The summer season of Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land has a second cour coming up in January but the first season still has to find homes around the world with licensors. That’s now been expanded as the folks at MVM Entertainment have picked up the rights to the series with plans for a UK release next year. They have no details beyond that as everything is still being all worked out.
The series has been picked up for release in North America from Sentai Filmworks while Madman Entertainment has it in Australia.
The anime adaptation of the light novel series from Takumi Yanai is currently being 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.