Hey this is YUKI again. Finally, it’s here! The second season of GATE.
If you ask me which anime keeps me desperately want to see more of, is GATE. Say what? You haven’t seen the first season yet?? C’mon, get on it already.
This anime is true entertainment! A bizarre blend of the real world and a fantasy world is skillfully illustrated; it is a really good anime to watch.
<Episode 13 synopsis>
The Japanese Government and Pina are seeking a way to make piece.
As a part of the diplomatic effort, a dinner party is held at the loyal garden, located in a suburb of the Empire.The names on the invitation list are the Empire’s nobility – senates and their families.
These influential politicians are brought to this party, together with all of their family members, so that they lean in to participate in the correspondence for a peace treaty.
Scrumptious meals are served, bands are playing. There JSDF’s firepower (automatic rifles and mortars) are put on display for the astounded senators, who immediately accept that negotiations are in their best interests.
The bellicose prince and Pina’s brother-in-law, Zorzal, and his men, also join the party. Sensing something ominous about his arrival, Itami decides to secretively vacate the senators from the premises.
Merely after a few minutes into the show, it happened. I got the urge to wipe out this jerk from the surface of this world. That’s right, I was extremely annoyed. This person did a fabulous job of making me so annoyed. I can’t express how good I felt to see Pina and the girl who appeared later in the show.
On the artistic side, I want to comment how beautiful Pina’s hair is – the style and softness is impeccably illustrated. This girl has great variations of facial expressions, by the way, she cracks me up every time.
And, don’t you worry, military elements are back! There is a scene that shows firing mortars. The sound effect is amazing. Please remember to listen in when you watch this scene. Some realistic elements in one of these scenes gave me a chill, they totally made me realize what terrifying things a weapon could do.
Also worth mentioning is Kurokawa-san’s minimal expressions; I love how the animation successfully depicts his subtle and sensitive reactions to complex emotions. He’s humane. I love you, Kurokawa-san.
The new ED is kind of a spin-off army life, which really hit the spot, I’m really liking it.
Pina’s amazing array of facial expressions, plus, clouds in the sky.
©Takumi Yanai/AlphaPolis/GATE Project