Gate is a popular fantasy novel series published online in April 2010. It has sold more than 4.2 million copies, and the first anime season Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri was broadcast between July 2015 and March 2016.
In another world, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) use modern day weapons to fight monsters. The story fuses many topics into this one story: fantasy, military, beautiful girls, politics, and more.
Now the second season, Gate: Weigh Anchor, will be released in Summer 2017. In the center of attention this time are the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF). Staged on the sea of a fantasy world, the JMSDF clash with this otherworldly navy and its pirates. A teaser visual showing the main character and a teaser website have been already released.
The ‘Gate’ opens again after the otaku Captain Yoji Itami (previously second lieutenant) made a successful connection with the other world. As the Japanese government tries to keep the monopoly on the ‘Gate’, they send the JSDF to the other world to build a good relationship with the people there. Captain Goro Eajima of the JMSDF goes together with the petty officer Tokujima, his subordinate and former cook, on a mission to explore the other world. At that time, an American journalist gets abducted and Edajima and Tokujima get send on a special mission to rescue the journalist. They both board the Oyashio-class submarine ‘Kitashio’ and sail the seas of the other world. But there they get mixed into various problems of the islands and the pirates.
Official Website Gate Season 1: http://www.gate-alphapolis.com/
Official Website Gate Season 2: http://www.gate2-alphapolis.com/