Military technology meets fantasy as the official website for the anime adaptation of Takumi Yanai’s bestselling fantasy light novel series, Gate, has announced that the anime will premiere this July 3, 2015. The website also updated and showed a new short 15-second video

The updated website also featured a new key visual image for the upcoming anime, and it features the four main characters, JSDF soldier, Yoji Itami, the elf, Tuka Luna Marceau, the mage, Lelei la Lelena, and the demi-god, Rory Mercury.

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the website also updated with the anime’s character visuals:

Yoji Itami (CV: Junichi Suwabe)

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Tuka Luna Marceau (CV: Hisako Kanemoto)

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Lelei la Lelena (CV: Nao Toyama)

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Rory Mercury (CV: Risa Taneda)

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It’s complete title is Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, and it is set in modern day Japan when one day, a portal to another world suddenly opens in Tokyo and mysterious monsters and armies attack it. The JSDF however manages to beat back these other-worldly invaders and decide to explore this new world themselves. The series follows Yoji itami, a lieutenant in charge of the 3rd scouting party who seems to have developed some relationships with the local beauties, particularly an elf, a demi-god, and a sorceress.

he series is written by Takumi Yanai, an ex-JSDF officer, who put his experience in serving Japan’s Self Defense Force into the books he writes. The novels ended in 5 volumes in 2009 and were popular enough to even have its very own spin-off series.

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