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Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (original title)
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A gate appears in modern-day Tokyo which allows access to a fantasy world. A Japanese military squad is formed to establish ties between both worlds.
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Series cast summary:
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...  Youji Itami 24 episodes, 2015-2016
Nao Tôyama ...  Lelei la Lelena 24 episodes, 2015-2016
Hisako Kanemoto Hisako Kanemoto ...  Tuka Luna Marceau 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Risa Taneda ...  Rory Mercury 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Piña Co Lada 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Maaya Uchida Maaya Uchida ...  Shino Kuribayashi 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Kaito Ishikawa Kaito Ishikawa ...  Takeo Kurata / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Hiroki Yasumoto Hiroki Yasumoto ...  Akira Tomita 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Makoto Furukawa ...  Luflus / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ...  Yao Ha Ducy 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Satomi Akesaka Satomi Akesaka ...  Mari Kurokawa / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Yumi Uchiyama Yumi Uchiyama ...  Bozes Co Palestea 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Ryô Sugisaki Ryô Sugisaki ...  Marx / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Kara Greenberg ...  French Officer / ... 12 episodes, 2015
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ...  Tyuule 11 episodes, 2016
Koichi Soma Koichi Soma ...  Gaston / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Lynn Lynn ...  Myutie / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Ikumi Hayama Ikumi Hayama ...  Hamilton Uno Law / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka ...  Kouichirou Hazama 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Kôji Yusa Kôji Yusa ...  Akira Yanagida 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Kanehira Yamamoto Kanehira Yamamoto ...  Souichirou Kuwahara / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ...  Saber / ... 10 episodes, 2015-2016
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A gate appears in modern-day Tokyo which allows access to a fantasy world. A Japanese military squad is formed to establish ties between both worlds.

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4 July 2015 (Japan) See more »

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GATE: Thus, the Self Defense Force Fought There See more »

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The members of Rose Order of Knights are named after alcoholic drinks:
  • Princess Pina Co Lada is named after the Pina Colada cocktail
  • Bozes Co Palesti is named after "booze"
  • Shandy Gaff Marea is named after shandygaff, a British ginger ale-beer mix
  • Beefeater E Caty is named after Beefeater Gin
  • Panache Fure Kalgi is named after panache, a French beer-lemonade mix.


Other characters who are named after drinks include Pina's father Molt Sol Augustus (named after malt whiskey) and Sherry Tyueri (named after sherry). See more »

Crazy Credits

The first season closing credits ("Prism Communicate") has Itami driving Tuka, Leilei and Rory through the Gate to the Special Region. See more »

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Prism Communicate
Written by Takahiro Yamada
Performed by Hisako Kanemoto, Nao Tôyama and Risa Taneda
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GATE - Had great potential but failed
1 September 2018 | by rookescanorSee all my reviews

GATE, an anime based on the genres of War, Adventure and Action, areas of my enthusiasm. Having completed the anime, I'm noting down the overall performance and the reasons.

1. Story - 3/10. I take the Story into the highest consideration, regardless of the other factors, even they must be inadequate to a certain degree. GATE has somewhat failed in this regard.

Excluding the spoilers, the story takes part through a lot of conflicts between the modern JSDF and the hostilities of the Special Region, as mentioned in the anime. A lot of a bloodshed takes place (expected of War movies/shows), but in the end, there weren't much feels over the death and the evils. Why? Because, the anime isn't taking the severity and consequences of the genre well. It's always the victory of the good side. That's a thing I can compromise, but here the feelings of war trauma aren't even seen (expect for one character), even from the view of the antagonists. In real-time sense, WW2, Vietnam and the modern wars had brought home troopers with a part of their souls lost due to their involvements in the conflicts, and here, it feels as if the JSDF are enjoying their hearts out with their downright slaughter. It seemed the author was simply trying to feed his ego with sole-JSDF involvement and aftermath glory against the Imperial Japanese defeat in WW2.

Since, this story is somewhat based in the real world, I believed it to hold true to some of the basic logic in the modern-day. But, that was shaken up when I realised that the main character is an otaku, a JSDF trooper who'd 'put his hobby before work' was selected as one of the leading explorers in the Special Region. Fine, it can be tolerated to an extent as the show was made on anime demographics, but then the concept of power difference seemed too outlandish. It also shows the JSDF taking down special agent troops from military-enhanced troops from the US, Russia and other nations of the world. The JSDF were better in combat and strategy and almost every other aspect. On contrary to all the glory, their heavy military advancements are having a hard time against Dragons. Wow.

The opening theme of the anime puts down a feeling of hope of the war-feels, for critical viewers against this show. Seriously, if you can't tolerate graveness in destruction, this is not your show.

2. Characters - 4/10 The story section itself explains the basic depiction of the military characters. As for the co-protagonists in the show, I wasn't moved much. The lack in depth of characters makes this show blunt. On the contrary, Itami, the main protagonist can be the only exception with a better storyline than that of any other characters in the show. But then again he's an elite and an otaku. The perfect combination of an anime superhero.

3. Animation - 8/10. I will agree with the animation and art quality. A-1 Pictures is keeping their good pace.

4. Direction - 5/10. Nothing much to talk of, except for the heavy action scenes.

5. Music - 4/10. Average. Neither the openings, nor the soundtracks caught my attention.

Conclusion - 4.8/10. Another anime/story, which could've been great, if it hadn't fallen into cliché tropes, lack of war empathy, self-glorification and the author's self-ego feeds. Seriously, making it regrettable against its potential.

If you are okay in tolerating with average shows, then GATE should be pretty much of a leisure relief. Good looking anime girls, and some heavy actions, I guess it can be given a shot to the watch list.


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