For example, they had the MC kill an enemy straight off using a blade across the throat, but they chose to use clothed male models rather than naked female models when an enemy army wanted to use psychological warfare to lure out the defenders. otherwise it's a very similar story line with different heroes facing up against other worldly creatures such as dragons, goblins and so forth. At the end of the day, the show offers some fairly thought-provoking perspectives from a Japanese man who saw his country and culture radically transformed by western military domination. The adaptation of the setting and plot isn't bad. The ending episode doesn't get to the Second Red Dragon fight, so it ends on a "to be continued vibe" rather than a big battle or something of that kind. It's a more gritty, historical, period in which sieges and aristocrats dominated military tactics. He represents what otakus worldwide wish they would be (kindhearted, with a job, nobody minds his sleazy hobbies, is super smart, a top soldier, all chicks want to have sex with him) and has no problems in his life other than missing the latest porn doujin because orcs invaded his manga store. other anime fans just like you.
However A-1 Pictures chose to use a tone adaptation and downgraded it to everyone or teenage ratings, which means some of the more crazy parts were cut out or modified. While at no point was I ever blown away by this creative pacing or content, the show maintains an entertaining nature from one episode to the next. There are no custom lists yet for this series. 514. Stream or Watch Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Dub) free online without advertisements on AnimeVibe | GATE（ゲート）自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 第2クール, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season, ['Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There! Both seasons of GATE are an adventure, if you like Shield Hero, elves, demi humans etc.
Many of its two-dimensional and seemingly flat characters have a great deal of relevance in the bigger picture of Japanese history, which is quite amusing given the heavily pro-Japanese propagandistic nature of the content. Quite surprisingly, this works pretty darn well. Both shows share the basic premise of an otaku getting sent to a strange, magical fantasy world by the military. Usually the synopsis, title, cover image, and average user ratings are the extent of what I expose myself to upfront, leaving my expectations completely open to whatever gets thrown my way. The hook of this show was a medieval civilization coming in contact with an advanced one. As the show moves along, the creeping influence of the JSDF on imperial culture start everyone against each other, vying for the favortism of the invading power, and the Japanese need to do little other than sit back and let the native actors sort out the conflict on their own. Story: When deciding to watch a show, I generally aim to have as little information going in as possible. Another aspect to this, however, which weaves itself cleverly into the writing, comes in the form of “Look how easily the natives throw away their culture when confronted with this materialism.” Japan hardly needs to lift a finger to utterly destroy the identity of the empire’s citizens. Founded in 2001 as the first anime & manga recommendation database. Three months after the attack, Youji has been tasked with leading a special recon team, as part of a JSDF task force, that will be sent to the world beyond the gate—now being referred to as the "Special Region."
Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami. It's a good mix between Isekai or stranger in a strange land fantasy (hero summons) and modern Japanese SDF and otaku cultures. As an odd conglomerate of several different genres and topics, pinning down its scope is rather difficult. The ingratiation of the western powers toward 19th and 20th century Japan parallels much of the insidiousness of the JSDF toward the natives, and one familiar with Japanese history might notice very striking parallels to the eradication of historical Japanese culture at Shiroyama with how the JSDF crushes native resistance.
Whether that's because of the military setting or because of the medieval setting, it's hard to pinpoint. But the boy's solitary life soon comes to an end when he's hired as an ambassador to a newly-discovered world, where the only job criteria is to be a hardcore otaku! China wishes to use it for population offloading, Japan for natural resources not available on its own islands to create independence from the rest of the world, the US for maintenance of its hegemony, etcetera. And of course all females in the show are there just for otaku pandering, to be saved by our noble heroes and then turn into their waifus. The thing I find differing both shows is that Gate has much cuter girls, but they're also there in Overlord too. As they both feature a Isekai fantasy stories where the main characters have to adapt to the new world so that they stand a chance at surviving their missions. How will they interact, solve their differences, coexist, and learn from each other? If A-1 wants to get mainstream ratings, they can moderate the explicit content, but cutting or removing the material like this won't get them the hardcore support of the hard liners. As my quality compass has honed a bit over the years, I am fairly apt at picking out “decent” series these days, and on occasion stumble across the good or the great. This is what I meant by self-indulgence, since there is no attempt to make both sides grey. On one hand this seems primitive and stupid, and yet there’s an underlying honor of “death before slavery” amongst the GATE’s bad actors which is understandable in the greater context of what Japan does to “win” the war. Sure the JSDF are all too-good-to-be-true soldiers in terms of their real life aptitude (for example, in the real world many good soldiers on Itami’s level are enticed into not-good roles – take a look at Timothy McVeigh outside the mainstream narrative if you’re interested in what goes on) but they’re not terribly interesting beyond that. Anime-Planet is a site run by fans, for fans. Stream or Watch Divine Gate (Dub) free online without advertisements on AnimeVibe | ディバインゲート, Divine Gate, ['ディバゲ'] Sypnosis : The legend of the Divine Gate is a story told to young children that depicts the merging of the living world, the heavens, and the underworld. either way both animes are a good watch and are equally recomended, however i am expecting gate to be a new contender for best anime 2015. a lot of similarity in both anime. Watch anime online in HD quality with English dubbed or subbed for free without any ads, Manage anime list and more. Putting this angle aside (and let’s be clear, there’s absolutely no shame in it pulling the nationalist angle), the show knows what it wants to be and makes no attempts at hiding it. The manner in which the different side characters interact with this greater narrative is quite good, and reminiscent of not just Japan post World War II, but also Germany and the Ottomans post World War I. I could go on a bit more, but I think my point is aptly stated. Though one is virtual and one is physical.. Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! Founded in 2001 as the first anime & manga recommendation database.
He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. There are no real protagonists in the show outside the on-the-ground Japanese soldiers, which carves out a bleaker undertone hidden amidst some of its more serious scenes than the show is willing to outright state. the only difference is the rising of the shield hero tends to be a bit darker to watch shading wise whereas Gate has a much brighter ability to see what you're viewing. That's the kind of thing I mean by "tone change". She realizes, at this point, that her empire and everything she knows is dead. ... Ikebukuro West Gate Park. The source material would be rated seinen, as in dealing with mature themes from the 20-30 age grouping. Food for thought for all those who simply watch and say “Ugh, I hate nationalism!” Notice: This review covers both seasons. Animation: Essentially, this is an anime that belongs in the pre-WW2 era, when everything animated in Japan was military propaganda. Anime-Planet users recommend these anime for fans of GATE. On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. In the same manner that Wotakoi never truly aims to be a serious romance, and yet underwrites a potent romance beneath its comedic layers, GATE masquerades as action-flicked, parody-packed comedy with just enough underlying drama to give it depth. A-1 pictures in the past have done similar changes to the licensed source material of other series, which I didn't think were particularly good or wise. A gate appears out of nowhere in Shibuya, Tokyo, and all kinds of creatures come charging in: orcs, trolls, goblins, wyverns -- and they begin attacking passers by.