Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
The much-anticipated Gate has finally arrived then… Alright… I must admit that I enjoyed watching the first episode. But I will say this; although the start really does look promising, this type of show can go either way after just a couple of episodes.
I have very little to no complaints about the artwork. Maybe some of the characters could’ve looked a bit better, but that’s alright. It’s pretty detailed and I like the setting. I expect a lot from this just by looking at the artwork.
Let’s face it; characters going to other worlds in order to fight and whatnot is nothing new. It’s been done before. Even in this particular setting. Sure, there are quite a few differences, but the similarities are still there. I wonder how Gate will stand apart from all the others.
I am going to give this a fair try. The first episode interested me and I am definitely going to watch the second episode, at least. I suggest you give this a try as well. You might really end up liking it.
Plot Summary: 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.