GATE Anime to Return in January
posted on by Karen Ressler
The 12th and final episode of the GATE (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri) anime announced on Saturday that the series will continue with a second cour (quarter of the year) in January. The second cour will cover the "Flame Dragon Arc."
The anime adapts Takumi Yanai's light novel series of the same name.
Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America.
The military fantasy series begins when a gate appears in Tokyo's Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident.
The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji (voiced by Junichi Suwabe), they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl (Hisako Kanemoto) who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.
Takahiko Kyōgoku (Love Live! School idol project) is directing the series at A1-Pictures with series composition by Tatsuhiko Urahata (A-Channel, Black Bullet). Jun Nakai (Silver Spoon, The Sacred Blacksmith) is designing the characters, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live! School idol project, The Eccentric Family) is composing the music. Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live! School idol project, Yona of the Dawn) is serving as sound director, and GENCO is producing the series.
Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video.