Crunchyroll is digging into another of their series to do some promotion for it with the two-cour Gate anime series. With it on home video through Sentai Filmworks and digital purchase through Amazon, Crunchyroll is taking advantage of getting people to watch their streaming of it by offering up the second cour opening and closing sequences to entice you with.
The second opening is the song “Gate II (Sekai o Koete)” from Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets while the ending song is “Itsudatte Communication” from a few of the actors in the series with Hisako Kanemoto, Nao Tōyama, and Risa Taneda.
Check out our review of the series.
The anime adaptation of the light novel series from Takumi Yanai 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 mysterious gate suddenly appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district and begins spewing armed warriors and flying monsters, the world is thrown into turmoil. Although the deadly attack is thrown back by Japan’s Self Defense Force, there’s now a new and entirely unknown land on the other side of the portal, and Japan is effectively at war with a nation on the other side. Determined to secure peace, the JSDF must send an armed force into the Gate, but ogres, dragons and a ruthless Empire populated by elves, humans, and half-animal warriors aren’t the only dangers they’ll face. With the resources of two worlds at stake, the balance of power on both sides of the Gate is destabilizing, and betrayal can come at any time, from any quarter. There, trapped right in the middle of the ensuing firestorm, stands officer Yoji Itami and the JSDF’s Third Reconnaissance Team as they plunge into the GATE.