-fold. Fantasy enters reality and reality enters fantasy. Both worlds are separated by a gate and at the center of it, there’s a man named Youji Itami.

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Nov 17, 2015
Markezzo (All reviews)
GATE is a story about the pursuit of peace, a brave tale about setting our differences aside and to work for the common good. That common good is the Japanese military and cute girls, which are the greatest pillars of holiness that humanity has to offer. By pitting modern day Japan against a medieval fantasy-setting, GATE manages to contrast two incredibly different worlds with each other, showing how peace can be achieved by ignoring all complex questions. Just relax, turn off your brain, and worship the power of cute girls.


Let’s compare how religion works in the two worlds. The god(s) that we know are usually read more

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