Crunchyroll to Simulcast "GATE" Season 2

The second season begins on January 8 at 10:30am Pacific Time

Get ready to continue the Japanese Defense Force's battle against otherworldly monsters with Crunchyroll's winter 2016 simulcast of GATE season 2. The action picks up right where season 1 left off and will broadcast every Friday starting January 8 at 10:30am Pacific Time.


GATE season 2 will be available to Crunchyroll members in the following territories: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Europe (excluding French and French-speaking territories), the Middle East, and North Africa.




Season two of GATE picks up where the last season left off; On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the "Gate". Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Yoji Itami. On their travels, they are joined by a beautiful elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage and guide the group across the dangerous new world. This second season covers the “Flame Dragon Arc.” 


From the studio that animated Sword Art Online and Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, A-1 Pictures will once again be animating GATE. Voice actor Junichi Suwabe, known for roles such as Archer from Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Daiki Aomine from Kuroko's Basketball is back as the otaku soldier Yoji Itami, along with Hisako Kanemoto, voice of Sailor Mercury in Sailor Moon Crystal, as Tuka Luna Marceau. The opening will be "GATE II ~Sekai wo Koete" by Kishida Kyōdan & the Akeboshi Rockets, while voice actresses Hisako Kanemoto, Nao Tōyama, and Risa Taneda will perform the ending theme once again.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his new webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every Thursday at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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