Gate Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Cour Airs January 9 + Visual & Commercial Revealed

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Cour Airs January 9 + Visual & Commercial Revealed

The official website of the anime adaptation of Takumi Yanai and Daisuke Izuka’s Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land) light novel series has revealed that the upcoming second cour/half will start from January 9. Additionally, the first visual and commercial for the upcoming season were also revealed.


The 2nd cour of Gate: Jieitai Kanochi Nite, Kaku Tatakaeri will begin on Saturday, January 9th on Tokyo MX at 1:05am JST with episode 13. The anime will also debut on TV Aichi on the 10th at 1:50am JST, on MBS on the 13th at 3:30am JST, and on AT-X on the 13th at 11:30pm JST. The anime will also be streamed on various Japanese online services including: Google Play, Niconico, Amazon Video, and PlayStation Video.

The first commercial for the anime was also released with 15 seconds of new footage:

Here is the second cour’s promotional video:

The Gate anime is a split cour series airing over two non-consecutive seasons, taking a season break in-between. With the first half of the anime aired during the Summer 2015 this July for a total of 12 episodes. The anime will resume during the Winter 2015/2016 season that begins in January with episode 13 and will end at episode 24.

The main cast of the anime includes:

  • Junichi Suwabe (Archer in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) will voice Youji Itami, an Otaku human who is also the leader of the Self-Defense Force troops



  • Hisako Kanemoto (Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury in Sailor Moon Crystal) as Tuka Luna Marso, a female Elf



  • Nao Touyama (Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi) as Lelei la Lelena, a human mage



  • Risa Taneda (Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata) as Rory Mercury, a demigod serving Emroy


The supporting cast consists of:

  • Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna in Sword Art Online) voicing as Pina Co Lada
  • Yoko Hikasa (Rias Gremory in High School DXD) will voice Yao Haa Dushi
  • Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as Shino Kurebayashi
  • Hiroki Yasumoto (Germany from Hetalia) voices Akira Tomita
  • Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara from Nagi no Asukara) joins to cast to voice Takeo Kurata

The main members of the anime’s staff consists of:

  • Director: Takahiko Kyougoku (Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 and Season 2)
  • Series Composer: Tatsuhiko Urahata (Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon, Black Bullet)
  • Anime Character Designer: Jun Nakai (Silver Spoon, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho: Tou)
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live! School Idol ProjectAo Haru Ride)
  • Music Composer: Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live! School Idol ProjectAkuma no Riddle)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero)

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land) is a fantasy, military action light novel series written by Takumi Yanai that was initially posted online on Arcadia between 2006 and 2009. The series was first published in 2010 being by AlphaPolis with illustrations by Daisuke Izuka for a total of 5 main volumes with three side story novels. It was reprinted in 2012 with illustrations by Kuroshishi with 10 volumes published to date. The series also received a manga adaptation in 2011 drawn by Satoru Sao that is also published by AlphaPolis, with 5 volumes published to date.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno.

The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the “Gate.” To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the “Special Region” at the other side of the Gate.

Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography.

Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States,China and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan.

A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world—to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world.


The Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri anime adaptation is a split cour series in which its second cour, starting with episode 13, will air on Saturday, January 9th on Tokyo MX at 1:05am JST. Any additional information will be revealed soon.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow them on Twitter: @gate_anime

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