‘Gate‘ Season 3 which is also known as Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri in Japanese, is a fantasy anime series that is based on a manga of the same name and a light novel. The light novels were written by Takumi Yanai and are illustrated by Daisuke Izuka and Kurojishi and were published for the first time on April 12, 2020.
The show featured an intriguing mixture of fantasy and action but will Gate season 3 ever happen? The last season came to an end in 2016. There is no doubt about the show’s popularity and fans now want to know when they can see the new upcoming season.
The major limitation of Gate Season 3 would be its shortage of source material. The first 2 seasons utilize only up to volume 5 of the original books. It means approximately half of the content remains unadapted.
Season 1 of the series was released 5 years after the publication of the light-novel series premiered on July 4, 2015. It soon became a super hit among fans. Season 2 premiered less than a year later, on January 9, 201. And now, fans want to know where has the third season reached in terms of the release and storyline.
The Gate anime is officially over according to the creators of A-1 Pictures. Manga is still running with the new volume of Gate Anime. You can read the latest manga to know the remaining plots of Gate.
Gate Anime has received mixed reviews. Some people are saying that it is filled with entertainment from the beginning to the end whereas, some reviews say it is plain shit.
- ‘GATE’ SEASON 3: WHEN WILL IT PREMIERE?
- ‘GATE’ SEASON 3: WHAT IS THE PLOT?
- MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE SHOW
- PRODUCTION CAST FOR THE NEW SEASON
- COULD FEATURE XENOMORPHS – BUT ALMOST CERTAINLY WON’T
- WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE ANIME SERIES?
- IS THERE ANY TRAILER YET?
- WHERE TO WATCH ONLINE?
- ENDING OF GATE ANIME
‘GATE’ SEASON 3: WHEN WILL IT PREMIERE?
Gate Season 2 Part 2 ended in 2016. The VFX team who worked on the first two seasons has also been hired for the third season. In 2017, Sentai Filmworks has stated that they were overwhelmed by the response to the show. They were hoping to finish the script in the fall of the same year. But nothing was heard later.
‘Gate’ Season 3 has yet to be officially announced by A-1 Pictures (Persona 5: TheAnimation – The Day Breakers). Unfortunately, It’s common for even a successful anime series to take a long time between seasons, with A-1’sown Blue Exorcist taking a six-year break between seasons 1 and 2.
Even though there hasn’t been any official announcement for season 3, fans are positive about the third season happening because there is plenty of time for the show creators to renew ‘Gate’. We can expect season 3 to come sometime this year or the upcoming Year 2022. Ler’s wait for the official announcement.
‘GATE’ SEASON 3: WHAT IS THE PLOT?
The show is a juxtaposition of the modern and fantasy world. One day in modern-day Tokyo, a portal from another world opened up, and through it, soldiers and monsters arrive in Japan, launching a full-scale invasion on Earth. On the other hand, Japan finds it hard to defend the invaders who quickly turn Ginza’s district into flames.
The show revolves around a character who is a 33-year-old man called Youji Itami, who is chosen to be a special reconnaissance team to the other side called the Special Region as part of the JSDF task force. While they explore the Special Region, Youji and his team, despite fighting and going through several attacks, start to selflessly aid the locals, including Princess Pina Co Lada, against an ancient and ruthless dragon and a band of marauders.
After this, the Japanese Self-Defence Forces decides to counterattack and push the invaders back to where they came from. After finally driving the invaders, the JSDF uses this opportunity to establish a forward operating base (FOB) on the other side of the ‘Gate’ so that they can prepare and negotiate with the invaders.
In the beginning, things started going the way Youji wanted. However, things changed for bad when he ended up discrediting Crown Prince Zorzal. Crown Prince takes it personally and makes a group against him. He takes command of the armies of the Special Region and decides to take revenge on Japan. He destroys the locals by tricking his troops to camouflage and wreak havoc on the locals to trigger them with anger so that he can declare an all-out war on Japan.
Even after this, the Japanese force does not exist feel daunted and plans a rescue mission to free Princess Pina Co Lada, Emperor Molt Sol Augustus, and anti-war senators from the Imperial Capital. The never-ending problem goes on for Japanese forces as they have to deal with Prince Zorzal and the Gate, which is the link between two different worlds.
MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE SHOW
Even though there are many characters in the anime series, But the main lead characters are Youji Itami, Princess Pina Co Lada, Rory Mercury, Lelei la Lalena, and Tuka Luna Marceau. Let’s understand their personalities in detail –
Yojuji Itami: Youji, the main character of the anime, is a 33-year old man who’s the First Lieutenant in the ISDF. Being the Third Recon Team leader, Youji is a member of a leading team.
Princess Pina Co Lada: Pina Co Lada is the daughter of Emperor Molto Sol Augustus. Princess is another main character in the story. After Youji and his crew started helping the locals generously, Princess Pina Co Lada saw the positive side the Japanese troops are trying to make and becomes the peacemaker between the Japanese and the authorities in the Special Region.
Rory Mercury: Rory is a demigoddess of the Special Region. She is another lead character in the show who is a follower of Emory, the god of violence, war, and death, known as the Reaper, Rory has a status for being very powerful in battle and shows no mercy to her enemies.
Lelei la Lalena: Lelei is a sage and a sorceress of the human race. He is the second follower of an elder sage named Cato. Lelei is a brilliant and knowledgeable person but rarely shows emotion.
Tuka Luna Marceau: Tuka is a descendant of a higher race of elves. She used to survive in the village of known until the dragon destroyed it, she was the single survivor of the attack and played an important role in the plot of this anime.
PRODUCTION CAST FOR THE NEW SEASON
The two main issues for the series have to be money and the confusing source material. Now given the numbers above, clearly creating a new season would mean a great financial incentive for the makers, so why the delay?
The high-budget anime series must have cast them approximately 500 million yen to create since it features heavy VFX work and numerous character and world designs. Plus, the show designs do have some huge production houses’ names attached to it, so it’s safe to say there should be no hurdle to create a new season.
COULD FEATURE XENOMORPHS – BUT ALMOST CERTAINLY WON’T
‘Gate’ was originally a self-published web novel series until It was picked up by a publisher. The anime series covered roughly the first half of the novel series, but season 3 is more likely to adopt the Gate: Weigh Anchor novels which focus on the Japan Maritime Self- Defense Forces instead of the JSDF. These novels are set 4 years after the gate was closed, but when it reopens Japan sends in the JMSDF to explore the other side.
One interesting fact about the novel series is that a portal is accidentally opened in a later volume that leads to the Xenomorph homeworld, with the creatures soon infesting the Special Region. It’s doubtful A-1 Pictures would be able to secure a deal to actually use elements from the Alien franchise for Gate season 3.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE ANIME SERIES?
If we go with what is there in the novel, then season 3 is more likely to adopt the “Gate”: Weigh Anchor novels, which focus on the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces instead of the JSDF. As mentioned earlier, JMSDF has gone on the other side of the world to explore.
However, something interesting happens in the novel series of the later volume that opens the portal to the Xenomorph homeworld with creatures soon infesting the Special Region. However, this will only happen when A-1 Pictures secures a place to use the Alien Franchise for Gate season 3.
IS THERE ANY TRAILER YET?
Though there is no official announcement for the release of Gate Season 3 a fan has released Gate Season Trailer –
WHERE TO WATCH ONLINE?
Gate is currently available on Crunchyroll, Prime Video, Hulu, and Netflix. So those who want to watch it can check it out there. We can hope that the new Gate Season 3 has a lot more to after than its last seasons.
The average rating on Crunchy roll for the series is 4.3/5 which is great.
ENDING OF GATE ANIME
in the ending, we saw Pina be crowned as queen of the imperial, on the occasion of which she vows to give her heart and soul to protect the kingdom and bring peace and prosperity. The nding also revealed many secret loves & confessions. We saw Bazes and Tomita have married, Beefeater and Shunya are in a relationship well as Sugawara and Sherry.
But what about Itami?
Well, he skips the Pina crown ceremony because he decides to attend a doujin convention which he missed earlier. The ending looks like a happy one but many serious questions are left unasnwered. One is the future of Itami, and what will become of him?
Not only you, but all are eagerly waiting for Gate Season 3. For such a great series, we can wait and hope for the best for its soon release. We will notify you as soon as the publisher announces the release date or any other information. Until, then If you have a query or we missed any information, Let me know in the comment section.
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