The winter 2016 anime series Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land is moving through its second cour and Warner Bros. Japan has now released a slightly extended and early promo for the twentieth episode of the series. This episode is set to make its appearance on February 26th, 2016 in Japan at 25:05 before moving on to other providers.
The first cour (and presumably the second cour) of the series has been picked up for release in North America from Sentai Filmworks while Madman Entertainment has it in Australia and MVM Entertainment in the UK.
The anime adaptation of the light novel series from Takumi Yanai had its first cour simulcast by Crunchyroll. The series has Takahiko Kyogoku directing it at A-1 Pictures based on the overall series composition by Tatsuhiko Urahata. Jun Nakai is on board to handle the character designs. The cast for the series includes Junichi Suwabe as Yōji Itami, Hisako Kanemoto as Tuka Luna Marso, Nao Tōyama as Lelei la Lelena, Risa Taneda as Rory Mercury, Haruka Tomatsu as Pina, Hiroki Yasumoto as Akira Tomita, Kaito Ishikawa as Takeo Kurata, Maaya Uchida as Shino Kurebayashi and Yōko Hikasa as Yao.
Plot concept: When a gate appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident.
The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon’s rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.