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
Aired: Jul 4, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
MAL: Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (GATE)
It was an ordinary, beautiful day when the GATE appeared in Ginza, Tokyo, changing the world forever. Suddenly, troops of knights, orcs, dragons, and other fantasy creatures swarm into the shopping district from the gate that acted as a rift into a parallel dimension, leaving death and destruction in their wake.
Lucky for everyone, Youji Itami happens to be in the area shopping for doujinshi when the attack from the gate begins. Itami might be a self-professed otaku who doesn’t look like much, but he keeps his head cool in tough situations and plays a key role in pushing the fantasy creatures back to their own realm. He definitely has his priorities straight – his only regret is not getting to buy any doujinshi.
The attack is just the beginning of a whole other world of problems. As part of the Japan Ground-Self Defence Force, Youji is appointed the leader of a team sent to explore the land that lies beyond the gate to attempt negotiations. Along the way, Youji and his troupe explore the new world that has opened to them, and gain new friends from the fantasy world including the beautiful elf Tuka Luna Marceau, who acts as their guide and companion.
But there’s no time to waste. Pressures from both outside and inside the gate are building, and soon the fantasy world is torn between different powers – with Youji and his friends caught in the middle of it all.