Love Live's Takahiko Kyogoku will be directing the GENCO and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) productio
A site and other promotion has launched for the TV anime adaptation of Takumi Yanai's fantasy novel Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Thus the JSDF Fought There). The adaptations of the books, which are now approaching two million copies sold, will air on Tokyo MX and other stations starting in July 2015 with Love Live's Takahiko Kyogoku directing the GENCO and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) production.
Tatsuhiko Urahata (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) will write series composition with Jun Nakai (Silver Spoon) on character designs, Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live) on sound and Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live!) on music.
Yoji Itami - Junichi Suwabe
Tuka Luna Marceau - Hisako Kanemoto
Lelei la Lelena - Nao Toyama
Rory Mercury - Risa Taneda
The author is an ex-Self Defense Force official. After discharged from military service, he was posting the novel on novel contribution site Arcadia from 2006 to 2009, then Tokyo-based publisher AlphaPolis started publishing its print editions from April 2010. While the main story already ended in five volumes, the spin-off series is still going and its latest 4th volume was released on December 22.
In year 20XX, "Gate," a portal to a parallel world suddenly appears in Ginza, Tokyo, then the army and
monsters from the world are pouring out of the portal. After successfully beating them down, the Japanese
Ground-Self Defense Forces goes exploring the other side of the portal, named "Tokuchi" (special place).
By saving the villagers from a giant fire dragon, 1st lieutenant Yoji Itami, who is 33-year-old deep oaku
and in charge of the 3rd scouting party, starts having close relationships with a bishoujo elf, sorcerer, and
sub-god from the different world.
Previous Anime key visual
Novel volume 1 and 2 covers
Volume 3 and 4
Spin-off novel volume 1 and 2
Volume 3 and 4