Announced as being in production back in December 2014, the anime adaptation of the light novel series from Takumi Yanai Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land has gotten some new information. The series official YouTube channel has updated with a new promotional video to talk about the show and let some of the visuals from it shine while generally setting the tone for it. The series staff was also revealed with 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 for the series that will arrive in July 2015.
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
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.
The original promo: